Paul Greenwood: As a Canon rebel 350 D then 550D userI had been waiting to see what Canon mirrorless offered before proceeding to micro four thirds as that system now offers quality acceptable to me. The appeal of M4/3rds being the weight of the lenses especially long zooms. Increasingly I have been using a travel compact and leaving the Canon system at home. The use of the APC sensor means no significant weight reduction for longer zoom lenses compatable with this system.
My move from Canon to M4/3 rds proceeds
Wow. That describes me exactly.
Once I got my S95/S100 the T2i has been staying at home a lot. Even on trip such as disneyland which is a lot more fun when you are not whacking kids on the head with your DSLR.
I think we all had great hopes that canon would offer a compact innovation but with this.... I may try out the 40mm pancake to see if that makes that lump more palatable but that $200 would go a long way towards financing a M43 body.
keeponkeepingon: IR is reporting extremely slow AF speeds. Basically the EOS M is about as fast as 2009 M43 cameras.
Question: Why was there no mention of AF speed in the dpreview "hands on".
Is it because this was a pre-production model and you are giving canon a chance to get it right before final release.
Or is IR wrong and the AF speed not an issue?
Can't wait to see your impressions!
FYI AF Speed is currently about the same as a 2009 M43 system camera (Source IR).
If you have a 650D it's the same as that camera in "live view".
That makes this camera somewhat of a "mixed bag" even for the mom and pop looking for better IQ than their P&S camera.
True high ISO will be better but they will miss a ton of shots due to the slow AF speed.
IR is reporting extremely slow AF speeds. Basically the EOS M is about as fast as 2009 M43 cameras.
I thought I first read his blog when he was putting out performance stats on various compact flash media.
Then I went on a long hiatus and came back to it when reading up on the nikon 1 system.
I must admit I was a bit disappointed. It's been a while since I read it but if I recall correctly it was like a great big nikon add gushing all over the new system. (or was that kirk tuck's blog)?
Gosh. a blast from the past. Is ACDSee still around? How's this compare to lightroom? Is it non-destructive?
Marksphoto: 1. I would love to try whale meat and i feel sorry for all conservationists who think that a whale should have more rights than a pig. It's all food to me as far as I am concerned!
2. 1.4 is interesting but I would love to see an opinion on the functionality of this camera once the most hated photography celebrity writes a review on it. I hope he also placed an order on it already. Especially I would like to see a review comparison with S100 speed and ease of use before I even make a decision to buy this instrument.
3. Cameras will be available and better ones will follow, no sense in premature rushing on the purchase. I would rather wait at least for the first firmware upgrade to see if everything is kosher :) and in my case I will wait for Canon's counter- response
4. My name is Mark Konkolski and I live in Beatiful British Columbia
I've had whale meat... It's nothing to write home about. Canada allows whaling too. If you want to try it, get of your but and head north and make some friends.
The point is their are a lot of pigs... not so many whales. Onward to the edge....
Two posts on the EX2F and no BenQ G1 F1.8, pocketable swivel screen love?
Timmbits: I don't care! Korea has decided to start hunting whales, and I am participating in the international boycott of all Korean products!
And the good ole USA also whales? (alaska eskimos with their traditional explosive harpoons)
Lupti: So what? In my country it is priced around 550 €. For that price I can get a decent stills cam with optical stabilisation and good video capabilities with stereo mic AND a smartphone. Nothing to rave about this video sample, it´s shaky as hell and sound isn´t good, it´s pretty muffled and 128kbps is also nothing special, listen to the drum sound, due to the low bitrate it sounds too clanking for my taste. There are some pocket camcorders with better video and sound for sale.Smartphones are just toys without real value of use, photos and videos aren´t good, surfing the web is uncomfortable, the small screen gives you the experience of mouse cinema when viewing photos and videos and with heavy usage the battery will quickly run out of power.And phoning and writing SMS, I can do this with my 20 € cellphone as well...
Wow. An anti all smartphone rant in this day and age? I've lost track of the times my iphone has "saved the day" with the integrated gps/maps and web browser. Then throw in the entertainment value with games, the ability to take and send pictures with folks thousands of miles away... it's one of the truelly neat inventions of the last few years.
And regarding cost, in the US this symbian dinosaur is about the same as the iphone, and with that camera, I'd wager worth every penny.
ARTASHES: Max aperture on this cam is f3 and not f3.3 as stated on spec sheet and cons list.
Nikon is wrong?
