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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon Prepping a High MP Killer?
« on: March 28, 2012, 11:03:04 PM »
Maybe 40MP+ and possibly by the end of the year. 

Not this year for sure.

Likely in 2014 or later.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: New FF from Sony - A99 - 102 x-type AF
« on: March 28, 2012, 10:43:09 PM »
We have to wait and see how Sony will spec and price the A99.

If Sony is smart, they will price it at $2200-2400 and will also make it the best video-DSLR (well, SLT) on the market. 

It appears that videographers are mostly underwhelmed by the 5DIII video enhancements.
If Sony play their cards well, the A99 might become the DSLR of choice for videographers.

This would be a very welcome development for those (like me) waiting for the 5DIII price to drop ;D 8).

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EOS Bodies / Re: No 7D Mark II? [CR1]
« on: March 27, 2012, 09:00:41 PM »
i just dont see it..
 here's how i see the future canon lineup

1DX
5DmkIII
maybe a cheaper full frame   <-- or just the 5DII ... until the 5DmkIII price starts dropping
70D
Rebel

My thoughts exactly.

A mirrorless camera is a posibility too.

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So what's the issue? Why is this not tack sharp?

I don't see any issue with your image - seems pretty sharp to me.

Maybe you should look at other 5DIII images on the web and set your expectations correctly with regards to sharpness of 100% crops.  :-\

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There is definitely a market for a $2000 full frame camera.

Yes ... and the 5DII covers this market already.
It will also cover it during the holidays this year and in early 2013.

After that, the 5DIII will start dropping in price and in 18-24 months will sell (like hotcakes) for $2500.
When the price drops to that level (and below), it will leave room in the lineup for a new $3000-3500 body with 30+ megapixels.

So, as other posters have said, no room for a  NEW $2000 FF from Canon right now - and in the next four-five years.
Who knows after that.

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I know I get heat for blasting Canon so much in forums

In all fairness, Canon deserves to be blasted for the 5DIII price.

Other than that, they did a pretty good job with the camera itself ;);).

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CameraLabs just posted some 5D Mark III vs 5D Mark II noise comparison shots (JPEG only, RAW to follow)
http://www.cameralabs.com/reviews/Canon_EOS_5D_Mark_III/high_ISO_noise.shtml


Just looking at these sample I dont understand why poeple say the new sensor is not better.  First on noise these pictures suggest to my eye ~1.5 stop better ISO.  Color and details are way better on the mkIII compared to the mkII, again using these pictures.


Because these are out-of-camera JPGs.
The JPG engine in the 5DIII is obviously vastly better than in the 5DII.
Produces results on par with a good RAW converter.

Surely a big improvement but RAW comparisons show that the sensor (not the JPG engine) is hardly improved.

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BTW when we look at DxO for the D4, the sensor is actually less performant then the old D3s by a small margin.  Granted they increased resolution so it does not mean the sensor is not good, just pointing out they have not increased ISO performance with the D4.  D3s is still king from NIkon unfortunately.

+1

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EOS Bodies / Re: AF might be way better, sensor barely at all
« on: March 22, 2012, 07:53:55 PM »
... and yeah the 5D3 was better, but wow it looked closer to only 1/3rd stop better. :(   

Yes, ISO performance is indeed 1/3rd stop better at ISO-6400. 
Maybe be more at higher ISOs but I don't care about these, as the noise at ISO-6400 is already at my personal usability limit (YMMV).
The 5DIII also has a bit better color accuracy than the 5DII.

Overall, my subjective evaluation is that the sensor improvement is maybe 15% and the AF is maybe 3x better.
Again, these are subjective measurements that I've attached to this camera based on what I've seen so far.

These definitely do not warrant the price increase.
So, for now the 5DIII gets a firm "hold" recommendation from me ;) 8).

When the 5DIII drops to $2500, it would be a fantastic buy, though.
Patience, padawan, patience.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 7Dmk2 any rumors??
« on: March 20, 2012, 03:50:49 PM »
The next "EOS 7D" might be called "EOS 7Di".

Checkout the description at adorama.com

http://www.adorama.com/ICAGPE2.html


Good catch !

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EOS Bodies / Re: 5D classic intro price? $3299.95?
« on: March 20, 2012, 01:18:46 AM »
Was that the price they originally went for? 

Yes, it was.
The 5D didn't hold its price like the 5DII, though.
In 2008, the 5D could be bought for $1700.
That's an almost 50% drop in three years.
Hopefully the 5DIII price will follow suit  ::) 8).

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 7Dmk2 any rumors??
« on: March 19, 2012, 10:31:02 PM »
Roll on the 7D2 complete with aps-h, pro af, twin cards, 16 mps and 10fps :D

Right, at a price above the 5DIII >:( .

Canon's new slogan: Just pay for it (if you can)!

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 7Dmk2 any rumors??
« on: March 18, 2012, 11:14:40 PM »
I don't see Canon pushing a "70D" upwards.

This is where we differ. I believe they will.

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Depends on what you mean by "a special sensor".

Right now Canon is using the same 18mp sensor for the Rebels, the 60D, and the 7D.
By a "a special sensor" for the 7DII I meant a sensor used exlcusively in the 7DII.

For example, let's say Canon puts a new 22mp sensor in the 70D and also in the next-gen Rebels - the same way as today.
Let's also say that they move the 70D upwards in terms of specs and price.
In this case I see no room in the lineup for a 22mp 7DII, as the 7DII would be basically identical to the 70D.

However, if Canon puts a 16mp sensor in the 7DII (or a 28mp sensor), then the 7D line might continue.

The point is, the 7DII sensor has to be different from the 70D and the Rebels for the 7D line to continue.
Otherwise, I don't see Canon keeping the 7D line in the lineup.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 7Dmk2 any rumors??
« on: March 17, 2012, 01:15:57 PM »
Canon slotted the 60D perfectly in-between the Rebels and the 7D.
Yet, the 60D is perceived as a super-Rebel and Canon is forced to sell it at Rebel prices.

To change that, Canon will likely spec the 70D better ... which will make it very close (identical?) to the 7D.

The only way I could see Canon having both 70D and 7DII in their lineup is if they put a different sensor in the 7DII.
Some new 1.6x sensor, with better low-light abilities than the sensor(s) in the next-gen Rebels and the 70D.

It's quite unlikely, though, that Canon will make a special sensor just for the 7DII.
More likely the 7D line will just be discontinued.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Megapixel wars: Where do we go from here?
« on: March 15, 2012, 08:25:39 PM »
Well, considering the (now three year old) 7D sensor = 47MP in a full frame 35mm sensor, I'd say Canon still has a few tricks up their sleeves.

Sure ... but why ??? .

Will 47mp be of any help to a wedding photographer, who takes 500-1000 shots per event?
Or do we all need 47mp vacation and/or birthday photos?

I'm not against megapixel increases, just trying to figure out who needs all this resolution (in everyday cameras).

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