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Re: Canon EOS 6D Announcement Soon? [CR1]
« Reply #15 on: September 07, 2012, 06:25:55 PM »
If these specs are accurate and if this is priced aggressively, this body would absolutely destroy the resale value of the 5D2.  Of course, I'm assuming that Canon isn't omitting some major feature (like video) that is available in the 5D2.

5D2 have dropped from 2k used to ~1400-1500 used. I think canon's (pardon the wordplay) superb refurb pricing caused this.

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Re: Canon EOS 6D Announcement Soon? [CR1]
« Reply #15 on: September 07, 2012, 06:25:55 PM »

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Re: Canon EOS 6D Announcement Soon? [CR1]
« Reply #16 on: September 07, 2012, 06:27:58 PM »
ok, so I guess this is in answer to nikon's new cheap full frame offering. Ho-hum, i'm a little bored. I am waiting for an upgrade to my 5D II but wasn't really WOW'd with the mkIII. And now this.
Anyways, why would it be the same sensor as the mark II?? I mean seriously, that sensor is what, 6 years old? And although it is a marvelous sensor why in the world would they put it in a new model camera? I would have to say "of course it will be a new sensor"
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Re: Canon EOS 6D Announcement Soon? [CR1]
« Reply #17 on: September 07, 2012, 06:28:17 PM »
Doesn't the "lower build quality" mean that it will be a xxD instead of an xD series?
Just saying that the xD is Pro/semi pro levels and an entry level of "lower build quality" would not be in the upper strata i.e. xxD

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« Reply #18 on: September 07, 2012, 06:30:28 PM »
I highly doubt this rumor, I believe if there will be a 6D entry level FF priced @ 1999 USD then it will the same 5DII body but with the 5DIII sensor, that's it. Maybe a few more bells and whistles but not much improvement than the current 5DII body.

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Re: Canon EOS 6D Announcement Soon? [CR1]
« Reply #19 on: September 07, 2012, 06:32:28 PM »
I hope it has 5D MKIII sensor with same quality & low light performance with 7D features including Wireless flash trigger & HDR then it will be day one purchase

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Re: Canon EOS 6D Announcement Soon? [CR1]
« Reply #20 on: September 07, 2012, 06:33:29 PM »

It is certainly capable of capturing beautiful images but compared to the state-of-the-art Sony sensors Nikon is using it lags behind, particularly in terms of DR.  In fact, if you look at the capabilities of the sensor in the 5D3—and I write this as a largely satisfied 5D3 owner—Canon appears to have made absolutely no progress in this area of sensor development.

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Re: Canon EOS 6D Announcement Soon? [CR1]
« Reply #21 on: September 07, 2012, 06:38:45 PM »
I so hope this is true...  Been quite content with my 7D and 1D3 for a couple of years now.  Actually, complacent.  When I saw Nikon's D600 rumors, I got fired up.  ...even though I've always been a Canon guy, film days.  At $1500 price for a FF...  I would consider using both systems.   Then I saw the Nikkor lens prices, would hate to buy new glass, even one good lens would cost $1500+.  So, I'm praying that Canon has a answer to the D600.

The 5D2 is not a option with it's AF, and the 5D3 is just too expensive to justify.

Come on Canon, get my photographic juices flowing again!

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Re: Canon EOS 6D Announcement Soon? [CR1]
« Reply #21 on: September 07, 2012, 06:38:45 PM »

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« Reply #22 on: September 07, 2012, 07:08:59 PM »
I so hope this is true...  Been quite content with my 7D and 1D3 for a couple of years now.  Actually, complacent.  When I saw Nikon's D600 rumors, I got fired up.  ...even though I've always been a Canon guy, film days.  At $1500 price for a FF...  I would consider using both systems.   Then I saw the Nikkor lens prices, would hate to buy new glass, even one good lens would cost $1500+.  So, I'm praying that Canon has a answer to the D600.

The 5D2 is not a option with it's AF, and the 5D3 is just too expensive to justify.

Come on Canon, get my photographic juices flowing again!

John

That pretty much applies to me as well. I've had a T2i for about 2 years now and I'm looking for an upgrade. The only L glass I have is the 24-70 v1 and had considered switching to Nikon if their D600 is awesome... but the price of their glass would put me back at square one with kit lenses for a while.

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Re: Canon EOS 6D Announcement Soon? [CR1]
« Reply #23 on: September 07, 2012, 07:09:33 PM »
Seriously, does anyone believe in 6D? All of these have been anonymous web "tips", aka wishful thinking. Canon will not release a cheap FF until either 5D3 sales stop, or Nikon officially releases and proves that cheap FF will take off enough to make money.

There will be no 3D, 6D, or even 7D2 anytime soon. Canon, is done with 1DX, 5D3, 7D, and a bunch of rebels for 2012. Their sales have been successful with those... why bother when all you have to do is release a second rate sensor and everybody starts drooling all over.

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« Reply #24 on: September 07, 2012, 07:13:31 PM »
I will pre-order this camera if it's better than the 5d mkii and not too much more expensive. If not... I'll just shop around for a used mkii and live with the AF system.

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Re: Canon EOS 6D Announcement Soon? [CR1]
« Reply #25 on: September 07, 2012, 07:59:39 PM »
Seriously, does anyone believe in 6D? All of these have been anonymous web "tips", aka wishful thinking. Canon will not release a cheap FF until either 5D3 sales stop, or Nikon officially releases and proves that cheap FF will take off enough to make money.

Canon might very well preempt Nikon this time, and after all they named the 5d3 as it is because it replaces the 5d2 and not because they'll produce the predecessor forever.

