Is an 8K EOS-1D C Replacement Coming? [CR1]
By| December 20, 2016
With the recent discount on the C-Log, 4K equipped Canon EOS-1D C DSLR, there has been a lot of chatter about a possible replacement.
The latest is that we’ll see an EOS-1D C Mark II in 2017 and it’ll be capable of shooting 8K.
This is the first we’ve heard of such a camera in development, which shouldn’t come as a surprise. The original EOS-1D C, while a great camera with great video quality, didn’t sell all that well at its launch price of $14,999.
There are very few 8K cameras on the market that you can buy, ARRI doesn’t even have one yet. We’re not sure Canon is going to be introducing 8K into a DSLR, especially after showing their 8K prototype at the Canon EXPO which will likely end up a Cinema EOS style camera. In an interview with Tim Smith around NAB, it didn’t seem like we’d be seeing an 8K consumer product from Canon any time soon.
If an 8K replacement to the EOS-1D C does happen, it couldn’t just be an EOS-1D X Mark II with the capability added, as the sensor doesn’t have enough resolution. We suspect that we’ll see 8K addressed in some way at NAB in April of 2017.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 is the first feature film shot in 8K using the RED Weapon. ¹
For the moment, we put this at highly unlikely for 2017, but If we hear anything from trusted sources on the possible development of an EOS-1D C Mark II, we’ll let you know.