I've seen a bit of marketing on the new Digic III technology...can anyone give us a rundown on what this will mean?...specifically for EOS cameras.
I, for one, am not drooling over the thought of face sensing technology on an EOS camera.
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We really don't have any idea what DIII is. It came out in P&S first which means that something was added for that product line. Technologies such as face sensing can be a combination of software and hardware (DIII). The question is going to be, what features of the new chip will they leverage for DSLR's? It might have a slight speedup in CF writing and reading.
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So far the only thing that we really know's part of the DiGiC III chip is the "Face Sensing", which won't work in an SLR (since it would have to, by definition, work before you take the picture, while you're composing it). Any other features that may be included in there we'll have to wait for either a new SLR with the chip or a new Canon white paper or press release on it.
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i thought it was just a chip architecture code that Canon's image processors would be based on. The capabilities of d3 chips would vary bewteen cameras ( such as the face-stuff ), but they would use the same methods / processes / circuit designs to carry out the functions.
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davidfig wrote in post #2239226
It might have a slight speedup in CF writing and reading.
This is usually the limitation of the CF card you're using. Typically processors can move data much faster than storage devices like Compact Flash. I do embedded software development for a living. Most of the processors we use will out preform devices like that for moving the data. You're spending a lot of time waiting for the CF to get you the data or write the data.
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[QUOTE=davidfig;2239226] We really don't have any idea what DIII is. ... It might have a slight speedup in CF writing and reading.
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Some discussion about DigicIII here http://www.photography-on-the.net/forum/showthread.php?t=215822
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