The whole evolutionary arc of the selfie makes me somewhat long for ~10 years ago. I'll admit I enjoy the judicious selfie; I've been doing it since I went digital a decade ago. The difference is back then when someone spotted me doing a selfie they usually thought it was creative, and the ability to juxtapose oneself in the frame with interesting background, WITHOUT a wide angle lens, no 180 flip screen, camera held at arms length, left OR right handed... was a genuinely impressive skill. Now ppl just roll their eyes and assume every selfie taker is a narcissistic tool. Ah the good old days. :-)
please please tell me this is a joke. Because as a joke it's fairly creative.
Conrad567: Is it just me, or does that arm look like it is from a corpse?
It totally looks like a corpse. Or zombie. Or at best a person with poor complexion.
Sigma (a major manufacturer) has struggled to reverse engineer to Canon's AF system, but I'm sure a third-tier Chinese knock off company will pull it off just perfectly. <sarcasm>
Cane: Why knock off a $250 lens?
I think the question is why not. It's China, they'll rip or knock off anything.
I demo'd LR5 and found the fullscreen Loupe mode (fullscreen meaning the image fully fills the screen, no empty space or space for UI-flyouts) to be painfully slow. It was a dealbreaker for me and I stuck with LR4.
Wondering if LR6 improves this area?
steelhead3: HDR merge should be hugely popular with Canon shooters and the limitations of their sensors.
A valueless post if there ever was one.
It looks like a fancied up Pana GF6 with one more wheel dial and a poorer implementation of flip up screen. <shrug>
Great article! Agreed 100%.
What's the small dark rectangle thing above the viewfinder in picture #'s 6 & 11? Proximity sensor to automatically turn off the LCD when you put the camera to your eye?
Some of those "-ACR" images look atrociously toned, to my eye at least. For example #41. The girl's hair is waaaay overbrightened. On the other hand #17, the beach and sky scene - if that's an OOC jpg then I'd say the camera did some brilliant DR manipulation.
Kudos to Richard for offering a workaround to the manufacturer's design flaw. Why camera makers continue to build these camera's without grips is beyond me. The lens already protrudes from the camera body. There's no space to save by omitting an essential point of ergonomics.
I just can't listen to that guy for more than like 90 seconds. I don't care how good he is or isn't. Nevermind actually getting to a point, he doesn't even progress along a line of thought.
Good teachers adapt their presentations so that the content is digestible to the student. Poor teachers demand the student step into the teacher's mind.
sdh: I don't see the review discussing whether this camera has a focal plane or compact camera (whatever it's called) type of shutter.
And more to the point, will this camera have the max sync speed limitation that hinders DLSR shooters trying to use the on-camera flash for fill in bright sun.
@forpetessake By that argument then 90% of page 2 of the review could be deleted. Yet it's there. This website exists to discuss details of cameras.This is a detail Im curious about.
I don't see the review discussing whether this camera has a focal plane or compact camera (whatever it's called) type of shutter.
sdh: Quoting from the 1st paragraph in page 7:"Despite the advanced metering sensor, the 1.8% spot-meter unfortunately cannot be linked to the AF point (as it can on the 1D X)."
Doesn't Nikon do spot metering linked to focus point in, like it's entry or near-entry level models?
Rishi thank you for the explanation!
Quoting from the 1st paragraph in page 7:"Despite the advanced metering sensor, the 1.8% spot-meter unfortunately cannot be linked to the AF point (as it can on the 1D X)."
sdh: There is zero new content in this video. Not "a little", like zero.
And the person working the video cam seriously needs to learn about composition.
Ahhh, but this is dPreview not dVreview.Silly me!
For most of the video, the Canon guy is dead center in the frame. He's looking to his right while talking but the lady he's speaking to isn't actually in the frame, so it looks like he's talking to nothing. The microphone looks like it's being supported by a boom fashioned like a human arm. There's dead space to the right with distracting people bobbing in and out. The composition you see in the still shot before the video starts, is the framing they should've used for the whole video. You could maybe pan right a bit but the lady holding the mic should be in the frame, even if at the edge.
Bad videographer; no cookie for you. :-)
Users would be better served if the add-on flash were a flip-up design like the original sony NEX's. Nothing is as convenient as a built in flash obviously, but with the original NEX flash, you could leave it attached but flipped down and the camera would still fit into almost the same bag space.
Missed opportunity on what looks an otherwise very nice new camera.