The restriction of 24 frames per second was something that held many Europeans off from considering the EOS 1DC 4K HDSLR as their camera of choice. Canonrumors reports that 25p mode could be coming next week via a firmware update.
We’ve been asking around at Canon regarding the 24p limit last year, but so far it seemed like we have to live with no 25p in 4K on the 1DC.
There’s no information on how real the information regarding a 25p firmware update is, but it would definitely help many people in 25p countries who have been looking into the 1DC.
We have a 1DC here at our office and have been able to shoot some tests with it. At first glance both the 4K mode as well as the super35 crop mode seem to deliver fine and sharp images. Especially crop35 is a lot more than I’ve seen on a HDSLR before. The fullframe HD mode seems very handy, but has a less crisp image to it. We will continue to test the camera and post something at a later time. This is definitely a very interesting camera to consider. 25p would be just one more good reason to stick with it.