Canon 1D X Mark II to Feature 4K Video But No 4K on Canon 5D Mark IV?

Canon 1D X Mark II Mockup

New rumors from Canon Rumors point to an upcoming Canon 1D X replacement will feature 4K video capture. Unfortunately though, the same rumors say that the 1D X Mark II will be the only next-gen Canon DSLR to offer 4K video capture at launch.

Of course, that would mean that the oft-rumored 5D Mark IV wouldn’t feature 4K video as an option at launch. Does the “at launch” clarification mean that a firmware upgrade could unlock it later down the line?

We have to remember, of course, that these are rumors but I still want to bang my head on the desk at even the suggestion that the next generation of Canon DSLRs will continue to neuter their video capabilities.


Canon 1D X Mark II to Get ‘Massive Improvement’ in Dynamic Range?

Canon 1D X Mark II Mockup

If you are beholden to DxO Mark scores as you camera judgment standards, then you know Sony and Nikon have been trouncing Canon in overall “sensor scores” of late. Of course, there is a lot more to a camera than an objective sensor score and many faithful Canon shooters would argue that the results they get from their DSLRs are superior to what a comparable Sony or Nikon model would deliver. [Read more…]