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mpgxsvcd

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If you want to make money in the camera industry you have to convince the average person that carrying a small camera in addition to their phone is a better option than just using their phone alone. Right now that is pretty hard to do since everyone FEELS LIKE THEY NEED A PHONE with them at all times. They don’t need a camera with them at all times.

The manufactures need to undo the years of myths they have propagated. More megapixels are not better. You don’t need a 60x zoom. High ISOs are not bad with the right sensor.

Simply put, the only camera that is going to make money now is a small compact camera with a larger 4/3” or even A-PSC sensor and a very limited zoom range bright lens. It needs to be F1.4 on the wide end and at most F4.0 on the telephoto end. This means that it will need to be a very short focal length range. Probably only 2x-3x at most. It is the manufacturers job to convince everyone that they can live with 2x-3x instead of 60x.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 17, 2014 at 14:15 UTC as 156th comment | 1 reply

"we believe that North American customers believe that if they want image quality they’re supposed to buy DSLRs, not mirrorless."

Nikon and Canon have propagated this fallacy and that is why most people believe it. Nikon wanted mirrorless to fail because they were late to the game. Instead they have just made all interchangeable lens cameras start to fail not just mirrorless.

I still don't understand why Olympus doesn't market their cameras like Nikon and Canon. Just get some Athlete to promote the cameras like Andre Agassi in his prime and they will corner the market.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 17, 2014 at 13:57 UTC as 159th comment | 1 reply
On CP+ 2014: Canon stand report news story (59 comments in total)

I actually like the EOS M2. For the right price it would be a decent camera. Too bad they won't ever sell it in the US.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 14, 2014 at 02:36 UTC as 20th comment | 2 replies
On CP+ 2014: Canon stand report news story (59 comments in total)

Has Canon finally abandoned the A-PSC market in favor of a slightly larger than 4/3s sensor compact camera? Their latest DSLR announcement was pathetic. Their compact sensor announcement has some real promise.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 14, 2014 at 02:31 UTC as 21st comment | 4 replies
On Nikon D5300 Review preview (235 comments in total)
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bobbarber: Comment: Looks nice. I shoot m43, but you need a DSLR once in a while. Currently I use the E-410. When it breaks, I'll pick up something like this. Nikon seems to be doing the best job in DSLRs.

Question: Will it autofocus my 50mm f1.8 AF Nikkor, or do I need to step up to the D700/7100 class of camera for that?

Why? What does this DSLR do that the latest m4/3s can't?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2014 at 19:57 UTC

There is no redeeming quality about this camera what so ever.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2014 at 16:17 UTC as 20th comment | 2 replies
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MarshallG: What's with all the complaining? This camera is intended to be Canon's highest volume DSLR. They will stock these at every Wal-Mart, Costco and Target store. This model is intended to compete on a store shelf where price is king. Canon needs to cost down these consumer electronics models annually. That's just the business of entry-level cameras; no point in complaining that it doesn't meet the needs of the serious amateur or pro.

The SL1 comes with the much better STM lens and is available now.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2014 at 16:17 UTC

Eventually all of the uninformed Canon shoppers will become informed and stop buying Canon cameras. Until then Canon will just continue fleecing the ignorant.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2014 at 16:16 UTC as 21st comment

Canon tried to sneak this camera in there because they thought no one would notice with their GX1 M2 announcement. Looks like a few people noticed both.

This is seriously a bad move for Canon.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2014 at 16:14 UTC as 22nd comment
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MarshallG: What's with all the complaining? This camera is intended to be Canon's highest volume DSLR. They will stock these at every Wal-Mart, Costco and Target store. This model is intended to compete on a store shelf where price is king. Canon needs to cost down these consumer electronics models annually. That's just the business of entry-level cameras; no point in complaining that it doesn't meet the needs of the serious amateur or pro.

The problem is that it is not the cheapest Canon DSLR and it is by far the worst.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2014 at 12:45 UTC

Canon is now cannibalizing their DSLR sales with their compact cameras while their mirrorless ILC solution dies in never never land.

Sometimes I wonder if anyone is steering this ship?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2014 at 05:25 UTC as 69th comment | 1 reply
On Got zoom? Sony introduces DSC-H400 with enormous 63X zoom news story (36 comments in total)
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Frank C.: I'll wait for the 1000x zoom so I can take a closeup pic of the Andromeda galaxy

Andromeda is huge compared to the moon. The full moon can easily fit into the field of view of a 1200mm lens on a full frame camera.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2014 at 05:21 UTC
On Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II: a quick summary article (532 comments in total)
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Eigenmeat: 12.8MP at 2014 is a bit of let down at 2014 to be honest. Especially with a sensor this large and lens this fast(less diffraction prone). Sony can squeeze fully usable 20MP 1'' sensor on its RX100/RX10 series (especially the RX10). No reason Cannon cannot squeeze a good 16-18MP on a 1.5'' sensor.

I would definitely take fewer megapixels over way too many megapixels.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2014 at 04:48 UTC
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VaLeX: I'd like to know more about:
1. Sensor size: in relative terms, how does it compare with APS-C, m4/3 and Sony's 1"?
2. How are the control rings on the lens working? Fly by wire? How fast and responsive are they?
3. I don't think I've missed something, but the camera is not weatherproof, right?

The sensor is a lot bigger than 1", some what bigger than m4/3s, and smaller than A-PSC.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2014 at 04:45 UTC

This looks like a great camera from Canon. Looks like they are going back to their roots and just making a camera that is great for stills and video.

If I was shopping for a compact camera this would be high on my list. It has a huge sensor(1.5") for a compact camera. A nice bright focal range(F2.0 - F3.9). And it has a decent video mode with acceptable burst capabilities.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2014 at 04:43 UTC as 80th comment | 1 reply

A little expensive but it has some nice features.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2014 at 04:36 UTC as 22nd comment
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bobbarber: I don't shoot Canon DSLRs, but there is more to camera innovation than sensor innovation. Film cameras got better all the time, without the image quality improving. If you improve AF, handling, viewfinders, etc., those are legit improvements. I'm still shooting--gasp!--an Olympus E-410, and the sensor is not bad for what I use it for. Let's hear about the camera first, before we trash it based on the sensor. Maybe the camera tech is recycled too, but let's see.

The problem is that they are playing catchup in the sensor, AF, processor, video, burst rate, ergonomics, and price departments. They have nothing going for them except for their lenses.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2014 at 04:33 UTC

Just quit while you are behind Canon. At least your G1X II was a promising announcement. Your DSLR business is going no where fast though.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2014 at 04:32 UTC as 65th comment | 1 reply

Is the ring light seriously $549?

"Both the camera and ring light are priced at $549, with the former including an 18-55mm lens."

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2014 at 04:31 UTC as 67th comment

Isn't the better and more full featured Canon SL1 already selling for less than this camera? Why would anyone ever buy this camera?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2014 at 04:29 UTC as 68th comment | 1 reply
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