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| p.12 #5 · 46.1 MP Canon EOS-3D X To Be Announced Before PhotoPlus ? |
Pixel Perfect wrote:
Have an image of the 7D PCB? I'd like to see how digic IV compares in size. As we've seen in 7D, price is hardly the reason they wouldn't install dual digic chips.
Canon has one on their web site. The scaling is different, though:
So I think we can be far less than a 100% sure we'll never see another camera under the 1 series with dual digic chips.
I think we can.
First of all, notice that Digic5 + is different from Digic5.
By the look of things, Digic5+ is a dual-core Digic5.
Consequently, it's very likely that Canon will be using Digic5+ for everything dual, since a dual-core Digic5+ design is simpler and cheaper than having two single-core Digic5s.
Thus, it's actually very unlikely that the 7DII (if there's a 7DII) will be using anything other than a single Digic5+ chip.
This brings an interesting point.
We don't know the exact throughput of the Digic5+ chips.
But if the 7DII keeps the 8fps frame rate, it's very, very likely that it will have at most 18-20 megapixels, as it's doubtful that the Digic5+ can handle a frame rate of 8fps with higher resolutions.
After the 6D, the chances that the 7D will remain in the lineup have increased.
And logic tells me that 7DII will have a 16mp low-noise 1.6x sensor, while the 70D and the rebels will get 22mp sensors.
But this is Canon that we are talking about, so who knows what nonsensical thing they will come up with.
Edited on Sep 27, 2012 at 10:58 PM · View previous versions