Sigma has just revived APS-C market. I am sure there is a grat party going on right now in Pentax headquarters.
Pangloss: Even at a lower price, the only significant market for this camera is Japan, it's not likely to gain traction anywhere else. There is no market anymore for these $500 toys in the rest of the world. Pentax and fanboys can argue that the IQ is excellent, but in the end it's the size and the color combinations that matter for the Japanese market. For the rest of the world, this camera just doesn't cut it at this price level, as it has to compete with many other compact and mirrorless cameras with better IQ and better feature sets. A NEX-F3 will spank this Q7 in terms of IQ at any ISO for the same $500, whereas the LX7 for half the price will easily provide more flexibility and more features in a slightly larger package.Conclusion: nice but FAIL.
Me too. Give me the Q toy anytime over the other "serious" cameras.
rgarijo: To all people making fun of the EOS-M...do you have one? or are you repeating what some photography gurus are saying in the internets.It is an excellent camera, much better that what 90% of amateur users need. Great IQ, better than what m4/3 can deliver. AF is bad for moving objects (just like ANY other CSC system, even Nikon1 is only good in daylight), and usable for any other situation, faster AF than compact cameras, and I see millions of photographers using them daily.The 22mm lens is excellent and only costs 190€, this 11-22mm lens is cheaper than the OLympus 9-18, half the price of the Sony 10-18, and cheaper than the Nikon1 6.7-13. Well done Canon. In three years Canon will be leader in DSRL and CSC markets.
The EM5 sensor is excellent, and a great improvement over the Panasonic sensor in previous m4/3 models ( I have an E-P3). I don't know if the EOS-M sensor is exactly the same as the one in the 550D, but I only have shadow banding if I push shadow more than 2 stops, which is fair enough for me. Sony sensors are truly excellent pushing shadows and the dynamic range is very good at base ISO, but I wouldn't say the EM5 run circles around Canons. In other areas, the M is better, in my opinion. I think colors are better, detail is better preserved, and I prefer the noise pattern of Canon at high ISO, etc... Anyway, we are comparing a new sensor with a 4 year old sensor. As technology advances, Canon will have an edge over m4/3
To all people making fun of the EOS-M...do you have one? or are you repeating what some photography gurus are saying in the internets.It is an excellent camera, much better that what 90% of amateur users need. Great IQ, better than what m4/3 can deliver. AF is bad for moving objects (just like ANY other CSC system, even Nikon1 is only good in daylight), and usable for any other situation, faster AF than compact cameras, and I see millions of photographers using them daily.The 22mm lens is excellent and only costs 190€, this 11-22mm lens is cheaper than the OLympus 9-18, half the price of the Sony 10-18, and cheaper than the Nikon1 6.7-13. Well done Canon. In three years Canon will be leader in DSRL and CSC markets.
SeeRoy: Can I run this beta in parallel with LR4?
Yes, but you will have to create a new catalog in LR5
JohnnyWashngo: Whilst I do love my 5Dm3, I am a little annoyed that Canon didn't add GPS and WiFi built it like they have done with this 6D. Both features would be really useful for the photographer and should have been a no-brainer to add.
If I remember correctly, they also neglected to add some of the good stuff that made it's way into the 650D, like built in speedlite transmitter.
So, like I said, I love my 5Dm3 but wish it had some of the missing features that made there way into cheaper bodies.
Canon couldn't add built-in gps and wifi to the 5DIII because the body is entirely made of magnesium alloy, which prevents an internal gps receiver to work properly
rrr_hhh: No fully articulated LCD, plenty of features I don't need, but 100 gr. more than the 5D, I'm really deceived. I want a full fame but in a lighter body ! I don't need the fast shooting abilities, I don't need the weather sealing, but I need a lighter body that I can wear with me all the day !!
When will Canon stop offering those monster bodies ? When will they understand the needs of the hicking and travelling photographers ?
What a deception !! I'm now seriously considering selling all my Canon gear. Really I don't understand why Canon always has to make heavier and heavier gear : come on Canon, the population is getting older and photographers are getting even older; with our used backs and our used necks, we need lighter cameras, not heavier ones, we need mobility, not rock heavy cameras. We need a full frame with great IQ, but with the weight of a D60 or of a D600. I can't believed they have renounced to one of the biggest advantage of the 5D and made it even heavier !
Good reply rrr_hhh. Other people refer to insult. I am also a mirrorless cam user, but I want a FF camera for DR and high ISO capabilities. I am hoping one day one manufacturer releases a mirrorless FF camera, or a DSLR lighter and smaller than these monsters packing functionalities and capabilities I am not going to use
KonstantinosK: Lovely little machine... For those who only need one versatile lens, like say a 18-200mm, and can't stand the bulk of a DSLR, it's perfect. But it is almost double the price than the already great NEX-5N and I wonder if that much extra resolution, some more control dials and an integrated EVF and flash worth that much extra money. I'd keep it simple and go for the NEX-5N instead.
What mirrorless has to do with the lack of AA filter?
epo001: Bet it will be a long time before a Japanese company hires a Chief Executive from outside their cosy circle. Woodford simply didn't realise he was supposed to follow the code of omerta (or is that the Mafia?)
In Japan is the Yakuza