Chuck Westfall from Canon Inc. talks with planet5D

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Canon's famous Chuck Westfall sat down with us at the Canon EXPO a few days ago – giving us as much time to chat as we wanted. It was quite a treat to sit down with someone with so much intimate knowledge of Canon's products and tho Chuck wasn't able to talk in any detail about future plans, it was fun to hear what he had to say and to get a feel that Canon is indeed listening to the requests for enhanced features for HDSLR buyers.

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And don't miss our coverage of the Canon EXPO 2010 via our wrap up post.

I did get the chance to ask about the new Canon EOS 60D, RAW video, HDSLR body styles, the jello effect, and much more. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did (tho you won't get lunch afterwards like I did LOL).

planet5D chats with Canon's Chuck Westfall from planetMitch on Vimeo.


Our thanks to Canon and Chuck Westfall for the tour of the EXPO as well as for sitting down with us for as long as we wanted!

So, what are your expectations for Canon's future? Sound off in the comments or vote in the poll to the right about which HDSLR enhancements you'd like to see!

(Photo credit: snap from the video)

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  1. I’d like to see a fix in the Canon 5DMKII to improve the moire and aliasing issues a bit;. That’s my number one gripe.

    Secondarily, it would be nice to be able to see the audio meters when recording. And, why not show me the color temperature also? The camera knows what the color temperature is when I white balance, why not give me a readout like pro video cameras?

    But the moire issue is really the only big thing for me. I’ve learned to work around everything else.

  2. Mitch,

    You did an outstanding job as an interviewer with Chuck Westfall. You also had the NADS to ask some hard questions. Way to go.

    Really good interview, though the camera operator could use some help, and a better tripod/head system ;-)

    1. Author

      Thanks for your kind words and yes the cameraman needed to do a better job of preparing (that’s me!). I didn’t take a tripod and was forced to do the whole thing handheld. A lesson I learned quickly.

  3. Is anyone else completely frustrated and dumbfounded by everything chuck does and says, In fact I’m frustrated with him as a person.
    I wish someone else was in charge that actually listens to what the customers want.

    1. Author

      Well, not that I know all the politics etc within Canon, but Chuck is with Canon USA and decisions are made in Canon Japan – so I think Chuck might tell you he’s as frustrated as others might be. However, I was also told that Canon is building an R&D facility in the USA so that might help!

  4. Articulating screen is probably more difficult to weather proof.

    Overall good questions, but Chuck sure sounds boring to listen to.

    1. Author

      That’s an interesting point on the weather issue. And not many people sound that great for such an extended time – that’s why I added the graphics and other shots where I could. I know I could have edited down the interview like the news media and just given excerpts, but often, I prefer to hear the longer answers so I left most of it in place.

      Thanks for watching and commenting!

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