Canon G1X video samples – DIGIC 5 – I’m not impressed

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The G1X is the first of Canon’s large sensor cameras to use their long awaited DIGIC 5 image processor. 3 years in the making, it largely determines how the sensor is downscaled to 1080p. It also determines resolution, bitrate, encoding and how much aliasing and moire is produced in the downscaling / pixel binning process.

DIGIC 5 is built around a video core unlike the older DIGIC 4 and it largely determines whether Canon’s DSLRs in 2012 like the 5D Mark III, 1DX and 650D will be hit or miss because those too will all be DIGIC 5. So there is a strong possibility that the G1X is indicative of the image we will be getting from those. I certainly hope not…

Today DPReview posted some direct from the G1X Quicktime clips in 1080/24p H.264 format. EOSHD has the analysis…

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First video from DIGIC 5 airs

DIGIC 5 is the chip Canon is expected to use in the Canon 5D Mark 3 and the new 1D. It has Canon’s latest noise reduction and video encoding technologies that the R&D division has spent the last few years working on. Unlike many manufacturers Canon have quite a slow refresh cycle on core technology like sensors and image processors so when they do take a step forward it’s a pretty big leap.

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An update on DIGIC5 – Canon’s next generation DSLR image processor

It has been a long wait for the 5D Mark 3 and 1DS Mark IV, explains why.

As we know, things have been quiet on the Canon again grapevine since Photokina. Throughout the year Canon have not advanced their flagship DSLRs as we hoped they would, and Photokina 2010 marked the 3 year point in Canon’s product cycle for the 1DS. The camera did not show, so people began speculating as to why.

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