mpgxsvcd

mpgxsvcd

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Wait till October when they announce a 4K @ 30 FPS GoPro 4. The sales will come back then. However, after that I don’t think people will upgrade. I don’t think the long term will be that great for GoPro.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 6, 2014 at 13:39 UTC as 32nd comment | 3 replies

Dpreview reviews are becoming less and less informative.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 4, 2014 at 16:09 UTC as 159th comment | 9 replies

I just think this is a weird comparison. I really am struggling to see what they have in common? One records 4K to the camera and has a much smaller sensor for a lot less money. The other one only records 4K to an external device which pretty much eliminates it from the majority of non-Professional shooters. It just seems like Dpreview said “Let’s kill two birds with one stone even if we can only eat one of them”.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 4, 2014 at 16:05 UTC as 161st comment | 2 replies

Canon thinks that Bose and Monster Cable have a good business model.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 1, 2014 at 18:26 UTC as 69th comment

Canon is all advertising and no R&D these days. Really quite sad actually.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 1, 2014 at 18:25 UTC as 71st comment
On Canon India teases 'something big' coming soon article (150 comments in total)

I hope it is a 6D Mark II with incredible video features (4K @ 30 FPS, 1080p @ 60 FPS, 720p @ 96 FPS), excellent live view AF, and a reasonable cost(Under $2000). That would be a truly “BIG” announcement and it would be a camera that would make me switch to Canon instantly.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 31, 2014 at 19:46 UTC as 58th comment | 2 replies
On Canon India teases 'something big' coming soon article (150 comments in total)

The T2i Mark IV is coming and you will never believe what we are going to call it…..
T6i coming soon!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 31, 2014 at 18:37 UTC as 73rd comment
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mpgxsvcd: These cameras may help Canon sell a few cameras now but it will hurt them in the long run. Uninformed consumers will buy these cameras and realize they aren’t much better than their phones. Then other people will show them results from cameras like the Panasonic FZ200 and LX7 and they will finally realize that the problem is that “Canon cameras” are no better than their phones. Some of the other cameras are actually much better.

That is funny. I thought Canon was trolling with this press release.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 29, 2014 at 18:23 UTC
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mpgxsvcd: I hope Dpreview finally steps up to the plate and tells Canon that this is not acceptable. It is time a camera or two gets the Bronze award.

"Why? they have done worse this year.
much worse.

elph 340HS for instance."

I completely disagree. While the ELPH 340 HS is a truly terrible camera it also happens to be a truly inexpensive camera. It was $199 at launch. Now that doesn’t make up for its ridiculously slow lens but it makes it a little less deserving of the mythical Bronze award. It also has a more reasonable 4 FPS burst mode.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 29, 2014 at 18:22 UTC
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quiquae: Never ceases to amaze me how people keep waltzing in to give self-righteous pontifications about this low-end superzoom that they were never going to buy anyway.

The problem is that it is a low end camera with a high end price masquerading as a cheap alternative. There are plenty of cameras from Olympus, Panasonic, and Sony that will wipe the floor with this camera and do it for less money.

The issue we have is that Canon simply refuses to make a good product anymore. They simply go on name recognition and brand loyalty only. They are no better than Bose or Monster Cable.

I bought only Canon in the early 2000s because their cameras were the best. They used fast lenses and big sensors with large pixels. That was a recipe for success. Now they have done a complete 180 degree turn.

I actually want Canon to succeed. I want them to go back to their roots and make a competitive product again. You are right I would never buy these cameras. However, if Canon made a decent product for a reasonable amount of money I would go back them. So far I haven’t see that happen in about 4 years.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 29, 2014 at 17:21 UTC

I hope Dpreview finally steps up to the plate and tells Canon that this is not acceptable. It is time a camera or two gets the Bronze award.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 29, 2014 at 17:12 UTC as 19th comment | 4 replies

These cameras may help Canon sell a few cameras now but it will hurt them in the long run. Uninformed consumers will buy these cameras and realize they aren’t much better than their phones. Then other people will show them results from cameras like the Panasonic FZ200 and LX7 and they will finally realize that the problem is that “Canon cameras” are no better than their phones. Some of the other cameras are actually much better.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 29, 2014 at 17:09 UTC as 20th comment | 6 replies
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mpgxsvcd: Please don't buy these cameras. This only encourages Canon to build more terrible products.

"Terrible vs what?"

The Panasonic FZ200 is about $430 right now. It has a constant F2.8 lens from 25-600mm and shoots excellent 1080p @ 60 FPS video. The Panasonic LX7 is $350 and while it doesn’t quite have the reach that some people think they need it does have enough reach to get better shots than either of these cameras would give you.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 29, 2014 at 17:04 UTC
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mpgxsvcd: This Canon has an F3.4 to F6.0 24–1008 mm lens. They might as well have just included a fixed focal length 24mm F3.4 lens because that is about the only focal length and aperture that is remotely close to useful on this camera.

"I've taken shots of high-speed subjects at f/6.5 on my SX50IS, at 1200mm-equivalent, and cropped them to 2400mm-equivalent."

And they still looked like camera phone shots that were cropped way beyond their limits.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 29, 2014 at 13:51 UTC

Please don't buy these cameras. This only encourages Canon to build more terrible products.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 29, 2014 at 13:49 UTC as 26th comment | 8 replies

At least they didn't call it the T6i. Seriously Canon is designing in reverse. They are undoing everything that was great about their cameras before.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 29, 2014 at 13:43 UTC as 27th comment | 3 replies

I am thinking that these Cameras would have fared better without a press release at all.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 29, 2014 at 13:40 UTC as 28th comment

Dpreview should have recognized that these are not budget friendly cameras. These are cameras labeled “Budget Friendly” by Canon but they actually have heaps of profit margin built into them. They took out all of the expensive components like wifi and a fast lens and yet they raised the price of the camera.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 29, 2014 at 13:40 UTC as 29th comment

F3.4 - F6.0. Seriously? It is like the Canon engineers suspend reality when designing these cameras.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 29, 2014 at 13:37 UTC as 30th comment

If you are a novice photographer and you need a 600mm lens to capture something then you probably should reconsider whether you really need to capture that moment or not. In reality you simply are not going to do it justice no matter what camera you have. Buy a pair of binoculars and just let the memory of it serve you well.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 29, 2014 at 13:35 UTC as 31st comment
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