April 13, 2012
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From the BJP by Simon Bainbridge
Introducing the EOS 1D C, Canon’s newest digital SLR camera aimed at filmmakers, delivering advanced video capture tools, launched alongside four new lenses and a pro interchangeable-lens camcorder.
In a raft of new announcements this afternoon, Canon has unveiled the EOS 1D C, the latest addition to its Cinema EOS system, supporting 4K video capture.
The camera, which Canon is aiming at the motion picture, television and high-resolution production industries, supports in-camera 4K (4096 x 2160) video recording with 4:2:2 colour sampling, “offering greater creative freedom for video professionals… [and] delivering outstanding video quality, advanced low light performance and film-like dynamic range” in a DSLR-sized body, it claims.
The 1D C offers variable resolutions and frame rates, capturing 4K video using eight-bit Motion JPEG compression at 24p, while Full HD (1920 x 1080) is available at frame rates up to 1080/60p. The camera supports internal recording to Compactflash cards at all resolutions up to and including 4K, or video (excluding 4K) can be output to external recorders via an integrated HDMI terminal using an uncompressed YCbCr 4:2:2 signal.…MORE
Here is a review on the ever trusted DP Review site
More information here on C/Net
The EOS-1D C with a CN-E24mm T1.5 L F cinema lens attached. (Credit: Canon)
October 19, 2011
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A new Canon camera for the top end, this first review on the BJP site Author: Olivier Laurent gives the basic info you might be interested in. Interesting that it only has 18.1 mp whereas the current 5D Mk2 has 21mp.
“Canon is expected to release, early next year, the successor of both its EOS-1D Mark IV and EOS-1Ds Mark III – the EOS-1D X, which the firm claims is “the filmmaker’s digital SLR”
Canon says it is marking the 10th generation of it’s professional system with the development of the EOS-1D X digital SLR, which will “supersede both the EOS-1D Mark IV and EOS-1Ds Mark III.”
“The EOS-1D X sports a 18.1-megapixel full-frame sensor, as well as a redesigned autofocus system, and “powerful new metering technology with new dual DIGIC 5+ processors.
According to Canon Europe’s professional marketing manager Kieran Magee, “the EOS-1D X is the ultimate camera for all types of photographer. Professionals often shoot in fast-paced, high pressure situations, and the EOS-1D X provides the features and performance they need. We’ve carefully listened to the needs of professionals and created a versatile, powerful camera that will meet the requirements of more photographers than ever before.”…more
July 21, 2011
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An in depth review of the Canon flagship camera by Bob Atkins and Theano Nikitas
The Canon EOS 1D Mark IV is the latest in Canon’s 1D series DSLRs. The 1D series is unique in its use of an APS-H format sensor (28.1×18.7mm). The sensor is larger than APS-C and so can yield higher image quality, but is smaller than full frame, which means that the file size is smaller and the reflex mirror can be smaller and lighter and so the camera can operate at higher speeds (10 frames per sec). The high speed operation of the 1D series cameras has made them the first choice for many sports and action photographers. Like other 1D and 1Ds series cameras, the EOS 1D MkIV has an integrated grip with a second set of controls for vertical shooting, a high capacity battery pack, high strength construction and the body is weather-sealed for operation outdoors in the rain.….more
1D MkIV Major Features
- New 16.1 Megapixel APS-H CMOS sensor
- 10 frames per second continuous shooting
- Up to 121 large JPEG images in a single burst
- New 45-point wide area AF with 39 cross-type sensors with f/2.8 sensitivity
- New upgraded AF system designed for high speed tracking of moving subjects
- High-speed Dual “DIGIC 4” processors for fast operation and high image quality
- 12,800 high ISO expandable up to 102,400
- Full HD movie recording at 30, 25 and 24 frames per second (fps)
- 3.0″ Clear View II LCD with Live View mode
- Durable dust and water resistant body with 76 rubber seals
- 1/8000s shutter with 300,000 cycle rating and 1/300s sync