5D Mark III (3D, 6D) Demands

UPDATE 2/3/2012: WE GOT WHAT WE WANTED: http://fakechuckwestfall.wordpress.com/2012/03/02/introducing-the-canon-eos-5d-mark-iii/



To: Canon Inc., Japan
Attn: Mr. Masaya Maeda
Director and Chief Executive of Image Communication Products Operations.

Dear Mr. Maeda,

All of the undersigned hereby respectfully request your fucking attention for the following:

We've been waiting for over 3 fucking years now for a mid-range full frame DSLR from Canon Inc. with acceptable image quality and a working no-nonsense autofocus system. Nikon has had one since 2008 (D700) and we see no acceptable reason why Canon can't have one too. Needless to say, we're getting fucking tired of waiting now. We know an update for the 5D Mark II is due this year, and this is what we DEMAND to see in the update (anything extra is welcome):

  • 16MP (at least) full frame sensor at least 2 stops noise improvement, no more fucking banding, shadow noise and no black dot horseshit like on the 5D Mark II!
  • ISO 50 - 102400. (as good as Nikon D3s or better)
  • 45-point AF system from the 1D Mark 4, including Spot-AF like in the 7D. (Nikon D700 has 51-point from the D3)
  • 7D/1D4 metering system.
  • At least 5 FPS. 8 with battery grip. (like the D700)
  • 100% Viewfinder coverage.
  • Swivel screen.
  • Buffer for 20 RAW shots at least.
  • 1/1000 flash sync speed.
  • 7D style weather sealing.
  • -5 to 5 EV exposure compensation.
  • At least 5 image exposure bracketing for HDR.
  • Light Peak connection support.
  • Video features that'll make Vincent Laforet, eternal peace and blessings be upon him, happy (check with him pls kthx).
  • An anti-sensordust system that actually fucking works, so that Thomas Hawk can increase his productivity by a factor of at least 10 leaving him with more time to complain about Flickr.
  • Price: $2700 (like the fucking D700).

We want this pronto, ya hear!!? If you fuckers fail to deliver this year we're going to fucking come to Japan, we're going to find your goddamn office and we're going to make you understand in a very physical way exactly how much we need these features. This will NOT be a pleasant experience for ALL of us, so we implore you to take this petition into serious and urgent consideration.

For more information visit http://fakechuckwestfall.wordpress.com

Listen to a conference call with Masaya Maeda on Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=57XSsI66bSk


Image shown: A car belonging to a frustrated Korean photographer. The text on those banners translates to: “Camera that is a piece of trash – Canon EOS 1D Mark 3”

Sincerely, The Undersigned    Contact the author of the petition