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Re: 46.1mp Canon DSLR Previewed at PhotoPlus 2012? [CR1]
« Reply #195 on: November 12, 2012, 09:51:43 AM »
I believe they postpone progress as much as they can to milk as much money as possible (Just my opinion, I cannot have proof of course).

Mmmh, I don't think milking customers to hold back on technology is such a big issue here. In other industries I see this as a valid strategy, but not in our current camera market. There is just not enough pressure on R&D to make bigger leaps. That's all.

We can thank Canon, Sony and Nikon for their competition, because this is what primarily drives this market forward. It would actually be dreadful for Canon or one of the others to provide a camera, which is so good, that nobody would want to upgrade in the next decades. Just look at Leica as an example on how to do things wrong.
I am not sure. Leica needs better sensor too...

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Re: 46.1mp Canon DSLR Previewed at PhotoPlus 2012? [CR1]
« Reply #195 on: November 12, 2012, 09:51:43 AM »

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Re: 46.1mp Canon DSLR Previewed at PhotoPlus 2012? [CR1]
« Reply #196 on: November 13, 2012, 04:48:15 AM »
I am not sure. Leica needs better sensor too...

Actually my point with Leica was not the sensor, but falling behind in camera sales due to ignoring the competition at a time, when the company felt technologically superior. This happened at the time of the Leica M3, when Nikon came out with the Nikon F and Canon also began producing SLR cameras. Leica was so late to the SLR market that they never gained significant market share.

My point is that if a company has little or only partial market share, then it will thrive to gain market share, no matter how. This will likely bring out the best, but this won't happen in case a company is too self-satisfied.

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« Reply #197 on: November 16, 2012, 07:55:41 AM »
Leica has a new CMOS sensor developed in Europe by CMOSIS.

Leica's profitability is good  (what I understand) , they sell everything they produce in terms of cameras, lenses and medical equipment

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Re: 46.1mp Canon DSLR Previewed at PhotoPlus 2012? [CR1]
« Reply #198 on: November 16, 2012, 08:00:09 AM »
Leica's profitability is good  (what I understand)

Yes, it is, AFAIK.  They are actually owned by Danaher, a conglomerate that is in the business of buying other companies, and divesting them if they become unprofitable.   
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Re: 46.1mp Canon DSLR Previewed at PhotoPlus 2012? [CR1]
« Reply #199 on: November 16, 2012, 12:02:58 PM »
Leica's profitability is good  (what I understand)

Yes, it is, AFAIK.  They are actually owned by Danaher, a conglomerate that is in the business of buying other companies, and divesting them if they become unprofitable.

Leica Microsystems is a sub of Danaher and the Leica brand owner, but Leica Camera is a separate company. I thought I'd clarify this before Mikael picks up on it.

Edit: Did I say Mikael? I keep doing that! Sorry, I meant jukka.  ;)

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Re: 46.1mp Canon DSLR Previewed at PhotoPlus 2012? [CR1]
« Reply #200 on: November 16, 2012, 12:48:42 PM »
I am not sure. Leica needs better sensor too...

Actually my point with Leica was not the sensor, but falling behind in camera sales due to ignoring the competition at a time, when the company felt technologically superior. This happened at the time of the Leica M3, when Nikon came out with the Nikon F and Canon also began producing SLR cameras. Leica was so late to the SLR market that they never gained significant market share.

My point is that if a company has little or only partial market share, then it will thrive to gain market share, no matter how. This will likely bring out the best, but this won't happen in case a company is too self-satisfied.

Ah, Leica.... The Nakamichi of the Camera World.  :P
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Re: 46.1mp Canon DSLR Previewed at PhotoPlus 2012? [CR1]
« Reply #201 on: November 16, 2012, 01:04:58 PM »
Leica Microsystems is a sub of Danaher and the Leica brand owner, but Leica Camera is a separate company.

Interesting, and thanks.  Looks like Leica Camera split off from the Leica Group before Danaher entered the picture.  I remember using Leitz microscopes many years ago, before they became Leica (= Leitz Camera).
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« Reply #201 on: November 16, 2012, 01:04:58 PM »

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« Reply #202 on: November 16, 2012, 01:50:19 PM »
K-amps:

Ah, Leica.... The Nakamichi of the Camera World.  :P
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Jeez dude, this is a camera forum!  ;) How many of the folks here would know a Dragon if it bit them on the ass? Hey, now there's a competition! Does any contributor own a 1DX, a Leica, a Nakamichi Dragon and, say, drive an original Merc gullwing? If they do, the prize is to buy everyone else a new lens  ;D.
 

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Re: 46.1mp Canon DSLR Previewed at PhotoPlus 2012? [CR1]
« Reply #203 on: November 16, 2012, 02:46:50 PM »

Jeez dude, this is a camera forum!  ;) How many of the folks here would know a Dragon if it bit them on the ass? Hey, now there's a competition! Does any contributor own a 1DX, a Leica, a Nakamichi Dragon and, say, drive an original Merc gullwing? If they do, the prize is to buy everyone else a new lens  ;D.

Haha... you know what.... I started looking up Nak's on Feebay right after I made that post... some nice juicy PA-7's were just sold..... needed a fix.
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Re: 46.1mp Canon DSLR Previewed at PhotoPlus 2012? [CR1]
« Reply #203 on: November 16, 2012, 02:46:50 PM »