6D: interesting observations

Started Oct 3, 2012 | Discussions thread
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oscarvdvelde Senior Member • Posts: 1,054
6D: interesting observations

additional 6D thoughts:

  • All buttons are moved from the left side. Obviously Canon intended it to have a swivel screen, which would have its hinge there, but decided against it.

  • Why is not a touchscreen like on the 650D? Problems with water-resistance? (a colleague of mine twice lost a touchscreen phone after some raindrops fell on it).

  • Newly designed 20.2 MP sensor. You wouldn't design a new sensor for equal performance as what you had before. It either is supposed to be an improved design of the 5D III sensor, or they wanted it to be a Hybrid CMOS to work with STM lenses. Time ran out to finish it?!

  • Single-axis level only. Architecture photographers with expensive tilt-shift lenses should pay 1200 more for the 5D III with dual-axis level to align the lens horizontally for correcting verticals (and get great AF and speed they don't need). Anyway there are mechanical bubble levels, of course.

  • HDR mode doesn't save the raw images. This has got to be the cheapest way of crippling a function, it's just firmware so it saves Canon nothing. Then we might as well go straight to the bracketing function. Couldn't it be implemented as a tweakable "HDR Picture Style" which gives a preview image and groups the corresponding raw files, to be further tweaked in DPP?

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