cwphoto wrote in post #18283540
Canon's innovation over the past few years:
11-24/4 - no-one has ever gone wider
200-400/4 - built-in extender
17/4 tilt-shift - first ultrawide tilt shift
Dual pixel AF in their new sensors
That's about it really.
They were miles ahead of Nikon back in the day - when they embraced USM, IS, low-noise, and fast apertures vis-a-vis - but they've lost it a bit.
Any thoughts on these other items? Probably too far back on some of these. If you look just at Canon's offerings prior, these items were pretty off the beaten path for them. I suspect these took them out of their comfort zone anyways.
- New sensor design on 5D4, 80D and 1DX2 (although they are just playing catch-up here)
- Flicker control
- Touch/Tilt LCD
- Wifi/Mobile App
- iTR during live view/movie
- W-E1 wireless card for 7D2, and 5Ds series - $40 card vs their old huge WiFi modules at $200+
- New STM AF design
- Baby rebel SL1 - even after all these years, a huge hit, many large DSLR owners have an SL1
- AFMA (Canon was the first to offer this I believe)
Pretty minor things other than the new sensor perhaps. As for any other lenses, I might throw the 55-250 STM into the mix, a very, very affordable kit lens that is actually optically quite good, silent and fast AF, something they never had before. You had the crappy 75-300 that IMO was one of the worst Canon lenses (even if you look at the USM version) and then next lens up was the 70-300, that okay, but was pricey for what it was.