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Title: Big Megapixel Talk [CR2]
Post by: Canon Rumors on October 08, 2012, 02:04:08 PM

It’s coming, just not as soon as you’d like

A couple of known sources have finally popped up to talk about all the high megapixel rumors floating around this site and others. While most of what we’ve posted has been [CR1], there still seems to be a level of truth to it. However, I’m told that IF there is an announcement in 2012 for a high megapixel camera, it would only be a development announcement. There is nothing in the way of marketing or production for the rumoured camera.


Canon has done a very good job in recent months locking down the rumor mill, even going as far as giving far less NDA’s to media types.


I am confident the prototypes are out there, we just may not get our hands on one for a long while yet.


cr


Title: Re: Big Megapixel Talk [CR2]
Post by: heptagon on October 08, 2012, 03:11:18 PM
Has Canon really been far even as decided to use even go want to do look more like about the new sensors yet?
Title: Re: Big Megapixel Talk [CR2]
Post by: Aaron78 on October 08, 2012, 03:22:25 PM
I'd like to at least hear a direct statement from canon about development, that way we would have an idea as to whether it will be a $3,000ish D800 competitor or a $8,000+ 1 series monster.
Title: Re: Big Megapixel Talk [CR2]
Post by: Mooose on October 08, 2012, 03:23:02 PM
Has Canon really been far even as decided to use even go want to do look more like about the new sensors yet?

my head exploded trying to comprehend this question.
Title: Re: Big Megapixel Talk [CR2]
Post by: motorhead on October 08, 2012, 03:37:18 PM
Has Canon really been far even as decided to use even go want to do look more like about the new sensors yet?

my head exploded trying to comprehend this question.

If you eventually understood, can you explain it to me please, cos I cannot grasp it.
Title: Re: Big Megapixel Talk [CR2]
Post by: danski0224 on October 08, 2012, 03:51:33 PM
Should I cancel my pre-order?
Title: Re: Big Megapixel Talk [CR2]
Post by: vikike on October 08, 2012, 04:26:11 PM
I've been using Canon for 12 years. I had film camera, then 20D, 5D, now 5D MK II. Now i am considering to sell my camera and all L-series lenses and switch to Nikon. Never tought it could happen to me! But what Canon is doing recently is just some kind of a joke. 6D is a big dissappoint to me, less mpx than MKII, higher price, no built in flash (I know it's funny but i wanted to use it as a family camera). Canon doesn't have breaktrough developments like in the past, this brand will become follower not leader soon (maybe it is already). The next thing they would announce: "Please customers don't buy Nikon, we will do something worse for much more money somewhen in the future. These rumors about a possibly developments are just trying to slower Nikon sellings. Won't work, Canon!
Title: Re: Big Megapixel Talk [CR2]
Post by: Meh on October 08, 2012, 04:35:48 PM
I've been using Canon for 12 years. I had film camera, then 20D, 5D, now 5D MK II. Now i am considering to sell my camera and all L-series lenses and switch to Nikon. Never tought it could happen to me! But what Canon is doing recently is just some kind of a joke. 6D is a big dissappoint to me, less mpx than MKII, higher price, no built in flash (I know it's funny but i wanted to use it as a family camera). Canon doesn't have breaktrough developments like in the past, this brand will become follower not leader soon (maybe it is already). The next thing they would announce: "Please customers don't buy Nikon, we will do something worse for much more money somewhen in the future. These rumors about a possibly developments are just trying to slower Nikon sellings. Won't work, Canon!

Never takes long.
Title: Re: Big Megapixel Talk [CR2]
Post by: Razor2012 on October 08, 2012, 04:36:49 PM
Hmmm, I wonder if this is what happened to Nikon?
Title: Re: Big Megapixel Talk [CR2]
Post by: iso79 on October 08, 2012, 04:37:28 PM
I've been using Canon for 12 years. I had film camera, then 20D, 5D, now 5D MK II. Now i am considering to sell my camera and all L-series lenses and switch to Nikon. Never tought it could happen to me! But what Canon is doing recently is just some kind of a joke. 6D is a big dissappoint to me, less mpx than MKII, higher price, no built in flash (I know it's funny but i wanted to use it as a family camera). Canon doesn't have breaktrough developments like in the past, this brand will become follower not leader soon (maybe it is already). The next thing they would announce: "Please customers don't buy Nikon, we will do something worse for much more money somewhen in the future. These rumors about a possibly developments are just trying to slower Nikon sellings. Won't work, Canon!

Never takes long.

