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The small camera sensor modules in phones are being upgraded all the time - at a much faster pace than dslr sensors. It's a very competitive field since a phone contract can be huge. Obviously they'll be closing the gap in quality compared to standalone cameras with comparatively less rapid improvements.  Then again, as long as phone sizes dictate smaller sensors, standalone cameras will always have certain benefits (depth of field control, handling, interchangeable lenses, etc...)

So much for the 5d iii's lack of dynamic range. Nice shots Dylan!

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Making of a Leica M9-P
« on: July 12, 2012, 01:38:19 AM »
Finally a "how-it's-made" video without annoying music or voice overs.  Just let the work speak for itself. Really enjoyed the video.

Animal Kingdom / Re: Ribit!
« on: July 08, 2012, 02:57:53 AM »
Cool pictures guys!

Lenses / Re: Canon 40mm/f2.8 STM review at
« on: June 27, 2012, 02:53:29 AM »
Dang the Shorty is sharp! Might just have to pick one up because it looks incredibly fun to use.

5D MK III Sample Images / Re: Results from my first week with the 5D3
« on: June 20, 2012, 01:23:39 AM »
Looks like you're enjoying your new camera! And the photos you've posted are great!  I thought the third photo was a spaceship or something haha.  ;D

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon's Mirrorless Entry
« on: June 20, 2012, 12:02:31 AM »
I fully expect the lowest possible consumer-crappy mirrorless camera from Canon.
It will be a G1X with a lens mount and possibly a sorry little EVF instead of the G1X's sorry little OVF.
The lenses will be three sorry crappy kit lenses, a 28-90 equivalent f/3.5-5.6 kit zoom, a slow 40mm pancake of some sort and a slow tele zoom.

Autofocus will be dead slow like on the G1X. It will not have the hybrid FPPD-AF + CD-AF of the 650D.
fps and operational speed will be dead slow. The thing will suck in every possible way and still cost as much as a 60D.

I really hate them for it already in advance.

Instead of pouring your hate into every thread why not have a more objective approach backed up with some real experience/evidence instead of just malicious rumour and gueswork?


Sure some people have been a bit disappointed by their latest releases, but that doesn't mean you can't have some hope for something awesome on the horizon  :D

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon's Mirrorless Entry
« on: June 19, 2012, 10:29:51 PM »
Why couldn't it be an FD-mount and offer focus peaking like the Sony's NEX line.  It would make using our old glass fun again, plus there would be a ton of cheap, but good quality glass to use already. And make an EF-mount adapter for some L-glass goodness  ;D

Oh and I really hope it's at least an APS-C sensor.  I mean they already have a sensor made that would work perfectly in the T4i, since it has the center phase detect pixels (I think) to help AF. 

5) You can't have both an entry-level full frame camera and a flagship APS-C body. Setting aside the fact that this mysterious full frame camera has yet to surface, why can't you? If given a choice between a fully-equipped 7DII that basically mirrors the 5DIII in everything but sensor size vs. a stripped down full framer that causes all my telephoto lenses to lose more than a third of their reach, I know which I will pick. Both cameras can exist side by side because they both have different target markets.

Of course we know the differences between a flagship APS-C and an entry-level FF, but that's not the point. We're the 1% who follow this stuff every day.  For the average consumer, they're going to walk into a Best Buy and have two options with vastly different feature sets for a similar price.

Can you imagine a 16 year old Best Buy rep trying to explain the differences between the two bodies at a store?  It'd probably go something like this:

Joe: "These two bodies are basically the same price, what's the difference?"
Best Buy kid: "Well....ummm....hang on a sec.  Wait! It says right here that this 6D has 22 megapixels and this 7D mark II only has 18 megapixels. So obviously the 6D is better."
Joe: "Oh cool! 22 megapixels sounds great!  But what's this thing about 10 FPS on the 7D mark II? What does FPS stand for?"
Best Buy kid: "Ummmm....hang on....I'm not seeing anything on the display about that, but I'm pretty sure it just means it's a little bit better at blocking out the sun than the other one."
Joe: "Well that won't be a problem because I always wear sunglasses."
Best Buy kid: "Well then it looks like the 22 megapixel one is the way to go!"
Joe: "Sounds good to me!  Hang on a sec though, I'm going to put a picture of my new camera on Instagram."

In all seriousness though, I think you're right that they can co-exist, I just think it will be more difficult to do if Canon tries to squeeze three new bodies in between the T4i and the 5D mark III without stealing some of the 5D's thunder.

That leaves APS-H as the easiest technology to use - as it has already been developed into the best sports camera, So trickling that technology down to the sports camera would cost least, be quick to get to market and give Canon a high profit body (due to the low R&D)

I'm right there with ya on the 70d being able to be bumped up to the 7d's spot, and that an aps-h sensor'd body would be a great alternative for the affordable pro sports camera, rather than another aps-c body.

