Horshack: It's the 90's financial boom all over again, where companies make more money on their investments than they do in their actual business units. Money for nothing and chicks for free :)
It sounds like the profits of Japanese companies are being propped up by a weak yen. I wonder how many more years that can last.
Durability is an important factor in deciding what selfie-stick to buy. In an art gallery, if you bounce your selfie-stick off of a painting or sculpture, you don't want the stick to break.
Damien Demolder: Do readers in the USA feel deprived that the EOS M3 isn't coming to America? Maybe you don't care either way, or aren't interested in CSC? Is this the camera you've been waiting for?
The Canon T6i is the M3 Plus. :-) It's bigger than the M3, but has more features and faster AF.
Mirrorless sales (all brands) are poor in the USA, so it's hard to blame Canon for not making the M3 available here.
"What is the biggest challenge that faces Olympus as a camera manufacturer?"
Making a profit, particularly when the market as a whole is contracting. Olympus camera division has been losing money for years.
ChowMonkey: This looks rather silly.
It looks less silly than a bulky belt bag for a camera/lens of the same size.
Bangers and Mash: Dumbest thing I've seen in awhile. The idea is to take the weight off from around one's neck. Is that necessary with a small system camera like what's shown. Besides that, it looks stupid. I guess you could practice your quick draw. Who knows, someone might come out with a competition. The fastest draw and exposure contest. Good grief!
To me, it looks less stupid than a bulky belt bag. (Some of those are pretty big.)
I don't have one, but Spider Holster makes something similar, with versions designed for both small cameras and DSLRs.
It's an interesting concept, for people who don't want the extra bulk of carrying around a camera bag.
Cool, for lack of a better word.
zubs: Canon really need to innovate in the mirrorless market, they were caught sleeping and are now playing catchup. More pixels are not always the answer.
Even in mirrorless-centric Japan, Canon sells more interchangeable lens cameras than any other company, so they don't have much incentive to rush mirrorless development.
With a name like "Urban Approach", they must be designed for hipsters. :-)
A mirrorless camera in a camera bag isn't significantly more convenient than a small DSLR in a camera bag.
BobT3218: Who buys point and shoot cameras when phones are just as good? They should have put their design resources into real cameras.
What cell phone has a 24X zoom?
allkar: "There's nothing in particular that we learned from Nikon or Sony ..."This is really sad.What a pity!
Sony learned that the Canon S-series was a convenient size/shape for a new (RX 100) camera model. Canon learned that the RX 100 was a good idea, and came out with the G7 X. Camera companies may deny it, but it's clear that they monitor the competition.
The interview provided confirmation that Canon USA made the decision not to sell the M3 here.
AF is for wimps. :-) My Pentax film camera didn't have no newfangled AF, and it worked just fine. :-)
vscd: I don't understand why Nikon doesn't use the number 5400 for it. The 5xxx is not unlimited with numbers and I think the series will go on for some more years ;)
From Wikipedia: "There are several unlucky numbers in Japanese. Traditionally, 4 and 9 are unlucky. Four is sometimes pronounced shi, which is also the word for death."
I found that on the internet, so it must be true. :-)
How *dare* Nikon make an incremental upgrade of an already good camera. :-) Every upgrade should be groundbreaking and revolutionary. :-)
dcolak: NIKON! Put an EVF in this camera and you'll have a winner!
Yes, Nikon needs to slow down AF speed by turning this into a mirrorless camera. :-) The camera would also benefit from EVF lag. :-)
People used to "smartphone quality" IQ should be satisfied with the output of this camera, and it certainly does something that a smartphone can't.
In addition, the range would allow the user to take candid photos without getting beat up. :-)