New 1D body info....

Started Sep 22, 2008 | Discussions thread
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JPohlen
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New 1D body info....
Sep 22, 2008

Hi,

Was meeting with a mate of mine who has been working for Canon for a while... We spoke over a few beers, amongst other things, about the EOS-1... turns out his job is to perform usability testing now (he used to work in a service centre working on consumer video equipment) I mentioned I was looking at buying a 1D III shortly and he promptly snapped at me, told me I really needed to hang on... after another beer he finally spewed out this:

  • Redesigned AF system! AF points can be visibly seen during servo mode now if you turn it on. he said he hasn't tried that much servo mode but claims it works "just fine". I'd grain-of-salt this.

  • 16 megapixel sensor. He didn't talk about the microlenses and wasn't sure on the design of those. He did say the low light/high ISO was amazing but didn't know the technical details on the sensor's production.

  • Still 10fps...

  • 3" VGA resolution screen with 1:1 pixel view.

  • Still 1.3x crop...

  • 1080p/720p selectable video (still 30fps he seems to think as framerate was not selectable). A Canon wireless mic may be an accessory...

  • ISO range 100-6400 expandable in third stop steps to H1 and H2 - and L for ISO 50. (much like what Nikon have done). He said that ISO 25 was available on a model he had but it had some technical issues.

  • ExFAT support as an option for formatting cards but the default is still FAT32.

  • SD/CF has been retained. One card can be configured for video and another for photos.

  • Same look/feel as the 1D III

He also told me that the prototype/testing 1D IIIs did have a video mode in it however the compression codecs were not mature enough.

He didn't know the deep technical details but this all sounds very promising!

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