Yep. Got to love people who think more megapixels will automatically make them better photographers.
Title: Re: Big Megapixel Talk [CR2]
Post by: PackLight on October 08, 2012, 04:44:25 PM
"development announcement" = 1 1/2 years
Title: Re: Big Megapixel Talk [CR2]
Post by: heptagon on October 08, 2012, 04:51:16 PM
"development announcement" = 1 1/2 years
Until the real announcement and from there something in between 1-3 years until it starts shipping. You will eventually hold it in your hands in about 5 years.
Title: Re: Big Megapixel Talk [CR2]
Post by: PackLight on October 08, 2012, 05:03:46 PM
"development announcement" = 1 1/2 years
Until the real announcement and from there something in between 1-3 years until it starts shipping. You will eventually hold it in your hands in about 5 years.

A person has to be somewhat optimistic

I thought 1 1/2 years was realistic, as evidence the many posts  I see asking if they should buy the 200x400 or buy something else.

It is 2 years and counting.

I have to say though, Canon seems to deliver bodies faster than lenses.
Title: Re: Big Megapixel Talk [CR2]
Post by: Etienne on October 08, 2012, 05:26:58 PM
Has Canon really been far even as decided to use even go want to do look more like about the new sensors yet?

my head exploded trying to comprehend this question.

If you eventually understood, can you explain it to me please, cos I cannot grasp it.

I'll translate for you:

" I have been drinking a lot, so I can't do anything but surf the web right now "
Title: Re: Big Megapixel Talk [CR2]
Post by: V8Beast on October 08, 2012, 05:36:06 PM
This rumor sounds much more realistic. According to the last wave of rumors, Canon is supposedly developing a sensor focused on greater dynamic range and megapixels that just happens to address the biggest complaints of the vocal e-whiners, dynamic range and megapixels. Plus, the rumored 46 megapixels just happens to coincide with a 18 megapixel APS-C sensor scaled up to full-frame. It was all a bit too convenient, don't you think ;D?
Title: Re: Big Megapixel Talk [CR2]
Post by: marekjoz on October 08, 2012, 05:46:11 PM
Has Canon really been far even as decided to use even go want to do look more like about the new sensors yet?

Well, I think Canon really has been far even as didn't decide not to use even go want not to do look still more like about the new sensor.
Title: Re: Big Megapixel Talk [CR2]
Post by: Etienne on October 08, 2012, 06:16:29 PM
Has Canon really been far even as decided to use even go want to do look more like about the new sensors yet?

Well, I think Canon really has been far even as didn't decide not to use even go want not to do look still more like about the new sensor.

Heptagon, Marekjoz ,

Are you guys drinking buddies?   ;)
Title: Re: Big Megapixel Talk [CR2]
Post by: sagittariansrock on October 08, 2012, 06:22:46 PM
Has Canon really been far even as decided to use even go want to do look more like about the new sensors yet?

Well, I think Canon really has been far even as didn't decide not to use even go want not to do look still more like about the new sensor.

Heptagon, Marekjoz ,

Are you guys drinking buddies?   ;)


ROFL, LMAO, fell off my chair, etc...

On a serious note- I know we all like a nice rumor and to imagine what we can get in the future- but are the 5DIII/1Dx/1DsIII so bad that the Canon shooters who need high megapixels are out of work until the 46MP comes out?
Also, it is amusing to see how much wrath the 6D incurs without even being available for use... :)
Title: Re: Big Megapixel Talk [CR2]
Post by: marekjoz on October 08, 2012, 06:23:46 PM
Has Canon really been far even as decided to use even go want to do look more like about the new sensors yet?

Well, I think Canon really has been far even as didn't decide not to use even go want not to do look still more like about the new sensor.

Heptagon, Marekjoz ,

Are you guys drinking buddies?   ;)

My answer was in fact directed to OP only, as I was sure that only he would understand it properly :D
Title: Re: Big Megapixel Talk [CR2]
Post by: marekjoz on October 08, 2012, 06:26:24 PM
(...)
Also, it is amusing to see how much wrath the 6D incurs without even being available for use... :)

Ken likes it.
Title: Re: Big Megapixel Talk [CR2]
Post by: heptagon on October 08, 2012, 06:29:54 PM
Has Canon really been far even as decided to use even go want to do look more like about the new sensors yet?

Well, I think Canon really has been far even as didn't decide not to use even go want not to do look still more like about the new sensor.

Well if they don't have it do, why are they stop making rumors and not release any worthwile information about what is to has been released yesterday by Nikon?
Title: Re: Big Megapixel Talk [CR2]
Post by: marekjoz on October 08, 2012, 06:53:26 PM
Has Canon really been far even as decided to use even go want to do look more like about the new sensors yet?

Well, I think Canon really has been far even as didn't decide not to use even go want not to do look still more like about the new sensor.

Well if they don't have it do, why are they stop making rumors and not release any worthwile information about what is to has been released yesterday by Nikon?

