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


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

  1. You are correct. A 4K video (8.8MB Frames) has extreme data rates in Raw. Technology is not close to using every row of pixels on a 21 mp FF sensor.

    Even if someone could make a 30MB / frame 30fps video, there are no ordinary pc’s that could play or edit 900 MB/Sec video in real time. Canon will undoubtedly continue skipping sensor rows. However, if compression artifacts are eliminated thru the use of RAW, the video quality will be much better.

    Its unlikely that Canon could exceed 2K in any event, since even at 30fps, it requires about 66MB/Sec without compression, perhaps Dual Digic 5 could do that, but its really difficult for a low powered in-camera processor.

  2. New technology is coming out all the time. Those who buy a camera or other high tech device typically complain when a new improved model comes out. Either late this year, or next year, a new model will come out. The time between upgrades is getting shorter.

    If new and improved features killed off loyalty of camera buyers, we would still have 330,000 pixel sensors from the 1990’s.

  3. You don’t understand the whole thing.

    Of course new devices will come, and will bring better features and performance, that’s already known and we don’t argue against that at all if it comes with some “common sense” and taking in account your customers too.

    The 5D Mark II CAN do LOT more without hardware changes.

    We won’t bore writing the same again..

    Please check the whole story to understand:

    And the comments by lot of 5D2 customers.

  4. Yes, it doesn’t need hardware changes, but writing software isn’t free.

    Can you make a same request to bill gates for free update to Windows 7? after all it is just a software change.

    Canon is business. Like all photographers and cinematographers, they also want to make as much as money possible by exploiting the market.

    something which looks like a small code change to you means a lot for canon marketing in terms of product segmentation and target market.

    End of the day, It boils down to money. If you are still not convinced, go ask the wedding photographers why they wouldn’t release the originals files and why they need their customers to comeback to them for reprints.

    They just do it coz, they can. Period.

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