Canon rumored R7. I'm calling it...

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gipper51 Veteran Member • Posts: 5,295
Re: Canon rumored R7. I'm calling it...

MikeJ9116 wrote:

gipper51 wrote:

MikeJ9116 wrote:

By your logic, nobody should be using a dedicated camera. Including FF and P&S models.

I'm not implying any logic, just reporting what's going on out there. The public at large is not lugging around real cameras anymore. Camera sales figures back that up. The cell phone is the camera of choice for masses now.

By your logic Canon also shouldn't be selling FF or P&S cameras too. I live in one the biggest tourist areas of the USA. I see far more APS-C cameras being toted around than FF cameras. How does this fit with your logic? If people are lugging around real cameras these days most are opting for the APS-C cameras to reduce size, weight and in many cases cost of ownership.

Look at all the people in the forums at DPR that use both APS-C and FF. Both sensor sizes serve a purpose for them. I am one of these people. I have two FF cameras and two APS-C cameras (SL2 and M3). I use the SL2 way more than the other three combined. I am far from an anomaly in this regard. I do this because most situations where I use a camera I would rather carry the smaller SL2 and the EF-S 15-85mm lens. Then add a prime or two as I see fit depending on where I am going. I still take a FF camera on occasion but not very often. I would love to have an RF mount APS-C option to replace the SL2 I use. There are many more people that want this same option too.

I was only pointing to the original statements about "most of the APS-C cameras sold are now unused".  This statement is largely true, because we're referring to the MILLIONS of cheap DSLRs that were sold to the public that now sit collecting dust, replaced by the smartphone.  These users were rarely photographers, just regular folks who wanted better pictures than the crappy phones and P&S cameras provided at the time.  This previous cash-cow userbase is largely erased from the camera market now.

You're talking about a different group.  That group is the 'dedicated enthusiasts' who still prefer to use real cameras.  You and I are among them.  And yes, in that group APS-C still holds a strong market share.  I'm a FF and APS-C shooter, also one who is interested in the rumored R7.  I like APS-C for all the reasons everyone else does.  You don't have to convince me of the format's viability.  I'm also toying with adding a m43 system for lighter weight and portability.

My previous statement about 'latest and greatest for Cinderella snapshots' was a bit of hyperbole.  But it still stands that, for the most part, only the dedicated photography crowd are carrying real cameras now; pick your format.

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