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EOS Bodies / Re: Will the next xD cameras do 4k?
« on: February 13, 2014, 01:05:39 PM »
Smartphone owners might ask what extra a SLR can do that their smartphone can't. Is it clearly expressed in specs, in the promotional materials?

4K smartphone, slow motion hd 120fps:

Yes, it has the IQ quality issues in low light due to small sensor, but it has got something which "modern" SLRs lack.

EOS Bodies / Re: Will the next xD cameras do 4k?
« on: February 13, 2014, 09:21:06 AM »
Maybe because 4K is what gets me interested in video, perhaps?

How do you like your 4K TV?  Also, what computer/UHD-monitor/software setup do you have to edit your 4K video?

Why all the attention to output, not to the process?

Are you using your digital images always without cropping, printing always at maximum size?

There are benefits for having extra.

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon Rebel T5
« on: February 13, 2014, 09:16:40 AM »
Small sensor compacts are already lost niche to smartphones, looks like it is the time for entry level SLRs to sell much less in quantity (relative to the past performance), and the smartphones are to be blamed again. No wonder though looking at the "efforts". Yeah, sounds whining but let's see the financial reports next fiscal year. Wanna bet?

EOS Bodies / Re: Will the next xD cameras do 4k?
« on: February 12, 2014, 08:52:31 AM »
Couple of random thoughts:
  • Canon might decide not to implement 4K but if others do Canon has less "gimmicks" for marketing. Reacting too often with lag creates an impression of follower rather than market leader, in the long run.
  • 4K might be useful even when the output is not 4K. It is always better to have some sort of reserve. Cropping in photos seems to be normal practice, right? Downscaling helps to improve the quality too.

EOS Bodies / Re: Will Canon Answer the D4s? [CR2]
« on: January 11, 2014, 06:44:04 PM »
> Will Canon Answer the D4s?

As others have pointed out there is not much need in this particular context.

However I wonder about the future strategy of Canon and other (top) camera makers.

At this point in time I think to have more quantity sold (read: maintain the same levels) more disruptive technologies are needed. A bigger, more expensive and heavier camera must make a difference, a lot of difference to catch the interest. Majority of professionals (who make living of photography) can get easily by less than the top end. Then there are wealthy amateurs. For an average consumer the camera what matters most is the camera what happens to be at hand and that is a "smart"phone. Fortunately most of us (not only having this forum in mind), it gets you there, though it's a different story for the camera makers. Without much effort, it all goes back how it happened to be - small cameras are today's phones and the rest are for a remaining small group, really interested to make the difference. But can you, in the light of the fragmentation in features (all brands included)? It is much easier to give up and just go for the less trouble.

Nice camera, I like it.

I also own a Fuji x100s, might replace that for Df.

I might be in complete minority, but personally I find/found the Canon recent offers so uninspiring that I switched.
That said I miss some Canon qualities like the handling feel and the lenses, though in overall I'm at the time being more happy with what I have now. Still open to any future propositions, I have a feeling for some great announcements happening at Photokina next year, from all the makers.


Adobe: "To be clear, $9.99 is not an introductory price. It is the price for those of you who sign up by December 31, 2013."

For how long?

Does it imply that if one signs up later than December 31, 2013, one will get a higher price from there on? I suppose there will be an option for those, even without PS.

So anybody joining in at a later stage will pay more?

If so, why should I believe that the price is not the "To be clear, $9.99 is not an introductory price" i.e. there will exist two pricing for the same thing after the December 31, 2013. If there are co-existing 2 pricing, I suppose they become the same at some point, supposedly the higher one taking over?

Looks to me, it is a try to get the owners of a CS 3 or higher on board with a limited time offer and they need to pay more than 10$ after a while.

EOS Bodies / Re: The Next EOS M Camera(s) [CR1]
« on: July 09, 2013, 09:26:23 AM »
I strongly suspect that EOS-M sales have been disappointing

As there is no other plausible explanation for such a price cut I agree.

