Discussion in 'Lifestyle' started by Jonny Chimpo, Mar 12, 2008.
From DPReview hsugh via Gizmodo.com:
Take the above with a liberal dose of salt.
Looks very promising. ALMOST too good to be true. If Canon does it however, it will prevent a lot of people from jumping ship to Nikon (at least those who haven't already).
if that's true, bye bye 1ds sales
bye bye my nikon, hello 5dmk2
7D sounds better.
I want an regular 5d at least
sounds very fanboy
Rumors like this have been floating around for a while. Some have claimed this would be the "3D" with a smaller pro body that does 90% of the 1 series at a substantially lower price, like the EOS 3 did to the 1 in its day.
I'm certainly hoping Canon does something like this or the "3D" because I'm looking at options to replace my 1D MK II and nothing is really what I'm after. The MK III isn't a remarkable improvement for the money, and I don't have the money for the 1Ds. This however, if true, is much more in my ballpark, whereas I'd not consider the current 5D because it's too much of a step down in interface compared to my 1D. I can only hope this is all true.
Well with the accompanying rumors above stating a new flagship for the fall (there have been a lot of rumors indicating one or both MK IIIs were not going to last long) then Canon won't care, the new flagship will retake its place.
All that with a grain of salt though. I hope it's all true (well except it'd be nice if the price was lower) but I don't expect any of it to be true.
why not a used 1ds II, they're going for mad cheap on potn
That may end up being an option, however the better dynamic range is something I'm interested in. The 1Ds II doesn't have that, it also doesn't have 14 bit although that's less of an issue to me than the improved dynamic range. Better high ISO performance is also something I can use, and if the 5DII delivers on the promises in this thread then that's important for me too.
Of course, if I got the 1Ds II then I could keep using the same L bracket. That's nice but not that important.
YES!!!!!!!! now i can buy a 5d at bargain price!
If I'm spending that much I'd rather spend a little more and get a D3.
Who is this aimed at? pros who want a second body?
But then you'd still be shooting Nikon.
With a superior camera, but who cares about that?
lol all this brand sack riding, go out and shoot. fuck
its huge, totally redesigned in every way
Target market for this will still be the enthusiasts/advanced amateur crowd. It has always been a niche market camera designed for people looking for full frame who don't need the bulk, resolution, features, or pricetag of a full pro body like the 1Ds. This target demographic hasn't changed, and it's probably a contributing factor to why the 5D has be so slow to get a refresh.
The body also isn't aimed at pro advertising shooters that the 1Ds is targeted at, or the pro sports shooters that the 1D is aimed at. Certainly there will be pros that buy the 5D class camera, but there are pros that buy Digital Elphs too. So what? Whatever the upgrade to the 5D is, it won't cannibalize the 1DsIII any more than the 5D cannibalized the 1DsII.
The original article/post did make one really good point that internet fanboys speculate that the 5D replacement will eat 1Ds sales. The truth is Canon's market research people do, in fact, know what they're doing and this body won't have a significant impact at all on 1Ds sales.
If (and it's a big IF) this rumor is true, then note that it goes on to say there will be a new flagship camera announced in 2008 as well. That means that the feature differential between this rumored 5D replacement and the new flagship body will be greater than this rumored body compared to a 1DsIII.
Personally, I think this rumored feature list has more fanboy than fact in it, so don't go selling off your Canon stock just yet.
Not really, for my purposes it isn't.
While it accomplishes the "more bit depth" and "14 bit" parts, I really should be going full frame for most of what I do, and the resolution increase is insignificant (10 vs 8mp). The extra fps is also not needed for me.
If I'm going to make an upgrade I want to see improvements in everything I'm looking at, and resolution is something I would like an increase in for printability, etc. There are too many questions around this supposed 5DII right now though too. Does it have a 100% viewfinder, for example.
If I were going to throw away that option (5DII) a 1Ds MK II makes more sense than a 1D MK III ever will for my purposes. The 1D MK III is essentially more of the same, and I need something different.
well not meeting your needs vs not an improvement are very different things.
the mark III trumps the mark II in every respect, its not a 20d vs 30d.
if a mark II isn't meeting your printing needs, you're doing something wrong. its more than enough for almost any purpose.
I get that the mark III isn't your thing, but the reasoning listed (other than FF) is