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EOS-M / Re: The Next EOS M in 2014 [CR2]
« on: November 11, 2013, 06:49:49 PM »
Yawn! Wake me up when they slap a FF chip in one of these puppies.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon Japan Teases a White Kiss
« on: November 11, 2013, 10:22:45 AM »
Wow. A white rebel. Is canon serious? This is big news? Canon better get back to innovating again. Cause making a big deal about a color change is kinda lame.

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Canon General / Re: Consumer DSLRs “dead in 5 years”
« on: October 28, 2013, 08:07:34 AM »
Agree that the economy is hurting dSLR sales.   Perhaps smartphones have a minor impact but in the end they may actually help dSLRs.   Smartphones are too limited - consumers will eventually get tired of wide angle snaps, they will hunger for more.

I think this is wishful thinking. People are NOT growing tired of their smartphones as cameras at all. The iphone has been the most popular camera on flckr for years now. And with all the other social apps out there....smartphones will only become more popular. Apple & its competitors are coming out with better and better cameras on their phones. Along with better apps and software. Some really creative stuff out there. Plus all the third party attachments like the olloclip.

The iphone really is a creative tool for photographers. I'm a convert. Will it replace the DSLR? Nah. But I love it.

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Not releasing anything interesting except the 70D could have something to do with it.
Yep. When your competitors are experimenting with new models and new lines, and all you're doing is giving minor updates to your existing stuff, you lose market share. Ask Apple.

Did you not read what neuroanatomist said above?  Canon's competitors, who supposedly have superiorproducts, are having a worse time of it!

NOT true! Many many avid DSLR shooters have opted for their iphone. Its a GREAT street photography camera, and an awesome travel camera. In fact, many professionals are using them more and more. Will it replace the DSLR for everything? No of course not. But to just say all serious photogs use DSLRs is definitely not true.

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Cameras in smartphones have all but replaced point & shoots. Canon & other camera makers will have to really entice the average consumer now to get them to buy a DSLR.

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EOS-M / Re: Some EOS M Information [CR1]
« on: August 20, 2013, 06:57:54 PM »
If Canon wants to head off the iphone & smartphone eating their lunch in the pocket camera market, they should come out with a FF EOS-M camera. Now THAT would be news.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon Announces the EOS T5i
« on: March 25, 2013, 05:16:58 PM »
Personally, I can't wait until FF trickles down to the Rebel. Isn't that the inevitable way things are going? It may take awhile, but personally a 6D is not exactly an "affordable" FF. To me a sub $1,000 FF is the holy grail. And I cannot wait until it happens.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon Announces the EOS T5i
« on: March 23, 2013, 08:13:57 AM »
Perhaps this non update signals that Canon intends to phase out the T5i rebel series and eventually replace it with the SL1 series. Just a thought.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon Announces the EOS T5i
« on: March 22, 2013, 11:07:37 AM »
Wishing doesn't make it so unfortunately...but these were on my wishlist and were unfulfilled. :-(

Canon 6D....swivel & touchscreen

Canon T5i.....GPS & WiFi

Canon SL1.....swivel screen, GPS & WiFi

Oh well.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon Announces the EOS T5i
« on: March 22, 2013, 10:37:52 AM »
The more I think about it, the fact that Canon didn't put wifi into the T5i(700D) or for that matter even the new SL1 is kinda perplexing/frustrating. Both these can be considered Canon's flagship entry level DSLRs for people migrating from point & shoots to more serious photography. We live in a world of iPhones & instant uploads. I thought the inclusion of wifi in last years "affordable" FF was a sign of things to come for Canon's future entry level DSLRs....but alas no.

I think Canon missed a real opportunity here. For one thing, wifi would have made the T5i an ACTUAL upgrade lol and not just in name only!....but it'd also be a REALLY useful & popular feature for consumers. Not to mention the fact that it'd help differentiate it from competitors like Nikon's offerings at a time when many are thinking Nikon is doing all the innovating lately.

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I agree with missed opportunity. WiFi was something I definitely expected in the new version. Together with touchscreen they make stellar features for mass market. Canon already have application for iOS and Android to communicate with 6D. It could be just extended for T5i and make this huge differentiation to other entry level DSLRs.

Yup. They sure did. It's just odd that the last DSLR canon released, the 6D and the new power shots got wifi....but they leave it out of both the new entry level DSLRs the t5i and the SL1? Makes no sense if ya ask me. But hey...it's not my company. I'm just a consumer.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon Announces the EOS T5i
« on: March 22, 2013, 08:40:11 AM »
The more I think about it, the fact that Canon didn't put wifi into the T5i(700D) or for that matter even the new SL1 is kinda perplexing/frustrating. Both these can be considered Canon's flagship entry level DSLRs for people migrating from point & shoots to more serious photography. We live in a world of iPhones & instant uploads. I thought the inclusion of wifi in last years "affordable" FF was a sign of things to come for Canon's future entry level DSLRs....but alas no.

I think Canon missed a real opportunity here. For one thing, wifi would have made the T5i an ACTUAL upgrade lol and not just in name only!....but it'd also be a REALLY useful & popular feature for consumers. Not to mention the fact that it'd help differentiate it from competitors like Nikon's offerings at a time when many are thinking Nikon is doing all the innovating lately.

I dunno. I still consider myself firmly in camp Canon, and not because I own tons of expensive Canon glass(I don't)...but even I am questioning some of Canon's moves lately...or lack thereof.

I know in this age of instantaneous feedback via the Internet, its easy to appear troll-ish....but there's legitimate criticism to be made here by Canon lovers. Maybe Canon will hear the grumbling coming from camp Canon. Wether they listen is another matter. I think until it begins to effect their bottom line, they won't. So, it'll be up to Nikon to take advantage of Canon's missteps and light a fire under their butts.

Having said all that, I cannot wait to check out Canon's new small SL1 DSLR in person. As an avid World traveller who likes to bring only carry on aboard planes...the size does intrigue me. I know some are upset that Canon didn't offer up a more professional EOS-M....but I am not as upset about this move. The thought of slapping a nifty-fifty or 28mm lens on the SL1, hoping on a plane and shooting some street photography in a foreign city is kinda exciting.

I just have to see if the SL1 is gonna be too puny in my giant man hands lol.

Anyway, that's my two cents.


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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon Announces the EOS T5i
« on: March 21, 2013, 08:57:44 PM »
Oh I hear ya. Of course people will go out and buy it cause its new. But the educated consumers will nab the T4i's on sale, cause they KNOW they are the SAME thing! This literally was a non-update. Period. Not complaining, just stating a fact.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon Announces the EOS T5i
« on: March 21, 2013, 08:25:08 PM »
I don't know who is gonna buy the T5i when the T4i is EXACTLY the same and so is the new SL1(which is smaller) and both are like $150 cheaper than the T5i. Canon should have put GPS & wifi in it....THAT would have made it stand out and worthy of paying up IMHO. But whatever. What do I know? I'm just a consumer. Lol

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS-b Images Leak & a New Kit Lens
« on: March 20, 2013, 02:18:48 PM »
So basically the EOS-B is a smaller 700D? I was hoping the 700D would get the GPS & wifi of the 6D. What exactly did it get that will differentiate it from the 650D?

I have to say, Canons moves lately have perplexed me.

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