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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)

5D Mark III, 1D Mark V & 1Ds Mark IV Tidbits

5D Mark III, 1D Mark V & 1Ds Mark IV Tidbits

Announcement(s) Soon
I’ll be posting more of the random stuff I get daily. Things are starting to heat up a bit as announcement season is nearly upon us.

Random Info:

  • Canon Australia has sent CPS management to Singapore for product training. [CR2]
  • Any Canon announcement will come after Nikon’s announcement on August 24, 2011. [CR2]
  • 5D Mark III’s are in the wild and an announcement is imminent [CR1]
  • 1D Mark IV’s are out of stock or hard to come by in certain countries. A retailer in New Zealand actually said they won’t be getting any more. [CR1]
  • 1Ds Mark IV resolution correction, I’m told it will actually be 36mp.
That’s it from today.

The Land of Crazy or…. ? [CR1]

The Land of Crazy or…. ? [CR1]

Rumors are flooding my inbox. Most of which I cannot substantiate to any degree. I figured it would be fun to post the most recent “roadmap” type of rumors.

Some of the below stuff has appeared on other rumor sites, as well as various blogs and tweets I’ve seen. I’ll give you my opinion on this stuff at the bottom.

August 2011 7D Mark II

  • 24 Mega pixel Full Frame
  • Dual Digic V
  • Will be a partial replacement for the discontinued 1D Mark IV

September 2011 1D Mark V

  • 32 Mega pixel Full Frame
  • Dual Digic V
  • Will be a partial replacement for the discontinued 1D Mark IV and complete the merging of the 1D line

March 2012 5D Mark III

  • 32 Mega pixel Full Frame
  • Digic V
  • New 11 point AF system
  • Will have the best video features of the EOS line

CR’s Take
7D Mark II being a fullframe camera and “partially” replacing the  1D Mark IV? Not likely for a couple of reasons.

  • The model name “7D” would go against Canon’s naming strategy. I can’t see a Mark II of the current camera, overtaking the 5D Mark III in pricepoint and features. Name this camera “3D” and it makes sense. It was said the 70D would move to where the 7D current sits, an APS-C camera with lots of features above the Rebel. There could be some truth to that, the price difference between the 60D and T3i is tiny. I’m going to wager that any 7D direct replacement will remain an APS-C camera.
  • The other issue I see with this theory is folks that currently have a 7D with EF-S lenses. A lot of 7D buyers are very likely to have purchased a 10-22 and/or a 17-55 f/2.8 IS, not allowing them to bring their lenses to a Mark II version would be silly.

The 1D/1Ds merger talk comes around a fair bit. I do believe it’s going to happen. When? Not sure.

5D Mark III not until 2012? There has been A LOT of talk in regards to the release of the 5D Mark III. Everything recently has said it will be announced next year. Next year is a Photokina year, although I’m not sure that influences Canon’s marketing. There is going to be a lot of talk about the camera, and none of the regulars that are correct have sent me any information.

One constant remains from the stream of stuff I’m receiving, there will be a shakeup in the lineup.



5D Mark III & More

5D Mark III & More

In the wild?
There’s word that Canon is sending out test bodies of the next 5D to various key photographers. Obviously they’ll be under a veil of secrecy. Once this happens, we tend to start getting better information.

There’s a thought the next 5D will not push megapixels, but will in fact push image quality and noise reduction. There will be a lot more sharpness and detail at higher ISO. The 26-28 megapixel range is becoming the resolution I keep getting told.

There is apparently a couple of different prototypes in existence.

What’s for certain is it will have a 19 point AF, no word on how many crosstype sensors.

1Ds Mark IV /  1D Mark V
The same person alluded to the merging of the 1D line being sooner than expected. There would need to be some new tech in a  merged 1D to keep the 10fps of the 1D and the resolution of the 1Ds. It should be interesting.



1D & 1Ds Rumors [CR1]

1D & 1Ds Rumors [CR1]

DPR Rumor Fun
[NL] posted a link to a fun DPR rumor. I don’t post them often, but I’ve heard similar sort of stuff previously.

heard from canon themselves september release full frame 28mp, 10fps, digic v, new auto focus, 1.3 crop mode. 1ds replacement is into medium format around 42mp in a more compact body to competition set for end of year with 5dIII at 24.1mp and 7 fps

From DPR



5D3, 1D5 and 1Ds4 Timeline [CR1]

5D3, 1D5 and 1Ds4 Timeline [CR1]

Lots of variables.
There is lots of stuff flooding in about the 5D3, 1Ds4 and 1D5.

1D Mark V
It’s been said before, but a new 1D in 2011. Announced in the June/July timeframe. Full frame this time around.

5D Mark III
I received 2 different announcement dates. September timeframe and in the 28mp range from a decent source and 30mp and June from an unknown source.

1Ds Mark IV
Another person in the camp of the 1Ds4 being in 2012. 40+ mp and announced in very late 2011 or early 2012. The gist of the comment was the “1Ds” moniker will be discontinued.

CR’s Take
Stuff is starting to flow in again, there will be some truths buried in all of it. A camera announcement of some kind is on the near horizon. As always, I’ll keep digging.




The Canon High End [CR2]

1D Mark IV Replacement?
A known source that has been right in the past sent me some info that is nothing like anything I’ve been told before.

It’s claimed the new “1” series camera in 2011 will be a 1D4 replacement and not a new 1Ds. Full frame and slightly lower megapixels (15). Obvious improvements in ISO performance and other minor tweaks.

A short lived “1” series camera has only happened once in the past with the 1D Mark IIn.

This also goes along with the notion that the next 1Ds would be a massive departure from what we have now.

5D Mark III
The same person also touched on the 5D Mark III saying it would be slightly higher megapixel than the current 21mp, and offer an AF system in line with the 7D.

I’ve been told a couple of times all SLR announcements from Canon will be in the second half of 2011.

CR’s Take
I’m posting this because it’s from someone that’s been on the ball in the past. However, I’m skeptical about a 1D Mark IV replacement coming that quickly. Hopefully I get more information.

The 5D Mark III is probably easier to predict, I expect better AF, more megapixels and some new features.



Camera Body Breakdown [CR1]

Not unexpected, but a new Rebel will arrive in 2011.

I’m told it will be announced in the April timeframe.

There will be no Rebel XS successor. Expect the T2i to become the entry level Rebel.

5D Mark III
Nothing of note. I do expect it to arrive in 2011 in some form.

7D Mark II
There won’t be a 7D replacement until at least 2012.

1Ds Mark IV
Something is coming at the end of 2011, I’ve had a few more assurances that the camera will be a departure from the current 1Ds family.

1D Mark V
Nothing I’m told about the Mark V I put much stock in. Full frame comes up as expected. This camera is probably still in very early testing and development.

The merging of the 1D/1Ds may occur in 2012. There are some signs to suggest the possibility, the biggest one being the departure the next 1Ds will take (maybe even the name of the camera).

Nothing of note has been mentioned lately.

The usual upgrades can be expected to start in late January. I’ve received nothing out of the ordinary.

The megapixel war is not over, even if Canon is the only one fighting it. Expect large increases in the next 12 months.