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1Ds Mark IV & A New “Hybrid Flagship” [CR1]

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File this under “I was speaking to….”
“the person said that Canon’s primary focus with the 1Ds Mark IV was per pixel sharpness and dynamic range.”

Expect an announcement “soon”.

Hybrid Flagship
The 2nd part of the same email spoke of “A dream camera for any pro photographer and cinematographer that needs the ultimate image and movie quality in difficult light environment”

The camera has been in testing for a short time now.

– A lower mp full frame Sensor
– Dynamic range optimized
– Raw video
– Continuous focus on video mode
– Smaller form factor than 1D series.

CR’s Take
Does that sound too good to be true? I would have said “yes” a year ago, not now though.

If Canon had spent $5 on market research, they would have discovered there is a massive market for a low megapixel/high iso performance professional hybrid DSLR.

Take this with a big grain of salt. However, such a camera is very possible.


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