<strong>1Ds Mark Squared</strong>
Received some information that we talked about <a href=\"http://www.canonrumors.com/2010/05/the-cmos-sensor-squared-cr2/\">many moons ago</a>. The shift of the top end 1D camera to Ã‚ a square sensor.</p>
<p>TheÃ‚ informationÃ‚ goes on to say Canon has the technology to do 8-10fps with a 35-40mp image file.</p>
We all love to dream about it, and the 3D is making its annual return to the rumor mill.</p>
<p><strong>From <a href=\"http://www.northlight-images.co.uk/cameras/Canon_3d.html\">NL</a></strong></p>
<li>3D full frame â€“ 18MP</li>
<li>No built in grip, 1 series â€˜styleâ€™ build</li>
<li>Active focus screen (as per 7D)</li>
<li>ISO to 102400</li>
<li>Video as with 7D</li>
<p><strong> Another vote for a smaller pro camera</strong>
Along with the above square sensor information, I was told again to expect a new top end camera body. Again, the â€œsmaller bodyâ€ was mentioned.<strong></strong></p>
<p><strong><span style=\"color: #ff0000;\">c</span>r</strong>
Ok, so let's see... Canon is going to bring out all new lenses for this square format sensor, and we haven't seen a single square format lens patent... right that does that one in.
As for this 3D.. Anyone who thinks Canon is going to drop their sensel density needs to give their heads a shake. ISO performance and sensel size have *very* little to do with each other, the newest Sony APS-C proves this point. The current Nikon high-iso monster which shall be unnamed is that way due to other design reasons, not the sensel size.
I *really* wish people would get over this silly internet myth that smaller pixels are bad (and it is a myth until a point we aren't close to). You actually improve DR with more smaller sensels due to highlights not being blown to kingdom come.
While I appreciate the rumors didn't originate with CR, I do wish people would apply a little critical thinking to some of them. If you guys *want* something from a sensor how about faster microlenses, something f0.6 or so to allow f1.2 lenses to actually be used to their full advantage in terms of light gathering. The only reason I don't own an f1.2 lens is I can't use it at close to f1.2 from a light gathering perspective (and I really don't need DOF that thin.. not that I couldn't handle it, but I don't need it for artistic purposes).
Give me a 40MP, 4:1 binned (optionally) FF sensor with fast microlenses and I will buy it. Immediately. Give me nice low readout noise and nicely designed wells of a good depth. Move as much of the support circuitry to the back of the sensor to improve sensel density.. these are the things people would be asking for if they stopped to think about how light and sensors *actually* work... oh and if someone (anyone, I'd switch brands for this in a heartbeat), can come up with a way to have the bayer filter be movable so I can put the camera in true monochrome mode, they would be my god (and yes I know it won't happen, but if we're dreaming.. )