ecm: Are people really not interested in having a viewfinder any more? Or do Canon and Nikon think that "we don't need no steenkin' viewfinder" is the only take-home message from increasing mirrorless camera sales?
I bought a mirrorless because of the small size, and then went back to a dSLR because of the lack of an integrated viewfinder..... accessory viewfinders SUCK.....
[[Are people really not interested in having a viewfinder any more?]]
You probably stand on the street yelling at cars driving by: "Isn't anyone interested in the horse anymore???"
Buy a camera with a viewfinder and Move. On.
Donnie G: Alright, who's the comedian who came up with the term "mirrorless" cameras? Who the heck walks into a Costco, Walmart or Best Buy and says "Hey, can I buy a mirrorless camera? Or, Hey, can I buy a stepless ladder?" Sounds like something important has been left out of the product, doesn't it? I mean I understand what those folks are trying to say: "Mirrors! We don't need no stinking mirrors." I get it. But they need to come up with a new product description or catch phrase to help sell these cameras they claim to love so much. And please no, don't use E.V.I.L. either, unless you want to continue to have warehouses full of "marketless, SLRless" cameras for sale. :)
[[ BSC (Big Sensor Compact), LSC (Little Sensor Compact)]] Because somehow consumers walking into big box stores know what size the sensors in their cameras are and have enough background to know that one is larger or smaller than another? Insulated much?
InTheMist: I don't see the need to rush out another 18-300.
So, it's a bit cheaper and slower than the "old" one. Am I missing something?
@ppastoris:Tamron 16-300mm is 540g (10g lighter) and only costs $630Sigma 18-250mm is 470g (80g lighter) and only costs $350Tamron 18-270mm is 450g (100g lighter) and only costs $380 with current rebates.
If you want to spend your travel money on a lens instead of travel, then this new $900 Nikon is for you. If you want to travel with a travel lens, then you would be better served by a third party.
select: clearly they made it to compete with the new Tamron 16-300mm...$900 is CRAZYthis lens would be ok for $300-400
The price for the Tamron 16-300 is $630 US. If Nikon is "competing" with Tamron they have a very odd way of doing it.
SteveNunez: These April Fools posts are foolish and undermine the site's integrity to a point- we come here for information not trickery.
@PeiasdfThat is the best post i have read yet today. Your demonstrated inability to use reason, logic, or even the basic functions of intelligence is a fantastic April Fools' Day joke. Bravo.
Thought I would follow back on this review. I've now been using the Moto X for a month running Android 4.4.2 (which does provide updates to the camera.)
As this is my first smartphone I cannot say if the results are "good" or "bad" but it's certainly better than my previous phone, a Samsung Intensity. :)
I have found colors to occasionally be inconsistent with the default camera app but not very often. I actually prefer the lower saturation defaults as I can work on the images in post to my liking. HDR mode is pretty great. I leave it set to On 100% of the time.
The aspect ratio is rather strange. Works well for city, landscape, etc shots, but feels odd with portraits.
Overall I'm happy with the photos, especially within the context of them being grab shots or when I really can't carry another camera. As I'm in the newly-minted smartphone owners "group" I'm sure my opinion will evolve over time.
[[These April Fools posts are foolish and undermine the site's integrity to a point- we come here for information not trickery]]
The post does provide information. It provides information on who has a sense of humor and who does not.
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.