Revenant

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Roadrunnerdeluxe: I believe Canon is most at risk here. Nikon just put out an absolutely stellar D850 but I have just witnessed a lifelong Canon die-hard ditch ALL her Canon gear and go completely Sony. Even though I am a Pentax user myself I am seriously excited about what Sony is doing. A lot of very smart moves on their part (and Sigma recently ; ).

And yet Nikon is the company whose ILC market share has shrunk in recent years, from about 35% to 25%, while Canon's has increased to almost 50%.

Link | Posted on May 23, 2018 at 19:54 UTC
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HS Wells: why just Kodak enter digital camera market ? they need to come up with something new ideas. Like smartphone sized camera would be great.

They left the digital camera market 5 or 6 years ago, then returned in name only when they licensed their brand name to JK Imaging, a maker of cheap superzooms and action cameras (and a m43 camera, the PixPro S-1). I don't think Kodak are in a hurry to start making digital cameras themselves again.

Also, the maker of this disposable camera, Kodak Alaris, is a different company from Eastman Kodak, the company that used to make cameras.

Link | Posted on May 23, 2018 at 10:49 UTC
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Jhaakas: Interesting.. and which companies is Canon expecting to buy these and make cameras ..

Although likely not developed for consumer products, I'm sure Canon wouldn't mind selling them to a company that thinks they could work in regular cameras. And I think Canon already uses one of them in a video camera.

Link | Posted on May 23, 2018 at 10:37 UTC
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The Fat Fish: It sounds impressive but megapixels aren’t everything. Canons 50mp sensors in the 5DSr/5DSR are still behind the D850, D800, D800E, D810, A7RII, A7RIII, K1 and K1 Mk II. Low light, noise and dynamic range are much better.

@snapa

The point is that sensors are used for many applications besides consumer cameras. The regular cameras that photographers are interested in really is a very small market. Security cameras, machine vision, medical and scientific equipment, automotive cameras etc. Canon obviously wants a piece of this larger market, that's why they are making these sensors.

Link | Posted on May 23, 2018 at 10:32 UTC
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pannumon: So Canon actually does have an R&D department! Unfortunately, the demand for these kind of sensors is so low that they are not producing cameras using them. That 2/3" global shutter sensor seems quite interesting for action camera purposes, though.

"the demand for these kind of sensors is so low that they are not producing cameras using them."

On the contrary, I think the demand for these sensors is so high that Canon has decided to sell them to others. Many more sensors are made for all kinds of industrial, scientific, medical and surveillance cameras than for regular cameras. Canon is hoping to get a share of that huge market.

Link | Posted on May 23, 2018 at 10:21 UTC
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MikeStern: Canon selling cmos sensors?
Pppfff. Canon should fix their own cameras before ruining other camera brands.

This whole idea that Canon makes bad sensors is really blown out of all proportion, especially with regard to their latest generation of sensors. Their cameras aren't in more need of fixing than any of their competitors.

Link | Posted on May 23, 2018 at 09:59 UTC
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mosc: Is that the problem? They decided all their innovation was incompatible with FF and APS-C sensor sizes?

Maybe they see a larger potential for return on investment by making sensors for industrial and scientific use?

Link | Posted on May 22, 2018 at 22:48 UTC
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The Fat Fish: It sounds impressive but megapixels aren’t everything. Canons 50mp sensors in the 5DSr/5DSR are still behind the D850, D800, D800E, D810, A7RII, A7RIII, K1 and K1 Mk II. Low light, noise and dynamic range are much better.

But what if there's plenty of light (say, in a studio) and high resolution is what you need? Anyway, the 120 Mp sensor is of course intended for specialized applications where resolution is most important, and I doubt that we'll see it in a consumer camera.

Link | Posted on May 22, 2018 at 22:43 UTC
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Jhaakas: Interesting.. and which companies is Canon expecting to buy these and make cameras ..

As suggested in the article, and in the press release, these are likely intended for machine vision and other industrial or scientific use, and maybe security cameras.

Link | Posted on May 22, 2018 at 22:28 UTC
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Dragonrider: The problem with your dream camera is that DPR (and other review sites) would give it less than favorable reviews. The Canon M line is exactly what you describe with the one exception that the available lenses cater to the masses rather than the elite few who would prefer to use primes. I believe the Canon M line is at this point the best selling mirrorless camera line in the world, so Canon isn't doing everything wrong. The problem with FF mirrorless and any fast lenses (not just telephoto) is that you lose the "small" factor when you attach the lens. Fast FF lenses are big, period.

"Shift to revenues rathe than unit sales, and for one thing Sonly probably pulls well ahead."

There's a reason why market shares are usually calculated based on unit sales rather than sales value, though. Among other things, it tells you more about the size of the customer base, and hence the potential for a continuous revenue stream even in the long term. Sales value is more likely to fluctuate in the short term due to pricing changes, exchange rates and other factors.

Link | Posted on May 22, 2018 at 22:13 UTC
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chaos215bar2: I'm confused. Two 4k sensors only gives you half 8k resolution. If this is producing 4 view 3D video, you're also further sacrificing resolution to capture multiple points of view, capture information about the incoming angle of light rays at each pixel, or some combination thereof. (Under optimal circumstances, wouldn't you be dividing your total resolution by at least 4, meaning that with two 4k sensors, you get at most half 4k resolution per view?)

In what sense is this camera 8k?

"In what sense is this camera 8k?"

In the marketing sense, if nothing else.

