GabrielZ: I think the new APS-C sensor is the one heading for the rumored Fujifilm X-Pro2! Here's hoping, looking forward to that camera a lot, as an X-E2 user myself.
Not sure about Fuji using sony sensor for their premium body. the whole idea behind the success of their X bodies was their unique sensor. Whether it's good or bad, Using a Sony sensor is like a me to thing.
backayonder: meanwhile in Australia Nikon dealers are advertising a price increase for Nikon lenses
Aussie currency has dropped like stone. the local operations didn't pass the savings when the currency was strong but now they want to increase when the currency is weak.
Remember reading in the web end last year that Samsung was concerned about sales and may drop the price. The gold award from DPR would help out NX1 sales.
Michael Ma: While Canon wants to correct the mistake of making people want to shoot HD video with SLRs, Samsung is setting their own standards and shaking up the stagnant Japanese camera manufacturers who handicap their cameras to sell more premium models. Maybe we'll be back to getting the most out of the hardware, instead of paying an arm and a leg for a codec implementation. Only good things can come from this.
How sure are you that Samsung doesn't do the same thing once they reach the same state or success?
G3User: BUT, Nikon's 14-24 is a 2.8 lens. Enough said. What a joke of a lens Canon!
Tyler C, why shouldn't Canon price it's product as it wishes? There are people whom will pay for a brand and Canon is a reputable brand. I see people throwing their money on Apple brand and why is that? For instance, iPod... they sound quality is mediocre compared to some competition portable players like Sony but yet people (the standard Joe) are willing to throw money on it because of the brand.
Oli4D: @ panpen: Well, the sensor size is not the most important thing. Sonys A7 is a good camera for sure, but with full frame you have the problem of large / heavy lenses, especially the tele zooms.Also, full frame DOF is not always an advantage. For macro work for example, the E-M5 II with the MFT sensor has actually an advantage.
RichRMA... how do you shoot in this mode (40mp) to achieve high frequency repeating details. I thought this mode (40mp) is for single/static shots...
magneto shot: i read the interview above as : We are microsoft and we are nokia
The 7D2 is a bargain. Go try it's AF and you'll know what am I talking about. But study the manual first before use!
KingOfAtlantis: This guy seems a bit ignorant and not much passion for making cameras. He has that Samsung feel about him. Mocking others instead of improving their own kind of thing.
AlexisH... keep assumingAnyway, why are you so worried about Canon. DO you own any Canon share? Look, it's simple go use non Canon product if you see no future in Canon product.
AlexisH... his response is to the current state. Yes MILC thing has some traction in the market but has it caused a huge dent/impact on the DSLR market? Canon knows MILC has gained some traction if not why are they experimenting with EOSM system? There is not much diff between MILC and a modern day DSLR accept size but high end MILC are not small either. DSLR can easily be used as a MILC system. Most DSLR are hybrid systems, you can lockup the mirror and use it in live view mode. it's slow because it uses on sensor CDAF. They can develop an on sensor PDAF/CDAF for their DSLR. They have done that for the EOSM3. They can do so for their DSLR if they chose to. I have 3 systems of MILC (m43, E, X) but just because I have them doesn't mean i shut my eyes, say hey MILC is high tech and has destroyed the DSLR market like most are doing.
munro harrap: The hidden ingredient could be 4K!
Makes sense to do a future proof high quality full-frame Pentax.
I'm sorry Scott, i'm not following you. are you saying people would jump from other system like Canon and Nikon because of 4K inclusion in Pentex?
Its Japanese lingo and I can see people just don't understand this and trying to assume things including DPR folks. I used to work for a Japanese technology company and this is the way they answer questions. You’re always get a simplistic single line answer and they'll will not provide options in their answers. Definitely seems ignorant for western folks and seems arrogant as the result but it's not. Also, why shouldn't a leader in an industry be arrogant? Furthermore who is DPR to them? Since majority of camera makers are Japanese, maybe DPR should hire a Japanese or persons familiar with the Japanese corp lingo to carry out interview plus try to make sense.
Which part of the conversation seems ignorant? He answered all questions. He was asked about their MILC business and which competition do they refer, he said in fact they should compete with their DSLR. Doesn’t all MILC mfrs are competing to take Canon's DSLR market share? It’s like why go far when your competition is right at your door step. He was also asked about using a better sensor from other mfrs, he said is alright and they will do so if it's required. Continued…..
jpino79: I don't like Canon products. Now i know even better why...
I thought the 6D had more features than the oily D600. the 6D has built in GPS and Wi-Fi. not sure any other DSLR/MILC cameras has this combo feature in the market... that's after 3 years. Doesn't the D750 has the engineering composite material (which looks plastic).
Timbukto: The way the market has been trending (i.e. I think the days of mainstream super-zooms providing the most 'success' is trending down), and the amount of time, floor space, and resources required to build any lenses, and effects of market saturation in a premium/enthusiast market, I think its become like a chess game. Tamron has done similarly as well as Sigma IMO, but the piece de resistance is the Sigma 35mm 1.4. Cheaper, attractive, similarly sized, but showing just how out of date and overpriced the Canonikon versions were. I don't think either Sigma and Tamron will easily have another opportunity to 'outclass' Canikon lenses like the 35mm 1.4's. I also worry about what foul play in 'enhancements' either Canikon produces in their AF firmware to attempt to continue to trip up 3rd party lenses especially since I don't remembert 3rd party lenses having as good a reputation as they do this day. IMO if it wasn't for Sigma/Tamron I would have zero interest in FF DSLRs.
