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The Mythical EOS 3D [CR1]

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Here we go again
I have received information from a CR3 source that Canon WILL introduce another camera to the lineup. The source has never given any specs.

I have avoided most 3D rumor spec lists because I haven’t received anything from a great source. This is a combined source rumor I received today. I’m posting it because it is a complete departure from the rest of the stuff I usually get.

Combined info from 2 sources
The 3D will introduce new sensor technology that will bring new levels of dynamic range and ISO performance. The camera will be geared to the wedding photography market.

3D Specs:
16.7mp FF
7.2 µm pixel pitch
Small magnesium alloy body similar to the 5D2
The camera will be priced above the 5D2. Possibly in the $4000-$4500 range with the 1D Mark IV.
Announcement for Photokina.

No information on autofocus system. Everyone hopes the 5D/5D2 system finally disappears.


161 responses to “The Mythical EOS 3D [CR1]”

  1. Canon made some technological breakthroughs in the new 7d sensor. Probably even better than backlight technology on larger sensors. I doubt they will reduce the mpx for 3d. I think Canon will release the 1ds4 with 32mpx in the beginning of the year, then pop that same sensor into the 3d later on. That makes more sense.

    What’s all this talk about Canon losing market share again? The latest BCN ranking for 2009 shows Canon with a whopping 10% lead over NIKON. Although that is mainly for the japo mkt, it is a good indication for the market on the whole.

  2. CR0 basically because it is technically wrong. the guy who wrote it didn’t even calculate it proparlly.

  3. Well, the 1d mkIV goes against the grain of traditional Canon thought; instead of increasing the megapixels, they decreased it while increasing ISO and speed.

    So no, the 1d mkIV is a bit unusual.

  4. Canon 1de Mark 1

    Full frame.
    48 Megapixels.
    10 fps
    Dual DIGIC V
    In-body image stabilization, with extra connectors allowing it to support IS II, which has the lens communicate with the camera so that you can achieve 8 stops of image stabilization.
    No AA filter
    esraw, emraw, elraw with pixel binning at 12, 16, and 32 megapixels, allowing for high quality ISO 51200 and ISO 102400. Macro-binning system also reduces the effect of diffraction limited aperture on picture sharpness.
    Highly enhanced SnR ratio allows for ISO usable iso 25600.

    LIVE (Lens Interchangeable, Viefinder Electronic) system allows for the body to be the size and weight of a 5d Mark 2.

    Enhanced 73 point AF system allows for improved autofocus, with modes enabled in the movie mode to allow for better control of the autofocus.

    Electronic IR filter allows you to take IR photographs at handheld speeds, but does not hamper visible light photography with the IR filter electronically activated.

    The sole caveat? This camera costs $35000 a pop to make up for the R&D costs.

    Canon 2000D

    9 spot AF.
    8 megapixels
    Modern high ISO reduction design allows for usable 6400 ISO.
    640×480 movie mode at 30 FPS.

    Sells for $500.

  5. Oh, before I go back to the future, just have to remind you of something. It turns out that Canon’s legendary Q&A issues popped up. In about 30% of 1des, which happens to be a production run of 1000, mind you, the IR filter malfunctions and blocks all incoming light, rendering the camera useless. It’s your fault for trying to shoot through women’s clothes, dear.

    The new firmware is also pretty faulty; the system locks up and displays a Red Screen of Death (TM) every once in a while, and about 20% of electronic viewfinders have over 100 dead pixels.

    When you shoot at full speed, there is a chance that the camera will overheat and fry the electronics. In this case, your Canon warranty does apply and you can have the camera repaired for a small fee of $10,000.

    There have been reports that the chassis is defective and sheds particles into the sensor compartment. Be careful while using the sensor cleaning function, as people have lost fingers to the mirror.

    Also, as the dollar has collapsed in the past few years, while the yen has remained resilient, the price of $35000 is no longer accurate and is now $3.5 million, which is also the price of a Toyota Camry. For Europeans, don’t be smug, as the Euro has collapsed and your currency is now preferred firewood, which is good since the Russians have cut off gas exports.

    Regarding the 2000D, if the camera detects that, aside from the kit lens, that the lens being used has never been used on another camera, of at least 7D quality, the camera will refuse to click the shutter. The shutter life of the camera is now 5,000 pictures, after which you will have to buy a new camera as Canon refuses to service your 2000D, finding it too cheap.

    And one last thing:

    Nikon now has camera implants that tap into your optical nerve and can capture whatever you see. This results in a monumental improvement on dynamic range, as the human eye is about 1000 or so stops ahead of the average DSLR. Low-light performance is also adequate, although it is generally quite noisy. Tonal quality is superb, and the files generated are vector graphics, typically between 5 and 14 megabytes in size.

    Polygamy is now legal and every purchase of the O3 implant comes with a free trophy wife. If you are not attracted to women, don’t worry, they have highly effective pills for that, which do not have a permanent effect.

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