OK, seriously now...
I didn't see anything announced by Nikon yesterday but anyway - Canon is making money on selling products, not making rumors. No rumors are helping them to increase their sales. What they do in the information area are the announcements. Such announcements take place when:
1. There is an urgent need to react on the competition's success which could direct the customers' flow away
2. There is an expected end of life of the product AND the successor's specification is ready AND the expected delivery date may be evaluated
3. There is almost ready a complete new product/product line

Any other rumor or premature announcement may suppress the crowd from buying the current gear without the alternative product ready to be delivered.
Title: Re: Big Megapixel Talk [CR2]
Post by: PackLight on October 08, 2012, 07:06:06 PM
Has Canon really been far even as decided to use even go want to do look more like about the new sensors yet?

Well, I think Canon really has been far even as didn't decide not to use even go want not to do look still more like about the new sensor.

Well if they don't have it do, why are they stop making rumors and not release any worthwile information about what is to has been released yesterday by Nikon?

Without a doubt, this is the most informative thread of the day.  :o
Title: Re: Big Megapixel Talk [CR2]
Post by: Harv on October 08, 2012, 07:21:07 PM
Has Canon really been far even as decided to use even go want to do look more like about the new sensors yet?

Well, I think Canon really has been far even as didn't decide not to use even go want not to do look still more like about the new sensor.

Well if they don't have it do, why are they stop making rumors and not release any worthwile information about what is to has been released yesterday by Nikon?

Without a doubt, this is the most informative thread of the day.  :o

Certainly the most entertaining.   ::)
Title: Re: Big Megapixel Talk [CR2]
Post by: julescar on October 08, 2012, 07:46:46 PM
Wow finally a thread that makes sense, and is entertaining  :)
Title: Re: Big Megapixel Talk [CR2]
Post by: timkbryant on October 08, 2012, 10:45:56 PM
Huh?

Has Canon really been far even as decided to use even go want to do look more like about the new sensors yet?
Title: Re: Big Megapixel Talk [CR2]
Post by: marekjoz on October 09, 2012, 02:53:58 AM
Huh?

Has Canon really been far even as decided to use even go want to do look more like about the new sensors yet?

"Has Canon really been far even as decided to use even go want to do look more like about the new sensors yet?" - I assumed that it means: "Has Canon really decided to use the old sensors instead of looking for the new ones?"

Write your clues.  Google translate won't help you :D

Anyway it's the better riddle than Canon's pricing policy :D
Title: Re: Big Megapixel Talk [CR2]
Post by: Marsu42 on October 09, 2012, 03:45:27 AM
"Has Canon really been far even as decided to use even go want to do look more like about the new sensors yet?" - I assumed that it means: "Has Canon really decided to use the old sensors instead of looking for the new ones?"

Considering the expected price tag of the 1ds imho the really interesting question for the rest of us is...

Will Canon new release new crop-cameras with really new sensor tech in 2013, or will they resort to the usual updates (70d=60d with touchscreen, af detect pixels & afma, 700d=650d with built-in cappuccino maker) and we'll have to wait much longer to see the new sensor tech of the 1ds trickle down to consumer grade bodies?

If they come up with an aps-c update with 1-2 usable iso steps more (like a 100% usable iso1600), this might obsolete the need for some folks to buy a ff - so it might not be in Canon's best interested, since they ignore the Nikon competition anyway. In the future ff will offer more mp, but currently it's just about iso noise.
Title: Re: Big Megapixel Talk [CR2]
Post by: tg on October 09, 2012, 05:03:39 AM
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On a serious note- I know we all like a nice rumor and to imagine what we can get in the future- but are the 5DIII/1Dx/1DsIII so bad that the Canon shooters who need high megapixels are out of work until the 46MP comes out?



I really like this statement, it reveals a lot about what photographers need, want and dream about.
I love my 5dmkiii, it may not be perfect in any one way, but it's perfect for its versatility in all the different ways I use it. It rarely leaves me wanting anything else. I am currently in a situation where I need to invest in a proper system for high-res art reproduction; in other words, Medium Format.
 
After doing some tests with Hasselblad H4D 50(not multi-shot) and Nikon D800, I was completely convinced DSLRs could soon match or exceed medium format, especially if lenses improve and 16bit color is a part (as was once rumored about the new 1D-S, or whatever you want to call it.)
I saw that the H4D was obviously better in two aspects: transitions/handling of highlights and color. The Nikon kicked ass in high iso and darks; basically handling noise.
The resolution is different but I wouldn't dare say it's all that important of a difference. The Nikon has actually exceeded MF in some ways, it is a brilliant new camera. But it still misses on a couple things, and it really just comes down to color.


The 1D-S is a very interesting prospect if it can traverse both of those cameras. It would be one more step closer to best of both worlds. Even if it had maximum usable iso of 1600 out of 3200, that means a lot more versatility than MF. With 16bit it would also challenge MF's color, which is the ONLY reason I am considering buying one for art reproduction. If my clients were ok having almost-perfect color, I'd get the Nikon, I would save a lot. But almost-perfect isn't enough,
so if Canon were to have a high MP, 16bit camera for 9000, I would be more than happy to get it (assuming it would actually be as good).
That's why, for me, this rumor is interesting. It could save me 10,000+ in the end, but I guess one can only dream...


