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Re: Only a "my Canon dealer told me" post, but maybe there is some truth to it
« Reply #15 on: February 19, 2012, 10:57:05 AM »
I believe Canon has a viable opponent to the D800. My only concern is....Will the IQ be better?

The AF needs to be at least 45-pt. from predecessor 1D series. Hopefully it will be 61pt new setup.

Finally, I wonder what happened to the 28MP or 32MP specs we kept hearing months ago. Everything says 22MP.

Nikon has had better ISO performance in last gen, namely because at 12MP it's easier to achieve. Going forward, we can only surmise how that will play out this generation. It's hard for me to believe Canon is not doing everything in its power to defeat Nikon at its own game. The D800 is VERY tempting, but I know reviews are needed before I dump my Canon gear. Also, I have the D7000 and 3 primes already...35/1.8, 50/1.8D, 85/1.8D. The switch is not that big a jump for me. But my 5dII bests the D7000 in metering and skin tones. Canon DSLRs have better ergonomics also, and I want to stay with them. But the longer I hold onto my 5dII and D7000, the more their value will plummet.

IQ being better will depend on your shooting style. Nothing in the ISO 50-400 will touch the D800 period.  Physics are physics and it is a given that just like when nikon used 12MP to 1up canon's 20MP in high iso, they are now choosing to give up some ground in light sensitivity to gain raw detail. I don't know why they are doing so but if I had to take a guess, it is because they are confortable with their results that they feel that going farther in the ISO race will just benefit an ever decreasing number of people. Nikon didn't go the MP route in the last generation because they likely felt sensor technology had to catch up for it them be worth it, and they saw and successfuly exploited the need for more sensitivity. It would have been relatively trivial for them to have made the D700 a 24+MP DSLR. On the other hand, canon seems to feel that they are OK staying another 4 years at 20MP and buming the ISO boundaries a few stops higher. So if you define your baseline of IQ in the high ISO ranges, then the D5III will be better. Yet don't forget that just like the 5DII can look about the same as a D700 downsampled to 12MP, downsampling 36MP to 22MP can indeed help reduce the apparent noise. We all justified the 5DII increased pixel density and noise this way over the D700 but the other camp can now play the same game.

Who is right and who is wrong is a silly discussion to have because neither is right or wrong. Photography is all about trade offs and I can come up with plenty of shooting situations and styles to justify either camera. The bottom line is that you're unlikely to go wrong with either a D800 or 5DIII. It will just come down to what da heck is it that you shoot and what your output quality must be.

I know if I shot landscapes for a living at ISO 100 and f/8, a D800 with a 14-24mm and that new Lee fitler holder for that lens is probably nothing short of nirvana. But I don't do landscapes so I wouldn't care for a D800. Much more interested in the 22MP 5DIII.
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Re: Only a "my Canon dealer told me" post, but maybe there is some truth to it
« Reply #15 on: February 19, 2012, 10:57:05 AM »

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Re: Only a "my Canon dealer told me" post, but maybe there is some truth to it
« Reply #16 on: February 19, 2012, 11:10:10 AM »

IQ being better will depend on your shooting style. Nothing in the ISO 50-400 will touch the D800 period. 

... and Canon flash are useless too - sounding like a Nikon troll.

There is no way to know which is the best camera for IQ apart from testing all the cameras side by side


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Re: Only a "my Canon dealer told me" post, but maybe there is some truth to it
« Reply #17 on: February 19, 2012, 12:21:27 PM »
I don't know why, but I find this pretty convincing. I mean if you were going there to buy a brand new Nikon camera, why would he make up some story to convince you to WAIT and buy something later. No business person in their right mind would do that, UNLESS the owner actually values his customers and was sharing some inside info to win your long-term business, which does make a lot of sense in the photo business. So you have to figure the owner is probably telling you what he heard from the rep. The only question is whether the rep is honest, or just making stuff up to cut into Nikon's D800 preorders. Again, if he has any interest in maintaining long-term business, this would be a dumb move, but I've seen sales people do dumber things.

Assuming the story is a true one, I have to agree....my gut tells me that, when you look at the gaps in the current Canon lineup, the level of technology in the mid-range units, and the competition it faces at the moment, if they wait any longer, they will lose out on sales and public awareness.

If you couple new releases with an advertising campaign during the Olympics, Euro 2012, the TdF, etc., that's a lot of exposure to put you back on top of the heap.

Having said all that, I've said previously I don't realistically expect to see 1Dx AF in the 5D2 replacement, I believe we will see some kind of improved 1D4/7D AF and metering system, 6fps, and the core elements of stuff found in the 1Dx and 7D (gigabit Ethernet, horizon and grid viewfinder, zone shooting modes, a bit better weather sealing), 60 fps video, and a 22Mpix sensor that will come close, but not surpass the 1Dx IQ.

