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« on: August 19, 2012, 08:35:11 AM »
The next EOS-1
While Canon called the EOS-1D X an amalgamation of the EOS-1 line, I don’t think everyone truly believed that the 1D-X was going to be the only flagship level camera in the lineup forever. It may have bought them some time while they got the EOS-1D X to market and worked on getting the EOS-1D C to market as well.

New Camera at the Olympics
I received two reports from the London Olympics that a 40mp+ camera was being tested by a couple of select photographers. The cameras housing was that of the EOS-1D X. It was also mentioned the camera had a significant framerate  for a resolution that high, one mentioned it at 8fps in RAW. There were other unspecified “new features and technology” in the camera body.

A seperate source has said it is possible that Canon will announce a big megapixel camera in 2012 for release sometime in 2013, however that has yet to be decided within Canon.

Just for the fun of it
Below is an image received by Northlight Images showing the Canon EOS lineup, Keith put some markers on it showing some interesting spaces and flow of the chart. Use it for entertainment purposes only.

Image from Northlight Images | http://www.northlight-images.co.uk/cameras/Canon_rumours.html

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More Big Megapixel Talk
« on: August 19, 2012, 08:35:11 AM »

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Re: More Big Megapixel Talk
« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2012, 08:58:21 AM »
Sounds like an $8,500 camera to me

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Re: More Big Megapixel Talk
« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2012, 08:59:22 AM »
How many people are there who actually need 8FPS in a 40MP camera?

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« Reply #3 on: August 19, 2012, 09:01:00 AM »
Sounds like an $8,500 camera to me

Or $10,000.

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« Reply #4 on: August 19, 2012, 09:02:54 AM »
High MP will trickle down eventually. Canon will put it in the top end first to make money from people who can afford the price but can't afford to wait. Then it'll trickle down to a roughly $3500 camera after a while.

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« Reply #5 on: August 19, 2012, 09:34:14 AM »
I'd be willing to wager that the arrow pointing off to the right is for video and cameras such as the EOS 1DC (which obviously isn't on that chart.)

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« Reply #6 on: August 19, 2012, 09:45:04 AM »
My 2c.

The right hand side of the triangle represents mirrorless. The EOS-M is totally within this section as it is totally mirrorless. The 650D is half on the mirrorless section as it has composite auto-focus for video and liveview mode.

"What goes here?" - a new camera.
"What does this little arrow mean?" - the new camera will be either fully mirrorless or at least have composite phase/contrast auto-focus like the 650D does.

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« Reply #6 on: August 19, 2012, 09:45:04 AM »

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« Reply #7 on: August 19, 2012, 10:05:07 AM »
FF mirrorless ;D
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Re: More Big Megapixel Talk
« Reply #8 on: August 19, 2012, 10:39:10 AM »
FF, 40+MP in a 1D body? I'd be all over it.

8FPS seems highly though, at least this year.

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« Reply #9 on: August 19, 2012, 10:43:18 AM »
Slide translation:
Title: "Further expansion of EOS system"

Tier 1: "Pro"
Tier 2: "Middle"
Tier 3: "Entry"

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« Reply #10 on: August 19, 2012, 10:45:40 AM »
Slide translation:
Title: "Further expansion of EOS system"

Tier 1: "Pro"
Tier 2: "Middle"
Tier 3: "Entry"

Makes sense, and there is definitely a 1D body hole. With the 1DX out as a action body, a big pixel variation certainly makes sense.

I also doubt Canon would let Nikon take the big pixel lead.

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Re: More Big Megapixel Talk
« Reply #11 on: August 19, 2012, 11:09:03 AM »
Damn if a 40+ MP body with an 8 fps burst rate appears... but I believe it is too good to be true, and if you need 40 MP to crop, your composition MIGHT be a bit off...

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« Reply #12 on: August 19, 2012, 11:27:31 AM »
Looks to me that there two spaces to be filled on this graphic (assuming symmetry)

Right hand top tier and right hand middle tier

I’d say high pro MP 1D on top tier and entry level FF on second tier

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« Reply #13 on: August 19, 2012, 11:42:19 AM »
I'm not sure if anything goes next to the 1DX on the right.

Look at the presentation - apart from the middle tier with 4 cameras, the 4 3 1 makes a pyramid.

If the 1DX was centered, it would ruin the entire aesthetic of the page.

The picture is meant to represent how consumers buy into the EOS system, can buy EF lenses and can upgrade their body. Thus you start with EOS-M, migrate to a real DSLR and maybe one day, to a 1-series.

For those that get into DSLRs and are serious about video, they exit stage right and move on to 1DC or C-x00.

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« Reply #14 on: August 19, 2012, 12:11:56 PM »
I keep hearing mirrorless.  Does anyone want a mirrorless camera like that?  Why would yu spend that kind of money on a mirrorless camera?  What pro wants to be looking through the LCD?

I don't mean this in an insulting way, but why would canon make a billion dollar mirrorless?
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« Reply #14 on: August 19, 2012, 12:11:56 PM »