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Old Jan 26, 2005, 5:51 PM   #1
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Does anybody know if Canon will ever make a DSLR with Image Stabilization built into the body like the Konica Minolta 7D?
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Old Jan 26, 2005, 5:57 PM   #2
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Know? Only Mr. Canon "knows".

Canon makes a lot of IS lenses that cost a lot. In the DSLR business, the money is in lenses... for the manufacturer and the consumer. I suspect most consumers will replace camera bodies before trading in their lenses.

I doubt Canon will follow Minolta's lead.
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I doubt they care to do it, but if the market forced them to do it I bet they would. In an instant.

But I don't expect to see them doing it just because they can. As Wildman said, there is a lot of money to be made in lenses and they sell their IS lenses for a nice profit.

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One would think that Canon makes a lot of money in lenses since 'we' spend a lot more money on them than the body - in reality the lens sales only represent 15% (page 16) and that included film cameras:

http://www.canon.com/ir/results/2004/rslt2004q3e.pdf



They'll do what the 'market' want... Canon didn't put the AF originally in the body either: They had the AF in the lenses until Minolta and then Nikon turned the market around by putting the AF in the bodies instead

http://www.mir.com.my/rb/photography...SLRs/canont80/
http://www.canon.com/camera-museum/h...991_story.html

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Old Jan 28, 2005, 10:35 AM   #5
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Thanks for everyone's reply to my question.
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Old Feb 5, 2005, 6:02 PM   #6
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Wildman,

Well, I don't "know" either but I predict that within 2 years EVERY dSLR will have IS in the body, and not too long after that, so will the long focal length P&S cameras.

Most of the major serious photography mags are saying the same thing.


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