makofoto: 16:9 is not anamorphic, it's "HD." Anamorphic is 2.39:1. Yes it does refer to squeezing the image, but Anamorphic in the motion picture world is a 2:1 or 1.3:1 squeeze.
Anamorphic means the image shape isn't the same shape as the sensor and it's been squeezed to fit by the lens. 35mm cinema film is 3:2 aspect ratio. Wider aspect ratios are made by either letter-boxing (typical on Ads and Trailers) or using an anamorphic lens that optically squeezes the wider angle view (1.85:1, 2.33:1, etc. - anamorphic doesn't have a set ratio) down to 3:2. The projector then needs a lens that does the reverse. It's the same for digital sensors.
The issue I have with tripod-mount straps is I'd always be nervous that it would come unscrewed at some point. Maybe not for a long time, but sometime...
The Photo Ninja: Tech question: after reading the specs, it seems like 1080p will offer higher resolution (i.e. high bitrate). So if the ultimate goal is to output to 1080p. Are you better to shoot 4K so you can crop or just shoot 1080p at 200Mbps?
There is no bitrate specified as it's uncompressed.
Aroart: I think Canons video dept just had a stroke. The gh3 noise in lowlight put me off but the gx7 and gm1 video output is close to the 5d mark 3. Who knows maybe canons new 7d m2 will have 4k. If not canons going to have lots of video guys switching over..If Pani put in a 5 axis image stabilizing sensor than canon video based line will be fuc!?# $.....
You're never getting IBIS with those video specs, to shoot for long periods the sensor needs to be firmly attached to a big heatsink... which will be connected to the camera body.
coroander: Video Resolutions in the Specifications is missing 4096 x 2160 (24p).
Which is interestingly "Movie 4K" not "4K TV" resolution, and so a good thing IMHO...Update - Ah, I see it can do both...
mpgxsvcd: Canon is left scratching its head. Wondering how they did this.
Searching here:http://www.indiewire.com/article/how-they-shot-that-heres-what-this-years-sundance-filmmakers-shot-onGets three hits for Panasonic and a big bunch for Canon.Arri still owns the serious film market though, mostly with the 2.5K Alexa:http://nofilmschool.com/2014/01/which-cameras-were-used-on-the-oscar-nominated-films-of-2014/
InTheMist: Typical Nikon.
Deny, delay, obfuscate. Never, ever, admit to a problem.
Makes me wish I had gone Canon.
Roger at LensRentals says (in the U.S.) Canon are clearly the best for Service, which he listed as a key reason for changing his personal camera to a Canon. I think he's in a position to know...
Vinc T: This 9mm is a must buy for me! The 25mm looks good too!
IIRC DXO described the existing body cap lens as the worst lens they ever tested, so I'd be tempted to wait and see on that one. Also 9mm seems a bit long for a diagonal fisheye, perhaps is it not 180 degrees in any direction?
I wonder if the EVF lag time is the response of the panel or the time from stuff happening to you seeing it. I suspect the former. (Otherwise needs too fast exposure time for low light, well unless the 5ms is in a desert at midday.)Does look good though.
BlueBomberTurbo: Glad I didn't hold my breath and got a NEX-6 instead. -______- Canon's become as lazy as American car manufacturers. Wonder if Japan has a bailout program...
Except Canon make a lot of money selling cameras, all the mirrorless companies lose a lot of money, except Sony who now make a small amount of money as they merged the profitable Pro Video division with the camera division and the Video division makes a bit more profit than the camera division loses.
R N: hey, gang -- no reason to panic. This is so modest a refresh that it makes no sense to market it in the US or Europe. Now if they bring out a dual-pixel M series camera for Asia only, then you can panic.
Seriously, nothing to worry about here. Move along, move along...
Not my cup of tea, but the people I know who have EOS-Ms like them a lot, plus they're dirt cheap. (My m43 spend this year, one camera and two lenses, would get me about 8 EOS-M kits with lens and EF adapter at the best prices I've seen, which was about UKP300 when the adapter was bundled for free.)
IVAN is picturing: Ok when I read the M2 announcement, I just could not believe it is true. And release only in Japan and China?? Looking at the censor/exterior, I can't help but think is it because canon just have too much eos m1 remains to clear? We all know eos m is reducing it is price dramatically. Clearly they will not be profitable as forecast and consumers aren't buying as they wish. So what to do with the remaining materials? Just adding in new wifi and other features to remaining eos m1 materials and there you go: eos m2 with optimized profit again!
Seems obvious, everyone's losing money in mirrorless cameras, so just stick to the markets where you're in with a chance. (Canon and Nikon have 80% of the US interchangeable lens camera market, that leaves mirrorless and the other DSLRs - Sony, Pentax - fighting over the rest, while all losing money.)
67gtonr: The M is Considerably larger than the GM1 in only one aspect and that is sensor size, and this M2 is even smaller than the M!
