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A Breakdown of Rumors

A Breakdown of Rumors

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.


Stoke the 1D Mark V Fire

From Twitter
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.



5D Mark III & More Information [CR1]

5D Mark III & More Information [CR1]

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.

CR’s Take
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 Information [CR1]

1D Mark V Information [CR1]

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.
CR’s Take
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.

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)