Pmovie mode w/optional:
- auto 180 degree shutter (change shutter - visible frame rate indicator adjusts)
- auto WB that doesn't change after hitting record.
- auto iso - adjusts at variable rate depending on how dramatic the shift, staying constant whenever possible.
- follow focus preset marks
- you could even set approximate marks, while in record a half shutter press begins the rack...it stops once the object in that approximate location gets focus confirmed.
The follow focus is more a pipe dream.
Well if I was working for Canon as a product owner (assuming they are not living still at stone age with waterfall process, project and program management and all the unnecessary work which does not help the consumer to get the products on time the consumers want), I would surely try to include these features. Lockable follow focus to an object is in software perspective feasible. It would not be very easy feature to implement, but it would be something that would make the camera to do something revolutionary instead of evolutionary. There are plenty of other things that could be done for the picture as well, which currently nobody is doing. However, the case is that I am not working for Canon.
Sounds like features like this would be more likely to come from one Cupertino company if they would ever venture to SLR cameras.
They aren't supposed to know.
Sometimes I wonder the product decisions made by companies. Sometimes they seem to do so dumb decisions that it is incredible how they can survive such fiascos. Instead of answering to a market need or creating a new market breakthrough, they companies tend to do evolutionary products without inventing anything new innovative. And then they sell that crap to customers because customers are expected to be sheeple and not care about what they buy. Maybe at the Internet age a change might eventually happen that selling crap over and over again will not work anymore and consumers, prosumers and professionals are more aware on what they want and what they will buy. Here would be a incredible chance for some small startup to come up with a total Canon/Nikon killer that would run circles with their products at a price that would completely kill the market for the traditional camera companies. Technically it could be done but it would require some serious venture capital and investors who have some vision rather than just looking the next quarter.
It is a damn good thing us nerds use the internet.
Have you seen tech commercials these days?
I think the rule of thumb is: If you see a commercial for it, DON'T buy.
It's old, underpowered, they made too many and they want you
to take the rest off their hands.
i5?? Intel is advertising i5 processors?
Never saw a Sandy Bridge-E commercial.
Remember how much Pentium II was hyped?
I kinda wonder if we'll see a repeat with Ivy.
Red is a small startup (relative to Canon) and they are a great example of just how hard it is for a smaller company to match the consistency demanded from professionals.
You can take more risks (like throwing a totally inept video mode into a beastly 5d) buy from wholesale suppliers at a massive savings, and sell much closer to the cost per unit because you have your hand in other industries raking in big bucks. I bet people who shoot on Canons are tempted that much more to print Canon. =)
Sigma hinted that they need to split lens lines for photo/video.
Panasonic brought the classic video camera style rocker lenses and some damn good stabilization.
I hope the need
doesn't imply that a smooth electronic follow focus can not be achieved smoothly with still lenses as they currently are. I wagered the purchase of L's on the hope that it was just a matter of time, otherwise woulda went Zeiss, sacrificing sharpness for color/bokeh/great MF.
But i agree with you certainly, someone needs
to step up.
I was expecting it to be Samsung.
...Still could be.
I don't understand the new Canon Motto: Match, don't push, never lead.
They started with the goal of "destroying film
Man did they do a good job...
Cinema was a fluke, lets not mess with that. WHAT?!?!
3. AF for video
Unlikely, if it follows the lead of the 1Dx. And for the HDSLR people this is much less priority item than a aliasing free image that really is 1920x1080 pixel by pixel sharp.
A lot of people jump on the "they don't want it, nobody would use it" train.
But it's an entirely arbitrary statement.
They've never had the opportunity to use it without it hunting all over the place stupidly.
It's wrong for consumer products to be better and simpler at achieving the goal while the higher end stuff lags behind. But it happens all the time, mostly due to product cycles.
And people in the prosumer forums saying:
"Why would we need this?"
"That's stupid and I'm all pro!"
and of course...
"Don't advance things. I hate when things get better. I like my cameras like my women - old, not able to do many things, and desperate for someone to use them...preferably in the $3,000 range."
Pixel to pixel sharpness is almost an irrelevant advance (except for cropping) when people can't point out the 5d shots in a theater.
Average people can't tell the difference between:
1) 35mm film of their ass
2) m4/3rds video of their ass.
3) full frame video of their ass.
4) their ass
The advances in numbers and perfecting those that are there just feeds us stupid pixel peepers with an insatiable lust for MORE.
Hopefully the Digic 5 can at least match the gh2...
But I'd choose features over numbers with a mantra.
The power of one.