Revenant

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Boky: Canon should've used that money for R&D. They need to start making competitive cameras again.

We all know that any market leader may not be in that position forever. That doesn't change the fact, that the company in question is the current market leader, though. And in Canon's case, they've held that position in the digital camera market for, how long is it, almost two decades now? And I believe their market share is higher today than ever before, almost half of the ILC market.
So let's wait with announcing the downfall of Canon until it's a fact rather than a hypothetical future.

Link | Posted on Aug 17, 2017 at 15:25 UTC
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DuxX: Like a 6D user I can't count 6DmkII like an upgrade. That will be pure waste of money. Probably I gonna stay with my current camera or maybe decide to buy 5DmkIV if price become low enough (2.200 - 2.500eur).
Anyway 6DmkII is OUT OF QUESTION.

I guess that's exactly what Canon wants. The camera makers want us to follow the "upgrade path" and buy the next model that sits above our current one. So the 6D II is meant for people upgrading from APS-C, while current 6D owners are supposed to upgrade to one of the 5D models.

Link | Posted on Aug 13, 2017 at 11:53 UTC
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Robemo: I had the chance to play wit an 80D and 6DII yesterday, both with the 70-300 IS USM II (nano). I couldn't notice any difference in AF performance between the two cameras. Did I do something wrong or did DPR have it wrong?
Either way, I wouldn't upgrade from one to the other. My supplier told me that upgraders have become big business. So many people upgrade every time a new model is introduced. Good for me so I can buy relatively new cameras cheap.

Upgraders have become relatively more important as the camera market has shrunk in recent years. The entry-level buyers aren't coming in droves anymore.

Link | Posted on Aug 13, 2017 at 11:46 UTC
On article Canon EOS Rebel SL2 / EOS 200D Review (565 comments in total)
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Kharan: I don't know if it's DPR's compression messing things up, but those samples have a very strong '2010' feel to them... I owned an SL1 and it was a very nice JPEG shooter, despite the blown oranges and yellows (fantastic for many landscapes, terrible for people). These samples look drab, soft, and kind of washed out.

Yes, different browsers handle images differently. I believe it's mostly related to colour, and whether the browser supports the colour space of an image.

Link | Posted on Aug 11, 2017 at 16:50 UTC
On article Canon EOS Rebel SL2 / EOS 200D Review (565 comments in total)
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Aram Bagdasaryan: I'm EOS 100D (aka SL1) owner and quite happy: it's near excellent DSLR for the price/size. But it has some drawbacks: very narrow dynamic range and too slow work at HDR mode (to compensate narrow DR). So the main questions are: how wide is DR and how fast is HDR at SL2? Supposedly, both DR and HDR mode speed should be better because of new 24,2 MP sensor (we say about sensor's DR, not resolution) and new DIGIC 7 processor. But it's in theory - how does it work in practice? To me any SL2 review without mentioning DR and HDR speed is uncomplete review.

"Just shows how empty pure gear reviews are, they say nothing about the potential of equipment when paired with photographic knowledge."

I suspect that the holy grail for many forum gearheads (and to an extent, I'm guilty of this myself), is a camera that will allow even the lousiest of photographers to take spectacular photos destined for the fine art galleries. Chasing that extra bit of DR, ISO performance, resolution or fps, is much easier than doing the hard work and practise to improve one's photographic eye and technique.

Link | Posted on Aug 11, 2017 at 13:11 UTC
On article Canon EOS Rebel SL2 / EOS 200D Review (565 comments in total)
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cale johnson: @Jeff Keller writes, "Some of the telephoto options include the EF-S 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 IS STM and the EF-S 55-250mm F4-5.6 IS STM. If you bought the camera body-only, then the first lens is the better choice, as it covers a longer range and is a bit faster at the wide end, (very) slightly aiding low light performance."

This statement isn't entirely true. The 18-135mm covers a range of 117mm. The second lens, 55-250mm, covers a longer range, specifically 195mm. The second lens also reaches longer, 250mm vs 135mm.

The difference in FoV between the wide and tele ends is larger on the 18-135mm lens, which is another way of expressing what Patco said above.
The range expressed in mm isn't that relevant here, since the same difference in mm means a smaller difference in FoV at the long end than at the wide end.

You're correct about the second lens having longer reach, but Jeff Keller talked about "longer range", not reach.

Link | Posted on Aug 11, 2017 at 12:55 UTC
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PeteQuad: The most interesting thing about this article to me is the reference to the 77D as the 9000D. Is this a regional thing?

One has to wonder, though, what is the point of having these different regional names? And only for some models, not all of them. Panasonic does the same thing, so it's not just a Canon idiosyncrasy, either.

