Come to think of it I think I've had a look at that model. I liked it, has it made the 7d defunct? I don't see as many of them around anymore. As long as it has that same CF port I'm sure it will get support if it doesn't already. Bypassing CF altogether and going to some sort of CF extended external recorder seems to show some progress. At 6gb a minute, roughly enough, something like a 256gb SSD would be a pretty adequate mag and plenty of write speed to saturate the UDMA 7 spec. It seems some of the 64gb UDMA 7 CFs are faster than their 128gb counterparts but results are mixed.
Its great how quickly they get cheap, I'm happy to wait.
Is it the same sensor as the 5d?
Aphasia wrote:As for the magic lantern, very interesting that they still continue with the third party stuff, what I do wonder is why Canon is so inept as not to provide the good features in the first place...
This product segment just didn't exist 5 years ago, Raw or not. Video capabilities were an after thought intended for paparazzi to be able to glean some video while spying on celebrities the world over. It took 8 months to support something other than 30p, Canon was taken aback by the way film makers and videographers quickly adopted it and part of their reluctance now is they have products already competing in those parts of the market that need big sensor shooting. This is exactly the type of thing that would make it tougher for them to compete at $8k when at $2.5K they're offering a camera that offers expanded PQ. Even still Canons adoption of the whole HDSLR thing has led to better support from them compared to Nikon or Panasonic.
With or without these hacks the DSLRs will never be as good a operating video camera as a C300 (for instance) but it may ultimately produce higher quality images. Or at least offer PQ which is competitive enough that it becomes a compelling option against something 2/3 more in price. Were this to work it could also shake the rental market up a bit (which is good for me). They're still awful to use for video ergonomically but have become somewhat practical with support over time.
Canon don't have a traditional video dept as most of their video cameras use a modified Sony back end.