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On the other hand, Fujifilm and Ricoh have shown that there is some room for niche products. While it's hard to say if they are profitable, they are getting somewhat of a foothold?

If Sony is already making the MF sensor, the rest of the camera is not that big of a R&D investment, that is if it shares the lens mount with Hasselblad or some other existing system.

Canon has proven to be insanely reluctant to introduce anything new or innovating at least in regards to anything that might compete with it's own existing products, so yes, I agree a Canon MF system is probably not likely.

EOS Bodies / Re: What Happened to the Photography Industry in 2013?
« on: March 06, 2014, 09:04:32 AM »
Camera manufacturers were spoiled by the boom of consumers entering the digital age of photography.

In the film era, a good film SLR could be 20 years old and still be considered a top of the line camera.

At least in the current digital age, regular upgrades are inevitable. The manufacturers should be thankful for that.

EOS Bodies / Re: UPDATE: EOS M2 Not Coming to North America
« on: March 01, 2014, 06:11:07 PM »
The M, a timid release of a half hearted product... Canon could easily make something that would blow our minds and set the camera world on fire, they chose not to. Instead they let Ricoh, Fuji and Sony have some moments of glory. Their fear of harming Rebel sales allows these other brands some sort of safety net. For now I guess.

probably part of the reason Canon doesn't care about mirrorless or innovation in general.

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS M2 Not Coming to North America
« on: December 03, 2013, 06:29:05 PM »
you... we're probably better off with a Panasonic GM1 or Ricoh GR anyways. I imagine that Olympus and Sony maybe sell a decent small camera as well?

I just recently wore out my GF1 and will likely buy a GR this week.

Oh yeah, and then there's all the stuff from Fuji...

Such a shame there is no built in flash... Could have been a nice alternative to a Panasonic GM1 or a Ricoh GR.

Using an external flash on this camera pretty much negates its small size advantage. If I want to mount my 580 on something I'll stick it on my 1Dx.

I'm fine with the lack of a viewfinder.

EOS-M / Re: EOS M Announcement in the Summer? [CR2]
« on: May 16, 2013, 09:06:47 AM »
Well the new body would presumably have better AF?

But considering it's all "entry level", no interest at all.

PowerShot / Re: A New Large Sensor PowerShot Coming [CR1]
« on: May 10, 2013, 12:02:24 PM »
I am a professional photographer who loves small P&S cameras, my favorite being the Contax T3.

I have used multiple Canon S70, G9, G10 and S95 to shoot catalogs, magazine covers  and a huge portion of my personal projects.

While I was able to make good images using these small cameras and I in fact earned thousands and thousands if not tens of thousands of dollars using these P&S cameras, at this point in time I wish I had been able to use a compact camera with a bigger sensor. The P&S images simply lack dynamic range, high ISO capability and there is essentially no control over DOF.

Even the MFT sensor in my Panasonic GF1leaves me wanting for more.

In terms of ISO, I never shot the S70 or G9 above the base ISO as anything above that looked horrible. The S95 I allow to creep a little higher. Even the GF1 above 800 is terrible. I say this despite the fact that I love these cameras.

While I do have an iPhone 5 I do not consider it to be a serious camera under any circumstances other than an emergency. That said I use it's camera daily, specially for images I plan on emailing or using on Instagram.

At this point in time I believe the Nikon A is the best camera for my needs (large sensor, flash, wide angle lens... as I don't care about zooms, flip screens or viewfinders).

If Canon releases a simple, straightforward APS version of something like an S110 without purposely crippling it in fear of it's dSLR sales it would hopefully be a very tempting camera.

EOS Bodies / Re: The Future of EOS M [CR1]
« on: April 26, 2013, 10:29:52 AM »
Or just buy a Nikon A and don't worry about what half baked reiteration Canon comes out with...

As a CPS member, I'm fine with my 1Dx, 1Ds3 etc... I've given up on Canon otherwise.

EOS-M / Re: EOS-M With Viewfinder Coming Late 2013? [CR]
« on: December 04, 2012, 09:30:48 AM »
Honestly, would rather have a built in flash than a viewfinder. Viewfinder would be OK, as long as it is way more integrated than that horrible bump on the mockup.

Would have bought the M if it had a flash. Could care less about a viewfinder.

EOS Bodies / Re: Are there 39mp & 50mp+ Test Bodies in the Wild? [CR1]
« on: October 22, 2012, 02:20:47 PM »
Obviously there are cases and assignments where 50mp would be beneficial...

the point is that they are rather specialized or few and far between.

For the shooters that need 50mp or think they need 50mp... go for it.

EOS Bodies / Re: Are there 39mp & 50mp+ Test Bodies in the Wild? [CR1]
« on: October 22, 2012, 12:37:39 PM »
Awesome... on a typical 4 day job I shoot 10,000 photos. So at 50mp each... it's a cluster f¥¢k.

I'll stick with 1Ds3 and 1Dx.

EOS-M / Re: *UPDATE* Canon EOS-M to Ship Today in North America
« on: October 17, 2012, 11:30:55 AM »
Regarding the size of the Contax T3... When I've argued with people about this before, some have stated that whereas light can strike film from almost any angle and still properly expose it, a digital sensor requires the light to hit it rather perpendicularly.

Therefore, the tiny lens on the T3 is supposedly impossible at least with current technology. Which I guess explains the huge lens on the Sony RX1.

However, in only a few years time we have gone from almost no large sensor compact cameras to a veritable plethora of models to chose from.

My guess is that the technology exists or will soon exist to make very small FF and APS compact cameras with retractible or very small lenses. What remains to be seen is at what pace the camera companies will release these cameras to us.

EOS-M / Re: Canon EOS-M to Ship Today in North America
« on: October 15, 2012, 09:28:36 PM »
Well, it is promising that Canon at least half heartedly made a mirrorless camera.

I think the APS sensor size is Ok. The lens on the Sony RX1 is too big. At least with MFT and somewhat with APS the lens can be somewhat small. But I guess a FF mirrorless with something like the 40mm pancake would be truly compact.

If the M had a built in flash I might have had to buy it. At least this way I don't have to even consider it. Can stick with the GF1.

In my mind, a digital version of the Contax T3 is the holy grail. Features, size and even comprable price.

Sorry for the ramble...

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Canon EOS-M Begins Shipping
« on: October 10, 2012, 10:35:09 AM »
It seems to me (and in line with Canon's typical behavior) the EOS-M is intended to be a mediocre offering that simultaneously (and halfheartedly) gets them into this market segment and gives Canon some idea of how well it sells without hurting dSLR sales.

Keep in mind these classic moves by Canon- killing the Pro1, removing RAW from the S80, killing the G line after the G6, reintroducing the G line minus RAW with the G7, removing HD video from the G10 etc. This is a very conservative and very cautious company. Obviously, very reluctant to infringe upon their dSLR sales in any way.

My guess is that there were some serious internal battles about launching the EOS-M. Obviously, some design concessions were made to assuage the dSLR department and their accountants.

I for one am looking forward to buying a Canon mirrorless camera once they make a serious attempt at it.

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