New Version of 5D with more pixels - Canon CEO's response?

Started Dec 29, 2007 | Discussions
O_O Junior Member • Posts: 32
correct translation

.Ray wrote:

Here's my translations.

"Strategies for SLR products:

We will bring out more powerful products. Mid range cameras "EOS 5D"
will have increase features and resolution models coming to market.
We will bring out improved products at the same price points."

I can read chinese. The Canon president does not mention "increase features".

He only said:
1. increase resolution
2. increase durability

3. keep the same price point of current 5D (not sure it is the initial $3xxx or current $2xxx)

Fluorite Regular Member • Posts: 244
Amen (NT)
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OrangeYaGlad Forum Member • Posts: 71
Re: Google Translation...

Robert Whiteman wrote:

OrangeYaGlad wrote:

Well brand new 5D's are selling for about $2200 right now. Do you
think anyone would pay an additional $1000 for 2 more MP's, 14bits
and a few gaskets?

Would you pay more for an enhanced tool that does a better job? If
there's a discernable difference in IQ it'll sell like hotcakes.

I guess that depends how much more money for how much better image quality. Remember, we are not talking about Canon flagship model here. So for people in the market for a 5D, cost IS a factor.

Yes?

Robert

Anastigmat Forum Pro • Posts: 12,680
Re: 5D competitor from Nikon soon?

The second half of the article is an interview of the Nikon executive. He seems to be suggesting that Nikon will not keep upping the pixel count, since it will only increase prices and slow down transmission of image files through the web, but that at the right moment, an increase in image quality will occur.

That to me signals the megapixel race may be slowing, and that Nikon will bring out an affordable full frame to compete with the 5D.

Cheers.

Johnny Novice wrote:

You may check the following link and other sites about the responses:

http://china.kyodo.co.jp/modules/fsStory/index.php?sel_lang=tchinese&storyid=51881

I could not remember the URL of the translator.

Cheers,

Johnny

E.J. Contributing Member • Posts: 990
Re: L Weathersealed? On another planet Re: Google Translation...

It started in 2000 - not all that recent.
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E.J. Contributing Member • Posts: 990
Re: Google Translation...

That is a pretty darn good guess!!!
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Bernie Ess Veteran Member • Posts: 7,135
Re: 5D competitor from Nikon soon?

Anastigmat wrote:

The second half of the article is an interview of the Nikon
executive. He seems to be suggesting that Nikon will not keep upping
the pixel count, since it will only increase prices and slow down
transmission of image files through the web, but that at the right
moment, an increase in image quality will occur.

They cannot afford to stay significantly behind the competition in terms of resolution. Rightnow their top cam is 12MP which is - by todays standards - no longer the high end. Canons 1ds 3 seems to be quite good in the IQ department, so they need to adress this, and I am pretty sure they will, and soon.

Bernie

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Anastigmat Forum Pro • Posts: 12,680
Re: 5D competitor from Nikon soon?

Bernie Ess wrote:

Anastigmat wrote:

The second half of the article is an interview of the Nikon
executive. He seems to be suggesting that Nikon will not keep upping
the pixel count, since it will only increase prices and slow down
transmission of image files through the web, but that at the right
moment, an increase in image quality will occur.

They cannot afford to stay significantly behind the competition in
terms of resolution. Rightnow their top cam is 12MP which is - by
todays standards - no longer the high end. Canons 1ds 3 seems to be
quite good in the IQ department, so they need to adress this, and I
am pretty sure they will, and soon.

Bernie

Yes, I agree and I am sure Nikon is working on a high pixel count full frame to do battle with the 1DSIII. The 1DIII is 10mp and it is high end, or at least high end in price. However, I believe he was indeed hinting at moving to bigger sensors (i.e. full frame) to address the image quality of Nikon cameras.

pc168 Senior Member • Posts: 2,275
Re: 5D competitor from Nikon soon?

As I believe, affordable full frame would be there soon. This is the trend. And APS-C sensor would become cheaper and cheaper. I always try not to invest in EF-S lenses to wait for the coming of that day!

Anastigmat wrote:
The second half of the article is an interview of the Nikon
executive. He seems to be suggesting that Nikon will not keep upping
the pixel count, since it will only increase prices and slow down
transmission of image files through the web, but that at the right
moment, an increase in image quality will occur.

That to me signals the megapixel race may be slowing, and that Nikon
will bring out an affordable full frame to compete with the 5D.

Cheers.

Johnny Novice wrote:

You may check the following link and other sites about the responses:

http://china.kyodo.co.jp/modules/fsStory/index.php?sel_lang=tchinese&storyid=51881

I could not remember the URL of the translator.

Cheers,

Johnny

bearcat Contributing Member • Posts: 555
Re: The "suggested retail" price on usa.canon.com is a bit less (nt)

Yes, it is $2499.99

RDKirk wrote:

.Ray Contributing Member • Posts: 602
oops, I've translated each phrase now

Yep, you're right, I mis-read it the first time round.

"我們將推出強有力的產品。中級相機“EOS 5D”將會有提高了耐用性和像素的後繼機型上市。在同等價位上我們將推出更好的產品。"

強有力的產品 = more powerful products
中級相機“EOS 5D” = mid range camera "EOS 5D"

提高了耐用性 = increased durability (I misread it as 提高性能 sorry)
和像素 = and resolution

等價位上我們將推出更好的產品 = better products at same price point

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