UPDATE – since it is no longer April 1st – I should point out that this was an APRIL FOOLS joke by Philip Bloom (and quite funny too if you ask me).
“We have been hearing mutterings of this for the past few weeks. â€œTop DPs in Europe testing out RAW recording on Canon 5Dmkiiâ€. It all sounded like nonsense didnâ€™t it? Well I can exclusive reveal today as the embargo I was given 0001 BST 1/4/10 has passed that Canon have done exactly what we wanted. RAW baby, RAW! New firmware will be released imminently for every camera from the Rebel T1i/ 500D through to the 1DmkiV giving it the much desired RAW recording on the memory cards. Not just that, but they have also finally unlocked the HDMI out to give us an uncompressed feed so we can plug in our Nanoflash or KiPro and record into a format that we have dreamed of.”
You've simply got to read the entire post! There's so much RAW data in there!
(Photo credit: Philip's tease post from Twitter )