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  1. The DSLR version of the M6 Mark II is the 90D, which uses the same 32MP sensor. This uses the older 24MP sensor, which likely means that the 4K is cropped as on the M50 and 250D.
  2. Yeah, it sounds like it's just the 250D/SL3 in a slightly more up-market body. If for whatever reason you want a Canon APS-C DSLR with any real concession to 4K video features, you really need to save up for the 90D.
  3. Hopefully this section... ...means that the 8K video mode is actually going to be something usable, rather than something along the lines of the 1080p20 mode that Canon gave us with the EOS 500D way back when, or the 4k15 mode that appeared in the final few Nikon 1 cameras before the plug got pulled on that line.
  4. DPReview have now put up some stills of the Z50's video modes: https://www.dpreview.com/reviews/nikon-z50-review/7 In a nutshell, overall 4k video quality looks to be about on-par with the GH5 and G9 (maybe even a touch sharper), which pretty much confirms that it's oversampling from a ~5.5k region of the sensor like those two cameras. Not quite as good as the 4k-capable A6x00 cameras or the X-T3(0), but still way, way better than the 4k video on the M6 Mark II. 1080p quality on the other hand actually seems a little worse than the M6 Mark II, GH5, and X-T3(0), albeit still better than the A6x00 line and Nikon's DSLR line.
  5. Bear in mind though that a full-frame sensor has a 3:2 aspect ratio, so some of those vertical pixels will go unused when capturing 16:9 video. There probably is some slight oversampling going on, as the sensor's horizontal resolution is 4,240 pixels, but it'd only be in the region of a 10% oversample rather than 31%.
  6. Weird how there seems to be this black hole when it comes to APS-C cameras and IBIS. Damn near every M4/3 and full-frame camera has it nowadays, but on the APS-C front there's only really the A6500 and A6600 that have it (plus some of Pentax's cameras).
  7. Actually, if you're going to make claims like that, the onus falls on you to prove that's how Canon are doing it. Otherwise, the default assumption should be that they're running the sensor at 60Hz and using pull-down to get 24p (or technically 23.976p), because that's how damn near every video-capable ILC has gotten 24p in the past.
  8. Canon almost never add new features to their cameras via firmware. The fact that they're doing this - and not offering up some lame excuse, such as bugs with the new DIGIC processors that needed ironing out, or that whole "licencing fee" thing - shows that they've finally realised they've made a screw-up of rare proportions.
  9. Shame the USB-C port on these new models seems to be a data-only port. Being able to run one off a power bank would be pretty handy.
  10. In fairness, how many sub-$1,000/£1,000 ILCs actually do offer 10-bit 4:2:2 HDMI output? The only one I can think of off the top of my head is the X-T30.
  11. You would need a separate clock circuit for true 24.00p. However, the 23.976p that's more commonly used in consumer cameras is derived from a 60Hz base clock - in 60Hz mode my FZ2000 gives the option of "24p", 30p or 60p, but in 50Hz mode it's 25p or 50p only - so if a camera can do 30/60p, there's no fundamental reason it shouldn't be able to do 23.976p.
  12. Even if the licencing fees argument were true, it would actually make Canon look worse, not better. Because if Pentax, who have a far smaller share of the market and whose video quality has consistently been an absolute joke since the day they added it, are willing to shell out the fees to enable their DSLRs to support 24p, what possible excuse could Canon have for not doing the same?
  13. Given the sensor resolution (6960x4649) they're most likely doing a 2:1 pixel bin, which would give a horizontal resolution of 3.48k.
  14. Okay, seriously, how is it that in the week when Sony and Canon are releasing new mirrorless APS-C mirrorless bodies, Canon is the one who (24p shenanigans aside) is offering more meaningful upgrades over its predecessor, and also has a more reasonable price point?
  15. Oh, yes, absolutely! Anyone who really needs 24p can probably afford to shell out for a second-hand 550D, maybe even a 60D if they really feel like splashing the cash. Or they could buy, you know, literally any camera from any of the other DSLR/mirrorless manufacturers out there.
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