An interesting move by Canon

Discussion in 'Canon' started by Eric Miller, Aug 19, 2009.

  1. Eric Miller

    Eric Miller Guest

    Eric Miller, Aug 19, 2009
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    Jeff R. Guest

    Don't discount the tilt-and-swivel LCD.
    That's helluva useful.

    "Quick-shot" mode, if it works well, will be enough to justify it by itself.

    I'll be tempted - maybe.
     
    Jeff R., Aug 19, 2009
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    Chris H Guest

    AFAIK UK Armed forces use Nikon
     
    Chris H, Aug 19, 2009
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    PDM Guest

    PDM, Aug 19, 2009
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    SMS Guest

    Wow, they finally bring back the tilt/swivel on the G series! It's
    incredibly useful.

    Too bad they can't bring back the faster lens that was on the G1-G6, but
    the G series does now have 28mm at the wide end which the G1-G6
    didn't have, and the image stabilization helps mitigate the slower lens.

    The G series always appealed to the more discerning P&S buyer,
    photographers that actually understood things like noise, and why you
    want an optical viewfinder and a flash shoe, and why more megapixels was
    not always a good thing. Looks like Canon realized that more megapixels
    was not the way to make the G series better, focusing on noise and other
    issues was more important. I can't wait until some reviewer bemoans the
    fact that Canon went to a lower-resolution sensor.

    This is a camera that a pro would use when they can't take along a D-SLR
    and two or three lenses.
     
    SMS, Aug 19, 2009
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    Chris H Guest

    Agreed on both points.
     
    Chris H, Aug 19, 2009
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    Chris H Guest

    Still going to sulk :))))
     
    Chris H, Aug 19, 2009
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  8. Eric Miller

    Chris H Guest

    In message <[email protected]
    Or in books at 8*10 or in posters at A3, A2 etc
    Yepp... A P&S is very useful as a back up. I always carried on in the
    forces. Though I am not sure what sort to back up a P&S is to a rifle
    :)
    Yes but we only practice on Thursdays at "the club" :)
     
    Chris H, Aug 19, 2009
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    SMS Guest

    The G series never appealed to users looking for the lowest cost. The
    Micro 4/3 cameras announces so far are not as good as the G11 appears to
    be, and are far more expensive when you factor in the lens cost.

    Micro 4/3 is for people looking for a small, interchangeable lens
    camers, that don't understand the advantages of a D-SLR. The G11 is for
    D-SLR owners that want something smaller on occasion, and are willing to
    pay more for a good P&S.
     
    SMS, Aug 19, 2009
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  10. You're pretty out of touch aren't you. Many of Sony's titanium-shell P&S
    cameras were used during Desert Storm missions by photojournalists -- by
    the military too.

    Grow up.
     
    Would All DSLR-Troll Kindly Grow Up, Aug 19, 2009
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    Dudley Hanks Guest

    The world is certainly crazy.

    I can't even begin to put a number on how many posts I've read in the past
    few years criticizing Canon and Nikon (in particular) for going nuts with
    the pixels at the expense of ISO speed and noise.

    Now, when Canon shows it's been listening and offers something to fill that
    particular niche market, the company is criticized as being "out of touch."

    I guess some people are just never happy.

    Take Care,
    Dudley
     
    Dudley Hanks, Aug 19, 2009
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    Dudley Hanks Guest

    You could look at it like that, or, you could look at the overall lens
    quality. I'm guessing the shorter lens has better overall optics, so it
    should be able to produce fairly good images, though from a closer distance.

    Take Care,
    Dudley
     
    Dudley Hanks, Aug 19, 2009
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    Charles Guest

    Agreed on both points ... we can only hope that better noise performance and
    less shutter lag will drive more of the new designs.

    A bold move on Canon's part, BTW, as most consumers are still hung up on the
    MP race.
     
    Charles, Aug 20, 2009
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    Ray Fischer Guest

    And why is size relevant? I thought you only cared about quality.
     
    Ray Fischer, Aug 20, 2009
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    Chris H Guest

    Not as a primary camera.
    Of course because if you are military and fighting you want a small
    camera... photography is not the prime objective. The Military
    photographers used Nikon SLRs
     
    Chris H, Aug 20, 2009
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    Bob Larter Guest

    Agreed. If I was in the market for a P&S, the G11 sounds like a pretty
    good choice.
     
    Bob Larter, Aug 20, 2009
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    SMS Guest

    Perhaps, but those customers were never really the target market for the
    G series, which has always been more of an enthusiast's camera.
     
    SMS, Aug 20, 2009
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    Charles Guest

    Well, we shall see. If this camera bombs, then the MP race will continue
    unabated.
     
    Charles, Aug 20, 2009
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    whisky-dave Guest

    technolgy wise they aren;t great but you need a more hardy camera.
    A flimsy plastic body, and a lens that gets stuck wouldn;t be good,
    as in war you can;t just get an easy refund or camera swap.

    Anyone know what camera war photographers use.....
    I guess it;'s differtn now because they do have more backup
    than they did during WWI & II
    But I do think they'd want something to show for their trouible other than
    a small image.

    But are they born that way or is it a career choice or fetish ;-)
     
    whisky-dave, Aug 21, 2009
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    Chris H Guest

    In message <[email protected]
    Most dangerous place for journalists is Isreal.... the IDF have shot
    more than anyone else recently I believe.
     
    Chris H, Aug 23, 2009
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