a small camera for a small subject....
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Anyway..."confirmed"...means something rather specific to me.Confirmed means something rather specific to me too.... The problem is that only Canon can confirm the specs and they are not talking....
Agreed.... Canon does recycle... and that's what has me wondering....everyone believes the rumour where it says the sensor size is 20.2 megapixels
nobody believes the rumour where it says that it is not the same sensor as the 70D
and people are already condemning it, sight unseen.
Closed minds and pre-judgement.... way to go people! Try waiting for a week for a real announcement and facts before you go off on a hissy fit.....
It's not a matter of having a closed mind. It's a simple matter of logic. It is completely illogical for them to create another 20.2mp sensor, if they have moved to a radically different fabrication process. Smaller transistors would allow them to do so much more with a much higher resolution sensor. It just makes no sense.
The other rumor was still just that...a rumor. Was it even more than a CR1? We have real specs now...and the specs say 20.2mp. The real specs do not mention it's new...just that it's 20.2mp. Canon already has a 20.2mp sensor. Canon also has a long history of reusing sensors...over....and over.......and over.........AND OVER.................AAAAAAAND OOOOOOVEEERRRR. AND OVER! Can anyone say 18mp? Say it ten times fast. Over and over and over.
So, logically...if I had to give the two options a ranking, 99% chance it's the 70D sensor....1% chance it's something brand spankin new on a shiny new 180nm process. Canon's a recycler. Historically, given what we really do KNOW, they like to reuse their sensors until they are so old and shriveled and dried up that people can't stand them anymore. Why would they stop that practice now, when it's so thoroughly ingrained, and of course, cheaper?
Until a literal fact smacks me upside the head and says: Canon designed a brand spankin new sensor from the ground up on 180nm technology. Well, I'm just going to stick with what logic is able to deduce at the moment.
THEY HAVEN'T MADE A SINGLE INNOVATION IN SENSOR TECHNOLOGY IN YEARS.
Just as I posted in earlier threads. Same old sensor from 70D and priced around the same as the last 7D at launch
But, I for one, get very annoyed at people who are fixated on their one favorite thing and insist that it should be the ultimate determinate of quality in any product...that seem to think that anyone who doesn't see it their way is somehow less discerning...and that if a company doesn't happen to emphasize their little fixation, then the company is doomed and anyone who doesn't agree must be crushed under encyclopedic posts that repeat the same worn-out whines over and over again and again.
Furthermore, as a long time reader of this site, I know that whatever changes Canon may make it its products, it won't ever silence the critics.
Not to make people feel old, but it was not that long ago when our home computers had only 40mb drives.
My first HDD was 10MB!
We've finally seen what are believed to be the final 7D2 specs:
So there it is. It's Christmas morning, and you finally got to open your present after ages of speculating. How are you feeling?
And thus thee dashes mine wonderful hopes for thine 5D IV...Canon.
Not surprising, but still disappointing, on the sensor front. Time to look elsewhare for a landscape camera. No more waiting.
Other specs look good. Very curious to see how the AF system differs from the 1D X system, and how good it is.
It looks reasonable.... more or less what I expected they would release, except I still can't believe they left out WiFi and touchscreen. One of the great strengths of Canon is the user interface and this seems like a step backward from the 70D.... And we still don't know if the sensor is new tech or the 70D re-used....
I won't believe that these are the real specs until there is an official announcement by Canon....
Was there not some issue with trying to put an articulating touch panel in a body designed to be weather/bullet proof? The yes, we have GPS, but No. not Wifi is a bit weird. I'm waiting to hear Canon's official rationale, but then again... they may just pull a giant gotcha.
It is so hard to take all these conflicting rumours seriously....QuoteYeah, but this is a third-hand rumor, probably translated multiple times from the original ancient Greek!
Even back then they were waiting for a 7D II?
I hear that they found rumoured specs for a 7D2 in hieroglyphics in a pyramid in Egypt.........
I heard they were found in a tablet fragment of early Sumarian Cuneiform...
Nikon also makes very high quality eyeglass lenses..... I have a pair...Nikon's imaging business is just digital photography (plus accessories).
I just wanted to point out that Nikon Sport Optics exists, http://www.nikonsportoptics.com/en/index.page
This covers their binocular, scopes, and hunting/rifle optics (which they tend not to advertise openly to avoid controversy).
This is definitely part of their imaging business, see here:
"Digital cameras, film cameras, interchangeable lenses, speedlights, accessories, software, sport optics"