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! :)
Gothmoth: ENTRY CONSUMER model... what is so hard to understand ??
are the complainers are all braindead?
ambitious photographers will wait for the PRO model.honest ...get a life you clowns.
Yes it will. But when it will, they will make sure that it will "smoke" (I've learned this on this forum) any NEX (or NEX-like) around. Think: Canon acts like the Russian army - first they take a (serious) beating (remember the Nikon D3 story?), and then, eventually in 1-2 years, they are back in the counteroffensive with an armada of cameras, the best gear around (that will eventually "smoke" ANY competition - please have a look on the new generation, it's not a single camera, but a line of cameras designed to wipe out the "bad guys"). Then, they get lazy and take another beating and so on... Cheers! :)
Funny thing is, this is the first Canon atempt to get into the mirrorless band wagon, and hop, many are already throwing rocks on them. Get real people, this will sell, and Canon will improve it to sell even better. If they are smart (and I think they somewhat are, they are not bold, but that's a a different story), their marketing will play the already known score: it will be quite easy to make a "heavy weapon" high end mirrorless camera and position it to compete with the NEX 7 (or whatever)... Again, this is not about you, enthusiast photographers, this is about profit, EPS etc. So far, so good for Canon here, in the actual market conditions. Have a look on how Sony (camera division) is doing, please... My opinion. Cheers! :)
snowboarder: As great as Pentax K-01. At least Pentax has been designedthe way there is something to talk about :)Canon and Nikon will wake up in a couple of years withtheir pants way down... Just look how amazingly quick somebig companies thinking exactly the same way went down.Blackberry, Nokia, Palm... Their were all huge. Everyonehad a Palm, remember? Everyone has a Canon...
Yeah but competition (any) does not have a 1D-X, right? A long way to have that, btw... Cheers! :)
Suhas Sudhakar Kulkarni: Well done Canon! After spending time, effort and money in R&D you have come up with mirroless camera which is 100 grams lighter than a DSLR. And lenses which are hardly any lighter than DSLR lenses. On top of that no on-board flash, no viewfinder.
About WEIGHT: - Sony Nex 7, body: 400g; Canon M, body: 402g. Your problem is?! Moving on: - Nex 7: no viewfinder, and, I agree, "on board flash". If that will make the difference for you, bravo! Cheers! :)
Samuel Dilworth: Rob Galbraith's site was remarkable for its original research, technical rigour, and extreme attention to detail: all things very rare on the web even today. I'll definitely miss it.
I agree, that Canon EOS 1D Mk III story had a lot of detail... But, skipping that "episode", a very good site, overall. I will miss it too.
No big deal. The REAL Next BIG thing: photos taken by Optimus Prime. Cheers! :D
Curiosity: I have a quad core PC (for games). It is already 4 years old. Video card can operate under DX10, but not DX11 etc. However, I am able to play all the games in HD resolution and all details set on max, without a noticeable FPS penalty. So, the hardware(when I assembled my PC) was far ahead of software. If this is the case for 7D (which btw I own), then...is this upgrade ambitious enough? Just asking. Cheers! :)
Hihihihi, the first iDSLR (good one Canon, this one is for the iPhone fans)... Stay tuned, all others will start thinking and "copy" Canon quite soon. Now, a short note on the competition and EVF: sometimes you cannot land a plane (no matter the size) only based on onboard computers/electronics. You will have to use your eyes, because sometimes electronics can fail you. Badly. So, to me, OVFs are, even in the future, the better choice.
What?! Where is the 82%? :D
Zerg2905: Memo to Canon: 617 comments and counting. Dear (Canon) engineers, (Canon) marketing people etc, read all the pros and cons people post here after the score DPR has given, judge for yourselves and take note, so that the next "5D" can reach a score of 99% in the DPR (thus giving a difficult time to the guys in the yellow camp). It's possible, but only if you convince (Canon)Senior Management until 2050 to give up 1.5% profitability for this line of products. Good luck with that and cheers! :)
Dear Canon - Please add the previous fiscal year financial report in each and every camera box (compact, DSLR etc) so that we will all have a common understanding about "basic" finance and laugh together reading it, knowing that regardless the report content the cameras will still sell by the bucket (so, Dear AbrasiveReducer, you are right). And that the real nonsense is elsewhere - only you (Dear Canon) really know where. P.S.: also applicable for Nikon & the rest. :) :) :)
Memo to Canon: 617 comments and counting. Dear (Canon) engineers, (Canon) marketing people etc, read all the pros and cons people post here after the score DPR has given, judge for yourselves and take note, so that the next "5D" can reach a score of 99% in the DPR (thus giving a difficult time to the guys in the yellow camp). It's possible, but only if you convince (Canon)Senior Management until 2050 to give up 1.5% profitability for this line of products. Good luck with that and cheers! :)