jaykumarr: readers who are angry about the pricing should see the pricing of 80-400mm II Nikon AF-S. That is 20% higher. ( As per the feedback from users, that Nikon lens is extremely fast focusing and almost as sharp as prime. So I neither blame that price).
// noise of the 7D at low ISO too high and Canon did not make an effort to improve it in the 7D II//@Bananasplit,as per dpreview studio test, 7DII has low noise, on par with others on both jpg and raw. Perhaps, the extra resolution of (2)4MP is useful only with prime lens at specific apertures.
Please re-do your analysis. I think 7DII release is very satisfactory. If you are still not convinced, you can sell your equipments and change to Nikon.
readers who are angry about the pricing should see the pricing of 80-400mm II Nikon AF-S. That is 20% higher. ( As per the feedback from users, that Nikon lens is extremely fast focusing and almost as sharp as prime. So I neither blame that price).
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.