Archive for the ‘Canon 1D Xs’ Category
Two new full frame cameras coming?
We see talk of two new full frame cameras coming in 2014 with availability in the early part of 2015. It’s mentioned that the EOS 5D Mark III would move up the spec ladder once again, but wouldn’t be the camera for “total image quality”. That would be saved for studio based EOS-1 body that is coming next year.
There is no chance of an EOS-3D according to this report. Although medium format is “still an option”. This information apparently comes from a higher end dealer presentation that occurred in Japan.
This is the first mention we’ve seen for an EOS 5D Mark IV. If two new full frame cameras are on the horizon and one is an EOS-1DXs type of body, what could the other one be? I’m willing to wager the EOS 6D won’t be replaced before the EOS 5D Mark III or EOS-1D X.
I assume he above report doesn’t consider the Cinema EOS branded EOS-1D C as one of the “full frame” cameras.
Dual Pixel technology more than just AF?
NL reports that they’ve been told to expect even more new features from Canon’s Dual Pixel technology other than autofocus. Currently the tech appears in the EOS 70D and will also appear in an upgraded EOS C100. Will the C300 get a similar upgrade?
Apparently dual pixel design will need the latest generation of processing (DIGIC 6/7?) technology to realize its full potential. The benefits of this alongside new CODECS will be seen in the next Cinema EOS cameras and possibly in new high end DSLRs.
The video and stills segments of the professional lineup will get upgrades in 2014. Cinema EOS will get it first, and possibly be shown in April at NAB 2014 in Las Vegas. DSLRs will get it in the second half of the year and will most likely be shown at Photokina 2014 in Cologne, Germany.
New EOS-1 to launch in 2014
According to NL, Canon plans to launch a new EOS-1 in 2014, around the same time as a rumored Nikon D4x. This camera will be Canon’s first foray into the high megapixel realm for a DSLR. There will also be lenses to match launching at the same time as an EOS-1D Xs (name to be decided).
Apparently Canon does not want to launch this new camera the same way they did with the EOS-1D X. If you remember, Canon announced their flagship before Nikon’s D4, only to watch the D4 get announced and begin shipping before we actually saw an EOS-1D X at retailers.
A new pro body
Suggestions of a new EOS-1 body to be announced in Q2 of 2014 have surfaced. No detailed specs have been given for the camera, which shouldn’t be shocking this far out from an unveiling. Before the announcement, the EOS-1D X will receive a price drop and the new EOS-1 body would come at a $2000 premium. One would expect it to have a large megapixel sensor at least.
The camera wouldn’t ship until well into 2014. Apparently this information is being passed around to select “pro” dealers.
A Q2 announcement would fall in line with the World Cup in Brazil as a testing ground.
A Bigger LCD?
We were told that Canon is currently testing a 3.5″ screen on the next generation EOS-1 body. The screen has multi-touch capabilities and higher resolution than the current 3.2″ LCDs.
Outside of that, more mentions of various mp sensors in testing. Still the same 39mp and 44mp numbers we’ve heard previously.
It exists, but will it come to market?
We have confirmed that a test camera with around 80mp is definitely in the wild. A few things to note about the camera. It’s apparently in an EOS-1 body and has a larger than 3.2″ LCD on the back. The camera also apparently shoots at a very high frame rate.
What we can’t confirm is if this test mule is actually going to be a consumer product. We imagine there are various sensors currently out there. We’re told via a third party that Canon could announce this new EOS-1 before the end of 2013, however it would not be shipping until 2014.
More to come…
A New 4K DSLR?
PB has posted that a new Canon DSLR will be announced at the end of August. It will be 44.7mp and be capable of 4K video recording.
Also from Photography Bay
“Additionally, the camera will have a dedicated port for attaching an electronic viewfinder. While the source wasn’t exactly clear on this point, it seems that this may be some type of proprietary connection for attaching a viewfinder or monitor that is not an HDMI or SDI output.”
I don’t see this being true. Everything we’ve been told from known sources is that Canon is done officially announcing DSLR’s in 2013. However, there is always a possibility of a development announcement. I also don’t think they can sell a DSLR for more money than the EOS-1D C and that any large megapixel announcement will not be a Cinema EOS product. They can sell a lot of $6000-$7000 cameras to enthusiasts, $10,000+ is harder to do.
Non Bayer Multilevel Sensor
[NL] has been told that the rumored 75mp image sensor Canon is testing is a “totally usable photosite count” and is a non bayer multilevel sensor. This patent for such technology appeared back in May of 2013.
Development announcement before years end?
There has been a bit of discussion lately about the upcoming “big megapixel” camera body from Canon. The camera is slated for release some time in 2014. We’re told that there is a possibility that the camera will get a development announcement before the years end.
We’re told there is still discussion in regards to form factor of such a camera. There’s probably an even 50/50 split in preferences between an EOS-1Dx style body or a EOS 5D Mark III style body. I fall into the latter category, the smaller, the better for me. However, there are lots of people that love the ergonomics of the EOS-1D X. I guess it’s possible there could be a mix of both styles of body.
A different source says there are 3 different sensors currently in development, all of which are above the 35mp pixel count. Canon is apparently quite motivated to make industry leading sensors again, as we should see some of that in the EOS 7D Mark II and perhaps even the 70D in the summer.
The EOS-1D X is apparently slated for replacement in late 2014 or early 2015, and Canon would like to have a large megapixel camera on the market before that happens.
40+ MP camera on the horizon
We’re told, as well as others that a development announcement for a high megapixel camera will be made in the September/October timeframe. There won’t be availability until Q1, 2014 at the earliest.
We’ve heard of two test bodies out there, one being 50+mp. There are other reports of a 39mp and 47mp camera as well.
Some of the technology from the 7D Mark II, which we expect in the fall, will be present in the big megapixel EOS-1. This also plays into the previous rumors about the 7D Mark II moving up in pro features.