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EOS Bodies / Re: Well done Canon - Canon Rebel T5i available early
« on: April 20, 2013, 01:10:11 PM »
So, the T4i -> T5i rebadging went smoothly, after all. Geez, how did they do it.

I do hope that they don't get good at it, btw ... if you know what I mean.

EOS Bodies / Re: *UPDATE* A Bit of EOS 70D Info [CR1-CR2]
« on: April 16, 2013, 02:09:11 PM »
As for the rest of your specs...well, they're meaningless.

This is a typical fanboy response.

When a Canon has better specs, it wins hands down.
But if a Nikon has better specs, then this is irrelevant in the 'real world'.

FYI, this is not how things work with buyers.
Buyers look at the price and the specs and then ponder if the camera offers good value.

The D7100 offers exceptional value.
If Canon doesn't match that, then they'd better offer the 70D for cheap.

EOS Bodies / Re: *UPDATE* A Bit of EOS 70D Info [CR1-CR2]
« on: April 16, 2013, 01:58:40 PM »
Why would I pay the same price as a Nikon D7100, for a camera with fewer features ??? Will the 70D have 51 point autofocus ??? Will the 70D shutter be tested 150,000 cycles ??? Will the 70D have a 2,016 pixel RGB 3D Matrix Metering System ??? Will the 70D have dual SDXC slots ???


EOS Bodies / Re: A Bit of EOS 70D Info [CR1-CR2]
« on: April 15, 2013, 08:54:09 PM »
Hmm, I don't buy it.
This rumor looks like it's been put together from previous rumors.

Here's what I'm noticing:
The 700D is just going on sale for $899 (kit), while the current 7D price on Amazon has been lowered is $1150.
And the 6D has jumped in price to $1899 (up from $1800 last month).

To my untrained eye, Canon has just cleared a pricing gap between the 7D and the 6D.
At the same, it has narrowed the gap between the 700D and the 7D. 

A 70D priced at $1199 will be more expensive than the 7D at this time.
Does this make sense? I think not.

It makes more sense if the rumored new camera is priced between the 7D and the 6D.
That would be the 7DII, though, not the 70D.

EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 7D Mark II Test Camera [CR1]
« on: March 28, 2013, 12:31:48 PM »
this is like a 180-degree u-turn from the previous rumors about the 7D Mark II being a huge leap forward rather than an incremental step up

Yes ... because the previous so called rumors were in fact wishlists.
1DX for cheap, basically. That's what these rumors were - and people got fired up.
Yeah, keep dreaming for that 1DX-like camera for $2500. LOL

I'm so excited to finally hear a realistic rumor.
Remember: once the leaks start, we are getting close to announcement.

EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 7D Mark II Test Camera [CR1]
« on: March 28, 2013, 12:24:45 PM »
These specs are good. The 19 point AF in the 7D had no complaints from me, Infact that's still more cross type points than a d4! Everything is good here now just has to be around 1599$.

My thoughts exactly.

EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 7D Mark II Test Camera [CR1]
« on: March 28, 2013, 12:23:32 PM »
However, it doesn't really come out as the "mini 1Dx" it was supposed to be.

Aah. The disappointment that the 7DII is not a 1DX at a ... 3x lower price.
Righteous.  8)

EOS Bodies / Re: What is missing from the 7DII specs
« on: March 28, 2013, 12:18:11 PM »
The latest specs are very realistic. I don't think anything is missing from them.

Those who expect a 1DX at a 3x cheaper price ... will be disappointed.

EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 7D Mark II Test Camera [CR1]
« on: March 28, 2013, 12:15:56 PM »
A test camera that could be the EOS 7D Mark II has been specced at Northlight.

Finally a plausible, realistic rumor !!! Sounds very good.

With these specs, the 7DII price should stay the same.
Hopefully the sensor is good.

EOS Bodies / Re: Future of APS-C Given 6D Pricing
« on: March 27, 2013, 11:53:48 AM »
My crystal ball tells me that the 70D will be a lighter, slimmer 60D - and will be announced at $999 body only.

And that the 7DII will be a 7D with a new sensor and the same 19-point AF system - but with higher sensitivity and accuracy.
Announced at $1700 or maybe even $1600.

Those hoping for a 1DIV replacement will be disappointed.
That's what the crystal ball says, don't shoot the messenger.  8)

EOS Bodies / Re: 6D Autofocus not impressive
« on: March 26, 2013, 10:45:03 PM »
Maybe designing an af array for ff is more complicated/expensive - even though the af spread on 5d2/6d isn't very large?
If Canon wanted to invest in a new AF system, they would have done it.
But they obviously decided to reuse the 5D/5DII AF system.

The savings for Canon here come from reusing a mature, fully tested AF module and mirror assembly.
This saves them a lot of money for R&D, testing/validation, and subsequent support.

FYI, here are the 6D and 5DII AF sensors side by side.
The 6D clearly has a new sensor ... but one with an identical floorplan as the 5DII sensor - presumably to fit in the existing AF module.


EOS Bodies / Re: 6D Autofocus not impressive
« on: March 26, 2013, 12:12:15 AM »
Or does the 6D really have a mediocre AF?

Yes, it does ... but you are not supposed to be disappointed by it.  8)

1+ stop better ISO than what? 

Better than the current 18mp sensor - which Canon has been reusing for four years now.

And the 1DX quality sensor will never be in a 70D or 7D Mark II.

Canon will certainly not put the 1DX sensor in a lower camera.

You have to realize, though, that Canon has been using a 10+ years old manufacturing process for their senors.
This has been confirmed by Chipworks, who put various Canon sensors under a microscope (literally).

Sooner rather than later, Canon will switch to a more modern manufacturing process.
When that happens, we'll see noticeable improvements in image quality compared to previous sensors.

So, the question is, when will Canon make the switch?
Is it going to be with the 70D, 7DII, or some of the higher end cameras.

I just want to see a "next gen" sensor by Canon though. Something that will be on par with Sony/Oly sensors.


We could also bring up the sensor in the 1DX.  It's only 18 mp :).

Same, four-year old, 18mp sensor = big disappointment !
New, 18mp sensor with better DR and 1+ stops better ISO = hurray!!!

P.S. It's not the number of megapixels that will disappoint but their quality.
Bring 1DX quality to 1.6x sensors and nobody will complain that 18mp is not enough.
(Yes, I know that this is difficult/impossible. Just giving an example here.)

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