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Canon EOS-1D Mark IV Firmware 1.1.1

Canon EOS-1D Mark IV Firmware 1.1.1

Most won’t need this one.
Canon has released a firmware update for the EOS-1D Mark IV.

Affected Product

  • EOS 1D Mark IV

Firmware
Firmware Version 1.1.1 incorporates the following change.

  1. Optimizes the camera’s exposure accuracy when using EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM and EF 28mm f/2.8 IS USM lenses, which are scheduled for release in June 2012. If these lenses are used with an EOS-1D Mark IV camera that has not been updated with the new firmware, the image may be overexposed depending on the subject and shooting scene.

The new Firmware Version 1.1.1 can be downloaded by clicking here.

cr

 

1D Mark IVs in Stock at B&H

1D Mark IVs in Stock at B&H

B&H has informed CR that they have a limited quantity of the hard to find 1D Mark IV in stock.

No other word on stock for the new 300s and 400s.

Buy the 1D Mark IV from B&H for $4999

 

cr

*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?

http://www.canon.com.au/en-AU/For-You/EOS-Digital-SLR-Cameras

*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.

cr

A Very Detailed 1D Mark V Spec List [CR1]

A Very Detailed 1D Mark V Spec List [CR1]

1D Mark V
It’s rare to see a spec list such as the one below. It goes down the same path as most information coming in. The 1D & 1Ds will be merged into the 1D Mark V. The 1Ds will be replaced by a more studio oriented camera and called something else.

Specs of the 1D MK V

  • Image ratio w:h 3:2
  • Effective pixels 32,2 megapixels
  • Sensor photo detectors 32.5 megapixels
  • Sensor size Full frame (36 x 24 mm)
  • Sensor type CMOS
  • Processor Digic 5
  • ISO 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800 (50, 25600, 51200 and 102400 Hi)
  • White balance presets 8
  • Custom white balance Yes
  • Image stabilization No
  • Uncompressed format RAW JPEG quality levels Fine,
  • Normal (can have ratios programmed)
  • Autofocus Contrast Detect (sensor), Phase Detect, Multi-area, Selective single-point, Single, Continuous, Face Detection, Live View
  • Digital zoom No
  • Manual focus Yes
  • Number of focus points 45
  • Lens mount Canon EF mount
  • Focal length multiplier 1.0×
  • Articulated LCD Fixed
  • Screen size 3.2″
  • Screen dots 1.200,000
  • Touch screen No Live view Yes
  • Viewfinder type Optical (pentaprism)
  • Viewfinder coverage 100 %
  • Viewfinder magnification 0.76×
  • Minimum shutter speed 30 sec
  • Maximum shutter speed 1/8000 sec
  • Aperture priority Yes
  • Shutter priority Yes
  • Manual exposure mode Yes
  • Subject / scene modes No
  • Built-in flash No
  • External flash Yes (Hot-shoe plus Sync connector)
  • Flash modes External / Radio Controlled
  • Continuous drive Yes (9.1 fps)
  • Self-timer Yes (2 or 10 sec)
  • Metering modes Multi Center-weighted, Spot
  • Exposure compensation ±3 EV (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
  • AE Bracketing ±3 (3 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
  • WB Bracketing Yes (3 frames in either blue/amber or magenta/green axis)
  • Format H.264
  • Audio channels Stereo
  • Clips Yes (1920 x 1080 (120, 60, 30, 25, 24 fps, 1280 x 720 (120, 60, 50 fps), 640 x 480 (120, 60, 50 fps))
  • HD Modes 1920 x 1080 (120, 60, 30, 25, 24 fps, 1280 x 720 (120, 60, 50 fps), 640 x 480 (120, 60, 50 fps) FPS 1920 x 1080 (120, 60, 30, 25, 24 fps, 1280 x 720 (120, 60, 50 fps), 640 x 480 (120, 60, 50 fps)
  • Storage types Compact Flash (Type I or II), UDMA, SD/SDHC card
  • Storage included None
  • USB USB 3.0
  • HDMI Yes
  • Remote control Yes (N3 connector)
  • Environmentally sealed Yes
  • Battery Battery Pack
  • Battery description Lithium-Ion LP-E4 rechargeable battery & charger
  • Battery Life (CIPA) 1500
  • Weight (inc. batteries) 1228 g
  • Dimensions 157 x 159 x 80 mm
  • Orientation sensor Yes
  • Timelapse recording Yes (by cable and PC)
cr

The Future of the 1Ds & 5D Lines [CR2]

The Future of the 1Ds & 5D Lines [CR2]

Happiness coming?
I’m told there will be a shakeup in the Canon lineup by the end of 2011.

