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EOS-M / Re: First Images of the Canon EOS M3
« on: February 04, 2015, 05:48:21 AM »
There must be some major thing regarding the sensor in EOS M3 and Rebel 760D - pretty much evrything else has credibly leaked by now ... but not the sensor. The longer they keep this under cover, the more I believe it is going to be the Sony 24 MP sensor as sported in the A6000, or maybe, just maybe a slightly improved version of it. This would also nicely explain why there is no DPAF.

But - who cares? So far Canon has not been able to goive its (non-video) stills customers any real advantage from it. In both 70D and 7D II live view AF is still "rather pedestrian" compared to "best in class" like Fuji X-T1, Oly M1, Samsung NX-1 or even Nikon 1 (yes, much smaller sensor, problem is easier to solve).

I believe Canon is still trying to sort out communications around the launch ... should they avoid any mentioning that the sensor is "not Canon made" until it is discovered and posted all over the internet by the first person who tears down a 760D or EOS M3 to its parts and checks the sensor [Roger Cicala, please!]  or should they be forthcoming from the start trying to insist, that "while the sensor is indeed made in a Sony fab, the entire design and all specs of it are fruits of the marvelous Canon R&D department" until that statement will also be tron to pieces by forums like ours here and "the net" in general? Nice marketing communications dilemma - depending on how Canon will handle it, could be great stuff for future case studies at business schools.  8)

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EOS Bodies / Re: Bingo! New Canon 5Ds has 50.6 MP new rumored specs
« on: February 03, 2015, 05:50:40 PM »
CF card is a pro feature you say.

You have to admire these marketing people - how do they manage to make cf appear "pro" and a swivel screen or pop-up flash "amateur"?  With these markers, they don't even need to legitimize why a certain product costs xyz €/$ because every customer immediately sees how "pro" it is, i.e. how much worth it has to have.

The crazy thing is, they don't even have to do anything. The customers themselves arbitrarily decide that certain features are not "pro." Look at the negative comments that get generated anytime someone suggests that a $3,000 camera ought to be at least as functional and connected as a cell phone – ability to navigate menus by touch screen, connectivity to the internet, basic photo editing functions – all things that would make life easily and offer more options for professionals, but whenever someone suggests that on this site, you get comment after comment from users who refuse to evolve.

+100

Lots of "disconnected fat old mirrorslappers" around here.  ;D

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EOS-M / Re: First Images of the Canon EOS M3
« on: February 03, 2015, 05:48:13 PM »
beauty is in the eye of the beholder. I shun most devices that look "non-boring" ... "premium", flashy, glitzy, blingy, retro, sleek, cool ... those adjectives usually go along with "lacking in functionality" and "way to expensive for what it is" ... so I don't buy.  ;D

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EOS-M / Re: First Images of the Canon EOS M3
« on: February 03, 2015, 05:14:36 PM »
The EOS M3 will be compatible with the external EVF-DC1 viewfinder (as G1X II) - according to the same user who posted the first EOS M3 pic already back on 01/01/2015 and now the rear image on www.dslr-forum.de
(no pun intended  ;D  the forum also includes mirrorless, although the East German military discipline types running that forum "Stalag 17 style" :o seem to prefer big fat mirrorslappers). 

The user posting EOS M3 inof and images has been right on the money with his predictions so far, except that Canon - M3 seems to have been delayed by about 2 months - first info was "scheduled for release on 12/02/2104". No idea what happened.
http://www.dslr-forum.de/showpost.php?p=12862832&postcount=2114

The EVF-DC1 is not really large, it should fit in the M3 flash shoe without impeding use of the built-in pop up flash. So it should look similar to EVF-DC1 atop G1X II:

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EOS-M / Re: First Images of the Canon EOS M3
« on: February 03, 2015, 04:48:16 PM »
Why do camera companies prioritise exposure compensation over shutter/aperture on the dials? Honest question, don't know but have noticed it on tons of cameras, and always thought it would be handier to have one of the other settings.

+100

it's an unfortunate "Retro" fad started by the likes of Fuji.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Bingo! New Canon 5Ds has 50.6 MP new rumored specs
« on: February 03, 2015, 04:36:36 PM »
CF card: even though SD cards have reached decent speeds now (and more importantly camera manufacturers are putting the correct spec'd slot in FFS!) the CF card can still be faster and I think just part of the 1-series and 5-series identifying features. I mean think about how "un-pro" it would be if a 5-series suddenly had a flip screen, no CF card, and a pop up flash - forget the other features, snobs would be talking it down like crap because of all the "n00b" features.

Well, I generally don't give a damn what other people think or say about me or my gear. Life is way more pleasant that way.

I still have a stock of CF cards that I use in my 5D3, since the SD slot is basically unusable due to CCC [Canon Creative Crippling].  ::)

But the 5D3 is the only device in my possesion that still uses CF cards. I have skipped regular size SD cards and am standardizing on Sandisk Extreme Pro Micro SDXC cards - currently 90 MB/s which is fast enough to clear buffer speedily and I don't ever shoot video. I use the Micro-SD cards inside the "regular size SD-adapters", so they are the same size as regular SD cards (which I personally find quite good, have never lost one) and they are also protected quite well that way. I can put them straight into any camera with an SD slot  - eg my n00by EOS M   8) - as well as many (non-Apple) phones, tablets and virtually all notebook computers. So I do not need an extra USB card reader any longer.

I would like my 5D 3 to have a popup fill flash which also serves as optical master for Canon EX speedlites. And a built-in RT commander in addition - apparently this is still not featured in the 5D2/R.  Cannot see anything "n00b" in using advanced controls over wireless flash setups.

