« on: November 05, 2013, 01:41:55 PM »
Wow, they took video away and made it more expensive. I guess that takes away the useless assumption that video adds to the price =P
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Despite the logic of your statement I am still hearing in this forum as well as all over the fruited plain that the 7d2 is going to be "better" than a 1DX, or have the same IQ as a 5d3.
This is the Internet, where you can find 'evidence' that humans are descended from extraterrestrials and 'proof' of the existence of unicorns that poop rainbows. Just sayin'.
The argument of that article, "The main problem for the Japanese camera makers though, is their continued lack of focus on software. The world has moved from a place where hardware was the dominant factor to where software is now more important", doesn't convince me either, at least for Canon modus operandi.
Proof One: Magic Lantern.
Proof Two: Canon (and maybe the rest as well) don't offer firmware upgrades once a model is replaced. For example, I found that STM lenses, although they worked on my (ancient) 5D and 30D's, they did not work very well. Now just how much effort would it be for Canon to offer a firmware upgrade for discontinued cameras just to keep the lens info up to date?
How many of the users of a specific camera model bought Magic Lantern? If you have 10,000 5D MkIII sales did 10% buy it? That's the criterion. For firmware backwards support I would agree but they want to boost new model sales. Even Microsoft teminates support of Windows older than 2 versions, that's pretty much the same analogy.
Of all this I make it the weak link is entry-level dSLRs. Someone in that segment could turn to other solutions. For the sake of the argument let's say that level is discontinued impact is prosumer and higher dSLRs become more expensive. And I wouldn't want to see the MkIV at USD4,000...
Bought Magic Lantern?
Magic Lantern is free to download and use.
Probably if ML put a small charge, more people would use it
How many patents is it now?
I thought (hoped) this lens was right around the corner, but then Canon files another patent. That kinda means that the lens is far away from production, doesn't it?
I hope it's not the same with the 14-24L, because I am hoping that lens is right around the corner too.Also included in this patent are formulas for a 14mm f/2.8 and a 24 f/2.8.I'm guessing the 24 f/2.8 has IS, and that we'll see that lens way ahead of the 35L II.
I, for one, am a bit tired of my bodies being "video oriented". My 5DII, 7D and 60D have not shot a second of video. I guess I'll just have to hang on to them until the pendulum swings a bit in the other direction.
I hate people that own multiple bodies, complain about the next iteration of canons not having enough megapixels and complain about video capabilities. (Sounds like a spoiled brat). In my opinion, save your money and invest in a medium format camera!!!
It gives you all the MP you want.... which in turn has amazing IQ.... and guess what? No video!
Wow. lots of frustration about the video feature. Before you get to frustrated you should realize that DSLR became extremely more profitable when it increased its customer base. People everywhere are buying dslrs now that they can do both. People who also want a cheaper interchangeable lens system would gladly buy these over similar priced camcorder of far lesser quality.
Also if they get a new person to come on board the canon boat that is a whole new set of lenses, cameras and toys. If a current user buys one new camera its valuable and they love it but the margin difference is massive.
Be happy a bunch of video people decided to pump fountains of money into the R+D the help benefit your picture quality. Now feature wise it does seem that most features are coming out for video but look at the cameras that are out there 1dx and 5d3 are top of the line image producing machines.
We will soon have a megapixelmonster.
Both Photo and Video features have a huge dollar sign. I think it is silly to complain about something that will not disappear and according to historical pricing has not dramatically affected what either party is paying.
Long term this is awesome. More customers to canon=more canon product=more product compatible with canon=more customers to canon.
Its good for all of us. Don't get wadded up on the fact video features are part of the team now too.
body name / lowest temperature / how long etc...
I hope we will all benefit from this info.
Thank you very much