It is said that a smart man learns from his mistakes, but a wise man learns from the mistakes of others. I gather, from the responses in this interview, that Canon may not be employing a large number of wise men.
AngryCorgi: "There's nothing in particular that we learned from Nikon or Sony..."
And that's why your sensors are 2+ generations behind Sony and Nikon and Samsung.
Nikon has no sensor? False. Nikon developed the following sensors: D3/D700, D3s, D4, D4s, DF, D3100, D3200...Nikon states that the D750 sensor is newly designed, suggesting some heavy reworking of the D600/D610 Sony sensor as well. So, yeah...you would be wrong. Care to take a shot across Samsung's bow too? And yes, if you have proven that you can't compete in an area, you'd be wiser to farm those components out to those who can rather than to wallow in failure and ineptitude. But, this interview shows Canon is just a bit too smug to even care.
Daniel Lauring: American's don't want small cameras. HUH?!?f
This was the worst interview yet.
Canon or Maeda as it's rep, seems to lack any bit of humility and this interview only enforces that fact that Canon is a poor listener and completely detached from reality.
Totally agree. Canon hasn't had their ear to the ground in quite a while.
"There's nothing in particular that we learned from Nikon or Sony..."
DavidKennard: Is Saiki-san the male version of X-Men's Rogue?
You interviewed him BEFORE 1981? That was rogue's fashion debut. ;)
We'll played, sir.
Will we be able to get the new FF Pentax in kiwi/orange color scheme??
DDWD10: A welcome refinement... think K-5 to K-5 II.
But yer right...this should have been named D7100 mk II or D7100s
Slightly more of an upgrade, but only because the D7100 had a flawed sensor and this one has the sensor the D7100 SHOULD have had...
phoenix15: What a fantastic camera... Not !Sorry Nikon, you can't compete with Canon EOS 7D II. Even the 2 years old pentax K-3 beats you in many aspect. With that price tag, if I have money I will buy Olympus OMD 5 II.
Everybody competes with the 10 year old sensor technology in the 7D II, so that's just straight up nonsense.
One of these is not like the others (hint, it's the Canon):http://www.dxomark.com/Cameras/Compare/Side-by-side/Canon-EOS-7D-Mark-II-versus-Nikon-D5300-versus-Pentax-K-3___977_919_914
AngryCorgi: Can't compete with Nikon and Pentax's entry-level IQ? No problem, we'll throw an LCD panel on it! That'll do the trick. :-P
The D300S sensor is NOT the same as the D90 sensor. It's amazing that you profess to know what you are talking about and the first sentence of your rebuttal is wrong and most people on DPR who have any experience with Nikon KNOW the two sensors are vastly different.
The 1D2 was the worst, but the rest of the. Canons were only slightly better.
The D90 sensor outclassed the 7D sensor a YEAR before the 7D was even announced! You need a dig photo history lesson. A year after the 7D was announced came the D7000...and the Pentax K-5...both sensors were generations ahead of the 7D. The 7D never had the best performing sensor on the market and certainly wasn't in this mythical position for "ages". Your ridiculous fanboy comment is so stupid that I feel a little ashamed for even responding to your troll attempt.
Here is your shot at an education: http://www.thephoblographer.com/2010/01/09/dxo-mark-nikon-d90-bests-canon-7d/#.VO5pKWK9KSM
I judge based on actual experience. I started on Canon DSLRs (first was a 350D, then a 30D, 1D2, 450D, and finally a 5D classic) and migrated over to Nikon later and have since owned Nikons and Sony cameras (have a Coolpix A right now and love it). I have walked the Canon path pretty far before I left. The shadow noise on the 1D2 was atrocious. The rest were all pretty much the same. Canon has done nothing to make progress in DR since 2005 (10 frickin years ago!). They aren't getting the benefit of doubt from me. It's time they step up and compete.
It would be nice if you got a pentaprism with the extra $$$ you spend for the 760D.
You just reiterated what everyone cried when the 15mp sensor came out...then the 18mp sensor...then the revised 18mp sensor, then the revised, revised 18mp sensor...then the 22mp 5d2 sensor...then the revised, revised, revised 18mp sensor...then the 21mp 5d3 sensor...then the 20mp sensor...now the 24mp sensor.
Ya know what? Canon doesn't get the benefit of doubt anymore until they prove they can play with the rest of the big boys. I held back judgment in the past, but it's clear they are incapable of matching sony or samsung or nikon sensor technology. It's sad, but true. Canon doesn't care. They simply keep plodding along and rehashing the same old tired underperforming design. Next time I give them the benefit of doubt is the next time they make a revision AFTER proving my assumption now wrong. And they won't. They even said the new 5Ds sensor won't compete in terms of DR with sony or samsung or nikon.
Can't compete with Nikon and Pentax's entry-level IQ? No problem, we'll throw an LCD panel on it! That'll do the trick. :-P
Treeshade: G3X is a bit taller than G7X (60mm tall). If they use the same LCD, then I guess the filter thread of G3X is about 55mm. 600mm equivalent is 222mm for 1-inch sensor. 222/55=4. The F/stop value is at most 4.
But consider FZ1000 (another 1-inch superzoom), which uses 62mm filter, is only F/4 at 400mm (max 2.4 in theory, but in practice the lens barrel has zoom and focus parts). If we assume the same ratio (60%), then the F/stop value is about 6.7. Seems a bit slow even for 600mm equivalent.
This is like estimating someone's height based on the size of their wrist. Nonsense logic.
Why ask if they are taking it seriously? The don't release half of their "M" hardware in the states as it is. Fear of failure is driving the train...even they don't believe in their products at this point.
Canon's new company slogan:
"At least it's not a step backward!" ~DPR
Peiasdf: SONY sensor so you know it is gonna kick ass and taking names (and give those name to other people). I know this model is not a replacement for 5D3 and instead will be selling next to 5D4 but Canon should just release the R version. Two version with the difference being the filter is not going to help with inventory management.
Josh is spot on. It is DESIGNED by Canon and MANUFACTURED by Sony. Passing thru the door of a Sony fab shop won't impart any special pixie dust onto the sensor that will alter it's Canon-esque design. It is what it is.