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Old Aug 19, 2005, 1:36 AM   #1
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Has anyone got any thoughts on when canon might put image stabilisation on the sensor?
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Old Aug 19, 2005, 1:53 AM   #2
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my guess is never..
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Old Aug 19, 2005, 8:39 AM   #3
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I wouldn't bet on it!

History may repeat itself, Canon originally put the AF focusing in their lenses too a while back, until Minolta put it in the body... then followed by Nikon, and the rest became history (about 2 years then...)
Minolta may not have its former marketing clout, but Sony might! :idea:
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Old Aug 19, 2005, 8:48 AM   #4
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Yeah, won't Minolta owners love that....having to start using memory sticks:-)
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Old Aug 19, 2005, 9:24 AM   #5
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It could beonly a matter of time. Any company withholding useful technology from their equipment do so at their own detriment.

Then again who's to say that the big two Canon and Nikon haven't signed a nice little document to the benefit of both companies - Not to implement IS on the body. At least for a specified time -say next 10 years. Would make a lot of sense. Cos at the moment the inclusion of IS on Minolta and even if introduced by Olympus and anotherSLR manufacturer, its not going to effect the established Nikon and Canon market that much.

However if either Nikon of Canon introduced this feature the other would also have to follow suit. At the moment it suits boths companies to sell the technology they have developed and have paid forand have working on their lenses.

Now when, and I do mean when ... sony start to put this on all the pro-sumer cameras, its more likely that the pressure of the technology "established norm" will pressurize thelikes of Canon and Nikonto put it on also...... but when.... who knows.
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I don't see much of anything KonicaMinolta doingaffecting in any way what Canon develops and sells. In the end, companies like KM, Pentax, Olympusand/or anyone else you want to name other than maybeNikon, can do whatever they want- they will continue to fight for thesegment of the market notalready dedicated to Canon or Nikon.Canon will continue to lead in this market unless theymysteriously come out with another T80white elephantmentioned above- you had to be there to see how bad that camera was.Canon istoo big and too well financedwith a huge market share alreadyand the ability to develop almost any technology they want. If anything, Nikon's going to be forced to enter the big sensor market or risk losing many of their best marketing tools- theworking pros.
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Old Aug 19, 2005, 9:45 AM   #7
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Cos at the moment the inclusion of IS on Minolta and even if introduced by Olympus and anotherSLR manufacturer, its not going to effect the established Nikon and Canon market that much.

Body IS is about the last thing on Canons mind at the moment, well at the least its hiding somewhere in the back.
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Probably has more to do with who owns the patent on it...
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Old Aug 19, 2005, 11:43 AM   #9
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- Maybe they prefer to introduce the concept to existing users through lenses upgrade rather than new body,for a customer satisfaction point of view. What would these new 20 D customersthink if Canon didsay today thatImage Stabilization is a major breakthrough, a mandatory function in a high-end camera body.Sure the new buyers would be mad.



- Another reason: Canon can sell this technology several times if you have more than 1 lens with image stabilization. :shock:

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Some company may be smart enough to figure out how to put IS in a teleconveter (may be a 1xTC even) and then forget about the lenses or the bodies !!! :blah:
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