I can't believe this is true. We are hoping for some decent new stuff and are getting toys instead.
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After EOS 1DX's trashing of D4 and 5D Mark III's victory over D800, will 6D destroy D600 for a complete FF sweep?
Hmm. I had to chuckle when I read this.
When the actual (not rumored) DxO scores for the 1DX came out, it turned out that the D4 has a better sensor after all.
Both the D800 and D600 have better sensors than the 5DIII as well.
So, not seeing how Canon is trashing Nikon. It's actually the opposite.
Also, the quarterly results for the last quarter show that Nikon's sales are up, while Canon's sales are down.
Again, how is Canon trashing Nikon when Nikon is gaining market share and Canon is losing???
I'm a Canon shooter, who has spent thousands of $$$ on Canon gear.
I find Canon's recent products very disappointing, since they are either underspec'd or overpriced ... or both.
So, at this time I'm actually very glad that Nikon is trashing Canon.
Maybe someone at Canon's headquarters will finally take notice.
[As side note - I see lots of Tamron 18-270 in ads in newspapers and busses, and it sells well enough for local shops to sell in kit with Canon bodies. Olympus advertises on busses as well, and had the menus translated to the local language. Canon doesn't advertise at all, and I can't remember when I've last seen a rebate for Canon in any of the local shops. There's no denying local Canon sales are good, but I think Canon lens sales are heading in the wrong direction.]
I went to Photokina this year and I was struck by the lack of enthusiasm at the Canon booth. Okay, there were the big whites but nothing to write home about. Nikon was amazing and Fuji and Olympus as well. So, I agree that Canon's PR work is a bit weird.
Sensor performance isn't everything...
Not only not everything, but far less than even remotely close to everything. Consider all the glass the light must pass through before it even reaches the sensor.
Also consider that DxOMark is evaluating only the sensor, and also that their "Overall Score" is composite of three arbitrarily chosen "Use Case Scores" that are combined in a 'weighted' manner, but the weighting is not disclosed. Furthermore, their use case scores are normalized to an 8 MP file size, which explains how a camera with 14 bits per pixel can, according to DxOMark, actually deliver a dynamic range greater than 14 bits of EV.
IMO, their Measurements (screen) are valid and quite useful. Their Scores are steaming pile of misleading cow excrement.
Just a little reality check...