I don't believe in coincidences. Maybe you do.privatebydesign said:My problem is that people state outright Canon can't implement a feature for some technical reason when Magic Lantern do implement that feature, I find the suggestion that a couple of spare time coders can do things Canon coders can't laughable, and the proof that there is no technical barrier to the feature is there for all to see.rrcphoto said:if you look in the past and through history, features that have come out in powershot have never or hardly made it into EOS DSLR's.privatebydesign said:I don't believe for a second Canon couldn't. If they can put focus peaking in a Poweshot and a wide range of C line cameras they could put it in the EOS firmware, for goodness sake ML do it, you are talking nonesense.
there's a reason why canon shifted from EOS to power shot in the M3 or do you think they did it just because it seemed like a good thing to do on friday?
the DIGIC DV's do alot of cool things, far more than simply focus peaking - again, they are entirely different chips alltogether.
Canon does 12+ cameras in it's line, not including patches - the assumption made by most is that they have alot of time to work with one camera. they probably don't.
You can get focus peaking, wave forms, zebras, etc etc on EOS cameras, if ML can do it then Canon can do it, that they don't means it is a decision not to rather than a technical limitation.
I don't have a clue why Canon switched the M firmware to Powershot from EOS, and neither do you.
the G7X got focus peaking first, and then lo and behold 6 months later, the M3 switched to powershot firmware and got focus peaking / external EVF .. all of which came out of powershot development. (G1x Mark II, G3x, G7x) and none of those features have made it into an EOS DSLR camera since then.
ML btw, doesn't have to worry about performance envelopes, heat and reliability - most of their implementations are rudimentary at best, and they actually most likely have more free time to implement features than canon does - considering that canon's firmware engineers are primarily working with the hardware implementation.