We’re all expecting the camera to be a big step forward for the slightly outdated video specs in the Canon DSLR line. The initial signs from Canon Rumors recently announced, and vague, spec list are pretty much on point with expectations. 4k Video and upgraded 28 Megapixel count. Small, but nice upgrades like the touchscreen and built in Wi-Fi & GPS are very welcome. But there are two of the specs that have me wondering about the possibilities.
According to Canon Rumors, the Canon 5D Mark IV will feature CFast and SD card slots and it’ll be only the second body from Canon to feature a DIGIC 7 Image Processor. Both of these upgrades could hint towards some specs beyond just, 4k video and increased resolution. It’s one thing to have 4k video, but having 10 bit 1080p internally? Or High frame rates at 4k? The DIGIC 7 Processor is still somewhat of an unknown entity, so we’re not entirely sure what it will bring to the table. All we know is that it’s two generations better than the DIGIC 5+ in the Canon EOS 5D Mark III.
And about those CFast and SD Card Slots… Canon seems to be trying to move towards using primarily CFast media. Be that a move to prepare for the future or what is actually necessary for the bodies they’re selling, it’s important for those that are interested in upgrading.
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV to Feature CFast & SD Card Slots [CR2]
Via Canon Rumors:
We’re told by a pretty reliable source that the upcoming Canon EOS 5D Mark IV will feature both a CFast 2.0 slot and a SDXC UHS-II slot.
If the camera is going to shoot internal 4K like the Canon EOS-1D X Mark II, the CFast slot makes a lot of sense. The faster SD card slot will be a very welcome addition as well, as the the 5D Mark III used a standard SD card slot which was quite slow.
Rumoured EOS 5D Mark IV Specifications (From most recent Canon Rumors post):
- DIGIC 7
- ISO 100-51200 (204,800)
- 4K video
- Headphone jack
- Price: $3600
- CFast 2.0 & SD card slots
- Built-in WiFi & GPS
- 61 autofocus points (41 cross type)
- Reduced weight
- New EF 24-105 f/4L IS II kit lens
Read this at Canon Rumors “Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Spec List [CR1]”
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