I think for most, pros or amateurs, the cameras that are available today are more than capable and better than we ever thought possible, but every time something new or special comes along, we see opportunity and are inspired. So although I don't think anyone is out of work without the camera, a lot of new exciting work will be created once it is available.

Title: Re: Big Megapixel Talk [CR2]
Post by: wockawocka on October 09, 2012, 05:49:03 AM

Well, I think Canon really has been far even as didn't decide not to use even go want not to do look still more like about the new sensor.

Look Scoobs, a clue!
Title: Re: Big Megapixel Talk [CR2]
Post by: And-Rew on October 09, 2012, 05:50:26 AM
Quote
Quote
On a serious note- I know we all like a nice rumor and to imagine what we can get in the future- but are the 5DIII/1Dx/1DsIII so bad that the Canon shooters who need high megapixels are out of work until the 46MP comes out?



I really like this statement, it reveals a lot about what photographers need, want and dream about.
I love my 5dmkiii, it may not be perfect in any one way, but it's perfect for its versatility in all the different ways I use it. It rarely leaves me wanting anything else. I am currently in a situation where I need to invest in a proper system for high-res art reproduction; in other words, Medium Format.
 
After doing some tests with Hasselblad H4D 50(not multi-shot) and Nikon D800, I was completely convinced DSLRs could soon match or exceed medium format, especially if lenses improve and 16bit color is a part (as was once rumored about the new 1D-S, or whatever you want to call it.)
I saw that the H4D was obviously better in two aspects: transitions/handling of highlights and color. The Nikon kicked ass in high iso and darks; basically handling noise.
The resolution is different but I wouldn't dare say it's all that important of a difference. The Nikon has actually exceeded MF in some ways, it is a brilliant new camera. But it still misses on a couple things, and it really just comes down to color.


The 1D-S is a very interesting prospect if it can traverse both of those cameras. It would be one more step closer to best of both worlds. Even if it had maximum usable iso of 1600 out of 3200, that means a lot more versatility than MF. With 16bit it would also challenge MF's color, which is the ONLY reason I am considering buying one for art reproduction. If my clients were ok having almost-perfect color, I'd get the Nikon, I would save a lot. But almost-perfect isn't enough,
so if Canon were to have a high MP, 16bit camera for 9000, I would be more than happy to get it (assuming it would actually be as good).
That's why, for me, this rumor is interesting. It could save me 10,000+ in the end, but I guess one can only dream...


I think for most, pros or amateurs, the cameras that are available today are more than capable and better than we ever thought possible, but every time something new or special comes along, we see opportunity and are inspired. So although I don't think anyone is out of work without the camera, a lot of new exciting work will be created once it is available.


+1
Title: Re: Big Megapixel Talk [CR2]
Post by: Cannon Man on October 09, 2012, 07:56:44 AM
It's funny reading all there complaints about Canon.
When in reality all professional gear Canon has in production are great.
And if you think something is missing it will come in time. Don't loose your pants yet.
Title: Re: Big Megapixel Talk [CR2]
Post by: marekjoz on October 09, 2012, 08:15:05 AM
"Has Canon really been far even as decided to use even go want to do look more like about the new sensors yet?" - I assumed that it means: "Has Canon really decided to use the old sensors instead of looking for the new ones?"

Considering the expected price tag of the 1ds imho the really interesting question for the rest of us is...

Will Canon new release new crop-cameras with really new sensor tech in 2013, or will they resort to the usual updates (70d=60d with touchscreen, af detect pixels & afma, 700d=650d with built-in cappuccino maker) and we'll have to wait much longer to see the new sensor tech of the 1ds trickle down to consumer grade bodies?

If they come up with an aps-c update with 1-2 usable iso steps more (like a 100% usable iso1600), this might obsolete the need for some folks to buy a ff - so it might not be in Canon's best interested, since they ignore the Nikon competition anyway. In the future ff will offer more mp, but currently it's just about iso noise.

I think, that there is always a market for aps-c just because of the lenses reach, almost no matter how worse the ISO there will be. Referring to your original question: "Will Canon new release new crop-cameras with really new sensor tech in 2013, or will they resort to the usual updates" I'd say: Canon new release new crop-cameras with really new sensor tech in 2013 will appear in 2015 :D Or what we see now is in fact their "really new sensor tech" and in 2015 we will see, what we would have been expecting in 2013 :D *)

*) Sorry if the tenses were not properly used in the last sentence (*):)(*)
Title: Re: Big Megapixel Talk [CR2]
Post by: motorhead on October 09, 2012, 09:32:25 AM
Until the real announcement and from there something in between 1-3 years until it starts shipping. You will eventually hold it in your hands in about 5 years.

