The Dream Within Pictures
Follow TheDreamWithinPictures on Twitter

Canon 1D C Firmware Update is Service Center-Only, Has Photogs Wondering

Canon recently announced an exciting firmware update for its professional grade cinema camera: the EOS-1D C. But even though the fact that the 1D C can now shoot 25fps 4K is exciting, it’s not improvements or bug fixes that have people talking, it’s the fact that Canon is requiring that you go to an authorized service center to get the new firmware installed.

Given the recent updates from Magic Lantern that seem to have brought the 5D Mark III and other, cheaper cameras suspiciously close to 1D C quality, it’s no wonder Canon is keeping a tighter leash on their firmware. This service center-only move, however, has some photographers bringing back up the old 1D C vs 1D X debate.

In case you don’t remember, after the 1D C came out, several sources speculated that it may have been nothing more than a 1D X with different firmware and a $ 7,000 higher price tag. Canon Rumors later brought up the point that there were some slight hardware differences that made it easier for the camera to take the heat (literally) when shooting 4K, but many still questioned whether or not that was worth such a massive price hike.

Now that Canon is forcing 1D C owners to get their firmware updated for them, rather than downloading it onto their computer, the debate has started over as people speculate that Canon is simply trying to keep the new firmware out of 1D X owner’s hands, lest they turn their 1D X into a 1D C.

This is all just speculation, but we’ll keep you updated as we hear more. For now, 1D X owners will have to be satisfied with their own firmware update, which apparently makes your camera play nicer with speedlights, reduces the time it takes to display metering results on the LCD, and fixes several other bugs.

(via The Phoblographer via CanonWatch)

[via PetaPixel]

[via PetaPixel]

Visitors: 269

Comments are closed.

comments-bottom

Featured Photos

A Rose… Posted by author icon The Dream Within Jan 16th, 2012 | no responses
Eclipse Posted by author icon The Dream Within Dec 9th, 2011 | no responses
”In a strange land” Exhibi... Posted by author icon Jean-Luc Dushime Sep 24th, 2011 | no responses

Random Photos

Romantic Rose #1 Posted by author icon The Dream Within Dec 25th, 2012 | Comments Off on Romantic Rose #1
Walt Disney Concert Hall #... Posted by author icon The Dream Within Dec 25th, 2012 | Comments Off on Walt Disney Concert Hall #1
”In a strange land” Exhibi... Posted by author icon Jean-Luc Dushime Sep 24th, 2011 | no responses
Shutters 1 Posted by author icon The Dream Within Mar 24th, 2011 | no responses
Lovers #1 Posted by author icon The Dream Within Mar 21st, 2011 | no responses
Portraits Posted by author icon Jean-Luc Dushime Nov 4th, 2011 | no responses
Ladybug Posted by author icon The Dream Within Oct 2nd, 2011 | no responses
Shadow & light Posted by author icon The Dream Within Dec 25th, 2012 | Comments Off on Shadow & light
Eclipse Posted by author icon The Dream Within Dec 9th, 2011 | no responses
Walt Disney Concert Hall #... Posted by author icon The Dream Within Dec 25th, 2012 | Comments Off on Walt Disney Concert Hall #2

Top Rated

A Rose… Posted by author icon The Dream Within
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (6 votes, avg: 4.00 out of 5)
Loading...
Lovers #2 Posted by author icon The Dream Within
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (4 votes, avg: 3.75 out of 5)
Loading...
Lovers #1 Posted by author icon The Dream Within
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (6 votes, avg: 3.00 out of 5)
Loading...