This opinion piece includes an impossible amount of hyperbole. :-)
forpetessake: Sony is soon going to make Canon a third party lens manufacturer.
With the introduction of the a7R II, Sony's ILC market share may skyrocket from it's current 11%, all the way up to 12%.
"I couldn't help but feel like a kid in a candy shop"
There was no candy for people waiting for an updated (more affordable)Sony APS-C camera. (a6100? a7000?)
Every company claims to listen to their customers. That's a standard business-speak cliché.
That said, Sony is doing some good things.
"In terms of noise reduction we’re learning a lot from our competitors about the best way to do it. We need to learn more. And color reproduction, too."
It's nice that Sony has acknowledged these problem areas, and is working on them.
"KM: Well, I don’t want to be arrogant."
That's the job of the marketing department. :-)
Mirrorless enthusiasts like to point out that mirrorless cameras are smaller than DSLRs. So what? Not everyone is obsessed with camera size.
The Canon SL1/100D demonstrates that DSLRs don't have to be particularly big. It's body is 10% narrower, 3% shorter, 10% thicker, than an Olympus OM-D E-M1.
The Canon T6i/750D and Nikon D5500 aren't exactly huge, either. They are, however, big enough to have decent ergonomics.
justmeMN: In the long run, I suspect that large-sensor, fixed-lens, compact cameras will become increasingly popular. Many/most people who buy ILCs never go beyond the kit lens, so they don't benefit from the ability to change lenses.
@brendon1000: Clarification - By fixed-lens I meant non-interchangeable zoom lens.
In the long run, I suspect that large-sensor, fixed-lens, compact cameras will become increasingly popular. Many/most people who buy ILCs never go beyond the kit lens, so they don't benefit from the ability to change lenses.
Two possible reasons that Canon may have wanted the EVF to be optional, rather than built-in.
Cost/Price: It's already expensive. With the addition of a built-in EVF, the price would be even higher, decreasing sales.
Buyer Experience: People upgrading from a smartphone or low-end compact camera have never used a viewfinder, and probably wouldn't miss it.
They may not be convincing reasons, but they are reasons nonetheless. :-)
Be it Canon or Sony, regardless of other features, the concept of cameras with a 1" sensor costing $1,000, or more, makes me cringe.
(sarcasm) That said, I give other people permission to buy those cameras. :-)
mpgxsvcd: You can always think of this camera as a $1250 camera with a removable EVF. Then it is simply overpriced but it actually has a feature advantage in that you can remove the EVF when you don’t need/want it.
A removable EVF is a good thing and not a bad thing especially in a camera this small. It allows you to have a flash and an EVF simultaneously. There simply isn’t a place on this camera to put a built-in EVF without removing the Flash or the hot shoe.
If you think about it that way you will see that Canon designed it exactly right. They just didn’t hit the price point they really needed to hit.
I think the Canon removable EVF can swivel up, which sounds like a nice feature.
Jennyhappy2: People said the same thing to the G7X they are going to say to the G3X:
NO EVF = NO PURCHASE
@Jennyhappy2: The Canon G3 X has an optional EVF.
Headline: "Olympus to Send Leftovers to UK" :-)
In the USA market, an upgrade would be to label it a Pentax rather than a Ricoh. :-)
Not to worry - the next company that owns Pentax will release the lens. :-)
What Sony should update, is this camera's worst-in-the-industry kit lens.
"the T6s is the most significant addition to the Rebel line in many years and, despite some areas of weakness, has a lot to offer." -DPR
A good summation.
Wolfgang Fieger: In Europe this device is now listed with its list price of 1.150 EUR. No joke. This price is about twice the price you actually pay for the predecessor. And the predecessor was already the most expensive digicam out there. A similar capable Canon G7X you get under 500 EUR. Who the hell shall buy a small digicam at this price tag? Not even Leica digicams are that expensive and they are known for their exaggerated pricing. That is simply ridiculous.
@broody Brand aside, a camera with a five minute video limit doesn't "kill" any camcorder.