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PowerShot / Re: Canon to Leave the Entry Level Point & Shoot Market?
« on: July 30, 2014, 08:39:30 AM »
Bumping this. I think the final move to erase the market for budget P&S has been made:

PowerShot Cameras / Re: Will the G17 have a 1" sensor?
« on: July 30, 2014, 08:29:43 AM »
G16 sensor is brand new Sony sensor
This I find hard to believe. Canon is making their own sensors. Why would they use a Sony sensor in this model only?

PowerShot Cameras / Re: Will the G17 have a 1" sensor?
« on: July 30, 2014, 03:47:23 AM »
I am thinking that if they indeed go with a larger sensor, it will be something like the 2/3 one that Fuji has. Also, it seems Canon finally has something groundbreaking in the sensor departement. It will be announced on Photokina as far as I understand. 7DII is the first one out, but that technology will eventually trickle down to the PowerShots.

PowerShot / Re: Canon Announces the PowerShot SX520 HS & SX400 HS
« on: July 30, 2014, 02:59:41 AM »
What I find most disturbing is the deliberate nerfing. I do appreciate Canon's (admittedly sound) business strategy to tier their products to reach maximum market spread, but sometimes the iteration deltas are too small (650D to 700D case in point).

These cameras should have at least gotten the Digic 5.

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Small camera for active kid
« on: July 23, 2014, 10:39:29 AM »
Have you had a look at the G16? It at least claims to have around 6 fps with continuous AF, it has a viewfinder, it is nice and small(-ish), good AF overall, and continuous AF when filming.

It seems to tick all your boxes?

PowerShot / Re: Looking for New Compact Advice
« on: July 23, 2014, 08:53:44 AM »
As usual, this depends on your shooting style. Assuming your 300$ budget to be strict, these are some options:
  • Canon S-series
  • Canon SX-series (the compact line)
  • Canon G-series (although they normally are a bit pricier, g15 goes for 400$)
  • EOS-M
Then the competition:
  • Panasonic TZ-series
  • Sony HX-series (compact models)
  • Olympus XZ-series
  • Olympus TG-X series (waterproof)
  • FujiFilm X10 or X20

Well, those are the main suggestions. If you have used a rangefinder camera before, I would steer you towards FujiFilms excellent X10 or X20. And take your time to weigh the pros and cons. :)

BTW, the Olympus TG-X series is not the most common option here, but they do have bright lenses, and can be used virtally anywhere... (I've used mine filming myself and my daughter going down a water slide, try to do that with a SLR...) :)

but unfortunately, Canon and Nikon don't seem to be interested despite the stats showing significant growth in mirrorless segment ...
Well, as you can see in another thread in this forum, mirrorless isn't growing all that much, so I think CaNikon are just biding their time. At least Canon could just slap the M into an SL1 body with M-mount and EVF and go from there easily.

So, they release products just to have a presence at the market, ready to ramp up when the masses drops entry DSLRs for Mirrorless.

Canon General / Re: Why Scott Kelby Switched to Canon
« on: January 22, 2014, 03:42:32 AM »
In re: the question of ergonomics.

I was having a discussion on metering techniques with a group of people and said that when I meter off of an 18% grey surface like the Lastolite EZBalance, I bump the meter needle a little to the right of center to increase exposure by 1/3 to 2/3 stops.

Whereupon a Nikon shooter in the group said that Nikon meters are backwards and the needle moves left at exposure increases.

My only response was, "In what bizaro universe do increasing values on a number line go right to left, instead of left to right."

I could get used to a lot of things but that one I'm not sure I would ever be able to adapt to.
Well, in the bizarro universe of Arabic, maybe? The reason we think increasing goes left to right is because we write that way, left to right. Arabic is written right to left, making the practice of increasing right to left thoroughly logical.

Come to think of if, Chinese/Japanese is, if I do not misremember, traditionally written top-to-bottom, making an increasing scale where higher numbers are lower, a logical choice. (Although I would find that even harder to get used to)

Anyway, as someone said earlier, it is customizable. (as it should be)

Canon General / Re: Why Scott Kelby Switched to Canon
« on: January 21, 2014, 08:53:52 AM »
Well, as I chose Canon mainly on Ergonomics, I can see why that could sway him a bit.
Regarding the "built by Apple" comment, I think he is referring to what Apple still does best in the smartphone business; They build the most intuitive control system. IOS still (although IOS7 aint my cup of tea) blows Android et al out of the water when it comes to "easy to use".

