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EOS Bodies / Re: High Megapixel Camera to Come in Two Variants? [CR1]
« on: October 10, 2014, 07:04:48 AM »
I say they separate again the 1D series or they might actually separate the 5D series perhaps.

* - 1 for sport (regular updated CMOS BSI tech)
* - 1 for studio (new FOVEON slower but better than Sigma sensor)

Additionally the speculation of mirrorless and DSLR also seems quite reasonable along with the astro version.

I love colour, don't I?  ;D

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EOS Bodies / Re: Multilayer Sensors are Coming From Canon [CR2]
« on: October 09, 2014, 07:17:02 PM »
Yep. Quite interesting is that Panasonic idea. And I hear about it here for the first time. Seems to have missed it.

About that 16 bit talk a few posts earlier... I wonder about one alternative (aside from Sport photography  maybe) Canon could develop an image processor to use stack/HDR-like/ photos to produce a 32 bit TIFF or even a RAW (which is similar). Perhaps combined with that dual ISO from ML exploit (which mechanics I honestly don't remember quite well). I enjoy quite to Adobe PS feature for 32 bit TIFFs. But Native is always better. I admit 10 FPS wouldn't be maybe possible, but who knows.... Anyways - tech is here: Hardly too much of R&D is required for this kind of feature compared to 16 bit Sensor option. Although having in mind Jrista's data on the wells... who knows. But 32 is always bigger than 16 ;-)


Jrista - you got your numbers from http://sensorgen.info/ ? BTW their Domain has expired... Bah! Google cache is still here :-)

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EOS Bodies / Re: Multilayer Sensors are Coming From Canon [CR2]
« on: October 08, 2014, 07:19:40 PM »
I'm curious if this new layered sensor is the one that uses UV and IR layers to remove skin blemishes. If so, is this next Canon DSLR a replacement for the 1Ds, a studio and portrait camera?

The patent with the UV/IR layers sounded like it was for P&S cams.

I don't believe that Canon would leave such a strong concept available only to P&S. It can might be also available to security cams.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Wifi on 5D MK IV?
« on: October 08, 2014, 07:12:40 PM »
Check this out. A cheap substitute. ;-)

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EOS Bodies / Re: Multilayer Sensors are Coming From Canon [CR2]
« on: October 08, 2014, 07:08:16 PM »
... I would love to replace my 5D2 with something worth upgrading to....namely a 5D4 with this rumored new sensor.

Just imagine the dual AF and that new sexy sensor .... in MF ;-) What do you think? If this was more than kust  daydreaming - prepare thy kidney :D

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EOS Bodies / Re: Multilayer Sensors are Coming From Canon [CR2]
« on: October 08, 2014, 06:59:57 PM »
Yep.

We've got an instant CR2 after stupid countdown non-sense from yesterday.

Neuro and I both wrote on that article mentioned.

And both were not happy with Canon staying behind others.  As many others in those comments. The main point was the lack of new product features and bold actions from Canon managment in such competitive times.

And today we have FINALLY an (almost) unofficial announcement of new products to come. Such an obvious action seems a little late.

And nobody can't persuade me that there wasn't that call to that member of Canon Explorer of Light who was told to tell to CR about it...

Come on! That's cheap!

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Canon General / Re: seeimpossible.usa.canon.com?
« on: October 07, 2014, 03:45:17 AM »
I've been taking screenshots of the page with the clock ticking down to use as a practical case of viral marketing to my students. Right at this minute I am not sure if it turned out to be the great example I thought it was!
We'll see. Good idea BTW :-)

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Canon General / Re: seeimpossible.usa.canon.com?
« on: October 06, 2014, 04:30:04 PM »
Speaking as a guy who long suffered with a job in ad agencies, some observations:

- Having a domain name reserved a year in advance is done generally only for very planned campaigns. This isn’t the product-to-promote-for-the-quarter, but rather a major effort budgeted in FY 2013 (I believe Canon has a calendar fiscal year).

- The watermark behind the text is of the box logo, which means that they had no budget for any sort of imagery, or - more likely - they are going to introduce a physical product and do not wish to step on their suspense by having any of it appear until tomorrow.

- There is no attempt to capture visitors to the site with an email notification or even a social following request other than the standard one that appears at the bottom of all Canon pages. This suggests to me that they are using their main traditional media agency for this project, rather than, well, someone who knows how things should done in 2014 (which isn’t a cut on Canon, as this is how it’s generally done with large brands).

