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Old Jun 6, 2012, 11:41 AM   #1
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T4i release date due June 8
New 70d and pro bodied 3d rumours abound.

http://www.petapixel.com/2012/06/04/...-a-70d-and-3d/

Just to stir things up a bit, forums seem way to quiet lately
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Old Jun 6, 2012, 1:01 PM   #2
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Mmmm, how exciting!
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Old Jun 6, 2012, 1:34 PM   #3
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It will be interesting to see what Canon does.

What I'm really curious about is what Canon wants to do with the whole 7d/60d/5d concept. Until this year, Canon divided the upper end. You had the 7d - 1d path and the 5d - 1ds path with the 60d being the last camera in the single path.

With the 1dx and 5dIII it seems Canon is going to the one-camera-to-do-it-all path. I'm struggling to see how both a 7d and 60d replacement is needed. It would seem Canon should collapse it back into one body.

The 7d was aimed squarely at sports/wildlife shooters. Given the focus system in the 5dIII, I find it difficult to believe people will accept a 7d replacement with anything less than that focus system. If Canon is going to do a 70d and 7dII, they need to push the 19 point system to the 70d and give the 7dII the new focus system. Otherwise one of the two cameras is pretty irrelevant.

From an overall standpoint, it will be interesting to see what Canon does about AF for video. That is really the next great obstacle (even though I don't shoot video).

And, of course, Canon really needs a boost to their sensor technology. They got complacent and Sony really stomped them.
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I'm still curious to see whether the T4i is actually named that rather than T5i. Back when I was using a Powershot S3-IS, Canon defied rumors of an S4-IS and jumped to S5-IS. The explanation I ran across in forums was that 4 is considered an unlucky number in Japanese culture. This appears to have some merit based on quick search results suggesting that 4 is pronounced the same as the Japanese word for "death." Anyone else hear this in the current context, or am I way off base?
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I'm still curious to see whether the T4i is actually named that rather than T5i. Back when I was using a Powershot S3-IS, Canon defied rumors of an S4-IS and jumped to S5-IS. The explanation I ran across in forums was that 4 is considered an unlucky number in Japanese culture. This appears to have some merit based on quick search results suggesting that 4 is pronounced the same as the Japanese word for "death." Anyone else hear this in the current context, or am I way off base?
Not sure about Japanese, but it is true for Chinese language. Four and death sounds very similar.

Doesn't Canon name the T2i as a Kiss X4 in the Japanese market?
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Old Jun 8, 2012, 12:02 AM   #6
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T4I 849$ body only from B&H preorder:
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...i_Digital.html

Adorama preorder:
http://www.adorama.com/ICAT4I.html?u...ce=rflaid64393

Lots of new capabilities for the entry level rebel body.
. 3 inch touch screen,
. continuous AF in photo and video mode.
. Digic 5 processor,
. 18mp,
. 5 fps burst,
. new 9-Point All Cross-Type AF System.
. ISO 100-12800, Expandable to 25600
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