junk1: In regards to mirrorless, this interview reminds me of the Kodak interview many years ago (1998/1999?) when their rep said digital cameras would not catch on (or similar statement).
Kodak had 60,000 employed in Rochester, NY at the peak, versus now they have around 2000?
The real elephant in the room is that most kids (sorry I'm old) have almost no interest in ANY camera that isn't part of a mobile phone and that in the mid term is what will kill off what we 'olders' call cameras regardless of its type or body structure.
Roman Korcek: "Canon offered a maximum pixel count of ~22MP for seven years before the launch of the EOS 5DS and 5DS R. Why did it take that long to increase resolution?
I wasn't actually aware that it had been seven years!"
This guy really cares about his company and its products.
No, he knows full well - he's just deflecting and not giving an answer to the question !!
Well, its a typical interview from a leading player - he gives nothing away and readers are free to make up their own minds as to his replies (you can't call them answers) failure is something no one in Japan will EVER admit too so even if Canon are worried about what others are doing he simply can't won't admit it as to do so would be to lose face or standing. NOTE - there is fantastic BBC programme about all the goings on at Olympus - try to find it on the web - simply brilliant TV and I promise you you'll never look at Olympus the same again.
I got trashed upon by Nikon usrs last time I dare suggest that the Tamron would do rather well as newer (high quailty) glass tends to be better than 'classic' glass - well - gonna enjoy this bit - TOLD YOU SO ! Having said that if it were MY money I would still get the Nikkor because of future resale value when the MK 2 comes out.
I am sure that this new camera will fine - it's only with cheaper FF cameras that Nikon's QC seems to have gone of a cliff - having said that the main improvement over the D7100 seems to be a decent sized buffer ( at last) - which I am not 100 % certain Nikon could not have done via a decent software update…then again they need to flog new kit….FLARE test coming DPR ???
Jose Ernesto Passos: Unfortunately the market is concentrating and one option is going to disappear from the market. Sony has been doing lots of mistakes after it missed the LED technology in TVs. In the camera business it overstretched the number of camera models. Probably this decision was supported by the some major consulting company.The fact is that Samsung may destroy the consumer electronics business in general. Today it has achieved such a huge economy of scale that dwarfs any competitor.Canon in no way is a competitor for Samsung. Samsung dominates too many technologies today. If we take a look how it is starting to move in the camera business, unless there is an anti-trust action there will only one. I don't like a market with a small number of choices...
With a house stuffed full of Sony products ( I also worked alongside Sony for 10 years) I have to agree these are tricky times for Sony and their buiness move is very interesting. As for Samsung I am not a fan of their TV's (sorry) I find their colour balance is too rich for me - having said that my main TV is a Panasonic - so please don't think I am just Sony mad. I know Sony have failed to reach their stated aims within the camera market (in simple terms being 2nd after Canon having knocked Nikon down to 3rd and closing on Canon fast by now) but they have been clever - selling its sensor tech on-wards to several brands - this has been and remains a lifeline for Nikon. Samsung - the massive elephant in the room - now if they were clever they COULD become someone in the camera market but until very recently they don't seem to have tried very hard.
An interesting move, I for one believe that Sony will still be around in 10 yrs time but just like the last 10 yrs their business model and its cashcow products will have to have changed. Sony has always been highly innovative but also blind to new ideas from others. Example: Betamax – better than VHS but let down by poor planning and a lack of understanding what customers wanted. Walkman – massive massive product and customer base but now stone dead due to MP3 / Ipod – I could go on..
Well done Olympus its great to see all the new wonderful Zukio glass - I loved the old OM1 & OM2 and have used the Olypus Pen 5 - fantastic fast focus but I simply don't like the colours compared to Canon or Nikon. Remember people ts not all about the specs - so always best to take some test imges before you buy if you can.
Mike814: Should I wait to purchase the D750 since I assume Nikon with be correcting the flare problem before they send out the next batch of cameras? Or should I buy the D750 now and then just send it back to Nikon for repairs?
