brownie314: Another website has listed a curious spec:"Light Speed Auto Focus with Contrast AF, Low Light AF, Face / Eye Detection AF and more"
Is this some kind of new high speed contrast detect focus system? Should be interesting to see how it works out.
[[Is this some kind of new high speed contrast detect focus system?]]
It means the marketing department hired another millennial.
GoneMirrorless: So the new goal is to make cameras an easy/quick extension for smartphones with seemless integration.
Take better quality selfies and post on social media.
Everyone is right I think. Younger camera buyers are not accustom to using a VF. Just like they prefer tablets to laptops and touch-screens to a mouse, they prefer LCDs to VFs.I wonder, does it fit in a pocket like the GM1?
[[Younger camera buyers are not accustom to using a VF]]
It's not just younger camera buyers. I run into a lot of people in their 40's, 50's and 60's that have completely forgotten how to use a camera. They only look at the LCD and are flummoxed by a viewfinder, despite growing up with plenty of film camera experience.
Zeisschen: So next week Nikon is going to release the D760?
@HansV, the D760 will come with a built-in sarcasm detector for people who don't know what sarcasm is, how it's used, or when it's being deployed. That way you will never be caught unaware again.
Mike FL: Even after Canon teamed up with Microsoft last year, it is sad to see that Canon still can not slow down for getting old.
Yes, Canon is getting old, and fast.
So, they're old and yet moving quickly, or they are quickly getting old?
photospots: I see one major issue with the Motorola X 2014 (http://www.gadgetindex.info/MotorolaAS/Motorola-X-14.html) as a camera phone and that is the lack of MicroSD card. This a major issue if you just shoot a good deal of pictures and videos. Then you would have to sync them elsewhere pretty often as 16/32 GB storage is quickly used by a little bit of pictures, videos and what you have of apps on the phone.
it's /not/ the only phone with this limitation, but we all know what you meant. :)
Ozyxy: where's support for my 60D and 5D Classic and SX50?
Canon is not really interested in consumers who do not buy a new camera body every 18 months. Anyone, like you or I, who dare use a camera longer than that is dead to them.
I wish there was a Live-Tweet session of this Review In Progress "Allison is switching to P mode now." "She's writing a note." "Ok, there goes the shutter and...it's a photograph!!"
WACONimages: 1502 posts... about this camera. That must be kind of a record this year...
It is not a record. It's just that now they are not splitting the comments across 4 or 5 different posts.
sebastian huvenaars: Darker then a black steer's tookus on a moonless prairie night...
Drifting along like a tumbling tumbleweed.
Josh152: LOL Canon is talking about the impossible and DPR is hoping for a wifi printer.
I think your responses here are indication of a great need on your part.
[[ DPR is hoping for a wifi printer.]]
You need a history lesson and a two detailed lessons on understanding humor.
Joed700: I would like to see APS-C cameras to disappear. During the film era, we only had 35mm SLR and point-n-shoot for most people. The APS-C breed was introduced at a time when chips were still quite expensive/lack of technology for FF DSLR. Today, FF DSLR starts at around $1600 price range while APS-C are around $1000 - $1700, which is ridiculous. The existence of APS-C somehow made the FF (old 35mm equil.) into a higher class. I don't think it will cost that much to produce FF compared to APS-C. It's just an opportunity for camera manufacturers to make more money. Point-n-shoot has it's place because they are compact and good for traveling while the APS-C are about the same size as FF DSLR; APS-C also lacks shallow DOF; not a desirable option for isolating your subject....
[[The whole point of sharing my experience is that I wanted to inform people who still believe in this myth that APS-C is just as good as FF is false....]]
Your ability to communicate this is, sadly, quite lacking. Go back and read what you actually wrote.
Also, your latest statement is completely false. In many, many, situations, crop-sensor cameras are just as good as full frame. In some situations full frame has the advantage.
Your over-generalized comments do nothing to bolster your argument.
Rob Bernhard: The premise that niche markets benefit all photographers rings hollow. Niche markets benefit well-heeled photographers. Woe is you if you are a photographer on a budget.
[[But my entire post was about new technology moving to lower tiers.]]
What current in-production cameras that cost $300-400 have seen benefits from the move by manufacturers to sell more expensive cameras with large sensors?
1 camera in the entire article, the one using a 1/1.7" sensor costs $350. The same 1/1.7" sensor the article points out is a dinosaur and is going away.
The very last sentence of the article states: "...photographers willing to spend money on a compact..." Spend money does not mean "not spend money" or "have a limited budget" it means SPEND MONEY.
Camera companies have responded to the loss of the point and shoot market by making more expensive cameras and selling them to fewer people. That does not benefit everyone.
[[ at under $300-$400 the enthusiast compacts that both I and the DPReview article mentioned are far below the price point of a comparably equipped DSLR ]]
Mentioned cameras: LX3 - Out of ProductionX10 - Out of ProductionXZ-1 - Out of ProductionCanon S Series - S95/S100 - Out of ProductionRX100 (Original) - $500R1 - Out of ProductionDP1 - Out of ProductionCoolpix A - $1100GR - $700RX1 - $2800X100 - Out of ProductionX100S - $1300G7X - $700LX100 - $900G1X II - $750LX7 - $350RX100 III - $800RX100 II - $650X30 - $600
[[I believe the reality is the opposite of what you have said.]]
I never said anything about image quality. It is good of you to invent something to argue against though. Quality photography has been done with far less technology than is available today.
I am talking about the bottom line. Real money. The quality cameras on the lower end f the market are going away. This is not good for consumers who enjoy photography on a budget and who benefited, over time, from new technology moving into the lower tiers.
There are no enthusiastic compacts that are available at a "far lower price point" than a DSLR.
[[APS-C also lacks shallow DOF]]
That statement is complete nonsense.
The premise that niche markets benefit all photographers rings hollow. Niche markets benefit well-heeled photographers. Woe is you if you are a photographer on a budget.
With the "Quattro" name, they should not stop with only 3 cameras. ;-)
Sal18: Where's the interview??
@fuego6 Are you blaming me for the content?
orion1983: Looks as if SELFIE-features are most important nowadays...apart from all other technicals. Ridiculous trend.....they should stick with their cell phone to make precious selfies which the world is waiting for!
[[Looks as if SELFIE-features are most important nowadays.]]
But if the selfies-crowd drives sales, isn't that a good thing for Olympus and, as a result, current Olympus owners?
I never understand why people have a problem with camera companies trying to attract new customers. Just because you don't use a feature/function doesn't mean you are suddenly forced to by the release of this one camera.