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EOS Bodies / Re: End of the APS-H sized CMOS?
« on: June 26, 2011, 06:03:53 AM »
I think at this point the only way to improve remarkably the IQ is to increase the light gathering area.

EOS Bodies / Re: 1D Mark 4 now???
« on: May 11, 2011, 05:58:20 PM »
I'm not so sure about the big wait on the next 1D - Nikon is supposed to have a major update on its D3s and even when postponed it is still not that far. While this is a personal opinion, I think the 1D MK4 which was supposed to be a major update in Canon's line was rather a catch up (announcement timing just right after Nikon's announcement, 100K worthless iso addition because of competition's sake, the need to get the AF right) to the modest mid-life update of the D3s. So, the upcoming D4 looks like a pretty serious competitor which cannot be simply omitted.

Well, I think it would be safe to assume that Canon would probably announce the 1Ds, 5D, and 7D successors before we start hearing things about the next 1D. That's three major products, so I think its reasonable to assume some "off time" between each announcement.

Now, if you factor in the effects of the tsunami, I don't think announcement would start until late 2011 at the earliest. Note - announcement, not the time the new products hit the shelf (which could be anyone's guess).

So it's going to take a while before it gets to the 1D line...

Canon General / Re: Delays Abound?
« on: May 05, 2011, 08:14:50 AM »
One more argument adding more weight to the delay - PMA 2011 trade show cancelled.

"There are some launches in fall, but the significant ones tend to be in the spring."
Source: http://www.dpreview.com/news/1105/11050410pma2011cancelled.asp

EOS Bodies / Re: A Random Roadmap: Lenses & Bodies [CR1]
« on: April 28, 2011, 10:08:15 AM »
The second is that the smaller sensor size allows a faster frame rate - dual Digic IVs could not achieve 10 fps from a FF sensor. 

In my understanding the DIGIC processing is in no way related to sensor size?

Thus, it is fully capable of FF 10fps assumed the megapixels number retains the same.

EOS Bodies / Re: A Random Roadmap: Lenses & Bodies [CR1]
« on: April 28, 2011, 09:46:19 AM »
I'm not familiar with the APS-H line, but I find this a little curious.

Switching to FF will make the owner's lenses a little short[er], while switching to APS-C will make them a little long[er]. A need to buy new lenses with a new body sounds like an opportunity to switch brand.

If Canon doesn't want to fall behind Nikon in high ISO department (quite reasonable desire for a sports camera) they have no choice but go bigger (no smaller sensor can compete with bigger one in high iso), otherwise iso-sensitive (also IQ sensitive) people switch brand too? Also, there are many eagerly waiting their lenses to act as they were designed for. Counting pros&cons might not always be straightforward.

EOS Bodies / Re: 1D & 1Ds Rumors [CR1]
« on: April 08, 2011, 06:21:37 AM »
This rumor is what it is but to me it sounds plausible.

EOS Bodies / Re: 3 More DSLR's in 2011? [CR1]
« on: April 05, 2011, 10:20:46 AM »
Yes Nikon are really good at undermining their Pro model sales with their lower tier cameras. The D3 sold really well upto the point when Nikon released the D700 (both great cameras btw). Canon are a little smarter in this regard, they create different AF modules for each price point. Nikon seem to put the same Pro AF into anything they can these days which can't be good for their business long term. Sometimes i look at Nikon's range and i struggle to work out which are the comsumer, pro-sumer and pro models.

I'm not so sure about the end results financially, high end cameras are sold much less in quantities. Also do not forget it is about selling a platform rather than camera only. Finally, for me Canon creates negative feelings (even though I might not switch I encourage those who asking advice sincerely consider Nikon too) by too carefully balancing every single product, leaving rather bad taste by providing on one hand generously high tech gadgets and on the other hand completely ignoring some old stuff having the need to be replaced.

EOS Bodies / Re: 5D3, 1D5 and 1Ds4 Timeline [CR1]
« on: March 27, 2011, 10:12:20 AM »
It’s been said before, but a new 1D in 2011. Announced in the June/July timeframe. Full frame this time around.

