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01/17/2007 07:14:51 AM · #1
I was wondering if there has been any information about the next generation of cameras given or leaked out that anyone has heard for next month. Hopeing to see that 22mp camera that people were talking about last year. Any chances of that??

Thanks
Rich
01/17/2007 07:16:48 AM · #2
22mp? *drools*
01/17/2007 07:19:00 AM · #3
Cap'n, we can always plunder a village and get ye one....


01/17/2007 07:21:19 AM · #4
What an exciting time to be coming into some money and being allowed by my wife to get a dslr!

Message edited by author 2007-01-17 07:21:30.
01/17/2007 07:39:33 AM · #5
Exactly davy, thats whay I am asking this question. I am in the same boat as you. Jan, Plundering will not be nessascary, thanks for the thought though.

Rich
01/17/2007 07:55:48 AM · #6
Well I reckon it'll be march, as thats when the PMA conference is being held. Thats always a good time to release stuff. Also its canons 70's birthday this year so maybe they will do something special? who knows! Anyway, its probably not a good idea to be getting any more kit until then! I think they have all but comfirmed a 1ds mkIII, and I think the 5D is up for replacement (18 months old?). Personally I'd love to see a 40D, but I doubt it'll happen as the 30D is only 12 months old (maybe at photokina in september?).

It'd be nice to see some more lenses as well, ones I can only drool over or afford by selling a kidney...
01/17/2007 07:57:46 AM · #7
I've been buying a camera every year for the past 3 years. I'm hoping to break that tradition for just one year (to concentrate more on making a profit! <grin>), but I reserve the right to change my mind if Canon makes a convincing enough case. :-)

Message edited by author 2007-01-17 11:21:51.
01/17/2007 09:32:38 AM · #8
Nikon and Canon will come with 20mp+ FF cameras, but unsure if that will be at PMA. Canon won't do anything with pro FF as long as Nikon is not about to release something.
Rumour has it that Nikon will use Leica's system to improve the edges of the sensor where vignetting occurs (not only with Nikon, also with Canon).

I just hope that Nikon will release a D3 and a D300 ff, with the D3 as a pro body and a D300 as a 5D competitor. I might get me one if they do. :)

01/17/2007 10:28:43 AM · #9
If you want Canon rumors, look here //www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/496600
There are plenty of them.
01/17/2007 10:45:23 AM · #10
5D & 1D replacements ? Both are getting a bit long in the tooth.


01/17/2007 11:28:07 PM · #11
A 6D(?) with the 16mp sensor and the 1-series control scheme would be great. So I guess like a 1ds2, but without the vertical grip built in, and for less money. Possibly weather sealing.
01/18/2007 01:29:29 AM · #12
I've done a bit of hunting around on other camera forums and come up with some interesting tidbits. Here's a summary.

Inline with other recent upgrades from Canon, they'll add a pop-up flash to the 5D and call it the 6D. It will miss its target audience of keen enthusiast/semi-Pro but will sell like hotcakes to first time dslr owners who want to impress their friends while taking happy snaps at backyard parties.

The long awaited 40D will be released with the same 8mp sensor but because they've already added a spot meter to the 30D, the only other change will be a larger LCD. Many 20/30D owners will upgrade just for the larger LCD.

To get the ergonomics right on the 400D replacement Canon have removed the molded grip altogether. No more arguments about how small the grip is because there isn't one anymore. Now it truly is the lightest dslr on the market and consumers will love it. Canon engineers know whats needed to sell cameras and they'll add another half stop of under-exposure to the current model which means up to 1.5 stops of underexposure in the new model. Many people will argue this is to prevent blown highlights but every other manufacturer has already used this excuse with their cameras so it will be a topic of ongoing debate for photography forums around the world for many, many months. Expected price increase is around $50-$100 but consumers will make it the most popular dslr in history.

None of the new bodies will have internal stabilisation but funnily enough there'll be 10+ new lenses with IS on the first ever Canon lens roadmap. All of them will have useful focal lengths, will perform better than the lenses they're replacing and will be priced similar to a small family car.

and Ohhh....To keep Pro togs guessing, they'll be no news on plans to upgrade the 1 series. Its just more fun to keep Pro's in the dark with this one.

bored bazz.
01/18/2007 01:35:51 AM · #13
Originally posted by sir_bazz:

Inline with other recent upgrades from Canon, they'll add a pop-up flash to the 5D and call it the 6D. It will miss its target audience of keen enthusiast/semi-Pro but will sell like hotcakes to first time dslr owners who want to impress their friends while taking happy snaps at backyard parties.


I doubt it will sell like hot cakes if the price stays anywhere near what it is. Anything over $2000 for that matter.
01/18/2007 01:38:06 AM · #14
bazz, that was good :-)
01/18/2007 02:10:14 AM · #15
Honestly I wouldn't want a 22mp camera at this point. With current technology I'd find the file sizes to be too unwieldy. The camera would have to have an ENORMOUS buffer and even then the write speeds wouldn't be able to keep up with it. It would be junk for sports photography.