Interesting though how much Canon has learned from this i.e. how much crippled the next M will be.

What concerns the dual pixel system I take it for granted for the next M:
1) new technology is what helps to sell products
2) it is not really such a big difference, still far cry from PDAF so it doesn't add extra competition
3) most probably the technology has even bigger potential in the next iteration so the 70D version of this technology will not last too long

All that said I still don't have much interest in Canon cameras, there are much more interesting alternatives for my preferences. Only sound innovation could change that.

EOS Bodies / Re: From NL: Big Product launch invitations
« on: June 26, 2013, 02:40:18 PM »
What I said in Photorumors about the same thing:

Citing "I expect to
see no more than two DSLRs launched in the remainder of 2013: the D400
and the D4x. The D4x seems to be almost a lock, with really only the
timing and the sensor choice being unknown at this point."

If Nikon happens to make another big MP camera it would definitely put a big pressure on Canon.

So I think this rumour is quite substantiated.

EOS Bodies / Re: The Future of EOS M [CR1]
« on: April 26, 2013, 02:35:31 PM »
I've got the Fuji x100s which really is a jewel. I'm not a since-I-got-my-mirrorless-I-don't-ever-use-my-dslr-gear-again-guy, but there are at least two things Canon seems to turn a blind eye to. Street photography is what many people seek in times of a suffocating trend towards photographic perfection. And it's such a joy to use a tool made by a company listening to customers.

Same here, not a single moment of hesitation when I decided for the Fuji 100s.
Canon seems too conservative and protective: too late, too little, use the same old tech. That for well established mirrorless/bigger sensor compact market. Sounds crazy to me. The Fuji x100 was crazy too looking at the issues, but they were first, and there was something in it which resonated.

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS-b Images Leak & a New Kit Lens
« on: March 19, 2013, 01:09:40 PM »
Well, keep in mind that lower-end cameras sell a lot more than higher-end cameras and that if you intend to get people to move up to higher-end cameras, it's a lot easier to convince them if they already have one of your cameras (brand loyalty).

I think the trend has reversed what concerns DSLRs - the movement goes from big to small these days.
High end cameras tend to be tough solid workhorses, but they lack features attractive to average consumer.
Also, due to shorter lifecycle, one might find newer technology in smaller cameras and surpassing IQ in some areas.

Pessimistic, yes, but also realistic I'd say.

EOS-M / Re: The Next EOS M? [CR1]
« on: February 25, 2013, 01:22:38 PM »

Both Canon and Nikon are living in the past -- building cameras for markets that don't exist anymore.

There is NO demand for compact P&S and none for step-up cameras. They have been replaced by smart-phones.

There IS a demand for small/light high-end cameras with a good selection of lenses. So what does Canon deliver ??? An under-featured and over-priced EOS M. Soon to be joined by another under-featured camera priced higher than the Sony NEX-6. WTF is going on ???

EOS Bodies / Re: Big Megapixel Camera in 2014
« on: February 07, 2013, 08:52:03 AM »
Replacing the 5D3 faster seems logical. The mirrorless are developing on full speed and this is where a lot of R&D is going. Just being big (the camera) will not cut anymore, there has to be a reason behind. The biggest showstopper for mirrorless is AF, but it seems to be the area of attention - the phase detection on the sensor is another step towards equalizing.
What is left for bigger cameras? More light thus better sensitivity. However, as said more R&D goes to advancing smaller sensors. Rapid product cycles give advantages - as soon as new tech is available it shows up - rather than by waiting things to accumulate, while others may be already using it.

Yeah, might be complete bluffing. BUT the trend is here.

EOS Bodies / Re: Hands on an image samples from the new Fuji X100s
« on: January 18, 2013, 03:06:25 PM »
Looks like a wrong forum.

What I agree with though is the excitement, which I haven't felt about Canon quite some time.


I can't wait to get my hands on this camera and the same specs in the new X-Pro2.


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