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After EOS 1DX's trashing of D4 and 5D Mark III's victory over D800, will 6D destroy D600 for a complete FF sweep?

Definitely, Canon will keep the streak and have a complete sweep!
May be, it is going to be a toss up
Not likely, because 6D is far behind in specs
Definitely not, D600 is going to destroy 6D and halt Canon's momemtum!
WTF are you smoking? It is Canon which is getting destroyed in FF.

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Re: [Poll] Canon Reign Supreme Again?
« Reply #45 on: November 04, 2012, 04:00:32 PM »
So interchangeable cameras sales are up 26% compared to same period last year and  lenses are up 21%.
Which is pretty amazing stuff.

Amazing, indeed.  Out of the past 20 quarters, how many more than this last one has Nikon outsold Canon in the dSLR market segment?  More importantly, how many more quarters like this last one are needed for Nikon to overcome their significantly lower dSLR market share, after losing it to Canon repeatedly over the past several years?

I know it's not possible, that's why the sentence is started with the word "if". And no it's not personal bias.

You're right, that part wasn't biased, though it was a pretty big and fanciful 'if'.  But this part:

It's more logical that the low ISO performance is great than that the high ISO performance is great.

...makes the assumption we can all shoot at low ISO most of the time, as you apparently can (and here I'm assuming that with current FF sensors, ISO 1600 isn't 'high').  For those of us that routinely need to shoot at greater than ISO 3200, your logic doesn't apply. That's the bias to which I was referring.

Ideally, we'd have great performance at low and high ISO, and everyone would be happy. That's solidly in the fanciful land of 'IF' for now.
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Re: [Poll] Canon Reign Supreme Again?
« Reply #45 on: November 04, 2012, 04:00:32 PM »

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Re: [Poll] Canon Reign Supreme Again?
« Reply #46 on: November 04, 2012, 04:43:38 PM »
After EOS 1DX's trashing of D4 and 5D Mark III's victory over D800, will 6D destroy D600 for a complete FF sweep?

Hmm. I had to chuckle when I read this.

When the actual (not rumored) DxO scores for the 1DX came out, it turned out that the D4 has a better sensor after all.
Both the D800 and D600 have better sensors than the 5DIII as well.

So, not seeing how Canon is trashing Nikon. It's actually the opposite.

Also, the quarterly results for the last quarter show that Nikon's sales are up, while Canon's sales are down.
Again, how is Canon trashing Nikon when Nikon is gaining market share and Canon is losing???

I'm a Canon shooter, who has spent thousands of $$$ on Canon gear.
I find Canon's recent products very disappointing, since they are either underspec'd or overpriced ... or both.

So, at this time I'm actually very glad that Nikon is trashing Canon.
Maybe someone at Canon's headquarters will finally take notice.

+1 definitely! I can't help it but the Canon management is a mystery to me. But on the other hand nothing to write home about. I'm very satisfied with my Canon hear. And when it comes to mirrorless I have to admit other facturers having a lead, to say the least. Competition is a good thing. Let's wait and see...

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Re: [Poll] Canon Reign Supreme Again?
« Reply #47 on: November 04, 2012, 05:02:57 PM »
It's more logical that the low ISO performance is great than that the high ISO performance is great.

...makes the assumption we can all shoot at low ISO most of the time, as you apparently can (and here I'm assuming that with current FF sensors, ISO 1600 isn't 'high').  For those of us that routinely need to shoot at greater than ISO 3200, your logic doesn't apply. That's the bias to which I was referring.

Ideally, we'd have great performance at low and high ISO, and everyone would be happy. That's solidly in the fanciful land of 'IF' for now.

What I meant with that is that it's more logical from a technical point of view. Not that I or any other person prefers very good performance at low ISO. Everybody knows that raising ISO means more noise and less DR.

Take a look at these 2 examples:

1) a runner with a heartbeat of 70 bpm (low ISO)
2) a runner with a heartbeat of 180 bpm (high ISO)

Which one most likely has to stop to catch his breath?
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Re: [Poll] Canon Reign Supreme Again?
« Reply #48 on: November 04, 2012, 05:14:16 PM »
What I meant with that is that it's more logical from a technical point of view. Not that I or any other person prefers very good performance at low ISO. Everybody knows that raising ISO means more noise and less DR.

