TogTech has been following the trail of the rumored Canon 5D Mark III for a while now–all of which were specs and other updates on paper. And for the first time, Apertureacademy’s Stephen Oachs announced that he spotted a 5D Mark III prototype in Kenya, Africa.
In the blog post, Oachs writes that he met a Japanese man who is working for Canon and was in-field testing the new 200-400mm and 600mm Canon prototype lenses.
“What I also noticed was a Canon camera body that I hadn’t seen before. You can see it in the photos I took…I see the “Q” button located by the big wheel on the right, which on the 7D is currently located on the top left. The battery grip seems to have a joystick. I also noticed a “Rate” button…hrm, any ideas?” Oach said.
Although, others think that this is not the Canon 5D Mark III but the Canon EOS 7D Mark II.
“In my analysis, it looks like a Canon EOS 7D mk II — most of the buttons on the back and top match the current 7D… the thing that is baffling to most people is the lack of popup flash seen – which is why many are saying this is the Canon EOS 5D Mark III – but I seriously doubt it – unless they’ve abandoned much of the Canon EOS 5D Mark II setup,” Planet5D writes on its blog.
In our recent rumor mill, the 5D Mark III is a 20+ MP camera with 5 fps, 19 auto focus points, Digic 5 processor, GPS, and eye control autofocus.
What do you think? Is this the Canon 5D Mark III or the EOS 7D Mark II? You be the judge in the photos below.