rrccad

Lives in Canada Canada
Joined on Jul 5, 2012

Comments

Total: 2654, showing: 1 – 20
« First‹ Previous12345Next ›Last »
On article Modern Mirrorless: Canon EOS M5 Review (1640 comments in total)
In reply to:

Carl Contax: Love look this mirror less camera, but Canon & Nikon deserve to go out business! Canon is too big but Nikon is not, why do they both lag years behind in mirrorless? Love this M5 but 5 axis stabilization in video only what crap! M6 is out now & the same crap, Sony 6500 now that's how all mirror less should be. Now we heard that Sony is or has taken the sales lead last year in full frame Camera sales, that's no surprise to me. Why does Canon & Nikon just do not understand where the Camera market is going, they are years behind Sony! How about D810 type camera with no mirror or what happen to the 5D mark IV ? It should have been mirrorless right?

Sony didn't take the lead.. might try putting on a pair of glasses and read again.

Link | Posted on Jun 21, 2017 at 23:55 UTC

there seems to be an ongoing theme of dissing cats by dpreview editorial staff.

Link | Posted on Jun 21, 2017 at 11:56 UTC as 35th comment
In reply to:

NickyB66: does that void the cannon warranty?

at least it's not impact damage ;)

Link | Posted on Jun 21, 2017 at 11:54 UTC
In reply to:

rrccad: so cropping the tele module down to 16mp, so that gives you an effective 2.25x zoom at 16MP. that's not bad for a smartphone really. getting pretty close to the normal zoom of 24-70.

1.1 x 2 = 2.25 approx. assuming the second lens is a 2x focal as it's written up.

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2017 at 19:20 UTC
In reply to:

timsnowshoe: So I think most people are completely missing the point of this article. First of all, in 2017 8k RAW is overkill for anyone that isn't making a Hollywood blockbuster. The idea is that actual covergence could happen with 8k in 5, 10, 15 years from now. Who knows how long it will take for the tech to become practical.

This isn't significant for good for photographers, but for videographers/ filmmakers it's going to be a game changer. I shoot video and I always get clients who ask if I could give them quality stills, and right now I can't. If it becomes possible I could deliver both. I could make significantly more $ per project because the client wouldn't have to budget for a photographer anymore.

I think in the next 10 years or so a lot of photographers are going to have to learn video or go under. I'm not hating on photographers either. I transitioned from photo to video, and there is a lot of crossover. I think that's the point of the article.

except that unless your CODEC is storing pictures without any intraframe compression, each individual frame won't be that good. your bit rates would be pretty huge IMO.

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2017 at 19:13 UTC
In reply to:

NickyB66: does that void the cannon warranty?

I think they should send it into canon for a repair estimate.

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2017 at 19:11 UTC
On article Canon EOS M6 Review (382 comments in total)
In reply to:

tecnoworld: The samsung NX1 was released in november 2014...

It was 3x better than this camera in anything.

So why, Canon, can't you even get close to a camera done in 2014 by a refrigerator manufacturer?

actually about the only thing lacking from this is video. hard to say that's a real important feature on a stills camera.

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2017 at 19:02 UTC
In reply to:

rrccad: so cropping the tele module down to 16mp, so that gives you an effective 2.25x zoom at 16MP. that's not bad for a smartphone really. getting pretty close to the normal zoom of 24-70.

true that.

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2017 at 18:57 UTC

so cropping the tele module down to 16mp, so that gives you an effective 2.25x zoom at 16MP. that's not bad for a smartphone really. getting pretty close to the normal zoom of 24-70.

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2017 at 18:39 UTC as 16th comment | 6 replies
On article Canon EOS M6 Review (382 comments in total)
In reply to:

tecnoworld: The samsung NX1 was released in november 2014...

It was 3x better than this camera in anything.

So why, Canon, can't you even get close to a camera done in 2014 by a refrigerator manufacturer?

right because smartphones aren't iterative or feature segmented at all .. good lord some people..