Got it, thanks for clarifying.
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Re: [Poll] Canon Reign Supreme Again?
« Reply #49 on: November 04, 2012, 05:18:58 PM »
What I meant with that is that it's more logical from a technical point of view. Not that I or any other person prefers very good performance at low ISO. Everybody knows that raising ISO means more noise and less DR.

Got it, thanks for clarifying.

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Re: [Poll] Canon Reign Supreme Again?
« Reply #50 on: November 04, 2012, 05:57:56 PM »
So interchangeable cameras sales are up 26% compared to same period last year and  lenses are up 21%.
Which is pretty amazing stuff.

Amazing, indeed.  Out of the past 20 quarters, how many more than this last one has Nikon outsold Canon in the dSLR market segment?  More importantly, how many more quarters like this last one are needed for Nikon to overcome their significantly lower dSLR market share, after losing it to Canon repeatedly over the past several years?

What does that have to do with what I wrote? I have NO idea how many cameras Canon has sold this quarter. My only point was that someone else here seemed to think that Nilkon did badly in camera sales - because they looked at the wrong Nikon figures.

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« Reply #51 on: November 04, 2012, 06:06:51 PM »
Sensor-wise Canon is getting crushed by Nikon/Sony/Pentax. No doubt about it. It's about time they bring out new DSLRs with competitive sensors, but I don't see that happening anytime soon.

The 'market' buys cameras not sensors. Market share-wise Nikon/Sony/Pentax are getting crushed by Canon. 

But...crushed?  If we believe DxOMark Scores as gospel (meaning we care about DR and color depth only at ISO 100, and we reduce all of our images to 8 MP), then a 13-14 point difference means less than a 1 stop advantage.  That's crushing?

The D800 is almost 3 stops better than the 5D3 @ ISO100 (DR). Considering that each stop extra, is the same as "twice as much", I call the difference HUGE. Let's go out and buy a car. Your budget is 30.000 euro and mine is approximately 90.000 euro. Let's see who will have the nicest car... And up to (and including) ISO400 the difference is still at least 1 stop. So yeah I call that "being crushed".

The only part where Canon really kicks ass imo (except for lenses) is their autofocus system. But this is only true for their 2 most expensive cameras i.e. 5D3 and 1Dx (only talking about their current camera lineup). Don't get me wrong. I like Canon a lot (held a D7000 in my hands recently and I didn't like the grip at all), but it makes me sad to see how bad their sensors are compared to the sensors of the competition.

Maybe you're right, Canon cannot compete at low ISO with noise and DR.  But Nikon cannot compete at high ISO with Canon, not even close.  This aspect is much, much more important to myself, being a sports photographer.  Everyone has different needs.  Sensor tech lower?  Okay, but in real-life I choose not to buy the D4 simply because I get a much higher keeper rate with the 1D X.  The argument has to go both ways.  I understand that low ISO and DR are much, much more important to others.  Why is it okay that Nikon doesn't compete at high ISO but not okay that Canon doesn't compete at low ISO?  They both lack one or the other.  And please I cannot take another chart.  The D4 vs. 1DX issue has already been tested in the field thoroughly in real-life.

I think that most people would always like to use the lowest possible ISO value. If they could freeze motion at ISO100, they would use that ISO value. People also know that raising ISO means more noise and less DR. Keeping those things in mind, I think that's the reason why people can rather live with bad high ISO performance. It's more logical that the low ISO performance is great than that the high ISO performance is great.

This is totally subjective to what you shoot though.  Yeah, I could use my alien bees and both speedlights to light a reception hall so i can shoot at ISO 100, but, if its a nice hall and has interesting ambient light, then I'm stuck losing all that just to shoot at ISO 100.  I love that on my mk3 I have the option of using off cam light and lower ISO's to get crisper shots when needed, but, I also LOVE the fact that I can crank it to 6400-12800 depending on the situation and get a solid usable image.  Different shooters have different needs and should get the tools best suited for them, both in the long and short term. 

