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There will be a Canon EOS 70D, but the future of semi-pro DSLRs is probably full-frame, says Masaya Maeda, Managing Director and Chief Executive, Image Communication Products Operations at Canon. However, while he says new concepts are needed to save the compact camera, he doesn't see larger sensors as being the answer for the mass market.
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Really. A larger sensors is not the way? The mass market of Instagram is obsessed with shallow depth of field, dynamic range and low light performance; they may not know it but they are. What they do not care about is megapixels, stop with the megapixels! And for God's sake when we want to post a photo do not make us edit it on your crappy in camera firmware! Larger sensor, wifi/bluetooth tethered, mobile JPG/RAW editing apps are the way to go, in my opinion, because right now smartphones are killing the compacts.  
+marco perez maybe larger sensors are good for professional photographers. For who need fine detail  more than "online crap". Cheaper sensors may get a good level of quality with some amateur stuff to online the Galaxy Camera.
+Mike Svitek I still don't see the point.  With a dslr the quality of the print is such that to do any meaningful editing you would want more than a 4 inch screen on the back of a camera.  Built in WiFi is about all I can see a need for, to transfer ad hoc to a tablet for editing. I definitely don't want my camera to have a 3/4G radio (battery drain for little benefit)
+Thiago Scartezini Corrêa, true story.  However let me define what I mean by "larger sensors".  To be sure I do not mean "full size" sensors or even APS-C.  What I am really saying is the market wants "larger PIXELS"... and they don't even know it.  Manufactures are running wild with megapixel count, cramming has much as possible into a 1/4" sensor.  To use your same argument, you don't need 16 megapixels if you are sharing on the web or even printing an 8x12.  10 FAT, VOLUPTUOUS megapixels in a 1/3" size sensor (along with the other things I mentioned) might revitalize the compact market. That and some killer video features.
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