The coolest feature in the camera (and very useful in video) is the re-use of the soon three years old 600D 3x-10x digital crop zoom. Why did Canon drop the feature in the first place?
Wow, this is evolution in its most creative aspect!
If this retro, tell me this; where is the aperture ring on the 50mm f1.8 lens?
mpgxsvcd: Looks like the Canon 70D lags behind even the tiny GM1 in high ISO image quality.
LOLable but true.....
Sad Joe: This strikes me very much as an STM version of the current very cheap and very good 55-250 lens - the improved STM lead AF is much welcomed - but the HUGE price jump isn't. I'll be sticking to what I have. OK it lacks a white jacket and a red ring, its not super fast AF and it doesn't look sexy but its a cracker - don't believe me ? Get your hands on one - shoot REAL World - not a test chart and you'll begin to wonder why Canon charge so much more for such little quality difference / improvement.
Now when reviews is out there is a clear improvement in IQ in the tele end. It is close in IQ to Canon 70-200mm IS L !! I will buy one.
marike6: So more or less as well reviewed as the D7100 or EM-1 mainly due to an emphasis on LiveView AF and the new Dual Pixel AF module relevant mainly for video and LiveView with the 2 STM lenses.
No weather sealing, no 100% Pentaprism VF or dual SD cards. And most puzzling is how easily IQ differences vs a class leading camera like the D7100 can be explained away or marginalized with phrases like "in most situations" or "for the majority of users", "the difference in IQ are slight". Really? Most enthusiast users of this class of camera shoot RAW and edit in LR where the latitude of files or RAW headroom are extremely important.
Don't get me wrong, the 70D is a nice camera and Canon is a great system, but when all the cameras get Gold Awards with similar scores in spite of some key differences, it makes these reviews less specific, less useful for researching cameras than they could be.
And of cause it has the cool and useful 3x optical crop mode in movie recording at 1080p (just like 600D)! And 60p 1080! No, I´m joking, of cause it has not.
meland: I stumbled onto this page. Can't remember quite how but I have to say I'm amazed. Amazed that so many have the time to be so angry about a thing that's just a tool for taking pictures. Well I thought that's what it was anyway but some might think otherwise on reading this stuff.Q: Is this more important than corrupt politicians salting away cash in offshore bank accounts? A: NoQ: Is this more important than the ice caps melting and polar bears getting too hot? A: No.Q: Is this more important than One Direction's favourite breakfast cereal? A: No.Some of you really, really need to get out more. If you don't like it, just don't buy it.
I can give youy a hint why people are upset. For example, compare the 70D against E-PL5 in RAW iso 3200. Do you see any obvious visible difference? Canon is newer, more expensive, bigger sensor. I should be a clear difference in IQ, but it´s not. Why?
And still no access to the superb optical 3x crop 1080p video mode?? Aaah, I forgot, Magic Lantern has already done that for us......
Of cause no information about fps in 4K recording.....240fps? 2fps? 24fps? 25fps? 30fps? 60fps? 15fps? 20fps? Or what?
Wim1964: As for more contributers here I'm very underwhelmed by the samples I've seen so far, both in normal conditions as in low light...very ''soft'' colours, lots of grain. The Nikon 7700-samples are nice, bright and crispy in comparison!
Sadly I agree. I hoped for better....
Some people here are impressed with the image quality. Why?? Look especially at the water of this Stylus 1 photo at base iso:http://masters.galleries.dpreview.com.s3.amazonaws.com/2736132.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=14Y3MT0G2J4Y72K3ZXR2&Expires=1383072963&Signature=6v0ym5PsbOk1LPgbwpXhEvoO3i8%3d
This is interesting....!
or a FF X200 with 5 axis stabilization :-)
Hasselblad maybe will get inspired about this and make reality of it...
WHY using 1080/60i instead of 60p ?? Because interlaced is superior progresive? So it must be! I learn new things every day.
jenbenn: Excuse me, whats the point? If I compare this Sony to the Canon 100D with a Sigma 18-200 superzoom, a combination of only slightly bigger size and and higher weight, the latter will offer higher IQ and better dof control due to its Aps-C sensor and more versatility due to its interchangeable lens system. Above all its cheaper than this sony. So again: Why would and should anbody chose this superzoom compact?
This sigma lens has very soft corners at 200mm, slow autofocus, only f6.3 at 200mm. Many have problem with the accuracy of the autofocus on this lens. It often under exposure. Not the best lens for moviemaking. And as you said, bigger and heavier. People who wants a tilting screen, the 100D has not.
Hachu21: To DPR :What about focus peaking?What about handheld HDR?What about the exposure time up to 250s and the new nightscenes?And the background defocus mode? Is it a useless gadget or not?
Even for a "first impression", please speak about the new functions.
And... are you sure the sensor is the same?Canon's sites are making a difference- G15 = CMOS sensor- G16 = BSI CMOS sensor
Thanks for the review.
I´m also interested who much the HDR is improved (if it´s improved at all). Still a fully automatic mode with no control over ISO, shutter speed or aperture or even AF area? Sony RX100 does it lovely with full manual controls. I use it often. My Canon s95 HDR mode is worthless.
kinglau711: The G15 was a decent camera.
But could we stop the JOKE here, please.
Is this really an update ?
- The same useless viewfinder- No articulated screen- The same tiny sensor for an advance compact in 2013 ( Fuji X20, Sony RX100)- Given this size, no GPS- No panorama mode- The price of an entry DSLR- Wireless flash capability ?
I hope Fuji and Sony will shake this company 1/ that is too comfortably settled and is resting on its laurels 2/ NEVER listen to their customers
Did anyone here REALLY believed that Canon should come up with something else than they did toady? They had over one year and still has no camera to match the RX100......lol!
Josh152: Personally I am more interested to see if Canon has finally caught up on dynamic range and color depth than I am in the on sensor phase detection.
Who cares about phase detection? Face detection is much more important for a portrait photographer ;-)
The iso 3200 shots are impressive indeed......