And lastly, I would absolutely LOVE to have a 360 articulated TOUCH-Screen on any camera that I ever use. Love the touch screen on the EOS M - much quicker to change settings in Q-Menü that way and to select AF-field.

If this makes me look "un-pro" in the eyes of the ignorant, then the better. It's less conspicuous, which helps in a lot of shooting situations.  ;D




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EOS-M / Re: First Image of the Canon EOS M3
« on: February 03, 2015, 03:43:47 PM »

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EOS Bodies / Re: Bingo! New Canon 5Ds has 50.6 MP new rumored specs
« on: February 03, 2015, 03:16:39 PM »
Sony can draw on the insight, expertise and experience of the rest of their divisions however. Not to mention that they have a lot more resources available. If they make a serious effort in camera tech there is no way Canon are going to be able to keep up.
unless Sony really goes broke before that happens.  ;D :P

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EOS Bodies / Re: Bingo! New Canon 5Ds has 50.6 MP new rumored specs
« on: February 03, 2015, 01:43:44 PM »
It's rumored that Sony is going to be making a huge power play soon, so Canon might finally be scared of their rabid market share grabbing. Canon might be a big, slow company, but when they feel truly threatened, they put the hammer down.

... or maybe a "hammer powered by Sony"  ;D

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EOS-M / Re: First Image of the Canon EOS M3
« on: February 03, 2015, 11:45:54 AM »
I really hope the rumors of it having the 24mp Sony sensor are true.  I have been limited many time by the DR of the current M.
I'm hoping that the New Sony a7000 has the Toshiba sensor that Nikon uses in the D7100. ;)

+1  :)

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EOS Bodies / Re: Bingo! New Canon 5Ds has 50.6 MP new rumored specs
« on: February 03, 2015, 11:42:32 AM »
FHD video, UHS-I, and UDMA7 slots?
I was hoping for dual UHS-I (or even -II) slots, and be done with the pins.
At least because of the dual Digic it should write full speed on the SD card. On the current 5D mkiii this speed is crippled down to hook it up to the internal USB port.
Main point is dumping the CF card, having the SD slots serve as both primary and backup. It would save in camera size and in bent pins in the CF slots.

I had never a problem with bent pins and always liked CF cards because of the built-in Controller (as opposed to SD).

But now (2015) I would prefer to standardize all my flash memory cards in Micro-SDXC format (UHS II). I am skipping fully size SD cards.

And of course both Micro-SD slots in a camera should be the same high speed/performance. Fuji X-T1 already has a UHS II SD (not Micro SD) slot. Canon is trailing behind again.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Big Announcements Coming Next Week [CR3]
« on: February 03, 2015, 11:16:16 AM »
If the new cameras come in at $ 3500 - 4000 then Canon will get limited sales. Globally full-frame cameras costing more than $ 2250 account for less than 1 - 2% of camera sales and whilst they may retain much better margins they will not offset declining sales of all other cameras. DSLRs are a mature market, cameras only released 12-18 months ago are already 33% less in many cases and disposable income in Europe in particular is still contrained.
The Canon 5d MKIII moved up considerably in price from the Canon 5d MKII to push it further would be commercial suicide.

+1

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EOS-M / Re: First Image of the Canon EOS M3
« on: February 03, 2015, 11:15:12 AM »
If I was Canon  ;D ... I still would have come out with 2 EOS M3 models. One without built-in EVF (and possibly fewer controls) priced like a 100D/SL-1 and one higher end EOS M3 "Pro" with built in viewfinder (and extra controls/features) priced like 70D.

But ... they don't always listen to me ... and every time they get punished by the market.  ;D

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EOS-M / Re: EOS M3 24 MP Sensor?
« on: February 02, 2015, 02:00:38 PM »
If canon can make the 22mm EF_M shorter, with IS. cut the aperture to be f4 ( instead of F2)in order to shorten it,  that will make the M really pocketable.

no, thanks. :-)
EOS-M plus 22/2.0 fits nicely in any of my coat and jacket pockets.  8)

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EOS-M / Re: EOS M3 24 MP Sensor?
« on: February 02, 2015, 05:13:37 AM »
That would be the only way I can sell my Sony a6000 and get a EOS-M3. Please don't forget the lvery imited number of EOS-M native lenses.

I do not care for a lens line-up as large and wide as possible, of which nothing really meets my needs. Especially Sony E does not hold much of interest for me. Sony FE neither - either way too expensive, Zeiss-badged, boring fixed focals (35/2.8 give me a break or 55/1.8 ) or way too large and expensive f/4 zooms. I also do not care at all for the way too expensive and way too-retro-for-me Fuji X lenses. 56/1.2 ... a bad joke!

I finde the 4 EF-M lenses all very compact, optically "more than good enough for me" and extremely price-worthy. I take my M plus 1 lens attached with me on a lot of mountaineering, mountain biking, ski-touring activities - in a small LoewPro Dashpoint 30 case, mounted on the left side Backpack belt - ready for immediate use at any time. A month ago the M plus 18-55 kit fell out into the snow and trying to pick it up I tripped over it on my skis ... steel edge just made a minor scratch on the camera body. Wiped off the snow and cointinued the ascent and shooting.   

Got all 4 EF-M lenses and don't really miss much in further native EF-M lenses. Actually I would buy only 1 more, if Canon will ever make it:
* EF-M 75/2.4 IS STM ... ultracompact portrait tele

What I really miss is a kick-ass M3 body with EVF and tracking-capable AF in a not much larger form factor [up to Sony A6000 size; also like the rangefinder style with viewfinder in left top corner on the rear, not in the middle on top]. 

But ... YMMV.

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