Ken Rockwell...EOS M world's first serious mirrorless.

Started Jul 24, 2012 | Discussions thread
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What was Ken Rockwel smaking?
In reply to Cipher, Jul 24, 2012

I did not know what a serious mirrorless camera is, but thanks to mr Rockwell I know! I t is a camera with an APS sensor, and DSLR quality and professional grade.

And the Canon EOS-M is the first of them all accoording to the man who is the nearest to god of we all!

So I compare it to the Nex F3 and the Nex 5n (both cameras are roughly the same) let's see:

Sony Nex 5n: 24 august 2011
Sony Nex F3: 17 may 2012
Canon EOS-m: 23 juli 2012

APS sensor?
Sony Nex 5n: YES
Sony Nex F3: YES
Canon EOS-m: YES

Resolution sensor:
Sony Nex 5n: 16 mega pixels
Sony Nex F3: 16 mega pixels
Canon EOS-m: 18 mega pixels

DSLR quality pictures?
Sony Nex 5n: YES
Sony Nex F3: YES
Canon EOS-m: YES

Lens choice:
Sony Nex 5n: 10 AF native lenses
Sony Nex F3: 10 AF native lenses
Canon EOS-m: 2 native lenses

Adapte autofocussing lenses:
Sony Nex 5n: All native lenses plus all A-mount lenses (fast real PDAF)
Sony Nex F3: All native lenses plus all A-mount lenses (fast real PDAF)
Canon EOS-m: both native lenses and All Canon EF lenses (Slower hybrid AF)

Metal frame:
Sony Nex 5n: YES
Sony Nex F3: NO
Canon EOS-m: YES

As all cameras can shoot RAW, can adapt legacy lenses etc, we can tell this:

All cameras can go for the label professional grade, but we forgot one important thing Price!
Lets compare price now:

We want roughly the same camera so we want a pancake prime, a kit zoom and a flash with our body here are the prices:
Nex 5n: $ 699(body with kit zoom) + $279 (16 mm pancake) total $ 978,--
Nex F3: $ 598 (body with kit zoom) + $279 (16 mm pancake) total $ 897.--

EOS-M: $ 799 (body with 22mm pancake) + $300 (kit zoom)+ $150 (small flash) total of $1249,--

Yes that is a professional grade price for a camera! Even when its battery life is a joke, uses touch screen for everything and is aimed at P&S upgraderrs...

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