Absolutely amazing but expected comments in the interview.I don't suppose Canon management has ever considered conducting a "focus group" where actual users (and purchasers) of their equipment are queried about their needs and issues with Canon equipment. How many of the commenters in this thread have ever filled out a response or been part of a focus group by Canon? About 15 years ago I chucked my old Leica, Hasselblad and Nikon stuff to get Canon optics that came with the digital revolution - and for the most part I am happy I did so. But what about the NEXT generation of hardware? Canon doesn't seem to have any clue about what the market needs to face the last half of this decade. If you want a small pocketable high-quality camera, you have to buy a Sony RX100-III…….which I did. The M3 could have been tweaked to fulfill that need……but then, it isn't even marketed here. The emperor (Masaya Maeda) has no clothes.
After using the camera for a few weeks, a few comments:1. I'm getting great images with remarkable contrast and resolution albeit large files. I wonder how long I will have to wait for a RAW translator in PS?2. This thing has the ergonomics of a brick...a small brick. The top plate is smooth and gives very little feedback to the user trying to sort out the shutter from the on-off switch. Without Richard Franiec's custom grip aftermarket, the camera is very tough to hold (thanks Richard).3. Macro mode is barely usable: wide zoom only and fixed f-stop4. Very fast write times for such a large file. Great work here.5. There is only 1 or 2 mm of clearance between the outer lens control ring and the base of the body. A tripod with a cushioned top will cause the ring to bind and that ain't good for the ring. A grievous oversight by Sony. Gotta use a very small tripod head.....so there is a workaround.6. Menus are tough and circuitous; go pretty deep to erase the card!