I often wonder if camera's can get any better, because the quality of even the cheaper models is so good. I have long waited to go digital, because I like slide film so much. But 5-6 years I converted and I am loving it. Although film has some great qualities too.
But we now live in the era of the largest choice of camera models and I look forward to see how the 5D-R and S perform.
While we will use the 5Ds R as the next testbed, I'd say that 50mp are useless.
It almost feels like things are ending up like over at Leica. Instead of luxury handcraft, it is now about luxury specs. Pure prestige objects.
In the foreseeable future there'll be no affordable projector offering more than 4K, nor screens beyond 8k (33mp).
And you just don't need such a best for those 5 posters that you are gonna print each year. I don't buy into the cropping argument either.
But that's just me, of course.
On the projectors - depends. I have some measure of contact with the development of two projection systems;
1) IMAX next generation laser projection
2) 4k "HUD" micro projector - 5mm diameter lenses.
The imax units are monstrously expensive but the current generation is 8k and that is "infinitely scalable" via optical methods. The HUD units are about 50k/eye and are custom built in our lab. I think we have 4 projectors in total made with various sub-configs.
I think you are right Klaus what you wrote:
"Instead of luxury handcraft, it is now about luxury specs. Pure prestige objects."
Probably 99% of the people don't need 50mp and all the luxury specs. But I am still curious about the 5D-R. Not because I want or need one, but just to compare to the rest of the camera's.
There is one thing I wonder. These new camera's will cost a pretty penny to develop. And these camera's will not be mass produced like the lower end Dslr's camera's. So, will they make money of these camera's or is there a chance these camera's drive the price up of the other models? Or should I say keep the other camera's at a certain price range?
Will you review this camera, now that you have it in the lab?
I noticed that you have tested cameras in the past.
PZ stopped camera tests years ago...
5Dsr on crop mode will have similar resolution as a 7D mark II. So instead of testing for aps-c lenses on 7dmii, you can test them on 5dsr crop mode. Am i wrong?