1D X has traces of 1D C firmware but Magic Lantern ‘will never touch 1D series’ as Canon threatens potential hackers with legal trouble

A few months ago I reported back what Canon had told me officially at Photokina – that the 1D C had some very minor hardware changes over the 1D X (like a headphone socket) but that the camera was fundementally the same camera with a firmware update to enable 4K recording. The Canon product manager was technically knowledge and utterly adamant this was the case, there wasn’t a hint of doubt in his eyes when I had this discussion face to face on the basis of mutual trust.

Later Canon were keen to point out I had got it all wrong and that the 1D C had a different circuit board, etc. etc. and was well worth your extra $6,000.

So why are there traces of 1D C firmware in the 1D X?

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Canon Cinema EOS 1D C – Vimeo footage and 4K source file direct from card

http://vimeo.com/44952547

Please note: the camera is an early prototype in test mode. Don’t draw any final conclusions, this footage is just for curiosity value

Want to see what a 4K DSLR looks like? The wait is over. Here is a very short 4K source file for download (sorry – temporally removed)

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Does the Canon 1D X sharpen as well as the 5D Mark III? Plus bonus 1D Mk IV comparison

Battle of the flagships

We had a small glimpse at what the 1D X was capable of last week. Now Associated Press shooter Ivan Sekretarev has very kindly provided his raw test clips to EOSHD. Here’s my view on them…

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Discussions ‘on-going’ at Canon about extent of video functionality on DSLRs

I have just arrived in Shanghai and earlier in the week Canon brought their new 1D X to London. I didn’t get a look at it since I was busy travelling but Dan Chung has this excellent look at the camera with Mike Burnhill of Canon Europe discussing its various aspects.

Read moreDiscussions ‘on-going’ at Canon about extent of video functionality on DSLRs