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.
increments: Interview with Pentax UK General manager.
The bit when he answers why people would buy this over a DSLR gave me a good hearty chuckle.
Somehow, I suspect this camera will fail to impress the "fashion and design audience." Can't speak for everyone, of course, but I'm part of that audience, and this camera made me throw up a little. The details are admittedly clean and neatly arranged, but the basic shape of the camera is inelegant. That tube with the mode dial on top, the pseudo-slr prism hump for the pop-up flash, the continued usage of the K-mount, which forces the camera to be chunky, and the panda color scheme all contribute to the camera's ungainliness. No amount of build quality will change that. It's like putting lipstick on a pig.
I bet the design will also alienate Pentaxians who already have lots of K-mount lenses. Does Pentax assume that they'll buy the K-01 despite the strange design just because it's there? There are many other cameras that will take K-mount lenses with an adaptor.
Ugh. It seems Pentax is executing well on that "high quality junk" brief.
These weird Pentax compacts must be the most expensive "toy" cameras ever.
eh, still waiting on a couple things:
- gxr body unit with built-in evf (sony nex-7 style).- 35mm-e f/2 lens unit (small, like the 28mm unit or fuji x100, please!)
too bad this zoom doesn't collapse into a smaller package. just waiting to hear someone say IS would have made it larger. finally, i can't really tell from these pics if it has zoom and focus rings, which is odd.