Source: Serious lurking on this forum.I doubt if we will see a APS-C camera with lower noise than a 5D MK III. There is such a large difference, and improving noise by even 1/2 stop is a big deal.
Observation: Two of next year's camera bodies will allegedly get entirely new naming systems: the high MP, and the 7D successor.
Speculation: That's because they'll introduce Canon's new sensor technology. Probably 180nm instead of 500nm (on a side note, I'd love to know more specifics about what that means).
Question: If Canon does implement this tech in a 7D.2, could that APS-C camera produce lower noise at low ISO than current FF cameras?
I ask because I'm pretty invested in EF-S lenses but also very interested in a 6D. Low ISO IQ is the #1 consideration for me. Thanks for any thoughts or info!
If Canon actually is able to use a rear illuminated sensor as in their recent patent, then we might see a 1 stop gain, which would be huge. I'm hoping to see that happen, it would likely appear in a 7D MK II first.
The 180 nm technology allows more pixels, but I doubt if it improves 18mp sensors by more than a tiny amount.
Canon is claiminng that they will have a 100% robotic assembly line. Thats likely where development money is going. Canon's strong point is low cost production of very good products, but not necessarily the best. They can price lower than the competition and still make a larger profit.
We don't know if they "can" price lower than the competition. We do know that they "don't."