The 5D Mark IV has been in the rumor mill shortly after the launch of the 5D Mark III. The final spec list is still unknown but several key specs have been rumored in recent months. Here are the rumored specs thus far: [Read more…]
Canon has issued a firmware update for the 1D X Mark II that addresses the recently-published image corruption problem with certain SanDisk CFast 2.0 cards. The firmware update specifically provides the following improvements:
- Incorporates countermeasures for a phenomenon in which the bottom part of still images recorded to SanDisk CFast cards become corrupted.
- Enhances communication reliability between the camera and CFast cards.
If you are using the affected CFast cards, after having updated the Camera Firmware to Firmware Version 1.0.2, please make sure to use the camera to format the CFast card.
You can download the new firmware update here on Canon’s website.
New info from a “reliable source” at Canon Rumors points to the upcoming Canon 5D Mark IV and its change over to a CFast 2.0 card slot for its primary storage. The rumors note that it would feature both a CFast 2.0 card slot and a SDXC UHS-II card slot – both of which are a substantial upgrade from the 5D Mark III.
The UHS-II bus interface offers the ability to build cards with up to 312MB/s transfer speeds, which is a big jump from the maximum theoretical speeds on the UHS-I interface at 104MB/s. Of course, the UHS-II card slot will still be compatible with older UHS-I and non-UHS bus cards. You just won’t get the speed benefits that UHS-II cards offer.
Of course, CFast 2.0 offers even faster speeds with its SATA-3 connection at 6Gbps (up to 600MB/s) max data throughput. That is the fastest current mainstream memory card (XQD’s PCIe-based theoretical limit is 5Gbps).
Either of the card slots should be more than competent for whatever kind of compressed 4K video the Canon 5D Mark IV throws at them. The biggest question remaining to the bottleneck is Canon’s processing capability for still images. Is Canon simply going to build a 1D X Mark II Jr. as the 5D Mark IV?
While we don’t have any reliable info on specs, CR also says it has word that we’ll get a DSLR with a “new nameplate” in the EOS lineup in 2017.
Will the mythical EOS 3D finally arrive? Something on the consumer side?
Sound off with your thoughts and speculation below.
A recently published lens patent corroborates past rumors of a new Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS II lens. The new lens is likely to appear later this year alongside the oft-rumored Canon 5D Mark IV.
The existing Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS lens has been a work horse over the past decade. The retail price still hovers around $1,000 but you can find refurbished and gray market units in the $500-$600 range these days. Expect the new model to be bundled as a kit with the 5D Mark IV and available at a standalone price in the $1200-$1500 range.
[via Canon Rumors]
Tony Northrup posted a video talking about future cameras and specs and what he thinks is coming next from several camera makers. You can watch the video above. Notable cameras in his prediction list include: [Read more…]