Rob Bernhard: Here is, perhaps, a silly question: Are there 3rd party camera apps that (at the time of exposure) help alleviate any of the cons identified in this review? Apps that help give you better control over exposure or focus?
Lars & Peter: Thanks for the follow up and info, I appreciate it.
Here is, perhaps, a silly question: Are there 3rd party camera apps that (at the time of exposure) help alleviate any of the cons identified in this review? Apps that help give you better control over exposure or focus?
[[Americans also seem to prefer bigger cameras. Sales for the Rebel SL1 have not been as great as we expected in America, for example. We've received some complaints about it being too small. But in Japan and Asia we don't see any complaints about that. So we have to be mindful of the differences between regions.]]
It's a shame the SL1 is not selling well, but I suspect it's more about price than size. Certainly there are those that truly need a larger camera, and there are those who measure their virility by the size of their camera, but a lot of people do want a smaller camera with good performance. The SL1 checks a lot of boxes. But it does so at $750 in the big box stores (with lens). Canon has been offering incentive/discounts but I think it's too little too late.
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.
[[If the G1XII was at 18MP, it'd have better value and be a better buy than the 1200D.]]
It still is a better deal than the T5.
Did they at least put dust removal (via sensor shake) back into the T5?
[[We haven't played it yet, but Allison is now a character in a video game in which you run through the desert looking for D610s. Seriously.]]
Wait, did Nikon just re-create Desert Bus?
retro76: I really wish Canon would have released more pancakes and/or small primes. Besides the 40, everything else seems big and disproportionate on this body.
Have you tried the original 35mm f/2 on this camera? Or the original 24mm f/2.8? These are my two "go-to" lenses for traveling light using previous xxxD series cameras but I'm curious about how they feel on the SL1.
Shelle belle: Hi, I just borrowed mt friends' sl1, but I can't open the raw files in my version of dpp, which came with my old 1000d. It also won't open in photoshop. So annoying. She said it didn't come with any editing software. Is that right? Which version of dpp do I need?Thanks!
Just get the latest version from Canon's website and install. You'll have no problem with any previous RAW files.
amfe: YEAHHH!!. This is Canon's answer to sony A7/r!!!
Nigel, that whooooshing sound is the joke flying right past you...
Though not with snowflakes, I used a reversed Canon 50mm f/1.8 in front of a Canon A80 back in the day. The working distance was so short that I accidentally got pollen on the rear element of the lens when I bumped the anther of the lily flower I was trying to photograph.
rtogog: This camera looks very good. It will be very special if the lenses also small. The kit lens is small but still looks not proportional against the body. Give me some pancake lenses to represent classic focal lens as 24, 28, 35, 50, 105. It will be a killer for traveller.
@ Andy Westlake. FYI: the link you provided isn't returning the Olympus 75mm.
Yanko Kitanov: Can you please post some actual photography articles first and then we may look at the "Gypsies and Hypsies" trash?
They show more civility than you do, Yanko.
Optimal Prime: Artsy stuff is great. But not at the expense of camera reviews. That's not why I visit this site.
Given the prodigious backlog of reviews, shouldn't DPR put more effort into clearing it and finally be as current as other major review sites?
[[Mrrowe8, you ARE aware that this is a gear site, arent you?]]
Keith, The website is called Digital Photography Review, not Digital Camera Review.
Anything that stops you and makes you say "Wait, what??" is a win in my book. Might not be a win for the finance department at Sony, but I'll give the company credit for trying something different.
calterg: Yay, when this technology trickles down to the dxxxx series, there will be no more complaints of soft pictures...
[[there will be no more complaints of soft pictures...]]
Thank you for that. I now have to clean coffee off my monitors. :)
CharlesGordon: I like the idea of being able to stuff this into the smaller cameras that were far more common in the film days. Although, in the past couple years there seems to be an awakening that some of us just want the bigger sensor, not the bigger body.
[[Yet both were FF cameras. ]]
From my memory of these cameras, the film did not lie flat, which was the key to their design. Until someone introduces a curved digital sensor, dreams of a full-frame XA are simply that: dreams.
I prefer the more traditional approach to the problem.
ohmydentist: I'd love to try this, but then there's no way I could sit in one spot for 20 hours to do this . . . .
[[You just set your intervalometer and come back hours later]]
...to find that your camera has been stolen. Now there's an art project! Have the photos uploaded to a cloud service, then combine them all into slices. The last slice is the moment before the camera was taken!
tkbslc: Very cool. I may pick one up for my 8 year old.
This is something an inquisitive 8 year-old would love. Doubly-so if they could work on it with a parent/guardian.
After you're done looking foolish waving your arms around at the camera, will it shut down when you flip the one fingered salute? ;)