FACTS STILL STAND: At a per-pixel level, NO SIGNIFICANT IMPROVEMENT IN 10 YEARS.
Another fact: If that fact mattered much to the average person buying a DSLR camera, it would be reflected in sales volume and market share...but it doesn't, so it isn't.
Another fact: This silly debate continues on ad infinitum -- every time it's brought up. Some how the DR trolls think they represent the masses and that those who disagree are a tiny, stubborn, uninformed minority? I refer back to sales volume...(speaking of things people don't want to admit).
While Canon is improving the video capabilities of its dSLRs, Nikon is thinking about (and patenting) a selectable strength AA filter.
Yeah...Canon should give up now. Maybe if Canon did some research and patented something relevant to stills shooters.
Anybody think it's significant that this crappy new 70D sensor that sucks so bad managed to still improve somewhat over the previous generation in some ways...while cutting its sensor diodes in half
? I know the math doesn't necessarily work out like this, but: it seems kinda like this inferior chip is managing to keep up (and slightly pick up) its pace with one arm tied behind its back.
If I am looking for new posing ideas, I don't go to DXO....lol....uggg...stop typing now...
LOL...I hear you, man! This thread might just go on forever. Based on at least one contributor's forum handle, it might remain irrational and never end. I guess that last bit probably sounds mean-spirited. Sorry -- couldn't resist the comparison. I do mean it as a lighthearted ribbing...
One last thought: It seems to me that this forum has had discussions about mirrorless being the technology of the future and that DSLRs may fall by the wayside as mirrorless catches up. I'm not going to make a prediction about that, but if Canon tends to agree, maybe that Dual Pixel Live View AF technology they just released isn't so video-centric after all. Maybe it really is part of a long-term strategy. Suddenly Nikon/Sony is scrambling to file patents and catch up. Have you seen the video of the D7100 trying to keep up with the 70D in Live View and Video AF? I think the future is bright for Canon (and I don't care how many stops that brightness scores on some chart).
Before I hang up my keyboard for this thread, I will make a prediction: This debate will not result in one side becoming enlightened and reversing their opinions to agree with the other side. There will be no virtual hand-holding and Kumbaya in harmony.
I am looking forward to having a tutu with the 70D when it hits local stores, though...