AlanU wrote in post #17155470
I honestly think canon held back 4k video capabilities for future upgrades in a later 7dmk3. Shockingly odd that such a feature filled camera would not have this newly accepted standard. Regardless I think Canon has just built an indi videographer's video machine.
See that's the dilemma of it all. While its nice to see that so many cameras are including 4K video recording these days, I certainly understand how Canon came up with the decision to not put 4K video in this camera. Aside from cannibalising their Cinema EOS cameras, for any type of indie short or film project you would need something along the lines of a computer based around a 6 core / 12 thread processor, PCIe SSDs scratch disks, and quad channel memory to fluidly edit and render projects with 4K HEVC footage shot from a high bitrate camera (i.e. not some P&S or smartphone 4K video). I'm not denying that it would have been a smart move by Canon to have included 4K video in this camera, but to be quite honest I'd bet that a lot of people complaining about the lack of 4K probably don't even have the dedicated hardware or the money to buy the hardware required to work with 4K HEVC video yet.