riveredger: It's funny that some of these lenses are priced higher than motorcycles. I mean, really!?
Well, as the idiom goes, a fool and his money are soon parted.
Your loss, Karl. Photography is fun and all, but it is nothing like going for a ride.
Not really conjecture, Revenant. There are some lenses sold in very low volumes at very high margins. That's business.
The analogy to motorcycles was simply to demonstrate the sheer price being charged for some glass and a small motor contrasted with a large motor and LOTS more components. Both are precision instruments requiring large investments in R&D and Engineering. I personally think that lenses are way overpriced for what we are actually getting.
KZMike: Am in the process of shopping for the Lumix FZ1000. . . the Olympus, by not having a larger sensor is keeping me on track to buy the FZ1000 next month, though I like the build of this and lens speed it offers,
The Olympus is all about the size advantage. There is no other camera with its features, including the constant 2.8 and excellent EVF, in such a compact package. I looked at the FZ1000 and RX10 and both are cameras you would really only take out when you were going out strictly to take pictures. The Olympus is one you would just take along on a more regular basis. My opinion of course.
Actually, it tells us more about the margins.
It's funny that some of these lenses are priced higher than motorcycles. I mean, really!?
Mike99999: If it had a built-in EVF, I might have been interested. For now, the GM5 does the same but better. And with a better lens selection.
The Panasonic AF, as good as it is, cannot track like these 1 cameras.
Photo_Joe: More information about limits:
* " Photos and videos must be smaller than 2 GB. "
"For photos: JPEG, BMP, PNG and most TIFF files (these files typically have the .jpg, .jpeg, .bmp, .png or .tiff extensions). In addition, some RAW format photo can also be viewed. "
So, GIF, PSD seems like not supported, it's not unlimited storage for that formats.But PNG, TIFF and RAW is nice.
Just how much of a pessimist are you??
$1 per month for unlimited storage? . I am in!
AbrasiveReducer: Somehow, expecting a camera that modeled on a classic rangefinder camera to be good for video seems unreasonable. But I would agree that if someone wants a zoom lens, this would be a less than ideal choice.
Why would the aesthetics of a camera dictate that it is unreasonable to expect better video performance?
aarif: why Sony did not use this AF in the A7 bodies?
Why did Sony not ...
BarnET: To be honest i think these 2 rebels turned out much better then what many expected.
It has the 19 all crosstype AF system which is still highly regarded.More megapixels then the flagship 7d mk2And the t6s/760d comes with many great features.
The top lcd and 2 control dials are not found on it's main competitor.I am looking forward to reviews of this truly new sensor that has been pushed in 3 new models.
Canon has not made such a big move in half a decade.
Agreed. The T6s looks like a camera that will be plenty for most uses, and allow for advanced control for the more demanding enthusiasts. I am not sure about the compact camera like quick control dial on the rear, though. I was never a fan of those.
caravan: Camera of the year/decade,blows everything else out of the water.
"blows everything else out of the water" ...yet your cat photos will still look the same to everyone who looks at them
farzee: I was waiting to hear if Canon is going to give us the DR close to or on par with Sony / Nikon cameras. Unfortunately, now I know that the DR is the same as my 5D 3.
I have spent enough on Canon and the reason I did over the years was because of its technological innovations. Now that it has run out of it, I'll be exploring options like A7R or A7S. Will still use EF Lenses for now, but Zeiss ZE lenses will be my first preference, if they are available in that focal length. I just simply cannot keep taking 5 shots to make up for the short comings of Canon's sensor and spend hours merging them in Photoshop when that could be done with usually 2 or max 3 shots with Sony and Nikon!
If the 5D3 doesn't have enough DR for you, then you are probably doing something wrong. I don't own a Canon now, but there are plenty of superb photos with plenty of DR posted all over the web for you see.
onlooker: I am curious how many of those that voted actually use any of those cameras...
Does that matter? Unless you used all of the gear in the poll you would just be introducing another form of bias.
jkoch2: If one compares the 2014 operating profits, relative to sales, of the imaging segments of Canon (14.5%), Nikon (4.8%), Sony (11.3%), Oly (-8.3), or Fuji (6.3%), Canon is still king of the shrinking hill. Canon can't make the world buy more cameras, but it will stay in business so long as it outperforms its competitors where it counts. If not the smartest camera company, then certainly the least dumb. Canon's edamame-counters are doing something right!
Canon missed forecasts by a mile, not just be a few cents per share. Investor pressure will force Canon management to grow the profitable part of the business (printers and business machines) while reducing expenses in the shrinking part of the business (imaging). It's not enough to simply turn a profit. A growth company needs to meet or exceed expectations and demonstrate it can grow margins in order to attract and retain investors.
Donnie G: No surprises here. Despite a market wide overall decline in camera sales that shows no signs of ending anytime soon, Canon profits while the competition starves. Canon's marketshare remains unchanged while its competitors can only manage to take marketshare away from each other. How is that possible? While the competition cuts each others' throats by slashing prices on their products to fire sale levels in a vain attempt to increase sales volumes in this constantly shrinking market, Canon has chosen to do the opposite, which is sell fewer ILC cameras at higher profit margins that reflect today's market realities, and sell more EF lenses. Canon rightly recognizes that their EF lens mount and EF lenses are much more valuable commodities than anybody's camera body. After all, even the competition depends on Canon lenses for sales success. I might buy a new camera body every 6 to 10 years, but I buy, trade, and rent lenses all the time. Which lenses? Canon EF lenses. :)
*my sales and margins comments pertain to the imaging division
Wow Donnie, you interpreted this news in an interesting way. Canon missed its forecast, sales and margins were down, and you think the news is good. Lol
Sad Joe: A mixed picture for Canon but profits are UP even when overall sales numbers are DOWN - the key to good business even in a changing marketplace. For all those who demand Canon do 'better' learn the lesson - Canon are making still MORE money from cameras and are still Number One compare that to their main rival Nikon - a series of great cameras pushing ahead at break neck speed but very poor QC and lots of problems. I still think that BOTH brands will end up as PHOTO APPS on some future device....
Canon is singular ...
It's quite interesting that SO many digital cameras have issues. I am not sure there is any other tech sector that sees so many defective products come to market.