_sem_: They've got competition!http://www.lensrentals.com/blog/2012/09/product-announcement-lensrentals-looney
Formidable joke indeed. Cheers! :) :) :)
It will make sense if: they make a 100% depleted uranium case and if they make the camera NBC attack proof. Sort of "doomsday camera". The "Terminator TX" of all cameras. Cheers...
Although not very professional from my side (apologies to dpreview team) please check this out: http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1150348. If you have similar experiences or very different ones "hands-on", please share these. Cheers! :)
Now, if someone on this site keeps saying that Canon is "milking the customers"... Then Hassy is the "Future Proof Advanced Milking"... Earnings per share, I understand, but this has gone a bit too far. Cheers! :)
At 1800 USD, this will be a nice camera, with AF (if proven that is "limited") as an "oddity". Thing is, the difference between this and the 5DIII is big. And I spent my last 3 months examining the pros and cons of the 5DIII: guess what - Canon did it right with that one, no matter what Nikon or any other brand fans might say. The price is high, but let's wait a bit - maybe the 6D will help here. Now, regarding Canon marketing fluff: I always believed that weather sealing on any model except 1D series was just fluff, and that Nikon was indeed the soviet tank in the room. I was wrong. Last Friday, on a mountain trip, I have experienced my worst sudden Autumn rain so far (thick, like a water curtain). The 7D and the attached 24-70 f/2.8 Mk I experienced 4 Km (on foot) under this rain. In the camp the 7D was pouring water. Both camera and lens survived. Folks, this is for real. And I am still not believe it. Canon, tough?! Cheers! :)
WhaleShark: dpreview has done a disservice to readers by not clearly pointing out that the D600 is a total fail as a serious video tool - even though Nikon is trying to sell it as one.
Why?1) Audio gain (& headphone level) cannot be adjusted while shooting (source: Nikon USA website)2) Aperture (and hence exposure) cannot be adjusted while shooting (source: the preview above)3) As if that wasn't enough, the Nikon website also says that the HDMI output 'may' not have the same pixel dimensions as those that you chose -- in other words, the 1080x1920 output will be what? All sorts of post-production stupidity might result from this.
I would have loved to have listened to the stream of expletives that must have been flowing from the lips of the poor suckers who had to shoot Nikon's doc-style promo videos with these. No wonder so many shots look wooden and set up.
What could have been a nice stills and video camera is actually just a nice stills camera with useless video buttons on it.
@WhaleShark: good point, RESPECT. I am 90% a Canon USER (and 10% a Nikon D80 user), and I was very upset about the 5DIII pricing policy (btw, I am always picky when it comes to Canon corporate marketing policies). But, guess what: something happened with the BIG GUYS (C/N): all the prices are a bit... strange, these days, when overlaping with the camera capabilities (D800 should cost a tad more, 5DIII should cost a tad less...).
Cool. What's next? Canon PowerShots with Windows and/or Mac OS?! CanonBerry?! Cheers! :)
Future Canon BG-EX grip: AMD FX (or i7) + Radeon HD 8990 + WLAN inside. Now that's image processing power, dear. Problem is, how to cool it... Cheers! :)
No worries, Usain The Legend grabbed the Nikon DSLR, but Chuck Norris's walk-around lens is the 1200mm Canon f/5.6 L USM. And, btw: Usain Bolt isn't the fastest man in the World... "Who do you think gives mark for start and photographs the photofinish at the end?" Cheers! :)
Gondor: This is the third time Bolt borrows the same camera from the same photographer. Here is an article about it for those who can read Swedish:
Thank you, very interesting; chaps - please use Google translate! Cheers! :)
@Mr. Maloy: yes, you are right. But have you heard about the triumph of humility? So far I have seen zero humility. Remember, legends are born, but few survive the time test. What you have here is the perfect (ultimate) athlete. My opinion. Cheers! :)
Downloaded / upgraded / it works. I like the AUTO-ISO improvement (my wife's 600D had the 6400, I did not with the 7D...), buffer/RAW OK (I will test this tomorrow in "real combat situations"). Bottom line: useful, but it will not transform a very good camera into an incredible one. I am pretty sure that other features can be added, but why not to leave these to the Mk II? Canon Marketing people are surely aware of that. What Canon did with the 7D 2.0 firmware is called "line extension" in the pharmaceutical industry - they are using this "tactic" for years to keep the product lifecycle as long as possible, if profitable. But wait, even the "users" can benefit, more or less. Good move. P.S.: I just wonder, what can be done for my good ol' 5D Mk II... Cheers! :)
OK. But, my (almost) 1000 years old EOS 3 has more or less (actually less) the same feature. Nice to have, but... However, in this thread I've noticed a "Canon 1DX vs Sony SLT A77" perspective. You must be kidding me... It's like comparing a Lamborghini Aventador with a VW Golf R32... Those are both fast cars, both are (almost) German cars, but... can you compare these?! Cheers! :)
Peiasdf: So.... how much?
The 1200 mm Canon is 100k+ USD, mate. Cheers! :)
My 7D AF works. There is... something with it, not quite OOF but "something" that I did not figured out yet (and I suspect it might be related with perfect camera / lens "communication" -sorry if it sounds stupid- or...so rather a "software" issue). My 5D II is very slow, but always "spot on". My "ancient" EOS 3 AF is a hell of an AF... it blows off the road the 7D & 5D Mk II combined. Cheers! :)
The Prophecy was true: 1200+ comments. This camera eventually made an impression. Cheers! :)
Zerg2905: Come on, 1200 comments or nothing... (booster: Nikon, Olympus, etc mirrorless systems = crap, this Canon is a wonder. Or it was the viceversa?) Dear DPreview, is this the record breaker camera in terms of comments sent after "hands on preview" or not? Thank you. Cheers! :)
"Don't FAIL me again, Admiral"... He actually did. :)
Come on, 1200 comments or nothing... (booster: Nikon, Olympus, etc mirrorless systems = crap, this Canon is a wonder. Or it was the viceversa?) Dear DPreview, is this the record breaker camera in terms of comments sent after "hands on preview" or not? Thank you. Cheers! :)
nicolaiecostel: In how many cameras can canon include that 18 Mp sensor ?
In enough cameras so that it will make other brand lovers ask this (amazing) question. Cheers! :)
Come on, 1000 comments or nothing! Cheers! :)