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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon DSLR Body Rumors for 2013
« on: January 01, 2013, 06:54:48 PM »
The big megapickle camera will not be branded as the 1DSx, for the exact same reason that, lo these many years ago, the compact Mac with a 68030 CPU was branded an SE/30 instead of, in keeping with the IIx and the IIcx, the SEx.

How about 1D Xs?

If only because Canon didn't learn from the naming confusion between 1Ds and 1D then yes.

Pity that when it comes to camera names Canon are incredibly so unimaginative.

Confusing only for the people who couldn't afford to buy it. I don't know anyone who mistakenly bought one for the other.

Actually, the only people I've seen complain about the name are those that have bought both the 1Ds series cameras.

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So what do you suggest Canon name the new body?

BFC-HMP

(Big F______ Camera - High MegaPixel)

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Canon has Refurbished 5DIII for $2240
« on: January 01, 2013, 05:25:40 PM »
Do you wait 10 years to buy a car just because the price comes down?  How many people buy a brand new car and then 3 years later, go, "Dang that car company!  That makes me so mad I paid $24,000 instead of $18,000!!"?

No, but buying a used car that is between 3 and 5 years old makes a lot of financial sense.

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So, we agree that Canon innovated, and now Nikon has to innovate better, to catch up to Canon...

Rather Nikon innovated, Canon had to innovate to catch up (and has), now it is back to Nikon...

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How many people need AF with an f/8 combo, vs. how many people benefit from highly accurate AF with f/2.8 or faster lenses?

Let me get this straight. You're questioning the need of AF at f/8 because so few use it but on the other hand, you're using a lens that costs $13,000 as an example of innovation that benefits everyone?

I can more easily see someone using a 2x extender with a f/4 lens than someone having a 600mm lens.

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What about all those f/4 crosses?

Comparing the number of crosses that work at f/5.6 and f/4 is like comparing megapixels.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon DSLR Body Rumors for 2013
« on: January 01, 2013, 05:12:15 PM »
Does anyone read Japanese well enough to know what it is saying about the X6i?

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon DSLR Body Rumors for 2013
« on: January 01, 2013, 05:02:21 PM »
The big megapickle camera will not be branded as the 1DSx, for the exact same reason that, lo these many years ago, the compact Mac with a 68030 CPU was branded an SE/30 instead of, in keeping with the IIx and the IIcx, the SEx.

How about 1D Xs?

If only because Canon didn't learn from the naming confusion between 1Ds and 1D then yes.

Pity that when it comes to camera names Canon are incredibly so unimaginative.

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What is far more important, are whether or not they continue (or begin perhaps ?) to innovate...

Begin to innovate?  Show me someone else's 600mm f/4 lens that I can handhold.  Show me someone else with even one, let alone five, high-precision AF points with the greater accuracy of an f/2.8 baseline.  Show me 12 fps with a FF sensor/mirror.  Who else has an integrated radio-controlled flash system?  Maybe these innovations are irrelevant to you, but that doesn't mean they didn't happen.

Until Canon delivered its most recent radio controlled flash system, the Nikon flash system was considered to be superior. It is highly likely that Nikon will update their system...

How many focus points on Canon's gear works at f/8? 11? No? Oh, that's right, none at launch of its most recent cameras and with the firmware hack 4 + 1 x-type. Yup, Canon truly showed how innovative it was there by removing a very well used feature. Aren't you happy at how Canon's R&D delivers such innovation with the launch of its new cameras by removing features?

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EOS Bodies / Re: Does a 39.3mp Sensor Exist? [CR1]
« on: December 31, 2012, 11:50:42 PM »
As some here probably already realize, 39.3 megapixels is kind of a magic number, since its resolution is probably 7680 (i.e.,1920 X 4 and 3840 X 2) horizontal by 5160 vertical. If you want a C300-style 2 x 2 binning sensor, except capable of being cropped to 3840 X 2160, that is the resolution you would want.

Good observation. A 4x4 HD 3:2 sensor has 39.3 MP; a 5x5 has 61.4 MP

I don't think that 5x5 would work. The bayer sensor uses a 2x2 block of two green, one blue and one red pixels. Using odd numbers would require taking pixels from an adjacent block. I don't think the 5D3 uses 3x3 binning, although the horizontal resolution is 5760 or 3 x 1920.

Many people (including myself) thought that the 5D3 would use 3x3 binning for video.

It doesn't.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Does a 39.3mp Sensor Exist? [CR1]
« on: December 31, 2012, 11:46:56 PM »
That is the main reason the 5D MkIII is killing the D800 in the wedding market (well amongst the local populace of pros in my neck of the woods), a 5D MkIII RAW file is a couple of mb bigger than a 5D MkII RAW file, a D800 RAW is three times the size of a D700 one.

