Recently Canon have shown that manual control is very important even if they do release the same camera 3 times in 12 months. Also recently, Sony have shown that they do not think any kind of manual control is important for the budding filmmaker.
Canon have released the same camera 3 times in 12 months. But here, EOSHD.com explains why they are right (from a business perspective) to do so.
In October 2009 Canon released the 7D. They had developed a brand new cutting edge sensor for the camera and spent a great deal of time and resources on it, plus the new AF system.
I recently walked into an old junk store in Manchester (UK) and they had a bundle of CCTV equipment on a shelf. They also had some old c-mount TV lenses from Canon, two identical zooms.
Usually zoom c-mount lenses vignette on the Panasonic GH1 and this does too – but remarkably, much more of the frame is covered than usual. What you see here are some actual full-frame GH1 shots from a 17-102MM F2 (constant) lens that cost £10 / $16.
If this is innovation, then I’m Britney Spears!
Canon have released another very conservative derivative of the 7D in the form of the 60D with articulated screen. The company has managed to fill the tiny hole in the range between the 550D and 7D. The main distinguishing features of the 60D is a hinge, a wheel and the price.