It has been just under a year now that I acquired the 1DC and have actually totally, completely fallen in love.
Although my short little fashion run-n-gun films show my poor DP abilities, this camera is an absolute dream for a imager suchas myself- functioning as a combined top of the line stills + cinema camera that never ceases to amaze me.
Whether shooting in total darkness at >10k ISO in color under a single street lamp- or in rush hour on the sidewalks of Manhattan- grabbing takes in between buses dropping off 75 people every 120 seconds walking in my FOV . . . the 1DC continues to impress . . . and I am now a firm believer.
As always- we find ourselves hoping for a few tools to improve with what we have-
and although I am certain 2.0 is in teh works, I hope the results will show Canon's continued commitment to it's professional userbase . . who have long been loyal . . . and will continue to be if Canon delivers like they have with this amazing product.
A few Firmware 2 or 2.x feature requests:
focus peaking + zebra
120 fps at 720p or 1080p.
60 fps or higher at Super 35.
True 1080p at 60 fps.
slightly improved canon log (LOVE Canon Log) to extend dynamic range a wee bit furthe, and some sort of dithering of the 8 bit output to help prevent banding
and the holy grail: enable raw output ,or if possible 10 bit or slightly less compressed output - even if it means we need to move to newer, faster CF cards (and even if it requires a nominal fee Canon service center mod)
This camera is by far the most powerful, fastest, muscular, filmic, and surprising piece of imaging equipment I have ever owned.
It is a testament to every person on the Canon team involved in its conceptualization and production, and I thank each and every one of them for their efforts and the outcome.
And I want to add: I open this topic becuase I googled my heart out but could find no real feature list request discussions for 1DC firmware in one area or thread . . . I am sure they are around and maybe here, but thought I would open the topic as I am sure there are expert users who have more insight who might add here, and I thought it might be helpful to Canon as well.
For a nice explanation on dithering (what I was speaking about) and how the GH4 guys did it- as well as a potential easy workaround for sky banding- see this:
09/26/2023: New firmware updates are available.
08/18/2023: Canon EOS R5 C training series is released.
07/31/2023: New firmware updates are available.
05/31/2023: New firmware updates are available.
05/18/2023: New firmware updates are available.
03/30/2023: New firmware updates are available.