the t3i lower end canon has a video crop mode. the crop mode worked great for macro video becuase it did not change the dof. Now i know this is just a firmware upgrade. canon why not do it. its a freebee .add it to the marketing.
T3i 3x-10x 1080hd
60d 7x 640X480 only boo
60da now come on brand new model $600 for a new lowpass filter no new firmware thumbs down
Gimmie Chuck Westfalls number so he can explain why canon left out this feature.
Maybey the same reason canon is the only lens company that does not include lens hoods with their standard lens.
Anyone have an aswer for this?
It is maddening. Very maddening.
They should've given it a full 1920x1080 1.6x crop mode, for starters, using 2x2 block sampling like the C300 does. Since this is closer to native AA-filter they wouldn't need to soften it to prevent aliasing much either and it might deliver more detail (at the cost of noticeably worse SNR since only 1/2.56th of the sensor gets used) than the FF 3x3 sampled mode.
And a third super zoom mode would be nice too.
This is what I hate about Canon marketing always insists they put in just absolutely as few features as they can possibly, possibly get away with and yet they never have a problem with oh say raising price by $800. Every single other makers always tries at least a little bit more to put more features they can in. Some even seem to go to the trouble to think of all sorts of neat things they can put it that add little to no cost.
You can see it with how their marketing department had them cripple autoiso yet once again for no reason at all. Maybe if they stopped pulling so much bush league stuff like that they'd have a more loyal customer base that wouldn't fill forums with endless rants these days over every little thing....