- This is, indeed, a poor copy of the old Apple campaign framed as a toast to the “think different” crowd. Interestingly, they even copied the deliberate grammatical oddness in order to create a mind-sticking emphasis. It “should” have been “think differently,” and it sticks in your head the more for it being slightly improper. Canon dropped the article before impossible. It should have been “the impossible” to complete the cliche. All this said, they’ve done it poorly because “We see impossible” can mean that they *are* the nay-sayers. This suggests to me that the copy/concept originated in Japan, and the U.S. agency is, as usual, taking orders. It suggests that parsing the text isn’t terribly fruitful. One last note on the ad copy: it harkens quite consistently to Canon’s previous ads that feature users of their products, borrowing cool and artistic merit from the efforts made with their products. I think this last note is the most predictive of what we’re going to see.

- Canon has a long history of using teasers for very lame introductions that otherwise wouldn’t even be noticed. The most recent was that ad in India that got this forum all excited for a week.

- The subdomain is attached as a sub-sub domain to the USA website, which suggests this is not a global release. This is bad news for you guys looking for the 1D whatever, or other product that would fit into its global competitive offerings.

- The choice of the NYT does suggest an attempt to reach a national audience, rather than the artistic community in NY. Interestingly, they appear to have bought only print. They have purchased neither the biz, technology or art sections of NYT.com

- A rule of thumb in media is to purchase at least twice as much media in the main campaign as you’ve purchased in the teaser part. This isn’t hewed to very consistently, but they probably dropped a $150-200k on the NYT ad pags, so a follow-on campaign might be a half million dollars, which for Canon is a significant campaign.

- This leaves me guessing it’s
A) a printer that has some sort of networking or other feature to which IT departments will have an auto-immune reaction (thus explaining lots of the language, attempting to inoculate against the inevitable vetoes)
B) the launch of some sort of social media/media effort to show off cool things Americans do with Canon cameras.
C) something even lamer

Yeah! Most probably

* - a printer or
* - Cloud service (for selfies - different from irista.com)

or even a

* - CANON SMARTPHONE :D :D :D

I can hardly imagine a production or release event for US local market ONLY. I say a an ad that would attract a lot of talk for something that needs an artificial buzz otherwise quite not that interesting.

While some exciting news would be everywhere for free ;-)

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EOS Bodies / Re: More Talk of an October Announcement of a DSLR [CR1]
« on: September 27, 2014, 09:59:41 AM »
I am not satisfied by the rate of Canon's sensor improvement.  The way I see it the 70D II was a year late.  The 7D II is two years late.   A high MP camera is 3 years late. 

Every year my expectations for what a camera should do increase.  And every year Canon falls further and further behind. 

Couldn't have said it better. Me already considers a Sony 7s as well :-((((

The baby steps someone already mentioned here in comparison to others are really easily ignored. I guess the next 1Dx will give:
* - 120 all cross points AF
* - 3 double crossed in the center
* - A third generation of DUAL AF
* - finally 400k ISO
* - probably 4K @ 30 FPS just because it's their flagship DSLR
* - probably 28 MP or 24... who knows... :-(
* - Dual 6+ DIGICs + could be with another 5+ regular for focusing...

Make some shortened/crippled version of the above. and just swap the MPs for some 40 (and above) MPs. Put all that in another FASHION/STUDIO oriented body. And there you go... Again flagship divided in two bodies... :-(

Now having in mind that NIKON is ALSO falling down with no other but the same baby steps recently. I don't expect anything big.

What both can do is to come out with some MF body in 1 or 2 years.

Actually what I really believe is that the new CANON rumored mount is either:

1/ improved EF for video AF servo
2/ MF mount!!!

I am pretty sure since in the last year all the time there are rumors about a big MP, that it should come before September 2015. However is this good enough among such strong competition?

Now since in high PRO we have even most probably SONY any time soon (they are the only one missing from the whole MF DSLR story, aside from NIKON and CANON). Having in mind that they are the FIRST VENDOR of MF CMOS - they sold it quite well to almost everyone pushing aside CANON and NIKON from the leadership.

And I know that John (Jrista) will explain how they are the current leaders we have to face the fact that it is only due to the totaly amatuer segment of the market.

And as long as it is profitable their status quo would be eminent. However here comes the MILC age.... what then?


Here it is: THE CAT IS OUT!

According to latest rumors Canon is expected to announce a High Resolution DSLR in October 2015, so there are two possibility
#1. Canon may also do a development announcement of new product in October or
#2. If a new product is announced then it won’t ship for a long while, however Canon fans are now tired of waiting for Canon Megapixel Monster and as per unconfirmed reports a  huge number of Canon crowed already moved to purchase Sony A7R and Nikon D8XX series….Stay with us more coming


This pathetic whining is really getting boring..
Yep and your comments aren't any fun either ;-)
I am awaiting a NEW body that deserves my money aimed for an upgrade

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EOS Bodies / Re: More Talk of an October Announcement of a DSLR [CR1]
« on: September 26, 2014, 06:13:51 PM »
I am not satisfied by the rate of Canon's sensor improvement.  The way I see it the 70D II was a year late.  The 7D II is two years late.   A high MP camera is 3 years late. 

