faithblinded: Odd that they chose the most crowded consumer frequency range, rather than the traditional VHF/UHF. It seems the chance for interference would be much greater. On a good day in my city, I'm in range of 20-30 wifi networks in the 2.4ghz range no matter where I go. I'd recommend spending the extra $200 for the proven Sennheiser or Sony UHF units.
"If the RC people can use 2.4GHz transmitters (digital) to control expensive flying devices without problems, I think it´s ok for this application."
That's an invalid comparison. Intermittent control signals can't be assumed to require the integrity of a continuous audio stream.
The standard for video is 48k, so this uses 44.1. Brilliant.
And 2.4 GHz is crammed with other crap. So that's what they pick.
And does this handle only one mic? This will be grand for one-man shows.
Does Panasonic really prevent third-party batteries from working with their cameras? If so, no one should vote for this rip-off with their money.
Send a strong message that this anti-customer offense will not stand.
Canon: totally out of ideas, and detached from the world of photography and filmmaking. They're just crapping out one embarrassing product after another now.
What's up with the abysmal resolution of the screen, though?
joe6pack: The iPhone mirror case position is completely awkward. Why would someone not want to look at the screen while taking photo or filming?
Unless of course you don't want people to know what you are doing.
Who said you don't want to look at the screen? That makes no sense.
"In addition to correctly orientating the image"
"Orientating"? Come on, guys. Don't you do any copyeditating?
Still no intervalometer for time lapse. Ridiculous and inexcusable.
Does it finally have legitimate downscaling of the image to video resolution?
Higher bitrate and better codec?
Come on, Canon.
Cy Cheze: 4k video will be available in $300 consumer models, soon enough. People will shout, "Hey, must have!" But then they will discover that 4k video demands perfect lighting, oceans of memory, 250mpbs bitrates, a $20k viewing screen, and dermatological enhancements--all for the sake of an image that looks the same at usual viewing distance. 4k video also demands a tripod, or super-duper stabilization, or any advantage is lost. The ability to crop 4k video might be attractive, except that the CPU and rendering time requirements are substantial. Easier to shoot with two mere HD cameras: one long, the other wide.
" they will discover that 4k video demands perfect lighting, oceans of memory, 250mpbs"
Perfect lighting? NO. Why would the resolution change the necessary lighting?
Your bitrate comment is on the money, but sadly people will gobble up fraud "4K" at 5 mbps the way they gobble up bullshìt "HD" at the same bitrate.
Antony John: Seems like Canon are still leading the way with video in SLRs.Congrats to them from a Nikon user.Whatever gripes some have it's better for the industry as a whole that some companies keep 'pushing the envelope'.
Canon led the way years ago and then gave up. They still don't have real downscaling of their images for video; after years of development time and complaints, they're still using line-skipping and producing video with hideous aliasing and moire.
And they're still shooting to crappy codecs with decimated color information at laughable bitrates. Canon was the manufacturer that other video-camera makers were worried about. Not any more. They blew it, hard.
Sad Joe: 4k is the future - unlike the poor current 3D systems. Yep - roll on 4k at bargain prices - sure to come just before 4K 3D !!
No, shitty, pathetic-bitrate, compressed-to-hell crap being peddled as "4K" is the future, just as sham "HD" is the norm today.
Take a look at the "HD" on YouTube. You're going to get the exact same garbage blown up to "4K", at the same sorry bitrate.
"SVGA"? "XGA"? What year is this?
State resolutions IN NUMBERS. Not the alphabet soup that died out in the early '90s.
Joe Ogiba: So 15/12 fps is a new video standard ? I guess if you are making a Keystone Cops movie it's ok but I would stick with 1080p60 for any action shots.
"They do a lot of time lapse imagery."
Doing time lapse with this POS would be incredibly dumb, when you could get a point-&-shoot for less money that would kick its ass by a huge margin in every way.
Corwess: European GoPro Fans are all Pi**ed!Why? 449 EURO = 585.16$
50% higher in Europe than the US.
GoPro used to have Prices and now they serioussly started to Pi** off people big time!
Its a good camera. But to expensive!
Dear GoPro really?
"There are NO TAXES in the USA for these things"
Is that supposed to be a joke?
ferroz: I only have Canon EOS 1110D . But I can do lot of things from it. Awesome shots and trick pictures. Get more artistic pictures with fantastic ideas at; http://tinyurl.com/trickphotographyspeffects
Shove your spam. Again.
Moronic. They add this useless "4K" instead of a decent bitrate.
These cameras record garbage-quality images. They use excessively high-resolution chips and pathetic bitrates. Same boring mistakes, over and over.
silentstorm: What kind of standards is CEA upholding???
Last i studied form my text books, 4k resolution is referred to horizontal resolution having 4000 or more pixels. 4096 is what i understood from Zeiss research decades ago.
Why is 3840 consider 4k resolution????? So that makes 1920x1080 a 2k video standard too??? WHAT A JOKE!!!!
Is our standards getting lower?? Or did someone goofed?
"1920x1080 is "2k" in digital cinematography"
No it isn't.
"So they're not calling 1920x1080 "2k""
He didn't say they were. He said it's AS IF they were.
Robert Eckerlin: What I would have really loved: a standard for TV and PC Monitors (and other display devices?) that sports a similar colour and contrast quality (or even a higher quality?) as the new iPad Retina displays ...a standard that ensures that photo colours/contrast can be easely rendered (without device calibration) in the same way on all display devices that support that new standard.
I do not care at all about UHD.
What does color and contrast have to do with resolution? Nothing. You're drawing pointless parallels with the "Retina" display.
wus: Again, as already when introducing the HDTV "standard", the industry association fails to specify a minimum frame rate.
1080 @ 24p is already ridiculous, before we move to 4K we should really introduce a higher frame rate for the standard 1080p material that renders fast movements sharp AND smooth. IMHO this is much more inportant than increasing the resolution.
After trying 24, 30, 50 and 60 p with full HD resolution I would think the minimum should be around 72 fps. And for any upcoming 4K standard we should aim at a minimum of 100 fps, and 200 fps for 3D material so that the effective frame rate for full 3D reproduction remains at 100 fps.
24 FPS is too low, but 48 is fine. Beyond that, and you're bloating the hell out of the data payload for diminishing returns.
We can't even get HD at 24 FPS with a decent bitrate. 4K? HA HA HA.