Quad-Pixel AF and a global shutter coming in 2021?

koenkooi

EOS 5D Mark IV
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Here are some other requests as well. It would be great if they also had LiDar or some depth measuring software built in,[..]

DPAF already gives you a depth map, Canon just doesn't give you nice tools to extract it and so far no 3rd parties support either.
 

Methodical

EOS 90D
Oct 27, 2013
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If the camera with global shutter is $7-8k it won't matter to me because I refuse to give Canon that much money for a camera body.
 

addola

Sold my soul for a flippy screen
Nov 16, 2015
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How come everybody salivates at global shutter for video and nobody mentions the 800lb gorilla in the room: Flash?

Sync at all shutter speeds. Fill flash across 100ft distances with fast big flash units.....

I wanted to scroll through all the pages to see when I see first mention of flash! Thank you for saving me the time. Quackator! I salivate over the idea of flash & fast shutter, but that would "technically" give third party manual flashes an HSS function for free. I hope the Canon-you-know-what-hammer doesn't touch that. It would be great for outdoor portraits as you mentioned, but also for macro photography of little moving insects.
 
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Quackator

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I salivate over the idea of flash & fast shutter, but that would
"technically" give third party manual flashes an HSS function
for free. I hope the Canon-you-know-what-hammer doesn't
touch that.

No danger there. Except for the mentioned Hensel Expert D 250 Speed,
which is a rather hefty studio type mono flash, 99% of the third party
flashes can't dump their stored power within the necessary short time.

Only a few flashes will be able to make use of an extra two or three time
steps due to global shutter. There is room for new flash units as well
which can go all the way up. Flash duration is one of the hardest things
to reduce without giving up power.

This is the flash that I would put to use, I have five of them:

And this is the mobile power source that I have for it:

A 120V version is also available.

This gives me up to 16fps at 64 Ws with several thousand pops per charge.
Manual flash power, all manual mode, of course.

Yes, this narrows down the number of people with enough skills that
are needed to put this to good use. Or those who can fork over 4 grand
for the setup.

I don't think Canon needs to protect their own flashes for this.