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    Potential Canon EOS R Mark II specifications [CR1]

    Yeah—As annoying as it is, it really does hit a lot of use cases w/o a ton of drawbacks - Doesn't limit the camera in terms of max option video codecs - Gives people who want fast transfer to their PC that option - Supports the RAW+JPG use case that's super super common - Still can use dirt...
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    Sports R: Why not now?

    I can think of several reasons: - Canon thinks their AF still isn't 100% ready in live view and needs to see how the 1DX3 handles in the real world before going all in - They also seem to still be evolving their designs: Touch Bar thing looks scrapped now, a mirrorless "X" will require an...
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    Potential Canon EOS R Mark II specifications [CR1]

    Three thoughts - That quality of an EVF is into Leica territory. - Even if that 12fps has a few asterisks, it'd still be great to see - I hate the mismatched cardslots on my 5D4, but given the current price of CFe I don't see a way around it. Anyways, this'd be a solid 5D4 upgrade for those who...
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    Canon officially announces the Canon EOS-1D X Mark III

    This is likely wishful thinking, but given that the 1DX3 is moving from a dual processor to a single processor (for image processing, anyways) config, I think there's the opportunity for the Digic X to be in more cameras. Bumping a 5D4 to a dual processor config would likely have been a big cost...
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    Canon EOS 90D full specifications

    Isn't that a like saying super 8 is more cinematic than super 35? How many major films have ever been natively captured at 2k 24p? Why aren't studios yelling at ARRI for making an Alexa that doesn't look 'remotely cinematic?' Anyways, unlike 30p conversion to 24p (which does have actual...
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    Industry News: Sony Introduces the High-resolution A7R IV with World’s First 61.0 MP Back-illuminated, Full-frame Image Sensor I’m being glib here as I’m on the train, but Neuro, you’re smarter than this. RIM is an extreme example, but unit sales are sometimes a lagging indicator—not a leading one. Nobody shoots Minoltas anymore.
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    Here’s a list of rumoured and predicted cameras coming from Canon in the next year

    My expectation/hope is that the RS will exceed the 5D4's frame rate at full resolution. The 5D4 is, honestly, pretty slow by current standards. I wouldn't expect it to top 10fps at 60mp or anything, but 8fps would be 480mp/s, in the ballpark as the 420mp/s of the A7R3, which is coming up on 2...
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    Canon EOS-1D X Mark III field testing has begun [CR2]

    Sure. And what's the difference between the 1DX2's 14 and 16fps modes? The latter can only be done with live view. Look, if folks love their OVFs I'm not gonna argue with 'em. But the mechanics of articulating a mirror up and down 14 times a second is a huge limiting factor, especially when you...
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    Canon, Canon Canon….. Please help the video stars

    No, they want some semblance of competitiveness (adjusting for full frame/crop) vs what's offered at $1399 on the 26mp XT3. Edit: Did I say XT3? I meant the $899 24mp XT-30.
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    Canon EOS-1D X Mark III field testing has begun [CR2]

    Autofocus and frame rate. I am in 100% agreement that it is not there yet on AF, but a 36mp DPAF sensor is simply going to allow the camera to make better focus decisions than a PDAF module + 300k metering sensor. Yes, it's a lot of processing needed. No, TI (or whomever supplies Digic these...
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    Canon, Canon Canon….. Please help the video stars

    They will care when they google the $1300 camera they're about to buy and see a bunch of "CANON FAIL" videos on youtube. This release has played right into the worst narratives about canon at a time they should be crushing it. DPAF is a killer features for mirrorless and instead of making the...
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    Canon, Canon Canon….. Please help the video stars

    Boiling those features down to "it's just readout speed" has some truth, but it's really reductive. It's the chip architecture, having the fab capability to do it and do it cost effectively, the processor and god knows what interconnects and then actually implementing the features (like eye...
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    Canon, Canon Canon….. Please help the video stars

    Sony's ergonomics/reliability are catching up faster than Canon is catching up in terms of features. I used an A7S for a shoot and was instantly appalled by the feel. A few years later, I played around with an A9 and was impressed. Sony now has a solid stables of lenses that cover 80%+ of what...
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    Canon, Canon Canon….. Please help the video stars

    The problem with the "buy something else if this doesn't meet your needs" argument is that for better or worse, the big time influencers right now all give a lot more extra weight to video because that's how they're reaching their audience. They see their one missing feature an upload a video...
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    Thoughts on the Canon EOS R roadmap

    It could also be a way to build up stock of what are likely to be popular lenses once a more "Pro" R model is released. But yeah, it was likely easier for Canon to say "we are serious" with lenses (which they have continued to lead on) than with bodies. The good but not "groundbreaking" R +...