EdLu

Joined on Jul 24, 2012

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On article Canon PowerShot SX50 HS Review (22 comments in total)

DPReview, please report the sensor size in mm. The designation 1/2.3" is inscrutable to most people. The sensor size of the SX50 is 6.17 x 4.55mm, I believe, which is very small.

Link | Posted on May 21, 2014 at 22:31 UTC as 12th comment | 2 replies
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EdLu: @mosswings - Interesting analogy! But I can't get your equation to work - I think the final result needs to be the reciprocal.

I agree with what you are saying, but 75% sounds like we are losing a lot. It is just a technical number. Consider how good the image quality is with modern equipment, and how much better it is than a few decades ago.

Link | Posted on Dec 18, 2012 at 06:37 UTC

@mosswings - Interesting analogy! But I can't get your equation to work - I think the final result needs to be the reciprocal.

Link | Posted on Dec 18, 2012 at 05:27 UTC as 37th comment | 3 replies
On article Canon EOS M hands-on preview (564 comments in total)
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Pal2012: Meh

Typical Canon protection of its DSLR line.

Sony and the other players will not protect Canon's DSLR line!

The market is shifting... Canon and Nikon have to move fast to retain their positions in the market.

Link | Posted on Jul 30, 2012 at 06:02 UTC
On article Canon EOS M hands-on preview (564 comments in total)
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EdLu: Very interesting offering from Canon.

Mirrorless models offer reduced weight, and that is a big benefit. But I found it a bit tricky to figure out what the weight actually is for my preferred configuration. That made it hard to do useful comparisons. The problem is sometimes the weight is without the battery or without the lens or with the wrong lens. So here is what I found on the weight of the EOS-M.

With battery and with the 18-55mm lens, the weight is 506 to 508 grams.
This compares to 775 grams for the Canon T4i/650D, similarly equipped.
So the mirrorless model has a weight advantage of 268g. That is significant, but far from half the weight of the DSLR. The two cameras will probably produce pics with similar IQ. But note that the DSLR has a viewfinder and flash, which the M does not.

The new offerings from the different manufacturers are fantastic. But I think it is important to gather all the facts you need to make the best buying decisions.

I am hoping fervently that a suite of EF-M lenses will be introduced and that they will be smaller than the EF and EF-S lenses. One hopes that the new lens mount makes that possible. And it is the established pattern, for instance if you compare 35mm gear to 120 format. The smaller format lenses are smaller and lighter -- and faster by about 1 stop.

But the 18-55mm EF-M lens is not lighter than the 18-55mm EF-S lens, nor is it faster. Not a good start!

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2012 at 02:31 UTC
On article Canon EOS M hands-on preview (564 comments in total)

Very interesting offering from Canon.

Mirrorless models offer reduced weight, and that is a big benefit. But I found it a bit tricky to figure out what the weight actually is for my preferred configuration. That made it hard to do useful comparisons. The problem is sometimes the weight is without the battery or without the lens or with the wrong lens. So here is what I found on the weight of the EOS-M.

With battery and with the 18-55mm lens, the weight is 506 to 508 grams.
This compares to 775 grams for the Canon T4i/650D, similarly equipped.
So the mirrorless model has a weight advantage of 268g. That is significant, but far from half the weight of the DSLR. The two cameras will probably produce pics with similar IQ. But note that the DSLR has a viewfinder and flash, which the M does not.

The new offerings from the different manufacturers are fantastic. But I think it is important to gather all the facts you need to make the best buying decisions.

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2012 at 16:53 UTC as 112th comment | 3 replies
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