Vlasty: If this was completely true the original Nikon 1's should have attracted these type of folks. You couldn't get much simpler and better than smartphone quality/usability than that.
Right, so in the US you can't find them (or at least, I can't find them, maybe I'm looking in the wrong spot), which leads me to believe that few people know they exist
I've seen a couple in the wild (and I work near an area that has decent amount of tourist traffic) but for the most part consumers are either using a DSLR, using a Sony mirrorless camera, or using their phones.
I don't know where you live but in my experience, I've seen a Nikon 1 on display in a big box store maybe 1 or 2 times.
photoguy622: Let's say that the camera manufacturers come up with a super simple, Wi-Fi sharing camera. Besides a dedicated zoom, what obvious advantage would the average consumer see? Not much, or at least not much worth carrying an extra device around for.
So, it's a moot point.
The future is advanced, expensive cameras marketing to enthusiasts and professionals. Witness the rise of the RX100, it's not grandma and grandpa who bought those. Point-and-shoot is going to die the same way dedicated MP3 players have.
[[Let's say that the camera manufacturers come up with a super simple, Wi-Fi sharing camera. Besides a dedicated zoom, what obvious advantage would the average consumer see? Not much, or at least not much worth carrying an extra device around for.]]
Didn't Canon try that with the "Powershot N" and "Powershot N Facebook Ready" cameras?
So. Much. Gum.
clickstation: Am I missing the part where they test the buffer depth?
Also, are you sure there's no exposure compensation on Manual mode? The device has a touchscreen, are you sure you can't change the ex.comp there?
How come the reviews aren't standardized, with a checklist of the things that **must** be in the review? The reviewer can add their own personal touch here and there, but those standardized items must be there.
[[If enough people feel that buffer depth of a Rebel is worthwhile to have, we can look to add it to the review.]]
DPReview.com is go-to resource for all things cameras. Buffer numbers can be a very good detail with which to make comparisons. Please consider making sure a buffer test is a standard part of every review, regardless of camera class.
Tilted Plane: I admire dpreview overall, but doesn't this seem small potatoes compared to the really interesting new lenses out there (some fast wide zooms, some terrific fast primes, etc.)? I mean, you complain that you don't have the resources to get reviews done faster, but now you have time to check out a f/1.8 50mm? Hmmm. Am I alone on this?
[[Am I alone on this?]]Just below this story on the main page is a $50,000 camera system. If you want something less pedestrian, it's 1 click away.
mosc: Can somebody quick work out the arc angle visible at 2000mm as compared to what is expected camera shake at the maximum shutter speed of 1/4000 sec?
I know it would require a lot of light but maybe this thing could manage taking an actual image of THE SUN ON A CLEAR DAY hand held?
Someone should tell Nikon not to aim their cameras at the sun. Because they did it for the promo video for the P900.
Boky: Buying canon dSLR without focus micro-adjust is ludicrous. Been there, done that - never again!
[[Hey, you gotta give 'em what they want...]]
No, you don't.
Rob Bernhard: Any idea what is happening with the lower end of the Canon lineup now? Safe to assume that the T3i slot is filled with the T5i and the T5 itself remains the entry-level body?
1/200, same as the others.
[[b/c I happened to be shooting a bride & groom very far away at f/1.2 to isolate them on a railroad track]]
And there we have another trespasser putting his life and the life of his clients in danger for a cliche. Thanks Rishi
SeeRoy: As a long time owner of the 14-24, I'd suggest potential purchasers of this one investigate the term "volume anamorphosis".
@SmilerGroganI think volume anamorphosis is what happens when The Music being played by Those Kids is just Too Darn Loud!
Also, have you been to Santa Rosita recently?
Interesting. I hope Canon continues the SL line and it's not just a one-off. I sort of assume, with the M3 not coming to the US that they would introduce a SL2 but is there really a market for 5 consumer camera models?
Any idea what is happening with the lower end of the Canon lineup now? Safe to assume that the T3i slot is filled with the T5i and the T5 itself remains the entry-level body?
f/3.6 to f/7.0 max aperture across the zoom range.
This is the "the death rattle" of the compact market, for Canon at least.
Just Ed: Honestly, I don't quite understand the reasoning other than for marketing purposes.
Buy a 4/3 camera for its small size and portability and then lash it to a tripod and use a very slow exposure ("freeze everybody") to achieve greater resolution.
Don't hate 4/3'd or Oly, but it really is a bit of a gimmick!
[[Honestly, I don't quite understand the reasoning other than for marketing purposes.]]
The camera is a toolbox. Isn't it great that they added such a tool that you can use when you need it and ignore it when you don't?
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.