I think FF in the next 1D is inevitable. The only possible way to add more sensitivity (aren't we talking about sports cameras?)/image quality is to increase the light capture area. I fail to see Canon adding even more pixels to 1.3x area at this point. The 1.3x crop WAS a good balance, not anymore.

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon Doesn't Need a Compact Camera System
« on: March 18, 2011, 07:27:46 PM »
Hopefully not, at least what concerns Canon. There can be only mediocre outcome when Canon participates - carefully balanced products which in no way compete inside the company's other products, meaning that they are basically handicapped seriously to provide future temptation for upgrades but having one or two very high tech capabilities in order to sell.

Couldn't canon release a Fuji X100 competitor as also completing their "Pro Compact Camera" line (S95 and G12)?

I'm talking about a low-light compact monster, that would expand their compact line.

S95 = very compact; G12= very adaptible; Mirrorless = low-light quality.

EOS Bodies / Re: 1Ds Replacement Soon?
« on: March 09, 2011, 06:06:47 PM »
Looking at the competitive camera prices it seems Canon is not doing that well by being a little bit cheaper. Ok, maybe they are selling more quantities at lower prices than competition and being fine financially (a cropper is cheaper to produce anyway), but this also indicates some sort of weakness. For pro camera companies asking a premium is a sign of strength of their product.

Now that it is the year for Nikon for new releases I highly doubt Canon can wait much longer, so in my opinion 2012 is only possible for a release when at least one 1-series major upgrade is announced this year, right after or before Nikon's announcement.

EOS Bodies / Re: \
« on: January 26, 2011, 04:15:08 PM »
18MP on FF - because of the bigger sensel size and newer technology the 1D high ISO must look awful in comparison i.e. it is pretty clear if those specs materialise the 1D update must follow.

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 5D Mark III / 1D Mark IVn
« on: January 13, 2011, 06:13:27 AM »
although I find the rumor a bit strange and unbelievable as well, I disagree on the idea that the 1DIV is basically a 1DIII "N" ... a totally new sensor, fixed AF system, and video implementation?  doesn't seem like a minor refresh, that's a totally different product

I think it's somewhat personal, so I'd say it is marginal update to my likeing.
Nevertheless, judgements are always based on something, here you go:
* I have hard times considering fixes as a step up. Fixes are malfunctionality which must (note modality) corrected
* Video seems just to be put in, it even lacks some flexibility which lesser models have
* the new sensor was complete disappointment for me, I expected a sports model concentrate more on the ISO front and more fruitful pixels  (the smaller sensels in the MK4 are definitely better than in the MK3, but they could have been even better if bigger by using the same technology).

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 5D Mark III / 1D Mark IVn
« on: January 12, 2011, 08:13:22 AM »
Yes, an N does not make any sense at all as it is already 'N', rather small departure from MK3.

While the future of the 1D line seems a bit foggy at the moment one of my guesses would be 22MP FF 1D V.
For sure, there will be a successor to the 1Ds as well. Both models are designed (not necessarily implemented) at the same time as they have impact on each other especially when the 1D MKV is FF.

1D Mark IVn ???.  Naah.
The 1DIV is an 'n' version of the 1DIII, so no 1D Mark IVn.

Canon General / Re: Camera Body Breakdown [CR1]
« on: December 13, 2010, 03:37:27 PM »
Canon is receiving quite a lot of bashing for not having the same low light performance as Nikon, and not so much appreciation for having higher resolution.

a) In the first place it was the Canon's idea about such a product differentiation, no wonder people expect a sports camera to perform exceptionally well at high ISOs.
b) forget seeing differences in print 16MP vs 12MP. However, what makes the difference here is that those 16MP are more concentrated (denser) meaning better magnifications in the end.

EOS Bodies / Re: DIGIC V [CR1]
« on: November 24, 2010, 01:41:46 PM »
Interesting and so general that absolutely no doubt: better IQ, more power for data processing, better movie.

I'm pretty sure that the same Digic 5 is designed also having the 1D MK5 in mind, no way the resources are wasted. This should also give a hint about the potential MP count for the 1D MK5 (assuming 10fps is retained).

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