Mystery Canon DSLR Spotted in the Wild

January 26, 2012 | Mark Goldstein | 7 Comments | |
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A mysterious new Canon DSLR has been spotted in the wilds of Africa. As well as snapping the local wildlife, Stephen Oachs of the website Aperture Academy also photographed what could potentially be the new 5D Mark III, 5D X or the 7D Mark II whilst on safari in Kenya. Being used by a Canon employee, the new camera looks rather like a cross between the existing 5D Mark II and 7D models. Only time will tell if this very polished prototype ever sees the light of day…

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#1 DB

Definitely 5D.
Why ? Simply no build-in flash !!

4:25 pm - Friday, January 27, 2012

#2 Chaitanya Shukla

Look at that battery grip, finally a second joystick
to control AF points. I am selling my 7D to make way for 7D mk II. Love it.

7:59 pm - Saturday, January 28, 2012


You have to know that they've got several irons in the fire. Every control within easy reach. It's got blue markings on the back left and white on the right. something looks different by the hot shoe. The red strap could be an I.D. tag. White lens too!
Nice work if you can get it!

9:30 pm - Saturday, January 28, 2012

#4 Matt Grayson

The lenses were a new 600mm and a 200-400mm according to the website.

4:22 pm - Monday, January 30, 2012


The old commercial saying that the white lens stays cooler in the sun, my reply to that was, "what about in the colder seasons, doesn't it average out?" No response, but I haven't heard that claim used anymore. It does look like some nice glass though, there's no denying that! ... Matt, what's your impression of the body?

8:05 pm - Monday, January 30, 2012

#6 Wedding Photographer

It certainly looks like a new version on the 5D, i do hope it has an udgraded focusing system

11:17 pm - Wednesday, February 1, 2012


While we all would like to think that the new model will have the options that each of us think will be "the best", it is entirely possible that there may be more than "one" new model. Maybe Canon is looking at the "broader picture" and they very well could be coming out with two or three new models. Thereby satisfying two or three times the amount of photographers. It may not be as hard a task as we would think, as this is beyond the Jig & Die areas of production, It's closer to the finished product and may even be in the "software" areas of production.

5:13 pm - Thursday, February 2, 2012