Further more, 18mp require really good AF (if one shoots portraits), very good lenses (calibrated in service-centre), micro AF adjustment (which is missing in XXXd) and good patience when pictures are somewhat out of focus. Am I the only one who sees that xxxd line is not "well balanced" in terms of feautures and target audience?
Actually, to me the XXXd and XXd line seems to be quite balanced - these are *not* cameras for professionals shooting in low-light with fast (L-)lenses. I wouldn't protest if they were a little cheaper, though.
The af of the 60D is crappy in comparison to the 7D, so you'll get less good shots in pro situations. Afam doesn't seem to be needed with Canon lenses of f4 or slower because of the larger dof. In hindsight, I think Canon cut this from the 60D and below not only to sell their 7D, but to torpedo fast 3rd party lenses which seem to have more need for af adjustment.
What do you believe guys? Can we expect a new sensor on the t4i?
I think Canon has to do something if they want to get away with yet another XXXd/XXd release. I'm happy with 18MP, but I want iso 1000 to be like ISO 400 now - something like a 2 stop improvement like in the 5d3 to 5d2.
Digic5 is all I ask for. Thank you Canon for listening
If they listen to this (which they won't :-)): Please put in Digic4 which is magic lantern compatible, because a new processor will only help with jpeg or video, and I don't use both. Afaik, a new processor won't make that much difference when shooting raw.