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1D Mark V Information [CR1]

1D Mark V Information [CR1]

1D Mark V Featureset Rumors
I received an email today outlining additional features of the upcoming 1D Mark V. Please note I do not yet have a [CR3] confirmation of a 1D Mark V being announced in August.

  • The 1D Mark V will have “built-in cropping”. You will be able to choose between full frame (32.4 mp), APS-H (27 mp) and APS-C (21 mp).
  • You can buy additional focusing screens to emulate cropping.
  • The fps are linked to the cropping factor. You can get 8.4 fps with APS-C and only 3.1 fps with full frame.
  • sRAW1 and sRAW2 is possible to speed up fps.
  • Burst mode will give you a max of 10.1 fps depending on the image size and buffer.
  • Expect some video tweaks.
  • RAW video was only enabled for the engineers.
  • Either a 24-70 II (no IS) or a 35 II will be announced with it.
CR’s Take
This is a BIG [CR1], rumor stuff is starting to heat up. I am going to post stuff that has at least ideas that are plausible.
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A Very Detailed 1D Mark V Spec List [CR1]

A Very Detailed 1D Mark V Spec List [CR1]

1D Mark V
It’s rare to see a spec list such as the one below. It goes down the same path as most information coming in. The 1D & 1Ds will be merged into the 1D Mark V. The 1Ds will be replaced by a more studio oriented camera and called something else.

Specs of the 1D MK V

  • Image ratio w:h 3:2
  • Effective pixels 32,2 megapixels
  • Sensor photo detectors 32.5 megapixels
  • Sensor size Full frame (36 x 24 mm)
  • Sensor type CMOS
  • Processor Digic 5
  • ISO 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800 (50, 25600, 51200 and 102400 Hi)
  • White balance presets 8
  • Custom white balance Yes
  • Image stabilization No
  • Uncompressed format RAW JPEG quality levels Fine,
  • Normal (can have ratios programmed)
  • Autofocus Contrast Detect (sensor), Phase Detect, Multi-area, Selective single-point, Single, Continuous, Face Detection, Live View
  • Digital zoom No
  • Manual focus Yes
  • Number of focus points 45
  • Lens mount Canon EF mount
  • Focal length multiplier 1.0×
  • Articulated LCD Fixed
  • Screen size 3.2″
  • Screen dots 1.200,000
  • Touch screen No Live view Yes
  • Viewfinder type Optical (pentaprism)
  • Viewfinder coverage 100 %
  • Viewfinder magnification 0.76×
  • Minimum shutter speed 30 sec
  • Maximum shutter speed 1/8000 sec
  • Aperture priority Yes
  • Shutter priority Yes
  • Manual exposure mode Yes
  • Subject / scene modes No
  • Built-in flash No
  • External flash Yes (Hot-shoe plus Sync connector)
  • Flash modes External / Radio Controlled
  • Continuous drive Yes (9.1 fps)
  • Self-timer Yes (2 or 10 sec)
  • Metering modes Multi Center-weighted, Spot
  • Exposure compensation ±3 EV (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
  • AE Bracketing ±3 (3 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
  • WB Bracketing Yes (3 frames in either blue/amber or magenta/green axis)
  • Format H.264
  • Audio channels Stereo
  • Clips Yes (1920 x 1080 (120, 60, 30, 25, 24 fps, 1280 x 720 (120, 60, 50 fps), 640 x 480 (120, 60, 50 fps))
  • HD Modes 1920 x 1080 (120, 60, 30, 25, 24 fps, 1280 x 720 (120, 60, 50 fps), 640 x 480 (120, 60, 50 fps) FPS 1920 x 1080 (120, 60, 30, 25, 24 fps, 1280 x 720 (120, 60, 50 fps), 640 x 480 (120, 60, 50 fps)
  • Storage types Compact Flash (Type I or II), UDMA, SD/SDHC card
  • Storage included None
  • USB USB 3.0
  • HDMI Yes
  • Remote control Yes (N3 connector)
  • Environmentally sealed Yes
  • Battery Battery Pack
  • Battery description Lithium-Ion LP-E4 rechargeable battery & charger
  • Battery Life (CIPA) 1500
  • Weight (inc. batteries) 1228 g
  • Dimensions 157 x 159 x 80 mm
  • Orientation sensor Yes
  • Timelapse recording Yes (by cable and PC)
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5D Mark III, 1D Mark V & 1Ds Mark IV Tidbits

5D Mark III, 1D Mark V & 1Ds Mark IV Tidbits

Announcement(s) Soon
I’ll be posting more of the random stuff I get daily. Things are starting to heat up a bit as announcement season is nearly upon us.

