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Canon EOS 70D & 3D Prediction from Japan
« on: June 04, 2012, 06:49:00 AM »
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A magazine in Japan called CAPA may have shown specs for 2 Canon cameras, the first being the 70D and the next being the long talked about EOS-3D. The magazine is pretty well respected, and all of this could be entirely plausible.

With the new Rebel coming on June 8, 2012, and the predicted mirrorless following soon after, I am unsure if either of these cameras are slated for an announcement any time soon.

Canon 70D

  • 22MP and DIGIC5
  • 19-point AF
  • 6 FPS

Canon EOS 3D

  • 30 megapixels, 1D-class body
  • Dual Digic5 processors for 6 FPS
  • 61-point AF system, major functions same as 1DX
  • Equipped with flash (or speedlite transmitter)

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Canon EOS 70D & 3D Prediction from Japan
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Re: Canon EOS 70D & 3D Prediction from Japan
« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2012, 07:08:27 AM »
Sounds plausible (70D)! I’d be alright with that at the normal xxD pricing point...  A new improved sensor would be the main thing though!
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Re: Canon EOS 70D & 3D Prediction from Japan
« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2012, 07:26:32 AM »
The 3D sounds wrong. Why a 1D class body when the Nikon D800 costs $3000 and appears to be selling quite well? And what's with the built-in flash? Firthermore, if this is intended as a studio-oriented camera, then even the speedlite transmitter doesn't make sense unless, of course, Canon is going to start selling studio flashes.

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Re: Canon EOS 70D & 3D Prediction from Japan
« Reply #3 on: June 04, 2012, 07:31:57 AM »
Furthermore, if this is intended as a studio-oriented camera

It's obviously not intended as a studio body - it sounds like the perfect wildlife/sport camera.

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« Reply #4 on: June 04, 2012, 07:35:56 AM »
The 3D sounds wrong. Why a 1D class body when the Nikon D800 costs $3000 and appears to be selling quite well? And what's with the built-in flash? Firthermore, if this is intended as a studio-oriented camera, then even the speedlite transmitter doesn't make sense unless, of course, Canon is going to start selling studio flashes.

Two things come to mind...

1.Canon don't believe they can compete directly with the D800's sensor so there putting a high MP sensor into a higher end body with better FPS.

2.The sensor could be debuted in the 3D and then moved down to a cheaper entry level model priced below the 5D mk3.

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Re: Canon EOS 70D & 3D Prediction from Japan
« Reply #5 on: June 04, 2012, 07:38:46 AM »
70D looks spot on. Then we can expect the 7Dmkii to have similar or slightly lower mp, around 9 fps and possibly the 5Dmkiii af. This way the 70D would be an awesome 'do all' crop camera for semi pros but the 7D line would still be flagship, with faster shooting and af making it better for action, sports and birds in flight. Just like the current situation with the 60D/7D.
Not sure what to make of the 3D specs. I'v no doubt canon will release a high mp camera, just not sure about 1D class body....
Anyway it'll be out of my price range, so I'm more interested in the 70D  :P

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Re: Canon EOS 70D & 3D Prediction from Japan
« Reply #6 on: June 04, 2012, 07:49:26 AM »
The 3D sounds wrong. Why a 1D class body when the Nikon D800 costs $3000 and appears to be selling quite well? And what's with the built-in flash? Firthermore, if this is intended as a studio-oriented camera, then even the speedlite transmitter doesn't make sense unless, of course, Canon is going to start selling studio flashes.

Sounds like they are just predicting this based on how the EOS-3 was positioned compared the the EOS-1 series. That camera has a 1 series body design (no dials), but lower build quality. It is also a high FPS camera.

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Re: Canon EOS 70D & 3D Prediction from Japan
« Reply #7 on: June 04, 2012, 07:50:36 AM »
Translation of 70D key points to the best of my ability from the posted article:

22 MP
Same 19 point AF system as 7D
6 FPS
Vari-angle display
Magnesium body
Photo/video live view modes
AFMA

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Re: Canon EOS 70D & 3D Prediction from Japan
« Reply #8 on: June 04, 2012, 07:52:00 AM »
I can't ever see Canon bringing out a camera called the "3D" - unless it could shoot 3D - It's just a bit odd. "OUR NEW CAMERA THE EOS 3D! - but it doesn't shoot 3D so get that out of your heads first"

Nikon can get away with it since their "D" comes before numbers but sorry Canon - it would just cause too much confusion, people will just think... wtf?
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Re: Canon EOS 70D & 3D Prediction from Japan
« Reply #9 on: June 04, 2012, 08:00:58 AM »
As always, it is worth pointing out that "3D" would be a terrible name for any camera that did not do, you know, *actual* 3D. It would set up that exact expectation in consumers' minds. 6D would seem to make more sense if you want to buy into this rumor.

Hard to believe though. It doesn't fit neatly into the product line, and another FF seems unlikely given that they can't make enough (or in the case of the 1Dx, any) of the current ones.

Edit: lonelywhitelights said it first.
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Re: Canon EOS 70D & 3D Prediction from Japan
« Reply #10 on: June 04, 2012, 08:30:30 AM »
Translation of 70D key points to the best of my ability from the posted article:

22 MP
Same 19 point AF system as 7D
6 FPS
Vari-angle display
Magnesium body
Photo/video live view modes
AFMA

And so the 70D swallows the 7D series whole for dinner.

Perhaps the 70D moves into the 7D's shoes as a more general purpose crop body and the 7D mk2 is more specifically targetted to the action market with better FPS and AF?

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Re: Canon EOS 70D & 3D Prediction from Japan
« Reply #11 on: June 04, 2012, 08:37:09 AM »
Translation of 70D key points to the best of my ability from the posted article:

22 MP
Same 19 point AF system as 7D
6 FPS
Vari-angle display
Magnesium body
Photo/video live view modes
AFMA

And so the 70D swallows the 7D series whole for dinner.

So maybe the 7D gets an update too. :-)

How long can the 7D reasonably expect to out-spec the XXXD line? The XXD line? It is three years old, after all.

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Re: Canon EOS 70D & 3D Prediction from Japan
« Reply #12 on: June 04, 2012, 09:16:02 AM »
so where in canon's lineup will the 5d mkiii fall into???? right now it seems to be the #2 camera following the 1dx...... after the "3d" where will the mk iiifall into????

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Re: Canon EOS 70D & 3D Prediction from Japan
« Reply #13 on: June 04, 2012, 09:24:10 AM »
after the "3d" where will the mk iiifall into????

Into the hands of photographers who do not need or want the high megapixel count and the 1-Series size/ruggedness :D
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Re: Canon EOS 70D & 3D Prediction from Japan
« Reply #14 on: June 04, 2012, 09:39:58 AM »
The putative 3D specs sound interesting...  I wonder what "1D-class body" means - built-in grip, or just top end sealing?

Maybe I'll cancel my 1D X preorder?  Naaah.
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