Once on the computer it'd eat up HD space and memory like candy.

In the long run I'd get almost no benefit to a file that size anyway. Certainly not enough to offset the disadvantages. I've had 30X40 posters made that look great from my old 6MP D70s. I have yet to find a buyer for 120X160 inch prints. Maybe that's just me though ;)
01/18/2007 07:42:38 AM · #16
Originally posted by Megatherian:

Honestly I wouldn't want a 22mp camera at this point. With current technology I'd find the file sizes to be too unwieldy. The camera would have to have an ENORMOUS buffer and even then the write speeds wouldn't be able to keep up with it. It would be junk for sports photography.


I'd love it if the mp was "selectable". I mean ... not every shot has to be a 22mp shot! But I did a huge family portrait of 70+ people a couple of months ago. I would like to have "turned on" 22mp for that shot. But then set it back down to a much smaller number for reception candids and other things that will never be anything more than a 4x6.

Of course, just like I forget to change my ISO sometimes, I'm sure I would find myself accidentally forgetting to change the mp every now and then.
01/18/2007 07:45:40 AM · #17
Who needs 22mp when you can have a Single Pixel Camera "the size of a suitcase"!

01/18/2007 10:57:08 AM · #18
Originally posted by dwterry:


I'd love it if the mp was "selectable".


Doesn't every camera have a selectable resolution?

-Chad
01/18/2007 11:10:21 AM · #19
Originally posted by cpurser:

Originally posted by dwterry:


I'd love it if the mp was "selectable".


Doesn't every camera have a selectable resolution?

-Chad


No, I don't think so. If you are using resolution as in image compression quality then yes. But for selecting how many megapixels you want then no.
01/18/2007 11:13:31 AM · #20
Originally posted by jfriesen:

Originally posted by cpurser:

Originally posted by dwterry:


I'd love it if the mp was "selectable".


Doesn't every camera have a selectable resolution?

-Chad


No, I don't think so. If you are using resolution as in image compression quality then yes. But for selecting how many megapixels you want then no.


On most cameras, you can ask for small, large, etc, along with Fine or normal resolution at those sizes.

-Chad
01/18/2007 11:14:23 AM · #21
If there was the option to shoot 22mp, 16mp, 12mp etc all in RAW then yes that would be great. If you can't do it in raw, then it's really not worth mentioning.
01/18/2007 11:17:13 AM · #22
Originally posted by Azrifel:

Rumour has it that Nikon will use Leica's system to improve the edges of the sensor where vignetting occurs (not only with Nikon, also with Canon).

Is it to fight vignetting or unsharpness, due to the light hitting the sensor at an odd angle?

Where did you read this rumour? Just curious.

Originally posted by Azrifel:

I just hope that Nikon will release a D3 and a D300 ff, with the D3 as a pro body and a D300 as a 5D competitor. I might get me one if they do. :)

Yes, I would also get a stripped-down FF Nikon body. Mainly to be able to use a bigger choice of wide angle primes.

Originally posted by Megatherian:

Honestly I wouldn't want a 22mp camera at this point. With current technology I'd find the file sizes to be too unwieldy. The camera would have to have an ENORMOUS buffer and even then the write speeds wouldn't be able to keep up with it.

Not only that, but this would also be too demanding for the current optics. I, as a photography enthusiast, wouldn't want a 22MP camera. Some pros may be able to put this resolution to use, though, I'm sure.
01/18/2007 11:31:30 AM · #23
Originally posted by cpurser:

Originally posted by dwterry:


I'd love it if the mp was "selectable".


Doesn't every camera have a selectable resolution?

-Chad


He probably meant for RAW...
01/18/2007 11:37:09 AM · #24
Originally posted by DrAchoo:

Originally posted by cpurser:

Originally posted by dwterry:


I'd love it if the mp was "selectable".


Doesn't every camera have a selectable resolution?

-Chad


He probably meant for RAW...


AHHHH, yes, that would be nice. Carry on...

-Chad
01/18/2007 11:38:23 AM · #25
Originally posted by DrAchoo:

Originally posted by cpurser:

Originally posted by dwterry:


I'd love it if the mp was "selectable".


Doesn't every camera have a selectable resolution?

-Chad


He probably meant for RAW...


If it were selectable would that also mean that the crop factor would be selectable? IE if I'm using it ff its 22mp if I am using 16mp it would be 1.3 cf, and then 12mp would be 1.6 cf? That way you could use just simple portions of the sensot to achieve the selection. BTW these numbers are just simply for the discussion I didnt actually do the math to figure these so if there wrong take it in the context meant.

MattO
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