The Canon Germany website reports the EOS-1D C Firmware for 25p comes out in April, about the same time as the new Firmware for the EOS-5D Mk III. The software team in Canon is busy trying to code as fast as possible. You can read the article here and use Google to translate it.
However, there is still no substitute for coming out with new hardware, like the EOS-7D Mk II and the EF 200-400mm f/4L IS 1.4X Super Telephoto lens. We are still waiting, Canon.
Canon develops feature upgrade for the world’s first 4K DSLR, the EOS-1D C
United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, 30 January 2013 – Canon today announces the development of a new feature upgrade for the ground-breaking EOS-1D C. The upgrade has been developed taking into account feedback from the European professional video community, and adds support for 25p recording at the camera’s maximum 4K resolution.
Designed for the motion picture, television and high-resolution production industries, the EOS-1D C is the world’s first DSLR to support 4K video capture. It offers a unique, highly portable package optimised for ultra-high quality recording, delivering exceptional low light performance and film-like dynamic range from a highly-compact body that can be used in a wide-range of shooting situations.
The EOS 1D-C captures 4K (4,096 x 2,160) video using 8-bit motion JPEG compression, with the ability to simultaneously output an uncompressed Full HD (1920x1080) YCbCr 4:2:2 signal to an external recorder via its HDMI terminal. Full HD video can also be recorded direct to CF cards at frame rates of up to 1080/60p, whilst Canon Log Gamma ensures video is rich in exposure latitude and dynamic range – offering outstanding freedom for video professionals during shooting, and for colourists in post-production.
The new feature upgrade will be available free of charge from April 2013.