« on: September 19, 2012, 10:58:43 AM »
So Canon is behind in low-ISO DR and they optimized the 5D3 sensor for high ISO. No one knew that until the D800 came along.
It can be argued that Nikon caught Canon with their 5d3 (and its price) with their pants down. But the depressing thing about the 6d announcement is that Canon had it really coming this time, they knew the competition, they knew the concerns of their enthusiast customer base. And they still ended up just juggling features (1/4000s shutter, 1/180s x-sync, 11 non-cross af) instead of producing a complete camera that can stand the test of time for the next years - at least for $2000+.
yea no argument there I just don't get the 6D. it doesn't interest me esp due to the areas you mention; for example 1/180th x-sync makes it hard to to balance with ambient light outdoors at wide apertures, and taking away 1/8000th max shutter speed is just lame, imho. I'll reserve judgement re: AF until the reviewers put it to the test. what DOES interest me is the 6D sensor and the higher AF sensitivity - I'm anxious for the reviewers to get their hands on this one and offer some insights into the mind of Canon in these areas.