Canon DSLR Rumors

Canon Prototype Full Frame DSLR Shooting RAW Video?

HDSLR w/Raw Video?

1Ds4 or 5D3?

In my inbox, as well as posted on Planet5D (not sure which came first). There is apparently a full frame dSLR being tested in Europe that can shoot RAW video.

Could the camera be the upcoming 1Ds Mark IV or early testing of the 5D Mark III? I’ve been told previously that the 1Ds4 would have video features currently not available in any Canon dSLR.

The 5D Mark III is starting to get whispers around the web. From myself as well as others. I won’t be posting much at this time about such a camera until regular sources start to say something. The camera could come as early as Photokina in September, but I’m still wagering on a 2011 release.

1Ds Mark IV Release Date
Everything has been quiet about a concrete launch date. There also hasn’t been any new word on lenses. Going by past experience, this is the calm before the storm.

From Planet5D

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144 responses to “Canon Prototype Full Frame DSLR Shooting RAW Video?”

  1. Thanks for clearing that up. I do notice some compression on Vimeo, but I always assumed people were editing in the wrong format, and not properly converting first (Apple lossless?). So it has to do with the compression in camera. Well, I am very excited for this RAW video that comes out. And the ensuing size/speed race for cards capable of holding this these raw files.

    However, offering raw seems like another step towards film makers, which is great. I just hope that photographers are getting some bumps in resolution and noise handling and other bits to make this a very worthwhile camera.

  2. Could the 1ds mkIV be coming out with a high speed function? Perhaps 120fps 1080p video and 240fps 720p?

  3. Canon, it’s really not so difficult. Just output uncompressed 1920x1080p via the HDMI port, or add an HD-SDI port. We’ll connect that to a Convergent Designs nanoFlash box for the lightest possible compression (up to 280 Mbps I-frame only 4:2:2), which you can’t do in the DSLR.

    See http://convergent-design.com for what the video guys use to record at higher quality than the native formats of their cameras. (No, I don’t work for them.)

  4. That is precisely what I am arguing against. Having one camera with lots of gizmos and another without those gizmos is not necessarily going to make the “basic” camera cheaper; it could well be more expensive, as it would be a niche product.

    On the other hand, there are many differentiations between models in the range, but usually only when it comes to things that actually affect the price: different bodies, different viewfinders, different sensors, different AF modules, different shutters, etc. Your objections are mostly targeted at things that are unlikely to change the price. The same DIGIC 4 processor and firmware is stuffed into almost every model. Once one model has the related gizmos, it costs almost nothing to add them to the others, particularly as it should increase sales.

    You also claim that the features “do cost extra”. However the MSRP for the current generation of cameras is lower than for the previous generation. Any suggestion that they could be even cheaper would be pure speculation.

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