Thats fine, I can live with that timescale, by which time we all be spending £9k on a camera without even blinking.
Title: Re: Big Megapixel Talk [CR2]
Post by: Marsu42 on October 09, 2012, 12:45:05 PM
It's funny reading all there complaints about Canon.
When in reality all professional gear Canon has in production are great.
Is Canon still hiring in viral marketing :-p ?

And if you think something is missing it will come in time. Don't loose your pants yet.
I think you got it mixed up: The people "complaining" are not the ones who just bought a 1dx or a 5d3 but those who think Canon is way too expensive and/or lacking features below $3500 in comparison either to Nikon or the respective predecessors. When simply looking at pro gear Canon is of course excellent, and this indeed seems to be their main focus.

Look at the poll http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=9763.0 (http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=9763.0) ... 90% of voters thought Canon would release a higher mp body that outside of the "purely pro" price range.
Title: Re: Big Megapixel Talk [CR2]
Post by: ronderick on October 09, 2012, 12:57:46 PM
Seems quite self-defeating that Canon goes all the way to merge the 1D/1Ds split into the 1DX, and now have another high resolution model, which effectively restarts the product lines.

OK, let me take that back. Maybe they actually decided to adopt the Nikon approach - D1, D1H, D1X....
Title: Re: Big Megapixel Talk [CR2]
Post by: LetTheRightLensIn on October 09, 2012, 01:24:25 PM
Has Canon really been far even as decided to use even go want to do look more like about the new sensors yet?

my head exploded trying to comprehend this question.

It wasn't a question! It was an answer! The meaning of life! Wow!
Title: Re: Big Megapixel Talk [CR2]
Post by: neuroanatomist on October 09, 2012, 01:25:40 PM
It wasn't a question! It was an answer!

Wait, I thought the answer was 42.  Now you're telling me it's 46.1?!?!?   ;)
Title: Re: Big Megapixel Talk [CR2]
Post by: LetTheRightLensIn on October 09, 2012, 01:27:11 PM
Has Canon really been far even as decided to use even go want to do look more like about the new sensors yet?

Well, I think Canon really has been far even as didn't decide not to use even go want not to do look still more like about the new sensor.

No way man!

Honestly, want sensor Canon far did decide want go look more and more still yet sensor look about the new Canon did sensor. Word.
Title: Re: Big Megapixel Talk [CR2]
Post by: LetTheRightLensIn on October 09, 2012, 01:28:47 PM
Has Canon really been far even as decided to use even go want to do look more like about the new sensors yet?

Well, I think Canon really has been far even as didn't decide not to use even go want not to do look still more like about the new sensor.

Well if they don't have it do, why are they stop making rumors and not release any worthwile information about what is to has been released yesterday by Nikon?

Maybe as you say, because they really don't have anything now that can match Nikon when it comes to sensors (or, more hopefully, they have something in the wings, but want Nikon to think they are still stuck in the past).
Title: Re: Big Megapixel Talk [CR2]
Post by: LetTheRightLensIn on October 09, 2012, 01:31:18 PM
Quote
Quote
On a serious note- I know we all like a nice rumor and to imagine what we can get in the future- but are the 5DIII/1Dx/1DsIII so bad that the Canon shooters who need high megapixels are out of work until the 46MP comes out?



I really like this statement, it reveals a lot about what photographers need, want and dream about.
I love my 5dmkiii, it may not be perfect in any one way, but it's perfect for its versatility in all the different ways I use it. It rarely leaves me wanting anything else. I am currently in a situation where I need to invest in a proper system for high-res art reproduction; in other words, Medium Format.
 
After doing some tests with Hasselblad H4D 50(not multi-shot) and Nikon D800, I was completely convinced DSLRs could soon match or exceed medium format, especially if lenses improve and 16bit color is a part (as was once rumored about the new 1D-S, or whatever you want to call it.)
I saw that the H4D was obviously better in two aspects: transitions/handling of highlights and color. The Nikon kicked ass in high iso and darks; basically handling noise.
The resolution is different but I wouldn't dare say it's all that important of a difference. The Nikon has actually exceeded MF in some ways, it is a brilliant new camera. But it still misses on a couple things, and it really just comes down to color.


The 1D-S is a very interesting prospect if it can traverse both of those cameras. It would be one more step closer to best of both worlds. Even if it had maximum usable iso of 1600 out of 3200, that means a lot more versatility than MF. With 16bit it would also challenge MF's color, which is the ONLY reason I am considering buying one for art reproduction. If my clients were ok having almost-perfect color, I'd get the Nikon, I would save a lot. But almost-perfect isn't enough,
so if Canon were to have a high MP, 16bit camera for 9000, I would be more than happy to get it (assuming it would actually be as good).
That's why, for me, this rumor is interesting. It could save me 10,000+ in the end, but I guess one can only dream...


