Below is an update of the current state of rumors surrounding camera bodies. Most of what’s below is opinion, or clarification of what’s going on.
1Ds Mark IV
I was told a long time ago that a 1Ds Mark IV (or similar) camera would not arrive until late 2011 or early 2012 and would be 40+ megapixels. It would be a “big departure” from the current 1Ds line.
There’s been no information on the line that I’d call factual yet, the information I have been told seems to lead to a new type of camera on top of the Canon lineup.
1D Mark V
We’ve heard a lot about the amalgamation of the 1D/1Ds line over the years. It’s been a lot stronger in the last 6 months. It was over 6 months ago that I was first told a new 1D would arrive before any 1Ds replacement.
I personally think most spec lists recently have been wish lists more than fact, however I post them anyway just in case. I suspect we’ll have better information in the coming week or so.
All signs point to this camera, more than any other.
5D Mark III
Everything I get now says it’s a 2012 camera. Most likely in the February timeframe.
There’s a lot of rumblings about the line splitting into 2 models, nothing concrete though. If this camera was coming this month, I believe we’d hear a lot more about it.
Getty shooter Clive Mason had this to ask about a photograph taken by Richard Heathcote.
Richard Heathcote had previously admitted to having a preproduction 400 f/2.8L IS II last year, so he is a guy that’s in the loop.
This is from Dan Carr’s blog.
You can also see the new EF 400 f/2.8L II with a new style hardcase and lens cap.
Random bits of information
5D Mark III (or similar) announced in the February timeframe.
- Different sensor than the 1D Mark V
- It is still not clear whether it will have 26, 28 or 32 megapixel.
- The sensor tech of the 1D Mark V will be used for future crop bodies e.g. the 7D Mark II.
- The 7D Mark II is a late 2012 camera.
- Expect significantly better noise reduction in high ISO modes.
- Another full frame camera for sports and press this fall?
- Announcements could be as early as the week of August 29, 2011.
EF 14-24 f/2.8L
I’m told this will be announced in Q1 2012.
This is a big [CR1], I am posting information that is at least plausible. Grain of salt and all that. Various rumor sites are going to get a lot of stuff coming our way in the next few weeks, sorting it is always a challenge.
1D Mark V Featureset Rumors
I received an email today outlining additional features of the upcoming 1D Mark V. Please note I do not yet have a [CR3] confirmation of a 1D Mark V being announced in August.
- The 1D Mark V will have “built-in cropping”. You will be able to choose between full frame (32.4 mp), APS-H (27 mp) and APS-C (21 mp).
- You can buy additional focusing screens to emulate cropping.
- The fps are linked to the cropping factor. You can get 8.4 fps with APS-C and only 3.1 fps with full frame.
- sRAW1 and sRAW2 is possible to speed up fps.
- Burst mode will give you a max of 10.1 fps depending on the image size and buffer.
- Expect some video tweaks.
- RAW video was only enabled for the engineers.
- Either a 24-70 II (no IS) or a 35 II will be announced with it.
This is a BIG [CR1], rumor stuff is starting to heat up. I am going to post stuff that has at least ideas that are plausible.
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)