nekrosoft13: interesting interview, but pathetic Canon point of view. they act like their the best in everything, nothing scares them, yet every company out there is making better gear then them.
@rrccadJust like Nokia 10 years ago.
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.
@HFLMI was not referring to the pixel count but to the lack of his knowledge about his company's flagship consumer product line.
"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?
mgrum: "Canon has never offered us two cameras with the same sensor and asked us to pay more for one, to get some extra features before"
That's pretty much all Canon have done for the past 6 years ;)
ozturertAh, I see, thanks for the clarification.
Gosh, can we please just stop splitting hairs about the exact wording and agree on that we actually do understand what Damien wanted to say?Canon has never introduced two directly competing DSLR camera models into the marketplace at the same time without one being a specialty camera (as in the astrophotography models) or in a higher / lower tier than the other one.
ozturertHuh? The A55 and the A77II certainly don't have the same sensor.
prossi: An R&D guy that doubles as marketing manager?!!? I am loving Olympus more & more by the minute. Definitely this one is low on the bs-ing and high on the doing. They need more of these at Canon.
Sammy Yousef: Terrible timing. Most who want to do astro are drooling over the innovation on the A7R of being able to see the Milky Way in real time at ISO 409,000.
AstrotripperIs there any real life example where Sony RAW files caused some visible problems for the final image?I have seen exactly one example showing a line of pixels having a different shade than they should have, brought to attention only by specialist software used to detect such things. In other words, pics or it didn't happen.
Andreas Stuebs: So let's see ...
Weather sealed? - NoPentaprism? - No (just pentamirror)DR? - well sort of
Sorry, no option for me. At the given price you can get better.
AkpinxitAs long as you do not compare it to a Pentax, given the OP's parameters.
Roman Korcek: It is really a pity that Olympus did not implement image stabilization with the 40 MPx mode. It should be quite easy from an algorithmic point of view.
JoesivPerhaps we are talking about different things? I am saying that if you can handhold (using image stabilization) one 1-second 16 MPx exposure still enough to have a sharp 16 MPx exposure, you can handhold eight 1/125s 16 MPx exposures still enough as well, regardless if they are combined into 40 MPx later on or not.
JoesivThose 40 MPx are just eight 16 MPx images put together, so no, the stabilization is not any more complex per se. If you could handhold a 16 MPx one-second exposure using OM-D E-M5 II's image stabilization then you could also hand-hold the one second needed for the 40 MPx image.
Tapper123That's exactly my point. The stabilizer can certainly do both at the same time.If the stabilization demands "move five pixels to the left to counteract hand motion" and the 40 MPx mode demands "move one pixel to the right" the sensor would simply be moved four pixels to the left.
Well, I am sure it would be better than nothing, though I admit, one second is quite some time.
No 40 MPx samples in the samples gallery? :-(
It is really a pity that Olympus did not implement image stabilization with the 40 MPx mode. It should be quite easy from an algorithmic point of view.
Roman Korcek: Erm, what will this Tamron have that the award-winning and one third cheaper Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 does not have? Is it just about the image stabilization? Or those 3mm at the wide end? What am I missing?
Rocket09No need to be rude, it was an honest question.
Erm, what will this Tamron have that the award-winning and one third cheaper Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 does not have? Is it just about the image stabilization? Or those 3mm at the wide end? What am I missing?
Ramjager: Let me guess if it was a Canon camera from DPR's perspective it would be another nail in the coffin.Instead it's Nikon but hey it's ok...Let me guess who is paying the bills..
Either the Rothschilds or Fuji.
Manizkrishnan: I sold my X-A1 with XC 16-50 lens for $250. X-A1 was the best entry level camera i have ever used. It was far better than Olympus E-PL5 and Sony A5000 in terms of IQ and handling. But no EVF or Adding one was deal breaker for me. Bought X-E1 with XF 18-55 and kept XC 50-230 lens from the X-A1 bundle. But I still miss punchy JPEGs from X-A1 :(
Well, in all fairness, neither the E-PL5 nor tha a5000 have EVF's.