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Title: What does the "D" in all camera bodies mean?
Post by: Tiedtke on September 17, 2012, 12:35:54 PM
I've been thinking about this for a little while now, but I still don't know the answer.
What does the "D" actually mean in camera model names such as 5D, 7D, 6D, 550D, D7000, D800, D90 and so on?

/Michael
Title: Re: What does the "D" in all camera bodies mean?
Post by: Mt Spokane Photography on September 17, 2012, 12:48:26 PM
Digital!
When we had film Cameras like the Rebel, there was no "D".  Canon and others added the "D" to help users know it was digital.
Now that almost everything is digital, its really unnecessary, but in 1995, it was a good idea.
Title: Re: What does the "D" in all camera bodies mean?
Post by: Tiedtke on September 17, 2012, 01:15:05 PM
Aha. I see. Thanks! :)
Title: Re: What does the "D" in all camera bodies mean?
Post by: RuneL on September 17, 2012, 02:25:05 PM
I've been thinking about this for a little while now, but I still don't know the answer.
What does the "D" actually mean in camera model names such as 5D, 7D, 6D, 550D, D7000, D800, D90 and so on?

/Michael

wow! I was really sure someone was just trolling :) New in the game? :)
Title: Re: What does the "D" in all camera bodies mean?
Post by: timkbryant on September 17, 2012, 05:43:53 PM
I saw a comment somewhere (honestly can't remember) about the zzD line kind of nearing its end. As in we're at 60D now, with only 70, 80, 90 remaining.

Maybe Canon will go back to no 'D' when that happens so to restart the line.

Digital!
When we had film Cameras like the Rebel, there was no "D".  Canon and others added the "D" to help users know it was digital.
Now that almost everything is digital, its really unnecessary, but in 1995, it was a good idea.
Title: Re: What does the "D" in all camera bodies mean?
Post by: DzPhotography on September 23, 2012, 09:18:33 AM
Nikon is doing the same, only putting the 'D' up front  ::)
Title: Re: What does the "D" in all camera bodies mean?
Post by: philsv77 on September 24, 2012, 09:11:01 PM
D = damn
Title: Re: What does the "D" in all camera bodies mean?
Post by: dr croubie on September 24, 2012, 09:26:37 PM
Nikon is doing the same, only putting the 'D' up front  ::)

But nikon already had F in theirs, F1, F2, F90, etc.
I think at the time it meant 'F for F Mount', but now it's just as easy to think of it as 'F for Film'
Title: Re: What does the "D" in all camera bodies mean?
Post by: philsv77 on September 24, 2012, 11:16:55 PM
Do I need to say what Nikon 'F' mean too?
Title: Re: What does the "D" in all camera bodies mean?
Post by: marekjoz on September 25, 2012, 01:36:18 AM
"D" is is the first letter of the whole acronym, which maybe in several years finally fully appears there. It's going slowly towards "DxO" word. 1 Dx is almost there, the rest still far away. Future models maybe finally will catch the desired standard.

Sleepy. Fooling around...
Title: Re: What does the "D" in all camera bodies mean?
Post by: dirtcastle on September 25, 2012, 01:47:16 AM
I look forward to the day when someone is at the store and the sales person asks, "would you like to see the 9D or the 90D?"

What... did I stutter??
Title: Re: What does the "D" in all camera bodies mean?
Post by: gmrza on September 25, 2012, 02:36:21 AM
I look forward to the day when someone is at the store and the sales person asks, "would you like to see the 9D or the 90D?"

What... did I stutter??

I'd like to know what will be the successor to the 90D ,which will probably launch in around 2025, if the period between x0D bodies is 4 years, and the successor to the 950D which will launch in 2019, assuming Canon launches a new xx0D body every year.

Maybe all the current members of the Canon product marketing department plan to be elsewhere by then.....
Title: Re: What does the "D" in all camera bodies mean?
Post by: gferdinandsen on September 25, 2012, 03:35:48 AM
Nikon is doing the same, only putting the 'D' up front  ::)


Except that the D30/D60 have already been used.  I still have my D30, I occasionally dust it off to see far we have come.
Title: Re: What does the "D" in all camera bodies mean?
Post by: RLPhoto on September 25, 2012, 11:05:03 AM
Darn.

Devious.

Digital.

 ;D
Title: Re: What does the "D" in all camera bodies mean?
Post by: DB on September 25, 2012, 11:23:32 AM
D is for DECADENT and if you want proof...then simply look at your sales receipt! ;)
Title: Re: What does the "D" in all camera bodies mean?
Post by: crasher8 on September 25, 2012, 11:25:30 AM
I called an NFL ref and he said my camera was on 3rd down with 5 yards to go so I should kick.


Title: Re: What does the "D" in all camera bodies mean?
Post by: mrsfotografie on September 25, 2012, 11:50:01 AM
I've been thinking about this for a little while now, but I still don't know the answer.
What does the "D" actually mean in camera model names such as 5D, 7D, 6D, 550D, D7000, D800, D90 and so on?