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Re: [Poll] Canon Reign Supreme Again?
« Reply #51 on: November 04, 2012, 06:06:51 PM »

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Re: [Poll] Canon Reign Supreme Again?
« Reply #52 on: November 04, 2012, 06:17:58 PM »
I think the camera that Canon really jumped over Nikon with was the 5D3, when pitted against the D800 most photographers will find the 5D3 more useable. Sure, the D800 has it's uses, but for a more narrow segment of the photographers out there. The 1Dx vs. D4 is probably a close race over all, feature for feature.

So that leaves the 6D vs. D600, and I'd say the D600 really compares more to the 5D3 feature for feature, and when you factor in the price, may be a better buy. So in the end, over all Nikon may still have a better lineup of full-frame cameras to appeal to the widest group of photographers. Canon has limited the 6D so much that it's opened the door for Nikon to market the D600 to photographers who are looking at choosing between the 6D & 5D3, they can get the D600 and not have to choose, effectively. Sure, the 5D3 is built better and probably performs better over all, but when it comes to marketing to the widest possible number of photographers, the fact that the D600 has most of the key features in common at a much lower price tag means it will have a wider target market.

I'm really not sure anyone can make a call with 6d vs d600 at the moment.  The 6d is still really unseen and untested.  So m,any if's with the 6d, and from what I see with the d600 --- those that are commenting are saying that there is no point in having so many AF points that are crammed into such a small section of the field of view.  If the 6d AF is spread more evenly, even with less points it may in fact hold its own.  If the ISO  in the 6d can come close to what the mk3 can do between 3200-12800, then well the game is really on (d600 native iso is 6400).   If's and if's and if's though, until the 6d is out there it's hard to make any call of winner or loser. 
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Re: [Poll] Canon Reign Supreme Again?
« Reply #53 on: November 05, 2012, 01:03:23 PM »
So interchangeable cameras sales are up 26% compared to same period last year and  lenses are up 21%.
Which is pretty amazing stuff.

Amazing, indeed.  Out of the past 20 quarters, how many more than this last one has Nikon outsold Canon in the dSLR market segment?  More importantly, how many more quarters like this last one are needed for Nikon to overcome their significantly lower dSLR market share, after losing it to Canon repeatedly over the past several years?

I know it's not possible, that's why the sentence is started with the word "if". And no it's not personal bias.

You're right, that part wasn't biased, though it was a pretty big and fanciful 'if'.  But this part:

It's more logical that the low ISO performance is great than that the high ISO performance is great.

...makes the assumption we can all shoot at low ISO most of the time, as you apparently can (and here I'm assuming that with current FF sensors, ISO 1600 isn't 'high').  For those of us that routinely need to shoot at greater than ISO 3200, your logic doesn't apply. That's the bias to which I was referring.

Ideally, we'd have great performance at low and high ISO, and everyone would be happy. That's solidly in the fanciful land of 'IF' for now.

What guarantees the number of sold cameras? VW Beatle was the best-selling car for a long time, I've never owned one but I have had many  Mercedes, BMW, etc. If this would be a measurement  of something then  should I buy a Toyota next time ???


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Re: [Poll] Canon Reign Supreme Again?
« Reply #54 on: November 05, 2012, 01:30:23 PM »
It's more logical that the low ISO performance is great than that the high ISO performance is great.

...makes the assumption we can all shoot at low ISO most of the time, as you apparently can (and here I'm assuming that with current FF sensors, ISO 1600 isn't 'high').  For those of us that routinely need to shoot at greater than ISO 3200, your logic doesn't apply. That's the bias to which I was referring.

Ideally, we'd have great performance at low and high ISO, and everyone would be happy. That's solidly in the fanciful land of 'IF' for now.

What I meant with that is that it's more logical from a technical point of view. Not that I or any other person prefers very good performance at low ISO. Everybody knows that raising ISO means more noise and less DR.

