So, if we think about that video encoding is a task that is performed by dedicated hardware, and in this case, SX10 hardare is the same with SX20, I cannot to think that it is possible someway to have HD-movie format on SX10, maybe a firmware update
you could also look at it another way: if the hardware could handle it, why would Canon disable it ?makes no sense, marketing-wise ...
Ok, I agree all of that things are true, but, I cannot imagine that Panasonic FZ28 or Fujii S2000HD hardware's are so powerfull to be able to make this type of movie capture and SX10 not...
Quote from: srulz on 08 / September / 2009, 06:21:00Ok, I agree all of that things are true, but, I cannot imagine that Panasonic FZ28 or Fujii S2000HD hardware's are so powerfull to be able to make this type of movie capture and SX10 not...You still aren't getting it. It's not hardware that's "so powerfull" it's hardware that's designed for a certain throughput. Why would canon spec the bandwidth needed to do HD if they aren't going to offer that feature ?Personally, I suspect that some key component on the non-HD cameras is simply not up to it. The SD990 was their top of the line bragging rights/fashion statement pocket cam. HD would be the prefect marketing checkbox item for something like that, yet it isn't there. Since it's the top price point, they wouldn't be worried about it stealing market something else in their linup. G10, which was in a somewhat similar position and used the same sensor also didn't have HD.AFAIK, none of the first gen digic IV cams had HD, except the SX1. Yet quite a few competitors of those cameras did. If canon could have just switched it on, they would have. Instead, HD had to wait for the current product refresh (SX20 etc). This is confirmed by the fact that high end of canons new line up does support HD, from the Ixus through the SX series.
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