1Ds Series
We’ve talked about the amalgamation of the 1D and 1Ds line in the past, the next 1Ds may prove to make that talk a reality. I’m told that there will be no more 1D after the next 1Ds.

Does that mean the next 1Ds will do what the current 1D does? Or will the 1D Mark IV remain current until a 1Ds Mark V? I’m unsure at the moment.

It was also suggested APS-H in the EOS line is finished.

“5D” Series
I call it “series” due to the suggestion of a split in the 5D lineup.

A 5D Mark III with advanced video features and a 5D Mark III for stills?

Canon has yet to directly monetize video capabilities in DSLRs. Yes, the 5D2 is a bigtime video performer, but the camera wouldn’t cost less if it didn’t shoot video. If Canon does away with the 1D line of cameras, there will be a price hole that a video feature rich camera could fit into.

CR’s Take
All plausible and I’m sure I will hear a lot more about these ideas. It doesn’t make sense in my mind to have 2 EOS-1 bodies in the lineup, the number of these they sell compared to the 5D Mark II is minuscule.

I wonder about technology though, can you offer a 9fps+ capability in a 30+mp camera? There’s lots of technical people that know better than I do.

Splitting the “5″ series camera for stills and video has been asked for by a lot of still photographers who don’t care about video. You won’t see a 5D Mark III still camera with basic video features costing less than the current 5D Mark II, but a 5D Mark III with advanced video features will surely attract a lot of buyers even if it’s at a premium.

I’m willing to wager Canon could sell a lot more 5D Mark III “video editions” than 1D Mark Vs.

cr

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

cr

 

Radio in New Canon Flashes? [CR2]

Radio in New Canon Flashes? [CR2]

The new feature?
I’m told Canon has prototype flashes with radio receivers built in. They’ll be triggered by an updated ST-E2. Yes, wireless radio Canon flashes, by Canon.

I had been told previously that Canon’s next flagship flash would have new and innovative technology built in, this could be that.

No ETA on an announcement.

5D Mark II/III
Lots of stock shortage reports of the 5D Mark II. No, it’s not being replaced anytime soon. Canon cannot provide enough stock at the current moment. Adorama does have 5D Mark II’s in stock for $2699.

There were some rumors floating around about a May announcement of a 5D Mark III. I’ll say “not likely”.

1D Mark IV stock.
1D Mark IV’s, don’t expect to see many of them well into the summer.

I’ve been busy
I’ve been busy with other ventures recently. Mainly moving Lens Rentals Canada to new digs and ramping up for the wedding season rentals.

Most of what is coming my way is about stock levels.

Announcements
I’m told from a good source that Canon is discussing the delaying of new product announcements until they can at least deliver what was announced last year. Everything is still up in the air as companies still don’t have a firm grasp on what will happen with their ability to manufacture in the coming months.

cr

3 More DSLR’s in 2011? [CR1]

3 More DSLR’s in 2011? [CR1]

More Cameras!
It’s been suggested Canon has 3 DSLRs to announce in 2011.

1Ds Mark IV, 5D Mark III and ????. We’ve been told previously that a new 1D would arrive before the year is out. There have also been some 7D Mark II rumblings around the web.

CR’s Take
I can get behind 2 new DSLRs in 2011, I don’t see 3 after all that’s gone on in Japan. Unless it’s a late 2011 announcement with a 2012 delivery.

cr

No 1Ds Mark IV in 2011? [CR2]

Really?
I was talking with a regular source and all indications he’s receiving is that there will be no 1Ds Mark IV or replacement of the 1Ds Mark III in 2011.

There is going to be a very big departure in the high end from Canon.

CR’s Take
The 5D Mark II took from the 1Ds3 market in a lot of cases (not all). A replacement of the 5D Mark II would do the same if they kept the status quo for a 1Ds4 upgrade.

I hope to hear more soon.

cr

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”.

cr