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First Spec List
This is the first spec list I have received about the 1Ds Mark IV.
The person that sent this in stressed the 1Ds Mark IV will not set the benchmark for video performance in the Canon lineup. It’s felt the camera is too big for a lot of people. There will be a more video oriented full frame camera coming. The 1Ds Mark IV is a still camera first.
-32mp CMOS (New Sensor Technology)
Noise control wasn’t the primary goal of the sensor, dynamic range is.
-Dual DIGIC V
The new sensor requires a new processor, This will be the 2nd camera with DIGIC V.
No increase in shooting speed.
Video will be about the same as the 1D Mark IV feature wise. There may be a couple of extra bells and whistles.
Contrast detection AF will be the fastest yet on a Canon DSLR.
The camera will be nearly the same shape as the 1D Mark IV. Do not expect any ergonomic upgrades
There will be a built in flash master to work with a new Canon speedlite.
-Announcement in August
Expect this to receive a separate press announcement.
Canon is always very incremental with upgrades to the EOS-1’s. A part of me cannot see the camera getting DIGIC V when the 1D has DIGIC IV.
I will agree that it will not be a flagship video camera.
I’d be surprised if it doesn’t come with an improved version of the 7D electronic level.
This could be the beginning of the spec madness. Take it with a grain of salt.