57even: Since the market is already well represented with existing products from other makers, it is not surprising that the reaction to this camera is a bit lukewarm as it misses out a lot of things (viewfinder, flash, accessory port) that the others have.
I guess all of these could be addressed in future models. However whereas Nikon were pretty clear about the technical direction on launch, Canon are not.
Almost certainly means future versions will compete with the Rebel line or even replace it, hence they don't want to play their hand too early for fear of damaging sales.
However it does rather imply that Nikon will have to think seriously about a larger sensor MILC camera, even it's based on the F mount.
I think that Canon is studiing the market with this camera. They don't want their custumer to go away on m4/3 or any other mirrorless systems.I don't see anyone using this very small camera with big L glasses, it makes no senses. But I see a lot of Canon addik buying this type of camera With pancake lens and leave their FF dslr at home. It will sell well.
Mike_PEAT: We don't want non-replaceable batteries in our cameras (or computers for that matter). It's bad enough now that Apple is doing that with their laptops...the battery dies mid-trip and what do I do?
In the old days I'd just swap batteries with my spare fully charged one...now I have to drag around a useless boat anchor until I can plug it in for several hours.
Imagine a camera dying mid-shoot...now I just swap batteries and continue shooting. Same goes for non-replaceable memory cards. NO THANK YOU!
an ipad\iphone charger is not that big...
Cultured Woman: Dude, it's red... even if its a really great camera... it looks like a toy...
Everyone likes to play, n'est pas?
Haha still better than magenta!
Doug: Imagine. No photo.Video only.Imagine.
A lot better than any 4/3 sensor, yet.
Yes, it's diorama filter.
Great tips again. Makes me want to ride!
Carsten Saager: Why does Canon make their best cameras so ugly?
Looks like a competent camera, but wait: How will you hold it with a 580 on top of it? Subject isolation with these apertures? - barely.
It might grab a bit of the m4/3 market, cannibalize a lot of the Rebel sales and will be found in the pocket of professionals when they are off-duty.
The price is good, but I'd rather go with a G12 or a m4/3 if I felt the need for such a type of camera
If you think this one is ugly, check out their new IXUS 500...
The sensor is exactly 1mm higher and 1.4mm wider than a 4/3.It's more of a 4/3 than a APS-C.
I'm waiting for Oly now: Come on, Show us what you got!!
pkincy: It will be interesting how the slow lens/bigger sensor works vis-a-vis the LX5 with smaller sensor and faster glass.
The bigger sensor will allow less noise at high iso but you will need higher iso given the slower lens.
I suspect that the GX1/Gx glass will be a bit better combo than the LX5. And hopefully we will see an x version of the smaller faster primes pretty quickly.
I plan to find out.
Zkz5 is right. It does not affect light quantity. But, it does affect DOF and his brother: Bokeh!