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Canon has been #1 in ILC market share for 13 consecutive years. It's a safe bet that 2016 will be year 14.

(Nikon is a strong #2, and Sony is a weak #3.)

Link | Posted on Jul 28, 2016 at 03:22 UTC as 4th comment | 1 reply
On article Rock Solid: Canon 1D X Mark II Review (229 comments in total)

"This is a camera that sports, action, and event photographers will love." -DPR

A great family camera for people who have (moving) cats, dogs, or kids. :-)

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2016 at 16:39 UTC as 54th comment | 4 replies
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PeaceKeeper: Oh my! So many DSLR's being used for a sporting event! I guess that ends the debate. DSLR's are better than mirrorless at absolutely everything. This single example from one specialized category in the photographic field has changed my mind.

Really, I came here to giggle at the "Pff! Canon?!" remarks... but it seems that those are outnumbered by anti-mirrorless rhetoric 3 to 1! Very strange. Are they scared? Or simply trying to justify carrying all that extra weight on their next vacation? You know, just in case a bicycle race breaks out spontaneously and they need tack sharp images of it for their family album.

Yes, you are using the same type of camera that Getty is using to cover the Olympics to shoot family photos and snapshots of your vacation and back yard BBQ. You're doing it right. High fives and pats on the back all around!

@PeaceKeeper : "Or simply trying to justify carrying all that extra weight on their next vacation?"

The Canon T6i, the kind of consumer DSLR that a person would use for that application, weighs a whopping "Approx. 19.58 oz. / 555g (CIPA standard)". That's not exactly heavy.

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2016 at 00:25 UTC

BTW, today Canon announced that they sold 1.5 million interchangeable lens cameras last quarter, and projected sales of 5.5 million interchangeable lens cameras this year.

Link | Posted on Jul 26, 2016 at 23:52 UTC as 22nd comment | 10 replies

But wait, there's more: :-)

"NBC Olympics Selects Canon U.S.A. To Provide Field And Studio Equipment For Its Production Of 2016 Olympic Games In Rio"

"Over 70 Canon broadcast lenses will be used during coverage ..."

https://www.usa.canon.com/internet/portal/us/home/about/newsroom/press-releases/press-release-details/2016/20160413-2016-rio-olympics/20160413-2016-rio-olympics

Link | Posted on Jul 26, 2016 at 14:01 UTC as 54th comment | 2 replies
On article Canon EF-M 28mm F3.5 Macro real-world samples (17 comments in total)

This lens is an indication that Canon is putting more thought/effort into its M line. Hopefully, that means that they will introduce a more competitive M body at Photokina.

Link | Posted on Jul 24, 2016 at 14:15 UTC as 15th comment
On article Bentley creates a 53 billion pixel car commercial (188 comments in total)

A £275,000/$400,900 car, the definition of lame conspicuous consumption.

Link | Posted on Jul 23, 2016 at 03:35 UTC as 7th comment
On article Getting up close: Canon EF-M 28mm macro hands-on review (103 comments in total)
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rfsIII: Vindication! At last a lens that will make people take the EOS M seriously.

Now, if Canon would only take M bodies seriously. To date, their efforts in that area have been rather half-hearted. Perhaps they will announce something better at Photokina, in September.

Link | Posted on Jul 22, 2016 at 17:28 UTC
On article Getting up close: Canon EF-M 28mm macro hands-on review (103 comments in total)
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pannumon: Lead: "Thanks to built-in LEDs and very close focusing abilities, Canon's 28mm F3.5 for EOS M offers a great place to start learning more about shooting macro."

This really promotes the idea that (Canon) mirroless is for the beginners, and real photographers use real cameras. This matches my idea of what is the target group of EOS M system. It also tells a lot about the (general?) attitude regarding mirrorless systems.

I am writing this simply because I find it interesting.

Sadly, buying an expensive camera doesn't automatically make someone a "real photographer", and "real photographers" have the talent to create excellent images with humble equipment.

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2016 at 23:31 UTC
On article Second Time Around: Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II Review (267 comments in total)
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Azathothh: Too expensive for such a small sensor camera.

Even worse, the Sony RX100 IV is listed as $949.99 on Sony's web site.

But yes, the Canon G1 X Mark II is premium priced. Low end DSLRs are obviously bulky, but appear to offer the best "bang for the buck".

