peevee1: So no stabilization on either?
Nope ! This is old school classic engineering with all the benefits and issues that brings...
Think the Sony NEX line NEEDS decent glass, less so the Fuji X range which already has some excellent lenses. Still a good move for Zeiss me thinks. Leica to do the same next > ? Only joking Leica fans !!
About time Canon, can only guess why its taken you almost 7 months. How about a fix for the poor AF on the EOS-M next ? Would LOVE to buy one but cannot live with the current AF which is hopeless....
Seems like a good idea - Canon keen to make some cash and pinch some business from Culumet ! Feels like the best thing Canon have done since the 5D3...but what is the fee?
nikoninmybag: Darn, I was hoping they used a larger pentaprism finder forcing Nikon to do it on the eventual D5300.
Nowerdays you can only rely on Canon to bring disapointment !
Abbas Rafey: I think that canon is running issues with the sleepy top management that they cannot have new innovation . Use sony sensors as nikon and step up from your old sensor 18 mp
Canon have the lost the plot - BIG TIME. Please people DON't buy these cameras or anything other Canon cameras until they wake up and start to compete with Nikon fully. How Nikon HQ must be laughing right now !
bigstu: Over 10k of Canon glass in my kit and this is what they offer up as 'exciting & new' to attach it to.YAWN.The competition is offering more, more, more and we are supposed to be happy about less, less, less.
I think its time to throw in the towel with Canon, which I will do as soon as I'm earning decent money again. I'll miss my L glass but what is the point of superb glass when the rest of the camera is a let down? The best thing that can happen is for Canon to lose huge amounts of customers. Then - just may be they'll wake up?
Photato: This...A testament that digital cameras are a mature commodity.
Or...Canon cant create exciting new products.
Yes - they can the 1DX and 5D3 are cracking - but as a long term Canon fan I find the rest (yes all of them) second rate. The message appears to be spend loads or we sell you half baked products - 'We are Canon love all of our (blind) loyal buyers...'
The SL1 is simply an EOS - M with a viewfinder - wonder if the AF will still be as bad???
Jon Legaspi: Very Frustrating and Disappointing day....i was waiting for the arrival of CANON's challenge to Nikon d5200 & d7100..only to see a new model 700d with minimal improvement and didn't see 70d.Perhaps, Canon knows that the NEW 70d is NO MATCH to Nikon d7100, that's why they did not release 70d today, prevented humiliation by photography enthusiast. Now they must be back to the drawing board and figure an upgrade to the New 70d to match Nikons standard.Without sensor upgrade etc, expect 700d and 70d to just sit on the shelves FOREVER, with webs & dust all over.
I have to agree - I use both Canon (which I prefer) and Nikon and am still using my old Canon 40d as I've seen several newer Canon cameras FAIL to give me a real reason to upgrade. Frankly I do think Canon have lost it which brings me much sadness and attacks from other posters who still haven't woken up to how average Canon cameras are becoming. Nikon however are on a roll (thanks to Sony sensors) the new Nikon D7100 looks VERY interesting....at this rate my next new camera will be an iPhoto... wonder if I can fix my L glass on to it somehow...!
Looks like fun - one for collectors only me thinks. Then again at least it isn't as ugly as the new Hasselblad/ Sony hybrid (and not as expensive) - so why not if you fancy one and have a few bob spare ?
Wonderful - but has nothing to do with a typical or even upper market wedding... sorry. As an ex pro I've shot 100's of weddings and now more than ever clients aren't waiting around or allowing you to set up anything remotely beyond 'snaps', which despite my skills and being really good at delivering such images is one of the reasons I'm keen to have left the industry behind. I've seen some cracking wedding albums recently but frankly most are a CON. Good looking models that know how to stand/pose, use of multi light set ups, extensive use of fast lenses and then masses of photoshop thrown in for good measure. I often wonder what would happen if these so called pro's ever book a REAL wedding what their images would look like. Willing to bet they would be NOTHING like their sample albums.....
I HAVE to comment on the comments posted earlier today:
'Ahh, the good old days.
Things were better back then.
Funny how old duffers from every generation believe this'.
YES - they were - like employing 6 full time shooters, like being able to have a full time studio, like having the cash to tour the USA every year and presenting at Caesars Palace in front of 1000 people
Yep - the Good Old Days WERE better.....the wedding photo business here in the UK is in free-fall and I would NOT recommend anyone to try to make a living from it nowadays.
Last point - played with a Canon 1D X owned by a pro photographer who i know well - superb- but it could take it him many, many weddings to cover its cost, I'm guessing just in time to 'have' to move on to the 1D X 2 version.... a foolish waste of money and efforts - sorry !
Greg Gebhardt: I feel sorry for anyone trying to make a living in photography! I have two friends who used to but both starved to death!
Yep - as an ex Pro Wedding Photographer I wish them well (and anyone else trying to make cash from pics) its never been easy to make money but very easy to cost you money. It's so much more than just having the latest FF 22+ MP camera....only foolish newcomers with more money and time than sense should attempt to make a decent living from weddings nowadays. Note how many really good pro photographers now make their money telling others how to do it.....
Stunning work Canon ! At last (and about time) I as a Canon owner can get really excited. Now PLEASE bring out a cheapish decent full frame DSLR designed for photographers rather than Facebookers !
Well, now we know what Canon's Sensor Engineers have been working on rather than improving on the (now very old) 18 MP sensor in most of their cameras. Still no reason however what Canon's Autofocus Engineers have been up to and why their happy to release at least one new product (EOS-M) with duff focusing and why their also happy to have a brand new full frame DSLR (6D) with focusing only as good a 20D from 8 years ago....
This is a most interesting move by Nikon (well done Nikon - wish Canon were this brave) I look forward to next years version with interchangeable lenses !
peevee1: The decision to make lenses in white is dumb - everybody looking from far enough will think people shoot with Canon L glass - free ad for Canon, no ad for Sony. At least silver was distinctive.And I have seen what white paint on Canons looks like after many hours in the sun and handling without squeaky-clean gloves - dirty yellowish shouting "I am old and tired, please replace me" - an expensive message to make.
Yep - well done Sony - everyone knows that telephone glass in WHITE means only one brand - CANON! Having VERY BIG blue Zeiss stickers might help a little. Perhaps Sony HQ has kept that upgrade for the Mark Two versions ?
I'm sure that these will both be excellent products if only Sony could sell a few upmarket DSLR's for them to fit on to ! All joking apart - would love to see how the 50 1.4 Sony/Zeiss stacks up against the older manual focus 50 1.4 Zeiss (with its well known CA issues) - bring the test on DPREview!
Well, if this were the new Canon 7D MK2 overall I'd be pleased. Over the past 5 years Nikon has pushed its DX range forward whilst Canon has had a range of cameras that confuse potential users and owners - Canon have introduced new features yes - video - yes improvements in overall quality - doubtful at best. As a Canon fan I hope the Nikon 7100 will KICK Canon into doing something decent as a reply. But I'm guessing not...another small nail in Canon's coffin.
Built in flash is OK - sometimes it can be a life saver but I agree remote flash is normally better. Here again the Nikon D600 has a better spec than the 6D. Faster sync speed (so what) but full access to the Nikon flash system which is pretty good without having to buy an add on module or a top of the range flash gun.