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Is Canon ever going to drop the "D"?

 
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Jan 23, 2013 18:34 |  #31

puttick wrote in post #15525745 (external link)
Excuse me, everyone.

EOS-M

You beat me to it Puttick!

Yes OP, they did drop the "D," its called the "EOS-M!"


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Jan 23, 2013 18:57 |  #32

The more letters and numbers they can work into the model names, the better.


"Your" and "you're" are different words with completely different meanings - please use the correct one.
"They're", "their", and "there" are different words with completely different meanings - please use the correct one.
"Fare" and "fair" are different words with completely different meanings - please use the correct one. The proper expression is "moot point", NOT "mute point".

  
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Jan 23, 2013 21:57 |  #33

Go to the Canon Museum (external link) online and check out the film cameras.

Today's digital models are actually known as...

EOS 1DX
EOS 5D Mark III
EOS 6D
EOS 7D
EOS 60D
EOS 600D (aka EOS T3i)
EOS 650D (aka EOS T4i)
EOS 1100D (aka EOS T3)

Back in the days of film there were...

EOS-1
EOS 1N
EOS 1N HS
EOS 1N DP
EOS 1V
EOS 1V HS
EOS IX
EOS-3
EOS 5
EOS 7
EOS 30
EOS 10
EOS 50
EOS 55
EOS 66
EOS 100
EOS 300
EOS 600
EOS 620
EOS 650
EOS 700
EOS 750
EOS 850
EOS 888
EOS 1000
EOS 3000
EOS 5000

.... To name a few.

So, no, I kinda doubt they'll ever drop the "D" from the digital SLR line.


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Jan 24, 2013 04:04 |  #34

amfoto1 wrote in post #15526582 (external link)
So, no, I kinda doubt they'll ever drop the "D" from the digital SLR line.

If they like to make changes, they could add the form factor letter:
- F to the FF models: EOS 5DX III, EOS 6DX, etc.
- H to the APS-H models: EOS 1DH Mark V
- C to the APS-C models: EOS 60DC, EOS 7DC etc.
Not big change this to the canonists, but could help the new users.


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Jan 24, 2013 04:19 as a reply to  @ clacson's post |  #35

I want them to go back to using "Kwanon." :cool:

I think naming conventions are an evolving process based on distinguishing models, price range, etc... Canon does it like BMW; XD is the pro line, XXD is pro/semi-pro, XXXD is enthusiast. Withing each group are various models that are varied, but still represent the group as a whole. Same as the 3 series BMW, 5 series, etc...

There is another factor; what is Nikon doing? As long as Nikon also uses a D, Canon will as well.

So basically I think Canon will continue with the D just for the naming convention alone. We all know it is digital, but the D fits into a solid naming convention, which won't change until there is something better.


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Jan 24, 2013 06:33 |  #36

Far better were Canon to sort out their nomenclature for North American 'Rebel' entry level cameras. I've never been able to follow the logic of that alphanumeric jumble - probably because I've never had to. The international naming convention (xxxD or xxxxD) fits more coherently into the Canon line-up. As for Kiss . . .


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Jan 24, 2013 09:32 |  #37

look for 60D on google or youtube and you will find content related to it
now, if the name was just 60, how do you think the results will be when searching for it? (just 60 number)
probably more difficult, you will have to enter some other words, like canon or anything else.
keep it that way


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Jan 24, 2013 09:41 as a reply to  @ Brupikk's post |  #38

To begin with, Canon started out with the models D30 and D60. Then they switched it around and continued with 10D. Perhaps to avoid confusing people with model designations looking just like Nikon's. Or realizing that they couldn't name the camera after the megapixels, since they'll soon have more than one model with the same megapixel count. Like the 400D, 40D and 1D Mark III all being 10 megapixel cameras.


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Jan 24, 2013 10:19 |  #39

clacson wrote in post #15527241 (external link)
- C to the APS-C models: EOS 60DC, EOS 7DC etc.
Not big change this to the canonists, but could help the new users.

C stands for Cinema, as in EOS-1D C


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Jan 24, 2013 10:34 |  #40

garciarf wrote in post #15528109 (external link)
C stands for Cinema, as in EOS-1D C

That is stupid naming for multimedia camera that excels at both stills and movie shooting, It should be M for Movie or V for Video or MM for Multimedia. :)


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Jan 24, 2013 11:11 as a reply to  @ clacson's post |  #41

I think winter 'cabin fever' is setting in when topics this lame come up and actually are debated. I can't believe I even responded. Seriously, who cares!


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Jan 24, 2013 12:00 as a reply to  @ ZREXER's post |  #42

tkbslc wrote in post #15525055 (external link)
It's 2013. Canon hasn't sold a film camera in over 10 years. You think they might drop the "D" from their EOS lineup at some point? I mean if they had released the 6D just as the "6" would anyone be confused and think it was film?

Just seems silly at this point.

My camera says "Rebel T2i". What is this "D" of which you speak? :lol:


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Jan 24, 2013 13:35 |  #43

ZREXER wrote in post #15528284 (external link)
I think winter 'cabin fever' is setting in when topics this lame come up and actually are debated. I can't believe I even responded. Seriously, who cares!

You probably have a point, but at the same time, who really cares if someone picks a Sigma vs Canon 50mm f1.4 (for the 950th time). These aren't life altering decisions yet they get treated as important. Who's to say this is any less of a "real" topic?

I think you care, because you did respond, but then you had to act cool by pretending you don't care. I got it all figured out.


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Jan 24, 2013 13:41 |  #44

Rally Man wrote in post #15525755 (external link)
Well the thing is they have a brand around the xD, so even though dropping the D sounds easy, it really would cost Canon millions of dollars because of the branding that stands behind the "D".

I think the branding is around EOS.


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Jan 24, 2013 15:09 |  #45

tkbslc wrote in post #15528734 (external link)
You probably have a point, but at the same time, who really cares if someone picks a Sigma vs Canon 50mm f1.4 (for the 950th time). These aren't life altering decisions yet they get treated as important. Who's to say this is any less of a "real" topic?

I think you care, because you did respond, but then you had to act cool by pretending you don't care. I got it all figured out.

Come on the forum has only discussed picking, a sigma 50 over a Canon 50 929 times! all of us need to spend more time shooting I think...


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