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EOS Bodies / Re: What's Next from Canon?
« on: February 13, 2014, 08:54:25 PM »
Personally I think the G1X II is awesome (the name is pretty rough though).  According to the DPreview preview, this camera has the most luminous lens/sensor setup of any large sensor compact (.7 EV better than the Sony RX100 II).
24-120 f/2-4 with IS is really in the ballpark of what I had hoped for on this camera, & ~12MP is a good sweet spot too.

The price will come down over time (you'll just have to buy a viewfinder on ebay or something if you want it cheaper).  If you have one of these I don't really see a justification for carrying around a non-FF DSLR unless you need super-long or super-wide lenses, or a really fast portrait/low-light lens.  The price would have been lower if they hadn't bothered with EOS M.

IMHO the execution of the EOS M system was pretty poor; theyd've been better served by further promoting the 100D/SL1 and coming out with a couple of compact EF zooms for it (the compact primes are finally coming along nicely & hopefully we'll see 50 or 85mm primes with IS soon).

+1. Everything you said.

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: D4S Specs confirmed.
« on: February 13, 2014, 04:33:40 AM »
Given that CR and NL both questioned the legitimacy of the G1XII image with the external EVF, I'm wondering about how good the "fake" detection is in various people.

Yes, but NL guy was the one who first started analyzing the leak images in great detail. Based on previous postings, NL is not quite reliable. Anyway, it's a lesson for the administrator.

Let's just say CR administrator is too easily swayed. :D

On the other hand, NR rarely gets it wrong though. I am also inclined to believe NR because one does not jump from 16 MP to 24 MP and still call the camera D4s.

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: D4S Specs confirmed.
« on: February 13, 2014, 04:28:25 AM »
If this is correct  it is really good news, it is a real MkII, wonder why they didn't call it a D5?

Precisely. Going from 16 MP to 24 MP at 11 fps is a big jump, certainly qualifies it as D5 not a D4s. So, obviously, Adorama got their specs wrong.

PowerShot / Re: Canon PowerShot G1 X II Final Specifications
« on: February 12, 2014, 03:36:11 AM »,257,ha,t
size of previous gen (nex 6 and g1x)
pricing is $800 with 16-50 3.5-5.6 lens
still packs apsc and faster af + faster burst.

OK. I agree with you. A6000 looks FAR more enticing for the same price, especially with in-built EVF and longer battery life.

PowerShot / Re: Canon PowerShot G1 X II Final Specifications
« on: February 12, 2014, 02:19:55 AM »
G1X mk2 killer
watch from 1:20...
11fps WITH tracking.

Size? Lens speed for the same price? Also, not everyone needs tracking. Otherwise, A6000 looks cool.

PowerShot / Re: Canon PowerShot G1 X II Final Specifications
« on: February 12, 2014, 12:48:35 AM »
IMO the combination of largish sensor and fast moderate zoom makes this an ideal camera for when I need stealthy quality. My only question is its responsiveness. All the features in the world mean nothing to me if it is a slug at focusing and shot to shot times.

+1. The most sensible response from a real and serious user.

The 70D live view focusing is very fast. But its shot to shot time is ridiculously long compared to many mirrorless cameras out there. Hopefully the G1X II is sensible in this department.

If the G1X II performs well, it's like packaging the 6D + 24-105 lens into a much smaller and lighter load. Ideal for traveling. Much better than RX100 (faster lens + bigger sensor = better high ISO and DOF control). Like what another poster said, I will wait for price to drop... just a matter of time

PowerShot / Re: Canon PowerShot G1 X II Final Specifications
« on: February 11, 2014, 10:58:17 PM »
Love the lens on this thing.  The zoom range and speed hit a sweet spot for me.  Very curious about sensor quality.  I've lost all faith in Canon's sensor tech.  If its dynamic range ends up the same as it's been over the last five years that's probably a deal killer.  I'd rather wait for Sony to add non-lossy RAW to the A7r and pair that with the upcoming Novoflex EOS adapter.  It's a bigger, more expensive solution but the IQ is potentially far superior.

A7R/A7 are in a different league. Should compare to similarly classed Sony RX 100 with smaller sensor.

PowerShot / Re: More Images of the PowerShot G1 X Mark II
« on: February 11, 2014, 06:35:31 AM »
Rumored focal length range is 24-150 mm. Image shows 12.5-62.5 mm. So, what is the size of the sensor? The above numbers show sensor size is ~ 4/3 sensor. So, Canon entering the 4/3 market but only for compact cameras? Interesting

EOS Bodies / Re: Patent: Canon EF 24-85 f/3.5-5.6 IS
« on: February 10, 2014, 04:48:12 AM »
Nikon has a cheap low weight (465g) 24-85 f/3.5-4.5 VR lens as cheap kit lens.

Canon's patent calls for 24-85 f/3.5-5.6 IS.

Hope Canon can improve on this unless Canon's version is MUCH lighter.

Canon General / Re: Canon PowerShot G1 X II Image
« on: February 07, 2014, 06:45:03 PM »
So, Canon's patent for small optical viewfinder (see doesn't quite work out, huh?  ;D

Is this a small but sure step towards the world of EVF?

PowerShot / Re: What to Expect From Canon For CP+ Next Week
« on: February 07, 2014, 08:33:33 AM »

Lenses / Re: Lens Announcement Coming in February? [CR1]
« on: February 06, 2014, 11:58:47 PM »
I hope to see multiple lens releases in their first announcement. Otherwise, the so-called Year of the Lens for Canon is starting with a whimper.

Given the size & zoom range of this lens, there is  no way in hell  this Tammy can match 28-300 L optics ... if it is better than the 28-300 L, I will give you my Tamron 24-70 f/2.8 VC for free (excluding the cost of shipping out to you) and I mean it.

Canon 28-300 weighs 1670 g while Tamron weighs 540 g. I will never consider Canon's offering regardless of its performance.

EOS Bodies / Re: Will Canon Answer the D4s? [CR2]
« on: February 06, 2014, 02:45:30 AM »
Wow, I'm enjoying the fireworks here!  ;D

Anyway, back to the topic on hand. I have no doubt Canon will answer the D4s (which is actually a rather minor update based on the rumored specs). I am more curious if Canon has a high mp, high DR answer in a moderately sized body like the D800. :)

Canon General / Re: Patent: EF-S 17-55 f/3.5-5.6 IS STM
« on: February 05, 2014, 02:58:58 AM »
Bring a new sensor with standard DR and you are a "innovating" company. No wait ... buy the sensor from sony and you will be a insightfully company, Canon.
Or, just continue to show us how many patents you have ... Canon.

+1. Tired of Canon's multiple patents with few realization. Canon wants to produce most of the components in their cameras on their own... but clearly their limits are showing... they should just buy Sony sensors. In the early days, they used to have Sony CCDs in their compact cameras...

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