Disaster snuff porn is the best of 2013? I understand the journalistic value of such images, but not really the artistic value. To me, this is the most beautiful image captured by humanity in 2013:
First Runner up:
Second runner up:
cpkuntz: Why do they use 2 mp sensors? Robust build? The Apollo mission used Hasselblads. Why not get some medium format goodness on board one of these rovers?
Thanks for the logical explanations. Of course the bandwidth is quite low; I just read the article, noticed 2mp, and was really surprised without really thinking about why. Notice my original post was an honest question, not a complaint.
Why do they use 2 mp sensors? Robust build? The Apollo mission used Hasselblads. Why not get some medium format goodness on board one of these rovers?
Thank you for including Andrew Reid's comments. I love using the 5D Mark III and am excited by the prospect of filming video with it, but highlighting his remarks will serve to push Canon in the direction of releasing a DSLR with good resolution out of camera without a hack (physical or software). That kind of pressure is warranted and welcome.
Too bad there is no M+Auto ISO exposure compensation. This is the main problem with it.
This camera looks like a real breakthrough! I wish I didn't have so many Canon lenses. If I were starting without a system, I'd definitely get this camera. The 5D III will likely be a great camera, too, and I'm excited to get it. However, at this point, it doesn't even come with functioning software to develop raw files. Video isn't even as sharp as 5D II. I was excited about the new Canon and tried to defend it, but these sharpness issues are just bush league. Absolutely ridiculous. Come on, Canon, time to up your game. Congratulations on what looks like a fantastic tool, Nikon users. Hopefully next time Canon won't sit on its laurels.