EOS-1D X Mark III
- Jan 29, 2011
dilbert said:3kramd5 said:...
Maybe marketing won at Canon, but drawing the conclusion that Canon Marketing trumped Canon Engineering while Sony Engineering trumped Sony Marketing because the product Canon Engineering produced differs from the product Sony Engineering produced is silly. Even if they had the same design parameters (4K video), it's silly to assume that different solutions means different management direction.
In Canon's defence, they haven't said why they chose 50MP. Is it because that is the pixel density where their current development is at its best? Or was it chosen because they thought it would give them some breathing room over Nikon/Sony (if Canon had of chosen 40MP, Sony would have already beaten it.)
Sony have been quite explicit about why: they started with the requirements for 4K video and worked from that. That's engineering driven decision making rather than thinking "what's the best we can do?" or "what can we get if we upsize our APS-C (54MP)", etc which would be more marketing driven (will we have more or less megapixels than someone else?)
dilbert, you are so uneducated it is equal parts annoying and comical.
This was well covered by the camera media back in 2010.
120MP at 9.5 frames per second. http://www.canon.com/news/2010/aug24e.html