Even though it’s not yet formally confirmed by Canon, the rumor that emerged more than a few weeks ago has already been spreading like wildfire across the Internet. On top of that, Canon Rumors just “confirmed with certainty” that C-Log will indeed be added as a feature in the Canon 5D Mark IV through a service center update that is likely to be announced at the upcoming NAB 2017 trade show taking place in Las Vegas towards the end of next month. What’s more, there has been another suggestion that Canon engineers are currently putting a lot of effort into improving the 4K video capture crop on their flagship DSLR.
Beyond any doubt, that’s going to be a huge announcement for Canon and a fantastic addition to the camera itself alongside other appealing features that it already provides such as the 30.4 Megapixel Full-Frame CMOS sensor with DIGIC 6+ processing, Dual-Pixel AF, and of course, the long-awaited 4K DCI video recording.
Just as a quick reminder, the rumor comes less than a month after UK-based cinematographer James Miller and Atomos unveiled their Log picture profiles aiming to bring the highly demanded gamma curve to certain models of the Canon DSLR lineup (including the EOS 5D Mark IV) alongside some HDR compatibility.
Unfortunately, it’s still unclear whether current 5D Mark IV owners will have to pay for the upgrade or not, but it’s almost certain that the Japanese electronics behemoth is having something big up its sleeve. Considering the serious amount of pre-NAB announcements last year, I won’t be very surprised if Canon drops the bomb much sooner than expected.
One is for sure, though, the shortcomings of the company’s marketing policy and product development in this particular market segment are still evident so it would be just another huge disappointment for a myriad of aspiring filmmakers and enthusiasts alike if they don’t see C-Log finally implemented in the Canon 5D Mark IV since it was one of the most requested features long before the camera was even officially announced.
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