Dear Canon, I'm not buying anymore DSLR Gear get on with the M

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Re: Dear Canon, I'm not buying anymore DSLR Gear get on with the M
In reply to meland, Mar 2, 2014

meland wrote:

Photato wrote:

areichow wrote:

I'm not an anti-phone snob, but if you're not interested in on-board image manipulation/editing or social media features, why pick up your iPod to use as a camera over a dedicated camera?

Because, I have the iPod always with me and it can do so much more.

I carry the M only when I know I'll be taking pictures.

The Apps ecosystem have generated a lot of interesting new ideas and techniques on photography that Dedicated Cameras like the M have yet to implement. Is pathetic

For instance.

Better use of touch screen by allowing user to pick exposure spot and focus area.

I can also use Lock WB which is much faster/simpler way to control WB than how the M does.

Using the iPod accelerometers I can tell the iPod to take the picture only when the holding is stable to minimize blur.

The iPod has Virtual Levels which the M lacks.

I can do Panoramas with ease in the iPod, with the M is more difficult, not even a Panorama Assist that old Powershots used to have.

For Time Lapse photography there are many apps with lots of controls and settings.

For video I have access to much more settings than the M.

Etc, Etc

To be a Dedicated Photography Device, the M needs to do much more than an iPod, not the other way around.

Where is the Raw converter on the M?

Hell, you can't even EXTRACT the embedded Large JPEG that comes with the Raw files in Camera.

It is frustrating.....

Perhaps camera manufacturers should offer 3rd party developers the ability to implement Apps in their cameras. The problem with that might be, compared with the size of the phone market, there may not be all that much incentive for developers to do so. After all if your potential market consists of only a few somewhat anal gearheads, what is the real incentive?

I'd be happy if Canon just copy the best ideas out there.

Sony is already doing the APP thing and Samsung have some Android based Cameras.

IMHO Canon should open more the SDK.

Magic Lantern is a good example but that is done through excruciating time consumming reverse engineering.

Is not about gearheads, is about advanced photography. It is a dedicated tool after all and it should have more options and features than a stinky iPod. Just saying.

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