Petrogel: Will this kind of consumer DSLRs be dead in 5 years?These DSLRs are already dead, but they don't know it yet
In 5 years, will Olympus and Panasonic still be making cameras? Probably not, because their camera divisions are money-losers.
The Canon SL1/100D is 10% narrower, 3% shorter, and weights 18% less than the Olympus E-M1.
Ruggidisation is a key feature. That way, when you get beat up for taking "unauthorized" beach photos, the camera won't break. :-)
I can't complain about this camera, because it's not available in my country.
Chris Yates: The evolution of Dual pixel (courtesy of 70D) on this camera was a given we all thought. Boy, were we all fools!
I didn't think that. :-) I think they are saving the 70D sensor for the (more expensive) mythical M-Pro.
Just buy the Canon SL1 /100D. Like the EOS M2, it won't fit in your pocket. Unlike the EOS M2, it offers better AF speed, more available lenses, and a viewfinder.
Mirrorless cameras (all brands) sell poorly in the US and Europe, so it's not really surprising that the release is Japan-only.
Why did you put mirrorless cameras alongside real cameras? They belong in separate categories. :-) JK
If you use the big, bulky, depicted adaptor, that defeats the purpose of buying a compact camera.
$1,699.99 (lens included) for a camera that is "less than the sum of its parts."
"White is the most commonly used color in Korea. Koreans were sometimes referred to as "the white clad people"... The color white symbolizes purity, innocence, peace and patriotism", according to an eHow article.
It's probably just an existing camera model, such as the 100D, in the color white, with no additional changes or upgrades.
"Strong 'rainbow' tearing effect in EVF", "EVF is hard to see outdoors".
A $1,100 mirrorless camera that's not as good as a bottom-of-the-line DSLR.
IMHO, upscale-retro is a pretty small niche. It's a nice camera, but I doubt that it's going to generate much profit for Nikon.
Sony's full-frame camera is (yawn) just *so* Last Month. :-)
For retro shooting, a Smith & Wesson revolver costs much less than this camera. :-)
Photographers will no longer have to deal with the nightmare of having one button marked [video] on their camera. :-)
I hope the camera lives up to its suspenseful introduction.
I'm outraged! How DARE DPR say anything nice about a Canon camera! :-)
jkokich: I understand about size and all, but $699? You could get a DSLR for that!
In spite of its capabilities, that price for a 1/1.7” sensor camera is a tough sell.
Another non-DSLR with DSLR Envy Styling. :-)