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50-megapixel Canon 5Ds DSLRs to be announced this March

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50-megapixel Canon 5Ds DSLRs to be announced this March

Canon is expected to announce its DSLR cameras with 50-megapixel full frame image sensors sometime in March, which means that the devices will not show up at CP+ 2015.

Update (January 27): A different, but highly-reliable source is now stating that the 5Ds will be announced on February 6, before the start of CP+ 2015!

There were lots of voices stating that Canon would replace the 5D Mark III in 2014. However, more reliable sources have said that the 5D Mark IV will actually be revealed during the first half of 2015.

Recently, the rumor mill has stated that Canon will introduce a trio of successors to the 5D Mark III.

One of them will be called 5D Mark IV and will have a similar, low-megapixel sensor as its predecessor. On the other hand, the other two will be called something like Canon 5Ds and will employ 50-megapixel or higher sensors, with and without an anti-aliasing filter.

Now, a new source is saying that the big-megapixel shooters will become official in March, meaning that they will not be present at the CP+ Camera & Photo Imaging Show 2015.

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Canon 5D Mark III will be replaced by three cameras, two of them featuring 50-megapixel sensors. They will be announced this March.

Two Canon 5Ds cameras with 50-megapixel sensors rumored to be revealed in March

It appears that the previous rumors are true and that the so-called Canon 5Ds will definitely be available in two versions.

One 50-megapixel model will feature an optical low-pass filter, while the other one will not. The same business model was previously adopted by Nikon in the D800 and D800E. However, the newer D810 replaces both units and does not have an OLPF.

As the new source is pointing out the fact that the DSLRs are coming in March, we cannot help but to remember that a different source has said that two Canon big-megapixel cameras will be announced during the first quarter of 2015. Most gossip talks said that the company will introduce these shooters sometime in the first half of the year.

The same source has said that the price of the shooters will be placed somewhere around the $4,000 mark.

What to expect from Canon at CP+ 2014?

As stated above, the 50-megapixel 5Ds DSLRs will not become official at CP+ 2015. However, the Japanese manufacturer will be present at this major event taking place in mid-February.

Canon will most likely introduce the sought-after EF 11-24mm f/4L USM wide-angle zoom lens and a new Rebel-series camera, most likely consisting of the 750D (and the 760D variant).

Either way, there is some exciting news ahead for the EOS fans, so stay tuned!

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