1Ds Mark IV strikes again
There is a lot of information floating through my inbox recently. Sorting through what is true, what is a wish and what is old recycled information is what keeps this site from getting boring.
There have been a couple of known sources say there is a lot of “misinformation” or “fragmented information” out there. I dismiss highly detailed spec lists now, they’re just never true.
So why a post about a 1Ds Mark IV?
Well, new information has come from a few sources and when you put it all together, we may be getting somewhere.
Here is a breakdown of specs and features I have received.
1Ds Mark IV Speculations
- 30+ mp (most likely 32)
- 10fps (I have also heard 8)
- DIGIC V (No word on number of processors)
- 1D/1Ds Line Merged
- Announced around the 3rd week of October with an April, 2012 delivery
- The prototypes are/have been in the hands of Canon ambassadors
We did post recently that no DSLR would be coming in 2011, if I go by the above information, that’s still true with the April delivery. There can be grey areas with “announcement” and “delivery” when translating.
The first question I asked about the claimed MP and frame rate was; “Can you write to any cards that fast with 30+mp RAW files or would the camera have a giant buffer?” I haven’t heard back yet. I am also wondering if Canon figured out how to make a full frame sensor do 10fps. When speaking about APS-H in the 1D Mark IV, Canon themselves said they couldn’t recycle a full frame sensor fast enough to do 10fps. Hence Nikon’s 9fps on the D3/D3s.
Again, all of this is very vague and in my experience, vague is better.