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| p.1 #12 · Interview with Ken-ichi Shimbori on the EOS System |
He sounds very out of touch. He says one could not shoot a war with a phone, yet almost all we see from Syria is from phones.
When all you've got is a cell phone, then that's what you use. It does not mean it's the best thing to use. If you think a cell phone is best for photography, then please sell your gear and use one.
He trots out the old Canon misconception that a camera used by a professional needs to be more weather sealed than one by an amateur.
Not a misconception. The operative word is "needs". A professional has needs. An amateur has desires.
Also notable is that they are concentrating on IS. Perhaps they can't get around the Sony sensor patents.
Actually, Sony can't get around Canon's IS patents and Canon is working to put IS far ahead of Sony and Nikon and the rest.
It would make sense that if Canon has got something going in sensors, that they would direct attention away from it so they can make a bigger splash. Remember, Canon has for a long time had the lead in sensor MPx at full-frame: it has a 50 MPx APS-H sized sensor and a 120 MPx full-frame sized sensor in the labs. So Canon is clearly working on sensors.