dpreview :Why there is no lens reviews for a while? ( I understand you are busy in 7D MKII review), i think you should review lens like nikon AFS 80-400 II etc.
excellent photo ysal.. this photo gives really different perspective of the humming bird
jaykumarr: To me images look very nice, clean with good white balance, good sharpness, moderate saturation.
Canon Engineers must have traded off some resolution for video, since they added little pixels in sensor for better AF during video. The result is slightly less resolution, but better video and higher FPS due to saved MP size. anyway great job.
@ Karl Gnter Wnsch,Thanks for clarification.
@Karl Gnter Wnsch,
I am not sure how you claim that they split every pixel in to half. Halving is .5 of the original size. If they had done that, that means, Canon is using 40MP capable sensor for 20MP.
If you were trying to convey that a smaller portion of sensor is traded off, that is what I am saying, since that smaller portion may just be equivalent to extra 4MP Sony/Nikon sensors have.
Joed700: It seems like the Sony Alpha a6000 is the winner here in terms of sharpness and high ISO performance.
sony is jpeg is superb overall. But in raw, it looks really bad.
To me images look very nice, clean with good white balance, good sharpness, moderate saturation.
cheap.. cheap that you fed an animal that is not supposed to be fed. cheaper is you gave chicken to some herbivore
jaykumarr: omg.. the style of dpreview titles.. superb..
"new $78K lens" - loudly says everyone "not for you" even before clicking the link. Canon should have released this lens two week back as "impossible".
It is canon's business to price and sell whatever.. we should not intervene in their business. Moreover, it is clear that Nikon is not offering anything close to Canon like this or 100-400mm or 200-400mm 1.4x . I haven't seen them doing any improvement in their lens side.
I and thousand others here will be happier if Canon gives a sharper,faster version of already good 100-400 L , rather than these kind of professional only lens. I think that will be more profitable for Canon.
thanks mgblack74 & steelhead3.
Both your comments helped me learn something new. I thought nikon 80-400 is average lens, but i clearly see that new version (that costs 250%) is real sharp one.
omg.. the style of dpreview titles.. superb..
Branko Collin: If I've learned anything from some of the arm-chair lawyers in this thread, it's that Lensrentals.com must be filthy rich by now because of all the copyrights that automatically devolve to them every time someone takes a photo with rented gear.
@Branko, sorry, my mistake. Now when I read this, I see your sarcasm, but when i read it 2 months back i could not.
raztec: Canon, you have achieved the impossible!!From market leader to the laughing stock of manufacturers.Keep racing to the bottom. You're almost there.
Revenant,The point of raztec is, such a reputed giant like Canon don't do such a silly thing as this foolish campaign.
jaykumarr: Canon has achieved the IMPOSSIBLE to imagine.
DPR asked readers to guess the product. one reader said 'FF mirrorless' , another said 'Medium format camera with EF lens', another claimed a 36MP FF , another a wifi printer. None of DPR readers were able to imagine that there is 'NO PRODUCT' actually.
it was impossible for everyone to imagine Canon will announce nothing after this teaser. Yet Canon did the impossible.
Sorry, I am bad in English from childhood. But Canon's job yesterday was worse than my English. So I went on to post the comment.
Canon has achieved the IMPOSSIBLE to imagine.
AT CANON, WE SEE (that it is) IMPOSSIBLE to improve IQ,DR in our sensor.
fantastic shot.. gentle lighting.. what lens was used?
Entropius: I wonder how the AF compares to the system in the D7100, the closest thing Nikon makes? AF speed and accuracy, more than anything else, is the killer feature for the sort of action work that this thing is designed for.
The original poster clearly wrote his intention : 'AF speed and Accuracy' .Every reply talks about fps.
5 years back, then 7D came, the rest was history. err the "rest" became history.
Nikon D3S had 12MP, their top notch D300s had 10 MP.
7D came with 18MP, superior sensor, superior LCD, superior focus speed, superior buffer, superior everything. Infact is was overwhelming for Canonians and initmidating for Nikon corp. (Nikon corp then played "more MP more evil" song then). I saw lot of photographers using superior 7D in their superior 100-400mm lens 400mm lens which are absent in Nikon. (or you have to pay 10K for their 500mm nikon lens).
Now, 7DII has arrived. It has less MP, inferior sensor, inferior LCD but still superior focus speed, superior buffer.
There is no question if it is Twice better. It is not.
sceptical1: I am a Nikon shooter and I won't lie - I am very envious of this offering as well as the new 400mm lens. First, I prefer DX cameras for wildlife shooting. Unfortunately current DX (except this Canon) cameras are lacking in ways that many users want. There are really 3 big advantages to this offering.1. AF performance. For fast moving wildlife and birds in flight, you want the best possible AF and this Canon is state of the art.2. Low light performance. Much as I like cameras like the D7100, the low light performance does not measure up to professional standards. FX cameras like the Nikon D4s, Nikon 750/810, and Canon 1D series allow you too take pictures earlier in the morning and later in the evening. This Canon brings that type of performance to a DX camera.3. Fast performance. This camera shoots fast enough and has a big enough buffer to make sure you don't miss much. Personally, small buffer cameras don't bother me because of my style of shooting, but many will appreciate it.
//new 400mm lens// where is it? I searched for this, but could not fine.
wassim al malak: peace for all .
PLEASE stop negative complains .let's concentrate on the positives and discuss it , let's evolute our skills , let's enjoy photography , let's enjoy those new cameras and specs .
photography is an art , photogrpher must be at the high-end of the morality and positivity .
it's about depth of feelings
@wassim,Well, you wished peace to everyone and started the conversation. So who has been doing propaganda, that made me to change my mind? please let me know.