"Gamechanger" in the approach: Canon has now officially announced the development of its new flagship full format camera Canon EOS-1D X Mark III. Among the most spectacular innovations might be the internal RAW video recording as well as 4K LOG in 10 bits up to max 60 fps as well as.
Too many technical details have not yet been announced by Canon. But the two key sentences on video features in the press release are as follows:
"For 4K recording, frame rates of up to 60 frames per second with 10-bit Canon log recording and RAW video modes are available. The use of CFexpress memory cards allows the internal recording of the modes here."
Although Canon hasn`t yet made any statements about whether the 10-bit 4K material will be full-sensor readouts or crops, the fact that RAW video will be recorded internally on CFexpress cards is absolutely spectacular (and has long been expected by us and many others).
This seems to break the last dams, which still allow clear assignments between cine / video and photo cameras. We are very excited about it, Canon has implemented RAW video here. It can be assumed that it is a Canon RAW Light variant.
In this context it would also be exciting to find out how Canon agreed with RED here. Internal compressed RAW is already available at Canon in the C200 and the latest C500 MKII. Maybe there was a deal: Canon RF-Mount + Dual Pixel AF versus RED compressed RAW patent. But that remains speculation.
What is certain is that with CFexpress cards, internal RAW formats are now being used for DSLRs (and soon also for DSLMs) and are thus striving for a development to its climax, which began many years ago with the Nikon D90 and the Canon 5D - very exciting times.