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Lenses / Re: Review: Canon PowerShot SX60 HS
« on: October 27, 2014, 08:34:16 AM »
The Superzoom comparison post by IR over the weekend is quite interesting.

EOS Bodies / Re: Multilayer Sensors are Coming From Canon [CR2]
« on: October 08, 2014, 04:44:19 PM »
I don't expect this sensor to be used in a high speed body due to the low sensor read-out speed of a stacked sensor.  That would also explain why the 7Dii was just replaced with existing sensor tech.  I could see a totally new body announced as a niche for landscape or other areas that require greater detail without the need for high FPS.  Video would also not work very well with this sensor due to the low read-out speed.

EOS Bodies / Re: Next Rebel Going EVF? [CR1]
« on: October 02, 2014, 09:00:12 AM »
I hope that they don't bring that to higher models.... Isn't EVF that type of VF in the Point and shoots? If so, that is awful.

The latest EVFs would be much better than the existing pentamirror viewfinder in the lower end Rebels. 

It would be a bit sad if a Rebel gets a built-in EVF and split pixel sensor before the EOS-M. 

PowerShot / Re: New PowerShot Digital Compact Camera Under Development
« on: September 22, 2014, 11:05:24 AM »
This must be the first time that Canon has teased far in advance of a new Powershot model.  They have been slow to react to the more advanced compacts and this looks like a pre-emptive move to encourage people to wait.

EOS Bodies / Re: Patent: Dual Motor For Autofocus on STM Lenses
« on: September 14, 2014, 07:28:37 PM »
Olympus will introduce tomorrow the first lens with dual VCM for autofocus.

Smooth, rapid autofocus is a crucial factor in image quality. The 40-150mm f2.8 PRO’s innovative, industry-first Dual VCM (voice coil motor) AF delivers. Separating the focusing mechanism into two lens groups controlled by individual linear drive motors makes AF performance extremely fast and, with no gears involved, nearly friction-free and incredibly quiet.

Third Party Manufacturers / Sigma 150-600mm f5-6.3 DG OS HSM
« on: September 05, 2014, 11:36:03 AM »
Sigma went more higher end than Tamron with this focal length.  It has 4 additional lens elements (including 2 fluorite) and has larger diameter lens elements for the same aperture.  Build quality/features also seem to be a step up from the Tamron, although there is the penalty for weight (2.8kg vs 1.8kg for the Tamron).

PowerShot / Re: New Large Sensor PowerShot Rumor [CR2]
« on: August 23, 2014, 02:40:31 PM »
I wonder where they will source the sensor.  Panasonic is using Sony's sensor so Canon does have access to it.  They could also source it from Aptina or Sharp.

PowerShot / Re: Canon Announces the PowerShot SX520 HS & SX400 HS
« on: July 29, 2014, 11:01:42 AM »
The pricing for the SX520 seems over priced compared to the competition.  The Panasonic FZ70 has a 20-1200mm f2.8-f5.9 lens vs the SX520 with 24-1000mm f3.4-6.0.  The FZ70 also comes with an EVF and 1080p60 video, both of which are missing on the SX520.  The FZ70 came out at the same list price as the SX520 although you can get it for less than $300 now. 

Both of these models seem like they are too little and too late to market.  This doesn't bode well for the SX60.

The new 100-400 will get announced around the same time as the 7Dii.  And the 7Dii will get announced within a few months of the D9300.  Nothing to do but wait until the first shoe drops.

EOS Bodies / Re: New DSLR and PowerShots in May [CR2]
« on: April 02, 2014, 07:15:44 PM »

500mm would also give you slightly faster AF for BIF.

EOS Bodies / Re: Is Dual Pixel Tech Coming to the EOS 5D Mark III?
« on: February 28, 2014, 03:35:45 PM »
The "upgrade" for the C100/c300 included sending in the camera for calibration of the on-sensor PDAF.  This is more than just a firmware upgrade.  Canon is also charging $500 for this service.

EOS Bodies / Re: EOS M2 Coming to North America & Europe?
« on: February 28, 2014, 10:32:22 AM »
Just remember that the Dual PDAF is not accurate and is only used for rough estimation of focus.  CDAF is still used to determine final focus.

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