Link | Posted on May 22, 2018 at 21:38 UTC
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justmeMN: Canon makes twin versions of their 5DS. Why not make twin versions of their future FF mirrorless camera? With their automated/robotic manufacturing, that would be easy to do.

One version would have a standard EF-DSLR mount.

The second version would have a mirrorless-specific mount, with an adaptor for EF-DSLR lenses.

That would settle the debate over which mount they should go with. :-)

The 5DS twins have identical body designs, though. Your suggestion would require two different designs, because of the different flange distances.

Link | Posted on May 22, 2018 at 14:20 UTC
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audiobomber: The two systems, MILC and DSLR as described, do not need to be from the same brand. I am doing this very thing with my Pentax K-3 and a Sony a6000. I have a complete Pentax system (approximately 14 lenses) and a limited Sony system, with primes covering 18-90mm equivalent. I also have a Sony 16-50mm to mimic a compact, and an 18-105mm for its video capabilities. I have several adapters to mount Pentax lenses on the Sony body.

Canon and Nikon shooters don't need their makers to build a new MILC system, there are already plenty of choices available.

It might not matter to everyone, but the available alternatives don't address this, though:

"But it still gives your existing, faithful users the benefits of full compatibility with your flash systems and other accessories, along with familiarity with your menus."

Link | Posted on May 22, 2018 at 14:04 UTC
On article DPReview TV: Waterproof camera shootout 2018 (160 comments in total)
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Ben Herrmann: Am really enjoying these Chris and Jordan videos (always have). They have great chemistry and I enjoy the humor. Being an "older timer," they (in a round about way) remind me of that ole' comedy duo - Abbott and Costello who were popular in the 40's and 50's. Chris being Costello, whereas Abbott is Jordan (I know, I know, I'm really stretchin' it here).

In addition, they cover lots of ground in their reviews, which IMO, really helps. Both Chris and Jordan are quite fluid in their talking points which keeps your attention to the review at hand. Glad to see that DPReview landed them. And am certainly looking forward to more.

Let's face it, there are tons of video reviews out there - some are boring, while other reviewers are, like....errrr - Prima Donna's. Chris and Jordan hit the right mix and are naturals doing these reviews.

This TG5 looks like a sure winner. Now let's see some 1" models of the same genre - but they will be much more expensive obviously.

It sounds typical of a camera from an 'obscure' manufacturer. They do unique stuff that the major manufacturers don't, but the implementation is quirky and leaves a lot to be desired.

Link | Posted on May 22, 2018 at 09:25 UTC
On article DPReview TV: Waterproof camera shootout 2018 (160 comments in total)
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Frankinidaho: No Ricoh? Oops, forgot. This is dpreview.

Both the Ricoh and SeaLife will be included in the upcoming written roundup, according to Jeff Keller, so I doubt they were excluded from the video review because of some nefarious reason.

Link | Posted on May 22, 2018 at 09:18 UTC
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thenoilif: Why choose a model # so close to the X100 series?

"But this camera doesn't have the same form factor as the X-T10 or X-T1 lines."

The T in the name suggests that it does have the same form factor. The comparison with the X-A5 is probably meant in reference to the feature set, not the look of the camera. So, an X-A5 with an EVF hump added in the middle.

Link | Posted on May 21, 2018 at 13:42 UTC
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sirhawkeye64: The bigger thing is they still haven't found a way to get these to record full 4k30p for at least 30 minutes.... Granted there is the X-H1 for video, but for those who want both in the same body, this is still going to be a let down even on the newest of bodies. (For me it doesn't matter, but for those who want a stills and video camera, this might be a aspect worth look into). It seems like 30 minutes is the norm for other brands, so I don't quite understand why Fuji can't do it (I know it has a lot to do with cooling in general, but if they want to compete with Sony's high-end APS-C line (ie. the a6000-series), they had better figure it out soon).

Plus I am doubting this was a "leak" but more like a "tease" done on purpose.

@focalphotography
Yes, because of EU tax laws, but Fuji doesn't even offer 30 minutes.

Link | Posted on May 21, 2018 at 13:33 UTC
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D7000ShooterUK: Why does it have "X" as part of the name of it does not have a X-Trans sensor???

Yeah, Fuji introduced their so called 'X series' before they launched the X-Trans technology. And the lens mount used by their APS-C system cameras is called the X-mount.

Link | Posted on May 21, 2018 at 13:29 UTC
On article DPReview TV: Waterproof camera shootout 2018 (160 comments in total)
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cSalmon: My thoughts, if you guys did reviews of any other camera segment on the market without Raw everyone including the reviewers would be up in arms. Here it's 2018 and the attitude is still we would like it if the manufactures could maybe do this.. until then we're going to give praise with 4 stars.

Sorry unless you are going to truly hit with some stinging criticism at the ridiculous offerings then yes we are going to have such absurd offerings and more importantly viewers will start to see your as content as another time-wasted internet Advertorial.

Well, review scores are usually relative to what's considered standard within the segment in question. If a camera lacks a feature that most of its competitors have, it gets downgraded, but if most other cameras of the same type don't have it either, it's usually not a cause for "stinging criticism".

Link | Posted on May 21, 2018 at 13:16 UTC
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MikeFairbanks: I haven't read the article yet. But out of curiosity, do any offer manual modes of any type or at least shutter priority?

I'd love to use one for casual surfing photography when I'm out and see others get a good wave, but if I can't crank up that shutter then it's not worth it.

The TG-5 has aperture priority, but no shutter priority or fully manual.

Link | Posted on May 21, 2018 at 11:22 UTC
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