Canon details: no one knows for sure, but the chat is this may be a successor to the top-of-the-line Canon EOS 1D Mark IV. Check out these rumored specs:
- 16-18mp image capture
- Full Frame Sensor (gasp!) like the 5D, never seen on the top-of-the-line before
- ISO 51,200 (say that again?!)
- Dual Digic V processors
- Crazy frame rates of 12-14fps
- 61 AF points
These are impressive specs, if they actually come through. This would be the ultimate sports camera. I love my Mark IV already, but these new specs are awesome to contemplate.
Then a week later (October 26th is the rumored date), Nikon will debut the D800. Less is known about the specs for this new machine. Here’s what Petapixel is reporting:
- 36 MP image capture (!!??)
- 4 FPS motor drive
- Shutter rated for 200K shots
- 1080/30 video
- CF and SD card slots
Obviously this camera is aimed at a different market than the rumored Canon model. But 36 megapixels, combined with a decent lens, is a new frontier to consider.
Nice to see our two major Japanese manufacturers continue to impress and wow with their innovation and technological prowess!
I look forward to seeing what announcements are forthcoming in the next couple of weeks!
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