wfektar: Slightly OT: how do you shoot with these things? I can see holding it like a phonecam or P&S with the 22mm in good light, but people are talking about putting telephoto lenses on it. I thought either an EVF or a tilting screen would surely be the first thing to remedy on the M2 -- and Canon surely knows how to do a tilting screen at least -- but perhaps the lack of such things means owners don't think that's a problem? How do you handhold these things?
How do you shoot with it?
Two handed holding the camera in front of you and looking at the huge bright EVF, a.k.a LCD to frame the shot.
It works beautifully!
Catalin Stavaru: Basically, there wasn't a lot that was wrong with the EOS M. Autofocus is now fixed, picture-to-picture time much reduced, and Wi-Fi added. Basic very compact camera with the highest APS-C image quality. I am beginning to like it. Hopefully I can pick up one for $300 soon.
My guess is that the price will drop to $400 after Christmas.
Charlie Jin: Correct translation would be, "White world starts from Canon". And here in Korea, they think that it's going to be "white body". It's just an another buzz marketing, I presume...
Don't think it is just a marketing gag. They did nothing of the sort when they announced the special edition S120 and G16 a few weeks ago...This is going to a lot more substantial than just a facelifted M or SL1
Look like most people have not read or understood the challenge "Not the Water Droplet itself but the reflection in the Water Droplet"
People here are putting far too much attention to the word 'white' in the teaser text. I am sure that something got lost in the translation from Korean. A white rhinocerous is just as grey as any other... Google translation is not bad considering it is free, but I would not rely on it for anything serious.
what a cool idea! some people commenting here, once again miss the opportunity to keep their absolutely clueless comments to themselves...
This is fantastic news for Fuji users and I wish it is followed by other manufacturers like Canon. Software features, focus peaking, for example, which are available on newer models should be made available to existing models...
Dames01: Great little camera. Will be interesting to see how good the lens is...
I wonder why I don't hear anyone screaming at the price like they did when the Canon EOS M came out...
I agree that it looks elegant, if you are into retro designs...As concerns the lack of buttons, the fact is that you don't need most of them due to the touch screen, which works beautifully.Wifi is nice, but will drain the already very limited battery, and can be added to the M by simply getting an EyeFi card.The bulk of the two cameras is similar, or will be when you put a telephoto lens on the GF1. Last but not least I prefer APS-C.
Julian Kirkness: Would be great if it had a viewfinder like the LF1 - otherwise pretty useless.
As Kingsley Amis said "more will mean worse"
Great little camera. Will be interesting to see how good the lens is...
naftade: A beautiful piece of electronics. The front side looks better than the somewhat plain backside though.
Pitt that there's no command dial. I checked out the Olympus E-PL 5 once. Singe that time I don't even bother trying cameras without at least one dial apart from the four way controller (which is no 'real' command dial imo). It's just too fiddly.
There is a control dial, is is combined with the 4 way controller.
Basalite: Nothing really new in those pictures.
Comments like these make me think of the anecdote about the American soldier posted in some deserted area of some foreign country who was asked whether he thought satellites were important for him to do his job. He replied 'satellites? Hell no, all he needs is this little device which tells him where he is...
Trollshavethebestcandy: Mark Nuisance obviously does not do market research but is trying to make sculptures out of utilitarian objects where his ugly style of form is more important than function. Marc... stick to making smooth objects for toddlers.
Trolls have inherently no idea what design actually means...
Lovely camera. Great cause!
I hope it will go for lots of $$$.
TorsteinH: Gold award for a camera with slow focus that takes close to 1 sec to focus and then a seond delay until next shoot. But maybee I'm missing something...?
Don´t know where you get your numbers from. The review says "In good lighting, the bundled 16-50mm lens locked focus in 0.3 secs at wide-angle and 0.6 secs at telephoto."
D1N0: Great Fuji needs the entry level in order to graze/educate the masses about their philosophy. I would like to see a comparison with the x-m1 soon.
This is not about philosophy, but about getting more people to buy into the Fuji X-mount. Developping new lenses is expensive developping a new body is not. The idea of a conventional bayer layout sensor into the x-system is that this will entice people who have been reluctant to go for Fuji due to the poor third party jpeg converters.
WT Jones: Nothing interesting here in my opinion. You have seen one arial photo, you have seen them all really.
I prefer Sonoran Sans Serif :-)
Interesting scenes irrespective of the aesthetic qualities.As regards the comment on a aerial photographs, I can only recommend that you have a look at Yann Arthus-Bertrand's book Earth from above...
tkbslc: Maybe the next EOS M won't suck as bad.
The new firmware has radically improved the AF performance of the EOS M. At the current price, there is little to beat it in terms of versatility and IQ.
AkinaC: Why Canon's EOS M isn't in this, its street price is pretty low...plus the firmware update makes it much more useable
Because they only include cameras that they have reviewed... :-)