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PowerShot Cameras / Re: Canon PowerShot SX60 HS Specs and Image Leaked
« on: September 13, 2014, 08:36:03 AM »
Hoping for seriously updated EVF on this. Ergonomics-wise, it looks like they removed the thumb wheel on the back. Not good.

PowerShot Cameras / Re: Canon Powershot G7 X Specs and Image Leaked
« on: September 13, 2014, 08:34:30 AM »
Oh, please let this be Sonys sensor! Then this will be my next camera. Exp dial is a nice touch, awesome in tricky light.

I've never figured this out.  It happens with almost any product.  I'll see an article about a new iphone and most of the posts are from people criticizing it.  If I see an article, post, forum, etc. related to a product I don't want, use, or have an interest in, I don't read it, let alone leave negative comments.  What's up with these people?
I usually battle this with a special strategy of mine, which I pompously now name "valid complaint pattern".

I also use it on Amazon to see if a product is actually good or not.

The process goes like this:
1. Ignore all praise or 4-5 star reviews (those people are generally happy with their product and purchase, and rarely give good feedback on said product's flaws and faults)
2. Start reading reviews from the most negative.
3. Find out what those reviews actually complain about (sometimes it is the product, sometimes something else like shipment time or cost or whatever)
4. Find the pattern. (Are more than 50% of the negative reviews about a specific product flaw? 40%? 20%?)

If you find a pattern and a "valid" flaw, then comes step 5:

5. Does the flaw affect your usage? Will it ever?

After going through this, you can buy a product with confidence. If any flaws the product has never will affect you (well, almost never), it is a safe bet you will be happy with it.

This is also my main reason why I choose Canon. It is a bit like Volkswagen, not very sexy, but no glaring faults. A very high "lowest-level-of-play".

PowerShot / Re: New Large Sensor PowerShot Rumor [CR3]
« on: August 31, 2014, 09:24:06 AM »
Quote from: PicaPica
so if they would fit a sony 1" sensor in a canon camera and offer it for a decent price i would buy it immediately.
Yes, this my first suspicion. And if that would happen, I would get it too. Canon color scheme and ergonomics, and Sony sensor, yes please.

PowerShot / Re: New Large Sensor PowerShot Rumor [CR3]
« on: August 31, 2014, 08:31:45 AM »
Well, one can hope the new sensor (as Canon don't have a 1" sensor currently) is made with whatever new technology Canon have been hinting at for the 7D2. It is not like they would take sells from eachother, rather synergy with larger amounts if sensor wafers on the same production line.

But, probably not...

PowerShot / Re: New Large Sensor PowerShot Rumor [CR2]
« on: August 23, 2014, 03:59:54 PM »
I wonder where they will source the sensor.  Panasonic is using Sony's sensor so Canon does have access to it.  They could also source it from Aptina or Sharp.
My guess is that they will make it themselves. If they can put it in more than one model, this will probably be the case. Anyhow, this is VERY interesting, as I have been looking at the RX100 as a backup for my DSLR, but I am hesitant to go with Sony, as I don't like the ergonomics and color rendering.

PowerShot / Re: Canon to Leave the Entry Level Point & Shoot Market?
« on: July 30, 2014, 08:39:30 AM »
Bumping this. I think the final move to erase the market for budget P&S has been made:

PowerShot Cameras / Re: Will the G17 have a 1" sensor?
« on: July 30, 2014, 08:29:43 AM »
G16 sensor is brand new Sony sensor
This I find hard to believe. Canon is making their own sensors. Why would they use a Sony sensor in this model only?

PowerShot Cameras / Re: Will the G17 have a 1" sensor?
« on: July 30, 2014, 03:47:23 AM »
I am thinking that if they indeed go with a larger sensor, it will be something like the 2/3 one that Fuji has. Also, it seems Canon finally has something groundbreaking in the sensor departement. It will be announced on Photokina as far as I understand. 7DII is the first one out, but that technology will eventually trickle down to the PowerShots.

