« on: November 25, 2014, 03:33:21 PM »
That page(source) is as old as the road to Rome.
However, looking at the c100 mark II (1080/59 for only $5600) released a month ago i can pretty much confirm the 5d mark iv will not have 4k for a lower price. Canon is very pro- product diversification so they like to keep cool features out even When it is technicly possible.. Its a shame tho, nobody will get a canon now for video... Buying a full HD camera for 3700 dollars when 4k televisions are flooding the market is just silly. You will be instantly 3 years behind
Add 600 dollars more and you have the Sony fdr-ax1 with 4k.
I wouldn't be so sure about that. They have to design the camera for a 3 year life span, and leaving 4K out will render it obsolete much sooner, remember, the 5D has served as their unofficial flagship video DSLR. Leaving 4K out will mean giving up that market share. IMO any high end camera released with HD only video is a short term stopgap product that intended to buy them some more development time, and can be expected to be replaced by an upgraded version on a much shorter cycle than 3 years. Most likely such a camera would be replaced by a new version within 12-18 months.
Canon have had more than enough time to get their 4K ducks in a row by now so I think it is unlikely that they would produce a HD only 5D4, if they did we can expect to see a 5D5 follow on relatively quickly.
They could always release a 4k firmware update couple of years later to extend the life of 5D4 as long as the hardware supports it.
The same way as they added DPAF to the C100 via paid firmware update.