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EOS Bodies / Re: The State of the Camera Industry in 2014
« on: Today at 03:55:24 AM »
^^ you should also overlay world population as well.

I'd love to see how Asia breaks down into per country with HK, TW from CN as separate camera markets.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: New camera body or new lens?
« on: March 01, 2015, 12:52:25 PM »
Lens before bodies, all the time.

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EOS Bodies / Re: The State of the Camera Industry in 2014
« on: February 28, 2015, 01:53:09 PM »
Wonder what the camera market will be like by 2020?

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: February 27, 2015, 11:10:50 AM »
Lovely images guys!

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EOS Bodies / Re: Possible Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Spec Talk [CR2]
« on: February 27, 2015, 07:21:48 AM »
A FF camera with 61 focus points and 10FPS...why would anyone buy the 5DS other than to have crazy high megapixels?

Um, its pixel count IS its sales pitch.
Some people think it'll make their images get the medium format look.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Smartphones Already Won -- Laforet
« on: February 27, 2015, 12:30:36 AM »
The reason why you have to push numbers is because people tend to push anecdotal evidence.

We all know how global those things are. ;)

But thank you for posting that link.

Time was I was laughed up about image quality of smartphones.

I was able to get a passing grade in a photo contest with a smartphone photo submission.

It could have gotten a higher score if it was if the subject was a wee bit more striking.

People are posting graphs and arguing statistics here, as usual, instead of looking at photos.

Topically, this was just posted today:
http://blog.flickr.net/en/2015/02/26/top-25-mobile-photos-flickr-2014/

Enjoy! I know I did. :-)

FWIW, I use all my cameras as often as I have them available -- phones, compacts, MILCs, DSLRs -- hell, I even used my iPad the other morning for a quick shot! (Felt ridiculous, as it should, but I needed it RIGHT THEN!)

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EOS Bodies / Re: Smartphones Already Won -- Laforet
« on: February 26, 2015, 12:55:32 PM »
The question is can pros and serious enthusiasts provide sufficient market for the level of development we have come to expect?  It used to be the pro bodies were updated on a ten year cycle and lenses even longer.  We are likely headed in that direction again.
I guess that explains why the 7D Mark II took 5 years before it got updated. Most folks thought it'll follow a 3 year cycle.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Smartphones Already Won -- Laforet
« on: February 26, 2015, 04:00:06 AM »
YUP. Its an astounding drop to 1/3 of previous total digital camera sales - albeit with pocket camera's taking the largest hit - but 2014 was also a nightmare for Canon and Nikon DSLR sales.
Per CIPA figures for 2014 of the 42.8 million still cameras produced only 10.32 million were DSLRs.

This contrasts to 2013 figures of 61 million still cameras produced only 13.64 million were DSLRs.

DSLRs are the domain dominated by Canon/Nikon.

I think in 2015 sales for still cameras will drop below 30 million and sales for lenses will drop below 16 million while smartphones will hold steady at around 1.3 billion give or take 0.1 billion units.

Current owners shouldnt worry. Our cameras will work perfectly fine until it breaks down or get stolen just like our PCs that has kept flat growth for the past few years.

Either still camera brands merge/bought out, turn into yet another Android smartphone brand, explore more lucrative markets (ie Cinema EOS) or go higher end (ie point & shoots with larger image sensors or Pentax going full frame/medium format).

Another way to look at the figures is that unless you are a a trend setter/early adopter your average consumer is lengthening the duration of their upgrade cycles as new product segments are created to take their money.

Like say the personal computer, it appears people are going beyond the 3 year upgrade cycle and those buying are first time owners. Those who already have a personal computer are buying a tablet/smartphone instead.

Those people who traditionally bought a point and shoot are now probably happier with a smartphone.

Some stats on smartphone users in 2014 from Samsung.

How smartphones are used

92% use it to take photos
80% use it to send photos

Criteria for buying a smartphone

36% image quality of the camera

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EOS Bodies / Re: Smartphones Already Won -- Laforet
« on: February 25, 2015, 08:02:24 PM »
Yesterday, okay, I admit that I WAS rather DRUNK, I tried to call my wife with my eos m for half an hour before realising that it wasn't a phone  ;)
That's why the M2 and M3 arent sold in N. America. ;)

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EOS Bodies / Re: Smartphones Already Won -- Laforet
« on: February 25, 2015, 06:43:10 PM »
Here are some numbers to mull on

Production, Shipment of Digital Still Cameras  in 2014

42.8 million

Production, Shipment of Interchangeable Lenses in 2014

22.3 million

Looks to me that the "Smartphones Already Won" will come to fruition before 2020.

How to tackle the collapsing camera market

http://youtu.be/bfCJDIf-NeA

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EOS Bodies / Re: NAB 2015: Cinema EOS C500 Mark II Confirmed
« on: February 25, 2015, 01:34:18 PM »
It makes more sense for this camera to use CFast memory cards than the 5D Mark IV.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Possible Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Spec Talk [CR2]
« on: February 23, 2015, 12:20:16 AM »
I will not talk about the image sensor, ISO range, AF system, fps and video resolution as they may be just for a test mule.

What I will talk about is the use of CFast.

I think the 5D Mark III replacement would be too "low-end" a camera to use this standard. I would really expect this to be used first on any of the Cinema EOS bodies or even a 1-Series body before trickling down to the 5-Series body.

Then again, I may be wrong.

Dual UDMA 7 CF cards with a minimum write/read of 1000x would be more my thing assuming built-in WiFi is present. But then again I am being selfish a I only want to deal with one memory card standard for EOS bodies.

If you are to visit BHPhoto.com today there are only  3 brands of CFast cards namely Lexar, Sandisk and Atmos.

Lexar sells 4 different capacities, Atmos 2 different capacities and SanDisk only one.

Cheapest card starts at $159 for a 64GB CFast card from Atomos with a read speed of 200MB/s and write speed of 80MB/s.

Highest end card sells for $1,067.99 for a 256GB CFast from Lexar with a read speed of 510MB/s with no write speed indicated. It has yet to be released.

Pricing will change from today until the day the 5D Mark III replacement are bought by end-users but I do not think it will change by much.

In 2012 Canon and Phase One gave public support to this memory card standard.

AFAIK none of them have produced a product using this standard.

In 2014 ARRI, Canon, Hasselblad, PhaseOne and Leica, and video technology pioneers, Atomos and Blackmagic Design gave public support to this memory card standard.

AFAIK ARRI and Atomos & Blackmagic Design sell products supporting the standard.


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Lenses / Re: Why does 7D II seem COMPARATIVELY soft with certain lenses?
« on: February 20, 2015, 03:03:28 AM »
A friend of mine noticed an iPhone was used in a winning photo for the World Press Photo Contents

http://petapixel.com/2015/02/17/breakdown-cameras-captured-winning-images-world-press-photo-2015/

He showed fear that his EF system will become obsolete.

It is a given that any technology will become obsolete. Some takes longer than others.

Samsung, Sony, Nikon and Panasonic are making smartphones with beefier cameras. I expect Canon to do the same sooner rather than later.

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Brand of memory card?

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