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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.)

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon Announces the EOS T5i
« on: March 23, 2013, 02:27:36 PM »
You can improve jpeg noise reduction with a faster cpu and better algorithm, and you can lower banding with better readouts. The 70d might also get a better noise pattern like 5d2->5d3. And you probably can bump dynamic range a bit with the same sensor tech (see minor dr increase 5d3->6d) - but that's about it.


The press release downplays the BSI sensor, while hyping the new Digic 6 processor.
Just consider that Canon doesn't have BSI technology in-house.
So, the sensor is sourced from someone else (Sony?).
At the same time, Digic is an in-house technology for Canon.

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon Announces the EOS T5i
« on: March 23, 2013, 02:24:07 PM »
Perhaps this non update signals that Canon intends to phase out the T5i rebel series and eventually replace it with the SL1 series.

This non-update serves to raise (back) the price of the Rebel series.

The T4i was announced in June last year for $849.
Just a few months later, though, Canon had slash the price to $599 (30%).

With this non-update, the price is now $899.
This is $50 higher than the T4i intro price and $100 higher than T3i intro price.

So, in effect, Canon is raising the price - while also repositioning the Rebel a little higher.

We'll see now what they will do with the 70D.
There's no way that it will be spec'd as Nikon's D7100.
So, interesting to see how the 70D will be spec'd and positioned.

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS Rebel T5i Leaks
« on: March 19, 2013, 05:43:47 PM »
Excuse me, where did you read of the eos-b having a digic6? Or any other camera, for that matter?

EOS Bodies / Re: Will the 70d have a new sensor?
« on: February 28, 2013, 11:33:22 PM »
No one can prove that the March DSLR isn't the 7d2

It will be a surprise if the 7DII gets announced first. I'd be glad if you are right, though 8).

EOS Bodies / Re: Will the 70d have a new sensor?
« on: February 28, 2013, 11:27:44 PM »
Me thinks new incremental improvements within the legacy technology. 


My perdiction is that the 70D will have a new 20mp sensor based on Canon's old tech.

EOS Bodies / Re: New DSLR at the End of March [CR2]
« on: February 28, 2013, 11:24:55 PM »
I don't have a speck of evidence for any of this. But it seems reasonable enough to me, and if my intuition is correct, I'd consider the 70D a respectable camera. Not cutting edge but a solid step up for a lot of current users.

Excellent analysis. Agree on all accounts.

Canon will likely put a new 20mp sensor in the 70D, based on their old tech.
Later, they will put this sensor in the new Rebel, the GX2, and the EOS-M.

The new sensor tech will likely be introduced in 7DII.
That's what makes the most sense, at least.
Canon might surely have other plans.

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