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Re: Hardware Feature Request: EOS R with SIM Card Slot

Removing the SD Card slot and replacing with a SIM Card slot would probably add some additional cost in the short-term - I acknowledge this. Thank you.
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Re: Hardware Feature Request: EOS R with SIM Card Slot

> This would only appeal to people who aren't using the camera for photography.

With respect, I don't agree. A SIM Card slot would provide a way for photographs to be backed up remotely, to a cloud-based server. It could also be instantly put "up for sale" in exchange for crypto-currencies... how much would you pay for the most recent snap from @John_SD?
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Re: Hardware Feature Request: EOS R with SIM Card Slot

> Most of the video implemetation is done through software. All of the parts to do video are already present in a digital camera.

This!

These cameras have lovely sensors in them, and are more than capable of capturing light whether being used as single stills, or a series of frames in a video sequence.
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Re: Hardware Feature Request: EOS R with SIM Card Slot

Right.

And right now, when the EOS R presents a video feed to EOS Webcam Utility, it's sending a 576p (1024x576) video signal (limited in previous cameras by the USB 2.0) interface...

I wonder whether it's downsampling the 4K (3840x2160) on the device, hence the overheating problem?

It should be presenting an uncompressed 4K feed over USB-C (capable of such data-rates), with audio included.

Further, if there was a SIM Card slot (and software, obviously), it could push all this direct to the livestream - 4K with synced Audio... and then all downsampling can be done with specialist hardware, using things like livepeer.org - could this remove the need for Digics?
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Re: Hardware Feature Request: EOS R with SIM Card Slot

Per response above... I'm sure the R is overheating because it's downsampling from 4k to 576p, to present a webcam stream designed for USB 2.0. It should be presenting 4K over USB-C - it's capable of it... Logitech do it with their Brio 4k
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Re: Hardware Feature Request: EOS R with SIM Card Slot

I didn't see the article, but I would say that a general trend in technology solutions these days have been towards private / public cloud-based solutions, and decentralised storage (IPFS), with value-exchange via e.g. Ethereum blockchain, cited as a catalyst in this space.

Much of this has been driven by a requirement to offload client-side processing to better-specialised hardware (like `NVENC` chips on GPUs), and also to provide backup storage for important items.

Since giving up the desire to "store" or "record" content - in favour of "livestreaming" it... I am much more creative, and end up with much less time in post-production (which personally I hate).

So... I believe we're moving towards a world of more "in the moment" creativity, and indeed value-sharing - where the most real / believable news will be that reported by individuals pointing a camera up at the sky.

Inclusion of a SIM Card slot would connect Canon Cameras with a whole world of photography, videography, and sharing on public permissionless video infrastructure networks, with micropayment royalty sharing in real-time (you took the snap, someone instantly paid you $100 for it).

It would open new channels into cloud-based decentralised storage solutions for photographers and videographers alike.

I don't think I would ever want to use my camera as a smartphone... but I would certainly want to do some of the things that I do with the camera lens in my smartphone.

I campaign for a SIM Card Slot in all future Canon EOS Cameras.
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Re: Hardware Feature Request: EOS R with SIM Card Slot


@livestreamer wrote:

I campaign for a SIM Card Slot in all future Canon EOS Cameras.

Who cares. You're posting to the wrong forum. 

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Re: Hardware Feature Request: EOS R with SIM Card Slot

@John_SD

 

> Who cares. You're posting to the wrong forum. 


Thanks for highlighting this...! Doh!

Thank you for all your feedback, I've created a consolidated response here:


https://community.usa.canon.com/t5/Software/A-Roadmap-for-Livestreaming-Canon-Software-and-Hardware/...

I invite you all to comment @kvbarkley @Waddizzle

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