All I want for Christmas is a camera branded teddy bear with miniature-yet-useless DSLR, said no photographer ever. If however, you have a penchant for stuffed animals and a particular leaning towards a certain camera brand, then you might want to check out this latest offering from Canon!
After pulling their v1.3.2 firmware for the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV a couple of weeks ago over unspecified “issues”, Canon has today released a new v1.3.3 firmware to address them. Looking at the list of changes, however, it appears that several bugs have been addressed. Only one is specific to problems introduced by v1.3.2 and a couple existed in v1.3.1.
According to the patch notes, four things were fixed, the first of which was fixed in v1.3.2. In fact, it was the only change made in v 1.3.2, other than apparently introducing a bug that caused the speaker to generate a sound when the power was turned on.
Canon released its latest v1.3.2 firmware for the Canon 5D Mark IV on May 27th, bringing with it improved compatibility when connecting your camera to a computer over USB. Canon appears to have pulled the new firmware, though, over “issues” that they have not specified. So, if you haven’t updated your firmware yet, then don’t. If you already have, Canon says there’s no way to revert it back.
As a result, many photographers and video producers (including myself) turn their attention toward the Canon R6, which currently sells for almost the same price brand new. And because I spent hours comparing these two cameras for myself, I decided to put together an in-depth, comprehensive comparison video – breaking down every difference between the Canon 5D Mark IV with the Canon R6.
I decided to make this image for my product portfolio. I think it is important to build images with total creative freedom, without having to follow a client’s needs. This way, we can experiment and look for new concepts.
I already had the Fructis shampoo containers in the studio for a long time to make an image. I’d had the mirrors even longer, So, I decided to make this image inspired by some other images I’d seen with a similar concept.
Whenever Canon comes out with new cameras, one of my most important real-world tests is determining how clean the images look at higher ISOs. I am not testing this for scientific reasons, I am doing this test because I shoot in low light quite often and want the highest quality images for my clients. I also thought that you and the rest of the world might be interested in this as well.
Many people get caught up in the number of megapixels that a camera has on its sensor, thinking that the more the better. What people may not know is that the more megapixels they cram onto a sensor, and the closer that those pixels are to each other, the more heat build-up occurs. This increase in heat can ultimately also increase the digital noise (graininess) in our photos.
Well, after some speculation and even some suggestion that Canon would indeed be releasing a Canon EOS 5D Mark V at some point, but it looks like that won’t be happening. According to a report on Canon Rumors, Canon’s EOS 5D DSLR product is dead, and there will be no more.
It was initially believed that Canon would develop the EOS 5D and EOS R5 product lines side-by-side, at least for a while, and Canon themselves essentially said that the EOS R5 was a mirrorless parallel to the 5D line, but not a replacement for it.
Techradar recently had a chat with Canon Product Marketing Specialist, David Parry about the new upcoming Canon EOS R5. While there haven’t been any new specs or details released about the camera, he did confirm that while the EOS R5 isn’t a 5D Mark IV replacement, it does target the same market and customers who might have otherwise bought a 5D series DSLR.
It’s an interesting interview, as is often the case with David, which covers a number of topics about the new EOS R5 camera. As usual, while David is happy to expand on the topics he is allowed to talk about, he remained tight-lipped when it came to letting out any new information on the capabilities of the camera itself.
Released back in 2016, the Canon 5D Mark IV has proven over and over to be an extremely capable and popular DSLR for photographers. Even today I see people every day debating back and forth on whether to get one or just go with a new-0ld-stock 5D Mark III to save a little money. Well, this sale will help settle that internal debate for you.
B&H is currently running a sale from now until Christmas Eve on the 5D Mark IV and EOS R with some massive discounts. Body only with the accessories kit is just under $2,000 while the kit including the 24-105mm f/4 lens sees a huge $1,300 reduction.
Well, that didn’t seem to take long. According to a report on Canon Rumors, Canon has already added an EOS R Mark II to their internal roadmap, along with an EOS 5D Mark V DSLR. CR didn’t say exactly where the information came from, just that they were not provided with a timeline for the roadmap, although they don’t expect either of them to come along before Q4 of 2020.