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Damn it Canon!!!

Ausm

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I thought I thad the best Digital camera I could afford when I bought my G3 now they just came out with the G5

WTF happened to the G4 DOH!!


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richardycc

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4 sounds like dead/death in japanese, so you won't find much anything with the model name with a 4 in it from Japan, except maybe toyota 4runner, but they don't call it 4runner in japan.
 

filmmaker

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The reason for no G4 was that Canon was worried that Apple may sue them for the name. Now that the Apple G5 is out, there isn't really anything they can do. :confused:
 

edro

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How can you possibly copyright a 2 character combination....? I can understand if it were the Canon Mac G4, but not the Canon G4.

You can't possibly block off a model number like that for the rest of eternity....
 

filmmaker

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Originally posted by: edro13
How can you possibly copyright a 2 character combination....? I can understand if it were the Canon Mac G4, but not the Canon G4.

You can't possibly block off a model number like that for the rest of eternity....
I never said that they would sue. I just imagine that they wanted to beat Apple to the model number. ;)
 

richardycc

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Originally posted by: edro13
How can you possibly copyright a 2 character combination....? I can understand if it were the Canon Mac G4, but not the Canon G4.

You can't possibly block off a model number like that for the rest of eternity....


Bose did it.
 

Ausm

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Originally posted by: iamwiz82
Originally posted by: lowtech
Originally posted by: iamwiz82
I bought my G3 2 weeks before they announced teh G5 :frown:
Should have returned & wait for the G5.
couldn't pass up $418 after MSN dollars. :D
And your're not in jail!?!?! You got that Camera for a steal deal!!


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edro

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This thread has been hijacked...

Originally posted by: richardycc
Originally posted by: edro13
How can you possibly copyright a 2 character combination....? I can understand if it were the Canon Mac G4, but not the Canon G4.
You can't possibly block off a model number like that for the rest of eternity....
Bose did it.
With?

 

notfred

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Originally posted by: filmmaker
The reason for no G4 was that Canon was worried that Apple may sue them for the name. Now that the Apple G5 is out, there isn't really anything they can do. :confused:
Uh, that's a stupid reason. I mean, did Apple sue them over G3?
 

Ausm

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Originally posted by: notfred
Originally posted by: filmmaker
The reason for no G4 was that Canon was worried that Apple may sue them for the name. Now that the Apple G5 is out, there isn't really anything they can do. :confused:
Uh, that's a stupid reason. I mean, did Apple sue them over G3?
Apple is sue happy, they even threatened to sue the maker of Y'Z Dock which really sucks...


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Mr N8

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G5 was announced months ago. I'm still trying to convince my wife that we need one. The Canon S110 is nice, but 2.1mp doesn't even compare to the beauty of a G5.
 

Ausm

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Originally posted by: MogulMonster
G5 was announced months ago. I'm still trying to convince my wife that we need one. The Canon S110 is nice, but 2.1mp doesn't even compare to the beauty of a G5.
Was Announced and In production are two different things;)

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GTaudiophile

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Heh, the G5 is old news. It's been causing quite the stir over at DPreview.com's Canon Forum for two reasons:

1) What happened to the G4?
2) Why didn't Canon make more improvements to the G3 other then simply add a 5.0mpx CCD?

Canon skipped the G4 because the marketing people decided that all future G-series cameras at least will be G+the Megapixel rating. And the G5 is nothing more than a black G3 with 1.0 more megapixel, but of course it costs like $200 more. The fact that Canon is simply resting on its success instead of innovating more is pissing a few people off. They simply expected more improvements.

*GTa <-- Satisfied with his G2 until he can upgrade to a DSLR!

 

kuk

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Originally posted by: ausm
Originally posted by: novon
according to the reviews the G5 is worse in most categories vs. the G3
Post those Links will ya!!

TIA

Ausm


The G5 suffers from higher noise than the G3, and notably higher than the competition, it also has a chromatic aberration problem which is more than I would expect to see on a modern digital camera.
DPReview

But I don't think that this qualifies as "most categories".
 

filmmaker

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Originally posted by: notfred
Originally posted by: filmmaker
The reason for no G4 was that Canon was worried that Apple may sue them for the name. Now that the Apple G5 is out, there isn't really anything they can do. :confused:
Uh, that's a stupid reason. I mean, did Apple sue them over G3?
I never said that it wasn't a stupid reason, but I remember reading about it months ago.
 

Sid59

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lol .. i have the A40 and had the liberty to play with the A70 all day. I'm glad i didn't shell out the money for it. Not that much of a difference.
 

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