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Re: What does the "D" in all camera bodies mean?
« Reply #15 on: September 25, 2012, 11:25:30 AM »
I called an NFL ref and he said my camera was on 3rd down with 5 yards to go so I should kick.



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Re: What does the "D" in all camera bodies mean?
« Reply #16 on: September 25, 2012, 11:50:01 AM »
I've been thinking about this for a little while now, but I still don't know the answer.
What does the "D" actually mean in camera model names such as 5D, 7D, 6D, 550D, D7000, D800, D90 and so on?

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wow! I was really sure someone was just trolling :) New in the game? :)

At some point, old technology is forgotten, what with the playstation and i-phone generation. Remember when music was on big black vinyl discs, and nobody bothered calling it 'analog'??  ;D
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Re: What does the "D" in all camera bodies mean?
« Reply #17 on: September 25, 2012, 12:09:43 PM »
I've been thinking about this for a little while now, but I still don't know the answer.
What does the "D" actually mean in camera model names such as 5D, 7D, 6D, 550D, D7000, D800, D90 and so on?

/Michael

Now seriously, my prof was used to say "there is no stupid question only stupid answers" but I think it was implied that one shouldn't push the limits of the statement. ;-)

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Re: What does the "D" in all camera bodies mean?
« Reply #18 on: September 25, 2012, 12:16:13 PM »
I'd like to know what will be the successor to the 90D ,which will probably launch in around 2025, if the period between x0D bodies is 4 years, and the successor to the 950D which will launch in 2019, assuming Canon launches a new xx0D body every year.
91D,  90DMkII , whatever. As long as they produce better cameras...
Maybe all the current members of the Canon product marketing department plan to be elsewhere by then.....
;D

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Re: What does the "D" in all camera bodies mean?
« Reply #19 on: September 25, 2012, 12:38:19 PM »
D = Damn Expensive!

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Re: What does the "D" in all camera bodies mean?
« Reply #20 on: September 25, 2012, 12:47:59 PM »
Amazing that this thread got to be so long! (AND I am adding to it, too)  ::)
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Re: What does the "D" in all camera bodies mean?
« Reply #21 on: September 25, 2012, 12:49:01 PM »
Nikon is doing the same, only putting the 'D' up front  ::)


Except that the D30/D60 have already been used.  I still have my D30, I occasionally dust it off to see far we have come.

But, as Canon has shown us with the Powershot S100, they don't have a problem reusing model numbers.   ;)

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Re: What does the "D" in all camera bodies mean?
« Reply #22 on: September 25, 2012, 01:02:56 PM »
D = Diddleysquat

Nowadays, since there isn't anything else.
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Re: What does the "D" in all camera bodies mean?
« Reply #23 on: September 25, 2012, 01:08:44 PM »
What if D stood for Desperate and M for Miserable?  :o   :o   :o
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Re: What does the "D" in all camera bodies mean?
« Reply #24 on: September 25, 2012, 01:29:34 PM »
But, as Canon has shown us with the Powershot S100, they don't have a problem reusing model numbers.   ;)
And the S110 aswell. 

At some point, old technology is forgotten, what with the playstation and i-phone generation. Remember when music was on big black vinyl discs, and nobody bothered calling it 'analog'??  ;D
You really don't have to specify a technology when another technology did not exist.  Cameras used to use film, and one did not need that a camera was a 'film' camera, and music came on records, 4 tracks, 8 tracks, reel-to-reel, cassette tapes, all these are analog, but one does not have to state it when it preceeds the invention of digital means.

Now that we've all had a little fun with 'D', how about 'L'?  I'll go first:

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D for Delicious! Hahaha
« Reply #25 on: September 25, 2012, 06:22:52 PM »
 :( ::) :P :-X
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Re: D for Delicious! Hahaha
« Reply #26 on: September 25, 2012, 06:30:07 PM »
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Re: What does the "D" in all camera bodies mean?
« Reply #27 on: September 25, 2012, 06:38:04 PM »
D for Disney... (Mickey Mouse) camera ?    ;D

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Re: What does the "D" in all camera bodies mean?
« Reply #29 on: September 25, 2012, 06:49:48 PM »
Well, according to the latest CR(1) rumor it means 'D End'

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