New rumors suggest that the Canon 1D X Mark II will get a bump to 14fps frame rate for RAW image capture. That’s up from 12fps in the original 1D X, albeit the original shot 14fps in JPEG format.
The bump in RAW frame rate would also suggest a stronger processor to handle the data flow from the rumored 24MP sensor. And, perhaps, we’ll finally see CFast cards used in a Canon DSLR, which would hopefully start to push the price down for the rest of the CFast card market.
The CFast thing is just speculation on my part but are we really going to keep using CF cards? They are at near their theoretical peak in performance capabilities and the pin connector design is just terrible. Moving to CFast cards opens up a whole new arena for speed limits in moving data from the sensor to the card and also from the card to the computer.
Moving data from the card to the computer may even be the biggest benefit of going to CFast now, particularly as we see file sizes grow and each shooting session turns into several gigabytes worth of data. I regularly shoot with a Atomos Ninja Star, which uses CFast 1.0 cards and moving a dozen or so GB from the card to my Mac Pro via a USB 3.0 card reader is a night a day difference from both SD and CF cards.
[via Canon Rumors]