"The lens also has a pretty reasonable close-focus distance, that increases from 3cm at the wide-angle end to 30cm at the other extreme (giving magnification ratio of 0.45x and 0.38x respectively)."
In full frame, a 200mm macro needs a minimum focus distance of about .5m to achieve a magnification ratio of 1:1. That the Sony can focus closer with the lens at 200mm-e is freaking awesome!
The RX10 is THE small sensor macro camera that we've all been waiting for.
The "A" doesn't stand for addiction. It stands for acquisition. Get it right people!
the first option is sorely needed, the second would just be nice.
1) fixed 35mm f/2 lens, full frame sensor, rangefinder-style built-in evf, image stabilization, weather sealing, aperture ring and shutter speed dial, ricoh-style snap focus. basically what the sony rx1 should have been.
2) fixed 23mm f2 lens, aps-c sensor, optical viewfinder, no hybrid viewfinder, image stabilization, weather sealing, ricoh-style snap focus. basically what the fuji x100s should have been.
Canon would have to make a 22/2 ef-s pancake and a collapsible kit zoom (with video features) before this camera is worth considering for the general, Internet camera geek population, and even then, an articulated LCD would be a big plus.
Olympus already tried the tiny DSLR thing before concluding that mirrorless was the way to go. I guess Canon didn't get the memo. ;)
It's great that you compared the amount of background blur at ~100mm with the lens wide open.
How about comparisons of macro performance at 50-100 equiv. in the future? I not interested in how close you can focus the lens at wide angle.
that's a camera only a mother could love.
For a small camera, imagine a Fuji X100 with fast PDAF, no EVF, image stabilization, no stupid built-in flash, no anti-alias filter, menus and operation that are user friendly, a regular bayer-filter array, and industrial design that doesn't make you throw up a little. APS-C or full frame, 12mp or 24mp, I don't care. That's pretty much it.
As for DSLRs, just put built-in image stabilization in the Nikon D800E, or an optical viewfinder in the Sony A99. You get the idea.
raizans: Pentax:Full frame DSLR introduced with 50/1.4, 85/1.8, and 28/2.8 lenses.
Ricoh:GXR body unit w/built-in EVF in the corner.35mm-e f/2 A16 lens unit.
How hard could that be? It's clear that DSLRs with APS-C sensors don't have such a bright future anymore. Time to move on, Pentax!
because the 85/1.8 s-m-c takumar is a legendary, much coveted lens. i admit there's a nostalgic component. also, at f1.8 this lens would be relatively compact and not obnoxiously heavy, deliver superior image quality with less flare, and, of course, cost less. i primarily use prime lenses so it adds up. extra points if these lenses have the same build quality as the limiteds and "takumar" is engraved on the front.
aps-c dslrs won't die out, obviously, but their niche will contract as full frame becomes more affordable and mirrorless cameras become more capable and their systems more extensive.
Pentax:Full frame DSLR introduced with 50/1.4, 85/1.8, and 28/2.8 lenses.
finally, they got rid of the dorky looking USB port and frameline selector. those things were mostly useless and made previous models look worse.
+1 for minimalism.
now they just need to make these in silver chrome, black paint, and black chrome.
canon will be canon.
i suppose the 6dmkii or mkiii will have the 100% viewfinder that the 6d should have had.
the 35/1.8 is image stabilized?! did i die and go to heaven? =)
Superka: nothing can compare to Sigma 50/1.4. Why to bye this one?
- live view mode- video- street photography/photojournalism (scale, zone, or hyperfocal).
you were saying? =)
nikon, nikon, nikon...
why don't you just do what thom hogan says?
+1. i just might have to buy the x10.
now if they'd only hire some people to redo the menus, fix all of those bugs, and make the cameras look nicer.
well, 22mp is a bit of a downer, as is the video spec.
could you imagine the furor there would have been if it had 36mp (with no anti-alias filter) and 4k video?
and when will canon quit messing around with the prism hump? hey, industrial designers of canon! you figured it out on the 1dsmkiii. stop while you're ahead!
at least the af finally uses 1-series tech.
hmm...not the most elegant design for the "prism" hump. looking at the back, the extra height is just for the flash shoe. makes me wonder why they didn't just put a sensor in the original pen f design. i love the gothic "f" engraving on that camera!
yeah...i think i'm gonna have to buy this camera for christmas, unless canon really nails it with the 5dmkiii and updates the rest of their prime lens lineup.
i've got my fingers crossed that canon will come out with two more image stabilized primes:
that would be awesome.