So the DCwatch interview was true : http://canonanswers.com/818/canon-full-frame-mirrorless-and-new-lenses-in-2014/Can't wait the new body with viewfinder!
saralecaire: Sony just stop all this "innovation" nonsense and learn the basics of at least maintaining a single lens mount which consumers don't have to worry about changing...
"Canon have two mounts as well,..."Three mounts.A new EF-M has been annouced yesterday! ;-)
Hephaestus: Plastic mount. Not mentioned in the release, and not mentioned by dpreview, but it is plastic mount (and metal body). Rather strange decision - the remaining three EOS M lenses have metal mounts.
Very thin metal housing... EF-M lenses have a plastic body.The metal mount of the 3 existing ef-m are screwed into the plastic body (just like the Zuiko "pro" lens for µ4/3).
SeeRoy: When the VF's "popped up" there's an empty space in the camera which it occupied when it was "popped down". So why not integrate it in the first place? Less vulnerable mechanical complexity. Gimmick.
Because of the screen maybe? (free space is needed inside the camera but on the back too...)
Heavily photoshoped fox... Nice work but why?
Hachu21: What's the point to make interchangeable lenses on a small sensor if they are not faster than the RX100 series???
"Its Wi-Fi connectivity and flip-up LCD suggest that it's aimed at a socially-driven user, someone who wants concert photos and pictures of friends and isn't too concerned about changing settings."So i doubt it will be interested in swapping the lense..."The 'selfie'-loving, socially-driven user is not likely to care whether the lens comes off or not "+1
Another strange concept... designed better for asia market?
They are not... RX100@50mm is f/3.5.So, only the announced 17mm f/1.8 is faster.
I like to see companies trying new ways... but unless their optic quality is way better than the sony, i don't see the selling point.
badi: min shutter speed - 1/16.000 ... that is interesting... i wish i see something similar in other mirorless.For example i use my X-E1 with a 50/1.4 lens + speed booster, and i can't use it wide open during a bright day (min ISO=200, min shutter=1/4000).
Screw-in an ND filter ;-)
What's the point to make interchangeable lenses on a small sensor if they are not faster than the RX100 series???
Hachu21: All those flying devices CAN BE open and moving BLENDERS.Following the link below you can see a compilation of skilled modelist injuries.WARNING! Pictures reported here can be shocking.http://puget3d.over-blog.com/article-accidents-corporels-images-videos-choquantes-85307431.html
Just to clearly show that thoses flying devices are not TOYS.They have to be controlled by skilled people in a safe area.Or secured by any technical trick.
@jtmon : are you really that the small 10 000+ rpm propellers can not cause injuries? I saw a quadricopter flying around with an EOS 7D + 24mm... I would'nt be there if this 4 or 5Kg flying machine has to fall.Since I d'ont see a way to secure this enough, i think that drone use in heavily populated area (i.e. cities) should be avoided.
All those flying devices CAN BE open and moving BLENDERS.Following the link below you can see a compilation of skilled modelist injuries.WARNING! Pictures reported here can be shocking.http://puget3d.over-blog.com/article-accidents-corporels-images-videos-choquantes-85307431.html
Frank_BR: It seems that there is a lot of interest, but little information available about how these cuts in half are made. I believe a viable technique could be using what is called "wire saw", where a metal wire impregnated with an abrasive powder (diamond, for example) slowly cuts the workpiece. More information here:
another video where you can see how to cut 100µm thick sillicon slices! (in english at 2:40)http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wtPZMUhR-oI&feature=youtu.beImpressive mechanic technology used in almost all our electronic devices.
Andre Benschop: Hi All, The cutting technology used is a trade secret and Yes, it is VERY time consuming to make a really nice model. Lots and lots of technical challeges to be tackled.
One of the most interesting challenges is make a 90 or 120 degree cut out and keep a lens (partly) functional in terms of moving parts (i.e. without the darn thing coming apart). Been working on it for some time now.
Check techunveiled.com if you're interested.
Thanks for the -limited- info.Want to know more now... :)But I understand the trade secret.Roughly, how many hours to cut a "simple" lens?
A big impressive cutaway herehttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Wn1EFLa2C8
Don't be sad for those. I guess they are all non-functionning samples. Why?Because all parts should have been glued together before cutting. If not, each half part cannot stand up like that. they should fall appart.What do you think?
Bervilat: What a cool flash unit on the X-T1. How Canikon have nothing like this?
canon ex-90 flash unit maybe?
FBoneOne: After shooting canon for over 20 years this is quite underwhelming. They make good cameras but they stopped making exciting ones a while ago. I can remember signing up for canon when the first IS lens came out - changed my life. Or the Eos 3, although the eye control did not work so well, it offered so much of the 1v at a fraction of the price with amazing AF for the time and outstandingly accurate light measure - much better than my Eos 1N. Or the 540ex flash, the first really reliable wireless multi flash system. I just miss a time when canon made me feel that they were advancing photography with huge leaps.
The last time i felt that way was looking at pictures from the Nikon D800e... Or the Leica M Monochrom.
Might be nostalgia hitting, but I wish canon would wow me again.
Nokia, kodak, Rim... well you can list them all but canon seems to me a different story.Fact :In 2013 Canon is the third american company regarding patents claiming. And since few years now.All companies included, not just in photography buisness.
Yes, they drive their buisness very carefully, in a opposite way from Sony, but if you look at the whole picture, Canon seems a lot stronger than Nokia was.
Lawrencew: Here in the UK it is interesting to note that the pre-order prices of the Sony A6000 (£729) and the Olympus OM-D E10 (£599) with kit lenses are both lower than the G1 X II (£749). And that is before you even add the price of the EVF to the G1 X II making it £949.You can argue they are in different segments, but for anyone just about to spend circa £700 on a new compact camera (i.e. none DSLR) the Sony and Olympus offer fantastic VMF for the feature set they offer in comparison.
"and pack in more features and functions, and dials, and..."wich ones? except for the integrated VF and a bigger MP count, what did thy have to offer you won't find in the GIXII?(real question here, no troll.)
Max apertures dug from official Canon samples Exifs:24mm => f/2 (we allready know)31.1/33.7mm => f/3.239.4mm => f/3.6
Maxim_C: 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).
lightrider: Canon has dropped it's pack.
Sony experia, with raw capabilities from android 4.4 is a more capable underwater cam than this. A cell phone.Yes canon, all you have going for you here is the label on the body that used to stand for something. If you ever want to start trying again, I will be happy to buy. Good luck with that.
A bit exagerated but not totally wrong :Sony Xpéria Z1 :•20.7 MP 1/2.3 Exmor RS CMOS sensor•F2.0 lens•1080p/30 fps video•HDR video
but- 1.5m for 30min wateresistant only.- no optical zoom
Mark9473: The camera ticks all the boxes for me, provided it lives up to IQ and handling expectations. But a big let-down is the appalling battery life. Any chance for an after-market solution offering better battery life? Or will we just have to get used to carrying 4 or 5 spare batteries?
4 or 5 spare? That's around 1300 pictures. You plan to go on a week-long trip without any power plug?In case of wilderness trekking, you may be right.... :-/