New Canon Camera-What's for this year?

Discussion in 'Canon' started by Peter Chigmaroff, Jan 1, 2004.

  1. Hi,

    After much foot dragging I need to get into digital
    photography. Because of my client requirements and
    because I already shoot Canon the only logical camera
    for me is the 1Ds. As many of you know they don't
    just give away these things. I'm all ready to buy
    one and "someone" tells me that there is a brand
    new high end digital from Canon almost ready for
    release. I know that these rumours are far more often
    true than not and would appreciate any ones opinion
    on this. It's an obvious statement that there will always
    be a new camera being introduced however is there
    anything new within the next couple of months?
    Thanks all,

    Pete
     
    Peter Chigmaroff, Jan 1, 2004
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    Tom Monego Guest

    Caution Rumor Ahead!
    Was talking with a freelance pro at the New Years event I was photographing
    last night. He was shooting 2 Canon 1d(s) (not the 1Ds). He said that the 10D
    and the 1d were being replaced with 10mp chips in different bodies. Prices
    would go up for the 10D replacement and stay the same for the 1D replacement.
    Said he just couldn't afford the 1Ds and would probably buy one of these. The
    glass he was carrying was awsome a 70-200 f2.8 USM and a 300 f2.8 USM both with
    vibration control. We were shooting a dance group and he could do 125 at f2.8
    and hold individual dancers steady, using ei1600, Best I could do was 30at 2.8
    with ei400. Ah drool

    Tom
     
    Tom Monego, Jan 1, 2004
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    Tom Monego Guest

    Yeah, I've been resigned to getting a Fuji S2 (probably S3 by the time I get
    around to it) but I like Canon glass better. So this is good news (er rumor).

    Tom
     
    Tom Monego, Jan 1, 2004
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  4. The EOS-3 based 8MP model was already expected/hoped for since last fall,
    so it could be finally coming to a store near you... soon (if they really
    stopped 10D production). On the other hand, it's Photokina in September
    again, so they may watch for a Nikon to materialize at PMA time and base
    their 20 new cameras (announcement/availability) timing on that.

    Guess we'll have to wait and see...

    Bart
     
    Bart van der Wolf, Jan 1, 2004
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    Mark B. Guest

    Nobody here knows the truth, and the ones that do aren't going to spill it
    anyway. Just wait for the PMA show in February and all will be revealed, if
    there's anything to be revealed.

    Mark
     
    Mark B., Jan 2, 2004
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  6. True enough, but only a fool announces a product which is not near to
    shipping unless they have nothing to compete with in the intervening
    period. There are countless examples of companies suffering because
    of this mistake - Alan Osbourne killed his computer company because he
    announced the Osbourne 2 *way* before the ship date with a load of the
    old model on stock; sales stopped, cash flow vanished and liquidators
    came knocking on the door. By the same rationale, any of the
    established DSLR players that announce a camera that isn't ready to
    ship would see an immediate fall off in sales of the model being
    replaced.

    How many people put off buying a Sony F717 and decided to wait for the
    F828 last year for example? There was a rumour going around that Sony
    had halted production of the F717 and was running out of cameras
    because they were out of F717s and the F828 wasn't ready to go. In
    the context of the late December shipping of the F828, this might
    explain the release of the F828 with apparent firmware issues - if the
    retailers need stock and you have a choice between nothing and a buggy
    camera you can fix later, what do you do?

    It all depends on how urgent your individual need for the camera is I
    guess. PMA is now about six weeks away, so cameras announced for
    immediate shipment will be available by March, pre-announces like the
    rumoured Minolta DSLR (if it's there at all) will be shipping much
    later of course. I'm waiting until PMA so that I can see what the
    market is like, lead times included, so if a desirable camera is
    preannounced then that leadtime just becomes another of the buying
    decisions; Camera A now, better Camera B in 3 months, or to die for
    Camera C in 6 months...

    Andy
     
    Andy Blanchard, Jan 4, 2004
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