I think for most, pros or amateurs, the cameras that are available today are more than capable and better than we ever thought possible, but every time something new or special comes along, we see opportunity and are inspired. So although I don't think anyone is out of work without the camera, a lot of new exciting work will be created once it is available.



Ibet the MF cameras have very strict color array filters and are less color-blind than the DSLRs, especially the more recent Canon ones, which have gained some luminance SNR improvements at cost of less strict color filters.
Title: Re: Big Megapixel Talk [CR2]
Post by: LetTheRightLensIn on October 09, 2012, 01:33:05 PM
It wasn't a question! It was an answer!

Wait, I thought the answer was 42.  Now you're telling me it's 46.1?!?!?   ;)

Indeed, you got it! That guy who wrote that book about hiking had no clue.
Title: Re: Big Megapixel Talk [CR2]
Post by: Marsu42 on October 09, 2012, 01:41:10 PM
It wasn't a question! It was an answer!
Wait, I thought the answer was 42.  Now you're telling me it's 46.1?!?!?   ;)

As the expert on 42, I can say that 42 is still valid :-) ... though some well-known company wanted us to believe the answer is 21, then 22, now maybe 20.
Title: Re: Big Megapixel Talk [CR2]
Post by: Daniel Flather on October 09, 2012, 03:34:40 PM
It's a rumor, Canon has announced nothing and some people here are jumping ship. 
Title: Re: Big Megapixel Talk [CR2]
Post by: heptagon on October 09, 2012, 04:03:22 PM
Has Canon really been far even as decided to use even go want to do look more like about the new sensors yet?

my head exploded trying to comprehend this question.

It wasn't a question! It was an answer! The meaning of life! Wow!

You know, man, once you have seen light from the eternal flame it shines from your eyes burning through your brains. It's true. Our bodies emit photons and we can capture them. We are the children of the sun, just not as bright and shiny. The pros use avalanche photodiodes to count every last one in nitrogen cooled chambers isolated from the electromagnetic vibrations of the quirly world.
Title: Re: Big Megapixel Talk [CR2]
Post by: marekjoz on October 09, 2012, 04:42:06 PM
Has Canon really been far even as decided to use even go want to do look more like about the new sensors yet?

my head exploded trying to comprehend this question.

It wasn't a question! It was an answer! The meaning of life! Wow!

You know, man, once you have seen light from the eternal flame it shines from your eyes burning through your brains. It's true. Our bodies emit photons and we can capture them. We are the children of the sun, just not as bright and shiny. The pros use avalanche photodiodes to count every last one in nitrogen cooled chambers isolated from the electromagnetic vibrations of the quirly world.

Good to see it's better with you today!
:)
Title: Re: Big Megapixel Talk [CR2]
Post by: Woody on October 10, 2012, 03:35:45 AM
Maybe as you say, because they really don't have anything now that can match Nikon when it comes to sensors (or, more hopefully, they have something in the wings, but want Nikon to think they are still stuck in the past).

If you know or remember Paul Pope from DPReview, this well-informed guy has this to say:

"Not the best they could do by any means but rather the best they were permitted to do by the bean counters concerned with wafer yield in their sensor manufacturing...

But don't be too concerned the best Canon CAN do is still to come ..."
- http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/post/40792377 (http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/post/40792377)

"I believe Canon's latest sensor technology is going to be showcased later this year. The video camera gives us a hint of what's to come I'm told."
- http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/post/40800902 (http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/post/40800902)

"I don't believe its a 5 series camera .... more like a 1DXs type of thing.
I think it shoots video at a bit more then 1080p as well ...."
- http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/post/40792357 (http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/post/40792357)

So, we can expect the high megapixel sensor to appear in a 1D body. And if the engineers manage to convince the bean counters they have the yield under control, we may very well see the latest sensor technology from Canon in it.
Title: Re: Big Megapixel Talk [CR2]
Post by: Marsu42 on October 10, 2012, 04:18:46 AM
And if the engineers manage to convince the bean counters they have the yield under control, we may very well see the latest sensor technology from Canon in it.

The bean counters won't have any problems with the yield rate if the marketing guys allow them to raise the price high enough to compensate... maybe it was too optimistic to expect a 46mp sensor to cost less than 10k, and Nikon's 36mp is the highest pixel rate you can put in a consumer body with current tech.
Title: Re: Big Megapixel Talk [CR2]
Post by: Cannon Man on October 10, 2012, 06:01:12 AM
Seems quite self-defeating that Canon goes all the way to merge the 1D/1Ds split into the 1DX, and now have another high resolution model, which effectively restarts the product lines.

OK, let me take that back. Maybe they actually decided to adopt the Nikon approach - D1, D1H, D1X....

