DonSantos: Well I'm about so sell my "gold" award x-e2 with the awesome fuji 35mm 1.4 and upgrade the the "silver" sony a7 + zeiss 55mm 1.8.
Am I crazy?
@Mike99999Agree, anyone referencing that test should try it on any of the OVF based cameras using the same instructions. I'm willing to bet that 1Dc will fail as well (and more) under the same test criterias.
xpanded: Please stop calling interpreters for translators. They require vastly different skills.
Yes, just as bad as talking about "Pro-photographer" as one group with one set of needs.
michael19843: Sounds like the 5D Mark IV will have the same 5D Mark III sensor with a crap dual pixel feature like the 70D.
"The dual pixel is sufficiently advanced to seem like magic"Compared to?
JRFlorendo: Canon is serious about still photography when they match Sony's EXMOORE sensors, that's what every Canon fanbase has been waiting for +8 years now.
So Donnie, If I understand you correctly use admit that it is a crappier product but still thinks it is great. To each its own I guess...
Donnie G: Here are my crystal ball predictions, (for 2014 thru 2016), that I've come up with for my fellow Gear Heads to attack:
1. Camera sales will continue to shrink in the U.S. and Europe due to weak economies and even more widespread adoption of cellphone camera usage by the traditional P&S user.
2. Mirrorless interchangeable lens compact cameras (sensors sized APS-C or smaller) will continue to make up less than 15% of camera sales.
3. Fujifilm's X series will become the dominate MILC camera brand.
4. Canon and Nikon will continue to adapt to these new market conditions and will collectively own better than 80% of all camera sales regardless of type.
5. One or more of the current camera makers will quit the business or will be bought by another company.
Yeah, I said it!
I just hate it when the irony isn't clear enough ...
"Add to that the expectation that the camera will do video recording too and you can then see the problem faced by the camera maker who's trying to make an EVF that functions as well as an OVF. "What does that mean? I've always had the impression that evf is better than ovf for video ...
ThePartaker: If canon are sensible they will not make a mirorless camera until the electronic viewfinder resolution is better - say 4,000,000. The current ones are far inferior to mirrors for focussing and following action.
"If canon are sensible they will not make a mirorless camera until ..."In other words, Canon is not sensible.
clicstudio: I like what was said about the camera outperforming the human eye.That's my dream, to get the same resulting photo I see on my viewfinder.It's ALL about dynamic range, the rest is optional to me. A $600 rebel has similar límited DR to My 1Dx. There should be a Huge difference but even raw files don't have enough DR.Dual pixel AF is great and all but I would like a dual sensor for highlights and shadows working in real time to see what my human eye sees.Even at a lower MP count or slower frame rate.I don't think it's impossible. The great people at Magic Lantern are already doing something like it with their dual ISO technology. U can't tell me canon doesn't have the power to revolutionize the market.Whoever does it first, will rule the future.
Canon have many strengths, but DR is not one of them. If it is that important to you then are not making it easy for yourself by using Canon.
lightsculpture: Talking about mirrorless, I am just glad that Canon did not do what some of their competitors did - abandoning their DSLR customers overnight and switching to SLT/MILC.
In fact, I see Canon's strategy to develop a unified strategy for CDAF capable dual pixel sensor that can be used in both DSLR and mirrorless to be brilliant. This way, they can keep their DLSR customers happy while position themselves to compete in the mirrorless market. Provided they decide to put the dual-pixel sensor in their mirrorless, that is.
"In fact, I see Canon's strategy to develop a unified strategy for CDAF capable dual pixel sensor that can be used in both DSLR and mirrorless to be brilliant. "You make it sound like they are unique with on sensor pdaf, or atleast first with it. But neither is true, right?
RichRMA: Canon and mirror-less is like Disney when DVD's came out. They were the last studio to get into it. They let others do the groundwork and establish the market. They were lazy and greedy.
Why does averone talk about Canon and MILC as if Canon is awaiting the situation?Canon have an offer!It's just so that it have gone into oblivion outside of Japan.Tell it like it is: -They tried and flunked. Much as nikon did. Now they just act as if it never happened.
