Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Canon's Chuck Westfall gets ...exposed at the Under-Exposed blog

CNet's UnderExposed blog features an interview with Canon's ambassador to the online world, Chuck Westfall. This is a different interview from the one we mentioned a couple of days ago.

We won't spoil his answers you have to read it for yourselves, but here are some of the topics they touch on: APS-H sensors, 35mm full frame DSLRs, 1D Mark III auto focus issues, geotagging, batteries, organics, the non-DSLR market (aka compacts, aka P&S, both names I'm not too fond of), the competitors, and the megapixel race. Find out what Chuck thinks about all these topics and more!

6 comments:

amin said...

I'd like to know what Chuck has to say about the DP1. It's not a camera that appeals to me in its current form, but it is a huge step in a good direction.

amin said...

Also, it's Westfall rather than Westphall =).

mrsfixit said...

I'd like to know as well...

It's not appealing to me either, not with that fixed 28mm f4 lens.

I'm sure it will have decent image quality, but it's versatility is just too limited for me to pony up that kind of $$$$ for it.

I'm sure Chuck won't see it as any kind of threat to Canons little empire of DSLR's and me-too cams...

1001 noisy cameras said...

Amin, thanks for the name correction! I turned him into a basketball coach :)

Canon had their own mini-version (in terms of size and features) of the SD1, the old bling-bling SDX0-series before they gave them a small zoom lens (eg SD40) ;-)

Mrs Fix It, what if they merged the SD1 with the Ricoh 500SE? Rugged camera, large sensor, and a modest zoom that starts at 28mm? Of course it would have to get a bit larger in size than that. And the price would probably double :(

1001 noisy cameras said...

SD1? I merged the DP1 with the SD14 right there :)

I meant DP1, not SD1 :-)

amin said...

I'd love to see Canon introduce a camera with an APS-C sensor and a fixed 25mm f/2 lens (FOV equal to that of a 40mm lens in 35mm photography). It would have to be larger than the DP1, but it could still be a fair bit more compact than a Rebel XSi with a 24/2.8 attached. Quieter too.