I guess that makes sense from a convenience stand point but an entry level dedicated camera costs less than a smartphone with a very good camera.Yes, for a lot of folks, the camera is the reason to upgrade the phone.
Canon does have a patent for IBIS in smaller cameras like the M or Rebels but I am not sure that it fits into their pricing strategy. I would hate to see that patent go to waste.The reason I am on this forum is because I have a lot of M lenses and I am still holding out hope that they come out with a better camera with IBIS and 4K and a viewfinder that will be a step up from the m6 mark ii
You have to keep repeating it until pigs fly, or until enough people are saying if for Canon to listen. The former will probably happen first.Even so, many of us have been saying for months that we would be willing to pay an R6 price for an R7 that is basically the same as an R6 with the 32MP APS-C sensor in it. How many times do we have to keep repeating that?
Source?Canon has made it VERY clear that they have no intention of ever developing APS-C only lenses in the RF mount.
Michael, you made that same statement in April in a different thread, and I showed you ample evidence to the contrary there:The 7D Mark III rumors were in 2016 and very early 2017. By late Spring of 2017 Canon had effectively let everyone know via leaks that there would be no 7D Mark III.
Yeah, you might be right. If so, this is so typical of this site (really of everything today), where people read something on the internet and assume that it is coming from a reliable source.The following might be the source:
There have been countless rumors and opinions of whether or not Canon will be bringing an APS-C camera with an RF mount to market to take the place of the Canonwww.canonrumors.com
If I want a better camera, I buy a better camera. Not everybody thinks that way, obviously.I guess that makes sense from a convenience stand point but an entry level dedicated camera costs less than a smartphone with a very good camera.
I have seen older phones that are cheap and have decent cameras but there are older cameras too.
Those of you who want that are being ignored by Canon, most likely because there aren’t enough of you to justify making it.
3 weeks later and Michael is back in the forum!No, it's the fragility of the M6 Mark II with a hot shoe mounted EVF and the steps backwards the 90D takes compared to even the 7D Mark II: noticeably lower performance AF and barely more than half the shutter life rating. If the 90D had the same AF system as the 7D Mark II and the same shutter life rating I'd have bought one as soon as they came out. Two years later, though, it would have to be a mirrorless for me to pull the trigger. An M6 Mark II type camera with a built in EVF would be a consideration if it were cheap enough to account for a shorter expected service life.
I am curious what your Plan B is. We know that there will be no R7 this fall, which means one football season is gone. Given the delays, there is a good chance there won't be one available by fall of 2022. Will you just wait and how long will you wait, or will you consider something else?
The question for Canon is determine is the number of "many of us" and what you represent to Canon overall.Perhaps, or they think most of us will cave and eventually buy a 1D X Mark III, R3, or a second R5 instead.
But the economics of needing to spend less than the revenue one generates precludes that option for many of us. Just because one can buy a $1,700 7D Mark II and still turn a modest profit doesn't mean one can later justify paying $6,000-6,500 for a 1D X Mark II or III if there is no 7D Mark II replacement.
3 weeks later and Michael is back in the forum!
Rent a M6ii + EVF M/EF adpater and see what you think. A 3rd party battery grip is also available.
100k actuation life span is half the 7Dii but also roughly half the price. 14fps @ 23 raw buffer depth. Single card but you are not shooting weddings.
I have always contended that the 7D series was a marketing unicorn and it looks like you are confirming that with a set of wants (fps, AF, dual card, weather sealing, pixel density etc) at a reasonable price.
I think that it is clear that Canon isn't listening to you and your market niche otherwise a 7Diii using the M6ii's sensor would have already been released.
Do you need 32mp or 20mp or 7mp?? if you are selling to parents? Be realistic with your customer's expectations. Will they print at all? If so, what size are they likely to print at? I would guess that a big print would be unusual but you can upres using PS etc.
We have provided thoughts about options/alternatives which you have been quite happy to refute based on your wants but if Canon doesn't want to release a body that you need then maybe you need to change systems
I don't think that Canon has ever had "affordable" >100mm f/2.8 lenses.