And if they put the sensor tech from the C300 into a DSLR... *drool*
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One of the Canon execs said that the development period for the C300 was extremely short, something like 2 years. I suspect that the lack of time is why the C300 uses the XF300/305/100/105 codec and is, therefore, limited in its data output rate and its frame rate. Like others have said, maybe Canon will get it right the next generation.
If Canon were more in touch with their users, and the marketplace, they would have priced this camera at $4,995 and been an internet sensation. People would have been falling over themselves to order it. But starting at $20K and dropping the price just makes people wonder what's wrong with it.
For me, the fact that it only captures 50Mbps at 1080p (not even 2K, much less 4K), that it's own auto-focus lenses won't auto-focus on it (but will on the Scarlet) - that in many ways it delivers what people were expecting from the upcoming 5D MK3, a sub-$3000 camera.... What can I say? I hope the 5D MK3 at least delivers what I have come to expect from my two GH2s - a true 1080p camera with no moire or aliasing and records non-stop for hours if need be.
It doesn't help when you also lose the 1.3 crop to move to ff either.
Nikon sports shooters are using FF for a couple of years now, get over it!
So what if Nikon moved to ff!- do Canon have to mimic Nikon. If anything the 1.3 crop gave Canon an advantage.
Agreed. I find reach important for sports shooting.
But I think Canon had to move to FF at some point, to compete with Nikon's (D3s) better low-light performance.
None of it is my conjecture, its all direct from one Canon employees mouth. How much is his own guesswork I have no idea, but I do believe he was being as honest with me as he could be.
I'd guess that any D800 response will have to await a management meeting before any research even starts, so its bound to be a long time coming.
I assume there is no correct answer to this, but when it the best season for shooting in Yosemite?
Does that help?
Ok, the IS produces image motion during 1/2000th second. But then why doesn't it during 1/500th of a second?
And why isn't this trivial to test on an IS lens?
Which lens will canon put into the new 5D Mark III kit and why?
Spent the morning at a Canon presentation on the new 1Dx and grabbed the opportunity to ask the direct question about how Canon are likely to respond to the 36MP D800. The answer was that there are no plans to introduce a 1Ds replacement, but that this does not rule out some other response. However this means that there will be no response for possibly as long as a couple of years!
It makes me laugh always - well almost laugh - any time I hear these marketing terms for plastic. Call it polycarbonate or "engineering plastic". It's plastic. It's cheap. It breaks and gets creaky and flimsy. I don't want it. I don't see why I should pay more to get less.
You are almost correct, except steel and aluminum are engineered as well. I want mine to be solid iron straight out of the mine, or better yet, maybe granite! /sarcasm
Basically, they are trying to wean 1D series photographers off cheap lenses...
Seriously? Yes, Canon definitely wants to wean people off of those cheap lenses. Wildlife photographers using the 500mm f/4L IS with a 2x TC should ditch that cheap piece of crap and buy themselves an EF 1200mm f/5.6L lenses...except that Canon discontinued those. Why did Canon publish the MTF curves for the 500mm and 600mm f/4 MkII superteles (are they 'cheap') with the 2X III extender for 1000mm and 1200mm f/8 lenses, then eliminate the ability of the pro line to AF with that combination.