The simple fact is that the pressure from below (all the aps-c with the current 18mp sensor) is building up, so Canon has to do something in the $2000 region. They cannot come up with an really improved aps-c sensor, that's why they released the hyped 7d firmware update to keep it alive. So they have to do something in the 5d2 ff region or lower the 5d3 price significantly - unfortunately, the latter is unlikely.

For me, the only question is how dumbed-down a 6d will be - plastic body, much less customizations, no c on the dial, no afma :-> ?

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Re: Canon EOS 6D Announcement Soon? [CR1]
« Reply #26 on: September 07, 2012, 08:00:01 PM »
Seriously, does anyone believe in 6D? All of these have been anonymous web "tips", aka wishful thinking. Canon will not release a cheap FF until either 5D3 sales stop, or Nikon officially releases and proves that cheap FF will take off enough to make money.

There will be no 3D, 6D, or even 7D2 anytime soon. Canon, is done with 1DX, 5D3, 7D, and a bunch of rebels for 2012. Their sales have been successful with those... why bother when all you have to do is release a second rate sensor and everybody starts drooling all over.

I love seeing posts like this, that we can think back at and laugh at when the camera does come out. People said the same thing about the 7D when it was speculated. "How will it fit in the line up when the line up is already (as assumed previously) doing fine?" Well, obviously it isn't doing fine. There's definitely room between the 5D III and the 7D especially after Canon decided to dramatically up the AF and build specs in the 5D line. (Funny how so many people asked for it, said they'd pay for it, and now that it's here they say it's overpriced) After the "uproar" of this price increase, and the "uproar" from the Nikon side actually complaining about too many megapixels in the D800 (not everyone wants more megapixels, for example event shooters that shoot up to 5k+ photos a day don't want to deal with it or simply don't want/need it) So I am confident Nikon will pull through with their cheaper full frame body. In order for Canon to stay in the game, they need to pull a new product in as well. They did the same thing with xxxD bodies to compete with Nikon's lower end crap for people who have no thumbs and a shallow learning curve. Nikon had the right idea there, and the sales prove it. Nikon did similar improvements to the automatic features up the line and now you have all these Nikon users saying look ma, I can shoot. (my favorite excuse is when they say they spend less time fiddling with settings and more time taking great photos which we all know was never really an issue in the past for pro photographers) More and more people want DSLRs, and even more of those people don't care for a professional opinion. They just want to take great photos with less effort. This market is way bigger than the professional market. Now, we go further up the line and see the market of people who are shooting crop (including the thumbless padawans) and want to upgrade to full frame. Or even full frame users who need a backup body, but don't want a crop. It makes a lot more sense than you think. It wouldn't kill Canon to make a frankencamera out of 5D II's sensor and 7D's AF system and price it much lower than the 5D III.
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Re: Canon EOS 6D Announcement Soon? [CR1]
« Reply #27 on: September 07, 2012, 08:17:27 PM »
i'd vote for an articulated screen insted of touchscreen which is completly useless!!!!


a better sensor would be nice, but i doubt this new camera will have a better sensor than 5D 3.
a newer AF system is needed though from 5D 2

However reading the specs, this camera has completly no cost in developing something new.

- sensor taken from 5D 3 (best case scenario)
- AF taken from 7D
- touchscreen from 650D (and i really hope its a vari angle too, a vari angle screen in an FF camera is something i'd pay for instantly, doesn't matter the build quality)

canon re-sells parts which already sold and sell.
easy profit for canon, and i suppose it will come after nikons D600 probably seen in photokina this month!!
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Re: Canon EOS 6D Announcement Soon? [CR1]
« Reply #27 on: September 07, 2012, 08:17:27 PM »

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« Reply #28 on: September 07, 2012, 08:18:06 PM »
Okay, my first reaction is to kick myself for upgrading my 50D to a 5D2.  Then I calm down and realize I have never been an early adopter and that means if this new FF camera is announced, it's availability will be at least 3 months up to a year in the future.  If I wait my usual 6-12 months for the bugs to get ironed out, then it can be anywhere from 9 to 24 months from now.  Meanwhile, I have missed photo ops with a FF camera for that long.  What I need for my next upgrade is to pump up my fps shooting rate for sports.  That upgrade is available now if I can score a used or refurbed 1D4 to replace my 7D. 

I got my refurb 5D2 for $1583 and the best price for a 5D3 is $2799-3199.  The feature upgrade of the 5D3 was not worth $1200-1600.  Snap up the 5D2 while you can get them new or refurb for $1583 (CLP) or $1846 with an authorized dealer while you can.  Waiting means a lot of missed photos.....
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Re: Canon EOS 6D Announcement Soon? [CR1]
« Reply #29 on: September 07, 2012, 08:29:12 PM »
If these specs are accurate and if this is priced aggressively, this body would absolutely destroy the resale value of the 5D2.  Of course, I'm assuming that Canon isn't omitting some major feature (like video) that is available in the 5D2.

Maybe, maybe not. To me this translates into "5DII with a plastic body with pretend-iPhone screen" - at which point I would consider my 5DII more valuable to me and I'd be tempted to get a second body while they are still around (when what I really want is a 1DsIII...).

I don't care about an upgraded AF system. The one in the 5DII is good enough for me and I like the quality of body and sensor as is. I haven't seen a reason yet to upgrade to the 5dIII (though it is extremely nice of course) and anything that came with more plastic and consumer grade "features" would be a downgrade. Which makes sense from a marketing strategy. I bet a lot of folks are still buying the MarkII for exactly that reason. If the only choices are something like this "6D" and the Mark III then, yes, people like me would be more interested in the Mark III.
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