Take a look at these 2 examples:

1) a runner with a heartbeat of 70 bpm (low ISO)
2) a runner with a heartbeat of 180 bpm (high ISO)

Which one most likely has to stop to catch his breath?

That's actually a really poor example.  I ran with a 4:00 miler with a MHR of 200 bpm and a resting HR of 60 bpm.  I ran 20 seconds slower than he did and my MHR was 180 and resting 47.  I ran out of breath way, way before he did.  Thus HR has been discounted as a predicter of running performance and now it is velocity at maximum oxygen uptake vs. oxygen usage, or vVO2 max.
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Re: [Poll] Canon Reign Supreme Again?
« Reply #55 on: November 05, 2012, 01:50:44 PM »
I am not sure where this thread is going comparing cars and heart rates but a good measurement of reality with Canon, Nikon and Sony is their stock values - and Canon and Nikon are within 10% of their 52 week lows.  Sony is right at their low and posting negative numbers.  Yes, there is a lot more involved with this, but the overall direction of these companies has Canon way ahead IMHO.  Nikon's numbers could be read that they are buying their market share at the expense of their margins which is a horrible long term strategy.  Yes, I am frustrated with the lack of compelling product releases from Canon but feel much better about their long term position.  After all, the most talked about "advancement" from Nikon is a SONY 36mp sensor - without this the D800 would not be where it is today.

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« Reply #56 on: November 05, 2012, 03:01:00 PM »
I currently own two 1D X's, with a third one coming, and two D800's. Nobody is going to reign supreme anytime soon.  Both these cameras are wonderful, each is just a different tool. I now shoot almost all my residential and commercial architecture with the 800, most anything that moves, with the X bodies. The X has considerably less noise at iso's from 400 up when compared to the Nikon. The Nikon's dynamic range and megapixel count make it an exceptional tool for certain assignments.

I've solved the fanboy thing by having two rolling LowePro cases, one filled with Canon, one filled with Nikon. These are tools, great tools, but nothing more than that. As they say, "I ain't married to any of it!"
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« Reply #57 on: November 05, 2012, 05:00:29 PM »
Then you are looking at noise reduction, no way that d800 has more noise from 400iso  and up to 6400iso than 1dx

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« Reply #58 on: November 05, 2012, 05:14:38 PM »
I currently own two 1D X's, with a third one coming, and two D800's. Nobody is going to reign supreme anytime soon.  Both these cameras are wonderful, each is just a different tool. I now shoot almost all my residential and commercial architecture with the 800, most anything that moves, with the X bodies. The X has considerably less noise at iso's from 400 up when compared to the Nikon. The Nikon's dynamic range and megapixel count make it an exceptional tool for certain assignments.

I've solved the fanboy thing by having two rolling LowePro cases, one filled with Canon, one filled with Nikon. These are tools, great tools, but nothing more than that. As they say, "I ain't married to any of it!"

+1...but couldn't afford both systems. I started with Canon and will stay with Canon for now.
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« Reply #59 on: November 05, 2012, 06:55:29 PM »
Then you are looking at noise reduction, no way that d800 has more noise from 400iso  and up to 6400iso than 1dx

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Maybe the forest can't be seen for the trees, because you're showing a picture of skyscrapers and not trees?  You are posting about high ISO noise, then showing data about dynamic range (calculated as full well minus read noise).  Read noise contributes to the DR calculation, but there are more factors that contribute to high ISO noise than just read noise, and Shooter is actually looking at real-world images - something that must carry significant weight in this discussion.  Even then, if you look at Claff's read noise vs. ISO plot (which is far more relevant to this discussion), you'll see that between ISO 500 and ISO 4000, the 1D X has lower read noise than the D800.  You might also try showing the D800, not the D800E, since the former is the camera under discussion (although the differences are minor, the D800E has a slight advantage in most measurements, which is perhaps why some people choose to show those data instead, to accentuate any differences with other models).   I wonder why you opted to show the less relevant DR data to support your point, instead of the more relevant read noise data, which are entirely consistent with Shooter's statements based on real-world observations, but with which you disagree?
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