binauralbeats: The problem with this type of retro styling on a dslr is that the original was much thinner since the film (the sensor) was right up against the back of the body. That's not possible with a digital cams and all their electronics and so it throws the proportions all out of wack. Oly does it right with the mirrorless EM1.
Look, it doesn't even have a split prism for pete's sake! It's a retro facade designed to sell to dentists and the like. Let me guess, you bought the camera?
Bamboozled, I'm talking about the design of the camera here. Have you ever used a film SLR? If the Sony A7 was retro design, I would also say they got it right too, and that is full frame. I'll take a nice design with good ergonomics over faux-retro nonsense any day.
Look at the Sony A7 with an slr lens adapter... that's how far it pushes it out... way out.
You add a full frame mirrorbox to the RX-1 and it pushes the lens way out.
samfan: Regarding video,while a FW update might add video capability, from what I've seen on chipworks etc. there's a lot of hardware stuff that needs to be added in order for video to make sense.
I'd like it if more DSLR didn't offer video and some other stuff. Cameras has gotten insanely more complex in the past few years and this resulted in many firmware bugs and issues. You can't have everything. The more complex the product gets, the less attention goes to individual parts.
I think a good solution to this would be instead of releasing new cameras every year, release them every 3 years and take the time to get it right. No more half baked crap.
The problem with this type of retro styling on a dslr is that the original was much thinner since the film (the sensor) was right up against the back of the body. That's not possible with a digital cams and all their electronics and so it throws the proportions all out of wack. Oly does it right with the mirrorless EM1.
Incredible engineering. Really shows what's possible with m43.
tinternaut: Did Panasonic do a year without new lenses?
GM1 kit lens gets my vote. This is what I was hoping m43 would be from the start.
See, that heavy dslr that you don't take with you is good for remembering your memories!
Timmbits: hmmm, lets see... about the same size as a GM1 (slightly larger, but with larger sensor also), but less lenses available for it. Canon is still on the fence as to whether it's time to allow their whole rage of cameras evolve into mirrorless... until then, EOSM will be nothing but a GM1 equivalent. That's a moot topic though, as the real cameras are the OMD, GX7, NX20, A7, Fuji... for mirrorless.
GM1 is jacket pocketable *with* a zoom lens. Is the EOS M?
The only thing that could make this camera any better is a bigger canon logo. I'm surprised canon went straight from the EOS-M to the EOS-M2 in one generation. So much innovation for one product generation.
If this comes in at or under the $800US price of the original, people will be waiting in lines to get it! Ken Rockwell said the EOS M is the first serious mirrorless and as usual, he was right on the money. This can only be better.
I'll take a creative shot made with instagram over a boring one shot with a megabuck-highspec camera anyday.
You guys that don't care about the orbs issue must have money to burn. Personally, I can't afford a working camera plus a $600 "fun" camera.
Riccop000: I noticed the same problem with my Canon G9 Poweshot: it is not so evident because the antialiasing filter mixes and blends it all. So the problem here is general only the antialiasing filter works much less ....
Sorry, but you have no clue what you're talking about. No amount of anti-aliasing in the world would remove the ORBS.
Who would buy the $2k US X-pro camera after this (or anything from Fuji)?
This is the weakest lens lineup ever.
REALLY excited about using two EVFs at once. I knew there was a good reason to have that giant hump!
I had some pretty high hopes for a Ricoh/Pentax mirrorless. Oh well.
WOW incredible pictures from this camera. This is the new standard in soccer mom gear!