shigzeo ?: How ridiculously tough this crowd of enthusiasts, gear heads, and a few professionals is toward real, payable photographers.
omg sdribetahi .. that's gold !
peevee1: So long and heavy for a slow all-plastic zoom...
lol'ing at heavy..
Chaitanya S: again, why use plastic mount on a lens? Metal mount wouldn't add more than 2-3$ to Bill of materials for canon while building a lens.
@marike6 .. lol "at this price point" .. $349 .. you're acting as if that's expensive ..
whensly: Wow the 90000 lb Gorilla in the room is the fact that Canon is petrified by the idea of an EVF. Their M series camera missed it, these G9-16 continue to miss it. Obviously Canon "does not want to go there" but they have the tech and they MUST!
I would own the G16 if it had a good EVF. Earth to Canon, hello?
I agree with you here, canon really needs to get with the times .. an EVF would make the G16 so much better.
Ben O Connor: Any improovement from previous models?
improvements to lcd, optics, speed (AF, burst mode, FPS with AF), video improved, features.
marleni: The important question for many: has Canon improved also the OPTICAL quality of the new EF-S 55-250mm version ?? The older version is sadly not a very sharp lens, I knew some who turned to this lens as their first tele, but were quite disappointed and gave it back...
for a 200 dollar street priced lens you couldn't beat the original. however, this version certainly from the MTF's shows a very nice optical improvement.you get what you pay for .. it's 350 bucks.
appelpix1: Yeah, it's all good for video shooters...I was hoping to finally upgrade my 40D, but it looks I will keep it for another year or two. I don't really mind, I love my 40D...
lol .. there's been tons better cameras in the canon line than the 40D .. while the 40D is nice ..the 50D, the 7D and heck even the 70D i'd choose over that.
Glenn: No comparison with Sony dslrs? Why would that be? Is the af netter worse or on par with the current SLT's
it's not how the 70D on sensor PDAF works. which is the point. the way the sony SLT's do it is inherently limited especially in video.
except SLT PDAF doesn't work at varying apertures outside of a set few.
RichRMA: You know what is interesting at high ISO? Not only is the Canon not much less (marginally) noisy than the noisy Nikon D7100, but Pentax's KIIs and K-01 have FAR less noise at (for example) 3200 ISO and (it appears) no more noise than the Canon 6D which is FF!!
which may mean something if the raws from pentax weren't cooked at 3200 and beyond.
tvstaff: I don't get it! It's not a 7D and it's not anything like a 5DMKIII
I can't figure out who this camera is for? It's frame is not as weather sealed as a 7D or 5D and so it's not a back-up for a serious outdoor shooter!
Why did Canon make this camera? Looking at the IQ in the review some of the shots are pretty bad. Sorry! :( I do see Hi ISO clarity.....
What am I missing here??????????? Really!
http://www.dpreview.com/galleries/reviewsamples/photos/2649982/img_8298?inalbum=canon-eos-70d-beta-preview-samples-gallery WHAT IS THIS? This amazing new focus system puts out a shot like this?? I think someone is pulling our legs ;)
"I can't figure out who this camera is for?" obviously ... not you.
rrccad: Quite impressive that canon managed to split the PD into two, add in all the extra wiring for phase detection from the sensor over the entire sensor area - and still manage to be very competitive with it's peers on the ISO front.
APS sensors are into the realms of diminishing returns - people are smoking something if they really expected something dramatically better than the competition or even older sensors.
peevee.. it's pretty easy to detect NR in RAW or NR introduced in the raw stage.
canon has been pretty good at not cooking raw's for the longest of times - unlike other manufacturer's - this has been vetted and proven by the most demanding of situations such as astrophotography.
Revenant: It's a real upgrade when it comes to the weather sealing too. It is sealed to the same standard as 7D, 6D and 5D3, wheras 60D only had a sealed battery compartment.
well, it's now the equivalent weather sealing to that of the EOS-1N which is what I believe the 7D was stated as (same really as the 5D series I think).
Quite impressive that canon managed to split the PD into two, add in all the extra wiring for phase detection from the sensor over the entire sensor area - and still manage to be very competitive with it's peers on the ISO front.
you know what would be really cool - because NO ONE else does this .. is test lenses for hotspots / wavelength smearing for infrared photography.
this would IMO make dpreview's lens reviews stand out a bit from the slrgear, photozone and a mydrid of other sites that basically all the say the exact same thing in one form or another.
it's all fun and games until someone totes out the can of RAID..
123Mike: "it’s usable enough that I felt more comfortable shooting in live view mode than I normally do - a first for a digital SLR of any make."
The Sony SLTs have had this for like 2.5 years already.Even the older Sonys had full live-view, since the A300.
Ok, this Canon is a nice product. The lack of a flip out screen really sucks though. The Sony have a very hand pull out screen, much handier than flipping it on the left side.Also, many of the Sonys do 60p video. All with full time continuous AF tracking of course.
Nice Canon camera, but people accustomed to the Sonys it's just a been-there-done-that thing.
actually 123Mike - even Sony calls them SLT's .. you'd think they'd know that they are SLR's if they are not. the reflex part of the camera is the main mirror assembly - not the semi-transparent fixed place mirror to handle PDAF - it's because the optical image is REFLECTed back to the user via the mirror and pentaprism (or pentamirror) back to the user so they see the visual representation of what the camera will take as far as a picture.
there is no image reflection back to the user in an SLT design since it uses an EVF and image off the sensor.
rrccad: holy #*&$# did they use enough lenses? o.O
lol .. @Blah
.. i think they tried their best to use all 103 compatible lenses by ran out of time!
Princess Leia: This is not innovation. Sony has been doing the phase detection autofocus with their SLT cameras for a while now. Having said that, it is nice to know Canon is playing catch up.
how does that work for you at f/11?
FreedomLover: Beautiful music, well made cheesy video :-)
Unfortunately a real world clip shows the new autofocus failing twice in 12 seconds:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R59wD_4dsl4
oh yes, canon must start working on that model train face detection ASAP.
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