Francis Carver: This "camera" serves no identifiable purpose.
If you place a sensor inside a totally black and light-sealed box, even with 400 billion ISO sensor it would record only, yeah, you've guessed it, black.
Take it outside and use it in a very low light environment. Sure, this Canon camera brain would work, but why spend $30,000 for that, when you got something quite similar out there for a fraction of that price.
Even looking at real cameras, not a mere camera brain like this one, some of the Sony A7 series models can do similar work for a price point ranging from around $1600 to $2600. Full frame, high sensitivity low-lux shooting, and so on. And yeah, they come with full-size SD card slots, not the Micro SD like this Canon-brain-head camera that cannot even record what its sensor reads. For $30 THOUSAND doaalrs? C'mon, good people.
FC, I think it os safe to say that this camera was not intended for you.
aftab: For those who wanted to see footage/sample video
Yeah, thanks from me too. Now it makes sense.
Just Ed: Love that green color for the lining. The hard bottom with a foot to help it stand sounds usefull as well. Wonder if the top suspension system will take a fat lens like the Canon 100-400l?
GGUSA, the ones I Have looked at from this mfr have too narrow of a saddle for holding the camera with a big white tele. The lens can be forced in but gets hung up when you try to pull it out. Really like the idea though.
Love that green color for the lining. The hard bottom with a foot to help it stand sounds usefull as well. Wonder if the top suspension system will take a fat lens like the Canon 100-400l?
historianx: I have the 18-35 F1.8 ART lens. While optically good, Ive had it less than 6 months and am already getting dust specks behind the front element--and this is from almost exclusively studio use. As with all third party lenses, I question how well it will hold up over time, compared to my Nikkor and Zeiss lenses.
Wow, that's not good. Thanks for sharing your experience.
King of Song: So far it seems everybody's enjoyed celebrating the (fact?) that Canon has fallen way behind, and that this new camera is literally DOA. That it's DR is so ridiculously low, that it's basically a write off. Nobody seemed consider the fact that it has the highest resolving 35mm sensor on earth by far! And at least to my eye, after examining these real world samples, quite spectacular in everyway. If any of these shots were taken with a Nikon D810 instead of the Canon 5DS, the only significant difference would be about 40% less resolution.
So I must apologize for disagreeing with all you brilliant tech junkies, u guy's must be smokin crack!
That pretty well sums it up!
It certainly takes a lot of planning, skill and patience to execute this concept.
Martink, thanks for the link, but this quote kinda cooled my jets:
"Most of all, experimenting with the focus makes you a professional photographer."
Nice idea, but it depends on the execution. LED's are notorious for changing color with age....at least cheap ones.
Ocolon: From page ten: "There's a new 'starlight AF' mode with really tiny focus points that are designed for focusing on - you guessed it - stars."
Don't you simply set the focus to infinity when taking photos of the night sky? Does “starlight AF” imply anything else?
Thanks for the chuckle, one was badly needed in this thread!
Very inspiring, 1 and 11 stand out for me. Love the way you controlled the shadows in 11 to illistrate the geometric shape of the staircase.
Sounds interesting, but doubt that it is meant for fast moving subjects.
CrashMaster: The way technology is going the photographer will be in danger of being made redundant.
CM, there are some of those around the forums here.....not you.
VENTURE-STAR: I have to smile when I read some of the ill-judged comments by people who wonder why anyone would complain when a company like Nikon are good enough to fix a serious design or production problem with one of their overpriced products.
This whole discussion concerns very poor quality control and putting the product into the marketplace much too quickly. It doesn't matter how complicated the equipment is, you expect certain standards with modern technology.
Imagine being out on an important photographic job and you can see a great news picture, when your almost new camera fails due to some stupid manufacturing defect? I'm sure many of the people defending the camera companies on this thread would rightfully go ape s**t if it happened to them.
Common sense seems to suggest you should always wait a couple of years before buying a new camera or lens to avoid these kind of issues.
B from P, my D600 must have been the only one to develop hot pixels rather than smear oil and debris on the lp filter. Made me dump it within a couple of months as got tired of mapping them out. This was just before the shtf.
Zeisschen: DXO Mark results are out:
another sensor disaster
I must say that while this camera is out of my price and need range, there are some fantastic shots on the web from it.
Good going Canon!
AshMills: Didn't hear about this over the noise of Canon fanboys licking their lips as they read the story and tried to prepare a pithy comment.
Some can dish it out, but can't take it?
naththo: Seriously it happens to many company who has electronic issue problem. Nikon is not only one. Electronic tends to fail anytime.
VP it called infantile brand loyality (no baloney) :P
The Silver Nemesis: Memo to Canon 5Ds / 5DsR users (other than DPR staff): if there is anyone out there that has one of these cameras, please express your informed point of view. So, what you were able to do and you were satisfied and in which situations your photographic skills were handicaped by the camera?All other pows are valid, but just bla bla - because real life experience correlation (e.g.: I used this during a wedding... / a landscape photo session... / etc) with test findings (DPR) is absent. IMHO you cannot judge a camera from a single perspective. Brian (TDP) and the French (Cd'I / RP) are offering good perspectives, but I feel this is not enough as well.P. S.: I tend to take any opinion here with a grain of salt, due to ferocious "brand vs brand" battles I see. I don't know who's who, who earns money from any camera maker and who's not. So, if you can offer some unbiased real life experience please do it - I am pretty curious now about the DSLR world...
kadardr, thanks....some wonderful sample image therein.
exapixel: I think that the key take-away point here is that a sensor with more usable dynamic range is going to be able to yield a post-processed image from a single exposure that would otherwise have required HDR composition of exposures from a sensor with a smaller usable dynamic range.
I can't remember the last time that I've resorted to HDR composition from multiple exposures, apart from HDR exercises from my Arcanum master.
MyReality: If these pictures are your only source for buying this camera, then your before purchase research is worse than most beginners.Statements like this picture looks out of focus or that portrait looks soft are subjective and have almost no relevance.I have taken pictures and sold 12"x18" prints from a Canon G9. Its all about technique and using the right camera settings for the scene.I would be surprised if I can't produce 24"x36" prints at 300dpi from this camera.