SAERIN: Just read the specs -- the OVF is tunnel perhaps like my G-11 at 70%.
Who's using the OVF on a P&S these days? Not anyone I know that has one with it.
RunStrom: Canon had far more to offer in the G9 in the face of the opposition when it was launched.
The thing is P&S sales are dying quickly. I'm surprised Canon decided to update the G15 this year since they had waited 2 years on the G12 so they could have easily gone 18 or 24 months before a G16 instead of just 12.
Sean Nelson: Too little, too late. I've been waiting for what seems like forever for Canon to get with the 1080p60 video programme, but I just bought a Sony RX100M2 because it's the first compact to have both that and a flip LCD.
Sorry, Canon - you snooze, you lose!
60 fps will make video look too much like TV vs. movies. Plus 60 fps will end up with larger files sizes compared with 24 or 30 fps. I'm happy with my G15 although I'd like 50% faster focusing and shutter lag. Must be another implementation of the 70D image sensor technology.
Mikhail Tal: DPR I would like to point out to you that the Canon 70D received and 8-page preview (not counting studio comparison and sample image gallery and just now topped 700 comments, while the Panasonic GX7 (mirrorless) only got a minimal one-page preview, yet got over 700 comments even though it was just a single page and did not include the image gallery (posted separately) or the studio comparison (posted later but not directly comparable because it is the new studio compare).
So my point is that people are talking more about the mirrorless GX7 than the DSLR 70D and presumably creating at least as much if not more viewer traffic, yet you give more content to the 70D. I understand you may not have foreseen the amount of traffic the GX7 would get, but I would like to suggest that in the future you provide full-length previews to mirrorless cameras just as you would DSLRs because the evidence is there that if you post the previews and reviews then people will come and view them.
go away pany troll! (but thanks for the entertainment)
biancmb: I would have loved to upgrade my 60D to the 70D, in order to gain more resolution and maybe a camera that has a better shutter-noise (one that does sound like a shutter, not like a lashed wiggly sole). But after your review (preview) I am really not convinced of the image quality offered.
Did you compare the test images of the 70D to the 60D through RAW? The 70D looks 1 stop lower noise than the 60D to my eyes.
Ken Phillips: I wonder if they can take separate readings from each of the dual pixels to increase dynamic range?
They are light pixels and autofocus pixels. There aren't 40 million pixels that can be put together to make an image.
Donnie G: It will be interesting to see if the Canon 70D kills off the market for a 7D Mk II model. Aside from a marginally faster frame rate, 100% viewfinder coverage, extreme weather sealing, and a metal body, there really doesn't seem to be any overwhelming reason for anybody to pay substantially more for a 7D type body over the cost of the 70D. It's possible that a 7D MkII may not make it to market for several years or maybe not at all. IMHO, I think the 70D is good enough to replace both the 60D and 7D. Now we just have to wait and see what Canon thinks. :)
kine: what are you babbling about? pro cameras, like the 1D X, are expensive and always have been. They also sell lower volumes than mid range and entry level models. Canon knows how to sell cameras and made profit without your words of advice, lol!
Yabi: Canon made the camera people on here have been waiting for: a digital EOS-3 and called it the 5D3. Not sure what on earth you'd consider "low spec" with high res. 22 MP, 6 fps, 61 point AF from the 1D X.
So many trolls coming out to bash a new Canon camera!
William5719: A 3.0 inch LCD screen when Nikon is using 3.2's now? Only one cardslot? No 100% viewfinder? Less than half the AF points of the D7100? Another featureless camera from Canon. There better be more in the production cameras or this will end up being a bigger joke than the 6D. Canon seems to be saving money by using old technology to pay for the implementation of better video. That's a mistake. It doesn't help anyone if Canon stops competing in the DSLR market.
My, trolls are joining DPR today just to bash Canon!
You are assuming Canon would leave the 7D2 alone. It seems with the 5D3 getting the 61 point AF and the 70D getting the 19 point AF that the 7D2 will get the 61 point AF, probably 10 fps, gps and/or wifi. Canon felt adding the 61 point AF largely alone was enough to make the 5D3 desireable and they were right. There will be a 7D2.
Miwok: Too small for pro, too big for the other. In a few years, this kind of camera will be totally "as been".
Size has no bearing on what a camera can do, nex troll. go back under your bridge.
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.
The R stands for Reflex, reflecting light up into the viewfinder. Sony's design reflects nothing which is why they have the T for translucent. Whine all you want it's not an SLR but it is SLR style like some P&S cameras are SLR style but not SLRs.
Mikhail Tal: Simon if you based your review choices in part from what you read in the comments and forum, why do you make fun of people who tell you what they want to have reviewed? Saying "Okay we'll check with you next time we want to review something" is being unnecessarily rude to one of your customers, and it discourages the same people whose feedback you claim to be looking for from giving it in the first place.
The DPR staff have a culture to them and they actually interact with readers unlike most "review" websites.
PeakAction: I have now officially lost count of how many Rebel models there are.
Your source? Just because it's on their website doesn't mean they are "producing" them. They at one time had 6 Rebels on Canon USA's website. And I doubt you mean the T3i. They stop production of the old model when they start up with the to be announced model.
rsf3127: According to DPREVIEW.COM, this has the same score of the SLT a-57, which is a very fine piece of equipment.But you can find it for 350 USD nowadays instead of the 649 USD of this mini Rebel.
That's like saying why buy a 2014 car when the 2013 is still around? It's a bit of a trollish statement honestly.
mpgxsvcd: I fail to see any advantage the SL1 has over the Olympus EPL-5. The Olympus is less expensive, MUCH smaller, has a tilt screen, has better image quality, has better focus in videos, and has a much faster burst mode.
I like the SL1. It looks like it does a great job focusing in live view with the couple lenses that AF actually works with.
This would have been an outstanding camera about 3 years ago.
white shadow: yes. Autofocus for movies is a no-no unless you want the MTV focus popping in and out look. Movies are manual focus which is why Canon's cinema lenses have a large diameter focus ring to aid in manual focusing.
Sony's SLT is not an SLR. Understand that is the first step.
nofumble: Canon will loose money on this one for sure. It is smaller than the standard Rebel but few mm difference is not going to sway any buyer's mind. By end of the year, you will see a 50% price-drop like the EOS-M.
I will not consider this type of camera until Canon add an EVF (mirror got to go). Meanwhile, my money is going to the other brands who offer smaller size, flexibility, and better low light image quality.
It's clear you don't like Canon, so why come here to bash? Be happy with your expensive Fuji cameras.
I don't think Simon writes reviews (anymore). His name is not on the review. You should direct your comments to the reviewer.