Dylthedog: When I bought into Canon their sensors were the only game in town. Since then I've purchased a bag full of lenses and five bodies over the years but, like many, I feel that Canon have failed to innovate since that initial lead.
This is the first camera in a while that looks like they have done something attractive. The trouble is I find myself reaching for my M43 Oly kit before my 5D3 on many occasions and having truly compact system (more so than APS-C anyway) with a FF option means I'll never look at this camera.
Canon need this kind of tech with a competitive DR sensor across the range. Here's hoping for 2014.
But their dough is shrinking for the reasons I mentioned. Their M series has tanked compared to Sony and M43. The dough they have now needs to be spent wisely - believe me I hope they get it right!
When I bought into Canon their sensors were the only game in town. Since then I've purchased a bag full of lenses and five bodies over the years but, like many, I feel that Canon have failed to innovate since that initial lead.
martin0reg: For the price of a om-d the new IS should be as good as the five-axis IS from olympus, especially on video. Dear DP, please make a comparison in the forthcoming test.Why is the grip so big? It seems to be very near to the lens...
Why is the grip so close? Have you seen what they crammed into this small body? Looks OK to me! :)
Nice work Panasonic.
I had an E-P1 on release day and waited until a new sensor came along only to hear there wouldn't be a another E-Px model so I got an E-PL5 as there wasn't a Panny option I liked. I like the E-PL5 very much but the E-P5's arrival was very annoying mainly because I like the wifi capability of the SD card but hate how slow it is and the fact that I'm tied to THAT card for wifi; I also miss a 2nd control wheel a lot.
I was toying with swapping to an E-P5 but this has really put the cat among the pigeons - can't wait for the full review!
Peter Del: That's a pity. I went there this year and succumbed to the hype and bought an OMD.The place was very busy and the one stand that was selling equipment was mobbed. So it's not the number of visitors that caused its decline, so perhaps it was an exorbitant rent.Peter Del
Shows are expensive for the vendors and lots of them are cutting down on how many they attend. If you can't get the big names there then you do have a problem. Who know what Canon or Nikon said about next year...
It might be $29 on Amazon.com but on Amazon UK it's a whopping £37!!!
That's double after the exchange rate is taken into account. I'll be looking for another option thanks!
yabokkie: basically we use perspective control to get things within focus. some very simple tricks can put things out of focus. just raise one side of the plate under the enlarger in the darkroom where you can have much more control than on the site (like the paper can be curved, or you put two cents under the face and focus to the raised place, you cannot do it in camera).
now we can do it more easily and comfortably in the livingroom, and lens makers begin to use "optical bokeh" in their advertisement.
my advice is "do not do anything on the site that you can do later at desk" and the "perspective bokeh" is one.
What you are talking about is 'Chocolate flavoured' and full-on Chocolate made from 90 cocoa.
When you have the genuine 3 dimensions to work with things happen that are lost once they are flattened and both the darkroom and photoshop have the same limitation.
I'm not saying they can't produce something similar, but they can't produce the same thing exactly. TS lenses and polariser filters can't truly be recreated after the fact, at least with current capture technology.
Nice but £1000 more than I would spend on such a camera.
shaocaholica: 2008: You can't put a FF sensor into a four thirds sized body. Its PHYSICS!2012: Shut up internet.
I think the comments mostly say you can put a FF sensor in M43 sized body but then the lenses get too big to make the small body worth having; not that you can't actually do it.
I think Sony have proven that right which is why this has a fixed lens and it's not a system camera.
godzen: This is what happen when samsung tries to innovate. My goodness. Go back and copy what apple and motorolla does but only this time, do it more Subtlely.
Well it is silver, expect an Apple law suit any time soon :)
Jan Kritzinger: Needs a much bigger sensor, less zoom.The problem is, Samsung asks clueless people what they want during market research, and they all want lots of zoom and a trillion megapixels, but they don't care how big the sensor is. They really should rather do their market research in DPR comments.
Those two things aren't necessarily mutually exclusive, and given their aspirations they will get better at both.
This camera is definitely built for a specific customer though and I suspect Samaung will hit the market they aimed for.
cshyde: The stone what??? Who gives a rats ass about another obscure British band that no one has ever head of? I would be more interested if someone in the band had punched out an annoying predatory photographer of which Brittain seems to have an abundant supply.
It doesn't matter whether you've heard of the band or not, the principal is becoming commonplace and is just wrong. The music industry revials copyright infringements and then denies that right for other artists. And the world is full of predatory photographers, not just Britain.
Not sure why you've such a downer on the UK but it's the principal here that you should worry about.
Tomskyair: Couldn't agree more about DNG. But Adobe's policy to terminate support for older versions of Photoshop by just not issuing ACR updates for previous versions any longer does also upset me a little. To me this just looks like a marketing move rather than a real necessity. I'm happy with my current version of PS and would see no need to upgrade anytime soon. However, my next camera will probably be the Fuji X-Pro 1.
So I'm screwed, along with the acquisition costs for the new equipment comes the hefty upgrade price of PS if I want to carry on with my usual workflow and stay on the legal side as well. Clever move, Adobe - but for sure one that annoys the hell out of not to few customers.
Vista was terrible; fat, slow and not very user friendly. It's the reason my wife and I now use Macs.
CameraCarl: I tried downloading the upgrade on my iMac running Snow Leopard and the download failed to work. I got a message saying to try again, and still no go. Did anyone else have a similar problem?
Worked fine on mine running Lion.
Skroob: Last for CS5. what a scam. "Sure, you can use this software you paid for as long as you wish. Oh, you want to be able to open your files? Well, you will have to pay for an upgrade then."
Lightroom is so cheap now, why worry about ACR?
I have to say that the brush feature alone is worth the upgrade - much quicker/easier than trying to dodge and burn in Photoshop. And it's non-destructive!
On my i7 iMac with 8GB RAM I'm finding the performance OK - not really noticed a significant change in speed.
I prefer iPhoto for books though... but will read-up and try again. Might just be dumb-user syndrome at the moment!
marinabay: where are the 100% crops?
You can view full size if you scroll down
samhain: Blows me away people whining about this cam. Personally, I'm impressed. Good job canon
I have the money but with the D800 a serious sum less I can live without the extra 2 FPS and at the moment, and as far as we know, that's the 5DIII's only advantage. Nikon are in the driving seat on price and features.
This camera is slightly less than TWICE what I paid for my 5DII (£1600 vs £3000) and while it really looks like the camera I always wanted, Canon aren't being realistic within the current market.
These shots do look great but as a RAW shooter, that's what I want to see. If they show this much advantage over my 5DII in RAW I'll be amazed.
This is like a fart in an elevator - wrong on so many levels
How appropriate - Rob *Spray* doing the testing! :)
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