Sony has been taking Canon’s lunch money for sometime with the A7S being the hottest camera in the $2000-$4000 price range. With filmmakers like Philip Bloom praising it’s low light sensitivity and dynamic range, the A7S is the camera to beat. Canon, the father of the DSLR video revolution has been keeping quiet with whispers of a new 5D popping up in the blogosphere every couple of weeks. 


Rumors be dammed. We’ve got word from the Japanese Canon website that the big C will be brining out two new 5D DSLR cameras, the EOS 5DS and EOS 5DR. Take a look at the leaked specs below.


  • 50.6MP full frame CMOS sensor
  • 5DS R has the low pass filter removed
  • Magnesium Alloy Body
  • Dust and weather sealed
  • Dual DIGIC6 processor
  • ISO Range of 100-6400
  • 5FPS continuous shooting
  • High precision 61-point AF
  • EOS Itr AF
  • “fine detail” added to the Picture Styles
  • 1.3x and 1.6x crop shooting mode
  • Customizable “Quick Control screen”
  • Time-lapse movie
  • Anti-flicker
  • Interval Timer
  • Bulb timer

Where are the videos specs? Where is my internal 4K? Asking for 1080P/60FPS isn’t too much is it? And for the love of all that is holy, please, oh please just give me peaking. Why have you forsaken us Canon?


Canon 1DC

Let us not forget that Canon had a DSLR, shooting 4k internal 4:2:2 back in March of 2013. It also cost more than a used porsche, starting at an absurd $13,000. Now almost in it’s terrible twos the 1DC has been known to be purchased for $4000-$6000 used. All of sudden this monster becomes much more attractive. And for as much flak as Canon has caught about lack of innovation, the fact is that in two years time no company has released (to my knowledge) a camera of similar size that can shoot 4K 4:2:2 internal. With this praise I obviously have the ear of the good folks at Canon. Here is my list of demands specifications for the 5D Mark IV.

  • 4K 4:2:2 internal to CF Cards (You did this two years ago)
  • 1080P @ 60FPS (Why do you hate overcrank so much?)
  • Waveform
  • Peaking
  • Zebras
  • Magnification while recording
  • Time-lapse (happy to see this in the 5Ds)

My C300 needs a friend Canon. A friend that can make up for his shortcomings, he doesn’t have 4K. He can’t shoot 1080P at 60. Give him a buddy who can and that has the functionality of a video camera and you will have yourselves a match made in heaven. Please let me know when my check is in the mail.

*UPDATE* – As predicted, the Canon EOS-1D C has seen an official price drop in North America. The camera has been reduced in price by $4000 and now retails for $7999. This new pricing will go into effect on Sunday, February 1, 2015.