fz750: I wish that, in addition to a "Like" button, you had a "dislike" (or whatever) button..
How do you vote a stupid idiot/comment down?!
Then also you could EFFECTIVELY search by most liked comments..
Get out of bed on the wrong side today..?!
But anyway, yes, if the posts are disliked then at least that poster will get to know about it and it might mike them thnk twice before posting some inane comment and hopefully improve on the signal/noise ratio..
I wish that, in addition to a "Like" button, you had a "dislike" (or whatever) button..
DanielFjall: All the SanDisk SD cards are waterproof.
for 72 hours..
Ronald A Yorko: Agree with most of what you said. However, plugging the Fujifilm X100S as an alternative to a DSLR with a short lens doesn't really cut it with the points you are trying to make.
I don't think the point is that it is a replacement for a DSLR, just that you don't always need a DSLR..
Anyway, refreshing article - thank you. I also use my EPL-2 (bought half price in a sale) as my "lightweight" camera, rather than my APS-c Canon, it gets used more and more these days and to be honest the IQ is equally good for most (not all) situations.
Looking forward to the Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 review :-)
Peter Gregg: How do you know if a lens like this will work on Canon's new 70D. Canon has list of "approved" lenses for a reason. With 3rd party lenses work on the new Canon 70D?
Seems to me that Canon's "interface" from camera to lens is not new (e.g. the STM lenses have been out for a while) and that the 3rd party manufacturers will have little difficulty figuring out any (unlikely) small changes..
h2k: I think you should post less of these links to nice pictures. They distract from your core business and DPR is not needed to find pictures like these (nice landscapes).
I also think you should post less of these sentences: "a gallery of 12 stunning images..., including a shot taken by dpreview contributor ..."
I disagree. The point is that it is explained (a link..) how the photos were taken, the problems faced and the techniques used.
I am defintely interested in that because I'd like to take pictures like that (someday..)
At least it's far more interesting than cellphone cameras & endless discussion from fanboys about "their" toys etc etc etc...
Some people are just never happy.... :-(
Amazing set of pics and, yes, I want to go there even more than I did before!
cmvsm: How does the Canon score a Gold Award at 78%, yet the Nikon D5200 scored 79%, but received a Silver Award? Furthermore, all other cameras reviewed within the last year, that scored a 79 or above, all received Gold Awards, except for the Nikon D5200.
I really could care less either way, just trying to understand DVR's scoring/rating system, as its a bit inconsistent.
The system used by DP is confusing a lot of people, and understandably in my opinion: giving a percentage and then silver/gold and then saying they don't apply across almost identical categories is a recipe for failure - people obviously want to compare across classes of camera, specifically in the IQ area!
Similarly, any given rating is only valid for the release date, and clearly won't apply 10 years later.
Anybody have a solution? automatic degradation of results depending on latest result..?
BTW, I would argue that the SL1 and D5200 are in the identical class!
nofumble: Canon will loose money on this one for sure. It is smaller than the standard Rebel but few mm difference is not going to sway any buyer's mind. By end of the year, you will see a 50% price-drop like the EOS-M.
I will not consider this type of camera until Canon add an EVF (mirror got to go). Meanwhile, my money is going to the other brands who offer smaller size, flexibility, and better low light image quality.
Actually, i haven't seen one EVF that I remotely like, awful mostly.., so actually I think having an EVF is a negative selling point in this class
Mikhail Tal: Giving a gold star for this camera is a joke. It's literally the worst current DSLR there is. The lack of articulating screen alone should make it a complete afterthought. The only people who will buy this camera are complete suckers.
i have no interest in either an articulated screen or liveview, I doubt that I am alone in this...
gnewsch: What's the deal with the US shipping only? You'd think that an e-commerce giant like Amazon would have the know-how to help set up an international shop from the start. That would have been vastly more interesting than this test run in a market that is already saturated with a lot of good online shopping camera stores.
Amazon UK denied once that this was the reason (and which would arguably be illegal under EU law as I was going to make a formal complaint) and warranties have to be EU -wide anyway..
They used to send abroad (US and Uk..) but now it seems that everything is getting worse with Amazon and I have to rely on amazon partners that may send to international destinations..
(but partners are useless, if they are still around, when there's a problem...)
mpgxsvcd: Finally, Canon got back into the game.
Actually I never had any focussing issues, ever. So it's not really a big deal for me personally and I wonder what percentage of people did have focussing issues? I also don't think that the introduction of this new technology is done for stills, but for video which I couldn't personally care less about.
Don't see any "photographic" improvements, just stuff for video/liveview..?
Plus it seems extra features such as twin SD slots are even missing from this enthusiast model...
RStyga: I do not follow the review priorities of this site. You spend time reviewing a camera like D20 and skip reviewing other much more important ones. This looks bad... almost "dodgy". Shape up a bit, please.
well "timely" in the sense it's nearly summer (33 degrees C today in Switzerland :-), but not "timely" in that this particular camera was announced in Feb 2012..
Very disappointing european prices, $800 is around 600 euros which makes 720 euros with 20% sales tax, not 1000 euros as announced!!
Ah well, will keep the grey importers busy..
panos_m: I thought it would be much more expensive. I was wrong. It make a lot more sense now against a FF with a 24-70 f/2.8. It gives APS-C a big boost.
ADDED: At this price exposes other lens manufactures on their pricing policy.
and arguably their strategy towards quality lenses..
I can get that it's a pretty good and cheap prime for a 6D/5D, but it's mostly being sold as packages with the 100d/60d/700D which somehow doesn't make sense..?
Anyway, good to have a lens review :-)
fz750: To be honest I was expecting some "critical analysis" from DPR about Canon releasing the same camera again (admittedly with *some" video/liveview improvements) with the emphasis on the critical! (perhaps a comparative table of where other manufacters have put som effort in..)
Seems to me that since the 550d Canon have put little effort into the stills side of this range of camera and have only worked on the video capabilities, which do not interest me to be honest. (I include liveview in that, as I don't use it..)
I suspect a sizeable majority of people here are more interested in the stills side, not video, but perhaps we are not really representative of the greater market..
I hope that Canon's rumoured 70D event in July(?) is going to be more than a makeover..
As I said, I invested in canon lenses. I also don't like electronic viewfinders much which kind of screws up getting a sony or 4/3 :-) I have an Olympus EPL-2 for snapshots which is pretty good but..
Bottom line: I actually like using my Canon 500d - i'd be happy using a 700d if I thought it justified the outlay but I don't. I invested in lenses and prefer to stay in the canon eco-system, but am a bit let down by what Canon options I have available at the moment - all based on 4 year old sensors and lacking in features that competitors have..
Rubbish! Most of the people here are not average "tech consumers" and (due to DPR) are well aware what competitors have been rolling out (sony: new technology, Nikon: advances in sensors and features, for example, never mind Olympus's impressive 4/3 !!)
The 550d-600d-650d-700d are basically the same camera from my (stills, don't forget) point of view. (actually DX0 mark show a slight progressive decrease in all of the areas they measure sensore values fwiw..)
I have invested in a number of canon lenses so jumping ship to a D7100 is not without it's price (and the Nikon lenses don't do it for me for their price..) and whilst I would be happy to go higher up the Canon range, I am disappointed that even the 6d doesn't have many of the features that even the D7100 has..(or 700d in some cases..)
So, I will do nothing, and see what 2013 brings and continue to sit on the fence but basically I am extremely disappointed at Canon's (almost) disrespect towards customers..