Almost futuristic... In 1970? I would demand harakiri from the entire chain of command who approved this. Full frame? Nah, just put some leds on it, that'll keep 'em quiet. This is when you appreciate Canon's placid, boring pace.
LukeLT63: From the outside it seems the camera of David Hasselhoff in the TV series Knight Rider (Supercar)..... :-O ..... goes very car!
Hehe, beat me to it, first thing I thought too! Do the leds blink faster to show it's going at uncannily fake speeds?
This would make a chromebook even more interesting...
It's looking very nice.
Very useful, I'm digging the mefoto; tripods are the one component where I can't make up my mind about the balance between necessary features, quality and price - with the resulting sticker shock.
Couldn't they make a hobo version? All run down and rusted with a "1 mega pixel" sticker hanging out so potential muggers take pity on me and let me use their iPhone.
Really interesting, looking forward to hands on tests.
These are great, I love the sense of humor behind them.
Cool; are the missing covers for sale?
Good review; it's an interesting camera, I don't see the interesting and affordable lenses... But I'm willing to be illuminated!
Nice review, interesting lens; if Canon update theirs I'm afraid it would be hitting this price point.
Oh, and DPReview? America was a continent looong before some creatively challenged quakers got expelled from the UK, I don't see the availability for Canada, Argentina and the rest?
I'm one of those "any camera color as long as it's black" people but I have to admit this one does look gorgeous... But where's the white 40mm 2.8??
Richt2000: $1199 or £1199 - canon is ripping the brits off again.
For an f4 zoom, thats expensive...
Lets hope its better than the 17-40 L, which is only 'ok' in my book.
Making it left handed can't be cheap!
Hope that 16-35 is everything a lot of people have been waiting for; the 10-18 is interesting beyond the STM, it looks like the normal move to offer something cheaper than the 10-22... and the 11-22 M. That's one interesting comparison among the three.
Pity, I don't have 8G of RAM either...
Lesson for Leica: Manage the expectations behind your brand's promise and its fulfillment.
Nice article. I'm sure this camera will find it's market, and good luck to them; beyond Leica's lenses I don't find their wares appealing.