Canon also have very intuitive menues and control systems. I have tried Nikon, Olympus and (cough) Sony, but their menues are more confusing to operate than Canon's are. (well, to me at least)

So, I agree with Scott there.

Regarding the other parts of the switch, I think it just comes down to if it makes it easier to get the shots you want. The 1DX makes it easier for him to take the pictures he want from an NFL game, compared to the D4 (I think). As such, it is a logical switch.

EOS Bodies / Re: The Next DSLR Will Be Entry Level [CR3]
« on: January 21, 2014, 08:23:55 AM »
I would expect Canon to add WiFi and a touchscreen to the next xxxD or xxxxD camera, and the video AF should show up as well, although doubtful about the DPAF from the 70D - that looks like something that the marketing department would consider worth a price premium.  However, the M mount is specifically designed for mirrorless, rendering a mirror and optical viewfinder physically impossible and necessitating an EVF, so I doubt that Canon will go that route.  Since they don't have an M model with a form factor similar to the Panasonic G-series, I wouldn't be surprised if Canon goes that route; however, that would not qualify as a DSLR as described by the rumor.

Well, putting the MP count lower could pave way for DPAF on the sensor, if Canon wants to go over to only DPAF sensor systems. other variants would ofc be the 18MP without anything else (yes, that one).

Anyway, it is the flange distance/placement of mirror in between mount and sensor that is smaller, right? I guess for it to be DSLR, M is out.

And, I agree that Canon will probably do a M-Mount, EVF version of the SL1, (MSL1? SLM?). I think such a move together with 2 additional M-lenses would start the M line sales up significantly, especially since I think that combo would sell great in the US. OM-D equivalent from Canon. :) (Just PLEASE make the EVF state of the art!)

EOS Bodies / Re: The Next DSLR Will Be Entry Level [CR3]
« on: January 20, 2014, 05:31:39 AM »
I also like the t3/1100D. Things they could do to update it would be:

*Rubberize the grips! My main complaint with it is the slipperiness. :)
*Wifi. No-brainer.
*Touch-screen (fixed, like the SL1)
*new sensor with the video AF (same as SL1?), although I would like a lower MP count (12-15 somewhere?).
The rest they can keep.

What WOULD be interesting is if the keep the EF-Mount, or go M.
An SL1 body with M-mount?
How is that for differentiation? :)

EOS Bodies / Re: The Next DSLR Will Be Entry Level [CR3]
« on: January 17, 2014, 08:36:15 AM »
Actually, keeping it 12.2 MP (or 15 as the 50D) and putting it into a SL1 body (available in 10 colors) would probably sell like hot cakes. Remove the touch screen for making it cheaper. Or keep it, to sell more, but cutting into SL1 sales.

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 70D Spec List [CR3]
« on: June 30, 2013, 11:27:13 AM »
Ehm, Canon can easily catch up with Nikon et al. They can just buy the Sony sensors too. The question is if they want to or try to catch up/pass them by with their own sensors?

EOS Bodies / Re: POLL: What will be the 70d's price tag?
« on: June 30, 2013, 03:54:08 AM »
1399$. Remember where you read it... :)

EOS Bodies / Re: Pick between two options for the Canon 7D II
« on: June 25, 2013, 02:51:18 AM »
I agree that the options offered are not optimal, but between those two, lower MP and better Hi-ISO/speed wins out.

To me, 7D is and always will be a sports/wildlife/action camera, not a studio/landscape camera. And, assuming Canon thinks so too, and keeps with it, the 7D2 benefits from both higher FPS and better hi-ISO to enable faster shutter speeds.

I think Canon needs a "crop 1DX", and the 7D2 is right now the best candidate for that. The other crop cameras from Canon are merging more and more towards video cameras, with their variangle screens and all. Who knows, Canon might try to saturate the market with both a sports version and a studio version of the 7D?

But, bottom line, low MP and speed over high MP.

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