Canon Expected to Drop the 1D Mark IV TodayBy Chris Weiss
It’s been an interesting ride in the world of professional cameras lately. Just last week, we saw the new Nikon D3s unwittingly tipped by a photography magazine, and now Canon has appeared to tip its own hand with the invitation above. Indications are that today’s event will include the unveiling of a new top-end DSLR–the 1D Mark IV. The Mark IV will replace the Mark III in Canon’s line-up, a DSLR with 1.3 x crop- frame sensor. The new Canon is expected to get an APS-H sensor that offers around 16 megapixels. Its still image capture rate is rumored to be 10 to 12 frames per second.
The Mark IV should also get 1080p video at the same capture rates as are available on the Canon 7D. High ISO settings for low light shooting are one final upgrade slated to be on the menu. Rumors place the price for the new camera at around $5,000– a $1,000 premium over the III’s launch price. The 1Ds Mark IV is rumored at $6K. Of course, we’ll just have to wait it out to see if indeed Canon releases the camera today or uses its 50th anniversary for what it should be used for–getting so drunk you forget why it is you’re celebrating to begin with. [Photography Bay via Wired]