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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
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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 (534 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

It is sad when a "macro ring light" outshines your camera announcement.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2014 at 04:27 UTC as 69th comment | 1 reply
On Canon unleashes PowerShot SX700 HS travel zoom article (22 comments in total)

F3.2-6.9 lens is all I needed to see. NEXT!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2014 at 04:26 UTC as 8th comment | 11 replies

20 megapixels, 1/2.3" sensor, with a 1200mm lens, at F6.3. Will this madness ever end?

I wish they would just re-badge the Canon G6 with a Mark II version and give us 7 megapixels with an F2.0-F3.0 lens on a 1/1.8" sensor. That would be great with today's processors.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2014 at 04:24 UTC as 17th comment | 3 replies

If you think hand holding 1550mm is a good idea then you should probably buy this camera.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2014 at 04:19 UTC as 18th comment | 1 reply

Yes finally a manufacturer who gets it. We all have been asking for a tiny sensor F3.0-F6.9 zoom camera. Oh wait that is a bad thing. Never mind.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2014 at 04:15 UTC as 4th comment | 1 reply
On Blackmagic Production Camera 4K available now for $3000 article (109 comments in total)

Whoever does the first GH4 vs. BM 4K camera shootout is going to get a lot of attention.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 10, 2014 at 19:52 UTC as 24th comment | 7 replies
On Blackmagic Production Camera 4K available now for $3000 article (109 comments in total)

Both of these 4K cameras are better options than anyone else offers. I would take either one of them.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 10, 2014 at 19:51 UTC as 25th comment
On Blackmagic Production Camera 4K available now for $3000 article (109 comments in total)
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tkbslc: Thanks to competition from the Panasonic GH4, no doubt.

Since neither of these cameras are available yet I am surprised to hear you make such definitive statements.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 10, 2014 at 19:50 UTC
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