I'd like to see a 24mm f/1.8 or f/2 prime and a 17-50mm f/4L IS to round out my ideal landscape setup.
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1Dsomething : FF, Both high rez, slow fps... and low rez, high speed, best AF
5D: FF, slow speed, medium AF
7D: APS-C, high speed, higher AF than 5D
XXD : enthusiast camera
XXXD: mid range APS-C
XXXXD: entry level APS-C
To buy a camera just because of the sensor is like buying a car just because of the engine.
Nobody would do that.
A lot of people here don't think that R&D for new cameras cost money....
If they were to come out with a budget FF camera, it would be a lot like what they did with the XXXXD series... recycle old sensors and add/ cut out some new features.
If there is an entry level FF camera, then the most cost effective way to produce it would be to use the 5DII sensor, and some AF system they already have... ie the current 5D one or 7D one....
They can then sell this at a lower market price without have to spend money on R&D while protecting the sales of a newer tech 5DIII.
It makes much more sense from a market standpoint to use the same sensor (7D, 60D, 600D) and vary the features because that reduces costs.
Along this line, I expect that the new 5DIII will have the same sensor as a 1DsIV. Either the 1DsIV will drop to like 6999 price point or the 5DIII will rise to 3499.
That's great news, CRguy! Let it be real.
Here's my wishlist:
clean ISO 6400
ISO 50- 51.200
better AF than 5Dii
US $ 2000
or same as 5Dii
and I'll order it right away
could be a real killer cam!
A entry full frame DSLR would not be a logical move and bad timing.
The 5DMKII has enough pixelcount, but for all else it is actually nothing more than an entry DSLR.
Feature wise the 5D MKII is a very 'old' camera in today's camera landscape except for its pixelcount as said.
Therefore this rumour sounds more like rubish and from someone who can't afford the 5D MKII.
Meaby after the 5D MKIII is released there is room for a small pixelcount full frame camera (which would then be the old 5D rebranded as 6D?) Although even that is not very likely to happen.....
drummstikk--you're arguments are valid to a point, but not everyone's needs are the same. I am shooting cyclists going by at 30mph, and the more I can capture individual athletes the more shots I sell. I'm not shooting for a masterpiece or even a cover photo, I'm selling to the individuals, and everyone that I miss is a lost sales opportunity.
An old school way to do this is pick your spot, set your focus and capture them as they go by. Except when they go by in groups, this doesn't work. Old world there was nothing you could do about it. With the latest and greatest I can refocus (or at least a good AF can; I doubt it's humanly possible, certainly not for me!) and recompose the shot multiple times in the span of 10 seconds and capture a whole lot more of what I'm trying to shoot.