updated 06:45 pm EST, Thu March 1, 2012
Authenticity of spec sheet remains unclear
A broader range of potential specifications for Canon's EOS 5D Mark III camera may have leaked ahead of schedule. Corroborating earlier rumors, a leaked spec sheet posted on Canon Rumors suggests the DSLR will be outfitted with a 22-megapixel sensor and 61-point autofocus system. Fresh details point to a new Digic 5+ image processor, rather than the company's existing Digic 5 chip, and an ISO range that tops out at 102400.
Other rumored specs include 100-percent viewfinder coverage, a 3.2-inch LCD, dual slots for CF and SD cards, and 1080p video recording at ISO levels up to 25600. Users are also said to be able to take advantage of an HDR capture mode, silent and low-vibration modes, and improved durability and weather resistance.
Just days ago, the camera was allegedly spotted and photographed in the wild. Canon is rumored to be holding launch events in Singapore and France, as early as tomorrow, however official details have yet to be confirmed.