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Canon's APS-C flagship may have a new name (not 7D Mark II)
« on: December 16, 2013, 08:41:28 AM »
posted by CW: http://www.canonwatch.com/another-tidbit-eos-7d-mark-ii-rumor-aps-c-flagship-set-come/

They suggest there will be a high-end Canon APS-C DSLR but not with the '7D' in the name.

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Re: Canon's APS-C flagship may have a new name (not 7D Mark II)
« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2013, 09:06:06 AM »
posted by CW: http://www.canonwatch.com/another-tidbit-eos-7d-mark-ii-rumor-aps-c-flagship-set-come/

They suggest there will be a high-end Canon APS-C DSLR but not with the '7D' in the name.

Re-naming makes sense to me...

Single digit - Full frame
two digit - High end APS-C
three digit - The rest...

And with the SL-1, the EOS-M, and whatever else is coming down the road, plus with models having different names in different parts of the world, some kind of global naming scheme is long overdue.
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Re: Canon's APS-C flagship may have a new name (not 7D Mark II)
« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2013, 09:10:49 AM »

Re-naming makes sense to me...

Single digit - Full frame
two digit - High end APS-C
three digit - The rest...

And with the SL-1, the EOS-M, and whatever else is coming down the road, plus with models having different names in different parts of the world, some kind of global naming scheme is long overdue.

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Re: Canon's APS-C flagship may have a new name (not 7D Mark II)
« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2013, 10:32:44 AM »
I'm afraid I don't see it.

Most companies are loath to change the name of a successful product. Too much invested in it to just toss it aside. Heck, even with a brand as seriously damaged as the D600, Nikon didn't change the name.

Now, an APS-C cinema camera might get a new name, but that wouldn't be a true 7D replacement anyway.

This did get me thinking, though. What if the rumored big megapixel camera is really an APS-C camera of say, 30 mp or more? If if could offer clean ISO at up to about 1600, that would certainly breathe new life into the APS-C segment. Don't know if that is even possible (paging Jon Rista) but imagine the value of a camera with a built-in 1.6 crop and the resolution to allow you to crop away two thirds of the pixels and still have a 10 mp image.

That would be one serious sports and wildlife camera. Which is probably a much larger market than the market for a high megapixel full frame studio and landscape camera. It plays to the strengths of the APS-C sensor (reach) and the massive amount of research and innovation that we've seen in the past few years in cell phone camera tech makes me think the pixel density might not be a problem.
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Re: Canon's APS-C flagship may have a new name (not 7D Mark II)
« Reply #4 on: December 16, 2013, 10:50:00 AM »
What I do not understand is the Biggest Change Ever.

Autofocus was a HUGE change, requiring all new mounts.

Digital was a HUGE change.

Is it going to be mirrorless?

A can see one major use of the mirrorless: The computer could actively track the bird on the sensor when in flight, without mirror blackout.
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Re: Canon's APS-C flagship may have a new name (not 7D Mark II)
« Reply #5 on: December 18, 2013, 03:49:41 AM »
Hopefully it will be along the lines of the xD, xxD, xxxD and not the "rebel" or "kiss" kind of naming.

I can see it now.... and the replacement for the 7D is the "Insurgent" or "Snog"  ;)
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Re: Canon's APS-C flagship may have a new name (not 7D Mark II)
« Reply #6 on: December 18, 2013, 11:29:27 AM »
It's a sad day when the biggest new of an upcoming camera is that you're changing its name.

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Re: Canon's APS-C flagship may have a new name (not 7D Mark II)
« Reply #7 on: December 18, 2013, 11:36:29 AM »
I like the name 7D. It's so cheerful and full of vigor.  ::) ::) ::)

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Re: Canon's APS-C flagship may have a new name (not 7D Mark II)
« Reply #8 on: December 18, 2013, 11:53:54 AM »
I like the name 7D. It's so cheerful and full of vigor.  ::) ::) ::)

I hear that it will be named the Mephitidae Mephitis and that the only new feature will be a mode dial that goes all the way around :)
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Re: Canon's APS-C flagship may have a new name (not 7D Mark II)
« Reply #9 on: December 18, 2013, 01:45:17 PM »
I would like to see them get rid of the Rebel/Kiss naming scheme and use the XXXD numbers everywhere. It just makes things confusing to have models that are named differently depending on where you're at.
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Re: Canon's APS-C flagship may have a new name (not 7D Mark II)
« Reply #10 on: December 18, 2013, 01:53:33 PM »
I like the idea of a new flagship 1.6 crop no matter the nomenclature but am hesitant to be too interested if it is mainly focused on the video segment. I think this could be why the naming scheme must change since the 7D was/is a stills shooter body first and foremost. It might be part of a new 'C' line of bodies aimed at the Prosumer market.
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Re: Canon's APS-C flagship may have a new name (not 7D Mark II)
« Reply #11 on: December 18, 2013, 02:36:04 PM »
...7D was/is a stills shooter body first and foremost....

So you think the 7D and the 5D mark ii was popularized b/c it was a still body first and foremost?


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Re: Canon's APS-C flagship may have a new name (not 7D Mark II)
« Reply #12 on: December 18, 2013, 03:32:13 PM »
...7D was/is a stills shooter body first and foremost....

So you think the 7D and the 5D mark ii was popularized b/c it was a still body first and foremost?

Well I have no idea where you pulled the 5D2 comment from since my post had no mention but as for the 7D I was not speaking of popularity but of features such as an advanced AF system for still photography. Mainly sports. Do you have a different opinion?
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Re: Canon's APS-C flagship may have a new name (not 7D Mark II)
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Re: Canon's APS-C flagship may have a new name (not 7D Mark II)
« Reply #13 on: December 18, 2013, 03:38:48 PM »
D means digital.

Since Canon no longer makes a 35mm film camera possibly the new naming sequence will just drop the "D".

The new version will be the 7 II.

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Re: Canon's APS-C flagship may have a new name (not 7D Mark II)
« Reply #14 on: December 18, 2013, 04:33:26 PM »

I hear that it will be named the Mephitidae Mephitis and that the only new feature will be a mode dial that goes all the way around :)
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