Posts Tagged ‘1Ds Mark IV


Canon cameras tested in Vancouver

Canon Rumors has received confirmation that a new Canon body is being tested in Vancouver at the moment – model number unknown.

The same source also mentioned a 1Ds Mark IV release (or 1Ds MK IV) before the end of February.

A 60D, with high fps speed? A 1Ds Mark IV in the beta stages of testing?

Things remain to be seen. Keep a close eye out when watching the Olympics.

Note: according to Canon Rumors, this is ‘CR3’ source; their top tier ranked sources.


Possible Canon Rebel DSLR; speculations on Canon releases

Canon Rumors has received these set of specifications, which seem to indicate a new, upcoming Rebel (alternatively ‘other’ 60D specs, although that is highly unlikely):

– Articulating screen
– Metal body, but smaller than 50D
– Upgraded 15.1mp APS-C Sensor
– 720p Video at 30fps
Р Electronic Level
– New battery & battery grip

Speculations: February 9 announcements to contain the 60D and 1Ds Mark IV, as well as companion and individual lenses. We don’t think, at this stage, that Canon will release a Rebel – March or April seems more likely. An EOS 550D could be next (no current rumours on the next Rebel camera aside from ‘550D’, which seems highly probable), or a 1500D/2000D (depending on the name, an update to the 1000D which so far has not been updated since the 450D).


Canon 1Ds Mark IV is ‘production ready’

According to a source from Northlight, the Canon 1Ds Mark IV has been tested and is ‘production ready’.

The key features from what they were told:

  • 32MP
  • Looks like a 1D4 with a bigger bump on top
  • New sRAW modes
  • Feels very similar to use to the 1D4
  • AF looks to be the same as the 1D4
  • Similar features to 1D4 in most areas – inc. ISO
  • Low light performance noticeably improved on 1Ds3
  • 5FPS
  • The users are very happy at the image quality for a range of studio/location work.

A possible release date for the 1Ds Mark IV includes the Canon February 9th announcement; however, when it is released, it is expected to have a few new lenses released alongside it.


Canon announcements on February 9

From a mixture of sources (including Canon Rumors and Northlight), Canon should be holding announcements on February 9th (not January 9; it would coincide with the middle of CES, highly unlikely thus for a new model to be released. However, due to translation problems, Canon Rumors initially posted under January 9. It has been rectified, and they have received confirmation that the latter date is more accurate.)

– several PowerShot cameras, including high-end IXUS or ELPH models
– a Rebel DSLR (ie, xxxD or xxxxD; Camera Tech assumes an upgrade to the 1000D, be it a 1500D or 2000D, depending on model names)
– possibility of a second DSLR, including a 60D or 1Ds Mark IV; possibly both, but unlikely
– if the 1Ds Mark IV is launched, it is most likely to be launched with some lenses

The only lens that appears to be likely is a 60mm f/2.8 macro to feature an update, giving it IS. Patents were seen in December, 2009, which indicated the 70-200mm f/2.8 IS II (recently released) as well. The patent diagram is below (image CR):

For more on the 60mm f/2.8 macro IS II, read the patent here.


Possible Canon EOS 1Ds Mark IV

We have speculated on a 1Ds Mark IV before, but we’ve compiled a list of information from reliable sources and we can say that these details have a high possibility.

The 1Ds Mark IV will be effectively the same as the 1D Mark IV, except with a considerably slower framerate and with a 32MP sensor. It will be released next year; quarters unknown. However, possible areas of release could include Photokina 2010.


1D Mark IV on 20th October

According to CanonRumors, a ‘very solid source’ is saying that the 1D MK IV, or 1D Mark IV (4), will be announced on the 20th of October. PhotoRumors has released several of the 1D MK IV rumours previously, but this is the most ‘reliable’ one so far.

There’s also a very high possibility, they claim, that the 1Ds Mark IV will be out next year in Spring (northern hemisphere), and will have a whopping 32 megapixels.

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