For a walk-around compact lens you'd go with these:http://camerasize.com/compact/#496.349,491.397,ha,t
Timmbits: hmmm, lets see... about the same size as a GM1 (slightly larger, but with larger sensor also), but less lenses available for it. Canon is still on the fence as to whether it's time to allow their whole rage of cameras evolve into mirrorless... until then, EOSM will be nothing but a GM1 equivalent. That's a moot topic though, as the real cameras are the OMD, GX7, NX20, A7, Fuji... for mirrorless.
Using the classic walk-around lenses there isn't much in it, the Panny lens zooms and the Canon lens captures a lot more light...http://camerasize.com/compact/#496.349,491.397,ha,tI think next year's rumoured EOS-M with Dual Pixel AF will be much more exciting though.
The down-side is a lack of EF-M lenses, although 2014 may bring several. Tho via the adapter you can add World-class telephotos with AF (which you can also easily rent), something m43 doesn't have (alas, as an m43 user, plus Panny canceled their in-dev one).
I'll stick with m43, I like the 35-100's size too much, but everyone I know with EOS-Ms (3 people last time I looked) loves them.
BTW since Canon make a lot of money making cameras and all the mirrorless-only makers lose a lot of money it's a bit rich to suggest they don't know what they are doing. They often aren't first to a market segment (in the case of video it was a bit of an accident) but they often end up controlling it by the time it's making money.
Dr_Jon: You say "Which isn't to say the focus is bad - our first impressions are that the performance is consistent with Canon's EOS 70D, which offers some of the best live view focus of a conventional DSLR. However, for the very best performance, the E-M1 should be used with Micro Four Thirds lenses."Am I correct in assuming you mean in LV mode, or do you mean with the mirror-down?
STM lenses are really best for video, the USM lenses are still the speed kings for stills, especially the ring USM ones (most of the better ones).
I don't know about IBIS (I have a GH3) but the Canon IS is still the best lens stabilisation I've seen (despite lots of publicity by the assorted competition), it's certainly better than my Panasonic lenses (14-140, 12-35, 35-100).
One thing Canon are doing is making a lot of shorter lenses with IS, you don't really need this for still photography but it's essential for hand-held video. (Although I have given up using my 5DmkII for video and it's just the GH3 now, but the 5DmkII stills do have better IQ than the GH3. Plus Canon still make lots of lenses you can't get in m43, and won't for a long time.)
BTW with Canon LV is for video (hopefully) and use the OVF and PDAF for stills, e.g. see http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WHhvvN4_RTk&feature=em-uploademail for a 7D in action.
Err, the bit in quotes mentioning the 70D is from their text!
I think some 43 users will care whether it's as good as or better than the E5 (which isn't that fast by modern standards), especially if they have a lot of the high-end 43 glass. Most people want to know how it compares to modern equivalent-priced DSLRs, plus m43, to find out if they can add the 43 lenses to the list they can consider getting. (If you have an E-M5 and want better quality longer glass should you get an E-M1 plus 43 glass or a 7D and L glass, for example.)
You say "Which isn't to say the focus is bad - our first impressions are that the performance is consistent with Canon's EOS 70D, which offers some of the best live view focus of a conventional DSLR. However, for the very best performance, the E-M1 should be used with Micro Four Thirds lenses."Am I correct in assuming you mean in LV mode, or do you mean with the mirror-down?
Frank_BR: Something is very strange in this history.
The Zuiko 75mm F1.8 lens was announced in Feb 8, 2012. However, according to the Egami blog the Sigma patent's filing date is Feb 3, 2012, that is, only five days before the announcement.
On the other hand, after a lens design starts, it takes months, if not years, until the production (and announcement) effectively happens. So, it is not reasonable to think that Sigma started the design process of that lens long before filing the patent application.
The only requirement for a patent is to file before the product is announced. It's not uncommon to leave it to the last minute, aside from anything else it gives you a longer time to play with the patent before it is finalised. Plus less notice for the competition of what you're doing. I remember the Canon EFCS feature, launched in the 40D, has the patent filed only a little while before the 40D was announced.
bronxbombers4: " "Such a product is not just unpacked. We want the “unboxing experience” to be something that is really special and representative about this unique product." "
Hah something about this quote just makes me laugh.Reminds me of the whole $3000 Hassy versions of the Sony RX100M2.
(that said, I'm sure this lens will be pretty cool, unlike the Hassy RX100M2)
They've done a souped-up RX100 too...
Actually 35mm is a good size compromise and so will keep going for some time. It does depend on how many pixels people want in their sensor (partly for crop-to-zoom, partly specmanship, partly printing large).
The bigger the sensor the more light you can collect for sensible f-stop lenses (remember a FF f2 lens collects 4x the light of a m43 f2 lens) plus, for a set number of pixels, the further you can stop down before diffraction nukes the image sharpness (diffraction depending basically just on pixel size and aperture).
If you want to shoot at f22 you don't want m43, for example. (Yes, m43 gets extra DoF at lower f-stop, but less light gathered at faster f-stop, all a trade-off.)