Canon is rumored to announce a bunch of cameras and camcorders in 2015 that will be capable of recording videos at 4K resolution.
More and more digital imaging products are offering 4K video recording capabilities, but giants like Nikon and Canon have mostly ignored this segment.
While Nikon does not seem like it is planning to launch any such devices, the situation is different with Canon, as the company is giving signs that it does not want to play catch-up.
The rumor mill is once again reporting that multiple new Canon 4K cameras will be introduced in 2015, devices that will be a part of the EOS DSLR, Cinema EOS, and VIXIA series.
New Canon 4K cameras and camcorders will be announced in 2015
Consumers have given lots of hints that 4K is the future. There is a lot of interest in this feature, so it is time to start delivering such devices. Lots of Canon 4K cameras will be unveiled in 2015, beginning with the first part of the year, says a trusted source
The first 4K-related announcement will take place early next year, therefore we can expect to hear some good news at the Consumer Electronics Show 2015 or at the CP+ Camera & Photo Imaging Show 2015.
4K video support is coming to the EOS DSLR, Cinema EOS, and VIXIA line-ups
Canon is targeting to refresh all of its line-ups in 2015. The report is stating the fact that the Japan-based company will launch EOS DSLRs, Cinema EOS, and VIXIA cameras that will capture 4K videos throughout next year.
The VIXIA series consists of camcorders, meaning that they are focused on video features, so it would be great to offer 4K video capabilities. Furthermore, the C300 and C500 will both be replaced in 2015 by newer models and there is a strong chance that the 1D C will be substituted as well.
The C500 and 1D C are both capturing movies at 4K resolution, hence their successors will definitely do the same thing. If the C300 Mark II will also support 4K, then Canon might even bring 6K support to the C500 Mark II. However, take this information with a huge grain of salt for now.
On the other hand, both the 5D Mark IV and the 1D X replacement (possibly named 1D Xs or 1Ds X) have been rumored to employ 4K movie capturing in the past. Some sources have labeled this information as false in the past, so this is why we need to wait for more details before jumping into conclusions.
Canon 7D Mark II could get 4K video recording via firmware update
An interesting mention is about the Canon 7D Mark II. The flagship EOS DSLR with an APS-C image sensor has just been launched at Photokina 2014 without full HD video recording.
There is a slight possibility that the EOS 7D Mark II will receive a major firmware update in 2015, one that would bring 4K recording among others. Meanwhile, the 7D Mark II can be purchased at Amazon for about $1,800.
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