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I am very interested in camera phones. If the Lumia 1020 was anything but Nokia, I might even consider buying it, but alas it is not.

Samsung recently launched the Zoom which has not had the best of reviews, and Sony are expected to launch the Xperia i1 Honami - a 20MP smartphone with Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor to take on the Samsung and Nokia camera / phone.

If Sony could add a phone to something as capable as the RX100-II I would definitely buy it. In fact if Canon could team up with a phone maker and create something as good as the RX100-II (or even better) but with smartphone functionality and similar Canon menu system to what is in the DSLRs for the camera, then I would buy that without a doubt.

I think we are still some way from the death of the p&s but we seem to be heading in that general direction. This could also affect the DSLR market as the camera phones get better and better, people will eventually grow tired of lugging the weight, extra size and attachments around.

Nokia, needs to do some serious PR and image building in my opinion, as the brand has almost 0% appeal for me.

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EOS-M / Re: Digital Rev quick 2.0.2 autofocus speed test
« on: July 15, 2013, 10:21:34 PM »
I'd toss him out the front door -- fast and hard enough to make sure he bounced a couple of times.

Make sure you get it on film! Just maybe not with a M as it might not be quick enough to get it all in focus!

DigitalRev has over 6XX,XXX youtube subscribers, that's pretty good in my book, and his videos are far more entertaining - and informative - than some of the drivel on the net.

Perhaps dtaylor should make a video of the new firmware to show us how he thinks it should be done. ;D :o 8)

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: July 15, 2013, 09:15:34 AM »
Yes, one of the areas I liked so much about this Lens was the ability to set the Camera @ f/4, Zoom out to 400, engage the 1.4x Converter, immediately goes to 560 @ f/5.6, then Back Button Focus on the subject, and start to follow the Animal back towards yourself, once the Animal fills the frame at 560, flip the converter out, immediately back to 400 @ f/4, don't touch a thing and the Focus stays locked on, then Zoom all the way back to 200.

Didn't I read somewhere here on CR that this is exactly not what you are "supposed" to do with this lens? I will search for it later, but I remember that someone had been told by Canon (not sure if CPS or not) that you should not change the converter while in use. A CR member did then come back and say it had worked fine for him, but I do recall that this was something discussed about the lens.

It might be worth ringing CPS about just to check what they say.

I will try to find the canonrumors post on it tomorrow.

Truly amazing pictures as always, btw.

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EOS-M / Re: Digital Rev quick 2.0.2 autofocus speed test
« on: July 14, 2013, 10:52:39 PM »
I'd rather he test like an adult.

Um..then perhaps you should not frequent Digital Rev...the whole point is that Kai is campy...

I would not describe Kai as "camp".  I think his videos are refreshing and entertaining.

Michael Mcyintyre (spelling!) is camp, but he is one of the funniest comedians in the world, and is happily married with kids etc.

Kai also got some points spot on:

1) He predicted a sale on the price of the M
2) The focus is not very good but is better than before the firmware update
3) It is suitable for everyday shots.


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PowerShot / Re: G1X vs RX-100 (Underwater) Dilemma
« on: July 14, 2013, 10:38:51 PM »
Have you looked at the RX100 II compared to the RX100? Some pretty good improvements in the V.II for not much more dinero.

I will leave the other questions to someone that dives with their camera, as that is something I have not done yet.

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EOS-M / Re: Digital Rev quick 2.0.2 autofocus speed test
« on: July 14, 2013, 09:25:05 PM »
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Probably on sale soon!

Haha, that cracked me up. He was spot on with that prediction!! US$299 anyone?!  ;D

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Sony RX-1R
« on: July 13, 2013, 09:56:36 PM »
There are only two differences between the RX-1 and RX-1R and they are the price, and the lack of anti-aliasing filter on the latter.

I do not see Canon having anything this good at the moment, although some will surely argue that when you consider the price there are plenty of alternatives.

I think the Sony RX 100 II is probably a better deal and is much cheaper as well.

But, I think the general consensus seems to be that in terms of size/image quality, nothing can really beat the RX1 at the moment.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 1D X Product Advisory
« on: July 13, 2013, 08:57:53 PM »
The only thing that really bothered me was that they shipped it back with no requirements, ie no signature required, and left them sitting on my porch, unattended all day while I was at work.  Not cool.

