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1D Mark V [CR1]

1D Mark V [CR1]

No 1Ds, however……
I’m told a mid September announcement for a 1D Mark V. It will be a full frame high fps camera that will lead to the amalgamation of the 1Ds/1D line.

Availability for the camera will be at the end of October.

The camera will have a “digital cropping mode”.

CR’s Take
Lots of talk about this, I’ve yet to see anything definitive. Though it makes a lot of sense to me.

cr

1D Mark IV for $4999 @ B&H

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Canon 3 Layer Sensor (Foveon Type?) Patent

A Canon Foveon Type Sensor?

3 Layer Image Sensor
A Canon patent was recently released showing a 3 layer sensor. Sigma has been the leader (I use the term lightly) in this type of sensor design when they purchased Foveon.

Patent Publication No. 2011-129785

  • 2011.6.30 Release Date
  • 2009.12.18 filing date

Canon patent

  • Back-illuminated imaging device
  • Plurality of light receiving portion is provided in the order BGR
  • In one pixel, the charge collection in the center section, provided the charge read to the end
  • Focusing capabilities of the microlenses, light in the center of the charge collection has increased, the charge read out at the end of the light is reduced
  • Therefore, in reading the charge of B, it becomes difficult to receive light G, to prevent mixing
  • Widest area of ​​B. By mixing pixels with narrow spacing of the pixels (light receiving portion for receiving the G colored in B) to prevent
  • Read the charge and B matches the central microlens. And easy to read the charges received by B, to prevent mixing
  • Improve performance by preventing the mixing color separation

Canon is a sensor manufacturer, this sort of research and development was almost a given. There’s lots of advancements to be made in sensor technology.

If anyone has better knowledge of this type of technology, please join the discussion on the forum thread.

thanks Evgnii

cr

 

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3D (Again) & 5D Mark III (CR1)

3D (Again) & 5D Mark III (CR1)

From an outside source
According to information received by [NL], early 2012 will bring a new model full frame DSLR to the Canon lineup. The likely name will be the 3D. It will bring about new sensor technology for the EOS system.

The 5D Mark III wouldn’t make an appearance on the scene until summer 2012. It will feature a modified version of the upcoming 1Ds Mark IV sensor.

CR’s Take
As mentioned over at NL, the 3D rumormill comes and goes and has done so for a long time. Although, this does go along with the idea of a split in the 5D line and the amalgamation of the 1D/1Ds.

I wouldn’t discount this one completely, but I’d have some sea salt handy.

cr

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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

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1Ds Mark IV & 3 Lenses in August?

1Ds Mark IV & 3 Lenses in August?

1Ds Mark IV before 5D Mark III?
We’re told August will be a major announcement month. The 1Ds Mark III replacement and 3 lenses will be announced. No detail into what lenses.

5D Mark III to follow soon after according to a few folks.

It probably won’t be until July when we started getting solid stuff with specs and a clearer picture of what’s coming down the immediate pipeline.

7D replacement?
Not until well into 2012 at the earliest. You can buy it, it’s a great camera.

cr

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Delays Abound?

Delays Abound?

I am receiving lots of information about delays with current products, as well as future products.

Below is what I am told is the delay in regards to manufacturing times of new current cameras

  • 1D Mark IV – 2-4 Months
  • 5D Mark II –  1-2 Months
  • 7D – 1-2 Month

New Camera Announcements
We have always been told the 1Ds replacement would be in 2012, now we are hearing the next 5D will also be 2012. [NL] alluded to that as well.

Current time frames for new cameras.

  • 1Ds Mark IV – Early 2012
  • 1D Mark V – Early 2012
  • 5D Mark III – Late 2011 – Mid 2012
  • 7D Mark II – Late 2012
  • 70D – Early 2013
  • T4i – Early 2012

This stuff will move around, but I reiterate there is a ton of uncertainty.

Lenses?
I’ve received nothing in regards to arrival of the announced lens, I’ll keep asking.

cr

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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.

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37 Megapixel 1Ds Mark IV? [CR1]

37 Megapixel 1Ds Mark IV? [CR1]

Is 37mp enough?
This is the first bit of info I’ve received about a 1Ds Mark IV in a while.

All that was said is the next camera would be 37 megapixels and we’ll see it “soon”.

CR’s Take
The best source I’ve had about a 1Ds replacement has said it would be over 40mp and come in late 2011 or early 2012. Nikon would also be doing a 40+ megapixel camera.

I have no doubt the next Canon flagship will be a revolutionary product.

cr

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NAB Report – New DSLR Soon? [CR1]

NAB Report – New DSLR Soon? [CR1]

[NL] and I may have been sent the same info about an upcoming DSLR announcement.

Apparently a new “pro” camera will be announced in the next month. One of the key features is said to be the very wanted continuous focus in video mode.

No word whether or not it’s a 1Ds or a 5D2 replacement.

CR’s Take
I can’t imagine a 1Ds getting the top video features first. In my opinion the camera is too big, cumbersome and expensive for mass market video. A 5D3 would be more than capable of being the flagship video HDSLR.

The best information I have so far about the 1Ds replacement is it being a medium format competitor, to me that says minimal focus on video features.

My $0.02 anyway, and it doesn’t cost much more than that to change my mind.

cr

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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.

cr

 

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