Double good news on the Canon front. First off we've got sample footage shot with a brand new Canon EOS-1D Mark IV
, which does a good job of showing what the camera can handle under low lighting conditions, as well as serving as a poignant morality tale for skaters, who should never get in cars with strangers. But perhaps even more exciting is word that Canon is developing its own firmware update for the 5D Mark II
that will take it into the indie filmmaker-friendly territory of 24 fps and 25 fps -- something that's always been assumed doable since the camera already shoots at 30. Details are scarce, and the firmware won't hit until the "first half of 2010," but if anything it should up the resale value on that 5D of yours while you claw against your credit limit for an EOS-1D Mark IV.
- First Canon EOS-1D MKIV movie from Vincent Laforet
- Canon EOS 5D Mark II to get 24 and 25fps in a firmware update!