Random Info:

  • Canon Australia has sent CPS management to Singapore for product training. [CR2]
  • Any Canon announcement will come after Nikon’s announcement on August 24, 2011. [CR2]
  • 5D Mark III’s are in the wild and an announcement is imminent [CR1]
  • 1D Mark IV’s are out of stock or hard to come by in certain countries. A retailer in New Zealand actually said they won’t be getting any more. [CR1]
  • 1Ds Mark IV resolution correction, I’m told it will actually be 36mp.
That’s it from today.
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1Ds Mark IV/1D Mark V Spec List [CR1]

1Ds Mark IV/1D Mark V Spec List [CR1]

Numbers!
Spec lists have been few and far between for any upcoming DSLR, this is the first one I’ve seen in a while. The commenter didn’t know if this was going to be branded 1D or 1Ds.

Specifications:

  • 32mp CMOS (Full Frame)
  • Evolved 45 point AF system (current 1D4)
  • Dual DIGIC 5
  • CF & SD Slots
  • New Battery
  • 3,7,9 fps
  • ISO Range 50-102,400
  • Ergonomic Changes
  • 100% VF
  • 3.2″ LCD (Highest Resolution Ever)
  • Improved AF in LiveView
  • Unknown Movie Mode and specifications
  • Unknown if there will be a wireless flash commander
  • In camera software feature upgrades

I expect a lot of these in the next month or so.

Announcement Date?
I’ve heard 2 different dates so far. I do expect multiple announcements dates for PowerShot and EOS.

August 18, 2011. I don’t recall the last Canon announcement to happen on a Thursday. Most, if not all are on a Monday/Tuesday depending on where you are on the planet.

August 30, 2011. This would come after Nikon’s announcements.

I don’t see September 6, 2011 as a possibility due to the long September weekend.

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1D Mark V [CR1]

1D Mark V [CR1]

No 1Ds, however……
I’m told a mid September announcement for a 1D Mark V. It will be a full frame high fps camera that will lead to the amalgamation of the 1Ds/1D line.

Availability for the camera will be at the end of October.

The camera will have a “digital cropping mode”.

CR’s Take
Lots of talk about this, I’ve yet to see anything definitive. Though it makes a lot of sense to me.

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1D Mark IV for $4999 @ B&H

A Random Roadmap: Lenses & Bodies [CR1]

A Random Roadmap: Lenses & Bodies [CR1]

I received a roadmap of sorts recently. The information went on to describe what’s going on with a few of the new lenses supposedly coming from Canon, as well as some camera body information.

135 f/2L II
There is a replacement in development, and a prototype exists. However, it is not slated for release for a year or two. The current 135L sells well, and is very high performance.

35 f/1.4L II
The prototype exists and is slated for a 2011 announcement.

24-70 f/2.8L II
Apparently 5 versions of this lens exist. A few even have IS. It is slated for a 2011 announcement. The patent we’ve seen says no IS.

300 f/4L IS II
Expect this lens to arrive sometime in 2011 or early 2012. If what is mentioned next is true, then f/4 lenses may become more in demand as photographers aim to carry a lighter camera bag.

APS-H & ISO
The 1.3 crop will be going away. All cameras going forward will be APS-C and full frame. The ISO performance of upcoming cameras from Canon will be industry leading. This is in part because of sensor technology advancements as well as DIGIC V.

CR’s Take
All of this is pretty plausible. I do expect Canon to have a couple of surprises up their sleeves. We’ve seen that recently with the zoom fisheye and the 200-400 with the 1.4 teleconverter built in.

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1D & 1Ds Rumors [CR1]

1D & 1Ds Rumors [CR1]

DPR Rumor Fun
[NL] posted a link to a fun DPR rumor. I don’t post them often, but I’ve heard similar sort of stuff previously.

heard from canon themselves september release full frame 28mp, 10fps, digic v, new auto focus, 1.3 crop mode. 1ds replacement is into medium format around 42mp in a more compact body to competition set for end of year with 5dIII at 24.1mp and 7 fps

From DPR

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5D3, 1D5 and 1Ds4 Timeline [CR1]

5D3, 1D5 and 1Ds4 Timeline [CR1]

Lots of variables.
There is lots of stuff flooding in about the 5D3, 1Ds4 and 1D5.