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2017 at 18:24 UTC
On article Report: Ricoh announcing cost cuts in face of crisis (275 comments in total)
In reply to:

Holger Bargen: If you want to buy a well introduced camera brand with broad fan base - maybe this is your chance!

broad fan base?

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2017 at 02:15 UTC
On article Report: Ricoh announcing cost cuts in face of crisis (275 comments in total)
In reply to:

Triplet Perar: From the article, "(Ricoh CEO) is also quoted as saying that the company’s new policy is to rid itself of the 'emphasis on market share above all else."
This was anticipated. That was Ricoh Imaging's idea too. Ricoh Imaging, separate business unit that makes cameras and optics and uses Pentax brand to sell them, also changed tactics a long while ago. They focused on a specific segment of the market, rather than conquering larger market share.

rid itself of the 'emphasis on marketshare'. well at least we know the camera unit won't have to change anything.

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2017 at 02:14 UTC
On article Canon EOS M6 Review (382 comments in total)
In reply to:

tecnoworld: The samsung NX1 was released in november 2014...

It was 3x better than this camera in anything.

So why, Canon, can't you even get close to a camera done in 2014 by a refrigerator manufacturer?

I appreciate your passion for your samsung kit, and if it was alive and well, you certainly would have a point. it's a shame that samsung killed it, but they did, and it's not really an alternative to any mirrorless outside of maybe the Nikon 1 :p

I kid, but you know what i mean.

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2017 at 15:42 UTC
On article Canon EOS M6 Review (382 comments in total)
In reply to:

tecnoworld: The samsung NX1 was released in november 2014...

It was 3x better than this camera in anything.

So why, Canon, can't you even get close to a camera done in 2014 by a refrigerator manufacturer?

the big minuses that trumps all. no support, no service, no new products, can't even find "better native lenses" for sale anymore unless you ebay...

Link | Posted on Jun 13, 2017 at 13:26 UTC
In reply to:

justmeMN: CIPA figures also show that 64% of ILCs shipped this year were DSLRs, and 36% were mirrorless.

depends, nikon and pentax have better numbers then we do.

I think Nikon is more concerned with why they lost marketshare to canon last year, and if it was just a sensor problem.

Certainly they have to step the game, and Nikon 1 to canon M doesn't seem to be doing too well. it's a shame really .. I love the size of the 1 .. just too bloody expensive.

they can see the leakage if there is any.

and really - the question is is it mirrorless versus DSLR, or just Fuji's system versus Nikon's system as an example.

People are placing way too much importance to the existence of an optical viewfinder system versus electronic.

Link | Posted on Jun 12, 2017 at 17:24 UTC
In reply to:

justmeMN: CIPA figures also show that 64% of ILCs shipped this year were DSLRs, and 36% were mirrorless.

@Marty "Canon seems to be pondering the question."

I don't think they are at all. they know exactly what they are doing. Sooner or later the rebel line will go down to 1 camera, and the EF-M will be the stepping stone into EF cameras.

the only thing they seem waiting on is technology - DPAF sensors are not quite there yet. Almost. But not quite. DIGIC 7 in a DSLR just may do it. They are very actively R&D'ing stacked sensors and other technology that you could see being important to compete against cameras such as the A9 series (a ton of stacked sensor patents have been released by canon in the last 2-3 years)

Once they are, they will most likely give it a try with a mirrorless EF full frame or APS-C mount camera, and then slowly add in new models, and "die out" the DSLR's.

I doubt they'll do another mount, like dpreview suggested - that would be insanely stupid for the #1 market leader.

