looks neat, but i would have liked to see a better iso range and i hate it when they build in the other grip. it makes the camera thicker and heavier than it needs to be. i wonder how big the files are? curious what the price is, but i'm betting it's around $4000.
the 1Ds has a higher iso, i think up to 208,000 but the cmos is smaller. in either case i probably can't afford it. i know they just came out with a baby flash, but i don't think it bounces. plus it's just as expensive as the bounce type.
The megapixel war among camera manufacturers reminds me of the cola wars a few decades ago. Coke changed their recipe and the public response was overwhelming that the "new" Coke was no better than the old coke. Then they changed it back and called it Coke Classic. Pepsi added flavors like cherry and redesigned the logos and ads to battle Coke. The higher end expensive cameras with larger megapixels will only be bought by very few who focus (pun intended) on the "larger is better philosophy" and "I have to have this new camera." The reality of it is the megapixels don't make the image great, the person behind the camera is the innovative artist.
the only thing i really want right now is more iso, and a wider color capture. they called it 16 bit but i wonder if it's just playing with numbers. the 5d mk2 i think is 12bit but they still call that 16 bit as well.
i like the size of my camera. too much bulk isn't needed. i don't think it would fit in my bag the way it is. and i never used up a whole battery. even with a full day of like 1200 image i never went past like 60%. so having two in there is overkill, and i don't think the price went down much. i wouldn't mind a larger image, but if it means my images would be like 80 megs a piece, i rather not have that. i'm guessing the number, most of my biggest raw's using a high iso or a busy room can make like 40+meg sizes. this is almost twice as large. i wonder if the detail went down because there is more MP. a built in flash would also be nice, i do miss having one, even if the images aren't great looking, it's better than blurry.
1. Preview at then end of October 2013 at the pdn show in NYC.
2. Release late 2013 or early 2014.
3. Price $5500. If the price is too close to the 1dx then no one will buy the 1dx.
4. Hoping they don't add video so they can justify a price around $5k or lower.
5. Hoping they use an actual MF sensor but that would require new lenses that they might not want to do because then the camera is not really an upgrade to an eos system but an entirely new system wich will require a bigger commitment than just a camera body. My guess is they won't actually go to a real MF sensor or then this will be a $20k camera like Leica and Hasselblad.
6. If they come close to the dynamic range of a MF camera without a true MF sensor then this is a real winner and I will be the first to preorder.
They won give the MSRP until the camera is released. This isn't released or announced yet. Just a rumor. I am only guessing based on what I have read about this. There is lots of info on canon rumors.com about this. Been on there for a while. My guess on pricing based on what canon has done in the past is that the price will be between the 5dmkiii and the 1dx. That is how I guessed at $5000-$5500.
And as far as I am concerned, 46mp would simply be more trouble. More computer space soaked up and more hours spent hunting for the tiniest specs of dust and cloning them out. More problems with CA, only about 50 shots on a 4gig card, possibly a need to upgrade with new multi-thousand dollar lenses - and all for an image size that nobody I work with is going to pay me a cent more for providing.
I'll stick to 21MP, thanks, it's enough. Actually, it's more than enough.
Don't think it's a MF sensor because of the lens issue and of course, the cost. If this is marketed as a "betweener" then your MSRP will be right on, maybe even high. If they include all the bells and whistles of the 1Ds MKIII and video, then I'm back at the $7k range.
Don't think the lenses will be an issue, but storage will be. and then, once in the computer, HUGE files to deal with.
You've got a great camera and no need to upgrade for a long time. Enjoy!