LOL - no its because it two years old and everyone knows that Canon are planning to replace it…Please if your a Nikon fan and you want to buy a D750 please go do so. PS the Canon 6D has been a highly reliable camera with picture quailty slightly better than the much more expensive 5D3 and no recalls ….sorry I couldn't stop myself…
Taking your points: 1: - Wait and see. 2: Canon 6D - no issues. 3: Good for them (see point 1) 4: The point I was making is that Nikon simply does not turn out the same quailty of product anymore. 5: Granted but my G3 still works great (if rather slow!) as do my other much younger Mac's. 6: Really ? Who says so - not the 1000's of Pro's who use them each day. 7: Granted - its not Sony's fault - they make great sensors. My point was/ is that Pentax and Fuji aren't having a 2nd or is it 3rd round of camera recalls. But enough - please if you want to buy a Nikon D750 you don't need my permission or anyone else's to do so - please go and enjoy.
MarkByland: Sort of false representation taking 100 photographs, stitching them together, and presenting them as some thing that would come straight out of camera. Why not do side-by-side 1:1 series taken from a MkIII? Or, wait, a D810? Show us what you've got, not what can be done with major digital processing.
Also, does this 5Ds R come with a free, multiple terabyte, cloud based storage account?
You make some good points - I'm guessing but I think that at least 90 % of the people reading DPR NEVER print anything off as the prints always look so poor compared to a good computer monitor….I knew a pro who used the D800 and he hated the file sizes because it created lots of additional work and his 'state of the art' PC was tied up for hours - all so he could supply the Happy Couple with a DVD full of J Pegs ! He ditched it and went back to a D3 …..ya pays ya money ya makes ya choice…
russbarnes: The truth about Canon's lenses and sensor performance will soon be revealed to the world, just as Nikon was laid bare when the D800 was released.
Each to their own. Massive mega pixel cameras have their uses and their fans - Me ? I love great images but also great DSLR video which Canon introduced but are now falling behind with brands such as Sony & Panasonic taking the lead (at the sort of price point I can afford) Canon are (like Sony/ Panasonic/ Fuji) still able to charge huge sums for their top pro level video gear - sadly I can't afford £15K for a body only just to shoot 4K video - I am sure that I am not alone…
Well we'll see… if Nikon are not seling it at this moment they must have huge warehouses stuffed full of em. This can only help create the conditions were when re-released the price will have to fall sharply. I feel sorry for Nikon but more so for Nikon fans some of whom are blind to the massive mistakes that Nikon have made. Sadly its all part of the long term decline of the once Number One brand - I really think without Sony sensor tech they would be in an even worst position than they are…I still love my Nikon FM and my FT2 - these are and remain REAL Nikons.
Very true - which is why I believe Canon has been busy getting updated glass such as the 24-70 Mk2 out. But Canon are not number 1 by being stupid - whilst these MEGA pixel cameras are showstoppers I want a 5d4 wth full upgrades to the video files rather than being able to print off MASSIVE prints...
IMAGE 8 = DPR staff conduct a pinpoint search for Canon FLARE...LOL!
No one can touch Canon and yet again they prove it - OK - apart from the odd hyper expensive Zeiss and perhaps the odd Sigma ART - but then again they tend not to AF too well and the Zeiss glass is totally manual !
What ? No picture of a Panasonic, Sony or Nikon heading a Canon news story ? DPR must be slipping….
Up to you (UTY) but if you can wait I would - two things will take place over the next few months - 1: 'Clean' stock will begin to appear and I would expect Nikon to improve its terrible QC 2: The price of the D750 will fall it would do anyway as pretty well all cameras do as they 'age' but just look what happended to D600 retail prices and how little they sell for on E Bay today.. as I said UTY.
Chris Yates: Sigma is on a Troll. They are trolling Canon, Nikon and Zeiss. :P
Andrew53: My view is that Canon took mirror seriously right from the start. The original EOS-M has outstanding build quality, the best touch screen in the business and very well made high quality lenses. You do not build a camera of that high of quality if you are not taking it seriously. Even the strap attachments, although non-standard, are very well thought out and an improvement over standard camera offerings.
Canon mis-read the market and didn't supply a viewfinder and Canon failed completely by letting the sub-standard AF slip though the testing cycle. Aside from that, the original EOS-M is just about all a mirror-less camera should be. The lack of lenses is only because of a lack of interest on the part of the consumer.
Good points well made. We all know that Canon & Nikon need to do better - for the record I used a Fuji XT 1 at a wedding last year, the pro (who loaded me his Fuji to try) shot the wedding using Nikon two D3 (the Fuji was his 'toy' camera) - stunning - such a nice camera to use. The pro said he was thinking about ditching Nikon all together ....Lets hope that when Nikon get around to the DF2 they ask Fuji to design it !