sean lee: come on canon....Is this all you can do?For this size, at least view finder should included.It is same size as Fuji x100 or XE2 with lens........I know for zoom lens like that, it is still smaller than other lens.... but.....
Good to see Howard back again. It was pretty boring in the comments land. Cheers! :) :) :) P. S.: and this time I agree. With him. This looks like a proper camera.
Good initiative. They had to do this, there was no other way to further push the m4/3 in the "photo" direction. So the name of the game is VIDEO (let's bet: the first 4K "affordable" FF DSLR will come from...)! Cheers! :)
CameraLabTester: "A typical DSLR has around 120 screws of 11 different sizes."
This cadaver had only 29 screws of just three different sizes.
THAT says a LOT of what's going on inside those R&D labs... they deliver.
Other brands just re-badge, clone and tweak.
He he, right, but let's go to a war zone - A7R vs 1DX. 1DX can, probably, stop a bullet and save your life. Literally. So size and number of screws matters. Cheers! :):):) P. S.: there is a rumour regarding a possible high end Canon camera with kevlar body instead of Mg alloy. Interesting! I wonder if they can do that.
Cool! Cheers! :)
zodiacfml: I'd rather burn money on a Zeiss Otus and a D800e.
Right. Use a credit card instead. Cheers! :)
Dvlee: This feature could be popular with narcissistic teen-aged girls, but not a $350. Those that might find this feature appealing are those who prefer using their cell phone for taking pictures and do not want to carry around a separate camera.
More mature or advanced users who are interested in making good photos, might consider the selfies embedded into the picture to be an intrusion. Remember the old point and shoot film cameras that embedded a time stamp on the negative? I can't tell you, as a darkroom technician, how many people came to me requesting I crop out the time stamp.
And I bet you, that as soon as this was announced, someone started writing an app for doing this on dual camera cell phones.
This is a gimmicky feature for a niche market.Since it requires additional hardware that drives up the cost, I don't think this will be popular enough to become a standard feature in P&S cameras .
Some people might like this , but for me it's a pass.
Howard, I know you are not posting in full anonymity: if my research is right and if the tracking was correct, you have a website and a rather nice portfolio. Yes, the real name is different, but this is not relevant. So people can find you, if they want to. Have fun and cheers! :)
ManuelVilardeMacedo: Inane. If this is all Canon can come up with to counter smartphones' rising sales, I fear for the future of their camera division...
A-ha, got it, you are right, this looks indeed like the right way to use quotation - I think for "drop it" (and maybe "subject") I did this in the wrong manner, but not for "dialogue". On top: this is only for English, or it is rather universal (a rather rhetorical question, I will search for the answer myself)? Because my intention regarding "drop it" was to say "...and, so to speak, I would encourage you to stop this... (="drop it")". Thank you and Cheers! :)
Possible. And if yes, I do apologize (although I cannot spot the error - these look well placed to me). Cheers! :)P. S.: please define quotation marks, maybe my English skills are not that good and I might understand something else.
Gentlemen, please "drop it". This type of "dialogue" does not increase the value of the arguments already put on the table. And there is more: the "subject" is just a piece of plastic and metal, and not the salvation of our planet. A planet with Canons, Nikons, Olys, Panas, Sonys (and Chers), but also a planet with right and wrong concepts that are killing people on the streets. Literally. Wish you a better 2014. Cheers! :)
plasnu: LOL. This is a typical ultra strange product from a big company based on the marketing research results. A few months ago, I remember Canon was using rainbow color to promote their first N concept camera without even knowing the rainbow is the iconic color for the minority against the big power like CANON. So cynical. I love to see N concept Powerpoint presentation materials, which should be full of jokes and myths!
Sorry, but they do. This product is the unfortunate result of such MR combined with a debatable "go green" business decision. My opinion. Cheers! :)
Yxa: Is this where Canon has put their engineering resources instead of in the sensor development?
R&D does not work like this... It is more "fundamental". Please do not confuse "marketing request" with "fundamental breakthrough" (e.g. new sensor design vs toy camera market release). Unfortunately, Marketing has a lot to say these days. Maybe too much. Cheers! :)
There is a Samsung phone with this "feature" out there but I cannot remember the model name... But it really doesn't matter, this is not a camera for DPR readers... Cheers! :)
And the results are predictable. One interesting matter is related to the "price element": the "best" also must be... "cheap" (relatively). Otherwise, I will stick with my initial opinion: the best lens of 2013 is the Canon 200-400 (because the manufacturing capabilities must be exceptional in order to have such an exceptional product available - again, this is not an "easy" lens, from any perspective).DSLRs: I agree with the result. I would, however, like to see a better mainstream Canon APSc in 2014, sensor wise (again, related to design and manufacturing, not just design, because the dual pixel is formidable for video, but not quite spectacular for photographic work). Otherwise, the 70D is a very good product. Otherwise...Cheers! :)
There is not much of a contest here because "best" looks subjective. To me, the "best" technological breakthrough seems to be the Canon 200-400, and I am not talking just optics here. This lens is the most "advanced" from any angle, and probably a pain to manufacture. Cheers! :)
Ian SS: I owned the EOS-M before but was very disappointed and sold it. Even with faster focus, I think this comes a little too late! With so many mirrorless on the market, Canon is way behind, if Canon thinks that they can protect their DSLR market by making an inferior product, think twice!
"Canon 5DIII not so good compared with D800/D600"... Stop using amphetamines, please - these things are very bad for your health. I apologize for being brutal, but I hoped that this stupidity (or nonsense) went away. As a Canon user, my 5DIII with my 24-70 & 70-200, both Mk 2 versions, gave my Nikon friends headaches. And I will say again: MY FRIENDS! Yes, many of them have Nikons, and I respect them a lot for their photographic skills and beautiful results. I also experience headaches because 36 MPs would be very useful for my MP-E 65 macro lens... Bottom line: please stop the nonsense, the "not quite good compared with" part. Cheers! :)
So?! Cheers! :)
This happened because I have missed the plane to HK. Cheers!!! :) :) :)
Koemans: Will this be it..? canon's new marketing strategy? Tons of features the more you pay for it..?
Nah, probaly not.. i guess they will release 20 more 'dumbed down' bodies compared to its competitors and ask hundreds of euros extra for the sake of product diversification.
Expect another body that has the same features as canon's bodies 6 years ago ( 3 fps.. d'oh) only slightly more megapixels (BRAND NEW SENSOR!) and some more marketing rubbish slangs like "Lightest camera ever!".. All this for exactly the same price back then since nothing ever changes at canon.
as a 7d user, its time to jump away from this sinking ship into sony's utopia.
Jump! Cheers! :)
PhotoKhan: The 100D can be discerned in the original news site, in the photo with the red box around the logo area. Don't look directly at the box center but rather let your vision wander around it and you will see it.
So, it's a 100D in white...Way to innovate, Canon.
Next: "L" lenses in lilac.
You have to admit that dark camo green would be cool... Cheers! :)
Richt2000: Canon have lost it. Just boring these days.Then they do release something exciting it takes 2 years to become available or it is so overpriced its for corporate purchasers.
Overtaken by Nikon and Sony.
I have been Canon for 20 years, next camera will be Sony or Nikon, and a complete system change too.
Goodbye Canon, may your photocopiers and video cameras keep you afloat.
Good. I hope there are hundreds of thousands like you, so Canon will have to change the "safe" strategy. Cheers! :)