I've noticed some of your post are a little pileated....I was just looking at my avatar and musing ... I'm surprised I haven't been called "pecker head". Perhaps I need to start saying more controversial things.
CR for humour or is it humor.
Me too - where are the rumours with more substance?? Maybe someone is rolling on the floor right now laughing; the sadistic so and so.
Th AA will not be removed, that is not the Canon way however it MAY be getting the gentler AA the 1DX3 has.If it has the locked out issue the Sony A7R2/3 has, which basically you cannot do anything with the camera settings until the buffer is clear...
If it cannot play back a photo in 1:1 view without seconds of waiting, which the A7R takes,(5D3/4 are super fast in display and nothing is locked out) and if the electronics are overly noticeable vs the mechanical speed....
Then I may as well not update the gear I have. But if these "simple" issues, and the AA filter is removed, I have no issues getting the R5 series with a lens or two. I care ZERO about video, but pretty great for folks who use it.
If you have an AF sensor that is the same size, it will take up much more of a smaller crop frame that of a larger full frame.Wow... do I need 40mp for my wedding studio clients..? Nope.. They don't want anything submitted larger than 12! I usually give them reduced file sizes that are about 10MP (they are happy if I submitted 8mp!) Do I need 12 or 20 fps..?? Not really... I'm not shooting who knows what is needed for 20fps... I usually have my 7DMk2 set to 4fps, because of the flash recycle time.. and shooting bursts faster than that, leads to black or darker frames.. When I shot for the newspaper, I used EOS 1n bodies.. and shot usually 1 shot at a time... and rarely needed my 6fps top speed.. I didn't miss much action, because I also had a camera with a very responsive shutter release.. For some reason, Canon has always made the shutter lag time Looooooong on the 5 series bodies.. making them pretty much useless for basketball, baseball.. volleyball... or some reaction / jube shots from spectators or the athletes.. It doesn't really matter all that much.. a MS of a loss in time capturing a moment, can be the difference between a good shot and a useless shot.. and the things that I would really like to see on the camera would be:
1. A shutter lag time equal to the 1 series cameras.. or even the 7D2.. I'd be happier if it was at least as fast at the 7D2.. but very happy if it was as fast as the 1Dx3
2. Large Area AF Point Coverage.. I like the wide and tall area of the 7D2.. why did Canon barely expand this on the 5D4 over the 5D3..? The change is pretty much indistinguishable.. The Sony products have a coverage of AF far outside the middle ones, for more creative, isolated photographs. I don't plan to shoot loosely, and then crop it down to size to make it look more interesting.. I hate that... and my eyes aren't as good at manual focus as they used to be, and even if they were, it would be nice to have some sort of focus aid, to see if those things are sharp, or not, outside the center-zone.. I can understand the absolute NEED for center zone AF for things like birds in flight, airshows, football.. etc.. but.. for event photography.. I need to work outside the center box.
Flash sync is limited by the transit time of the shutter curtains. A shutter mechanism that can tolerate the same g-forces will always be able to transit a 15mm tall sensor faster than it will be able to transit a 24mm tall sensor.3. 8K....... good Lord..! I have seen a back-lash against 4K.. and people resuming 1080..! Heck... I just want 120fps for 1080... That would make me happy...
4. Bright Red AF points to identify the location of the AF point used, like the 5D2 had.. After a few months of using my 5D3 bodies, which didn't have the same distinct brightness of the RED AF point, nearly as visible as the 5D2 had, I had my 5D2 bodies rebuilt by CPS for 800.00 each.....and used them for the next 4 years.. I use them as backups now to the 5D3 bodies that I used to use only for video, until the studios wanted all files, not renamed...and the 5D2 bodies, all their images start with IMG_, not a code number... so I am forced to use the 5D3 bodies.. I never upgraded to the 5D4 bodies.. I didn't like the small incremental update Canon made... but the R5 looks very interesting to me.. I wouldn't mind having 20fps.. or 12... or what ever bell or whistle it has... as long as they get right the things that I would really want from a camera that can detach from the vertical grip, have a PC socket, and still deliver a great image.
5. Honestly, a top sync speed of 1/250ths.... but.... I know...... I know already....l Canon will never, ever do it for a 5-series body.. They gave it to the 20D, 30D, 40D, 50D, 7D, 7D2... costing 1/2 as much... but nope... they just have to keep us FF shooters annoyed, so they don't compete with their 1-series flag ship... grrr..!
How about Canon coming back with a 3-series for a 2nd tier camera model.. The gap between 1 and 5 is huge.. Nikon has a better system IMO in this regard... I can't switch now... too many L lenses......and I'm too old to switch now...
I hope they get it right, for me..
Very helpful. We might also consider that the mass of the moving shutter elements is proportionate to the area. So the moving elements might be double the mass, requiring even more robust actuation elements (or attachment points for whatever transmits force to the moving elements) even after accounting for this. And moreso but to a lesser degree, just as a playing car seems stiff, the same card stock at large scale will be floppy, the elements might need to be still more robust.Flash sync is limited by the transit time of the shutter curtains. A shutter mechanism that can tolerate the same g-forces will always be able to transit a 15mm tall sensor faster than it will be able to transit a 24mm tall sensor.