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On Canon EOS 5DS / SR First Impressions Review preview (2357 comments in total)

Its funny to see there are still people who are wondering why the majority of the comments are so negative. Well, if they really want to know the positives, there are a few:

1. Canon didn't label this 5D to be its Mark IV (a big sigh of relief)
2. Canon didn't call this camera a 4D (another sigh of relief)
3. Canon didn't call this camera, a 1DX(S) (Thank God)
4. Canon new Sensor for the upcoming 1D, & 4th gen 5D will not be this sensor

As for the negatives, I don't want to list anymore, I am sure the Dpreview server will probably go nuts

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2015 at 14:02 UTC as 430th comment | 2 replies
On Canon EOS 5DS / SR First Impressions Review preview (2357 comments in total)
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12fps: Besides Resolution advancements significantly outpace the advancements of the qualities of their image sensors, file-size especially in RAW is becoming a major headache. I don't know how big the file size for a full res image, but judging this advancement, just a couple of shoots, spaces in hard drives will run out in no-time. Also, the CF cards, even with more than 100 MB/secs, its not going to help, since the amount of data recorded will be ridiculously high. I guess Canon is using RAID in dual card formats, they need new file formats to lessen the footprint of RAW, and even JPEG.

Not sure what system you use, I would have guessed its a D800. 50MB RAW and 84MB TIFF, theres a lot. My Raw database in Aperture chew up my external drive very fast, because I shoot alot. Not only space disappear quicker, but also continous shooting ability of camera itself since they have to handle that much data. If you are 1D or Nikon Dx series users, and the file size is 50 Megapixels, CF Cards will be filled up real quick, and the continous shooting abilities will suffer, thats why someone need to come up with a new file format to lessen the load.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2015 at 08:22 UTC
On Canon EOS 5DS / SR First Impressions Review preview (2357 comments in total)

Besides Resolution advancements significantly outpace the advancements of the qualities of their image sensors, file-size especially in RAW is becoming a major headache. I don't know how big the file size for a full res image, but judging this advancement, just a couple of shoots, spaces in hard drives will run out in no-time. Also, the CF cards, even with more than 100 MB/secs, its not going to help, since the amount of data recorded will be ridiculously high. I guess Canon is using RAID in dual card formats, they need new file formats to lessen the footprint of RAW, and even JPEG.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2015 at 07:04 UTC as 547th comment | 4 replies
On Canon EOS 5DS / SR First Impressions Review preview (2357 comments in total)

Not so sure of the new 5D... Megapixel is great, but image quality is utmost important to me, to see that their press are comparing this to 7D Mark II, simply definitely is a turn off, even the image quality of 7D Mark II is not even that much better than the first one. To be the owner of the original 5D, 7D, 1D 4 and 1DX, I can say that even 5D 3 wasn't even good enough, so when they are comparing the 5 series with a 7, really doesn't sound good. They need to do better, rather than inflate the resolution. Ever since Nikon introduces the D3, the landscape changes, Canon has been playing catch up ever since. Although the 1D Mark 4 and 1DX manage to close the gap, they still have plenty to do. I think Canon is releasing this new 5D, not because they want to, this new camera is not really the next 5D, its just bloated version of it, to let Nikon know they have something in equivalent. Canon needs to get its sensor together, I am hoping to see it on the next 1D, and the 5D Mark IV.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2015 at 06:33 UTC as 570th comment
On Canon EOS 6D preview (1035 comments in total)

The 6D is quite revolutionary... Think about it.. Canon never able to come up with a camera which has the image quality of their flagship, with affordable price points. Now, they finally able to make one... We should be happy, but instead the complains keep pouring in... The reasons are, they strip off the most critical parts of the camera system and replace them with unused stockpile of last generation goodies like the viewfinder and the ancient AF. Speaking of the latter, they are generous enough to put just 2 additional AF points back in the AF, those focusing points however, are not the cross-types. So for users who usually see Canon offering high end features on the single digit "D Series" model very confuse. Perhaps thats one area Canon should have strip, is its price point to below 1.5K... That was what people are wondering, if they able to do that, this will a very successful new category, probably will be label as "Stripper".

