Canon and Sony – ON THE COUCH Ep. 4 part 2 of 2

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In the second part of our 4th episode of ON THE COUCH, we have representatives from the two largest camera manufacturers in front of our cameras – Peter Yabsley from Canon and Fabien Pisano from Sony.

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In a very friendly discussion between two big competitors, we talk about new cinematography related products that Canon and Sony have to offer. The little 4K wonder Sony A7S is a topic, and so are upgrades for the F5 and F55 line which provide additional functions like ProRes recording. On the Canon side of things we talk firmware updates for the C100 / C300 and the new continuous AF that’s now possible after the upgrade. We talk about the 17-120mm servo lens for S35mm cameras that Canon announced at NAB. The relevance of large sensor cameras compared to small sensor cameras and the different use cases are also topics, as well as new offerings by the two manufacturers in the small sensor arena.

The most insightful part of our talk is about industry trends and where everything is moving – with 4K being widely adopted from manufacturers and cameras getting smaller and more versatile, we talk about new markets for the two Japanese giants that would have been unthinkable only a decade ago.

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pedro
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I can´t believe it, that Canon does not move to upgrade their EOS series with up-to-date cams like other have already.
Missing key-features: Dual-pixel on a new 5D model, fast wifi with video control in DSLR, much higher framerates, sharp video-images like in a GH3/4 and many more. I am a Canon fan but the 1DC, 5D and C300 need to be hardware-upgraded. Still no slomo on C300 even with this massive body – shame on you Canon!

Kjetil Kaasa
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Kjetil Kaasa

could not agree more.
weak!

K
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K

Exactly. I still hope they will announce something after…
Before NAB I was decided for C100, but after seeing all the competition new cameras, all those new features, 4K etc. this looks now very, very poor… I think I will go for something else.

K
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K

Pedro, I also cannot believe it. For the last 3 days I was following literally every moment of NAB for something from Canon, till the very last moment and… nothing. Huge disappointment, but still hoping.

ger
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ger

All of you were hoping to see new camera from Canon, right? And because no any update you won’t shoot anything during 2014, cause there’s no new cameras from Canon at NAB? Or there’s no enough cameras on the market and you are waiting for some kind of panacea of the cameras, something like camera with every feature on the earth for 4000-5000 bucks to suffice your needs? How pathetic! Dudes, let you work to speak, not your camera! Pop up for a job with your 4k DSLR rig, like GH4k or any new 4k Canon DSLR against somebody with Canon c300/Sony f5, and guess who gets the job?

K
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K

No necessarily new cameras but at least some essential features updates in existing ones. Like for example true 60 frames in 1080p, internal 422 in C100, 2K etc. Someone that is just before his purchase of a camera want to invest his money in gear that will last a little bit longer. Watching what competition is doing you can have more for less.

Clayton Moore
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Clayton Moore

I think Canon is beginning to pay more attention to the competition. I think they know (at least now) full well what the market is doing. These two cameras XF200 and 205, represent an important market trend which is, smaller, more compact and feature rich. Thats for video cameras.

What of their DSLRs? Until now they have elected to save features we all want in their EOS C line only. Panasonic with their GH4 keep pumping more features into that small compact form factor. The interesting part is that if Canon did to their 70D what Panasonic did to the GH4, it would be HUGE, then again they would compromise their high end cinema market.
….and might even anger their cinema clients in the process. In the DSLR / LSS camera market, Canon has kinda sorta backed themselves into a corner.

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