SteB: As I've tried to explain on the forum, this is very uniform distribution, which is the opposite of random distribution.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Randomness
If this was just random dust it would not be distributed like this. It could be dust trapped in the sandwich covering the sensor, but there would have to be something in the manufacturing process causing it to be evenly distributed. This is why I'm guessing a fault in the manufacturing process, for it to cause this uniform distribution.
Anyone who has studied distribution, randomness, statistics and probability in depth, will be aware that it is very unlikely that such a uniform distribution like this would be caused by a random fault like dust falling onto something. It could be dust again, but it would be dust formed by part of a process.
I'm fairly certain this will be fixed, once they discover what part of the manufacturing process is causing it.
You can produce random numbers with uniform distribution.
Having a uniform or any other distribution does not mean it is not Random (exactly reverse, it means it is random with uniform distribution). You can of course have random with Normal, Poisson and other distributions too.
No one detected (or saw!) these dots on the sensor during assembly and QC?
That's quite interesting!
Heaven is for real: Boring, nothing spectacular, just another incremental upgrades!
Yes, because we buy a D4 camera to cure boredom!
TTran510: If the shutter speed was 1/8000 and the 39-point AF covered the frame instead of being all in the center the price would've been worth it.
and at least two memory cards (even if it is SD).
zaurus: Going "retro." The surest sign of gradually getting marginalized, "the old rich guys stuff."
Not necessarily. Some of the retro things are not more expensive than non-retro counterparts.
I am looking for a newly produced retro (i.e. 1960s-1970s) car.
intruder61: ....." We get the feeling that Nikon has no real idea who will buy this camera; it’s just something the company is doing because it’s cool."
And that's cool to do cool things :)
Mikhail Tal: Yet another reason to prefer m4/3, where you can use a 35-100 lens instead of the failing 70-200 variety.
Go for point and shoot to avoid all these problems.
Peiasdf: My biggest problem with this phone is the low end hardware on the phone part. It uses virtually the same innards as the 920, an one year old phone that's pretty behind the time when it comes out.
WP has lower hardware requirements than Android. That's why a quad core has not practically been used for any WP. Besides the 2G RAM is very good.
So it means the new AF functionality is only available when you are shooting using the LCD? and not the view finder?
AllanZ: This camera might be really good in lowlight, awaiting to see review :)
why is that?
Crimguy: This camera should be called the EOS 650D Firmware Update Edition™
Why not 550D-Sp3
Lucas_: Perhaps Canon's Next model will innovate by having a Sony sensor...
I wish they finally give up if they cannot play in sensor game.
They have good bodies and good software. The outdated sensor ruins all that.
carlosdelbianco: Tough competitor for Nikon D5100!
WayneDB: Reading through the majority of comments i can just see this scenario:DPreview to Ansel Adams: hey Mr A, please try out this new model from Canon...Ansel to DPreview... Oh my God! It still only has 18 megapixels! What a piece of junk! And hey it costs a whole whopping 20 bucks more then the 650D! Jeesh canon are ripping us off..I couldn't take a picture with this thing!!! The last model was amazing but this thing only added like real time view of creative filters...toss the junk! Shoot the bastards!
Exactly what improvements have been made from 550D to 700D to make it better or great?
The sensor is the same outdated one which is 2-3 years behind competition (D5200 and even D3200) , not in pixels but in DR, Color Depth and low light performance.
dtvmike: surprised it doesn't have wifi as other like the fuji and the canon sx270 have then built in. or maybe even GPS like the 6d, doesn't seem much of an upgrade from a t4i.
Oh, you should buy a $200 dongle I assume! (while my <$100 and < 100 grams phone has both Wifi and 3G)
zigi_S: Looks like a realy good upgrade from Nikon. If only they would redesign the ugly rear of the D3xxx and D5xxx cameras.
And add one more button in addition to that customizable one which is located very oddly (i.e. for ISO and WB).
Samin: I’m not sure if I’m asking this question in a right place or not (so sorry if it’s in a wrong place)Okay I’m stuck between choosing this camera or Sony NEX-5R my main concerns are:1-Image quality and really good video capabilities2-Size 3-PriceCan you help me?
Quality wise this is better (considerably).
I would not buy NEX over this. It is not that smaller (included with lens) and it has minimal controls on the body which is frustrating.
Prices are very near.
Dynamic range FAIL?
wkay: why not jam a camera up someone's face at a funeral in America? Because the photographer's are just thrill seekers to see who can get the most dangerous shot. Cant beat ARABS killing each other.
The fact that the World (including Times magazine) starts to see things from Palestinians' aspect means something.
It is time for the world to awaken.
The land does not belong to you just because people from a same religion of you lived there several thousands of years ago. I would not be entitled for a piece as soon as I arrive there just because I am from the same religion.
Perhaps I don't get it.
Human perception of what? A printed photo at a specific size? How if I print it on a huge banner?
I guess a normalized MTBF (i.e. percentage of identifiable pixels) would be more effective and understandable.
For example a 55% normalized MTBF on a 20M camera would mean 11M pixels are identifiable. And the percentage is very easy to understand.