Yes the 1D Mark IV and 1Ds Mark III merged for the 1DX.
They didn't say they were discontinuing 1DS models or that the 1DX was a replacement for a 1D studio body which it clearly isn't.

They didn't merge two very different camera lines.. they simply combined the best of what the 1D IV and 1Ds III had to offer.
Title: Re: Big Megapixel Talk [CR2]
Post by: heptagon on October 10, 2012, 12:20:10 PM
Maybe as you say, because they really don't have anything now that can match Nikon when it comes to sensors (or, more hopefully, they have something in the wings, but want Nikon to think they are still stuck in the past).

If you know or remember Paul Pope from DPReview, this well-informed guy has this to say:

"Not the best they could do by any means but rather the best they were permitted to do by the bean counters concerned with wafer yield in their sensor manufacturing...

But don't be too concerned the best Canon CAN do is still to come ..."
- http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/post/40792377 (http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/post/40792377)

"I believe Canon's latest sensor technology is going to be showcased later this year. The video camera gives us a hint of what's to come I'm told."
- http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/post/40800902 (http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/post/40800902)

"I don't believe its a 5 series camera .... more like a 1DXs type of thing.
I think it shoots video at a bit more then 1080p as well ...."
- http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/post/40792357 (http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/post/40792357)

So, we can expect the high megapixel sensor to appear in a 1D body. And if the engineers manage to convince the bean counters they have the yield under control, we may very well see the latest sensor technology from Canon in it.

You give us new (d)hope!
Title: Re: Big Megapixel Talk [CR2]
Post by: Shooter on October 10, 2012, 01:15:02 PM
The issue isn't that people think they will be better photographers with a larger mp camera. The reality is that it's a tool, you'll be the same photographer you were with your previous camera, but with additional capability for specific needs. Nikon demoed a D800 to me in early spring, I loved it and added two of them to my gear roster. They have consistently proven to be the right tools for specific assignments in comparison to my Canon 1DX bodies (which I love as well). Canon will most likely produce something in the next 18-24 months and I'll probably buy that body when it comes out. In the mean time Nikon has produced a winner, I've put them to work and paid for them several times over in the first few months of ownership. Didn't buy them to be "a better photographer", bought them because they made sense for me.

Seems like it's a bit arrogant to presuppose why an individual makes one choice or another in equipment purchases. Did we ridicule the Hasselblad shooter who bought a 4x5? Don't think so, and isn't that exactly the same thing? True enough that if you shoot crud on an 18 mp camera, you'll just shoot bigger files of crud on a D800, but what motivates a person, or gives them a right, to make a knee jerk judgement call about any of that?

JW

Title: Re: Big Megapixel Talk [CR2]
Post by: sagittariansrock on October 10, 2012, 01:29:06 PM
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On a serious note- I know we all like a nice rumor and to imagine what we can get in the future- but are the 5DIII/1Dx/1DsIII so bad that the Canon shooters who need high megapixels are out of work until the 46MP comes out?




I think for most, pros or amateurs, the cameras that are available today are more than capable and better than we ever thought possible, but every time something new or special comes along, we see opportunity and are inspired. So although I don't think anyone is out of work without the camera, a lot of new exciting work will be created once it is available.



+1

And that is why it is nice when people like you talk about the new opportunities brought about by advancement, as opposed to people complaining about what is available now. But I guess the nature of a forum dictates there will be both.
Title: Re: Big Megapixel Talk [CR2]
Post by: Marsu42 on October 10, 2012, 01:44:18 PM
But I guess the nature of a forum dictates there will be both.

Indeed - I guess 90% of the people will agree that the current gear (my 60d for example) is absolutely sufficient for most shots, save some on low light for large prints or difficult sports tracking. And if people seek serious advice for the next investment I think they will find it here, though maybe a bit biased to expensive gear and L lenses.

But this a rumors forum about new tech, so I find it somewhat amusing when the argument "it's not about the gear" comes up when Canon does not deliver stuff that really shows a progress in comparison to the predecessors or Nikon. If people would like to vent their frustration about prices or features that is ok by me, and trash-talking that the next lens will be surely "THE" lens is nice while drinking coffee and waiting for Lightroom to process shots.
Title: Re: Big Megapixel Talk [CR2]
Post by: Razor2012 on October 10, 2012, 03:01:59 PM
But I guess the nature of a forum dictates there will be both.

Indeed - I guess 90% of the people will agree that the current gear (my 60d for example) is absolutely sufficient for most shots, save some on low light for large prints or difficult sports tracking. And if people seek serious advice for the next investment I think they will find it here, though maybe a bit biased to expensive gear and L lenses.

But this a rumors forum about new tech, so I find it somewhat amusing when the argument "it's not about the gear" comes up when Canon does not deliver stuff that really shows a progress in comparison to the predecessors or Nikon. If people would like to vent their frustration about prices or features that is ok by me, and trash-talking that the next lens will be surely "THE" lens is nice while drinking coffee and waiting for Lightroom to process shots.

