Thom Hogan: Seven Reasons Why I Shoot With (Nikon) DSLRs

Thom Hogan: Seven Reasons Why I Shoot With (Nikon) DSLRs

By Canon Rumors | July 12, 2016 | Canon DSLR News

Thom Hogan has written a great article about why he continues to shoot with Nikon DSLRs over mirrorless cameras in most situations. The same reasons could be written for shooting with a Canon system. While I had my “Sony phase” for a while, I was never happy with the results when compared to Canon DSLRs. This generally comes down to what I like to shoot, and as Thom says, that may not be the same things you like to shoot.

For the record, I do shoot with a Leica Q mirrorless camera, and I think it’s the best small full frame camera out there for my uses.

From Thom Hogan:

Most of the mirrorless system issues I note above will tend to go away with time, as technology “solves” some of the problems, and digital cameras evolve even more than they have.

But DSLRs have been benefiting from technology moving forward, too, so it’s not as if mirrorless is trying to catch up to a stationary target. The D5/D500 proves that the target is still moving in big strides forward in some areas, and the DSLR/mirrorless problem has become like one of those algebra problems you had in grade school: “If train A leaves the station headed west at 75mph at 1pm and train B leaves the station headed west at 100mp at 3pm, when does train B pass train A?” Read the full article

I am like a lot of you though, I’m eager to find out what Canon has in mind for a mirrorless system, whenever they decide to get serious about it.

New G PowerShot for Photokina [CR1]

New G PowerShot for Photokina [CR1]

By Canon Rumors | July 11, 2016 | Canon PowerShot

We’re told that there will be at least one new “G” Powershot camera announced for Photokina in September. The likely candidates for a Mark II update would be the PowerShot G5 X and the PowerShot G9 X.

The “G” series of PowerShot cameras from Canon have been a sales success for the company, but nothing like the heyday of point & shoot digital cameras.

Firmware: Canon ImagePROGRAF Pro-1000 v1.1

Firmware: Canon ImagePROGRAF Pro-1000 v1.1

By Canon Rumors | July 11, 2016 | Canon Firmware

Canon has released an firmware update for the ImagePROGRAF Pro-1000 printer, this brings the firmware to version 1.1

Firmware v1.1:

The maximum printable height of custom paper size will be lengthened to 25.5-inch (647.70mm) with specifying in the printer driver.

This still may not be enough for some people, you can read more about this from this intensive review over at Northlight.

Canon EOS-1D X Mark II Image Quality Comparison

Canon EOS-1D X Mark II Image Quality Comparison

By Canon Rumors | July 11, 2016 | Canon Reviews

Imaging Resource has posted their image quality comparison between the Canon EOS-1D X Mark II and cameras such as the original Canon EOS-1D X and Nikon’s latest flagship, the D5.

Canon EOS-1D X Mark II vs Canon EOS-1D X at ISO 1600

The 1DX Mark II continues to resolve fine detail a little better than its predecessor here at ISO 1600. Luma noise appears to be a bit higher in the shadows from the Mark II, but chroma noise is better controlled which may be why the 1DX II doesn’t do as well with our tricky red-leaf swatch (the fabric has probably also faded slightly since the 1DX was shot). Still, overall image quality is similar. See the full comparison

Most sites and reviewers are finding that the new EOS-1D X Mark II does have better image quality than its predecessor, but that the differences are small.

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Spec List [CR1]

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Spec List [CR1]

By Canon Rumors | July 11, 2016 | Canon DSLR Rumors

The first spec list in a while from an unknown source has appeared for next months Canon EOS 5D Mark IV announcement. Most of it is probably a safe bet, though we don’t yet have confirmation on the resolution of the camera.

Rumoured EOS 5D Mark IV Specifications:

  • 28mp
  • DIGIC 7
  • ISO 100-51200 (204,800)
  • 9fps
  • 4K video
  • Headphone jack
  • Price: $3600
  • Touchscreen
  • CFast 2.0 & SD card slots
  • Built-in WiFi & GPS
  • 61 autofocus points (41 cross type)
  • Reduced weight
  • New EF 24-105 f/4L IS II kit lens

We hope to confirm the resolution and other pertinent specifications soon.

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