what market is there for the 1D C?

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mgrum
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what market is there for the 1D C?
Apr 12, 2012

I don't really see on the face of it who is going to buy the 1D C...

The 5D mkII put large sensor HD video in the hands of the masses. It also allowed still photographers to dabble in video. At $15K the 1D C will not put 4K at indie filmmakers fingertips, neither will it tempt still photographers who would otherwise buy the 1D X.

I get the high quality video + high quality stills in the same package argument but for $15K you could buy a 1DX and a Sony NEX_FS700 which will do 4K video with a firmware upgrade, and more importantly full HD at 240fps, yes that's 10 times faster . It doesn't take EOS lenses natively but will with an adaptor that allows aperture control.

If you do need to travel light, shoot video and stills, and HD isn't high enough quality then the 1D C really wont help you either due to the lack of any focus assist you're going to need an external monitor / a focus puller working with you. So it's not really that suited toward run and gun shooting.

The camera isn't a 1D mkIII on steroids either. ~9 megapixels at 24 fps sounds great for sports photographers using the APS-H 1D3 at 10MP and 10 fps, however you don't get continuous autofocus whilst shooting video, so that's a non starter.

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