idkdc wrote in post #17921203
In theory, it does, but in practice, it doesn't. I think there's something happening at the low level with the sensor and scaling. Both are using the entire frame, no cropping, if I recall correctly.
AFAIK they realised there was raw sensor data available in a buffer they could access; hence the idea of saving it off as frames. I don't know if they're full res crops, or whether they're accessing what would effectively be an mRAW or sRAW image.
MedicineMan4040 wrote in post #17921353
I always hated pulling the SD card in the 5Diii when birding...just didnt make any sense......my fear is it still won't make sense.
Short answer: too early to know until someone does some tests.
The 5D3 suffered from a particular problem/design flaw; whereby the low level interface to CF and SD cards is similar, but the SD access mode they used was slow. As soon as the SD card was in use, the interface had to be switched to that slower transfer mode, which then meant that both cards were being used at a low speed.
There's no need to pull the SD card - you just need to configure the camera to only use the CF slot; then the interface will be used at full rate. Physically having the SD card present isn't a problem.
For the 1Dx2 (or other new cameras) it's a massive "it depends". As long as the interface has enough bandwidth for using two cards then you should see speed improvements when writing raw to one and jpeg to the other (a tiny bit like RAID0). Writing everything to both cards (RAID1) could slow things down a bit, but it depends on how they manage their buffers.
The CFast interface is different to the older CF cards (closer to SATA than PATA I believe), which might mean it's more likely you will need two different interface chips (or at least sufficient separation in the busses that the mode on one doesn't affect the other). For a 1D it would also be a rather more critical fail if using the CF card crippled the CFast interface, but stranger things have happened.
TeamSpeed wrote in post #17921424
There is really nothing to talk about at this point, there hasn't been any more photo leaks or news. Of course other topics and speculations will occur until there are more news or photo leaks.
Indeed. That's why we're chewing the fat. Sorry