It's part of normal process for Camera mfrs to improve their cameras and thanks to modern day digital cameras, we usually get free FW upgrade rather replacing the entire camera. It's always a risk buying 3rd party lens in this respect and you can't faulty camera mfrs for improving or changing their firmware. People use Canon/Nikon gear for commercial use and the last thing Canon or Nikon would worry is about 3rd party lens compatibility rather than making sure all of their current compatible lens can continue working with the new FW.
MJW1: This one statement could effectively respond to a huge number of issues that come up here (on the Open Forum at least):
"The camera business doesn't make money at all. It costs a lot to develop the sensors, so including these costs we're always losing money. So in strictly business terms it's not a good business". Yet Sigma keeps investing from the profitable side of the business into the losing side for a whole range of reasons.
Factor that logic into the 'death of the DSLR', 'which companies will still exist in 5 years' type of threads and a lot of things start to make sense.
you're mixing up Sigma camera business status with other DSLR maker. Sigma camera business is bleeding to death unlike others like the DSLR gains. Sigma should stick with making Lens not DSLR/those DP things.
Aur: Sigma and Carl Zeiss need to force Nikon and Canon to open their autofocus patents or drop them stone cold. Many people have a bad experience with Sigma autofocus and never buy one again.
I remember Carl Zeiss ranting about it a few years ago when a person asked why none of their lenses for Nikon autofocus. Their response was one of anger with Nikon and Canon, Nikon and Canon refuse to let any other manufacturer use their autofucs system.
Sigma and Car Zeiss should make it clear to Nikon and Canon and they're not the ones with dropping sales and losses. Nikon and Canon are more irrelevant every day and Sigma and Carl Zeiss have many other avenues and OEM who aren't stupid and who do allow them to access their autofocus system.
Rishi, I don't share the same opinion. not all Sigma lens can be adjusted. I had a bad experience with the 18-35mm lens with my 7D2. I couldn't get the lens adjusted and even tried a 2nd copy. The techs in the store tried and they could not get the AF accuracy. End up returning the lens. Sigma is reverse engineering their lens solutions. Don't think they can reverse engineer the Canon algo plus accommodate changes with newer body AF system. If you are only doing MF, it's lower risk but if you need good AF... test the lens and be prepared to return the lens if it's not satisfactory.
grafguy: I know any forum on any subject is bound to have users debating the finer points of the latest technology and whether it executes well, has evolved and trumps the competition.
I can't help but wonder if all that discourse misses the point, of in this case, does it take great stills and videos?
I have yet to be proven that a $$$$ camera makes you a better photographer that puts out superior pictures than a competent amateur with a 50D.
I know this won't, and is not intended to, stop the technology pit talk, but just show me the pics.
I agree with the part about experience but in the digital age, hardware performance does matter. You don't need an expensive camera. e.g. 6D will blow the 50D shots especially in low light shots. Some has change the way they approach low light shots using the advantage of newer digital camera with low light AF acquisition and low light high ISO performance. Many are choosing not to use their flash unit.
alpshiker: IMHO, the long awaited upgrade for the 1Ds3 is proving most disappointing by the numbers! We have not seen many pictures yet, but enough to understand that the 5Ds/R are NOT an alternative for a medium format style camera (the Nikon D810 is). This of course is due to the presence of the AA filter on both cameras, with effect cancelled on the 5DsR. That optical device eats up some of the clarity and the tone precision which are the trade mark of medium format backs and are only achievable with a sensor with no AA filter on, in an extent that cancels the gain in MP. (…)
Is this an upgrade for the 1Ds3? Am I missing something?
Lin Evans: They probably couldn't catch Sony or even Nikon (with the 1 series) if they really tried. This camera is overpriced, has mediocre autofocus and too many competitors with substantial headstarts. If Canon wants to seriously play in this market they need to go back to their CAD systems and redesign something truly innovative and competitive IMHO..
sorry, I played with the J1 and the low light (hi ISO) performance was poor. Not sure all Nikon lens AF worked (with all lens comms data) via the adaptor plus the adaptor was costly. The EOS M EF lens adaptor was not costly and all EF lens (with lens data) worked. The lens data provides in camera lens correction for jpeg shots. Can Nikon 1 do this with all Nikon lens? The Nikon 1 system AF system was good but not great in low light. than the format the CX format has limitation against larger formats. look I have played with EM5, EM1, EOS M, a6000, XE2. there is no way, I'll ever consider the 1 system. But it's your choice but try the other systems before discrediting.Not sure with your point about not able to capture wildlife with pro level Canon and Nikon. which pro camera and lens combo is that?
IvanM: Who still uses Canon today? Can one still take a passable photo with a Canon? Are Canon's being dumped for Sony's by the Pros? How Bad is the DR really?
Here is a breakdown of the cameras and lenses used by the winners of the World Press Photo Awards: http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=25150.15
I think the results says it all....
Well, you can say Nikon and Oly are using Sony sensor. So all that success for Nikon came from using Sony sensors.