Link | Posted on Aug 11, 2017 at 00:42 UTC
On article Canon EOS 6D Mark II Review (1129 comments in total)
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cale johnson: I seen plenty of DPR reviews where a score of 80% is accompanied by a medal award. The silver awarded Canon M6 for one. The gold awarded Canon T7i for another.

DPR admits that the 6D Mark II is a better camera than the 6D in nearly every respect, so what gives?

Medal awards are given based on how the reviewer(s) perceive the model. Its relationship to its intended market, its relationship to its competition, etc.

"DPR admits that the 6D Mark II is a better camera than the 6D in nearly every respect, so what gives?"

The 6D entered a much less competitive market, and was a relatively stronger offering back then, than the 6D II is now. DPR compares cameras against their current rivals, not against their predecessors.

Link | Posted on Aug 11, 2017 at 00:15 UTC
On article Canon EOS 6D Mark II Review (1129 comments in total)
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DPReview007: Luckily, we are moving towards a world where photographers will be able to focus on the most important thing: capturing the moment. Just point, frame and shoot. Everything "technical", we will be able to do in post:
- set exposure in post
- set focus point in post
- set aperture in post
- shift perspective in post

Computational photography and sensor tech will allow us to do all that. Just look at the L16 by Light. Or the dual cameras on many cell phones. The future of photography is computational photography (whether some of you purists like it or not).

Sadly, Canon is lagging behind in this respect.

Even more sadly, they didn't put the best tech they have into the 6D II.

DR is a big deal. It is a big deal because the human eye can see 20 stops of DR. Even Sony sensor at 14 stops of DR are really terrible compared to how we see. And the 6D II is several years behind that competition....

Not including 4K just adds insult to injury.

"Luckily, we are moving towards a world where photographers will be able to focus on the most important thing: capturing the moment. Just point, frame and shoot. Everything "technical", we will be able to do in post"

I'm not sure spending even more time in post is what I'm longing for. I want to spend as little time as possible doing post-processing, and as much time as possible taking photos.

Link | Posted on Aug 11, 2017 at 00:00 UTC
On article Canon EOS 6D Mark II Review (1129 comments in total)
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Segaman: Usually I stay away from dpreview reviews, this is the silliest one so far.
How can a mark 2 have less image quality versus the first generation.
I wonder how they compared those two camera IQ.
Maybe the staff can answer this question.....

The moment in time is of course the time of publication. DPR is comparing cameras against competing models that are available at that time, as I think most reviewers are doing.

Link | Posted on Aug 10, 2017 at 22:59 UTC
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PeteQuad: The most interesting thing about this article to me is the reference to the 77D as the 9000D. Is this a regional thing?

Basically, Canon has three naming schemes for DSLRs below the 80D level. They're called Rebel in the Americas, Kiss in Japan and xxxD/xxxxD in the rest of the world.
The 77D is an exception; it's called 9000D in Japan, but 77D in other regions (not just in North America).

Link | Posted on Aug 10, 2017 at 22:18 UTC
On article Canon EOS 6D Mark II Review (1129 comments in total)
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Esstee: I think I may have finally figured out Canon's game plan:
Sabotage the 6DM2 so that their upcoming mirrorless camera will look really good in comparison.

The 6D2 has a unique sensor not used in any other camera. You don't spend development money like that on a product intentionally designed not to sell, in the hope that it will boost sales of some future product. You'd use the cheapest off-the-shelf components you could find, if you really wanted to run your business that way.

Link | Posted on Aug 9, 2017 at 09:05 UTC
On article Canon EOS 6D Mark II Review (1129 comments in total)
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(unknown member): So the Nikon d7500 gets 86% silver award surpassing its predecessor d7200 84%, even though it takes quite a backward step with features (dual card slots,nfc, and resolution ) but the 6d2 which surpasses the original 6d in every single category gets slammed.
Hmm what am I missing ?

I believe cameras aren't scored against their predecessors, but against the current competition. A camera can be better overall than it's predecessor, but still get a lower score because it fares worse against the current competition than the predecessor did.

Link | Posted on Aug 9, 2017 at 08:54 UTC
On article Canon EOS 6D Mark II Review (1129 comments in total)
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User3754336485: Good solid review and matches the "meh" reaction of other reviewers to this camera. I don't know how Canon sales are holding up and they do have to put out new cameras now and then, but certainly offerings like this make the case for mirrorless.

Canon's market share has increased, and now almost half of all system cameras sold are made by Canon. But no thanks to the 6D II, I guess. It's a very lacklustre effort.

