Robert Eckerlin: I would have loved an articulated LCD!
Me too, among other things.
"Mr Iida is open and honest"---Compared with other corporate speak, i thought so too.
ecube: This might just replace my Nikon D5100 walk-about everyday camera. Not that it matters, 16MP is sufficient for me, however, I am confused by the so called 40 MP. I'm lazy to read the complete write-up.
I am aware but am not bothered about my Nikon lenses and dedicated flash is not compatible with Oly. I'll give my D5100 and DX lenses to my daughter and keep my D800, FX lenses and dedicated flash.
I have always admire "the camera" of Yoshihisa Maitani, the chief architect for the OM1. Brilliant visionary.
"I apologize in advance if I sound like a braggart, fortunately, money is not a problem for me."--Thanks for letting us know.
"The weather in Bermuda this time of year is 18°C, not too different from Seattle, which hovers around 12°C. Sure, sending a gaggle of journalist to a tropical island in the dead of winter may seem like an easy way to sway opinions positively, but for me, this trip simply meant a chance to get out of the office and shoot with something new. Which is to say, I packed the same jacket I'd been wearing all winter.
I had the opportunity to first try out the E-M5 II about a week before my departure. I affixed an Olympus 25mm f/1.8 and headed out for an afternoon of shooting in Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood. It wasn't enough time to satisfy my curiosity about the camera, but it did give me a chance to familiarize myself with its basic operations."--- And so?
dvilaplana: Take the mini-ridiculous flash out and give a good EVF, even if that means to sport a slightly smaller screen. We tend to use the EVF all the time, the flash just sometimes or never. It's better to have an EVF than a mini flash! We can carry a mini flash in the pocket just in case is needed.
BTW, did you notice that the zoom doesn't extend manually despite the nice ring? I'm afraid it works electronically. That switch on the shutter button is not the on/off that is set in between the two dials of modes and exposure, it's the wider-tele power for the zoom.
So at the end it looks like another "almost a good camera" by Canon. A pitty, it could have been a serious candidate to the perfect camera for travellers.
Keep the flash and do NOT integrate an EVF. We tend to never use a viewfinder. The flash is important and a clip-on flash is awkward.
I also think the article is very smoothly phrased, it is an interesting topic and i agree with the conclusion (but that's not important here). Still i think the article is slightly wordy in the first half. Also it led (me) to slightly wrong expectations:
The headline "Does the arrival of the EOS M3 mean Canon is finally taking mirrorless seriously?" is followed by musings on the mirrorless market in general, initially with little regard to the Eos M3, the main headline item. I wondered for some paragraphs where and when the talk about the Eos M3 would start or if i had perhaps opened the wrong article.
So, composition-wise, i would have preferred either- a headline like "The situation in the mirrorless market and Canon's position" or- if the headline remains unchanged, the article starting with Canon's Eos M3 and only after that leading over to the general mirrorless market
But the first preference is better i think.
Esign: I don't think that the M system needs a full set of lenses. If you’re a real enthusiast, you buy a real DSRL camera. The M is for those who want a lightweight, complimentary, less obtrusive system when traveling, but don’t want to compromise the picture quality you’re used to get. Or cannot stand the pain in your neck and shoulder from a heavy camera or system bag (like most older citizens). I own the full system, and I don’t know what more I need. I have an old long Canon zoom with adapter in a separate bag, and it works perfect and instant. I tried the largest Canon flash with extension cable the other day, camera set on “idiot-auto” and flash directed backwards-up in a large room, and all shots came out just perfect. So I think a large flash unit with cable soon gets into my second bag, but that’s all I need for a long time.
" If you’re a real enthusiast, you buy a real DSRL camera."---Disagree.
RyanBoston: Nikon DF: I'm the real nostalgic camera.
Canon 5DS: No I am. Ive got the real old technology in my blood. You are all new tech inside kid.
Ryan, nice dialogue.
I do like this kind of camera very much. Still i miss two things: - fully articulated screen, - built-in flash, even at the price of adding a bit of bulk and cost.
While this "Hands-on" shows hands on and under the camera, it isn't what i expected it to be.
Free Jazz: no EVF...
"no EVF..."---I want it like that.
snapa: Great, the the percentage of people who own the LX100 or Sony A7 II is .01% of people who own cameras. The people who have DxO OpticsPro v10.2 software is .001%. This article should pertain to maybe .005% of people on earth that own cameras. Great article DPR, very interesting stuff :/
How about doing more reviews on cameras and lenses, like you used to do, which if what made this site so interesting?
I sorted by "most popular" and this post (snapa's) came as "most popular". So i clicked on "DPREVIEW" again.
aandeg: Seems like manufactures are selling the same camera with the same sensor and just adding selfie mode. How lazy is that?
$600 for a camera without a viewfinder? Ouch.
I pay more for cams *without* the useless bulk of a viewfinder.
Even though there are hands on the camera to be seen, it isn't a hands-on article in my understanding. There is very little information and practical experience, nothing beyond a press release.
Why not mention in the teaser text if the lens is stabilized?
Mighty impressed by all the market gurus in here.
Thanks for another year of excellent and sometimes entertaining work!
Even though I prefer writing over video.
Roadrunnerdeluxe: The Yake-dee-yak-athon is on!
Please read all the reviews across the interwebs if you don't feel like taking DPR's review as the only source. It is pretty unisono: this camera is a good leap forward image quality/noise wise/low light focusing/dynamic range.
I can't even imagine drowning my eyes in the creamy bokeh of this camera paired with a Zeiss lens wide open..
"I can't even imagine drowning my eyes in the creamy bokeh of this camera paired with a Zeiss lens wide open.."
Greg VdB: Very impressive camera indeed! Well done DPR - you've earned a few days of rest now ;-)
One thing that surprized me is the lack of mention of the lack of a touchscreen (TS). I know many will at this point want to reply that TSs are useless and even call it a plus that the D750 (like all other FF DSLRs?) doesn't have one, but (1) you can disable them; (2) if well implemented like on the Eos 70D I have, it's amazing how natural it comes to use them and operate the camera more quickly, esp when shooting on a tripod. Before I had a TS, I never thought I'd use it much (here speaks someone who doesn't even have a smartphone/tablet!), but now it's one feature that has become an indispensible tool in my shooting workflow. I'm sure there's many people out there who own a camera with a TS that will have gone through the same experience, including reviewers at DPR. In this day and age, the lack of a well-implemented TS should be seen as a negative in my opinion, and mentioned as such in reviews.
Fully agreed. Any digital camera without touchscreen is way too analog for me.
Personally i like write-ups much more than videos. I can't concentrate on videos.
DPR had the real-world write-ups about the Pentax MF camera and one of them was good.