Canon 360. What I wish for...

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Ove Sentlig Veteran Member • Posts: 4,859
Canon 360. What I wish for...

Spot metering, pixel mapping, bracketing options,

1.5 fps, Iso 300, large viewfinder, Anti Shake, sensor cleaning

Pixel clusters to "digitally zoom" and increase sensitivity further

Time lapse, 2 sec. timer, alarm clock, Iso 3200

Dials for Iso and user modes. Indoors/Outdoors etc.

Decent auto white balance which works with tungsten too,
brighter bigger LCD, voice recorder

Iso in viewfinder, FD mount adapter, +-3 exposure stop adjustment

RGB tweaks, more buttons and dials, top LCD,

10 Flashlight LEDs, AF assist light.

"progressive burst" to save only the 10? last images of a series.

Iso 50 or built in ND filter, 1/8000th shutter, bigger buffer

Less girly grip and more battery power.

5D noise levelsand noise mask feature.

1.4x Teleconverter with Nikon/Minolta interface.

Capability to shoot without CF, where the buffer is
unloaded when the CF is inserted.

and a better kit lens..

Ove Sentlig OP Veteran Member • Posts: 4,859
Oh I also want a digital imprint in all photos... Exif and watermark.

Ove Sentlig wrote:

Spot metering, pixel mapping, bracketing options,

1.5 fps, Iso 300, large viewfinder, Anti Shake, sensor cleaning

Pixel clusters to "digitally zoom" and increase sensitivity further

Time lapse, 2 sec. timer, alarm clock, Iso 3200

Dials for Iso and user modes. Indoors/Outdoors etc.

Decent auto white balance which works with tungsten too,
brighter bigger LCD, voice recorder

Iso in viewfinder, FD mount adapter, +-3 exposure stop adjustment

RGB tweaks, more buttons and dials, top LCD,

10 Flashlight LEDs, AF assist light.

"progressive burst" to save only the 10? last images of a series.

Iso 50 or built in ND filter, 1/8000th shutter, bigger buffer

Less girly grip and more battery power.

5D noise levelsand noise mask feature.

1.4x Teleconverter with Nikon/Minolta interface.

Capability to shoot without CF, where the buffer is
unloaded when the CF is inserted.

and a better kit lens..

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chiliman Regular Member • Posts: 162
Re: Oh I also want a digital imprint in all photos... Exif and watermark.

Sounds good, Ove. But you forgot one thing: a $75 mail-in-rebate.

-Andrew

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Ove Sentlig OP Veteran Member • Posts: 4,859
any rebate would be nice.. We don't have those in Europe. (nt)

chiliman wrote:

Sounds good, Ove. But you forgot one thing: a $75 mail-in-rebate.

-Andrew

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sysadam Senior Member • Posts: 1,251
Re: Canon 360. What I wish for...

And you want all this for how much money?

Just for ishts and giggles, let's hear your unrealistic and your realistic "wishes".
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Ove Sentlig wrote:

Spot metering, pixel mapping, bracketing options,

1.5 fps, Iso 300, large viewfinder, Anti Shake, sensor cleaning

Pixel clusters to "digitally zoom" and increase sensitivity further

Time lapse, 2 sec. timer, alarm clock, Iso 3200

Dials for Iso and user modes. Indoors/Outdoors etc.

Decent auto white balance which works with tungsten too,
brighter bigger LCD, voice recorder

Iso in viewfinder, FD mount adapter, +-3 exposure stop adjustment

RGB tweaks, more buttons and dials, top LCD,

10 Flashlight LEDs, AF assist light.

"progressive burst" to save only the 10? last images of a series.

Iso 50 or built in ND filter, 1/8000th shutter, bigger buffer

Less girly grip and more battery power.

5D noise levelsand noise mask feature.

1.4x Teleconverter with Nikon/Minolta interface.

Capability to shoot without CF, where the buffer is
unloaded when the CF is inserted.

and a better kit lens..

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Ove Sentlig OP Veteran Member • Posts: 4,859
most just software based... here is my 3 y prediction

Realistic... something I expect within 3 years.

Spot metering, pixel mapping, bracketing options,
1.5 fps, Iso 300, large viewfinder
Time lapse, 2 sec. timer, Iso 3200
Dials for Iso and user modes. Indoors/Outdoors etc.
Decent auto white balance which works with tungsten too
brighter bigger LCD
Iso in viewfinder, +-3 exposure stop adjustment
"progressive burst" to save only the 10? last images of a series.
Less girly grip and more battery power.

and a better kit lens..

Not likely within 3 years.

Anti Shake - Minolta won't give away this golden calf.... but Minolta may offer 8 Mpixels with as low noise.

Sensor cleaning, also patented... I donät know how they'd get around that.

Iso 50 or built in ND filter, 1/8000th shutter, bigger buffer
5D noise levels and noise mask feature.

and the rest of the goodies...

Pixel clusters to increase sensitivity further
alarm clock,
,

, voice recorder

, FD mount adapter,

RGB tweaks, more buttons and dials, top LCD,

10 Flashlight LEDs, AF assist light.

1.4x Teleconverter with Nikon/Minolta interface.

Capability to shoot without CF, where the buffer is
unloaded when the CF is inserted.

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AndrewX55 Regular Member • Posts: 407
Re: most just software based... here is my 3 y prediction

I'm actually surprised Canon doesn't put ND filters in their EF lenses. I use an XL2 video camera and it's so convenient to have 2 ND filters in the lens and all you need to do is turn a ring to activate them.

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alexeig Senior Member • Posts: 2,501
None of these, thank you ...

the most useful and inexpensive enhancement would be the focusing screens like they have in 1 series and like even fully manual Nikon F2 had 20 years ago.
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strikeback03 Senior Member • Posts: 2,892
Re: most just software based... here is my 3 y prediction

I highly doubt that every form of anti-shake and sensor cleaning are locked up. almost impossible to write patents that way.

so you want a SLOWER continuous shooting rate?

