someone on another site said the DR on this seems maybe not even as good as on a 6D2!
Are kids the market for this camera?
Not nearly the same level of convenience. It’s one of the things Thom Hogan rails about with regularity, and one reason “cameras” are losing out to smartphones. Younger people, who’ve never had the love of sophisticated photography from the beginning, have little interest in it, and find smartphones far more suited to their uses, where small, low Rez images in Facebook, e-mail and messaging apps, Instagram, etc. are far more appealing.
JackOh, here we go again on DR. Someone on another site said maybe ... AlanF, was that you? Time to leave until serious reviews are posted so we actually know.
You may think that, but the evidence is pretty clear, and not spurious. This isn’t the only industry seeing declining sales from a lack of new, younger users coming in. The audio industry, which I’m close to, is having the same problem.Connectivity can certainly be improved, and ought to be. I'm not sure dedicated cameras will ever be able to compete with smartphones for ease of use though. Also, I expect the vast majority of images taken on phones are shared direct without transferring them to a computer first - I seriously doubt we'll see DSLRs (or MILCs) with Facebook and Twitter installed. As an aside, I think generalising about what 'young people' think is a bit suspect. The idea that 'the love of sophisticated photography' is greater in older generations is spurious, imho.
You may think that, but the evidence is pretty clear, and not spurious. This isn’t the only industry seeing declining sales from a lack of new, younger users coming in. The audio industry, which I’m close to, is having the same problem.
Where's your evidence that 'sophisticated photography' (however you're defining that) was more than a minority pursuit before? Weren't most pictures taken casually, with cheap gear - disposable cameras, instant cameras, etc? And (if not instant) developed at a local shop or posted off? The vast majority of people taking pictures in the past surely didn't use interchangeable lens cameras and develop themselves, nor did they know more about the technical side of photography than people now?
A decline in young blood can be caused by many things; a lack of high-end technical interest seems less likely than simply the device everyone carries all the time anyway getting exponentially better at taking pictures, and meeting most people's needs most of the time. Dedicated cameras have other advantages for those who are interested in particular types of shooting, but just as phones can't foreseeably have big sensors*, big interchangeable lenses, etc, high end cameras can't be shrunk down to pocket size*, nor can they offer the same connectivity or processing power. Better file transfer capability is desirable, but it can't be about trying to out smartphone the smartphones.
*Until and unless some technological revolution occurs, then all bets are off.
Canon has a long tradition of using the term "all new" for sensors that are merely adapted from one camera to another. There were dozens of 18mp sensors, each of which was "all new" relative to the last for a couple years back there. Maybe they consider an "all new" sensor to be one that isn't made from literally recycled parts. This camera's sensor is the 5d4 sensor with the adaptation of having microlenses that are made for the new flange difference. The performance, design, etc. is substantially identical to that of the 5d4's sensor.
I’ll yield to you superior musical acumen. But, are you aware of any musical instrument blogs that have exceeded 1000 posts within a week of a new release?