_Federico_: So, Canon CEO still doesn't understand compact camera's market. Nearest future will be for large sensor cameras, just like RX100. Canon G1X still lacks speed, and in 2013 is ridiculous. Same problem with Eos-M and very poor interface experience, at the same time.
Keep on sleeping.
... you keep on trollling.
vodanh1982: The question is "Does the Canon CEO use a camera?"
Or the 5D4, or 1Ds X. ;)
Ilya the Great: The message to Canon should be that they are badly loosing to Nikon, producing inferior products with higher prices. Their legacy lenses what's keeping them from becoming Blackberry of cameras.
Yes, losing how? Canon's dSLR and lens sales were much higher than Nikon's last year. Only gadget junkies buy cameras based on dxomark's "tests". The average user is not post processing images or shooting raw, or pushing exposures 5 stops.
Daniel Lauring: Canon needs a response to the sensors in Nikon's D3200 (Sony) and D5200 (Toshiba.) They crush the 7D, let alone the Rebel series of cameras. I gave up waiting and moved to a Nikon full frame D600, which cost about a $1000 less than I paid for the 7D three years ago, and $500 less than the 6D.
... back to reality. Canon's sales crushed Nikon's last year. Look it up.
I think the Q was a flop.
Quest21: Happy Holidays, Season's Greetings is just stupid and has no meaning...I miss seeing Merry Christmas...
Dude, "merry christmas" was in their news posting if you bothered to read all of the short first paragraph!
Daniel0140: Very strange---The camera that got the highest review ratings of all milc's, the NEX-7, is not even on the list---No vote!!
and you can only relate camera review ratings to cameras in the same class and same type of camera launched at the same time. So you cannot relate a late 2011 review to a late 2012 review.
Keep in mind that some photos in war areas are stagged photos, a photo shoot per say. And DPR's news item of faked photos just this week is another knife in the heart of these types of photos. Good "real" moments now are hard to come by in photos.
Jason Racey: Time is obviously judging the content not the execution. Without a back story none of these are particularly good photographs. We are presented with a camera-phone snapshot of a boy crying. Why? Did his soccer team lose? He dropped his ice cream? Oh his father was killed. How? Was it a lawnmower accident? Oh he was killed by a Syrian army sniper. Ok now I get it. Yes that's a "Photograph of the Year"!
Time is in the business of selling human tragedy. This is what they reward. The technical execution of the photograph is secondary.
Agreed. The "top photos of 2012" should be able to tell their own story without a caption. The photo of just people crying... could be anywhere in the world about anything. Discard.
tonywong: Figures. Reviews with non-SLRs get 100 complaint comments about how DPR isn't reviewing SLRs fast enough but when a SLR/SLT review *does* happen it's tumbleweeds in here.
Keep up the good work on the reviews!
You posted that within the hour the news item was posted, I think.
DPR, why do your news items get stamped with GMT time while posts in the forums will tell how old they are based on where a user is logging in from? I'm sure you can program your site to tell when a news item was posted in the time zone the visitor is in, right?
Airless: Looks like Canon is now the #3 brand in the Pro DSLR market.
I didn't think sony entered the pro market. The 5D3, d800, and a99 are enthusiast 35mm cameras. Everyone's big reason for not using sony for professional work is lack of proper service support in a timely manner that pros need.
Can't match the 5D3 or d600. RX1 shows corner softness. Why pay $3000 for a fixed lens camera that is full of compromises that has IQ below the existing competition? $3000 is a lot to spend for a little device that could be stolen, lost, or knocked off a table easily.
sfpeter: Not surprising, nor is this really news as it's been mentioned for a few years now. Part of it is the rise of Instagram and other cool looking but useless apps; the rest is simple convenience. At this point the only real saving grace for compact cameras will be those of us who don't want our cameras tied to a mobile data plan.
People are choosing convenience over quality. I have seen relatives go from mostly P&S camera to mobile phone for pics and mobile phone pics are less clear or out of focus and or blurry from poor higher iso without flash. And the "flash" ok the iPhone is so poor that people turn it off and that causes the blurry pics. Plus phones (99.9%) dont have optical zoom.
Buyers confuse more pixels with quality imaging capabilities.
ProfHankD: Hmm. Isn't this most directly competing with the Fuji X10?
The specs and form factor are strikingly similar, as are the dpreview scores, although Canon's late entry somehow gets gold while the year-older X10 gets silver? Not saying I love the X10 (I only have one because of software I wrote to fix the white orb problem), but I don't see why it isn't at least one of the defaults for comparison with the G15.
Remember a 2/3" image sensor is also written at 1/1.5" since mathematically 2/3=1/1.5 So your comment is 1/1.7" vs. 1/1.5" which brings is more relative.
photo nuts: The AF speed of the G15 is VERY VERY impressive for a compact. I like the fast and bright lens too, much better than the one on Sony RX100.
What I don't understand is: why does the G15 AF so much faster than the EOS-M?
1. the focal range is much narrow on the G15 with its much shorter focal lengths allowing the changing of focus distance to be less.
2. The G15 is a newer camera.
Retzius: The high iso performance looks impressive. The images do look a bit "flat" i.e. non-dimensional, but they are samples so who knows. Great time to be an FX shooter these days!
Out of camera JPGs remember. Flatness comes from lack of fine tuned contrast.
MonteCarlo67: These samples look great! Really, very clean with great colors. In many ways this would be the perfect camera for me. Certainly some things held back from the 5D Mark III but most I can live with. Only one thing will keep me from buying it: The 1/4000th top shutter speed! Much like the Nikon D600, why in the heck would you cripple a $2,000+ camera by not having a top speed of 1/8000th?! Most people won't use such high speeds often. But many lesser cameras have it. No excuses for this!
the d600 does not haev 1/8000 either. 1/8000 is going to be a very, very rare usage item. If anything it would be used by mistake with the photographer using ISO 3200 in bright sunlight or something. But with how good auto ISO is these days.... it should not be an issue.
Vitruvius: This is a classified as a "Large Sensor Compact"?????!!?!? The sensor is 1/6 the size of the G1X and 1/4 the size of the RX100 - also "Large Sensor Compact" cameras. So then what isn't classified as a "Large Sensor"????
As P&S cameras go, it is a larger sensor camera compared to 1/2.3", 1/2.5" and 1/2.7" sensors. There's also 1/3.2" I believe.
kjh7: Had a chance to check out this camera. Why are people complaining? The fixed display lowers the weight, and it very clear. It's much easier to hold for longer periods because it's only 310g. The lens is bright and fast, and menu system is typical Canon, which is good. I would have liked a dedicated ISO button, but no biggie. Just waiting for the price to go down a bit.
pbailey: cameras are for use. They are not delicate trophies that must not get wear. I bought a used a620 (Canon P&S) 4 years ago and the screen still works great. The camera is now about 6 years old. So much for the myth!