Abratech: big mistake leaving out the Nikon D4s and Canon EOS 1DX - now we don't have an all inclusive report.
Sorry but this is a roundup of enthusiast full frame. There are only 2 pro 35mm cameras so that isn't much of a roundup.
SteB: Olympus are the most innovative of all the Camera manufacturers. Remember live view first appeared on an Olympus camera. Olympus film SLRs had TTL flash metering long before the other manufacturers. When Olympus innovates, all the others soon follow. The original Olympus OM 35mm film SLR was the first compact film SLR, soon all the others followed. They may not have the resources of the bigger manufacturers to sustain their technological leads, but they are always ahead of the curve with innovation.
And yet they can't turn a profit and have executives that hide losses with fake expenses.
Paderborn: Why oh why have viewfinders disappeared from point and shoot cameras? Having to push the camera out at arms length to look at the screen virtually eliminates any possibility of candid photography. I find it far easier to shoot discreetly with a Canon 7D with a bolt on battery grip!
Why? People choose the bigger 100% viewfinder on the back of the camera: the lcd. OVFs on p&s cameras were not TTL and had ~ 75% coverage. Pathetic.
AVISAN: For those who feel the need to brag on their other camera and how great it is compared to other cameras.that's great for you but next time post it in that "I own it" section of that camera, not the Cannon S120. Try to stay on point because If I thought your camera was the best choice, I would have bought it.The Cannon S120 is $200 less than the Sony and that's significant to me if not everyone else. The quality of the pictures are better than my HTC One phone camera and much easier to steady for level, well framed shots. The speed ring on the lens is great for quick adjustments. I love the touch screen viewfinder for quick focus fields and the battery life is pretty good but maybe not the best.This camera is very pocket-able with reasonable weight. I use the Wi-Fi function all the time, allowing me to show my pictures in a larger format on my tablet or Lap top which automatically uploads to Drop Box.There may be better cameras out there, but for the size and price I'm very content.
It's Canon, dude.
KonstantinosK: K-50: "Poor battery life" and "we recommend a spare.". 410 shots aren't THAT bad. You tried hard to find a third con, didn't you?
As you can with ANY dslr's battery grip!
mpgxsvcd: I think Canon will see this as a good reason not to use other companies sensors. They will say that putting the Sony sensor in this camera was the reason it failed to produce the results they wanted.
Canon should just go back to their roots. Make a really good Rebel Camera with a Great new zoom lens. Make the lens fast with great AF for video but they need to figure out one way or another how to put a good sensor in it.
I don't care if they make it themselves or buy it from someone else. It needs to finally be as good or better than the competition. Then just advertise the heck out of it and they can get back on track.
Dude, Canon has been using sony sensors in the compacts and G-series years!
Michael_13: Canon probably should have also bought the image processor from Sony. It really is a shame that they were unable to give it proper performance.
DPR rated IQ higher on the Canon, so not needed dude.
Suave: Surprisingly reasonable price. Looks like someone at Canon has learned his lesson.
They recently lowered the prices of several newer lenses
RedFox88: Iso 16000 looks like a water painting.
That's no excuse. ISO 16000 doesn't need to be detail smearing oil painting rendition.
Iso 16000 looks like a water painting.
Adamant: When can we expect regular camera reviews to resume here on DPR? Car magazines manage to review dozens of vehicles every month. DPR has managed to review, what, two whole cameras since July?
First Impression review is a Preview renamed.
And would you pay $10\year to have another reviewer on staff to get more reviews done? If not, shut up.
BarnET: Ow man that's one pricey slow kit-zoom.
So on the end... you pay the same price for your lens. IS in camera doesn't mean cheaper lenses than Canon!
kadardr: One thing is sure: 7D MII is among the best ones in the APS-C bunch. Not behind of any. When I compare APS-C (7D MII this time) with full frame sensors the real difference is in the S/N ratio (noise level) and color depth. In that regard FF is better, way better from ISO 1600. Smaller sensors do not substitute FF, just complement it.
1 stop isn't that significant and in order to get the performance of the 7D2 in 35mm you have to Pat $6000
Timbukto: I see they added the original 7D. I'm astonished at how well it compares. I used the 700D as a baseline for what I thought the 7D would perform. I owned a 7D and a t3i before and IMO it performed slightly worse than the t3i. This last 7D test shows its still competitive. I understand that the 7D used a dual DIGIC architecture and perhaps alternating sensor readout processing and I'm now wondering despite the old design if something tightened up in their manufacturing processes for which the IQ of more recent 7D's have much improved? Can Dpreview staff comment as to the age of the 7D being tested? Then again I forgot the 700D probably has some PDAF pixels as well? The original 7D looks *far* better than the 700D, and it is either variance and improvement in the 7D, or variance in testing I would wager. Or strange significant drop of performance in the 700D that went unnoticed.
7D is Canon`s lowest noise 18 MP dslr. You get what you pay for.
PhotoKhan: When we initially access the comparison it is set up to show Jpeg samples of the 7DII on the top left pane, the 7D on the top right, the Nikon 7100 on the lower left and the Sony a6000 on the lower right pane.
When we switch to RAW, no mater in what particular area of the scene you click the sampler over it is extremely clear that the Sony is far superior to the other 3.
DPR used a new high end lens on the sony which is why in this comparison it looks clearer than others.
Joe Mayer: No real surprises. The mk2 seems a tad better than mk1 and still far behind FF.
1 stop, as it's always been, isn't "far" behind.
Retzius: Looks pretty good!
BTW, the Pentax K-3 looks amazing.
Amazing what one person sees because they want to see. I see same noose in the k3 as the others.
R Johns: It seems like a fine camera. However...
I just want to ask Canon why they made it so you could wirelessly Live View and adjust Exposure from a smartphone on the 70D, but the 7D MKII you cannot...
Given the 7D MKII already has a fixed LCD, this seems like a MAJOR ball was dropped... lol
The 7D2 has a more metal body than the 70D which is why wifi isn't in the 7D2
stratplaya: Wow. DPR feels that no 4K video in a smartphone is a con. I wonder what they will call this little gem?
Where did they state that? Last I saw them state was they hadn't seen 4k in a phone that showed any benefit over recording just 1080.
digiart: Wow!, so many colors. Pentax is the Ben & Jerry's of DSLR's :)
Ricoh not Pentax. Pentax is only a label anymore.