Welcome to our roundup series where we will hit on several gear news and rumor topics each day. This gives you a chance to get caught up on all of the day’s news and rumors in one place. Make sure to check back daily for the latest gear news, rumors, and announcements.
4K Canon 5D Coming?
Trusted sources in the Canon rumor mill are stating that there will be a 5D camera announced this year that will shoot 4K video footage. The kicker is that it will not even be announced until AFTER the EOS-1D X Mark II begins shipping, which is expected in April.
So, this means we still have a couple of months to wait before we will likely see the next 5D camera announcement. But, just as a refresher, here is what we are expecting at this point from the next 5D camera…
- DIGIC 6+
- 61 point AF
- CFast & SD
- Built-in GPS & Wifi
- Lighter weight
It will be interesting to see what Canon does finally unveil when the 5D Mark IV is announced. There is no doubt that the game is tighter now than it ever has been before, so Canon will have to be careful about the choices made in this camera.
Godox Updates X TTL Flash System With Sony Support
Beyond lenses, one of the other complaints about mirrorless systems – Sony included – is a lack of variety in lighting options. Well, Godox has heard those complaints and has added Sony TTL support to their wireless X series triggers.
The new X1S will join the X1C & X1N (the Canon and Nikon versions) and will work alongside the newly announced version II V850 Speedlight unit, which also will have a built in X1 receiver for wireless TTL.
The system supports HSS (High Speed Sync) and gives you control of speedlights from your camera, allowing you to make critical lighting adjustments on the fly, without having to run around to your various lights to make changes.
You can find all of the details about these new Godox announcements over on their website here. We will also update you once these are available for purchase.
Unsung Camera Review: Fuji S5 Pro
The guys over at The CameraStore TV have started this new segment which I find to be a really fun concept. They take older cameras, review them in typical CSTV fashion, and at the same time, you get a fun history lesson about the state of the photography market around that time.
In this first episode, they took a look at the Fuji S5 Pro, a Fuji camera stuck within a Nikon D200 body. It was an interesting look at a camera that, as the name of the segment suggests, was rather unsung.
Looking ahead, I would love to see some medium format film camera reviews since those are becoming a popular leisure photography tool now that prices are down to affordable levels for even casual photographers. Cameras like the Pentax 67 II, 645 NII, Mamiya 645 AFD and Hasselblad 500CM would be fun.
What are your thoughts on today’s roundup? What news/rumors did we miss? What would you like to see covered in future roundups? Leave a comment below and let us know what you think!