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| Re: ML added Continuous RAW recording to EOS 5D Mark III |
Most high end, high quality products are overbuilt. This gives them longevity when they are used under "normal" conditions. For a dslr - 5DIII or 1Dx, that means making the sensor, buses, processors etc. all capable of doing much more than taking stills. This way, the camera is very robust and has a nearly infinite lifespan. Crippled? Perhaps. High quality and very robust - for sure.
It is like a car. If you have a 40 hp car, you can still do 75 mph on the freeway but you might only get 50k - 100k miles before the powertrain disintegrates. If you have a 300 hp car, you can do 75 mph on the freeway for 300k+ miles with little perceivable change in the powertrain. If you constantly do 150mph with your 300 hp car, it will only make it 50k miles.
I suspect the people pushing their 5DIII to 150 mph with RAW video will find their 5DIII life is shortened from 300k+ to only 50k miles.
We will see. But remember they are just tapping into the same liveview stream that the camera normally puts out anyway and they are skipping the entire h.264 engine, so, in some ways they are doing less, they are pushing to the card at max but so does all-i video at times and holding the shutter button down for stills.