If it performs to spec it's a strong camera. But I feel that it may falter over time as many Samsung imaging products have when I've pushed them. Please don't be more bark than bite.Also WiFi on this resolution sensor is just silly. I'd never transfer high IQ over WiFi it would take forever. If there is improved usable WiFi control via App that would be nice.
Dan1964: I'll never buy another Canon pixma. Never had a printer that used so much ink just turning it off and on.
The statement about ink from the cartridge being used to clean the print heads is correct. One fact to take note of is that using most 3rd party inks is a false economy. Was part of a test not that long ago that showed more ink from 3rd party inks used more to clean the head than originals, and on average use you would replace 3X the amount of 3rd party inks before 1 original was emptied. So when using 3rd party ink multiply the ticket cost x 3 to get a true cost of printing on average use, not continious. Also using 3rd party inks voids warranties if any issues arise around the print head.... Just saying....
peevee1: Huh. 2014 and no built-in WiFi, when every point and shoot has it already?!
And they still continue to play games. 5 fps at 36 mpix means that sensor and processor are able to produce 7.2 (not 6) fps at 1.2x and 11.2 fps (not 7) at DX crop. Artificial limits on a $3200 camera. Huh.
WiFi will not work in a Magnesium Alloy Body. It has to be an external unit.
Vegasus: Dear NIKON company, will u make the next D5 is mirrorless??? FF mirrorless like Sony a7? I want FF Mirrorless, electronic viewfinder with similar features like fuji x-t1, wifi, bluetooth, built-in modem ( so take photo and send it right away to the internet, ho ho ho ho ) slightly smaller, lighter, expeed 5 perhaps, 20 megapixels, no grain at very high iso, ....
If only the A7 did what it said...
Beckler8: Gigantic DSLRs like this are becoming more and more niche - really just for certain pros that need specific types of performance. They should make a more versatile version, call it the D4V or whatever, that has many more video features like 4K, power zoom and AF that actually works. At least then hobbyists can justify the massive price and size because then suddenly it's a cinema camera as well.
World press photo cameras 2014. Nikon need this camera, but have a little way to go yet. http://www.thephoblographer.com/2014/02/18/canon-1d-x-dominates-world-press-photo-2014-list/
It's not the same 18MP sensor everyone. Please, please, read up on whats happening before you comment. Haven't been here for a while due to the lack of knowledge and understanding from commentators on this site. I'm leaving again....
I like practical cameras, forward thinking cameras. This is just..... I don't know what to say. Nikon what are you doing!!!!
Alec_c: Fanboys gathered to bring flowers to the new Canon muse ... Laughable. How many of the these ... actually touched, held and shot this camera? I did so. Dpreview rated ergonomics as excellent. I beg to differ big time: tiny buttons and especially wheels, unusable 4-way selector, cramped body and ultra-cramped hand hold ("sir, you should buy a grip"). The mobile screen is the only good thing to say about the ergonomics. Fit anything but a small and cheap lens and it will fall on it's nose.One question though, all these people asking for smaller cameras are just pygmies with recently acquired internet connections or terminally weak exemplars of our species? Since when a few ounces of body should sacrifice even a basic thing as holding properly a camera. Unless you buy to keep it on a shelf and show to friends. To a similar comment, a gentleman (of debatable wit) suggested to hold it with the tips of the fingers.
I've owned for a month and am in total love with with. There you go... Sold many images from it as well. It's a complete dream of a camera...
Jack Hogan: "In terms of image quality the 70D is essentially on a par with its rivals"
Who's your daddy, DPReview? Informed photographers know that the IQ of the 70D is uncompetitive today and lags a couple of generations behind that of its rivals, whether that be DR, color sensitivity or spatial resolution. Its strengths lie elsewhere.
Your readers want objective information in order to make an informed decision when buying a camera of a certain class and budget.
Q: Is this the better camera for Landscapes? A: NoQ: Is this the better camera for Portraits? A: NoQ: Is this the better camera for Wildlife/BIF? A: NoQ: Is this the better camera for Video? A: MaybeQ: if I go for a smaller/lighter system will I lose IQ? A: It depends on the kind of shooting you do
The fact is, once you start comparing it objectively to its brothers from another mother the 70D's IQ comes out looking pretty short. Sugar coat it, but this is what your readers expect from you.
Sounds like you've owned and used an EOS 70D for a while, I'm an early adopter of this model myself have already sold many images from it and disagree with every word you've typed. This camera out preforms older models as well as many other models on the market. Take it from someone who does this for a job, full time...