Strange for you to say that because wedding photographers generally have no time for dealing with RAW and thus they shoot JPEG.

I think you'll find that most if not all of the 5D3 wedding shooters already had Canon equipment.

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Actually I'm quite surprised that Canon out sold Nikon in the prosumer end of the market as Nikon had clearly aimed the D800 at the (FF) consumer market, and Canon aimed the 5D at discerning photographers.

Looks like there are more discerning photographers out there than Nikon's marketing people thought  ;)

Canon has a larger target market for the 5D3 than Nikon do with the D800.

The 5D3 has as part of its target market every 5D2 owner. Canon sold a lot of 5D2s and thus set themselves up to sell lots of whatever was announced as its replacement, even if it was only a minor improvement from the 5D2. Nikon have no such market base (the D700 sold far fewer than the 5D2.)

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Makes sense.  Outside of Japan, we don't have figures for 2012.  From 2007 to 2011, the consistent trend was Canon gaining market share, and Nikon losing it (during the same period when 'Canon's sensor tech was stagnating,' although my 1D X sensor delivers much better performance than my 5DII sensor, so I don't buy 'stagnating' at all). 

That "better performance" is more than likely due to the difference in sensor pixel size rather than there being better sensor technology.

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Oh yeah, the sensor thing. When was the last time big name pro photogs complained about Canon's sensor tech? Wait, I think it's because Canon actually listens to what most people want in their cameras, not just the pixel-peeping minority who have nothing better to do than read DxO charts and zoom in 100% crops instead of actually shooting photos.

They don't complain, they just vote with their wallets. Those that want the best in IQ from a 35mm DSLR are now shooting Nikon.

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Until some printer manufacturer creates a printer that can output 16 billion colors and a paper manufacturer creates media that can display 14 stops of DR on print, I'm perfectly happy with my inferior Canon sensor.

Ok, so you don't understand why it is useful to have 14 stops of DR recorded by the sensor. Please refrain from requiring others to agree with your ignorance.

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I suspect that the figures are more representative of vendor-lock-in through lenses than anything else (note that 3rd party lenses doesn't change this.) If swapping vendor was a $5 or $10 per lens penalty, things would be different.
Your 'vendor lock-in' applies to Nikon users as well. If swapping vendor was a $5 or $10 lens penalty, things would be different - for sure Nikon users will be switching to Canon just as easily.

Ah, you've not understood what I'm saying, obviously.

Let me put it another way...

People buy or have bought Canon for the lenses.

People buy or have bought Nikon for the bodies.

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A lesser product, E.G. NIKON, doesn't necessarily result in it being returned and for those that buy over the Internet, the hurdle is rather high so the product needs to be obviously bad rather than just "not as good."
So what's your point?
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Err, "A lesser product, E.G. 5D Mark III".

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But.....but.....Nikon is "better," isn't it?  DxOMark says so, it must be true.  What am I missing?!?  Oh, wait, I know....REALITY.

So?

Sales numbers are not and never have been an indication of quality.

Quality? You talk as if Nikon has quality and Canon is crap. Both have quality mind you. And contrary to what you think, sales figures ARE an indication of quality. Rarely would people buy crap products, especially when you can easily walk back into the store and get a refund.

I suspect that the figures are more representative of vendor-lock-in through lenses than anything else (note that 3rd party lenses doesn't change this.) If swapping vendor was a $5 or $10 per lens penalty, things would be different.

A lesser product doesn't necessarily result in it being returned and for those that buy over the Internet, the hurdle is rather high so the product needs to be obviously bad rather than just "not as good."

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Looks like Nikon's hard promotion and heavy discounting efforts for their DSLRs did not gain them very much in 2012 within Japan. As a matter of fact, they lost even more DSLR market shares to Canon in 2012 than 2011. Canon's 5D2 and 5D3 accounted for 3.9% market shares while Nikon's D800 and D600 merely earned 2.3%.

I would love to see a further breakdown on that, including a graph of 5D2/5D3 sales over the course of CY2012.

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But.....but.....Nikon is "better," isn't it?  DxOMark says so, it must be true.  What am I missing?!?  Oh, wait, I know....REALITY.

So?

Sales numbers are not and never have been an indication of quality.

True.  Betamax delivered better quality as a video recording medium.  Didn't help Sony much in the end, though, did it?   :P

Actually, it taught Sony some valuable lessons and thus BluRay beat HD-DVD.

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