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On Canon's Q4 earnings report shows camera sales are down article (295 comments in total)
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HowaboutRAW: And I know Canon realizes this:

A 2006 DSLR is still very good still camera in most situations.

They’ve been lazy about introducing any serious mirrorless system.

Much of the world’s economy is still a big mess, because of the derivatives fiasco.

Better question: Why in 2015, if I were starting from scratch for digital, would I pick a Canon? There are two recent exciting cameras: The 7DII and the G7X–neither is without serious challengers. And the older 5DIII, 6D, and 70D all have serious competition.

Fuji, Samsung, Olympus, Sony, Panasonic, and even Nikon, Leica and Ricoh are significantly ahead of Canon in mirrorless. (Despite the prevailing attitude, the Nikon 1 system is a plenty serious, if too expensive, mirrorless line.)

Now there are reasons to pick Canon pro and prosumer video cameras, but those also have serious challengers.

Before any person goes to Costco he asks his friends around or does some research on the internet, rarely does anybody go into Costco to buy an DSLR (entry or not) without some background work.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 29, 2015 at 23:43 UTC
On Canon's Q4 earnings report shows camera sales are down article (295 comments in total)
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Aroart: Real pros have been sticking with canon for photography because of there glass..a few might switch to Nikon for the d810...videographers is a different story ..yea yea 4 k is we're its at.. And sony a7s is a marvel...But I'll bet a c100, 300,500,1dc will look more cinematic and fs7 is only close... oh and there's no mirrorless that can keep up with a high end dslr in sports and low light auto focusing will get on the ball when there feel they are truly threatened ..... It all comes down to best image quality at the end..

Back in the day Canon was, pretty much, the only name for professionals. Today the landscape is a lot different. There are way more options for pros. The Canon glass myth no longer sticks with anybody especially the fact that Nikon, and third party manufacturers ahve really stepped up their game. The excitement, if you notice, seems to be on the dark side right now, and has been for many years. Yes, Canon still rides the marketshare wave that they gained with 1D, and there are few folk like yourself who still live and die by Canon L glass, but not every pro buys the myth, and I certainly do not either having been an avid user of both systems.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 29, 2015 at 23:35 UTC
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Wubslin: So Nikon is failing then. No surprise really.

it means that point and shoot are failing. Eventually Android and Apple will become number one.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 19, 2015 at 19:41 UTC
On Nikon D750 Review preview (1839 comments in total)
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mpgxsvcd: Canon still thinks they use better sensors.

@Ryan_Valiente I think Nikon is blocking Canon from obtaining those sensors from Sony. Whatever contract Sony and Nikon sign, could be the reason why Canon is stock with its old sensor tech. Canon is only allowed to purchase sensors for its consumer point-n-shoot line.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 25, 2014 at 04:50 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II Review preview (1235 comments in total)
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deltaskyking: 10 frames per second - check
65 point wide viewfinder filling autofocus - check
Class leading fast autofocus - check
Pro level weather sealing - check
Excellent low light autofocus and image capture - check
Another B.S. "Silver Award" for Canon cameras from dpreview - check

You see, at the end of the day, the camera sensor has the most weight in measuring the overall camera performance. If the 7DII had an Exmor sensor it would get a Platinum Award covered with diamonds.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 16, 2014 at 21:51 UTC
On Real-world test: Nikon D750 at the Museum of Flight article (279 comments in total)
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James Bligh: They say it real-world test and they do not cover its weakness such as internal reflection issue. Not even mentioning it I wonder this is a test or an entertainment. What a shame!

well, come on, we all know the issue is overblown. The problem is more like photographers have turned to field-testers. I understand that Nikon is partially to blame for that with the left-af debacle from three years ago, because after that many photographers have started to deliberately look for flaws in every Nikon gear. That's bad for Nikon, because it creates unnecessary worry.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 3, 2014 at 04:35 UTC

This camera is going to drive yet another nail in the Canon's coffin.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 20, 2014 at 18:02 UTC as 131st comment | 3 replies
On Price released for Brikk's 24k gold Nikon Df article (390 comments in total)

So, do you shoot with this camera, or do you shoot this camera?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 30, 2014 at 20:04 UTC as 233rd comment | 1 reply

The question is when will it be in DSLR's?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 21, 2014 at 00:36 UTC as 63rd comment | 1 reply
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rhlpetrus: Did you hear that, Nikon? They asked 7D users what they wanted and delivered. Nikon have been sleeping in their past glory in pro APS-C and now that market is gone for Nikon, simple as that. Mirrorless: again, when will Nikon give up on the N1 system, introduce a good 1" compact with fast zoom and launch APS-C ML and FF ML systems (should be new mount to reduce flange distance)?

Wake up Nikon!!! It's not only the cheap P&S market that is going down.

Asking users is too late. Delivering the products to users before they realize that they need them is what Nikon and Canon should be doing.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 24, 2014 at 18:45 UTC

According to these statements Nikon is definitely not in the leading position, they are in the reactionary position. To Nikon it is about studying the market, and competition, and then reacting based on the findings. Apple does not think like that, they create new demands, opportunities and desires, that is what innovation is all about. But when you react to the demands, not only are you too late to the game, but you're not innovating either, you're only upgrading.

I must admit, Nikon has made innovations in a few areas, for example, the Dynamic Range. Nobody talked about DR until Nikon pushed DR limits above expectations, and that caused ripples in the market, causing every Canon user demanding for more DR.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 23, 2014 at 17:16 UTC as 107th comment | 1 reply
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (2702 comments in total)

It's an excellent camera considering that it has no competition. It's closest competitor D300 is years old and abandoned.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 17:51 UTC as 476th comment | 1 reply
On Sony a7S used to shoot Chevrolet commercial article (278 comments in total)

Why not just get an HD camera than making this painful rig?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 21, 2014 at 15:38 UTC as 30th comment | 2 replies
On Drone lighting could be coming soon to your studio article (129 comments in total)

Wow I pitch that idea a year ago, and look its finally coming to fruition.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 17, 2014 at 15:31 UTC as 29th comment | 1 reply
On Getting off the ground: Cheap drones for photography article (148 comments in total)

I'm waiting for the day to come when our Speed Lights could be like mini-drones (or like little humming birds) that could stand still in mid air without a stand. Via algorithms they could quickly reposition themselves to enable you to take different shots. And be able to follow the subject on their own...etc.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 3, 2014 at 14:46 UTC as 47th comment | 3 replies
On Nikon 1 V3 First Impressions Review preview (432 comments in total)

Look, this camera will be judged by its price. Bring down the price of the kit to $500 and you got yourself a winner. In the mean time, other mirrorless offering look far more attractive.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 1, 2014 at 21:05 UTC as 61st comment | 5 replies
On Hands on with the Pentax 645Z article (661 comments in total)

How many Gigapixels is this camera?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 16, 2014 at 15:59 UTC as 95th comment | 1 reply

Nikon 1 failure.
It's simple, if you cannot sell it in the USA you've failed.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 11, 2014 at 02:07 UTC as 9th comment | 7 replies
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fdfgdfgdgf: This video is full of crap

someone feeling crabby today. Did you wake up on the wrong foot?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 4, 2014 at 15:32 UTC
On Chicago-based Calumet Photographic closes U.S. stores article (195 comments in total)

where do I buy their liquidations?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 17, 2014 at 17:15 UTC as 18th comment
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