Gothmoth: this system will be an huge success.. no matter what some clowns on internet forums say.
It's unfortunate that it's not because the system will be great or innovative or a good value . . . but because it says Canon on the front.
CyberAngel: - Just tilting live view display, not fully articulated, which would be also better protected while travelling. - low resolution display- Expensive. ? The 240 Hz speed of cheap Contrast Detect AF is needed - let's see if it finally can compete with Phase Detection at all....+ The extra battery handle sounds good. + Love the amount of programmable buttons! ? A lot of nice functionality though Sony has GPS, wireless and (in some models) two Flash cars (one is Sony stick), but still a lot of nice features.- When do cameras have the USB 3 ??? Video mode is not up to par, but MOV is a nice touch.- Have to wait yet another year (or competitors to rule over)Soon, very soon, digi cameras are "perfect"+ The best feature is 3D rotational image stabilization.+ manual zoom ring magnifies live view...nice
What advantage does USB3 provide? USB2 = 480Mbps or 57.2MB/s (Theoretical, more like 40MB/s practical) and even my nice high speed cards are well under this and runs about 24MB/s . . . from the camera it's more like 10MB/s which is why I use a card reader.
Now if we could just get 1 of the two big players to suck it up and put their stamp of approval on it then we can have m4/3 as the one standard for all consumer level interchangeable lens cameras. Not that it will ever happen, because they are stubborn and refuse to put customers first.
Just imagine if all lenses could work like USB. You just find one your like, plug it in, and it works.
Ashley Pomeroy: More to the point, the vast majority of people don't *want* their portrait to be an accurate reflection of reality. In fact most people are unhappy with the way they look. They want a photograph that makes them look pretty. And they will pay for it. As the old saying goes, professionals don't dream about their profession; they dream about Porsches.
Unless they are Porsche dealers. In which case they dream of yachts. I mean, good-looking young women with naturally flawless skin don't *have* to pay a photographer to take their portrait. Why would they?
This is where the schism between the professional and the artist opens up; these tutorial articles aren't aimed at art photographers, because art is a personal thing. They're both aspects of business, different methods of survival in a harsh world, and this is aimed at the audience that dreams of Porsches.
If it's a plastic retouched fake porche, I don't want it anymore.
I think this should be titled "How to turn anyone in to a mannequin in 15 minutes".
dunkreid: Ladies and Gents from Olympus
Pretty please give us a C3040,4040,5050 form factor for M43. Ditch the rangefinder notion.
The only thing glacial setting was manual focus. I had my modes set for my main photo settings. Ran full manual always. Need ISO change, one button+dial. Shutter Speed? Dial. Aperture? One button + Dial. Exposure Com? One Button + Dial. Flash Intensity? One Button + Dial.
You realize you didn't have to wait for the menu on the screen to change settings if you know where they are right?
Sure the auto focus and flash recharge are slow (which is why I rarely use a flash). But that would generally be fixed if they kept the form factor with the new tech. I want 1 dial, with lots of programmable buttons so you can just Touch+Dial and you're all set.
I would love this. I really miss the usage of my C5050 now that I'm on an E-PL2. I just found everything so much faster and easier to use with my C5050.
Any reference to 'Cloud' should be immediately replaced with 'For Suckers'.