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2016 at 14:08 UTC
On article Second Time Around: Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II Review (267 comments in total)
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FuhTeng: No thanks, no EVF turns me off, but I'm happy it exists to continue to push Sony's RX100 family. Now about that RX100 with a touch-screen...

Canon's EVF model is the G5 X. I don't have one, but like the concept of a fixed-centered (Canon G5 X) EVF, rather than a (Sony RX 100) side pop-up EVF. Sony FF mirrorless cameras have fixed-centered EVFs, so they agree that it's the best way to do things.

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2016 at 19:44 UTC
On article Second Time Around: Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II Review (267 comments in total)

"The camera's JPEGs have taken a step in the wrong direction compared to the G7 X, ..." -DPR

That's unexpected, bad, news. My perception was that Canon brand is known for having particularly good JPEGs.

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2016 at 19:29 UTC as 49th comment | 6 replies
On article Second Time Around: Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II Review (267 comments in total)
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Androole: It's an interesting entry, and I think I largely prefer the choices that Canon has made with this one compared to the very pricey late-model RX100 versions.

That said, the G7X, like the RX100 III and IV is just outside of that "pants pocketable" camera realm, and so if I'm putting it in a belt pouch or throwing it in a jacket pocket or bag, I feel like it demands some of the niceties I'd find on a compact mirrorless, and chief among those is an EVF.

I'm not saying I'd always, or even often, use the EVF on a camera like this. But it competes firmly in the same class as the LX100, ZS100, and RX100 III/IV all of which come equipped with EVFs. The Nikon DL24-85 is a bit of an oddball in that respect in that it comes with an optional EVF, but it looks like it will be a very expensive accessory ($300?) to add to a compact in this category.

Interestingly, I feel like the G9X may ultimately be the more appealing option, as a cheap and tiny version with most of the capability.

It would be nice of Canon released a G9 X Mark II for Photokina.

The current G9 X has the distinction of being the smallest 1" sensor camera on the market, but DPR never bothered to review it.

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2016 at 17:49 UTC
On article Second Time Around: Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II Review (267 comments in total)

It's too bad that the Nikon DL24-85 isn't available. It would have been interesting to see a head-to-head comparison between the two cameras.

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2016 at 17:43 UTC as 58th comment | 1 reply

It's mean to "satisfy everyone". People demand things to complain about. :-)

Link | Posted on Jul 15, 2016 at 01:01 UTC as 59th comment

Our (USA) suburban City Council is very supportive of drones. They like their usage for construction project proposals, and construction project updates. I suspect that a system like this would be good for that type of commercial usage. When you are dealing with multi-million dollar projects, a $26,000 drone would be just a drop in the financial bucket. In the long run, It's probably cheaper than repeatedly doing aerial photography by plane too.

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2016 at 16:49 UTC as 9th comment | 2 replies
On article 8K Helium Super 35mm sensor on the way from RED (86 comments in total)
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FuhTeng: Do movies need the extra resolution over 4K?

I don't know. Canon is working on 8K video too.

http://www.canon.com/news/2015/sep08e2.html

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2016 at 21:34 UTC
On article Sony prices 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS G Master at $2600 (208 comments in total)
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Chris2210: This site seems to have become so N America-centric it gives prices in US and Canadian dollars with no thought to Euros or Sterling.

Sony are asking £2500 in the UK for this which seems a poor exchange even taking into account VAT and with the £ currently doing a nose-dive.

But even were it a fair equivalent it would still make the likes of the Canon L equivalent look bargain basement [which is in itself astonishing]. Are Sony trying to put people off their A7s?

Blame Sony. It's a Sony USA press release that only gives North American prices.

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2016 at 17:17 UTC
On article Sony prices 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS G Master at $2600 (208 comments in total)
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eazizisaid: It's really funny seeing DSLR's fanboys rejoicing over the size and price of this lens. In case you forgot, this is a lens and not a body.

Sony/Fujifilm/Olympus are working hard to make better techonlogies for the future and should be respected for the effort because i am sure that without this mirrorless revolution, people would still be shooting with a single lens reflex system in the next century...

Mirrorless cameras are just Live View Only cameras, nothing particularly innovative.

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2016 at 15:05 UTC
On article Sony prices 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS G Master at $2600 (208 comments in total)

Sony FF mirrorless cameras are compact, unless the user insists on using lenses. :-)

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2016 at 13:21 UTC as 44th comment | 1 reply
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