Thoughts: Meanwhile, Sony put a full frame sensor into a body that has similar size of G16. Canon is dreaming...in Japan only
The Sony is actually quite a bit larger and around 4 times the price...
BeaniePic: I just can't work with EVF's... Also the design looks uncomfortable? Never been a fan of Sony cameras and this hasn't changed my mind on first looks. I know Sony and other brands want to break into Canon and Nikon's market but it's just going to be too hard for them to do I believe. Keep on trying guys maybe some day...
Fair point Tord S Eriksson. Each to there own. This camera is interesting, Sony are brave and are looking forward. It was interesting, I was at a photo event last weekend. All the big brands were there. Canon, Nikon, Sony Pana, Fuji etc. So many people there (a lot from photo clubs of which I'm one). Small cameras CSC etc. were not popular with many there. Points raised were EVF, size, lenses, accessories are way behind OVF, comfort and range of accessories. CSC type cameras have years to go to give photographers the choice and mix of accessories photographers want and need. DSLR's from Canon and Nikon are still out selling all CSC from all brands put together. There good but still can't give what DSLR's can supply (at this time and for some time to come). The Canon EOS 70D for example will outsell this camera in a big way.
I just can't work with EVF's... Also the design looks uncomfortable? Never been a fan of Sony cameras and this hasn't changed my mind on first looks. I know Sony and other brands want to break into Canon and Nikon's market but it's just going to be too hard for them to do I believe. Keep on trying guys maybe some day...
supeyugin1: Looks like Sony is dumping their DSLRs/SLTs. That's a good move.
Why do you say that. DSLR sales out way CSC sales. CSC sales are declining while DSLR sales are increasing globally.It's just not working as you hit a brick wall with CSC and if your a photographer you move to DSLR's. I can't blame Sony for trying though...
Martin87: Looks Ok. But nothing special. S120 is a tiny upgrade in my opinion.
Disagree. Look at the specs... http://www.canon.co.uk/For_Home/Product_Finder/Cameras/Digital_Camera/PowerShot/PowerShot_S120/
No mention on either the S120 and G16 features, up to 9FPS (12 FPS for first 5 shots) with continuous focusing. New Star Shooting mode including Time lapse. 60FPS movies etc.... Image quality enhanced with sensor and DIGIC 6 etc... All in a pocket-able camera...
SHood: For a camera model that has changed so little from the previous version, I am surprised dpreview is spending time on it.
Up to 9FPS with AF in M, TV, AV and P and Starlight Photography and Time Lapse Movie. Also backgroud defocus. I wish everyone would actually find out what the new features are, before commenting. This is a completely different camera V the S110 as is the G16 V the G15, same new features in both...
steelhead3: I wonder if this will be the last camera of this type from Canon; it seems like we are reading about newest and greatest from 2005.
Hi HowaboutRaw. No need for me to look up the meaning. When I bought my G15 it out preformed, Sony, Olympus and Fufi when I tested them. Haven't look back since. :)
Love my G15, One of the Best Small Format cameras I've ever used. The G16 looks like a Great camera. I won't need to upgrade but am so pleased that Canon do what they do and hope they continue at the pace they do it. Thumbs Up!!!
HowaboutRAW should read before commenting. This is the fastest G serious camera ever. i use the G15 which is the same. Stunningly fast and accurate...
Rockaw: I think that people are missing it when they complain about the $1399 price point. It's a bargain.
Ming Thein has a very interesting post that shows how the OM-D E-M1 is most correctly compared to the Nikon D4. Same resolution, similar build quality, similar focus speed and accuracy. The D4 has much better video modes, but seriously, nobody buys a D4 to shoot video anyway. It's a still machine.
He also proves that the 5 axis IS is better than anything that Canon or Nikon has done in the lens. His gallery of 1 and 2 second handheld images is pretty amazing.
I know there is a lot of love by the fanboys for FF sensors (I make my living with a 5D3 - so I'm not one of them) but from what I'm seeing, I could use the new E-M1 to replace 95% of the shots I make with the 5D3.
Here's the most telling comparison:http://j.mp/1aKr7Hm
DarkShift: EOS 6D has WiFi... Bought mine 2 weeks ago. Shooting with 600mm F/4 MkII. Just paid for it all in one shoot. Some of the best images I've captured. I will not go to Olympus as they will not be here in 5 years. Someone will have to buy them to save them.