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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.

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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.

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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

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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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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.

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1Ds4 & 5D3 Timetable [CR1]

1Ds4 & 5D3 Timetable [CR1]

A new timetable?
Comments from Australia [NL].

  • The 5D Mark III will come at least 6 months after the 1Ds replacement. If a 1Ds is announced in April, that would put a 5D3 in the Oct 2011 timeframe. That would be just over 3 years since the 5D Mark II
  • The EF-S line of lenses are not high on the list of priorities at Canon.
  • “L” lenses and the development of them are whats needed to get the most out of the 18mp crop sensors.
  • Australia could expect price drops in April to combat the grey market.

I will note, I have not yet heard from the “2012 for the 1Ds replacement” folks in a while.

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1Ds Replacement Soon?

1Ds Replacement Soon?

Speculation starts up again
Over at NL, Keith was given some information at the focus show in UK about the upcoming 1Ds4. He was told he wouldn’t have to wait long and it would precede a 5D Mark III.

It is noted the source could have been fed a line to keep people guessing.

I personally haven’t heard anything different than the late 2011/early 2012 I’ve been told in the past.

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Odds and Ends

EF 24-70 f/2.8L II
CPN magazine lists an “EF 24-70 f/2.8L II”. Typo? Probably. Here’s the picture anyway.

The lens is coming, the patent exists. Makes sense that i’ll arrive with the next full frame announcement from Canon, or shortly after. Who knows with all the Canon lens delays though.

thanks dimitri

EF 8-15 f/4L Fisheye Delayed Again?
B&H Photo is showing the lens will be arriving in May now, instead of March. Check it out.

thanks doug

EF 400 f/2.8L IS II
Delayed the same as above.

5D Mark III External Recorder?
A tipster said the prototype 5D Mark III or similar body is being tested with an external recorder capable of recording RAW video. He was unsure whether or not it was a Canon accessory or a 3rd party product.

1Ds Mark IV
I’ve received a couple of tips from underwater housing stores about the 1Ds Mark IV. It’s claimed it will be the same housing as the 1Ds Mark III.

Underwater housings have never been a good barometer for upcoming products, so I don’t even link the stores anymore. Everything I’ve been told about the 1Ds Mark IV states it will be an ergonomic change from the 1Ds3.

April Announcements?
Lots of tips saying April is the month for the next announcement. Nikon is looking to be on the same schedule. I will be very wary of April Fools Day.

Indonesia
I’m off to Indonesia on March 24 for a couple of weeks. I may have a fill-in for a few days while I’m away.

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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.

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Camera Body Breakdown [CR1]

600D
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).

Mirrorless
Nothing of note has been mentioned lately.

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

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

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