Link | Posted on Jun 12, 2017 at 17:19 UTC
In reply to:

rrccad: of course Damien, you get the one major important fact wrong here. it's shipments from suppliers, not sales; and value is a little more nebulous.

those will always trend depending on new releases.

but as far as mirrorless versus DSLR; the tide was going to change once Canon decided to seriously ship mirrorless cameras. By all their quarterly reports, for the last 4-5 reports, they suggest a significant uptick in mirrorless sales and shipments.

oh give it up T3.. if it was another vendor selling to the masses you'd be explaining why it was such a good move to sell lower tiered items.

every camera they sell gives them a chance to selling a new model, a new lens, a new accessory that they didn't have before.

Marketshare is not a bad thing, and marketshare *is* necessary to increase your mount install base, and not to have upgrade exhaustion become greater than the number of people that do upgrade to a new camera.

and seriously... amazon.com is indicative of global marketshare selling habits? are you for real?

Link | Posted on Jun 12, 2017 at 17:13 UTC
In reply to:

justmeMN: CIPA figures also show that 64% of ILCs shipped this year were DSLRs, and 36% were mirrorless.

trends may be important.. but 100% of nothing is still nothing.

4 months doesn't make a trend.

@Marty4650
"In 2011, CIPA figures showed us that 100% of ILCs shipped were DSLRs. "

in 2011 they didn't separate DSLR's into SLR / Mirrorless in 2011.

the numbers *should* trend down for DSLR's.

a) sony stopped shipping DSLR's entirely really. (this happened in late 2013)
b) Pentax moves even further into obscurity.
c) canon starts shipping in mass far more MILC"s into Asia. (2015-16)
d) new venders started up and started shipping (Fuji, Canon, Nikon, etc) and that takes a while for momentum on shipping products.

I don't think anyone rational ever assumed that once canon or nikon get into mirrorless that the ratio's wouldn't change and change quickly.

I think what people argued was that Sony, Olympus, Fuji, Panasonic would be the one changing the overall goalposts.

I would not be one to be surprised if Canon is now shipping around 10-20% of it's entire ILC's as mirrorless now.

Link | Posted on Jun 12, 2017 at 17:06 UTC
In reply to:

Negative287: So, think about how this could potentially change the entire landscape of photography for generations to come.

Right now the only companies committed to the technology are Fuji, Olympus, Panasonic, and Sony... With Nikon mostly abandoning their failed entry level model, and Canon half heartedly releasing bodies that are good, but not so good that they will affect their cash cow.

It's looking more and more like the new big 3 will be Fuji, Sony, and M4/3 (Olympus and Panasonic). The only area that needs improving right now, deal with the AF capabilities of many of the mirrorless brands.

Oh and Pentax is a bit of an after thought in every phase.

IMO, DPAF was developed for future mirrorless and better video AF. when you consider how much heavy lifting canon had to do to get there, you kind of realize why it took so damned long though. they had to upgrade their sensor fabs, develop far faster DIGIC's,etc to process 20 million or so AF points.

and in the meantime, they had to come up with STM, hybrid AF systems to tide them over until DPAF was ready for prime time.

Canon (and nikon's) name and marketing carry a ton of clout - but also their support services, ecosystem, etc as well.

Also I think enthusiasts just naval gaze too much. Even the M which was resoundingly trashed (rightfully) by enthusiasts was an amazing photographic tool to give to someone that never used an ILC before.

the ergonomics of the M5 and M6 are top notch. what other APS-C or larger MILC the size of an M6 has tri navigational wheels? or the M5 with four?

they just don't hit the dpreview/enthusiasts buzz that much.

Link | Posted on Jun 11, 2017 at 01:22 UTC
In reply to:

sibuzaru: that really explains why Sony seems to be more active in China, it's a fresh, growing market where most doesn't have long relationship with the old brands, it's pretty clear that they have a lot more respect and admiration from consumers there than in US/EU/JP where the bias to Canikon is too big

and we can see how they take their feedback more in consideration or else e-mount cameras would look just as boring as all dslrs by now

Sony isn't really actively growing their marketshare that much though..

Link | Posted on Jun 11, 2017 at 01:16 UTC
Total: 2654, showing: 1 – 20
« First‹ Previous12345Next ›Last »