Though it appears to be more of a tiny trackpad than a joystick.
While I personaly dont work on a Sideline in a stadium with Ethernet connected, I can certainly see that a higher resolution can be very beneficial for sports-photogaphers. It allows for much tighter crops, giving the editor quite some advantage. And Ethernet CAT7 is certainly fast enough to handle a bit higher data rates. 30mpixel instead of 22 shouldnt be that much of a problem, even at gettys editing/publishing speed, where an image is transferred, picked, croped, edited, tagged and published in less than 90 seconds. I think better crop options are great for sports.Most of the people who use these cameras don’t need, or want higher resolution. 24MP is enough. They’re concerned not only with speed in shooting, but also speed in transfer over a network back to the office. Remember that when Canon came out with the 16.7MP model 1D all those years ago it was because that was enough for a Two page spread at 300 dpi, or 150 lines per inch. Anything a bit higher allows for some page fit. And most of these cameras are going to be used for that purpose.
anything larger is going to be viewed at greater distances. This is for advertising, photojournalism, sports, and wildlife. For most of that 24MP is fine.
we used to do work for billboards, where halftone dots are the size of golfballs, or larger. If you want high definition shots, you really need a tripod anyway, and that’s slow work. This isn’t the camera for that.
Or a Non-mechanical, pressure sensitive trackpoint. This will ensure the camera is well sealed. I hope this comes with a some sort of tactile feedback confirming the action. e.g. a subtle vibration of some sortThough it appears to be more of a tiny trackpad than a joystick.
Haptics have come a long way since the Mk2 was introduced.Or a Non-mechanical, pressure sensitive trackpoint. This will ensure the camera is well sealed. I hope this comes with a some sort of tactile feedback confirming the action. e.g. a subtle vibration of some sort
i dont see why they wouldnt add more smaller jpg shooting option too if someone needs.Actually as a sports photographer my team and I shoot over 100 000 images per weekend covering indoor sports covering 3 or 4 different events, We shoot JPGS at M2 setting and storage is still a big concern..... So 24MPX and good video is perfect for me.
How about everybody's dream, two new 1 series:-
1: <20mp very small 4k crop, 20fps Live View, 16 fps with the mirror and full AF. An updated 1DC II and sports/action stills camera.
2: >28mp heavy 4k crop 15fps Live View, 14 fps with the mirror and full AF. A true 1 series successor with the best of the 1D and 1DS series.
I'd take option 2.
If 20 FPS aren't enough maybe these people should buy a video camera?If canon released a camera with 30FPS, some people would respond, why not 40?
Some will never be satisfied, honestly, if you are having an issue getting a shot with 20FPS then the camera is not the problem, I'd replace the user.
Does read time affect blackout for the 1D series?I'd say pretty much everyone that uses a 1DX would like to see more resolution but there are practical limits to DSLR's that haven't changed. A 20% bump with no loss of function in other areas is realistic. The Mark III is not going to be radically different form the Mark II so a much higher resolution sensor was going to cost something. More pixels equals longer read times which means either less time for focusing, longer blackout or lower FPS. Sony has some of the fastest reading sensors on the planet, don't have a mirror to contend with, and they can still only manage 24 MP.
I guess 26 or 28 might still be a possibility but that was always a stretch IMO. I'd be betting on something very similar to the C500 II.
edit: I expect that if you want speed and high MP's you might need to wait for a pro sports R.