BennoFG: It seems the argument here is the big camera crowd saying:"this is why FF/35mm is better" and the m43 crowd saying "but this is why I bought m43 and didn't buy FF/35mm"
I'll join in. I am so stoked with m43. I do freelance travel photography. I moved from Nikon to m4/3 two years ago. So The big cameras were near on perfect until I had a comparison. I notice the EM-5 with a panny 20mm 1.7 gives a beautiful shallow portrait, but doesn't take away the natural smile on people facing a guy with a camera. The EM-1 gets pulled out in stiking jungle humidity with a 2.8 zoom that's also safely weatherproofed.
Those cameras are no longer insured. The price vs features required makes it affordable to risk having to replace a camera. I am saving money.
The size and weight benefits are appreciated no-end and the difference in image quality non-existant. really, the last 7 of 8 projects have been for digital end-use. I have not had to adjust to anything more than the button latout.
personally, m43 was godsend.Great interview! Keep pumping those high end bodies and lenses out Olympus, I'll keep buying them.
There are 2.8 zoom for m43. I know about aperture difference, just saying...
This little guy might make me come back to the fold...That lens is very tempting. I just want to know what is the aperture at about 50mm (equivalent).
showmetheprime: There's only one reason my this camera was announced by Canon now and that was to try and stem the flow of switchers to Nikon and the D600 and D800. However, making bold marketing claims about an AF with only 11 points and 1 cross type sensor is a mistake. I switched from a 5DII to a D800 this year for many reasons, one of the biggest reasons was Canon's inept AF. This looks like a VERY similar system to me in the 6D and is sure to be pretty poor.
I'm glad I already dropped Canon, it's become a brand based on catch-up and re-used technology with zero innovation. It's a sad day...
@Beany Pic: Since we are not discussing purchasing photographers, only cameras your last argument is moot.
Maxim_C: I think that critics aren't saying that a Rebel isn't adequate, it is. The problem that they are talking about is that Canon is no longer a leader in innovation. Remember the days of old when Canon pioneered IS, EOS system was ahead of competition when it was launched. Fanboys need to feel passionate about their gear, its an emotional thing. Sadly this Rebel fails to inspire. I shot Canons professionally for over 5 years. Now that I no longer work in photography, I have sold all of my Canon gear and bought an OMD and couple of primes. Superior quality at fraction of the size / weight.
@T3 you are wasting yourself on DPReview:) "anger, disappointment, and despair" you should be writing bad fiction instead! Instead of "poisoning their minds" i'm pointing them in a direction of better deal. Photographic potential can be discovered with any camera, so why not spend the money wisely. As far as playing it safe, actually you are right, back in the days it was Minolta who was introducing new tech into their bodies (such as laser focus assist etc).
Haha, good point. On the other hand the reason that OMD isn't on the list is that Oly can't make enough of them to satisfy the demand. Its been only a week since OMD became more or less in stock on Amazon. I am not spelling Canon's doom or anything so dramatic. I am sure that they will be fine down the road. Neither I am arguing that Canon's are somehow inadequate ( I have photographed plenty of weddings with 7d, 40d, 30d and other older models before that) as far as professional photography goes, equipment has never been the major factor. Its photographer's skill, experience and imagination what makes great photos. I am merely being nostalgic for time when I loved my Rebel 2000 and 28-135 IS setup. That lens was best bang for the buck in the consumer segment for several years. I just want to be excited about new Canon tech, but instead of innovating they have been playing it safe lately.
I return in my infinite wisdom:) Hot new releases list is artificially skewed toward Newly released cameras, and T4i being the latest recently released DSLR takes top places. On the other hand if we take a look at total DSLR sales, a different situation takes place: http://tinyurl.com/co643wo
1. Canon EOS Rebel T3i2. Nikon D8003. Nikon D51004. Nikon D31005. Canon EOS Rebel T3
As you see T4i fails to make to the top 5 in overall sales:)Don't worry, I am not self delusional and don't consider myself a great influencer, I was merely giving an example of human behavior where enthusiast end up influencing purchasing decisions of others. And "congratulations" on your 16K posts, who's an internet yahoo after all...
At the time there are no APS-C Canon bodies that are on the cutting edge of technology... 7D is 3 years old, it was ok when it was released, but time goes by while Canon stands still. The problem is that Canon isn't COOL anymore. It doesn't make IT cameras (not counting FF). When camera company needs an apologist to defend its lack of high tech... When a company looses enthusiast market other market segments will soon follow (it will not happen overnight of course). Here's an example. When any of my friends are looking to buy a new camera, they always ask me (an enthusiast). I haven't been advising for several years. Enthusiast influence the rest of demographics. Canon is ripe for disruption. After a bit of browsing I found this: http://www.oocities.org/phanbusters/ @T3 I used to be a Canon fanboy just like you, but then I got a Rebel in the knee:)
I think that critics aren't saying that a Rebel isn't adequate, it is. The problem that they are talking about is that Canon is no longer a leader in innovation. Remember the days of old when Canon pioneered IS, EOS system was ahead of competition when it was launched. Fanboys need to feel passionate about their gear, its an emotional thing. Sadly this Rebel fails to inspire. I shot Canons professionally for over 5 years. Now that I no longer work in photography, I have sold all of my Canon gear and bought an OMD and couple of primes. Superior quality at fraction of the size / weight.