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Wait, Digic 6 is already out??
« on: July 10, 2013, 02:34:14 AM »
Just saw the SX280 has it..Why isn't the 70D using it?

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Wait, Digic 6 is already out??
« on: July 10, 2013, 02:34:14 AM »

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Re: Wait, Digic 6 is already out??
« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2013, 02:56:40 AM »
Design cycle for 70D was probably much longer, and at some point of the design they have to lock down the features. That's my guess.

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Re: Wait, Digic 6 is already out??
« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2013, 04:01:38 AM »
Digic 6, like Digic 5, is probably a low-performance processor for use in a point & shoot cameras.

Canon will probably develop a Digic 6+ for their future higher-than-entry-level DSLR bodies.

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Re: Wait, Digic 6 is already out??
« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2013, 04:26:52 AM »
As far as I know, the Digic processors found in compact cameras and DSLRs are not really related. It is only because of marketing they are named the same and usually follow the same versionnumber.
I'm sure you will prefer the DSLR Digic5+ in your 70D for the Digic6 found in the SX280 :-)

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Re: Wait, Digic 6 is already out??
« Reply #4 on: July 10, 2013, 07:03:07 AM »
Design cycle for 70D was probably much longer, and at some point of the design they have to lock down the features. That's my guess.
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Re: Wait, Digic 6 is already out??
« Reply #5 on: July 10, 2013, 09:26:31 AM »
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Re: Wait, Digic 6 is already out??
« Reply #6 on: July 10, 2013, 10:43:57 AM »
Digic 6, 6+ et al are just specialized versions of digital signal processors, a subset of microprocessors.

Each one builds on the previous version, using redesigned architecture, process shrinking (smaller chips run faster as signals don't travel as far) and other techniques. Some cameras add more processors rather than a more expensive one.

At some point, you have to "freeze" the design process and start making them.

What happens is the older designs get used by cameras further down the food chain or simply dropped all together.

There is usually "headroom" in a chip where you can squeeze better performance out of it by making the firmware more efficient, like the most recent upgrade to the 7D.

 As the chip process becomes more mature, they get better "yields", as a typical start can be as low as 30% and get as high as 70% of the specification they want.

Some processors have higher tolerances for clock rate, so they may become "Digic 6+" rather than a mere "6".  You can't simply upgrade a cameras chip as these become readily available as you may need to tweak or redesign other parts of the camera

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Re: Wait, Digic 6 is already out??
« Reply #6 on: July 10, 2013, 10:43:57 AM »

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Re: Wait, Digic 6 is already out??
« Reply #7 on: July 10, 2013, 10:44:54 AM »
I find it hilarious that Canon still can't implement 1080p/60fps in their 2013 DSLR's.   Why is Canon 3 yrs behind everyone else? 

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Re: Wait, Digic 6 is already out??
« Reply #8 on: July 10, 2013, 10:48:50 AM »
I find it hilarious that Canon still can't implement 1080p/60fps in their 2013 DSLR's.   Why is Canon 3 yrs behind everyone else?



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Re: Wait, Digic 6 is already out??
« Reply #9 on: July 10, 2013, 12:48:13 PM »
Just saw the SX280 has it..Why isn't the 70D using it?

This is not news.  Digic 6 has been out for months.

In it's current form, the Digic 6 processor is optimized for P&S cameras.  Canon is very likely developing a much more sophisticated version for the dSLR line.

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Re: Wait, Digic 6 is already out??
« Reply #10 on: July 11, 2013, 05:07:54 AM »
What's the data though put for Digic 6? Dual Digic 5 was good for 227mb/s, so I'm wondering if the single Digic 6 will match these figures.
Oooo...here's a though, if the dual Digic 6 is good for around 340mb/s then a theoretical 1DXII could be good for 12fps @ 28mp.....nice! Or 6.3fps @ 54mp!

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Re: Wait, Digic 6 is already out??
« Reply #10 on: July 11, 2013, 05:07:54 AM »