Extending, I think a new 7D (7Dx??) will be more of the 1Dx in APS-C sensor format at 8fps and a similar AF to the 5D2 replacement mentioned above.  Thinking that could have 18Mpix APS-C sensor, single CF card slot, optional grip, accepts same 1Dx options (wifi module, etc.), $2000


**** If Canon really wanted to turn the market on it's head, here's a camera that would be nice to see (mythical 3Dx):

- 18Mpix FF sensor with same IQ performance as the 1Dx
- 8 fps
- 1Dx AF and metering
- single CF card slot
- 7D level weather sealing
- optional grip
- 85% of the functional features of the 1Dx (less a few items 1Dx specific or pro-level specific)
- accepts same 1Dx options (wifi, etc.)
- $3400

The above camera would work just fine with one Digic 5 and one Digic 4 (for the 1Dx AF and metering).  It would be a true "baby 1Dx" for the upper-midrange market.

You'd then have (high to low):

1Dx - full pro camera
3Dx - 80% pro-level or advanced wedding (slower fps, smaller body, a few less features, not full weather sealed compared to 1Dx)
5Dx - serious studio and wedding FF with the extra pixels for cropping and detail
7Dx - high-end APS-C, solid all-round performance in a crop body
70D
Txi series
1Gx

The new video cameras (C300's, 4K, and future 8K, 12k, 24k) will be in their own branch, but still part of the EOS line.

For the record, my photography business is second to my career job which pays me a hell of a lot more than shooting does, but I do run two successful photography operations.  I use my Canon 5Dmk2 and 7D bodies heavily, as well as a PhaseOne I'm still getting to know.  As my working as expanded, I find myself needing a solid workhorse that can handle any situation that comes up.  I see myself going the 1Dx upgrade path by the end of this year (unless that 3Dx I listed above happens) and I'd likely sell the 5Dmk2 to one of my event second shooters.  I'd keep the 7D as my second DSLR body and for the extra reach the crop gives me, especially when a 1.4x tele-extender isn't enough.

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Re: Only a "my Canon dealer told me" post, but maybe there is some truth to it
« Reply #18 on: February 19, 2012, 11:41:37 PM »
Like the above post, a lot of this makes sense to me, provided it is an accurate story. I've given applauses to the folks who've highlighted the logic - and presented options about what could be happening with possible Canon releases  :)

Before reading this thread, I'd just posted in another thread about the 5DX/5DmkIII - basically indicating that I believe a 5DmkIII will come out, but there is space for a higher megapixel 3D.

Full post there at http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=3494.msg73576;topicseen#new

In summary, here is my take on the future Canon line-up:

APS-C
- 1200D ('budget')  12MP 3fps. Basic 9pt AF & budget sensor. Smallest body & OVF.
- 650D ('consumer') 18MP 4fps. 9pt with cross-type & better sensor. Better display & OVF.
- 70D ('amateur') 18MP 6fps. 9pt AF with more cross-type AF pts. Better body & OVF.
- 7DmkII ('prosumer') 22MP 8fps. 19pt AF, cross-type AF pts. Best APS-C body & OVF.

FF
- 5DmkIII ('enthusiast')  26MP 5fps. 19pt AF downgraded 7D AF, A few cross-type AF pts.
- 3D ('premium') 34MP 8fps. 45 AF, many cross-type and extra sensitivity AF pts. Better body.
- 1DX ('professional') 18MP 14fps. 61AF. Full professional body. Highest connectivity and feature set.

Hmmmm... Interesting times!!    ;)

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Re: Only a "my Canon dealer told me" post, but maybe there is some truth to it
« Reply #19 on: February 20, 2012, 11:26:18 AM »
I don't know why, but I find this pretty convincing. I mean if you were going there to buy a brand new Nikon camera, why would he make up some story to convince you to WAIT and buy something later. No business person in their right mind would do that, UNLESS the owner actually values his customers and was sharing some inside info to win your long-term business, which does make a lot of sense in the photo business. So you have to figure the owner is probably telling you what he heard from the rep. The only question is whether the rep is honest, or just making stuff up to cut into Nikon's D800 preorders. Again, if he has any interest in maintaining long-term business, this would be a dumb move, but I've seen sales people do dumber things.

Reading this, one thing does pop into my mind as a potential reason why a salesmen would do this - simply stated, could it be that the way markup/commission works, the store ends up making more off new canon product than nikon does?  Just a thought.  Also, depending on the store, they may prefer (have better contract with) either Nikon or Canon.  Here where I live there are 2 good stores, both sell canon and nikon, but one is the official canon store and the other is the official nikon store - maybe something similar is going down?   Or it could even be something simpler - maybe the canon rep has been working that route for some time and has become friends with the owner.  If thats the case, the owner may simply want to help out his buddy by encouraging more canon sales?
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Re: Only a "my Canon dealer told me" post, but maybe there is some truth to it
« Reply #20 on: February 20, 2012, 11:38:07 AM »
But the longer I hold onto my 5dII and D7000, the more their value will plummet.

That really depends on a few things.  The d7000 will devalue, but the mkii might not.  I am one of those 7D users that almost jumped to FF when the prices went down on the mkii, but decided to wait for more mkiii info - so now the prices have gone right back up to $2500 new.  Now there's talk that the new camera will be 5d like, but ahead of the 5dmkii - and that the mkii line would just continue -----if thats the case the only reason your mkii will devalue is through more shutter actuation's. the actual value will remain unaturally high becase the market will have been fixed so that the mkii is the only FF option under 3K USD 
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Re: Only a "my Canon dealer told me" post, but maybe there is some truth to it
« Reply #20 on: February 20, 2012, 11:38:07 AM »