« on: February 09, 2015, 07:45:56 AM »
Traditionally Canon has been conservative, I would not expect them to have this sensor in the 5dsWhat do you think? When?
Can't say.... not soon. First they need to fix the DR many people are asking for... it is a threat to Canon if people defect, they would be interested in fixing this, but it seems they are not able to hence this stop gap 5Ds model...
I would expect new sensor tech in the 5d4 or 1dxii... towards Q4 to address the DR.
It looks like the DR could be improved on the 5Ds after all. Here's a quote from Northlight Images:
Quote from: Northlight Images
8th An interesting comment (thanks), coming via testing a pre-release 5Dsr with a test version of DPP4. Low ISO DR is put at 1.5-2 stops better than the 1D X, but high ISO performance (6400) falls marginally behind the 7Dmk2.
The sensor is similar to the 7D2 technology, but has apparently been tuned to maximise low ISO performance.
Plus I've found that the jpegs (ok, not the best starting point) posted by Canon Japan when loaded into LR have a lot of latitude in terms of shadow recovery/exposure boosting before granular/natural looking noise starts to show up.
Regarding the 5 layer sensor, nothing was said about this being a non bayer, foveon style sensor.