A tipster recently sent me word that the Canon 5D Mark II would remain in Canon’s lineup in the near future. However, another new DSLR model would be released soon (instead of a 5D Mark III) and would be a step-up from the 5D Mark II. [Read more…]
Is history going to repeat itself with the Nikon D4 (see above mock-ad re: Nikon D3)? But this time on the video side of the DSLR market?
Nikon is really happy with its new D4 flagship. My favorite quote from a Nikon person at CES was “We like to shut people up.”
Boy, did they…
There’s no doubt that the D4 is an amazing camera. It’s amazing how far they’ve one-upped their own D3s. I’m really hoping to get the chance to shoot some college basketball with one before the season is over.
For sports shooters, Canon’s 1D X and Nikon’s D4 should be close again. I think the D3s edged out the 1D Mark IV in AF performance over series of real world tests I conducted in 2010. However, I think the performance is closer than most forum postings would lead you to believe.
I’m curious to see how well these new cameras stack up against each other on the still image capture side; however, I’m even more interested in how Canon will respond to the Nikon D4’s key video capture features. [Read more…]
Deep inside the Technicolor booth at CES 2012 was a small table showing off some new color correction software from the same company that brought CineStyles to our Canon HDSLRs last year.
Technicolor CineLights is a program based on Technicolor’s award-winning DP Lights system and is intended for quick color correction such as dailies. It’s not really intended as a finish grading tool; however, it does offer some keying, three-way color correction and a Look Library as part of CineLooks. [Read more…]
This is some kind of New Year resolution for Canon – that is, if all these rumors come to light by the end of the year.
More juice on the Canon 5D Mark III suggests further that the camera would maintain a reasonable MP-count (if not the same as the Canon 1D X). The rumor mill also continues to churn on an announcement for the 5D Mark III in the next few months. For the record, my money is still on an announcement in time for the 2012 NAB Show.
In addition to the 5D Mark III, rumors are swirling that the infamous Canon 3D is a live project. No spec details other than to suggest that it is a “photographer’s camera.” What that means, I dunno. The simplest of guesses has me leaning toward no/minor video functionality, which would go hand-in-hand with earlier rumors of the 5D Mark III as a very video-centric camera.
Hmm? A 5D line as the video-focused line and a 3D line as the stills-focused line? The 3D name would tend to lead to less confusion if the camera didn’t have video capture at all… [Read more…]