/Michael

wow! I was really sure someone was just trolling :) New in the game? :)

At some point, old technology is forgotten, what with the playstation and i-phone generation. Remember when music was on big black vinyl discs, and nobody bothered calling it 'analog'??  ;D
Title: Re: What does the "D" in all camera bodies mean?
Post by: mystic_theory on September 25, 2012, 12:09:43 PM
I've been thinking about this for a little while now, but I still don't know the answer.
What does the "D" actually mean in camera model names such as 5D, 7D, 6D, 550D, D7000, D800, D90 and so on?

/Michael

Now seriously, my prof was used to say "there is no stupid question only stupid answers" but I think it was implied that one shouldn't push the limits of the statement. ;-)
Title: Re: What does the "D" in all camera bodies mean?
Post by: tron on September 25, 2012, 12:16:13 PM
I'd like to know what will be the successor to the 90D ,which will probably launch in around 2025, if the period between x0D bodies is 4 years, and the successor to the 950D which will launch in 2019, assuming Canon launches a new xx0D body every year.
91D,  90DMkII , whatever. As long as they produce better cameras...
Maybe all the current members of the Canon product marketing department plan to be elsewhere by then.....
;D
Title: Re: What does the "D" in all camera bodies mean?
Post by: bkorcel on September 25, 2012, 12:38:19 PM
D = Damn Expensive!
Title: Re: What does the "D" in all camera bodies mean?
Post by: sagittariansrock on September 25, 2012, 12:47:59 PM
Amazing that this thread got to be so long! (AND I am adding to it, too)  ::)
Title: Re: What does the "D" in all camera bodies mean?
Post by: DJL329 on September 25, 2012, 12:49:01 PM
Nikon is doing the same, only putting the 'D' up front  ::)


Except that the D30/D60 have already been used.  I still have my D30, I occasionally dust it off to see far we have come.

But, as Canon has shown us with the Powershot S100, they don't have a problem reusing model numbers.   ;)

http://www.canon.com/camera-museum/camera/dcc/data/1986-2000/2000_ps-ixy-d.html?lang=us&categ=crn&page=1986-2000 (http://www.canon.com/camera-museum/camera/dcc/data/1986-2000/2000_ps-ixy-d.html?lang=us&categ=crn&page=1986-2000)
http://usa.canon.com/cusa/consumer/products/cameras/digital_cameras/powershot_s100?selectedName=BrochuresAndManuals (http://usa.canon.com/cusa/consumer/products/cameras/digital_cameras/powershot_s100?selectedName=BrochuresAndManuals)
Title: Re: What does the "D" in all camera bodies mean?
Post by: TW on September 25, 2012, 01:02:56 PM
D = Diddleysquat

Nowadays, since there isn't anything else.
Title: Re: What does the "D" in all camera bodies mean?
Post by: JohanCruyff on September 25, 2012, 01:08:44 PM
What if D stood for Desperate and M for Miserable?  :o   :o   :o
Title: Re: What does the "D" in all camera bodies mean?
Post by: KyleSTL on September 25, 2012, 01:29:34 PM
But, as Canon has shown us with the Powershot S100, they don't have a problem reusing model numbers.   ;)
And the S110 aswell. 

At some point, old technology is forgotten, what with the playstation and i-phone generation. Remember when music was on big black vinyl discs, and nobody bothered calling it 'analog'??  ;D
You really don't have to specify a technology when another technology did not exist.  Cameras used to use film, and one did not need that a camera was a 'film' camera, and music came on records, 4 tracks, 8 tracks, reel-to-reel, cassette tapes, all these are analog, but one does not have to state it when it preceeds the invention of digital means.

Now that we've all had a little fun with 'D', how about 'L'?  I'll go first:

Ludicrous (as in prices, for 24-70 II, supertelephoto IS II versions, 24 IS, 28 IS)
Languish (as in interest, in lenses that take years to go from announcement to shipping)
Title: D for Delicious! Hahaha
Post by: clicstudio on September 25, 2012, 06:22:52 PM
 :( ::) :P :-X
Title: Re: D for Delicious! Hahaha
Post by: marekjoz on September 25, 2012, 06:30:07 PM
:( ::) :P :-X

+1 (http://www.skyscrapercity.com/images/smilies/banana.gif)
Title: Re: What does the "D" in all camera bodies mean?
Post by: tron on September 25, 2012, 06:38:04 PM
D for Disney... (Mickey Mouse) camera ?    ;D
Title: Re: What does the "D" in all camera bodies mean?
Post by: Canon-F1 on September 25, 2012, 06:39:21 PM
Droolover
Title: Re: What does the "D" in all camera bodies mean?
Post by: crasher8 on September 25, 2012, 06:49:48 PM
Well, according to the latest CR(1) rumor it means 'D End'
Title: Re: What does the "D" in all camera bodies mean?
Post by: mrsfotografie on September 26, 2012, 11:16:24 AM
Well, according to the latest CR(1) rumor it means 'D End'
Dead End? I wonder what's next! ;)