I hope those of you in America that are having experiences like this are writing a letter of complaint to Canon USA and Canon Global HQ. Returning a US$6,000 camera without signature required, is just asking for trouble imho, and is not what you would expect from a company such as Canon.

Thankfully where I am, I take mind directly into CPS. I know them there and I have always been more than impressed, but if I was receiving service like bdunbar describes I would be quite mad to say the least.

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EOS-M / Re: Canon EOS M II
« on: July 12, 2013, 10:16:07 PM »
Sorry guys, just realised I did not add the obvious: "There will never be a Canon EOS M ii". Cheers.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 1DX Damaged by CPS
« on: July 12, 2013, 04:42:38 AM »
I agree with others, Canon Service is not an equal experience World Wide, I'm glad here in Singapore it's Positive, that might change next week when I pick up my Two 1Dx Bodies.

Yes, one major difference for us here in AP seems to be that we seem to pick them up and drop them off personally. I know the CPS guys where I am as I see them quite often when I am picking stuff up and dropping stuff off.

As you say, we all hope the OP gets it sorted, as while it might not affect the images (though that depends on what caused the scrapes I guess), it might affect resale value if that is something he is concerned about.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 1DX Damaged by CPS
« on: July 12, 2013, 12:29:09 AM »
CPS support is open 24/7

Use the support not the repair option, and ask them what to do next.

Will T.

Not where I am, but as the OP is in the USA, I guess that is where you are talking about.

It if from these forums I have discovered just how much CPS differs from country to country. I was very surprised as I thought it would be a global thing but it is not at all that.

Anyway, I hope the OP gets it all sorted out. Good luck.

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EOS-M / Canon EOS M II
« on: July 11, 2013, 01:36:34 AM »
With so many of you here at CR buying the Canon EOS M version one, I am just curious, especially in light of the fact that the US$ 299 is STILL ongoing*, when you think Mark II will be out?




*at least when this poll was created.

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EOS-M / Re: The Frenzy is Over.....
« on: July 10, 2013, 11:00:01 PM »
It definitely is not over. Still available at 299 on Amazon, and I doubt they are the only one.

Come on Canon, launch the M2 for US$ 301 already..... come on .....  :o 8) ;D

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 7D Mark II in 2014 [CR2]
« on: July 10, 2013, 08:48:46 AM »
We’re also told that 2 new “pro” bodies will arrive in 2014, and that doesn’t include the EOS 7D Mark II

So it's the high-mp eos and a 5d4 with a new sensor? 2014 would be the earliest date I'd expect a 5d3 replacement to arrive because Canon wouldn't want to annoy their premium customers, but on the other hand any new sensor tech is bound to make it to ff soon because Nikon currently has an edge here in most specs.

Is the 5D pro? Canon officially classifies it as prosumer, and while a lot of pros do use it, I am not sure if it fits into that category.

Two new pro bodies could be the high MP 1D camera and a new pro level cinema body.

The 7D MK I was pretty pro. The 7D MK II hopefully will be more pro. I think that the sensor should have at least a 2 stop ISO improvement, and there should be better sealing, a MUCH improved grip, and also a third wheel for ISO.

Pretty pro?! It is/was a decent camera with good fps, and other features. It never really competed with the 1 series, and the only ever time you would see one on a field/pitch was perhaps, and only perhaps, as a 2nd back up body. Nothing wrong with that.

If they did make a true Pro 7D Mark II H or C in a 1D X body with all the FPS, perhaps even improved this and that etc. I will buy one without a doubt. But I doubt it would be cheap, in fact I would say US$3-4K.  But my money would be on a watered down version of the 1D X, only question is how much water to use?

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 7D Mark II in 2014 [CR2]
« on: July 10, 2013, 06:42:09 AM »
We’re also told that 2 new “pro” bodies will arrive in 2014, and that doesn’t include the EOS 7D Mark II

So it's the high-mp eos and a 5d4 with a new sensor? 2014 would be the earliest date I'd expect a 5d3 replacement to arrive because Canon wouldn't want to annoy their premium customers, but on the other hand any new sensor tech is bound to make it to ff soon because Nikon currently has an edge here in most specs.

Is the 5D pro? Canon officially classifies it as prosumer, and while a lot of pros do use it, I am not sure if it fits into that category.

Two new pro bodies could be the high MP 1D camera and a new pro level cinema body.

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