Divorce is illegal where I live. May not even occur a quarter century from now because of how backward people here are.But, you would still be watching that video on a smart phone display, where no one can tell it was shot in 8K. Plus, in 25 years you will be divorced and the last thing your new wife would want to look at would be your wedding video with wife #1.
Ouch! As someone who recently celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary, I beg to differ!But, you would still be watching that video on a smart phone display, where no one can tell it was shot in 8K. Plus, in 25 years you will be divorced and the last thing your new wife would want to look at would be your wedding video with wife #1.
Not sure about "trusted". Dual processors is standard for 1DX models in the past. My understanding is that (and correct me if I am wrong) most pro sports are sending jpg and not raw so the oversampling could be compared to the jpg engine.
I agree that a flippy screen wouldn't balance a 400mm/2.8 but the 1DX have always had leading video and a flippy screen is important for video. You can always fold it in if you don't use it as I do with the R5 for indoor events. Video will become more and more important over time.
Wildlife shooting is not always standing up so using a flippy screen for more comfortable waiting positions would be an advantage. The weather sealing for the 1DX combined with great video specs would be great for wildlife videography without using a dedicated video format.
Expeed is for Nikon vs Digic for Canon?
Connectivity is an issue for the R5. HDMI 2.0 is included but can't handle 8k/30, 4k/120 bandwidths. HDMI 2.1 is newer and hard to get certified cables for instance but does handle the bandwidth. New firmware promised by Canon for the R5 will have reduced (compressed) cinema raw which would hopefully allow external recording with greater record times without the CFe card heat. Whether HDMI2.1 or USD4 or UBS-C or 10G ethernet will be the question but connectivity will need to be greater than current connectors.
I don't see a split of models as the volume isn't there. It will have features that some won't use but they are all in the spare parts bin at the moment to be assembled
Another connectivity option is 5G wireless. The speed is sufficient but coverage is the issue for the moment. 4 years time will be a very different story though.Regarding trust or trusted solutions: The environment is almost akin to distrusting anything new. Specifically in a stadium and the users seem to want to get a RAW image or perhaps even a JPEG as you suggest right over to the editors. Though when tethered, there isn't a need for a memory card, the images are being spat right at a editor and 2.5 Gbps ethernet would be a logical improvement here (5 and particularly 10 Gbps require new cable runs, expensive switches, and lots of cooling.).
Dual Digic X/11 make sense here, not so much for heat as it is for increased processing. Unless they can put out a multicore chip which is easier to shove on a board.
Replacing the HDMI 2.0 and USB-C port with a TB3 connector would give you HDMI 2.1 just with an adaptor or a TB3 to HDMI cable. A worth while tradeoff if the TB3 chip doesn't want to melt the camera.
If I was getting married today I'd want it to be recorded in 8K. I'd even buy extra R5 bodies for the production team so they can easily swap out bodies when it needs to cool down.
Why the need for 8K? By your 10th anniversary 8K displays would cost as much as a 65" 4K OLED TVs are today. By your silver anniversary 8K displays would sell for $300.
Sorry to hear about divorce being illegal. I guess there are a lot of things you might wish were different, too.
You are right about the EOS prefix which all Canon bodies have had but mirrorless have had a letter prefix ie M and R series. The EOS-R1 is the likely name to differentiate it from the 1DX series DLSRIt won't be called "R1"
Name one other pro flagship camera not called EOS-1(something)...not to mention over three decades of precedent.
Are you from Malaysia? I believe that muslim men there can have up to 4 wives with sharia court permission.
The Panasonic GH5 (along many other Panas) got a fullsize HDMI Port and its a noteable smaller Camera.
But there also won't be anymore EOS-1Dx's and my guess is that their new flagship will carry on the EOS-1 moniker albeit with an "R" now.You are right about the EOS prefix which all Canon bodies have had but mirrorless have had a letter prefix ie M and R series. The EOS-R1 is the likely name to differentiate it from the 1DX series DLSR
Not to mention the Rebel/Kiis naming variants in different regions.
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Why such a focus on the Olympics? Certainly the FIFA World Cup is an equally large event for sports photography and it comes around in 2022, which may work better for the timing of the R1 release.A few thoughts on this. Not criticizing, just thinking while typing...
I think we overestimate the impact of Olympics. Photographers at the Olympics represent a tiny fraction of a fraction of the professional sports photographer universe, which in itself is very small. Most sports photographers today are more likely to be like me -- employed by an institution, such as a college or university -- or trying to eke out a living through freelance contracts or hanging on as one of the few remaining local newspaper photographers out there or selling pictures to particpants and their families at local sporting events. There remain a few top level sports photographers, people like Scott Kelby and Peter Read Miller for example, but even these guys are contract workers. Point being that even if Canon sold two bodies to every single photographer covering the Olympics, it wouldn't be enough to sustain the line.
Sales these day are at least as likley, and probably more so, to be coming from amateurs who have sufficient disposible income and the desire to own the top of the line camera. As I said in a previous post, the olympics is important not because it puts cameras in the hands of pros but because it represents a marketing opportunity to sell cameras to enthusiasts who have the money to afford the top of the line.
Not disagreeing with your point, just adding that I doubt Olympics-related sales even enters into Canon's calculations one way or another. I've said before that I can't see any real Olympic photographers taking the risk of shooting events with a new and untried body, especially given that COVID-19 means they will have had limited events to become familiar with the camera before the Olympics.
On the other hand, the promotional aspect of the Olympics does enter into the equation and I can see Canon finagling press access for a bunch of photographers to take pictures using an R1 so they can promote it in their marketing campaign.
Stand alone for now. Rumors of the death of the DSLR might be greatly exagerated. If Canon continues offering DSLRs in any form, the smart controller is likely to become a standard feature. (It is, by the way, a great feature and negates one of the big advantages of mirrorless in my personal opinion.)
Plus, we don't know how much new development costs were actually invested in the sensor, which was an incremental improvement over the existing 1Dx II sensor. And, we don't know, but can assume, that development costs for sensors transfer across the varying resolutions.
Find me a fast big flash unit that doesn't cost $1,000's, cameras and
flashes have grown up together and whilst very low power flashes can
have exceptionally fast durations once you want any kind of power
output the duration time goes way up.
Perhaps they have determined a repeatable method to use all pixels to form the final image instead of half of the dual or forth of the quad pixel's sensor?
For example, the 5D4 is 60 ish MP for dual pixel but produces 30 MP images - with, say, double the processing and onboard memory; could this become a native 60MP sensor?