mpgxsvcd: I have to commend Dpreview on this interview. Most interviewers wouldn’t dare ask the questions that were asked here. Most companies would just answer no comment or give a very generic response like “We are working on that but I can’t talk about future products”.
This guy gives his own personal opinion several times. He should know that some people won’t care that he said it is his own opinion. He is there representing Canon so some people are going to attribute his opinions to Canon.
His comments are just too off the wall to be a translation issue. Simply put. He thinks Canon is doing everything correctly. Only time will tell if his customers think the same thing.
No one giving a public statement should ever give the notion of weakness or uncertainty in a way it makes the company or its leadership look bad.
mpgxsvcd: Here is how he could have answered these questions and made the company look so much better than he did.
“Canon offered a maximum pixel count of ~22MP for seven years before the launch of the EOS 5DS and 5DS R. Why did it take that long to increase resolution?”
We believe that the other companies chased the megapixel war too soon. Their initial high megapixel cameras did not offer the image quality that we believe our lower megapixel cameras offered. Now we have developed the technology to get great image quality despite having more megapixels than any other full frame DSLR on the market today. Now we see it as they are trying to catch up to us.
“You must watch the industry very closely - what did you learn from watching Sony and Nikon go before you, in terms of offering higher resolutions?
We didn’t want to copy anything they did. We wanted to innovate beyond what they were capable of doing. We have done that with our new 5Ds and 5Dr.
Wrong. The interviewee answered correctly. The design and make a mirrorless model but one country chooses not to sell It. Saying it's not worth the r&d costs would be a lie since they just announced a new model!
justinwonnacott: Wrong attachment system ... no sale.
You buy quick release plates.
LOL it's huge! If you're going to get something that size you'd be beer off with a small dslr with a 18-300 lens. Better IQ in the end even after cropping.
Photato: Apple is now hanging billboard advertisements around the world including some dramatic large billboards on the side of skyscrapers.All Shot with 8MP iPhone 6.Goes to show that 12MP is too low. lol
...because you can't enjoy a 8"x10" print from across the room.
So many cons to get a gold award. Awards are jokes theses days.
bgbs: For $1100 it is plenty.
It's $1200 not $1100
FamlilyPhotographer: how many crosstype are there???
And still just in the center of the viewfinder
whatta: In general I wonder why a dedicated camera is not better in almost all aspects than a phone.
https://www.apple.com/iphone/compare/1080p 60 fps720p 240 fps
10fps still (without autofocus)
timelapse and gsp as already mentioned.
these are missing from these canons.
Gesture: Is this Canon's entry-level DSLR?
No. Entry model is SL1.
xsamie: It's not whining. really. The main complaint is that if you already have a rebel or similar, you are getting very little new. It is not an upgrade, at all. Even if pictures are your main field, you still get very little more. Wifi? If you are a canon user and needed wi-fi, you probably already bought a wi-fi solution. Like I have. lol It is 2015, it's a little too late. Touchscreen is probably most useful in video, and you are getting 30fps(!). I rather buy used L glass for my d500/d600 for photos, which is a bit of a shame. Has it been 4+years?
Canon is just protecting its upper market. It is never fair to underdeliver and live off your name for ever. Eventually, things will backfire.
People will buy these cameras, sure. But know that for a similar price you can get timelapse, stock animation, multiple custom buttons, wi-fi, 60fps, touchscreen, camera stabilization. etc
Anyways, I had been waiting to upgrade, but it has been to long. @Xmas I left canon, sadly so.
New models are rarely big updates. But for a new user or someone with a 6 year old camera it's a great camera. I'm interested in it big time. T6s is a small camera with high end features. My slr came out 9.5 years ago.
mpgxsvcd: I really don’t understand why they put the little screen on top of the camera. That is the last place I would want information to be displayed. I have to bring the camera down to be able to check that information. What is the need for it anyway? Can’t all of that information just be displayed on the LCD screen on the back of the camera?
It's a low power lcd screen. Allows you to see camera settings without having to rotate the camera. It's very natural as you have the camera in your hands. it's faster than using the bid lcd on the back and again uses less power.
DFPanno: 13 year Canon digital shooter.
I wouldn't buy either.
I'm a 11 year Canon and might get the T6s. Packs a lot in a small body like the return to the Drebel or XT with top LCD!
Lawrencew: I really don't understand your comment "As far as I can remember though, Canon has never offered us two cameras with the same sensor and asked us to pay more for one, to get some extra features before"
Until the arrival of the 20mp 70D/7DMKII and now the 24mp sensor, Canon had several models with the 18mp sensor on offer at the same time from the 1200D right up to the 7D. All of which offered "extra features" to justify their place in the line up.
70d and 7d2 aren't the same overall body size or construction.
Simon97: Surprise, surprise. Pathetic image quality. Why bother reviewing cameras with pin-head sized sensors. I thought DPR stopped this awhile ago. There are many good cameras that need a review. Please put the effort into that.
Whether you choose to believe this or not, DPR says they get no advice/input/direction from amazon on the camera's they choose to review or the ratings to give the cameras.
Because its not your standard p&s camera. It's android. They make it a point to review products that aren't ordinary models.
Voldenuit: How on earth did this abomination get 70%?
The Olympus E-P1 and GF1, two seminal (and fondly remembered) cameras that popularized the mirrorless interchangeable camera landscape, both got 66%.
Is there some new mandate that 'No Camera Be Left Behind'?
Dude, ratings aren't universal but are against its competitors. So this camera isn't rated compared to dslrs!
Wow, so many haters out this morning. Glad I don't know you!
So its the smallest and also the slowest 18-50something zoom too!
photoclassestampa: What a disappointment. I was hoping the new iteration of the 5D (I have the MK III) would be higher resolution (yep), with wi-fi, even higher expandable ISO, more FPS and 4k or better video. So disappointed! I thought the 7D MKII was a hand down meaning the new 5D would kick. But nuttin'. I am a photojournalist and need a camera that keeps up with the latest technology, not one that can deliver more pixels than I could ever use. C'mon Canon. You used to be better than this.
The 5Ds isn't the 5D4. That's coming later.