Canon is throwing another event into October.
After scheduling the hollywod event for Nov. 3rd, the EOS/Pixma event for Oct. 26th and the Canon Pro Solutions Expo for October 25th, they’ve now added another event scheduled for next week in the Netherlands.
The third week of October has previously been rumored as an announcement time for the Canon 1D Mark V or 1Ds Mark IV. Unfortunately it has also been rumored to come without video functionality?
Rumored specs for the Canon pro camera are as follows:
One model which is integrates the 1D and 1Ds
18 million pixel full-size sensor
61 focus points.
14 fps (12 fps with AF)
New battery, but it will also be able to use older ones
150-200 grams heavier than the current model
ISO range: 100-51200
Fixed LCD monitor
Street price of about 600,000 yen body only
New 24-70mm lens with a price of about 200,000 yen
October 18 announcement, scheduled to be released mid-March of next year
via canonrumors and photographybay
Redrock Micro has announced a new electronic viewfinder for HDSLR cameras. This is the EVF we have been waiting for for some time. The RRM EVF was designed from the ground up with the HDSLR shooter in mind. It is quite heavy at eight ounces with a 15mm rod mount system that will work with all existing RRM rigs. The EVF LCD will have more resolution than the LCD on the back of the camera. There will also be options to have frame lines and audio monitor levels right in the EVF. The RRM EVF will retail for around $600 US.
**UPDATE: The Redrock Micro EVF works just great. The LCD is bright and crisp. It has a diopter adjustment for the EVF. The EVF version that I used ran on one nine volt battery. It has a power switch and one HDMI input. A HDMI splitter is needed for use with an on board monitor or director’s monitor. I will try to get a release date this week if possible. Thanks for all the comments.