The thing is though that statement is correct, it's not about the gear.  New state-of-the-art equipment doesn't make the photographer, it enables them to evolve as a photographer.  I've seen outstanding pics coming from a cell phone and terrible ones coming from pro gear.  What is amusing though is that people will use these same arguments as excuses to bash or troll.  It's perfectly fine to express ones dissatisfaction with something that doesn't work properly or is defective, but to solely stir the pot for no specific reason except for their own hidden agendas is rather pointless.  Btw, who is really trying to catch up to who here?  Competition is good, so expect the race to go back-and-forth.
Title: Re: Big Megapixel Talk [CR2]
Post by: Marsu42 on October 11, 2012, 04:22:49 AM
Btw, who is really trying to catch up to who here?  Competition is good, so expect the race to go back-and-forth.

Imho atm Canon is hard-pressed to catch up to reality and sanity again. Given the current feature/price combinations this doesn't seem to be the usual volatile "AMD in front of Intel, then the other way around" situation, because once AMD falls behind Intel they concentrate on releasing products with more attractive prices. Conservative Canon with its immovable userbase seems to try "more of the same" no matter what the competition is up to (like 6d vs d600).
Title: Re: Big Megapixel Talk [CR2]
Post by: symmar22 on October 11, 2012, 05:59:36 AM


Imho atm Canon is hard-pressed to catch up to reality and sanity again. Given the current feature/price combinations this doesn't seem to be the usual volatile "AMD in front of Intel, then the other way around" situation, because once AMD falls behind Intel they concentrate on releasing products with more attractive prices. Conservative Canon with its immovable userbase seems to try "more of the same" no matter what the competition is up to (like 6d vs d600).

+1
I was strongly thinking about the race between Intel and AMD, or Nvidia and ATI (sorry AMD again). Here we have a highly competitive market, 2 different situations; with processors,  AMD clearly lost the race against Intel, and generation after generation , their CPUs are disappointing performance wise, hence they now compete on the price segment.
In the graphic card race, AMD is much closer to Nvidia and release their GPU generation shortly before Nvidia, as soon as Nvidia shows its own new gen GPUs, AMD is quickly reacting by adjusting the price, so that the performance/price ratio stays decent compared to the concurrence.
I know digital SLRs are a bit more complex than a graphic card, but when we speak sensor tech, IMO Canon is, for the time being, behind Sony/Nikon, but instead of adjusting the price accordingly, they just raise it, strange sense of marketing....

I do not want here to enter the debate where the new 4.25D Mk7 has a better AF or can reach 508.000 ISOs, when Nikon can't. We talk about high megapixel cameras for users who have some need for. Who are the people who need such cameras ? Likely people who do high end work where technical quality is a must (beauty shots, art reproduction, architecture, landscape, ...). We are talking about people who need a specific camera for a specific task, and the closest tool to their requirements is medium format. Here, super high ISO, amazing framerate and combat AF systems are irrelevant, the only requirement is a GOOD sensor, with as much DR as possible, the most faithful color reproduction and a high resolution.

Problem is pricing of MF systems is closer to real estate than cars. So a lot of people, including pros, can not afford such systems. In the good old days, a SINAR system was f.....g expensive, but you would keep it for 20 years. How long is the lifespan of a DSLR ?
It makes sense to produce FF DSLR that fit that niche, and even at 8-10k, it would be reasonable for lots of pros IF the camera can really deliver. For now, the only camera that comes close to that IQ is the D800(E), sold for 3k+. My point is that Canon will have to release a sensor AND body that crushes it, if they want to sell it 3 times the price. Though I am not sure it requires the 1D form factor, a 5D3 body would more than do the job, and would be a better answer to the D800(E).

One last word about the D1X merge, some see it as the best of both worlds, well I don't. Sport / wildlife photographers have lost the reach with their lenses, and studio / landscape photographers have lost their pixels, looks like it was mainly targeted at news pros who need speed, WA lenses and extreme reliability. It's a strange move, since pro shooters have specific needs that require specific cameras, and Canon is proposing only one answer to these needs. Their offer was IMO better scaled with the previous DSLR generation.

Title: Re: Big Megapixel Talk [CR2]
Post by: Razor2012 on October 11, 2012, 11:44:23 AM
Btw, who is really trying to catch up to who here?  Competition is good, so expect the race to go back-and-forth.

Imho atm Canon is hard-pressed to catch up to reality and sanity again. Given the current feature/price combinations this doesn't seem to be the usual volatile "AMD in front of Intel, then the other way around" situation, because once AMD falls behind Intel they concentrate on releasing products with more attractive prices. Conservative Canon with its immovable userbase seems to try "more of the same" no matter what the competition is up to (like 6d vs d600).

That's a nice way of pussy-footing around who's really in top spot.