Just as Canon did several years ago, they’re releasing the newest rebel generation at the heels of the 5D line.
The digic 5 chip found in the Mark III is also in here, but oddly enough there’s no mention of the high/low compression recording options. I thought this feature would be grandfathered down from the Mark III but it is possible that it only records in the high compression codec. If you know, please contact me or comment below.
That’s the biggest feature I found missing. This camera comes along with several features that are not currently present on the Mark 3 or any other canon cameras-
- High ISO noise enchanted reduction
- Touchscreen articulating LCD
- Autofocus in video mode (canon is also offering new lenses optimized for autofocus, included in the above kit)
- Scene lighting/color profiles and built in filters for movie mode
- HDR backlighting mode
The body alone costs $850 which is pretty cheap compared to the performance it gives… Personally I think this is a great entry level for someone who’s just starting out in videography or filmmaking.
My biggest gripe with this camera is the fact that 60fps is still limited to 720p. Seriously?
That’s the biggest difference between Sony and Canon right now, Sony is willing to cannibalize their own product line with cheaper and better cameras spec-wise.
Canon has a big enough of a monopoly right now so they can afford these underwhelming specs for another couple of years until the tables turn. I can see the combination Panasonic/Sony/Nikon/Red and other random start ups overtaking Canon’s slice of the market if they’re not careful.
I’m not hating on Canon, I love their products. I simply know they can be much better and am calling them out on that.
Here’s the new low light gain reduction in action.