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2012 at 14:48 UTC as 317th comment
On Canon EOS 6D preview (1035 comments in total)
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tommy leong: i wanted a 5Dmk3 with that silent shutter
and full frame with that high iso

BUT there are lots of stuff on 5DMK3 that I dont need.
AND i dont want to pay for those things i don't need....

NOW I got the 6D to choose from !!

I thought the 6D makes us puke, but you are smart, because you are in for pure image quality.. I am still waiting for my 1DX, I am now thinking about downgrading..

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2012 at 10:30 UTC
On Canon EOS 6D preview (1035 comments in total)
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12fps: I kind of agree what most people say, but the major concern for me is not the feature, is how economical they can price it. Based on the group's history, the pricing probably won't be that attractive. As for the features, these types of entry point cameras, I won't look for responsiveness, so frames per sec means nothing to me. The AF which seems to go a step backwards, is expected since this is diet version of 5D3, & is stingy on giving just one cross-type, but compared to 5D2, they are a dinky bit better, 11 AF pts vs 9. The 6D is actually not that bad, with around 2 megapixels less on the assumed same sensor on the elder brother, image quality may only be surpass by flagship 1DX. So studio or casual shooter looking for great image quality across the ISO range may appreciate this, it will likely offer better image quality than 5D3. If you use it based on just image quality, it may even be a upgrade. As for the absence of flash, who cares, internal doesn't measure up anyway.

I original love the 7D, but I honestly hate it, due to APS-C on 18MP is too much stress on image quality, its not that bad, but u did remind, they do have a great AF system. So, the 6D is kind of funny, shall we call this a 6D Midget Edition, or a 6D Ugly Bikini.. I kind of admire Canon to reuse the unused inventory of 5D2 and 2 more dots to it... At least, they clear up their stockpile, rather than write it off, great way to transfer outdated technology to us... If anyone look for feature set, Canon will laugh at u, but if you are in for 1series image quality standard, this may be quite a steal...

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2012 at 10:20 UTC
On Canon EOS 6D preview (1035 comments in total)
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Prestidigitator: Seriously, US$2000 introductory MSRP for a 97% VF, 11-pt AF, SD cards-only FF DLSR is a big letdown. This is nothing more than a US$1500 camera. And I'm a long-time Canon shooter. It seems Canon is just imitating crApple in the "pay more, get less" marketing strategy. They would count on the hardcore fanb0is to swallow everything they cough up.

I kind of agree that 6D should be cheaper, it should cost no more than 1.25 grand. This is just a image camera with everything stripped down. However, if u r in for image quality, whether u consider this as a fluke or not, since Canon hasn't use any new tech on this, this image quality should 5D3 with less noise, better ISO performance. This is due to stripping off 2 megapixels to increase a bit more light into its sensor. This stripping approach is perfect, if u just in for quality. As for Canon imitating Apple, I don't think so, Apple is pure class... the OS, Retina display, their design, their soft&hardware engineering are absolutely amazing.. u don't pay for less for Apple, actually u pay less for more.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2012 at 10:10 UTC
On Canon EOS 6D preview (1035 comments in total)

I kind of agree what most people say, but the major concern for me is not the feature, is how economical they can price it. Based on the group's history, the pricing probably won't be that attractive. As for the features, these types of entry point cameras, I won't look for responsiveness, so frames per sec means nothing to me. The AF which seems to go a step backwards, is expected since this is diet version of 5D3, & is stingy on giving just one cross-type, but compared to 5D2, they are a dinky bit better, 11 AF pts vs 9. The 6D is actually not that bad, with around 2 megapixels less on the assumed same sensor on the elder brother, image quality may only be surpass by flagship 1DX. So studio or casual shooter looking for great image quality across the ISO range may appreciate this, it will likely offer better image quality than 5D3. If you use it based on just image quality, it may even be a upgrade. As for the absence of flash, who cares, internal doesn't measure up anyway.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2012 at 09:50 UTC as 370th comment | 2 replies
On Canon EOS M Preview preview (562 comments in total)
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Sad Joe: When using the EF-S / EF adaptor on the camera is there any additional crop factor ? Been told there isn't which would really suit me fine - anyone know for sure ?