I could def. go for a quicker continuous rate and a shorter shutter lag/viewfinder blackout.

though in reality we don't know what canon might do with the next 3xxD until the next xxD comes out. they won't bring them too close to each other.
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nickleback Forum Pro • Posts: 11,111
Re: Canon 360. What I wish for...

Ove Sentlig wrote:

FD mount adapter

Impossible with EF mount. The registration distance is 2mm longer than FD. You'd have to put glass in it (i.e. make it a TC), and to make it really useful add a motor to play with the aperture. Canon has no reason to do this -- they won't gain customers because of this, and they could lose lens sales to those gullible enough to go for an FD mount adapter.

1.4x Teleconverter with Nikon/Minolta interface.

I don't know about Minolta, but Nikon and Pentax can be done without any glass. If you got fancy, you could stick an ASIC in the adapter and make the Nikon/Minolta/Pentax lens and EOS body talk to each other.

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nickleback Forum Pro • Posts: 11,111
Re: most just software based... here is my 3 y prediction

Ove Sentlig wrote:

Not likely within 3 years.

Anti Shake - Minolta won't give away this golden calf.... but
Minolta may offer 8 Mpixels with as low noise.

Sensor cleaning, also patented... I donät know how they'd get
around that.

It is easy to get around patents... just figure out a different way to accomplish the same thing. Often it doesn't need to be that much different. Or just license the technology. Everything has its price.

It is pretty rare when somebody either has one patent that is so fundamental that there is no workaround, or a bunch of related patents that taken together lock up an entire fields.

Of the few examples I can think of where patents effectively locked up a entire industry, in the long run the patents hurt the patent owners rather than helped. It is far too easy to sit on a good patent and forget to keep innovating. Your competitors will not forget.

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copthis1 Regular Member • Posts: 364
We have rebates in UK.

Occasionaly.............

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Ove Sentlig OP Veteran Member • Posts: 4,859
variable cont. rate. (nt)

strikeback03 wrote:

I highly doubt that every form of anti-shake and sensor cleaning
are locked up. almost impossible to write patents that way.

so you want a SLOWER continuous shooting rate?

I could def. go for a quicker continuous rate and a shorter shutter
lag/viewfinder blackout.

though in reality we don't know what canon might do with the next
3xxD until the next xxD comes out. they won't bring them too close
to each other.
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http://www.linelight.org/

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boozed Contributing Member • Posts: 958
Re: Canon 360. What I wish for...

Ove Sentlig wrote:

Pixel clusters to "digitally zoom" and increase sensitivity further

Contrary to digital zoom, wouldn't this simply give you an identically framed image with less resolution?

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Glennzo Regular Member • Posts: 155
Re: Canon 360. What I wish for...

alarm clock, Iso 3200

Alarm Clock? It's a camera... Iso 3200...I wonder if 20d users ever go that high anyways...i imagine noise would be a pretty strong deterent

brighter bigger LCD, voice recorder

brighter bigger LCD = less battery life (one of the things you dislike)
Voice recorder? it's a camera...

1/8000th shutter, bigger buffer

Bigger buffers are always good. 1/8000th is overkill. You can stop formula one tires with 1/4000th

and a better kit lens..

Uh, dont buy the kit lens? Kit lenses are built to be as inexpensive as possible

All your problems (except for the ones that dont make sense) can be solved today, with no tech advances...buy a nice lens and a battery grip and a microtape recorder

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Ove Sentlig OP Veteran Member • Posts: 4,859
indeed. My bad. FZ30 can regulate the circle to zoom (nt)

boozed wrote:

Ove Sentlig wrote:

Pixel clusters to "digitally zoom" and increase sensitivity further

Contrary to digital zoom, wouldn't this simply give you an
identically framed image with less resolution?

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Ove Sentlig OP Veteran Member • Posts: 4,859
but but but....

Glennzo wrote:

Iso 3200

Iso 3200...I wonder if 20d users
ever go that high anyways...i imagine noise would be a pretty
strong deterent

Noise is not that bad. I used it 20 times on my 300D.
The 350D has the same Iso 3200 capability as the 20D today,
by boosting the levels of an underexposed Iso 1600 image.
So you can see what it would look like.

1/8000th shutter, bigger buffer

Bigger buffers are always good. 1/8000th is overkill. You can
stop formula one tires with 1/4000th

Have you tried using a 85 mm 1.8 on for a shallow DoF on a sunny day?
You hit the 1/4000 mark too soon.

Sure. I could put a neutral density filter in front of the lens... but
it would only help if the cam could do it too.

and a better kit lens..

Uh, dont buy the kit lens? Kit lenses are built to be as
inexpensive as possible

Not the Nikon and Konica Minolta ones. Those are pretty darn good.

The kit lens is ideal for selling the cam...
Few beginners just want to buy a house.

F

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Marty_D Regular Member • Posts: 245
While you're at it:

How about a built in mp3 player, cell phone and a global positioning device?

How does the old saying go...

If you wish in one hand and [do most anything else] in the other, which one fills up first?

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You're just jealous because the voices only talk to me.

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Mark Goergen Regular Member • Posts: 120
Voice Notes

I've gotta agree with Ova. There are many times that I'd like to embed my notes as I shoot.

Voice recorder? it's a camera...

Mark Goergen

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Mark Goergen Regular Member • Posts: 120
GPS - Yes

Actually, I'm kinda digging the GPS idea. Where exactly was I when I took that picture? Lat/Long in EXIF would be great.

How about a built in mp3 player, cell phone and a global positioning device?

Mark Goergen

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