Donnie G: 2015 will be the "death" year for at least one of the current crop of camera manufacturers. Who will be the one to quit the camera business? Hint! It won't be any of the DSLR makers. Heh Heh Heh
So Pentax is not on your list of extinct species.
Otoh, why should Canon as a company continue to invest in a declining camera market, when they operate in so many other areas where profit and growth may be bigger?
If the camera business makes money today, why should that profit be spent in a declining market?
dg90: Everyone "pushes the envelope".
We living in a wonderful time.
Let's wait and see if Nikon managed to stay out of court...
I kinda missed question regarding the relationship with Sony, and if Olympus expertise and skills would find a broader user base by the use of that relationship.
Matthewson: I really don't understand the push for mirrorless cameras. The latest installments from Olympus look like SLR's from the outside, with a "pentaprism" of sorts sitting on top. I'd vote down anything that adds cost, complexity, and battery draw. Peering at a tiny video of your scene serves only to separate the photographer further from his subject. The original OM line had reflex mirrors, and were compact. The only gripe I had back then, in the 80's, was the strap lugs dug into my palms. From the look of it, they're still putting those nasty strap lugs on their cameras.
"I really don't understand the push for mirrorless cameras." Hard to argue about that, but please, don't hesitate to ask if you are interested in what some early adopters see as positives, and that some feel outweight the battery drain.
Let's start with a freebie: Mirrorless reduces cost. Today you can get cameras doing 24MP@11 fps for $600. With PDAF. So from now on, look at the mirrorbox as something that adds cost and complexity.
Nukunukoo: Tis so sad that what could have been a great opportunity to turn a defect into a impressive PR coup had they done it months ago, has now turned into a pathetic (really pathetic) move by the Nikon execs to try to do damage control when the ship has already sunk.
Thus effectively turning what could have been a profitable Marketing move into just a wasted expense large enough to hurt their bottom line.
This is almost as bad as the execs' hair in their mugshots. Maybe.
True. Correctly handled, all problems can be turned into opportunities. But still good that it is now offered.
PepsiCan: One year too late.
I don't think many will say "This is to late, I won't send my in."
rich889: The sense that I came away with in this interview that Nikon is extremely complacent. For instance, Nikon does NOT want to create a high quality mirror-less camera because it might detract from their DSLR revenue so instead they blame the American public. Denial to cover mediocrity. They ignore the fact that the move towards mirror-less is a growing market, and that the picture quality of Nikon 1 v1 and v2 is indeed INFERIOR to APS-C and even Micro Four Thirds. Nikon has not been an pioneer in the digital age for over 15 years, but the recent falling-off of quality (as shown by problems with the D600) is troubling, and is a shame for those of us who have used Nikon equipment for decades.
He is a 'love nikon at all cost' kind of guy. Instead of saying that nikon was great for listening to the needs for communication, he could have listed the options or there that already does what nikon aims at.
Mark Kalenian: I liked the question about the D300S replacement. A more pointed question would have been: Has DX on the higher end cameras been officially discontinued.
Or, the D300 have found a very appreciative user base, would you agree? Followed with:Do you have a strategy for how to continue supporting them?
In all honesty i do think that some answers are these result of culture and speaking a 2nd language.
Wildbegonia: What is with the name? Tango? Give me a break. Why is it that when someone thinks that has created something out of the norm, out of this world and quite sophisticated, they decide to call it Tango? I really need glasses....
huh? Projects are internal, and this is a project name. Products are external and the name will not be tango...
MarkByland: It's because a majority of people don't trust the EVF in mirrorless cameras. It really is that simple. I hate the things. I appreciate the 1:1 visual analog connection to my subjects. It is some thing I depend upon for my photo making. It's not about the "quality" of the image so much as it is about the connection of the photographer with the subject. The EVF is horrible technology and I don't care what "advancements" or "innovations" Company $ (S) or Company F can come up with, it's still a major disconnect and, quite literally, a converted electronic view of the past.
Kinda cool to say that this is the opinion of majority of people, when mosta removing to shoot wiith their phones ...And when electronic displays har been the way to shoot movies and videos for a long time.
Not to mention hoe many people that needs thetering...