I'm curious because snapsort also lists F3.0 but nikon states F3.3. Which is right?
keeponkeepingon: I'm disappointed that there is no mention of digital zoom, no samples, assessment of performance at extreme zoom, and that Nikon is not slammed for the anemic 2x digital zoom (the canon has 4x).
I am often amazed at what I can capture with the 4x digital + 35x optical zoom on the SX40.
Why digital zoom versus just taking a picture at full optical zoom and cropping?
Because: Even though the resolution is not improved, digitally zoomed, the focus and exposure can be much improved as the camera is only figuring out how to get the best image of your subject, not a full frame of other stuff.
Finally you should include a "moon shot" with these super zooms. It really lets them "strut their stuff" versus the normal P&S and DSLRs with sub 800mm lenses.
Childsplay but fun.
The nightwiing picture you are referring to is here:
It's a nice illustration of the fact that 7more X and 4 more megapixels does not get you very much more resolving power than the SX40.
(A quick google of saturn SX40 shows pictures at least as good or better for example: http://www.flickr.com/photos/42374265@N07/7269266276/ )
I follow the canon forum and have yet to see a "SX30 was better" opinion. The canonist are gaga over the SX40.
But all that said I think all the superzooms will do fine on the moon, it really lets them strut their stuff
I'm disappointed that there is no mention of digital zoom, no samples, assessment of performance at extreme zoom, and that Nikon is not slammed for the anemic 2x digital zoom (the canon has 4x).
And still no Canon SX40 love?????????????
The SX40 outsells the P510 and has been out 4 months longer than the Nikon. When can we expect a review of the SX40?
So all of the cameras in the published serial number range have this defect, but canon won't do anything until the camera actually fails?
Shame on you canon. Do the right thing and fix cameras with the problem.
I paid top dollar for the best of the best, not something more likely to fail in certain environmental conditions.
An S95 with a larger sensor and faster AF? What's not to like?
CameraLabTester: There is just so much limited QUALITY that one can cram into a typical1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm) SENSOR that camera companies use (Canon, Nikon, Sony, Olympus, Panasonic, Samsung, etc)
The selling points are then waged on features, menus, bells and woots.
For a sensor size of 1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm), the best balance is just 5 to 7 Mp!
But because camera companies have zombied buyers into thinking more Mps is more good, they don't DARE do a 5 or 7 Mp modern camera.
A 5 Mp or 7 Mp P&S with a 1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm) sensor can set outstanding standards, but they won't do this... (maybe Leica, because they think OUTSIDE the mirror box...)
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Thanks for giving me a good laugh. The guy is using a budget Olympus, notorious for their bad IQ, to prove his point that MP are bad. All he's proving is that budget Olympus P&S cameras are bad.... we all already know that.
cheenachatze: According to the Canon specs, shots taken at Fine quality are about 3MB in size, and shots taken at Superfine quality are about 5MB in size. Were the studio shots taken at Fine quality or Superfine quality?
Wow! The return of superfine? I thought canon dropped superfine to help diferentiate mainstream cameras from raw capable cameras a couple of years ago? I don't think my 2011 S100 or SX40 have superfine so it's sort of notable that the SX260 does.
Regarding shooting in fine versus superfine: "fine" is the default setting and Superfine is not offered in all modes. Superfine is only available in Program, Shutter, Aperture, and Manual. If the tests use another mode such as AUTO superfine is not available.
Peiasdf: Just checked out Pentax's lens line up and I cannot find a single fast normal prime. The cheapest "50mm" is 35mm f/2.4 at $180 while the fastest is 31mm f/1.8 at $1,000. Where is the cheap f/1.4~f/1.8?
Good cameras, weird ass lens line up.
"The cheapest "50mm" is 35mm f/2.4 at $180 while the fastest is 31mm f/1.8 at $1,000. Where is the cheap f/1.4~f/1.8?
Good cameras, weird ass lens line up."
How is this weird? Canon seems to do fine without a modern affordable "normal" FOV prime for their APS-C cameras?
It's disappoining that casio has given up on the high end american market. Once they had class leading cameras such as the EX-Z750/850, FH100, FX1. Today they flood the U.S. market with "me too" point and shoots and fashion accessories such as the tryx.
The ZR100 was pretty bad, but we never got try out the ZR200 and I doubt we will ever see the ZR300.
I've given up on casio (ZR750/850, P505, Z80, ZR100 owner) but I really wish someone would copy some of their features.
I love the past movie mode, also called prerecorded video, and have yet to find anything to replace it. Smugmug's camera app has tried to copy it, but I wish other vendors would too. It's the only reason I've purchased my last two casio's and put up with their shortcomings.