Good question... But I don't think there will be any additional crop penalties.. Even if there are, it won't be too much. may be 1.7X. STM lens tends to focus on normal shots, not fast action stuff, so the arrangement is different, but if you have EF-S lens, no need to bother, unless noise bothers you.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 13, 2012 at 15:11 UTC
On Canon EOS M Preview preview (562 comments in total)

Well it seems like, many people are demanding these mirrorless cam will have to do everything. I wouldn't disagree on that but even this newer M can do that, I simply wouldn't even look at it. Reason is simple, if you r a guy, we usually have larger hands, and the grips and the controls are key priorities. How r u going to shoot when you finger covers up 3 buttons. The M is nice, it's definitely more man but not man enough for me.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 13, 2012 at 05:51 UTC as 90th comment
On Canon EOS M Preview preview (562 comments in total)
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12fps: Well. Canon waits for their competitors to put out EVIL, instead of rushing out a new standard. The competitors all have their all mounting system. 4/3, APS C, Nikon V1.. At the end, the one that wins out is the best mount, with compatibility of today's legacy system... The larger sensor, of course the better, but the least sexiest. The smaller sensor allows zoom shooters to enjoy higher crop factor, while punishing the wide angle shooter with fewer alternatives. Since only Canon & Nikon are really great at sensitives at high ISO, I presume they will lead the mirror-less system as time goes, but Canon uses larger sensor, that will even give it more of a edge. For guys like me, I won't buy one, whatever mirror-less on the market are no comparison with today's APS-H, Full Frame, or offer the flexibility of pro-APS-C (e.g EOS 7D). So, it is exciting, but I think Canon G1X will satisfy this crowd for casual and wide-angle shooters. 1D/5D/D3 users no worries. EVIL not yet there yet.

Ageha.... It is funny.. Whenever you go to any shop, these 2 brands stand out by a significant margin, because they are too awesome... Of course 4/3 is nice, but far from awesome..

Direct link | Posted on Aug 13, 2012 at 04:37 UTC
On Canon EOS M Preview preview (562 comments in total)

Well. Canon waits for their competitors to put out EVIL, instead of rushing out a new standard. The competitors all have their all mounting system. 4/3, APS C, Nikon V1.. At the end, the one that wins out is the best mount, with compatibility of today's legacy system... The larger sensor, of course the better, but the least sexiest. The smaller sensor allows zoom shooters to enjoy higher crop factor, while punishing the wide angle shooter with fewer alternatives. Since only Canon & Nikon are really great at sensitives at high ISO, I presume they will lead the mirror-less system as time goes, but Canon uses larger sensor, that will even give it more of a edge. For guys like me, I won't buy one, whatever mirror-less on the market are no comparison with today's APS-H, Full Frame, or offer the flexibility of pro-APS-C (e.g EOS 7D). So, it is exciting, but I think Canon G1X will satisfy this crowd for casual and wide-angle shooters. 1D/5D/D3 users no worries. EVIL not yet there yet.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 24, 2012 at 07:39 UTC as 163rd comment | 4 replies
On Canon EOS 5D Mark III preview (901 comments in total)

I have seen a few comments mentioning about D800 trumps 5D Mark 3. Well, I am a Canon user start using 20D, 1D Mk 3, & currently using 1D4, along with 1.6X crop 7D. When I was reading the D800 review, I was very impressed, Nikon deserves high praises for all their achievements, starting from the release of D3. However, when you look closely at D800, its based on Nikon 4th generation sensor, which aligns well with the D4. 5D3 is based on the sensor tech as 7D, which is align to 1D Mark IV, not 1DX. So, 5D3 will likely to be the entry level of FF, and Canon is rumored to be putting a larger Megapixel variant to compete with D800. I strongly believe Canon knew 36MP class requires the latest sensor, due to lower light per pixel. So, those who are thinking that Nikon will completely supersede Canon, may have to think again. EOS 7D, 1D4 have shown great improvements, but since they are APS-H & APS C based, with no FF, u cannot measure it with D4 or D3s. Canon is getting better.

Direct link | Posted on May 10, 2012 at 10:06 UTC as 24th comment
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