Sad Joe: Well, during the past 2 weeks I have purchased 2x ESO-M kits complete with FOC EOS lens adapters. These are already being used to shoot PRO videos - and frankly their brilliant - so much better than I had expected. The EOS -M2 - well its a move forward and I'm pleased that the new version hasn't trashed mine - I fully expect Canon to bring out a higher spec version based upon the 70D during 2014. Stand by for the M bashers to record their opinions of where Canon went wrong with their M2 and how its the end for Canon…such nonsense.
Truth is, all of the latest cameras can produce excellent quality photos (and many can produce great video as well). It's a good time for all of us.
Frank_BR: According to legend, the acronym EOS was created by Canon to represent the Goddess of Dawn. However, the market failure of the EOS M suggests that EOS stands now for End Of Success…
It seems Canon is starting to lose its commercial magic
The same company whose stock is down 16.8% YTD? The same one whose earnings growth is -7% year over year?
3 lenses ... and they say Sony's e-mount lens line up is lacking lol (and yes, both can use adapters)
raztec: I think nearly 1500 posts and counting just doesn't quite tell Nikon how we really feel.
If you take out the hundreds of comments from the bickering among Henry, Marike and Plastek then you will get a more realistic idea of the number of posts. Just sayin' :-)
riveredger: Are those locking dials? That would really slow down user operation.
@Donnie. Don't get me wrong, I think it's a pretty nice camera overall. But come on - you can't say the objective of external dials is to make camera operation SLOWER. I bet that you will become frustrated with the locking dials after a while. I had the locking mode dial on my K5, which was a little annoying. But if I had to unlock every time I wanted to change exposure or ISO, that would have been a real PITA.
Archiver: 1226 comments as of this posting. This has to be a record for DPReview announcements, even bigger than the Adobe Creative Clod announcement. It shows how much interest and opinion there is for a camera of this nature.
most of these comments are from a handful of folks who are bickering back and forth ..,
Are those locking dials? That would really slow down user operation.
Edmond Leung: We all like this camera.... just ignore those minority who don't like it.... Those minority were all bullshitting.
Nikon, our most concern is when can we expect to buy this new camera. Can we buy it before this X'mas?
Hope we all can get it ASAP!
how can you say you like this camera when you don't know anything about it?
nnowak: What is with this immense hatred of video capability? That's fine if you don't want to use, just ignore that little red button on the back of the camera. The addition of video capabilities have boosted DSLR sales volume to the point that allow for D600s and D800s to be sold at such low prices. Remove video and the camera price goes up.
Furthermore video advancements and live view enhancements go hand in hand. Shooting live view with a tilt shift lens is bliss compared to trying to compose with and optical viewfinder.
From my perspective adding video has only made my still photography capabilities better with absolutely no downside.
@larrytusza. Your comments about making videos for "YouTube clips", etc are sophomoric. Have you ever tried to make an engaging film with your camera? It is much more involved than taking a still photo. Try it sometime, then measure your work against some of the finely filmed clips on the internet - it might change your perception of "letting them buy a Coolpix" ...
Full disclosure - I have tried video and I suck at it. But it made me realize that it takes a ton of skill, practice and patience to make a film that other folks would find engaging or even mildly entertaining :-)
terrific shot - really captures the cold!
yabokkie: for video, Canon intentionally slowed down the AF speed for smoother, more "natural" focus.
The A77 has a menu option to set the AF speed to slow. This supposedly reduces any hunting and helps with critical focus. I haven't tried the setting for stills or video, but perhaps it would help the A77 beat up even more on the new Canon :-)
onlooker: GPW wrote: "Sony wins, Canon sucks"
And yet, Canon is going to make a killing on 70D, and Sony is quietly bailing out on their SLT line.
If I worked for Canon or invested in Canon then that would be impressive. However, I am a consumer and prefer the better product :-)
HawaiiVolcanoes: $1809 Dollars??...hahahahaha..they will sell like 10 of these...no frikkin wayyyyyyyyy
Big deal - you save 1800 of taxable income.
where can one get the 60D with 18-135 for only $750?
kadardr: WE tend to forget that there is a sony nex 7 which is a much better camera ( with the new lenses it IS fact). A bit stealthy though. Pretty against 'profi"??
Only in AF performance.
Karl Summers: The Cloud will save me a ton of money on upgrades and new versions. I embrace the technology unlike many dinosaurs here. Sucks to be you.
Couldn't you just pick up your subscription at a later date when you get some cash? Really, if I lost my job I would be spending my time looking for a new one rather than playing on PS.
CarlosNunezUSA: A very nice article by Corel . I think they are the best alternative to Adobe and have really strong products. The problem is that they have no Mac Version which is a pity. I would encourage you to leave a message on their page requesting an OsX version. They cannot do that in 2 days, but I guess my CS6 version can hold until Corel is ready, if they make the commitment. Now would be a good time for Corel CEO to put on the big pants and challenge Adobe with an annoucement.
lol, I am no shill. I just believe in free markets. Let them change their pricing model and if it fails they will be forced to change again or go out of business.
riveredger: Thinking aloud ... I think the way a lot of these posters feel is the way most people feel when they get the bill from their wedding photographer
You fail to grasp the point. But a sincere good luck with your new endeavor.
howard you sound just like the CEO of Adobe; the same arrogance and concern for your self interest. Believe me, most of your customers only sign that agreement because they have no other choice - just like Adobe is doing to everyone. :-)
Adobe won't call you to take back your processed images (in TIFF, JPEG, etc) either. They want to rent the tool to you and allow you to keep the output. Just like a wedding photographer. Even though your client pays you to do the work, you want to retain the rights to the actual product used to produce the output.