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Canon EOS-1D C vs Nikon D5 for 4K Video

By Canon Rumors | January 10, 2016

Canon EOS-1D C vs Nikon D5 for 4K Video

Which flagship DSLR is better for 4K video recording, the released in 2012 Canon EOS-1D C, or the recently announced Nikon D5?

Andrew at EOSHD says the Canon EOS-1D C is still the superior 4K DSLR for cinematographers.

This time it’s a win for Canon. Although it was released nearly 4 years ago in 2012 the Canon 1D C remains superior to the current Nikon D5 flagship for 4K, which I find puzzling because technology goes a very long way in 4 years. Read the full comparison

There is a ton of talk about 4K in Canon’s next generation of full frame cameras, namely the EOS-1D X Mark II, which will have it and the EOS 5D Mark IV, which is still up in the air. There just hasn’t been any reliable information about whether or not Canon will put 4K into the EOS 5D Mark IV. If Nikon hasn’t implemented 4K as well as Canon did 4 years ago, that would be quite an interesting development and may be telling about 4K development in DSLRs going forward.

Based on specifications, do you agree with EOSHD’s assessment of the EOS-1D C vs D5?

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