Canon's current press release states:
"Nighttime surveillance and security, cinematic production, reality television, and nature/wildlife documentaries are just some of the ME20F-SH's many possible usage applications."
I suspect that nighttime surveillance and security will be the camera's most frequent usage, but wildlife documentaries sounds like a cool usage.
Also, a law enforcement surveillances camera?
"US $649 (Canon EF mount)" Yikes! :-)
Aroart: Can't believe the BALZZZ to not have this do 4k..
Canon doesn't sell 4K televisions, so they have less self-interest in including it in their cameras. In addition, the Sony RX100 IV can only record 4K for five minutes.
vermaden: 600mm and no EVF ...
On the bright side, you can buy an optional EVF, but it's not exactly cheap.
Mirrorless enthusiasts claim that the former is less expensive to manufacture than DSLRs, but that claim doesn't seem to be reflected in the price of most mirrorless cameras.
Vanitas Photo: I am giving you a template based on the silly whinning seen here, you can apply it to other brands if you want.
"insert whiny comment on how you obnoxiously believe all mirrorless cameras should be ridicously small but choke full of awesome features and of course under a price point that is impossible to get...
Start b!tch!ng about how -insert other brand or other camera models- are smaller and how your spaghetti or hay arms can't handle the weight of this camera (optional talk about Ansel Adams and his donkey being semi-gods for carrying heavy huge format gear)
Add some I am/ I was/ with the following options:Dissapointed, switching brands, crying like a baby, not buying it -insert yours here.
End up with sillyness and incorrect data."
And this is how people write comments in this forum/website.
No [insert missing feature], no sale!
Most importantly, how good is it at making YouTube cat videos? :-)
cdembrey: **"enthusiast-targeted"** What does that mean??? The "casual camera" has been replaced by the SmartPhone.
Today, a camera has to be "enthusiast-targeted" or it won't sell.
IMHO,"enthusiast-targeted" is also a matter of price range. Most casual shooters aren't going to pay $1,200 for a camera body. This hour, on AmazonUSA, the best selling mirrorless camera is the Sony a3000, at $299, lens included.
The Panasonic GX8 body is roughly the same size as the Canon SL1 /100D, a big size for a small sensor. (The former is actually wider.)
Small sensor, big price. :-)
(The listed price is body-only.)
Wubslin: I see the usual Internet Warriors have assembled with their tired canards about so-called 'rootkits' - how dreadfully predictable.
Let's get this straight once and for all - there never was any 'rootkit' or any other malware on any Sony product, ever. The people making these malicious and untrue claims will no doubt have to defend their lies in court.
@Wubslin: Yes, the New York Times link that I previously posted works. You have to copy/paste the link into your web browser.
As previously noted, feel free to Google "Sony rootkit", for additional sources.
Sorry, but your delusional refusal to acknowledge the truth doesn't make the truth go away.
@Wubslin: "It all started on Halloween, when Mark Russinovich, a computer security researcher, discovered that the antipiracy software that a Sony BMG CD had installed on his machine was based on a "rootkit." - New York Times
Feel free to Google "Sony rootkit" for additional sources. You are clearly in denial about this widely known fact.
4K video with low-fi sound doesn't sound like a good match. (No external microphone jack.)
Mike FL: If some one make a video for real N. Korea, he/she may not be able to get out N Korea.
Ok here are the recent news about Kim Jong-un :
"Kim Jong Un EXECUTES new airport architect - because he didn't like the design"
"North Korea has confirmed executing its defence chief after Seoul's spies revealed he was blasted by anti-aircraft guns for falling asleep in a meeting with Kim Jong-un"
"Report: Kim Jong Un has executed 70 officials"
$948, and no touch screen?
Photato: I think I will die before Sony or Canon put a simple Intervalometer function in their cameras.Anyways if the pixels were larger like in a 8MP for this sensor size I would preorder right away.I guess Sony wants to keep a safe distance from the high end, high profit Pro Video gear.The Video Codec data rate is really high but this is still Consumer level 4:2:0 encoding so it doesn't help much. 4K is sorta a workaround but is not as efficient as 4:2:2 1080P Encoding could be.Would be nice also to have Lossy Raw Option like Adobe Lossy DNG. Which is the best thing ever to have the best of both worlds (jpeg vs raw)
Anyways....Sony is doing a good job though, hope they can sell lots of these and awake Canon and Nikon in the process.
@Photato: The 2003 Canon Powershot G5 had a built-in intervalometer. (Max 60 min. interval, Max 100 shots.)
GabrielZ: Here we go again. QC issues with Nikons, together with a reduction in sales and that announcement that they won't be going mirrorless (the 1 series doesn't count) Nikon seems to be becoming the dinosaur of the industry.
More than two-thirds of Nikon's revenue comes from cameras, so they can't afford to screw up that division.
RichRMA: What we are seeing is the result of putting increasingly difficult and technical demands on a cumbersome, mechanical, aging product; the DSLR. It's time to bring out a serious mirrorless, Nikon.
So, mirrorless cameras don't have shutters?
To err is human, to quickly acknowledge and fix a problem is divine. :-)