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I'm also interested in the RX-10 all-in-one as a travel camera when photography is not the primary reason I'm traveling (i.e., business or family travel).  It uses the 1" sensor but, with a Carl Zeiss 24-200mm equivalent lens and constant f2.8 aperture, I might pick one up if it has a good review.

If reviews show the 36MP model to have as good a dynamic range as the Nikon D800/E I'll probably buy one and an adaptor for EOS lens.  For most landscape photography manual focus is fine.  I'm tired of waiting on Canon to deliver a truely impressive sensor update.  They appear to be doing nothing to address noise or dynamic range.  I shoot RAW so I really don't care what the latest DIGIC <fill in the blank> chip can do to give the appearence of a decent sensor in JPEG images...

I'm at PSW 2013 and heard the announcement.  The really irritating thing was that Adobe said they had heard loud and clear what the users wanted and this addresses it.  The feedback they are talking about is that a lot of us don't want to pay a subscription from now to eternity and prefer the standard pricing model.  This doesn't address the complaints in the least! 

BTW - they said it was not an introductory price and that it would remain at 9.99/mo.  If you believe that one, I have some prime oceanfront property in South Dakota that I'll sell you!  Once you are in that model, they will eventually raise it and you'll have no choice.

EOS Bodies / Re: 70D and Dxomark....
« on: August 30, 2013, 09:31:32 PM »
Camera Labs is usually pretty impartial.  You might want to take a look at their RAW comparison:


Pretty ugly at the higher ISOs...

PowerShot / Re: Canon PowerShot G16 Announced
« on: August 23, 2013, 07:24:14 AM »
Canon Professional Network has published an in-depth look at the G16, http://cpn.canon-europe.com/content/product/cameras/powershot_g16.do.

Canon is really patting themselves on the back in that one.  When you take a close look at the two low ISO samples posted on the Canon USA site I doubt many professionals would care for the image quality (or lack of it) of the tiny sensor no matter how fast it can shoot...

PowerShot / Re: Canon PowerShot G16 Announced
« on: August 22, 2013, 06:45:29 PM »
To me these announcements are just a big YAWN.  The EF lens upgrades that Canon needs to get out the door just keeps getting longer and longer...

EOS Bodies / Re: More Medium Format Talk
« on: August 19, 2013, 02:58:07 PM »
Maybe it'll be a real medium format:  6x7  ;D

You mean 6x6, right?  ::)

He probably means 6x7.  There used to be 6x4.5, 6x6, 6x7, 6x9, and 6x12 panorama...

EOS Bodies / Re: The Next EOS M Camera(s) [CR1]
« on: July 09, 2013, 07:27:07 AM »
Of course Canon USA is dumping these cameras.  Even BestBuy has it for $299!  The thing to worry about in the States is whether or not Canon USA is getting out of the M business.  They chose to not introduce the EF-M 11-22mm f/4-5.6 IS STM lens in the USA.  That was a Canon USA decision (they replied to a post on their forum concerning the lens...).

EOS Bodies / Re: Reminder: Canon EOS 70D Launch Tonight
« on: July 01, 2013, 07:08:32 PM »
You realize that there doesn't appear to be much if any sensor improvement.  Lately Canon claims at least a 1 stop performance increase based on going to the next DIGI processor.  They are moving from the DIGIC 4 used in the 60D and 7D to the DIGIC 5+.  It looks to me like Canon is just packing a couple more MP and then using the DIGIC 5+ to clean up the JPEGs.  It won't help the RAW performance at all (other than maybe some minor tweaks to the sensor itself)...

EOS-M / Re: The New EOS M Firmware in Action
« on: June 20, 2013, 11:06:04 AM »
I would like for Canon to release a more serious M body but I doubt they will here in the USA.  The newly announced EF-M 11-22mm f/4-5.6 IS STM is not being offered here; only other parts of the world.  That tells me that the USA arm of Canon doesn't want to support the M series any more than they have to.  It will be interesting to see of they offer the firmware upgrade on their site...

EOS-M / Re: EF-M 11-22 / 4-5.6 IS STM - officially announced
« on: June 06, 2013, 04:51:51 PM »
What Canon may be saying by releasing this lens alone is that the rumored new EOS-M body is no where in sight.  Otherwise, if it was close, I'd expect them to announce at the same time...

I agree.  The little camera is very interesting.  The negative for me is that it takes m4/3rd lenses of which I own none.  At that price point though and if it delivers on the promises, I may have to add a couple of those lenses to my kit (and the camera of course...).

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon Announces the EOS T5i
« on: March 21, 2013, 12:03:33 PM »
Definitely the same old sensor technology (higher ISO shots)...


Are you sure? In the Sky of the Nightscene I would expect more banding. But these are JPEG anyways so what I'd like to see is a pushed RAW in order to see if it still has the same banding.

If there is less banding, my guess is that the DIGIC 5 might account for that.  I was referring to the noise and the heavy handed noise reduction attempting to suppress it (along with the fine detail...).

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon Announces the EOS T5i
« on: March 21, 2013, 11:30:26 AM »
Definitely the same old sensor technology (higher ISO shots)...


EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS-b Images Leak & a New Kit Lens
« on: March 19, 2013, 02:34:33 PM »
If by some miracle it does turn out to be a new sensor, I would consider one as a backup camera for travel; mainly because of the small size.  Let's face it, it is almost like having an oversized lens cap stuck on something like the 70-2002.8 II L lens!  If it is not a lower noise sensor, forget it.  I shoot mostly full frame and have a 7D collecting dust in a bag somewhere.  It is a good camera from a functionality point of view but the 18MP sensor has more noise than I will tolerate...

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