Canon grabs the headlines yet again with the EOS-1D C DSLR which will feature 4K high-resolution video capture capability, making it more than ready to usher in the next generation of digital cameras. The EOS-1D C will come with an 18.1-megapixel full-frame 24mm x 36mm Canon CMOS sensor, where it is full well capable of recording 8-bit 4:2:2 Motion JPEG 4K video to the camera’s CF memory card at 24 frames-per-second (fps), and if you so desire, you can also capture memories for posterity in Full HD 1920 x 1080 video at selectable frame rates from 24p to 60p.
To put it in a nutshell, the Canon EOS-1D C DSLR will target filmmakers, television producers, and other high-level motion-imaging professionals, and unless you are a prosumer, standard home users would do well to avoid this and save themselves $15,000 in the process, as a consumer level camcorder would fit their needs just fine. Not only that, how many of us have 4K resolution TVs to view those recorded moments back home? There is no exact release date announced yet, although a rollout this year is certain. [Press Release]