Every year my expectations for what a camera should do increase.  And every year Canon falls further and further behind. 

Couldn't have said it better. Me already considers a Sony 7s as well :-((((

The baby steps someone already mentioned here in comparison to others are really easily ignored. I guess the next 1Dx will give:
* - 120 all cross points AF
* - 3 double crossed in the center
* - A third generation of DUAL AF
* - finally 400k ISO
* - probably 4K @ 30 FPS just because it's their flagship DSLR
* - probably 28 MP or 24... who knows... :-(
* - Dual 6+ DIGICs + could be with another 5+ regular for focusing...

Make some shortened/crippled version of the above. and just swap the MPs for some 40 (and above) MPs. Put all that in another FASHION/STUDIO oriented body. And there you go... Again flagship divided in two bodies... :-(

Now having in mind that NIKON is ALSO falling down with no other but the same baby steps recently. I don't expect anything big.

What both can do is to come out with some MF body in 1 or 2 years.

Actually what I really believe is that the new CANON rumored mount is either:

1/ improved EF for video AF servo
2/ MF mount!!!

I am pretty sure since in the last year all the time there are rumors about a big MP, that it should come before September 2015. However is this good enough among such strong competition?

Now since in high PRO we have even most probably SONY any time soon (they are the only one missing from the whole MF DSLR story, aside from NIKON and CANON). Having in mind that they are the FIRST VENDOR of MF CMOS - they sold it quite well to almost everyone pushing aside CANON and NIKON from the leadership.

And I know that John (Jrista) will explain how they are the current leaders we have to face the fact that it is only due to the totaly amatuer segment of the market.

And as long as it is profitable their status quo would be eminent. However here comes the MILC age.... what then?

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EOS Bodies / Re: Just for Jrista: 2014 Market Data
« on: September 23, 2014, 05:28:26 PM »
Actually I am also interested in those numbers ;-)

I haven't read the whole 10 pages (yet). However I strongly believe that SONY is to eat quite some market from both NIKON and SONY and more likely from NIKON since they are not so much keen of the MILCs.

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EOS Bodies / Re: A New EOS Pro Body With 46mp Next Month? [CR1]
« on: September 23, 2014, 05:25:04 PM »
Some rumors from US and asian visitors: In the near and far next month there will be some new bodies announced. A mid priced competitor to the D810 with an much better AF system and a new sensor (no recycled one with a little bit more MP). Low light noise will be improved. And an high end body with superior features and an much higher price than the 1Dx. No details on exact improvements. But it will be an stellar successor to the 1Dx. Two Asians rumored that there will be an separation of the high end line, features like the current 1DX and another body, focussing on IQ.
And that there is an entry FF camera with an extended AF system in development, around 20MP, more AF points... maybe an 6D successor, focused on AF system, as the IQ is very good.
Other brands will release new technology too: Sony will get an big competitor in the next years. They realised that their lens line is a big weakness. New highend Sensors are "in the wild" testing, and will be released soon.  Nikon tries to pimp up the D7100.
I would love all those rumors to be true! And I am still awaiting that CANON MF camera (even though there isn't even a single rumor of  MF Glass from CANON)...

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EOS Bodies / Re: 7DII vs Samsung NX1
« on: September 15, 2014, 04:56:49 PM »
Not a big difference from everything else. So far the innovation is the servo af. Canon desperedly needs a new cmos tech. And perhaps we will see the stack/foveon like thing in the 1dx m2 april/october next year. Otherwise asidefrom the increase of the af cross points nothing really that does matter. Oh. And the price. It is still cheaper than 6d.

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EOS Bodies / Re: 7DII No Wifi
« on: September 15, 2014, 04:39:49 PM »
Cheaper than 6d. Ok. Why wi fi should have costed 800$?

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I have to admit I totally forgot the tele-photo dep. even though I am a proud owner of them L series representatives (read as "heavy") when I was thinking about MF.

When I read your post I was like sh#$t he is right!...

And I like saving a dollar whenever I can! So I saved one or two $ the white beauties. Got quite lucky on those dark risky deals.

However you know what makes me darn crazy every time when thinking about it:

Why is everyone in town producing those lovely GoPro like little cameras. Even HP!?!?!

And why such an important company like as CANON with all of its image and potential refuses to conquer this sweet pie?

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