Canon’s 5D Mk1V “Are Canon flogging a dead horse”
How many times are we going to get a minor update to this camera, here are the rumoured specifications…4K is good but 720p at 120fps is useless.
- 30.4 MP Sensor
- Compact Flash/SD Card Slots
- 4K at 25fps
- 1080p up to 50fps
- 720p up to 120fps
- Built-in Wi-Fi
- Built-in GPS
- 8bit 500mbps MJPEG
- USB 3
- Front Cable Release Port
- 3.2″ Touchscreen Functionality
- New Locking Switch
Still 8bit…WHY ? If the Panasonic GH5 appears with 6-8K this will leave the Canon dead in the water.
Personally I think cameras like this should be left as photographic tools and strip out all the video features, mirrorless is the only way forward for video featured photographic cameras.
The 5D has been crying out for a swivel viewfinder from day one and Canon insist in leaving it as is.
I think with all the video options we now have like the JVC LS300, Canon C100 Mk11, Sony’s FS5 its clear we are now covered for shallow depth of field camcorders.
The need for Canon to keep updating the 5D is in my opinion driven by the sales in the past and not by anything technically outstanding.