HOW ABOUT A 4K VIDEO to justify the price, given how popular the 5dII was among filmmakers.
I think it's happening.
Wont happen, it would eat up the sales of the 4K Cinema DSLR and that's definitely going to be a more expensive camera. I'm sure it will have improved video, hopefully reduced moire and less banding, no rolling shutter. All of that seems possible considering video on the 5DII was an afterthought.
You don't think that a 5D X is the 4K Cinema DSLR that they were referring to? If they split the 5D line I can see one of them being more video orientated. I'm just spewing opinions but I'm really hoping for large video improvements since that's my profession. Especially if they want to keep Nikon out of the video market.
I don't agree that it would eat out of the C300 market. The people buying them are out of completely different ponds. The C300 well makes up for it's price in it's features and functionality alone. Even if they were both 4K I'm sure they wouldn't be the same quality. Professional shoots demand convenience in order to save time and shooting with a DSLR certainly isn't convenient.
Hollywood is using footage from 5DMIIs all the time! They are essentially disposable cameras. The problem is that they aren't 4K. Theaters project a 4K image and if they provided that Hollywood would be all over it. Action films would eat them for breakfast.
doubt it. the 1DX can't do 4K. The C300 can't do 4K. this won't do it either. This is a still pictures camera that shoots video. This is not a video camera that shoots stills. subtle difference, yet it is critical.
But how many would switch camps for $500?
nobody. but if you're considering switching you're already admitting the canon isn't for you. Being more expensive isn't going to help it. 3.5K isn't terrible. Look at that 24-70 II. lacks IS and it is a truckload of money more expensive.