We were told a few months back the EOS-1D X Mark III was being tested with 6K video capabilities. However, Canon only mentioned 4K recording during their development announcement.
We have been told that 5.9K RAW external recording is still on the table. A final decision on the feature had not been made at the time of the source testing the camera.
On a side note, the EOS-1D X Mark III will record full sensor 4K, so that means no crop. 4K will also have DPAF.
Could this possibly be to “future proof” what will likely be the last of the EOS-1 series DSLRs?
We are NOT claiming this is definitely coming to the EOS-1D X Mark III. We just know there are still some big surprises in store for this camera and are just reporting what we have been told.
I would love to have 6k recording on a Canon camera for macro, a spider entombing a fly or a ladybug snacking on an aphid. With 6k I could use the 100mm L IS lens to film things and crop, instead of the non-IS MP-E65mm at 2x.
But it would be 'nice to have', certainly not in the realm of 'dealbreaker' for me.
Though, right now I really want that lowa probe macro. My friend rented one and let me play around with it for a bit. It's everything I thought it would be when I first saw the concept.
Yes I know all of you Canon Rumorites hate video but the tech to push high MP/High FR data is going to come from the cinema side unless you want a 1DX3 with a 5D4/R 30MP sensor that maxes out at 8 FPS or so.
you have spoken almost entirely but why are you silent on slow motion? I hope Canon thinks this!!!
Many bird and sports photographers don't care about 6k video, but photographers producing 4k video in their spare time do care a lot. As stills shooters we are addicted to being able to crop in post, and want the same ability for our serious but part time video work.
Canon missed the 4k video boat, always behind, always too late to be relevant, if they want to change they need to give us a camera for tomorrow, not a camera for yesterday.
Much of their current financial pain is because they were committed to being a follower, not a leader. Today is a good day to change. Tomorrow more stills shooters will be shooting video than ever before. Give us a camera for tomorrow!