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Author Topic: Patent: The Next Prosumer DSLR to Get Illuminated Buttons?  (Read 6050 times)

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Re: Patent: The Next Prosumer DSLR to Get Illuminated Buttons?
« Reply #30 on: November 20, 2017, 01:26:53 AM »
I want the focusing scale to light up.
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Re: Patent: The Next Prosumer DSLR to Get Illuminated Buttons?
« Reply #30 on: November 20, 2017, 01:26:53 AM »

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Re: Patent: The Next Prosumer DSLR to Get Illuminated Buttons?
« Reply #31 on: November 20, 2017, 07:31:23 AM »
Get with the program, Canon. The 7D3 had better match or exceed the features and performance of the awesome Nikon D500.

Or what? Gonna jump ship?  ::) ::) ::)

Something some folks are missing is that the patent is for the way Canon designs the hardware and implementation of the buttons. As such, the patent doesn't need to show which body they are on or even where they are on the body.

doesn't need to. agreed. however this patent definitely shows a 7D or 5D camera body because of the button layout and the AF joystick.

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Re: Patent: The Next Prosumer DSLR to Get Illuminated Buttons?
« Reply #32 on: November 20, 2017, 03:47:46 PM »
Those of us that do a lot of night photography know where the buttons are.
Knowing your camera is part of the fun.  :)
Have to agree. There's no need to illuminate the buttons if you know your camera and know where they are. If Canon adds this feature to any cameras it should be turned off by default and turned on only in the settings menu. By the way, are you sure that the illumination won't disturb you in composing the pictures?

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Re: Patent: The Next Prosumer DSLR to Get Illuminated Buttons?
« Reply #33 on: November 20, 2017, 04:26:20 PM »
Lit up buttons at night? I’d use that.....

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Re: Patent: The Next Prosumer DSLR to Get Illuminated Buttons?
« Reply #34 on: November 20, 2017, 07:41:45 PM »
Those of us that do a lot of night photography know where the buttons are.
Knowing your camera is part of the fun.  :)

While I agree, I also have little feeling ability in my fingers, zero is a better description, so I sometimes hit the wrong button or just lose the right one, and find myself wishing they were lighted.

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Re: Patent: The Next Prosumer DSLR to Get Illuminated Buttons?
« Reply #35 on: November 21, 2017, 06:51:27 PM »
I'm really hoping they start to implement this. Would LOVE to see it!

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Re: Patent: The Next Prosumer DSLR to Get Illuminated Buttons?
« Reply #36 on: November 21, 2017, 07:04:15 PM »
I'm sure it will drain batteries a little but i'd welcome illuminated buttons.
If its a 7D3 hopefully they'll focus on image quality first.

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Re: Patent: The Next Prosumer DSLR to Get Illuminated Buttons?
« Reply #36 on: November 21, 2017, 07:04:15 PM »

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Re: Patent: The Next Prosumer DSLR to Get Illuminated Buttons?
« Reply #37 on: November 24, 2017, 08:02:23 AM »
I'm sure it will drain batteries a little but i'd welcome illuminated buttons.
If its a 7D3 hopefully they'll focus on image quality first.
with the 7D3, they need to focus on AF and ISO. D500 (albeit newer) smokes it out of the water, too many people had issues with 7D2's AF inconsistency, including myself and I'm really glad I got rid of that body. Not looking at crop sensors anymore, but would love to see 7D3 really become the king of crop sensors.
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Re: Patent: The Next Prosumer DSLR to Get Illuminated Buttons?
« Reply #38 on: November 26, 2017, 10:58:00 PM »
Those of us that do a lot of night photography know where the buttons are.
Knowing your camera is part of the fun.  :)
Have to agree. There's no need to illuminate the buttons if you know your camera and know where they are. If Canon adds this feature to any cameras it should be turned off by default and turned on only in the settings menu. By the way, are you sure that the illumination won't disturb you in composing the pictures?

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Re: Patent: The Next Prosumer DSLR to Get Illuminated Buttons?
« Reply #39 on: November 27, 2017, 05:42:11 AM »


There's no need for rubber tires either. Just ride the rims. Gets the job done.

Rims are designed to have tyres on them so no, it won't get the job done.

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Re: Patent: The Next Prosumer DSLR to Get Illuminated Buttons?
« Reply #40 on: November 27, 2017, 08:16:57 AM »
This is a great move. Illuminated buttons would be a huge help. Not everyone uses their camera so much that their muscle memory instinctively knows where every button is - especially the ones that are used less frequently. In the dark I'm always stumbling around trying to find buttons.

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Re: Patent: The Next Prosumer DSLR to Get Illuminated Buttons?
« Reply #41 on: November 27, 2017, 10:37:07 AM »
This is a great move. Illuminated buttons would be a huge help. Not everyone uses their camera so much that their muscle memory instinctively knows where every button is - especially the ones that are used less frequently. In the dark I'm always stumbling around trying to find buttons.

And then there are those of us who have multiple cameras, none of which have the buttons in the same place.....
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Re: Patent: The Next Prosumer DSLR to Get Illuminated Buttons?
« Reply #41 on: November 27, 2017, 10:37:07 AM »