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Firmware Hack to Bring 4K Video to the Canon Rebel T2i/550D

4K video recording may soon be available to Canon T2i/550D users willing to load a firmware hack onto their cameras. Apparently a guy known as Earz62801 on YouTube will be releasing a firmware hack on 1/1/11 that will give the T2i/550D 4K, 3K, and 2K recording capabilities and bit rates between 45MB/s and 175MB/s. He claims that 91 seconds of footage can be recorded at 2K and 175MB/s, though the time drops down to 6 seconds for 4K.

Here’s a short video showing the firmware in action:

Shoot 2k, 3k and 4k on the Canon 550D/ T2i coming on Saturday? (via Canon Rumors)


Update: This was all a big hoax, which resulted in a massive rickroll of the photographic community.