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Re: Canon EOS 6D Specs Leaked?
« Reply #270 on: September 15, 2012, 05:31:05 AM »
My question is:  if it is indeed 20MP, why the heck did they develop yet another FF sensor?  Or are these things now as easy to sling together as a happy meal from mcdonalds?  Surely it would have cost less to make dumbed-down slower versions of either the 5dIII or 1DX sensors (or maybe even re-jig the old 5dII sensor) than to develop yet another one from scratch?

Perhaps they needed to go the route of yet another FF sensor because it's their first FF design with an integrated phase-detect AF sensor like the 650D?

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Re: Canon EOS 6D Specs Leaked?
« Reply #270 on: September 15, 2012, 05:31:05 AM »

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« Reply #271 on: September 15, 2012, 05:32:57 AM »
Yup, at $1200-$1500, this camera would sell. And sell well.

But at the same price as the D600, who's going to buy it?

If you've got an APS-C Canon DSLR and "L" lenses then you're probably in a position to buy the 6D but would you?

When you look at it, $2000 for 24MP Nikon D600 or $2000 for 20MP Canon 6D.

Who's going to think that the Canon is a good purchase? Nobody... people will buy it because they feel like there is no other choice, not because they want to.

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Re: Canon EOS 6D Specs Leaked?
« Reply #272 on: September 15, 2012, 05:34:54 AM »
My question is:  if it is indeed 20MP, why the heck did they develop yet another FF sensor?

They're Canon. They did it because they can.

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« Reply #273 on: September 15, 2012, 05:42:43 AM »
Where Nikon has outfoxed Canon is that their camera at about the same price ($2099 is close enough to $1999) but with 20% more pixels. Nikon were able to deliver a 24MP FF camera at $2099 because their next model up camera has substantially more megapixels - 36. Canon's product lineup below the 1DX is screwed. They really need to throw it out and start over.

Your post is interesting in so far as this "pixel counting" is the exact thing most inexperienced users will do, and that drives the sales of the bulk of non-pro camera bodies.

Of course if you look at the resulting picture sizes no one gives a damn about the differences between 18mp and 24mp, if you want a real usable difference it's 36mp+ like the the d800. It's much more about iso performance, dynamic range at various iso levels, camera firmware features like af tracking, handling and build quality. All these things aren't in the "core" specs but are much more important than a little more or less mp.

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Re: Canon EOS 6D Specs Leaked?
« Reply #274 on: September 15, 2012, 05:51:52 AM »
For the price, the specs sound acceptable, but the details are going to make it or break it for me. More specifically, the combination between an autoexposure that exposes the subject properly (meaning low light or backlit scenes) and shadow recovery (so I can use the RAW to get around the bad autoexposure).

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Re: Canon EOS 6D Specs Leaked?
« Reply #275 on: September 15, 2012, 06:26:51 AM »
Nikon D600 got a very positive preview from Imaging-Resource

"Many of you will doubtless find yourselves equally impressed--not just with the samples, but with what this camera offers in terms of bang for the buck. That's almost certainly going to mean demand outstrips supply for the foreseeable future. Our advice? Get in queue now, before it gets even longer."

http://www.imaging-resource.com/news/2012/09/13/hot-off-the-press-huge-nikon-d600-gallery-posted

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Re: Canon EOS 6D Specs Leaked?
« Reply #276 on: September 15, 2012, 06:42:41 AM »
My question is:  if it is indeed 20MP, why the heck did they develop yet another FF sensor?

They're Canon. They did it because they can.

As long as they can increase the DR, 20MP is enough.

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Re: Canon EOS 6D Specs Leaked?
« Reply #276 on: September 15, 2012, 06:42:41 AM »

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Re: Canon EOS 6D Specs Leaked?
« Reply #277 on: September 15, 2012, 06:55:14 AM »
if the rumor specs are correct. I have no intention to buy this body. even for $1500

Agree with you!

At least an articulated screen, CF cards!, built in time-lapse, something new for who love taking video ecc....

Without these features, for the first time in my life I will buy a Nikon camera: D600........
COME ON CANON!!! WAKE UP!!! >:( >:( ;)

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Re: Canon EOS 6D Specs Leaked?
« Reply #278 on: September 15, 2012, 06:57:09 AM »
Most likely, these specs are just made up, because:
a) "APS-C Sized body" doesn't make any sense. Maybe some bits were lost in translation, so we've got "APS-C Sized body" instead of "APS-C Sized sensor" and those are 70D specs.
b) "11 AF Points, f/2.8 Cross-type in the center" doesn't make much sense as well. How many cross-type in the center? 1? 5? 7?  60D and 650D got all 9 cross-type.
c) If "APS-C Sized body" somehow means that it is smaller than 5D/1D, then I doubt that it would be xD series camera. SD card slots are reasonable for smaller bodies. However, a single SD card slot in $2000 body is just ridiculous and if they did that just to keep the price as low as possible, then the "Built-in Wifi & GPS", "Weathersealed" body and a new FF sensor doesn't make sense at all.
d) IMHO, only 5D(something) can replace the 5D2. Writing random numbers on cameras is a Nikon thing, not Canon. Let's call it 5D2minusCF  ;D
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Re: Canon EOS 6D Specs Leaked?
« Reply #279 on: September 15, 2012, 07:06:59 AM »
I see this as a $1200 - $1500 camera. 


ROTFL.....

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Re: Canon EOS 6D Specs Leaked?
« Reply #280 on: September 15, 2012, 07:33:31 AM »
I actually spoke to a Canon salesperson today, and he said there were "rumors" within the company, that a new cheaper FF is in the works. Metal body, price just a little less than a 7D. If this is the one he was speaking of, I'd be first in line. These specs for 2k = joke. These specs for 1.2k = GIEF!

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Re: Canon EOS 6D Specs Leaked?
« Reply #281 on: September 15, 2012, 07:40:01 AM »
Metal body, price just a little less than a 7D. If this is the one he was speaking of, I'd be first in line. These specs for 2k = joke. These specs for 1.2k = GIEF!

i say no way.... i would even bet on it.

i would be suprised if it cost more then 200$ less then the D600.

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« Reply #282 on: September 15, 2012, 07:42:54 AM »
someone working in a retail in the uk told me...

the price point in the UK will be £1799

its a 20mp camera with only 1 card slot SD/SDHC... stock will arrive in December.
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Re: Canon EOS 6D Specs Leaked?
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Re: Canon EOS 6D Specs Leaked?
« Reply #283 on: September 15, 2012, 07:48:14 AM »
someone working in a retail in the uk...

the price point in the UK will be £1799

its a 20mp camera with only 1 card slot SD/SDHC... stock will arrive in December.
The price is including 24-105 or not?? £1799 is close to $3000

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Re: Canon EOS 6D Specs Leaked?
« Reply #284 on: September 15, 2012, 07:49:11 AM »
only the body £1799

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Re: Canon EOS 6D Specs Leaked?
« Reply #284 on: September 15, 2012, 07:49:11 AM »