While Canon's recent updates of its camera line may have left something to be desired, namely 4K recording, the company is stressing 19 improvements for its C100 Mark II over the previous model. The question remains: are these changes enough to entice buyers in an increasingly-competitive market?

Canon 1Dc: Where does it fit now?

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The Canon 1DC is a curious camera. Based on a top-end DSLR design, with essentially only some additional firmware it becomes a 4K camcorder as well. But where does it fit into the increasingly complex matrix of options around high res, high dynamic range (i.e. RAW) devices that are available today at approximately affordable prices?

Speculation of a 4K video shooting, higher megapixel entry into the 5D Mark-series of full frame cameras has been fomenting since March, but the rumor mill is churning anew with a few more 'details', while a Canon exec confirms the company is indeed developing higher resolution models.

How to take still pictures from a 4K video shoot

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With video cameras now sporting 4K video - that's the equivalent of 8 Megapixels, each frame is capable of looking like a pretty decent still photograph. This means that not only can you grab high quality frames from video to use in still image media, it might actually be the best way in the future to do still photography, because you will have a wonderful, 24 or even 60 frames per second to choose your stills from

Now you can use the moon as a lighting rig

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Canon is one of the relatively few manufacturers that develops its own sensors. This means that they're in a great position to create new sensors with new capabilities, and that's just what they've done with their new 35mm Full Frame CMOS sensor for video capture

We can't help being fascinated when people try to use very old techniques with very new technology, and here's a case in point

Canon looks to highlight 4K

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Canon is planning to major on 4K at the upcoming IBC2014, amongst other things highlighting its recently announced CN7x17 KA S – the company’s first-ever cinema lens to feature a servo drive unit.

Extreme 4K

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This is what happens when you push 4K and long lenses to the limit

4K is now the default for cameras

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The rumoured specs of an equally new rumoured camera, the Canon 1D X MK II, point to some very interesting assumptions we can make about the current industry. 

Much has been made of the upcoming Canon 70D’s new autofocus system. Panasonic’s been working on its own revolution in autofocus. But where is it?

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