These are the kind of things I hate about Canon lately. My ancient Powershot G5 has voice tagging. I hope Canon fix that with a firmware upgrade because is beyond the pale.
Photato: Any reason why Apple is still using a 4:3 Aspect Ratio sensor in a 16:9 world?All the pictures are shown top/botton cropped on the iPhone 16:9 screen or with side bars when zoomed out, same for HDTVs.As for Video, most of the sensor's pixels are wasted into a 16:9 crop. Here the lens behaves more like narrower 38mm eqv.I am scratching my head wondering about Apple's famous attention for detail. LOL
The new Panasonic CameraPhone has a sensor larger than the image circle, meaning capable of muti aspec crops. Why is that bizarre? A camera is a camera, big, small, iOS powered or propietary dedicated firmware . The limiting factor in a Samrtphone is Size and Weight, hence expanding the sensor rather than the lens assembly seems even more reasonable.
It doesnt have to be a 16:9 sensor. A 3:2 sensor would have been a more efficient solution.Ideally premium smartphones should have multi-aspect ratio sensor. Combined with the phone level sensors users would have shots at Level most of the time, fast and effortlessly.
Any reason why Apple is still using a 4:3 Aspect Ratio sensor in a 16:9 world?All the pictures are shown top/botton cropped on the iPhone 16:9 screen or with side bars when zoomed out, same for HDTVs.As for Video, most of the sensor's pixels are wasted into a 16:9 crop. Here the lens behaves more like narrower 38mm eqv.I am scratching my head wondering about Apple's famous attention for detail. LOL
I'd be more than happy with a Smartphone having this sensor and the proper IR filter. Ok maybe 1/1.7" type with 2MP. Really interesting, I wonder how big are the pixels. Maybe equal to a FF sensor? Is that stated somewhere?
Wow what an epic marketing fail...and to quote my Grand mom."Over Promised - Under delivered"
Canon is stubbornly clinging to the SLRs.They are so clueless lately this is not even funny.
Most people wanting 4K are unaware of Chroma Sub sampling in CODECs. They all should be asking for 4:2:2 10bit at 2K or even 1080P instead .But same as the megapixel race 4K is easier to understand.
Photato: What needs to happen before DP Review will create a Review of the first and only Canon mirrorless camera?
Sure at this point it is a rhetorical question.
What needs to happen before DP Review will create a Review of the first and only Canon mirrorless camera?
Photato: All this is good but why most of these Smartphones are still using 4:3 sensors?I hope the next iPhone use a 3:2 Aspect Ratio sensor instead for more efficient utilization of the Image Circle and the 16:9 display.
The most efficient AR is the one intended for the final crop. The majority of displays today are 16:9 and the standard for HD Video is 16:9 as well. Almost all professional DSLRs use the 3:2 format that is closer to 16:9, requires less crop.Also a 3:2 sensor would give a wider field of view so you dont need a wider lens.The full native shots of these phones never show because the screens are 16:9. This is retarded and a complete lack of attention to detail.
All this is good but why most of these Smartphones are still using 4:3 sensors?I hope the next iPhone use a 3:2 Aspect Ratio sensor instead for more efficient utilization of the Image Circle and the 16:9 display.
Something is wrong with Canon.
With due respect to Mr Westfall but he needs to be informed that MOV and MP4 are not CODECs. Those are Media Container Files.As far as I know the 7DII has not choice the CODEC as he implies, It only does H264. With the choice of consumer grade IBP frames and All Keyframes.
Photato: The future of Photography seems to be on the hands of Electronics Giants like Sony, Panasonic, Samsung, Apple, etc.Right move from Panasonic.I hope Apple do something similar since I'm in the iOS platform.A Smart Camera that can replace my smart phone !
Apple still have another event for iPad, iPod and TV in October. They might announce a photo-centric iOS device there but I doubt it. All they need to do is to put a good sensor and lens on a iPod or iPhone.
Joseph Black: A camera for people who care about photography by a company that cares about photography. Gearheads won't have their spec lust satisfied, but photographers will have one of the best cameras money can buy.
Smaller buffer, longer battery life. 12MP still give you plenty of resolution to crop from. Also you can freeze motion easier by choosing faster shutter speeds.
bronxbombers4: Anyway the speed and AF and all sounds like out of the park, awesome.
The sensor is what it is. It would be DOA for a 5D4, but it's probably OK for a 7D2 (although not ideal and I certainly feel for the one body shooters who'd use this as their main landscape cam too).
The video looks pretty punted though in terms of quality. The video AF might be useful though.
If you don't hit DR-limited scenes much and never shoot video it's a total home run. Grand slam even (assuming it lives up to the words).
If you were looking to it for video it's a D+ if you care about all things plus video quality. If you don't care about the video quality so much at all, it's maybe B to A- depending upon unknown UI factors.
If you wanted an action cam plus great all around aps-c sensor it's mixed, great on the one hand and stuck in 2007 and not quite so hot on the other.
Yes in the end we judge a camera on how it satisfy our specific shooting needs.But still, no matter what you shoot, the sensor seems to be the weakest link here. Small pixels on a cropped sensor.Notice how the marketing material didn't talk much about IQ improvements. So I guess it'll be close to the 70D IQ wise, which is nothing exciting.
Gesture: Fascinating. Camera makers have literally had to "come to the phone."
No, they just have to join the personal mobile computer which happens to have a phone.Ironically, these days people are texting more than placing phone calls.I'm surprised it has taken this long.
Photato: For a camera that is supposed to remain relevant for the next 5 years this is disappointing.
I was expecting:
-Much better image quality either by using larger pixels or a more revolutionary sensor to allow faster shutter speeds.-Better Video specification like full sensor readout for movie mode, professional grade encoding 4:2:2. Faster FPS and more choices in resolutions.-RF flash control.-Articulated screen (Despite the weather seals challenges)-Touch Screen. It has interesting professional uses.-Many other creative solutions that are expected from a "leading" camera company.
The 7DII should be a capable camera but in my opinion Canon came short of what could have been an exciting camera that at least matched photographers expectations in 2014.
Those might look like gimmicks to you, but are actually useful features for others.A professional camera like the 7DII has to be flexible and versatile enough to make the work of photography/videography faster, better and easier. IMO Canon didn't deliver enough. And if you want to talk about "performance in the field" I'm sure the sensor performance will be behind competitors offerings.
The future of Photography seems to be on the hands of Electronics Giants like Sony, Panasonic, Samsung, Apple, etc.Right move from Panasonic.I hope Apple do something similar since I'm in the iOS platform.A Smart Camera that can replace my smart phone !