Please do a High ISO noise test in RAW with the 5D3 and the A7s. With the 5D3 files downsampled to 12 MP. I'd be especially intrested in 25k, 51k, 102k streetshots...Thanks and great offer and idea! This must be a lot of fun. Regards, Peter.
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Mine was bought well after the fix, and has a serial number 06202400XXXX.
In any event, I found that removing the lens cap results in better photos
Rumor seems like natural conjecture based on the potential "revolutionary" sensor tech rumor of the 7D. So, it may be one of those rumors based on a rumor.
But, three years is reasonable, just a bit earlier than I was expecting. It may depend on how "revolutionary" the new 7D tech is. My guess, we are looking at late 2015 or early 2016 for the 5DIV and 1DXII. The 5DIII is all I need, but a 8 fps, and another stop of ISO performance and I'll probably upgrade.
As for other areas of possible improvement, there is a good list going, just to add....how about making all AF points cross type, more (all?) f/2.8 and AF with f/8.
If the 5D series is the "wedding camera" I can see the f/2.8. The f/8 may be more for "wildlife" cameras like the 7D and 1D series.
I'll take one if X II native 52,000ISO = 12800ISO current X
I've seen a lot of $5,000 deals lately, either sales are poor and dealers have to dump them, or Canon is planning a replacement this fall. Its only two years old, so that seems unlikely, unless its just a minor mid life upgrade like Nikon did to the D4.
I would expect some sort of replacement sometime in 2015. All other 1D series cameras were around for 2 to 3 years. Only the 1DsMark3 lasted longer. The 1DX was announced in late 2011.
I think this is a technically impressive camera and a bold move my sony. I predict this will be a train wreck sales wise. Sony is lucky that across all three variations they should do ok as they clearly share a lot of components, but this particular model will not do well.
Interesting camera. The high iso capabilities are clearly it's strongest attribute. But I prefer much more than 12mp personally. And the 4k "support" seems misleading as you have to pony up 2grand more to fully leverage it. A yawner imho.
I consider usable to be the point at which you don't need to use NR.
Lens construction requirements aside for a moment, if this sensor type makes it into any type of FF gear in the near future, more light would stand for better current high ISOs. Hope, the wait won't take too long. Any plans by Canon in this field? I guess we won't see anyting near to mass production within less than 5 to 10 years time...Maybe or maybe not because they have different levels of field curvature and most macro lenses would really suck on a curved sensor. On the other hand. the Sony sensor will no doubt have lenses that are all designed to have very similar levels of field curvature.Those curved TVs look pretty cool, at least on TV . This looks like a big cost saving / miniaturization move by Sony to eliminate lens elements that correct for field curvature. With 100M EOS lenses out there, not to mention Nikkor and many others, I don't see flat sensors going anywhere.
I hate to say it but those 100M EOS lenses would all work better on a DSLR with a curved sensor than one with a flat sensor.
Field curvature has nothing to do with illumination levels.
I believe they were trying to say that not only will the new sensor allow for smaller sized lenses relating to field of view, focal length, etc., but they will also allow for larger apertures, thereby allowing more light.