1D Mark V
It’s been said before, but a new 1D in 2011. Announced in the June/July timeframe. Full frame this time around.

5D Mark III
I received 2 different announcement dates. September timeframe and in the 28mp range from a decent source and 30mp and June from an unknown source.

1Ds Mark IV
Another person in the camp of the 1Ds4 being in 2012. 40+ mp and announced in very late 2011 or early 2012. The gist of the comment was the “1Ds” moniker will be discontinued.

CR’s Take
Stuff is starting to flow in again, there will be some truths buried in all of it. A camera announcement of some kind is on the near horizon. As always, I’ll keep digging.

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What next?

What next?

What Now?
I took a day off to clear the head. It was much needed.

After nothing showed up Wednesday, we look to the future of the Canon lineup. I’ll rank what I have as far as information on the next bodies and lenses.

DSLRs

  1. 5D Mark III or Similar - The hype machine is building every day. Everyone is ready for their next full frame body. We’ve had Q3/Q4 2011 for a long while for the camera. 28mp and 7D af were the latest specs. We always hear “raw video” as well.
  2. 1Ds Mark IV or Similar - Everyone is wondering where it is, and there is next to zero information about it. All I’ve been told from very good people is late 2011 or even into 2012 for any type of announcement.
  3. 1D Mark V – It’s been suggested a couple of times we’d see this camera before a 1Ds Mark IV.
  4. New Body i.e. 3D – We had a recent full frame rumor, it has yet to come to fruition.

There’s going to be some significant changes in the Canon DSLR lineup over the next year I think. I know the mention of a 5D Mark III makes some people hyperventilate.

Lenses

  1. 24-70 f/2.8 II - It’s coming, the patent exists. When? Makes sense to arrive with a 5D Mark III. All the signs point to no IS in the lens.
  2. 35 f/1.4L II – It seems to be wanted, although I love the current one. I haven’t heard anything about it in a while.
  3. 50 f/1.2L II – More talk about this lens than you’d think. Not sure what to make of the chatter. It has a bit of bad PR with its focus shift.
  4. 24-105 f/4L II – Upgraded IS and the new kit lens for the 5D3.
  5. 135 f/1.8L – Speed up and replace an absolute classic lens in the 135 f/2L? It’s constantly talked about.
  6. 200 f/3.5L IS Macro – The big macro is getting replaced, it’s a nice niche lens they don’t need large scale manufacturing for.
  7. 90 f/2.8L Tilt-Shift – Another lens they’d be smart to upgrade. There’s a lot of tilt-shift portrait work going on.
  8. 17-40 f/4L IS - An ultra wide angle lens with IS is missing from the EF lineup, Nikon has one.

I’ve said 2011 would be a big lens year for Canon. I still stand behind that. Although, lenses are always harder to get information on than camera bodies.

Bear in mind this list is an accumulation of things I’ve been sent.

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Land of Crazy not so Crazy? [CR1.5]

Land of Crazy not so Crazy? [CR1.5]

Maybe not so crazy
I posted the craziest rumor of the week on Sunday, it didn’t seem at all plausible to me.

One person in particular wrote in saying it may not be that far off. Such a camera was apparently discussed with him/her before Christmas.

Spec List!

  • - New small body FF
  • - Pro AF (45 point same as Eos 1D MKIV)
  • - 16.7 MP
  • - 6 FPS (booster with extra batterygrip up to 9fps)
  • - ISO 100-12800 (L50 / H102400)
  • - Single CF slot
  • - Video as Eos 7D
  • - Msrp $ 4,399

What I was told was the MSRP was way off, the rest of it was relatively on the mark. A CP+ announcement was unknown, as the source was told it would be announced at the end of February.

5D Mark III / 1Ds Mark IV
As most people know, the 5D Mark II completely killed the 1Ds Mark III sales numbers. The same source explains that Canon will move the 5D Mark III into the territory of flagship resolution camera and the 1D Mark IV/V will be the flagship “pro” body. The 1Ds Mark IV will be something completely different, yes, another person saying it.

CR’s Take
The whole Canon DSLR lineup is due for a big shake up, all of this info points to that. I’m not going to commit to all of this being true, but there’s an awful lot of people saying the same thing.

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