PowerShot / Re: Canon Announces the PowerShot SX520 HS & SX400 HS
« on: July 30, 2014, 02:59:41 AM »
What I find most disturbing is the deliberate nerfing. I do appreciate Canon's (admittedly sound) business strategy to tier their products to reach maximum market spread, but sometimes the iteration deltas are too small (650D to 700D case in point).

These cameras should have at least gotten the Digic 5.

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Small camera for active kid
« on: July 23, 2014, 10:39:29 AM »
Have you had a look at the G16? It at least claims to have around 6 fps with continuous AF, it has a viewfinder, it is nice and small(-ish), good AF overall, and continuous AF when filming.

It seems to tick all your boxes?

PowerShot / Re: Looking for New Compact Advice
« on: July 23, 2014, 08:53:44 AM »
As usual, this depends on your shooting style. Assuming your 300$ budget to be strict, these are some options:
  • Canon S-series
  • Canon SX-series (the compact line)
  • Canon G-series (although they normally are a bit pricier, g15 goes for 400$)
  • EOS-M
Then the competition:
  • Panasonic TZ-series
  • Sony HX-series (compact models)
  • Olympus XZ-series
  • Olympus TG-X series (waterproof)
  • FujiFilm X10 or X20

Well, those are the main suggestions. If you have used a rangefinder camera before, I would steer you towards FujiFilms excellent X10 or X20. And take your time to weigh the pros and cons. :)

BTW, the Olympus TG-X series is not the most common option here, but they do have bright lenses, and can be used virtally anywhere... (I've used mine filming myself and my daughter going down a water slide, try to do that with a SLR...) :)

but unfortunately, Canon and Nikon don't seem to be interested despite the stats showing significant growth in mirrorless segment ...
Well, as you can see in another thread in this forum, mirrorless isn't growing all that much, so I think CaNikon are just biding their time. At least Canon could just slap the M into an SL1 body with M-mount and EVF and go from there easily.

So, they release products just to have a presence at the market, ready to ramp up when the masses drops entry DSLRs for Mirrorless.

Canon General / Re: Why Scott Kelby Switched to Canon
« on: January 22, 2014, 03:42:32 AM »
In re: the question of ergonomics.

I was having a discussion on metering techniques with a group of people and said that when I meter off of an 18% grey surface like the Lastolite EZBalance, I bump the meter needle a little to the right of center to increase exposure by 1/3 to 2/3 stops.

Whereupon a Nikon shooter in the group said that Nikon meters are backwards and the needle moves left at exposure increases.

My only response was, "In what bizaro universe do increasing values on a number line go right to left, instead of left to right."

I could get used to a lot of things but that one I'm not sure I would ever be able to adapt to.
Well, in the bizarro universe of Arabic, maybe? The reason we think increasing goes left to right is because we write that way, left to right. Arabic is written right to left, making the practice of increasing right to left thoroughly logical.

Come to think of if, Chinese/Japanese is, if I do not misremember, traditionally written top-to-bottom, making an increasing scale where higher numbers are lower, a logical choice. (Although I would find that even harder to get used to)

Anyway, as someone said earlier, it is customizable. (as it should be)

Canon General / Re: Why Scott Kelby Switched to Canon
« on: January 21, 2014, 08:53:52 AM »
Well, as I chose Canon mainly on Ergonomics, I can see why that could sway him a bit.
Regarding the "built by Apple" comment, I think he is referring to what Apple still does best in the smartphone business; They build the most intuitive control system. IOS still (although IOS7 aint my cup of tea) blows Android et al out of the water when it comes to "easy to use".

Canon also have very intuitive menues and control systems. I have tried Nikon, Olympus and (cough) Sony, but their menues are more confusing to operate than Canon's are. (well, to me at least)

So, I agree with Scott there.

Regarding the other parts of the switch, I think it just comes down to if it makes it easier to get the shots you want. The 1DX makes it easier for him to take the pictures he want from an NFL game, compared to the D4 (I think). As such, it is a logical switch.

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