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      10-10-2012 12:37 AM #1
      Given two Canon cameras, both APS-C, same megapixels, one has Digic 4 and the other Digic 5.

      Would you pay a significant premium to get the newer image processor chip?

      Would it make a noticeable difference in image quality?

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      10-10-2012 10:43 AM #2
      Quote Originally Posted by OOOO-A3 View Post
      Given two Canon cameras, both APS-C, same megapixels, one has Digic 4 and the other Digic 5.

      Would you pay a significant premium to get the newer image processor chip?

      Would it make a noticeable difference in image quality?
      The newer camera would probably have better high ISO performance and would probably be faster.

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      10-10-2012 04:28 PM #3
      I don't understand the point of this question
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    4. 10-10-2012 06:01 PM #4
      why waste your time with DIGIC 4 when DIGI 5 is out?

      also did you see the reviews for the new nikon? it shhhhitts on canon. just throw your whole EF set up in the trash, why bother
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      10-10-2012 08:53 PM #5
      Are you talking about the t3i/t4i?
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      10-11-2012 01:38 AM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by TealBucket View Post
      Are you talking about the t3i/t4i?
      No. And I put it the way I did because otherwise the thread would instantly turn into telling me why both of the cameras I'm looking at suck, and I should get ______ instead. Oh, wait... it already did

      Canon upgraded their image processor. It's one significant factor between two models I'm thinking about. If the answer is "meh... the difference is so small there's no way it merits spending a few hundred $ more" that means something different than "OMG it's so much better because X, definitely get the newer one". Just trying to see if anyone has real-world experience with both that I can learn from.

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      10-11-2012 09:42 AM #7
      The image processor wouldn't be a deciding factor at all in buying a camera for me, nor for a lot of other people, which is why I expect you're getting some of these responses.

      For me, I'm going to be looking at stuff like:
      frame rate
      AF system
      ISO range
      pixel count

      etc, etc.

      If the two cameras were more or less the same in all of the features and one had a newer processor, sure that might push me toward it, but I'm gonna be making the decision based on other features, and price.

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      10-11-2012 12:02 PM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by SilverSLC View Post
      If the two cameras were more or less the same in all of the features and one had a newer processor, sure that might push me toward it, but I'm gonna be making the decision based on other features, and price.

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      10-11-2012 12:11 PM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by SilverSLC View Post
      The image processor wouldn't be a deciding factor at all in buying a camera for me, nor for a lot of other people, which is why I expect you're getting some of these responses.

      For me, I'm going to be looking at stuff like:
      frame rate
      AF system
      ISO range
      pixel count

      etc, etc.

      If the two cameras were more or less the same in all of the features and one had a newer processor, sure that might push me toward it, but I'm gonna be making the decision based on other features, and price.

      -Tim
      Ding, ding, ding! This is exactly why you received weird responses. Since there are no camera upgrades that Canon currently offers that upgrade the censor alone, it's a pointless question. Instead, you have all sorts of upgrades to consider, not just the censor... and that's the way it should be. A censor is one small part of a camera and its features.
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