This is an interesting rumor to come across my desk this morning. The latest buzz coming out of the Canon rumor mill is that the next 5D series update will actually be three separate bodies (a’la D300/D300s, A7/A7r/A7s, etc).

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The new report comes to us via Canon Rumors, which states what that in addition to a standard ‘5D Mark IV‘, there will be 2 other cameras, which will share the name ‘5DS‘ – the difference being one would have an AA filter, and the other would not.

According to the report, the two ‘5DS‘ models would feature the rumored high-megapixel sensor that we have been hearing so much about, while the standard named ‘5D Mark IV‘ would feature a more standard ‘lower megapixel’ sensor (probably in the 24-30mp range).

The rumor goes on to state that according to its sources, there are currently NO PLANS for an EOS-1 D high megapixel offering. Things could be heating up in Canon-land, if these rumors turn out to be legit. I, for one, am very interested in seeing how this all plays out.

What are your thoughts on this new 5D Mark III replacement(s) rumor update? It seems to be working for Sony; do you think it is a wise decision by Canon to emulate that? Leave a comment below and let us know what you think!

[via Canon Rumors]