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On article Video: Canon shows off its new 120MP APS-H CMOS sensor (218 comments in total)
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GaryJP: Cue Canon bashers 3 ... 2 ... 1 ...

If nothing else, it's a reminder that they are not only much bigger than the other guys; their R&D is just as sophisticated. But without cameras that are stylish ("Not a single screw is visible from the outside") and more dynamic range, they'll have to be content with selling more than the other guys. Oh well, it could be worse.

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2018 at 16:49 UTC

Twelve questions, including How long have you been with the company, and what was your first camera.

Well, this solves the problem of asking questions you know the manufacturer won't answer.

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2018 at 17:42 UTC as 64th comment | 1 reply
On article Lytro is officially shutting down (207 comments in total)

Even if there isn't any immediate way to perfect Lytro it's not like Google has no spare cash to gamble on the future.

Link | Posted on Mar 28, 2018 at 18:48 UTC as 13th comment | 2 replies

Small and light seems the way to go, what with Sigma taking the lead in the brick category and more mirrorless on the way. This could be a renaissance, like when the OM-1 came out and people realized that for most uses, cameras didn't need to be that big and heavy.

Link | Posted on Mar 27, 2018 at 17:50 UTC as 23rd comment
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Paul_B Midlands UK: where is the avalanche of comment?

I thought I would see something smashing something else. But it turned out be a phone with a high DxO number.

Link | Posted on Mar 27, 2018 at 17:35 UTC
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Kamox: "According to our survey, 80% of users are non-professional, and 20% are professional."
One of the following is true, you decide which:
1. FF is more than enough for the vast majority of pro assignments.
2. photography, as a job, pays so bad that not many pros can afford MF.
3. there are many more rich hobbysts that successful pros.
4. other (write it down here \/ \/ \/ )

#3 is true for all formats and good for them that they recognize the importance of doctors, dentists and lawyers who will always have the money.

Link | Posted on Mar 26, 2018 at 19:00 UTC

Realtors could merge a photo of a tool shed with the Taj Mahal. The infrared photo is intriguing.

Link | Posted on Mar 26, 2018 at 18:42 UTC as 35th comment
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JEROME NOLAS: Damned Canon!!! They didn't choose me again... I am not the chosen one!

It's not all bad. You don't have to tell people you're an Explorer of Light.

Link | Posted on Mar 25, 2018 at 19:09 UTC

Interesting. Canon won't miss the opportunity to show at Photokina but unlike some others, when Canon announces, they usually deliver and without backorders. And since DPR does not publish rumors, we can assume Canon mirrorless FF is on the way.

Link | Posted on Mar 25, 2018 at 19:02 UTC as 27th comment | 2 replies
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ecka84: If Canon decide to use the existing EF-M mount, they would need to make some new native FF EF-M lenses and an adapter to start with, much like the EOS M came to be.
I don't think that Canon will be ditching their EF mount and the whole EF lens line-up anytime soon. Therefore I wouldn't expect any new big whites or L grade lenses with EF-M mount. I just hope that there will be at least four or five decent affordable primes.
But, honestly, putting a speedbooster optics (focal reducer) into the existing EF to EF-M adapter would simply change everything. And not doing that is immensely stupid.

True, Canon changed the mount many years ago. At the time, users were angry, but Nikon owned the pro market, and the "amateur" business was split between Olympus, Minolta, Nikon, Pentax and Konica. Maybe changing the mount was a bad decision but it doesn't seem so.

Link | Posted on Mar 25, 2018 at 18:59 UTC
On article Russian drone pilot pushes his tiny drone to 33,000ft (363 comments in total)

Who knows if there was any danger? But as always, if it can be done, somebody will do it.

Link | Posted on Mar 23, 2018 at 19:06 UTC as 82nd comment
On article Google reportedly to acquire Lytro for $40 million (166 comments in total)

There must be something of value. Just not much value.

Link | Posted on Mar 22, 2018 at 19:43 UTC as 6th comment
On article RIP Canon's Chuck Westfall, 1952-2018 (71 comments in total)

Just a wonderful guy. Every company needs a guy like Chuck but as the industry fell on hard times the already thin ranks of non-sales staff got thinner. It became the job of the salesperson to provide tech support. There are so few people left who know a detailed history of their company, of the industry, and the products we use. A fine man and a great loss.

Link | Posted on Mar 21, 2018 at 18:26 UTC as 17th comment
On article Sigma interview: 'This is just the beginning' (340 comments in total)
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Jonathan Brady: I imagine if you asked the 3 interviewees from the other article to say 1 nice thing about each of their competitors, they'd freeze in place, begin to convulse, and then their heads would explode.
This guy? He PROACTIVELY does that!

That's because Sigma is not a major camera manufacturer. He doesn't care what camera you buy and he knows you almost certainly own some OEM lenses so there is nothing to be gained by pretending this isn't so.

Imagine Toyota saying "Man, Nissan makes a heck of a good car! They continue to amaze me."

Link | Posted on Mar 19, 2018 at 18:08 UTC
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TW14: should have bought the stock a year ago. Big miss.

Yup. Like Netflix, it's self-sustaining. They make you pay every month (at least Netflix gives you something new each month) but the stock pays for the subscription.

Link | Posted on Mar 19, 2018 at 01:29 UTC
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ZeBebito: Canon executives seem to enroll at the "Kodak business school".

Of course there is no comparison in any way between the companies. But even if this made sense, I'd say Canon is doing a bit better with cameras than Kodak is doing with film and paper.

Link | Posted on Mar 18, 2018 at 19:17 UTC

A very different interview from the others. First, these guys are older. Then there are the things they are focused on. Some boring items:

High volume sales
Product position (DPR readers will see this as "crippling" but it's actually cost to include)
Reliability
Cost of features
Ease of use
Lens mount
Reliability (mentioned twice)

Boring business details, all taken from this interview and it's why Canon is Canon. I don't expect them to "shake up the market" but whatever they come with will sell by the pallet load.

One thing that did suprise me was their understanding that cameras like 5D IV are actually bought by advanced amateurs. They don't care what a person calls themself; they care how many potential buyers there are for a product.

Link | Posted on Mar 18, 2018 at 19:08 UTC as 158th comment

They said the same thing when Samsung got into those flat screen TVs.

Link | Posted on Mar 17, 2018 at 18:56 UTC as 17th comment | 4 replies
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shadowz: "Samsung wants to dethrone Sony, reach #1 in the global image sensor market"

......just like, how sony would like to dethrone canon /nikon in the camera/imaging market......not strange ..is it ..? ......

Nikon and Canon have a 50-year head start.

Link | Posted on Mar 17, 2018 at 18:53 UTC

The question nobody asks is, why? Sony is a business and presumably their goal is to make money.

Sony cameras are great. Mirrorless cameras are great. But every penny spent on sensor development has the potential for huge return without the need to spend anything on camera bodies, lens systems, trade shows, pro support, brand endorsers, "sponsored" videos, sales staff, advertising, distribution, repair facilities, software, firmware, rebates, product placement etc.

As if that wasn't enough, Sony can actually sell its sensors to all the camera manufacturers instead of competing with them.

Link | Posted on Mar 16, 2018 at 17:59 UTC as 41st comment | 2 replies
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