Interesting how the compact camera is being re-invented. But I already have a phone and don't want my talking device encumbered with add-ons. Produce a modular camera with connectivity that can take all these add-ons. Nikon? Canon? Sony and Samsung could do it.
One of the appeals of the EOS-M is the relative simplicity of the interface; same with Pentax K-01. This is what I would like to see more of, rather than a camera (read most any DSLR) being like the control panel of the space shuttle. Nikon Df seems to have dozens of buttons, dials, indicators, etc.-not appealing.
Richard Franiec: Since this camera won't be available in US and EC, perhaps it would be best to move "EOS M Forum" to DCWatch or canonjp. website.
Joking aside, the replacement for current model looks underwhelming in terms of improvements. Still, I cannot see better Canon small form cam/system as an companion to the Canon DSLR. As a stand alone system however, it cannot be highly recommended over other choices present on the market. Hopefully, nex(t) time around...
Compare Samsung. NX cameras have limitations, but Samsung didn't hold back technology, putting new 20MP sensor and WifFi into all the next generation bodies.
This is a refresh, holding action in lieu of canceling or abandoning the model line.
ProfHankD: Not impressive and not in the US market. Enough said.
It's basically a holding action, especially as no new lenses have been announced so far. Does keep the existing, fine ones in production, which I think is a good thing.
Howard: Wow, an M2 that is essentially the same as the M, which did not sell very well anyhow, the question is: why bother?
Keeps the model alive, keeps the lenses in production and provides Canon with options going forward. Trial separation versus divorce. The hardware advances are welcome, but would have liked to have seen interface improvements (of which many are needed) and at least one new lens.
Shamael: It seems to me that DPR has no more ideas, and now, every day we see those articles here on what you should BUY. How about an article on cameras that it is really adviced to keep and never sell. There is so much gear to test, medium format, there are many cameras in all ranges for which we would like to see tests and ideas, and all we see now is shopping advices and cellphone stories. Is this a degeneration of this site, a mania, time based trends, or what? On the end DPR will end to be a shoping idea site and one will have to seek for hours to find a camera test among all the shopping articles. Probably you guys miss something, but your site is in constant fall of interest among photographers. DPR was since ever the first site I looked at when seeking for info on cameras, now I replaced it by Imaging resource. There tests and compare systems are objective, their pictures are sharp and neat, and there is no brand for which one could have the impression that it is promoted on the site.
Great site. Works well. The only photo site I visit. But nothing wrong with a rename to Digital Photography Buying Guide. This is how things have been trending. Cameras are GearShop recommended before they are even in production or available for sale.
Best list of the bunch. This one makes sense.
For a beginner, I'd buy an Olympus E-PL1 with kit lens, still available for about $250. One of the best values in photography.
AshMills: Cor. anyone would think this site was owned by a major online retailer. Not that content has been changed recently in the runup to christmas....
No issue with links to retail. Before DPReview became Amazon owned and so commercial, I clicked away on retail links to support the site. Still do.
BUT. You post a guide with dozens of attractive links to GearShop or Amazon. Just say what it is.
christiangrunercom: Why is the Ricoh GR left out ? It would have nuked all the others...
"Sigma Photo Pro for Raw conversion, which can produce great output but is painfully slow and clunky"
It's a wonderful program. The only thing I found to handle highlights and shadows better is PhotoNinja.
Please do the same thing this spring summer for Mother's Day and Father's Day.
kpaddler: This site have become like reviews of car magazines. Every car gets thumbs up, and a "good buy". Yet, a year later you hear the car they raved about catches fire while on family vacation, or the front wheel comes off on the freeway while doing 80 click. Just minor inconveniences....
There is exactly 3 weak points and 3 good points in each camera. That is a good review, that is, if you want to sell anything that your dad carries in his store.
I don't mind that the site is a buying guide. But it is strange to me that expensive investments make GearShop recommended before they are even into production or have had any reasonable user experience. I may have misunderstood how the GearSHop was envisioned.
Good roundup but I consider those high-level expensive cameras.
What about also listing by "this is how much money I have to spend."
Condition. Timing. How well the auction was marketed. That's still a lot of money.
I hope all are GaerShop eligible, because of the discount and 2-Day Free Shipping.
Getting closer. There needs to be a standalone, downloadable translator program. No longer a subscriber, you can open and convert your files to another format.
Oh brave new world.
jonikon: With the A7s alongside their a99 and RX1, it appears Sony is aiming to be the king of of full frame niche cameras using two different lens mounts four different lens adapters and two different flash shoe mounts . Unfortunately for Sony, it is very unlikely that these niche cameras with their pedestrian performance and image quality that can be found in the much more popular Nikon lens mount cameras will ever be sold in quantities large enough to make them profitable for them. The only question is, how long will they keep trying?
It's good for us. Sony, Fuji, Olympus and Panasonic are showing new forms of cameras, whilst Canon, Nikon and, to a certain extent, Pentax refine the now-traditional DSLR. Wonder if any more Sony SLT cameras will appear.
Glad to see. Casio, Epson and Toshiba were full-in in the early days of digital. Still use my Casio QV-4000 and Epson PC850Z. In those days, components were alsoshared among manufacturers. The Canon lens on the Casio was used in 4-5 cameras, including Canon, Toshiba and Sony.
Easy for OEMs to introduce new cameras. All the subassemblies, buttons, etc. already ready.
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