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Zuuyi

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Re: 7D2, 5D3 and Megapixel Insights
« Reply #60 on: December 15, 2011, 06:39:28 PM »
Things that won't happen.
Sub $2k 5d3.
Dual Digic 5(+) 5d3.

7d2 will have Dual Digic 5 & will be sub 2k.  But not a 5d3.

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Re: 7D2, 5D3 and Megapixel Insights
« Reply #60 on: December 15, 2011, 06:39:28 PM »

Edwin Herdman

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Re: 7D2, 5D3 and Megapixel Insights
« Reply #61 on: December 16, 2011, 04:05:54 AM »
Canon can easily ride out the first half of the year on 1DX news as Nikon is playing catch up with 16mp D4 just to answer 1DX. Even if they come in quickly with D800, canon has time till Summer or Fall 2012 before the pressure mounts.
These are different markets, and if Canon waits too long they'll end up second fiddle themselves.

We don't have any real data yet on the performance of the 1D X or the D4, but in reality it doesn't really matter much for those of us who won't be using those cameras.

What I think is more important is to notice that Nikon's V1 seems to have good medium to high ISO performance; so too does the Sony NEX-7.  In fact their ISO performance seems close to par, or maybe even better than, some DSLRs from just a couple years ago, and in the case of the NEX-7 this is coupled with a 24MP sensor.

In short, the competition is moving quickly and so must Canon.

motorhead

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Re: 7D2, 5D3 and Megapixel Insights
« Reply #62 on: December 16, 2011, 08:21:30 AM »
Traditionally Canon have always been last to respond to any change. But that has traditionally meant that the response has been better considered than other products, so I personally have no problem with Canon taking their time over a high MP D800 response.

We also need to consider that Japanese industry tends to be conservative and that the country is still recovering from the after effects of the Tsunami.

CarebbianTraveler

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Re: 7D2, 5D3 and Megapixel Insights
« Reply #63 on: December 16, 2011, 04:33:39 PM »
My guess is:
APS-C cameras (7D2, T4i, 70D) get a 24MP sensor with minor other changes. T4i will arrive in February, the 7D2 later
-> A new Rebel is announced every year, and last year was the first time they haven't changed the sensor.
-> No clue about the 7D product cycle, probably 3 years as the 5D had

The 5D3 will get a >30MP sensor and some other improvements like AF and weather sealing. Announced in September
-> The 5D2 targets studio and landscape photographers, and most of them would like more MP

A new 18MP FF EVIL
I haven't heard much about a EVIL rumor in the last time, but I still believe in it. In the mean time the market is flooded with them and pretty much all sensor sized are available, except an affordable full frame camera. For lots of people their camera is a status symbol, and this would be the top of it. Besides that it would take great pictures ;-)

Arkarch

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Re: 7D2, 5D3 and Megapixel Insights
« Reply #64 on: December 16, 2011, 11:46:16 PM »
Yeah I am in the 18 MP-likely 5DMarkIII camp with earlier announce; but

I have been mulling over an evil thought that the 1DX is the "London" camera, timed more to happen when key sports photographers / publications are in buying mode for the 2012 Olympics.  And that the 5DMarkIII would come later in the year at a to-be-disclosed moderately higher MP.

I dunno.... Canon - give us a clue!  Even a 'careless' comment to help guide us in this windless ocean.
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Re: 7D2, 5D3 and Megapixel Insights
« Reply #65 on: December 18, 2011, 09:28:42 AM »
I'd imagine Photokina next year we should know a lot more. In the meantime - wouldn't the 650D announcement in only 2 months or so give us an indication of how scroogeworthy they'll be with the more prosumer -> high end lines below the 1DX?

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Re: 7D2, 5D3 and Megapixel Insights
« Reply #66 on: December 18, 2011, 10:22:53 AM »
Arkarch,

I reckon you calling the 1Dx the "London" or "Olympics" camera is exactly right. Its designed exclusively for the photojournalist/sports togs with no thought for the studio/landscape "fine art" users at all.

It's a lovely camera, just not for me.

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Re: 7D2, 5D3 and Megapixel Insights
« Reply #66 on: December 18, 2011, 10:22:53 AM »