Also, they bumped the 1d series up to FF, why can't they bump the 7d up to aps-h?  Sounds reasonable to me...then again when has that ever mattered?  ;D

Make the 70d a 7dii-equivalent, but price it a few hundred less than the FF entry level camera, and everybody is happy (including Canon since they won't have two cameras at the same price competing for sales).

Won't happen. The 60D has become the "joke" of the Canon EOS bodies (I have seen it being called "The Rebel that should have been") compared to features found on previous XXD bodies. (What? The 30D had 5 fps as well... wait, at least the 30D had a metal body...) Tell me what other Canon EOS body was DOWNGRADED and then UPGRADED to the flagship body.

Like I have said, the 7D was designed and marketed as the FLAGSHIP APS-C camera body and will remain so. Can anyone give me a reasonable reason why the 7D replacement (and continue the 7D name) will not continue this tradition?? Oh and what marketing strategy are you basing your logic on? Remember, marketing (sales based on previous bodies) is the only thing Canon will be concerned with when they make a APS-C replacement and if you don't believe me, then you going to be sadly dissapointed with your prediction(s).

The 60D was "downgraded" so AS NOT TO DIRECTLY COMPETE with the 7D. Fact, fact, fact... :D

So now why would the so called "future" 70D compete with the 7D OR it's replacement? Based on history, the 70D should be, "feature-wise" somewhere in the lines of the 40D or XSi.... Makes sense to me. :) I mean why not? The new T4i is darn near a 60D in a slightly smaller body, so where does that leave the 70D? 7D status? They already have a 7D status camera body, THE 7D!!!


Let's just assume here for a second (this is a rumors site here so cut me some slack) that if and when the D600 is released at around $1500 (the D800 rumors of $3K were spot on if you remember) that Canon will more than likely release a new body to compete.  All signs point to an entry-level FF anyways so it's more than likely to compete on pricing.  So if Canon does release this body in the $1500-$2000 range, they're going to release a new version of the 7D in the same exact price range, if not more?  That just doesn't make much sense - from a marketing stand point. I mean there's already enough confusion for consumers as it stands now, let alone if they release two more new bodies, one with the superior FF sensor with less features and one with an aps-c sensor with more features, at nearly the same price. Just doesn't add up if you look at it from a pricing perspective.

A 70d bump into the premium aps-c spot in the lineup makes sense.  If they did however progress both the 60d and 7d with aps-c sensors, then what?  A $850 T4i, a $1500ish 70d, and a $2000ish 7dii? Doesn't add up with a prospective entry-level FF (unless of course Canon's answer to the D600 is a $2700 6D FF camera)  ;D

I dont care what its called but I would like to see a high end APS-H sensor equiped camera that is a 5D form factor.

I don't think the APS-H is "dead" as others would think. I would believe that Canon will produce a APS-H high performace camera body in the next year or so, based on the 120MP APS-H prototype sensor they made a year ago. :D


120 megapixels?! Those'd sell like hotcakes!  Why aren't they selling those already???  ;)

In all seriousness though, I think the safest bet here is an upgraded 70d to the top of the line aps-c, and getting rid of the 7d line.  Why?  Because Canon won't just let Nikon steal all the thunder with an entry-level FF.  And with an entry level FF at a similar price point to a 7dii, what's the point of the 7d line? (We know the point, but most consumers wouldn't) Why not just go back to the old days where xxD was top of the line aps-c?

Make the 70d a 7dii-equivalent, but price it a few hundred less than the FF entry level camera, and everybody is happy (including Canon since they won't have two cameras at the same price competing for sales).

Oh and if they do decide to release an entry-level full frame, my money is going to it being called a 6d  ;D

Video & Movie / Re: Formula Drift Palm Beach Video
« on: June 18, 2012, 02:48:28 PM »
Really cool video! I love Formula D and it can't get back here (Vegas) soon enough!

EOS Bodies / Re: 4 More DSLRs Coming in 2012? [CR2]
« on: June 12, 2012, 11:03:13 PM »
If it helps, you guys should go to the MacRumors forum and watch all the dudes tear their hair out because Apple hasn't seriously updated their i-Macs or Mac Book Pros for years.  Talk about long waits.  :(

Well that just changed.  New MacBook Pros look awesome.

EOS Bodies / Re: [Rumor]3D and 70D specs
« on: June 04, 2012, 03:00:38 AM »
Why release a body (3D) with specs that make 1DX and 5DM3 owners lust for? the 5DM3 is already pulling some 1DX customers into a cheaper body. If I was making some decisions at Canon, I would make the 7DM2 entry level FF to compete with Nikon d600 as there are plenty of crop bodies already.

3D actually make sense to me.  Nikon has 36MP D800, so Canon need a high MP camera to response to D800.  I don't know Canon will make 7D2 to FF or have 6D to response to D600.

If the 3D is supposed to be a response to the D800, does that make the MKIII competitor the rumored D600? Doesn't make much sense in that regard, and besides, how would Canon ever release a camera with those specs in the same ballpark on pricing as the D800? With that statline - it's got to be getting near 1DX pricing territory.  Probably $5k+

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