Link | Posted on Aug 8, 2017 at 18:17 UTC
On article Canon EOS 6D Mark II Review (1129 comments in total)
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The Fat Fish: I agree the camera is a disappointment and it's making me look at other brands but the most tragic thing is - Canon don't care and won't address people concerns. They know they can release a camera as underwhelming and slated as this and still sell tons of them.

But if they still sell tons of them, doesn't that mean that consumers don't care, either? People vote with their wallets, and if they keep buying them, the manufacturer will keep making them.

Link | Posted on Aug 8, 2017 at 18:10 UTC
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Ben Herrmann: Y'know, I've long since accepted the fact that when you take away all of the super features that you pay for in more advanced (and expensive) DSLR's - when you get right down to it - the IQ coming from these more modest "entry-level" (I really hate using that term) can stand up to the best of 'em.

Some of the nicest images (read for "clarity" and "color balance" here) have come from so called entry level cameras. I realize our opinions on cameras and what we're looking for are all subjective, but for me, "it's the IQ stupid."

My only foray into Canon products at the moment are 4 cameras from their M series, which I thoroughly enjoy (but they sadly, need "MORE" EF-M lenses to make the system a growing and increasingly competitive one). But this new SL2 (regardless of how it is viewed - i.e. "entry level," "beginner," or what have you) has me very interested. I may pull the trigger on one in the next several weeks.

Ben didn't even write "M lenses", but "EF-M lenses", which is what Canon calls them.

Link | Posted on Aug 8, 2017 at 00:16 UTC
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fedway: New youngish photographers will be moving up from smartphones. The Canon seems to have a better understanding of this audience. Then again, the mirrorless makers might have an even better understanding of that segment. Which includes Canon eos-m btw, and makes Nikon's lack of anything mirrorless as Nikon-1 dies a glaring deficiency.

"Which includes Canon eos-m btw, and makes Nikon's lack of anything mirrorless as Nikon-1 dies a glaring deficiency."

Yes. Canon's market share has increased recently, despite the fact that DSLR sales are declining. Nikon, on the other hand, has lost market share. Could the explanation be that Canon now has a viable mirrorless system, while Nikon hasn't?

Link | Posted on Aug 7, 2017 at 18:23 UTC
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Ben Herrmann: Y'know, I've long since accepted the fact that when you take away all of the super features that you pay for in more advanced (and expensive) DSLR's - when you get right down to it - the IQ coming from these more modest "entry-level" (I really hate using that term) can stand up to the best of 'em.

Some of the nicest images (read for "clarity" and "color balance" here) have come from so called entry level cameras. I realize our opinions on cameras and what we're looking for are all subjective, but for me, "it's the IQ stupid."

My only foray into Canon products at the moment are 4 cameras from their M series, which I thoroughly enjoy (but they sadly, need "MORE" EF-M lenses to make the system a growing and increasingly competitive one). But this new SL2 (regardless of how it is viewed - i.e. "entry level," "beginner," or what have you) has me very interested. I may pull the trigger on one in the next several weeks.

Yep, Canon's lens mount and the lenses made for it are called EF-M, while the bodies are called EOS M.

Link | Posted on Aug 7, 2017 at 14:23 UTC
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montventoux: it is kind of weird that when comparing the sensors not a single word is said about dynamic range

With the latest generation of Canon sensors (which the new 6D2 apparently hasn't been equipped with), there really isn't much between them in real-world use. Certainly not so much as to be more important than features, handling and general performance. I can't say that I've ever thought of the DR as a problem in older Canon cameras, either, but that may have something to do with the kind of pictures I take.

Link | Posted on Aug 7, 2017 at 13:31 UTC
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HenryDJP: While I do not know (or will pretend to know) Leica's financial health status, I cannot see how they are going to continue to survive catering to an extremely niche amount of consumers. When an aspiring photographer that wants to go "pro" for his business or a photographer that is a diehard enthusiast, the 2 major brands that will come to mind are Nikon and Canon. Sony's name may come up in 3rd, followed by Olympus and possibly FujiFilm. Leica just isn't in the top ten for consideration.
I've bought many cameras for years but needed to get a couple of pro cameras for my business. I've always known of Leica but was not going to pay for it, period. The camera body's are insanely too expensive when glass is first and foremost the most important along with the photographer's skills.
During sporting events, Nikon and Canon are used only. That's enough to tell you that Leica is not the preferred camera for pros.

"I cannot see how they are going to continue to survive catering to an extremely niche amount of consumers."

Maybe because that "luxury" niche is more stable than the consumer mass market, and with a more loyal customer base? A lot of people are happy to replace their camera with a smartphone these days, but someone who wants a Leica camera, and can afford one, probably won't settle for anything else.

Link | Posted on Aug 3, 2017 at 17:27 UTC
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