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EOS Bodies / Re: A Breakdown of Rumors
« on: August 08, 2011, 10:33:15 AM »
I guess 2011 will not be a big year for canon. I think they have begun to slack off a little. Their last even somewhat decent camera, the 60D (which I own) is a little bit of a letdown on focusing, build, high ISO results, video focusing, and the fact that it only has a single SD slot. Nikon & Sony are making steady progress so Canon needs to get the ball rolling. The 7D is great but it will struggle to hold its own with a new D700, D400 or even the vastly cheaper D7000 and new sony model A77, of which most should be available this year. Not much of a problem if the 7D will be replaced this year but if you are waiting more than 12-18 months, that could be a real downer.

Also, the 5D with its weak focusing can be easily trounced by the A77 or upcoming D700. Megapixels don't matter if the picture isn't that sharp.

I expect the replacement for the Nikon D3s to be the greatest camera available given how almost perfect the D3s has been in so many ways. If they can up that even a little with a higher MP sensor, good luck to everyone else.

It took some time but everyone is catching up to Canon on video as well. Unless Canon has some unexpected super advanced tech that no one else can match on that DIGIC5, they really need to be announcing new cameras in 2011.

EOS Bodies / Re: 5D Mark III, 1D Mark V & 1Ds Mark IV Tidbits
« on: August 05, 2011, 01:50:21 PM »
Canon should only have 1 camera in the MP race...probably the 1D Mark V. The 5D should stay around the 21-24MP range (or lower) with 7fps shooting, have an amazing focus system to compensate for the crap they put in the Mark II and up the high ISO capabilities so that 12800 is very usable. Ideally they should have 2 1D models, one for great high ISO performance in a lower 21MP body w/12fps shooting and another that pushes the 36MP mark with a more standard 7fps geared more for studio. With high MP comes lower ISO performance and slower speeds which most run & gun shooters with 5D's don't consider a worthy sacrifice.

All should have 1080p video @60fps with the 5d having allowing 120fps@720p.

The canon 8D really only needs a minor refresh with the previous movie modes, dual memory card slots, digic5 with better high ISO performance and 18-21MP @7+fps shooting. All of these specs should be possible. I think Nikon will stay in the 16-18MP range with their low light capable cameras so Canon should have the MP upper hand if they stay in the 18-21MP range. Since their cameras are already capable of this, I expect they could focus more attention to low light performance and speed.

Contests / Re: Giveaway - Blue Crane Digital DVD's
« on: March 01, 2011, 08:37:59 AM »

1. 300D
2. 5Dmk2
3. 1Ds
4. 1D4


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