Really nice and varied samples!
Old Cameras: They could so easily put an FF sensor in this body and make a mini-D5...
I think many would be disappointed if the mirror wasn't swapped for one that covered FF. Not to mention the prism.
In practice, no they couldn't . That would be a new larger camera.
OldYeller: One day in a Canon boardroom...
80D Dev Team..."Let's give the new 80D 4K video!"
Video dept rep...No flippin' way are you getting 4K! No one will ever buy our camcorders again! I'll tell you what, we'll give you 60FPS, happy now?
80D Dev Team..."Gee thanks mister video department guy"
GH5 Dev Team... :)
And most likely , that mobile has 4k ..
ttran88: Not even a plastic award? You guys must really dislike canon
@Simon, Those were the days ...
markie_jan61: USB charging is a deal-breaker, regardless of a camera's capabililties.
Don't know why Sony continues to travel down that road.--
@Axe , The Get Real was solely on for the lens part.
For EVF based cameras , battery life is neither good nor bad.
Yes and all Canon and Nikons should have BIG CONS for not mounting Sony lenses at all. Get Real.
Thing is. You can charge while you use it. Try that with an external charger. So any power pack will give you all the video time you need. Or shooting. If I had to chose between external and USB. I'd take USB any day of the week if it allowed me to use while charging.
dash2k8: Shooting video through optical viewfinder will be really awesome and a deal-breaker for me.
True that. Never and always (and need) are all strong words that gets used way to often.
Jylppy: Nice innovation from Canon! Haters, now you can hate again!
What problem does it solve?
Ok, let's dive into the technical stuff. Yes it can be done. By using a 'reversed' SLT design: By using a semi transparent mirror to let some light hit the sensor and divert the rest to an OVF.But if light isn't amplified you end up with a dark OVF or a noisy video. Or both.And if it is amplified, you are looking at an EVF. :)
To each its own I guess, but if you need video, then use it. All video cameras so far use an electronic display of some sort. And we have videos, so it is clearly good enough for some.
RidgeRunner22: Very usefull for those of us with a collection on manual glass, who still prefer the optical VF in certain scenarios.
Or the OVF is used to get a bigger angle of view than the lens offers to be able to see a bit more than the resulting image.
Will never happen.
ttran88: I will not buy a Sony camera, so you shouldn't buy one too.
Now ttran88 has to buy one.
greypixelz: lame sony lame
do better next time: _listen_ to yr customers!
@RStyga: Someone wrote:"What a sorry excuse of an update from Sony. As other members indicated, ALL A7 series cameras should have an uncompressed RAW option. Sony, wake up!"
So, it's not only seen as 'Improvements' but also, some ppl demand upgrades that noone ever promised to deliver.
Ruy Penalva: Mirrorless is a toy not a true camera for action, sports, small insects, birds, moving wide life, journalism. Maybe for video shooters.
And most of all, don't be bothered by the images of hummingbirds in the links provided above.
digitallollygag: Canon should be investing its resources in the EOS-M, not rehashed Rebels.
Well, the R&D resources spent on this camera doesn't get you much more than a public transportation ticket.Not really anything wrong with that, at the price point it has its place.
Whereas for sports, the limit for sure is chess.
noflashplease: Kudos to Sigma for preserving an existing lens mount. This is exactly the same move that Nikon and Canon need to make. The reality is that a mirrorless camera with a long flange DSLR lens mount is more compact and robust than a camera with a new short flange mount AND an adapter. I look forward to a future with Canon and Nikon mirrorless bodies with native F and EF mounts. At the moment, I'm really curious about which APS-C Sigma lenses will cover the APS-H circle? At very least, the battery grip seems like an answer to the power hungry nature of the Foveon sensor. I am overjoyed that Sigma is jumping into the mirrorless market with a with a pair of well thought out bodies. I look forward to a timely review from this website.
?I think reproducing the same flange distance is a given for any adapter, so compactness should be the same. And could of course be more compact if native lenses would be used.
But the big thing with a short flange distance is that it allows adapters for many mounts and also allows new lens designs, nd still allows the old designs.
thx1138: Sony releases an AF update and it's the second coming, Canon offers a huge update the the ordinary AF of the 70D , and it's bbbbbbbbboooooooooooorrrrrrrrrriiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiinnnnnnnnnnnnnnggggggggggggggg
You can accuse Canon for a lot of things, but pushing technical barriers is not one of them lately.This is a techie- and gear site. Not a PR and market share discussion site.
So for me it is troublesome when someone (many) says "A is better that B because of ...", and the response is "B will still sell gazzilions more".Both can very well be true, but being a techie site, isn't this exactly were the technical differences should be pointed out.( That's why I still think it is appropriate to refer to the NX1 for instance)
For instance, if you want to shorten the comment section on Sony cameras, remove the C&N comments about battery life. :) Oh, and the amount of white lenses at great sport events.