Archive for the ‘Canon 1D Mark 4’ Category

*UPDATE* This & That

*UPDATE* This & That

From Germany
I received a price list from a German dealer today, omitted on the price list was the 1Ds Mark III and 1D Mark IV. The dealer is a pro dealer.

5D Mark II Crazy Price
Best Buy dumping 5D Mark II’s for what appears to be below cost.

Visit Best Buy 5D Mark II Listing

Canon Australia bug or more?
The 5D Mark II is listed twice on the Canon Australia web site, it wasn’t like this a little while ago. A placeholder or a mistake?

*UPDATE* It was pointed out to me that if you click the second 5D Mark II link, the URL says “6D” at the end. *thanks Mike*

Nothing else too crazy today.


Firmware – 1D Mark IV 1.1.0

Firmware – 1D Mark IV 1.1.0

Changes in this firmware
Firmware Version 1.1.0 incorporates the following improvements and fixes:

  1. Improves writing/reading speeds when using UDMA 7-compatible CF cards.
  2. Fixes a phenomenon where the ability to shoot movies may be stopped under the following conditions:
  • When using high-capacity (32 GB or greater) CF cards with little available space remaining and the user attempts to start shooting movies; or
  • When the camera’s battery is removed and reinserted into the camera and the user immediately attempts to start shooting movies.
  1. Corrects misspellings in the menu screens displayed in Arabic and Portuguese languages (applies to models outside of the the Japanese market only).

Firmware Version 1.1.0 is for cameras with firmware up to Version 1.0.8. If the camera’s firmware is already Version 1.1.0, it is not necessary to update the firmware.

Check the firmware section on the Canon USA Site: Canon USA

thanks Steve



New 60D Firmware Coming?

Firmware 1.0.8 for the 60D

A reader reports buying 2 60D’s and each camera had a different firmware version. One camera was 1.0.5, the other was 1.0.8.

I expect any 60D firwmare update will be “phenomenon” fixes.

1D Mark IV Firmware
I’ve been told again that new firmware for the 1D4 is in the pipeline. A feature or 2 may be added which has delayed development.


1D Mark IV Firmware Coming Soon?

New firmware for the sports flagship?
I received word that we can expect a firmware update for the 1D Mark IV sometime in November. It’s said to have general bug fixes and will improve autofocus performance in some situations.

It was also noted that there would be “no significant features added”.


New DSLR Video Products Tomorrow

From Vincent Laforet

NAB 2010 kicks off tomorrow – and you should expect some pretty fantastic announcements from a wide variety of companies. I know of quite a few – but am sworn to secrecy for at least another 12 hours or so.

For those of you who could not make it out to the city of sin for this conference – know that a lot of the buzz here surrounds the HD DSLR and “convergence” worlds. Very exciting times. I can’t wait to share a lot of what I know with you very shortly. Zeiss, RedRock Micro, Lite Panels, Marshall Electronics, Canon and many many more have some very exciting announcement to make tomorrow!

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From Canon, it could be the remotes we were told about.

Adobe has announced Creative Suite 5
Check out all the info about the new suite from adobe.


1D Mark IV – Camera of the Year

From Engadget
The 1D Mark IV has become the camera of the year at Engadget! Thousands and thousands of people that have never used any of the cameras on the list have made it so. :)

Congrats Canon!


1D Mark IV Review – DPReview

Just Posted1D Mark IV
DPR has just posted their review of the 1D Mark IV.

The Final Word (From DPR)
A lot has already been said about the 1D Mark IV, both by people who have tested it and those who have tried to weigh it up against the D3S and that kind of nit-picking makes it easy to overlook what an astonishing camera it is. And looked at from a neutral perspective, both it and the Nikon are unmistakably the best sports cameras that modern technology allows.

Its talents are slightly different to those of D3S but its strengths will be a great asset to many people – the smaller sensor that prevents it competing at the very highest ISOs delivers the kind of extra reach that many touchline shooters will appreciate. Frankly there’s more to both cameras than just their high ISO performance and, while the Mark IV isn’t the best high ISO camera on the market, it’s still an exceptionally good one. From the point-of-view of the tasks it was built to tackle, there is nothing that can touch the detailed, high resolution images that it can deliver ten times a second.

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Rebel T2i Availability & 1D Mark IV Stock

Rebel T2i in Canada
Apparently Canon Canada has told dealers to expect initial shipments next week. Canon Canada also claims to have a lot of them available. There are high expectations for the camera sales wise.

Thanks MBE

Adorama currently has some 1D Mark IV’s in stock.

Buy a Mark IV @ Adorama


*SOLD OUT* 1D Mark IV In Stock @ B&H

That lasted exactly one hour before being sold out.

1D Mark IV’s appear to be in stock for the time being at B&H.

Buy a Mark IV Here


Sensors & Lenses!

From DXOMark
DXOMark has released their findings for the Nikon D3s and Canon 1D Mark IV.

Canon 1D Mark IV vs Nikon D3s

It’s about a wash between the 2 cameras outside of what we already knew. The high ISO performance is superior out of the camera on the D3s and it’s lower megapixel/larger sensor.

Again, take it for what its worth.

Read More: Direct Comparison

Read More: Canon 1D Mark IV

Read More: Nikon D3s

Canon EF 70-200 f/2.8L IS II
The lens will retail for $2499 USD. I’m still searching for places in North America to preorder this thing. I have yet to see pricing in Canada.

thanks Skip & Adam