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EOS Bodies / Re: Will Canon answer Sony's new cinema cameras
« on: September 20, 2014, 08:57:16 AM »
To OP: I think you've got it wrong.

From http://www.sonyalpharumors.com/sr5-definitely-a-new-e-mount-4k-video-camera-to-be-announced-at-photokina/:

"Sony will be taking design cues from the success of the Canon Cinema series. Will replace FS100. E-mount. 4k. Competitively priced. These will be C100 and C300 killers!!"

Looks like it's Sony that is chasing after Canon, not the other way round.  ;D

EOS Bodies / Re: Just for Jrista: 2014 Market Data
« on: September 20, 2014, 12:16:29 AM »
In 2010, Canon had a 14.7% market share lead on Nikon. As of today, at worst, according to Hogan's data, Nikon has reduced that gap by 50% at worst, by 80% at best, and on average by 75%. Even if we take the worst case scenario, for any company to change a large market share differential by 50% is significant.

That is overly simplistic. Take a look at the worldwide DSLR market shares from 2006 to 2008:


In 2007 and 2008, Nikon nearly caught up with Canon. But Canon pulled far ahead again in 2010 and 2011.

In short, Canon and Nikon numbers fluctuate from year to year. But the Canon ~ 40% and Nikon ~ 35% numbers have been fairly stable since 2012.

EOS Bodies / Just for Jrista: 2014 Market Data
« on: September 19, 2014, 08:54:34 PM »
You asked for info regarding the latest interchangeable lens camera market. Thom Hogan has done the job for you:


"So I went back to Canon and Nikon’s recent published numbers and the CIPA shipment numbers for 2014 so far and plugged them into a spreadsheet with Sony’s claims and an assumption about Sony’s DSLR sales (which they didn’t disclose). What I came up with was a range of values that went like this:

Canon — 38 to 40%
Nikon — 33 to 35%
Sony — 12 to 14%

...But, overall, it looks to me that we’re still locked into the same basic pattern for unit volume in interchangeable lens cameras that we’ve had since the early 90’s: Canon leading, Nikon following, and Sony (originally Minolta) trailing. At the moment, there’s nothing appearing from any of the three that seems to be going to alter that any time soon."

EOS Bodies / Re: Sample Images From the EOS 7D Mark II
« on: September 19, 2014, 01:29:11 PM »
By the way, I really do not see a noticeable IQ improvement in the RAW files vs the 70D.

Thanks for sharing.

EOS Bodies / Re: Chuck Westfall Talks Canon EOS 7D Mark II
« on: September 18, 2014, 10:02:27 AM »
Elsewhere, someone worked on a 7DII raw file and found rather clean shadows:


Looks good. Let's wait for more data.

EOS Bodies / Re: High ISO Samples from the Canon EOS 7D Mark II
« on: September 17, 2014, 07:24:16 PM »
That ISO 3200 looks quite usable. Even 6400 looks not that bad. I'm oficially impressed 8)

Very very impressed indeed.

EOS Bodies / Re: High ISO Samples from the Canon EOS 7D Mark II
« on: September 17, 2014, 07:20:30 PM »
Click the pictures and look at the pictures!
They are RAW transformed into jpeg without in-camera noise reduction. Hence you are able to see how much noise at each level.

What was used for the RAW conversion?

EOS Bodies / Re: High ISO Samples from the Canon EOS 7D Mark II
« on: September 17, 2014, 10:11:27 AM »
That said, I'm pretty sure that we'll see an update from Nikon that "competes" with the 7DII within 12 months (probably less.)

Thom Hogan, the Nikon expert, does not seem to think so.

"I'm reminded of those bets with the Canon and Nikon Photokina announcements. Canon has placed another bet on the pro/prosumer crop sensor (7DII), while Nikon keeps betting on a huge variety of FX cameras (D750). Who’s right?

I’d say Canon. My surveys have long shown that a pro crop sensor camera continues to be in strong demand. Meanwhile, Nikon’s FX lineup is now a somewhat confusing mess that doesn’t sort itself out so easy in the minds of potential purchasers. Nikon appears to want everyone to move from DX to FX, despite the fact that such moves will be expensive for the consumer and not necessarily give them something better."

- http://www.dslrbodies.com/newsviews/airbus-versus-boeing.html

OMG it is so Massive!

Having seen the massive lenses produced for mirrorless cameras, I am beginning to question the whole point of trying to keep cameras small. This is particularly true when it comes to mirrorless cameras with crop sensors.

Olympus 40-150 f/2.8, Sony 70-200 f/4 OSS (for FE mount), Fujifilm 50-140 f/2.8, Samsung 50-150 f/2.8, Samsung 300 f/2.8 come to mind.

Lenses / Re: EF11-24mm F4L listed on a Japanese site
« on: September 16, 2014, 09:41:29 AM »
If this lens is real and gets released, I will agree with Canon Rumors that this year is indeed the Year of the Lens for Canon.  ;D

EOS Bodies / Re: Official: Canon EOS 7D Mark II
« on: September 15, 2014, 10:19:22 AM »
Come on, where are the pitch black lens cap shots at ISO 100 and 16000?  ;D

So, the same old same old 70D sensor?

EOS Bodies / Re: Is Canon now two generations behind Nikon?
« on: September 15, 2014, 07:30:52 AM »
I am sure the 7d2 will be as good as it can possibly be...everything will work well & smoothly with more  refinement & accuracy etc etc just like my 6d and also the 5d3 just feels so much better than my old5d2.  But it seems that it will no longer have the best image qualitya t any iso (yes/no?) nor frames per second, nor features, nor almost anything one can think off...what it has going for it is a bunch of mostly very good lenses. But from all I have read Samsung also makes good lenses. It is going to be a while before they will become mainstream, but it sure looks like they left the starting blocks with a bang! It remains to be seen if Canon will pick up the challenge or just continue in their, so far very good, ways, but just not cutting edge anymore like in the days of the 5d and 5d2.....


EOS Bodies / Re: Is Canon now two generations behind Nikon?
« on: September 15, 2014, 07:30:04 AM »
Looking at the recent releases and announcements from all the companies, I must confess I can find something technically interesting in every product...  except maybe Canon... Fujifilm XT-1, Olympus EM-1, Nikon D810, Sony A7S/A7R, Samsung NX1 etc etc

Canon has the power to deliver in the camera front... but is holding back... sigh...

EOS Bodies / Re: 7DII vs Samsung NX1
« on: September 15, 2014, 07:19:11 AM »
We'll soon know if the rumored revolutionary sensor tech in the 7D2 is also based on BSI architecture.  ;)

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