The price is very reasonable as I believe paying a premium for a Hasselblad over a Pentax is well worth it... but the lack of wifi is a deal breaker for me as I need ready access to facebook and instagram to upload pictures of my kids and pets running around.
Being a G1X owner I was looking forward to a faster lens, better AF performance and macro performance. Looks like Canon have delivered here.
But why take the swivel screen and all dials away! Why?? Also no phase detection it seems.
However cramming a F2-3.9 lens relative to such a large sensor into the size that they have does deserve a pat on the back. Well done Canon. Look out Sony RX100.
But why take the swivel screen and all dials away! Why??
Cramming a F2-3.9 lens relative to such a large sensor into the size that they have does deserve a pat on the back. Well done Canon. Look out Sony RX100.
Right. So the Canon 550d of half a decade ago has been re-released by another name with a few bits and pieces actually taken out of it.
I'm not sure whether to cry or to laugh.
Naveed Akhtar: Who are the fantastic four who chose the option "I had it" ..
Canon, Nikon, Hasselblad and Kodak
I could actually buy all seven pieces of photographic gear that were voted 'Best Gear of 2013' on this website and still have plenty of cash left over.
I understand that this camera has a target audience. However let me sum up what that target audience is. They are the misinformed elite who have too much money and frankly know nothing about photography. Such camera models are made simply for such people to purchase and impress those of like mindedness.
Kudos to Hasselblad and the like for knowing this fact very well. They pick up a Sony A99 and color it in grey and add a few piggy tails and sell it for almost four times more!
Fortunately this audience is still a niche category and it doesn't speak for the majority who genuinely call themselves photographers.
mpgxsvcd: I wish the super zoom category had never been invented.
Perhaps if you cared to check out some photos as well as the literally 1000's of user reviews of the Canon SX50HS, Panasonic FZ200 and the likes thereof you may actually reconsider your comment.
In an age where entry level cameras are a dying breed due to improved camera capabilities in smartphones, the superzoom category is still able to hold its own both in sales as well continuing to appeal to its target market.
Of the many different camera categories that exist, when it comes to bang for your buck the superzoom category sits very close to the top.
Im going to preorder this thing next year...wen its 1/3 of the price.
No video is like an AMG without the supercharger.
This is no doubt a solid camera. To put it into perspective it costs less than the Sony RX10 which is something I consider seriously overpriced despite being a good concept. Yet it is Canon and Nikon that are seemingly getting criticised left right and centre for everything they do.
I will agree however that it would have been nice if the 70D being an APSC had noticeably better image quality and high ISO performance than the best of what the M43s have to offer. But the gap has narrowed considerably making this camera still a good choice but a less decisive purchase than what it could have been.
If I was to apply logic to this camera purely based on price and the types of people who'd even consider buying one then I draw the following conclusions:
1) These people would buy a Suzuki over a Honda for the same price.2) These people would buy a Casio over a Seiko for the same price.3) These people will consider the Leica to be much better than the Nikon D7000 or RX100 II4) Even if the Sony A7R was reduced to the same price as this Leica, the people who this camera is intended for will preference the Leica simply because it is a Leica.5) When I look into the toilet bowl my floating turd is actually much more valuable than what I think it is if only I knew how to market it properly.
What just happened?? Its simple. Wiithin a span of a week several major shock waves were sent throughout the sacred land of Canikon.
An acquaintance of mine was spotted with his Hasselblad and some unassuming dude asked him 'Hey there interesting looking camera..never heard of the brand..sounds European..is it from Aldi'.
Ok guys lets not get carried away here. Yes its true Sony and co have been putting out some great stuff lately. Kudos to them.
But in relation to pricing just keep in mind that the D5200/D5300 coupled with a Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 comes to around the same price as the new Sony RX10. Yes the Nikon wont have the same zoom range but as far as image quality is concerned there would simply be no comparison when it comes to dynamic range, high iso and overall detail output.
It is not a groundbreaking upgrade but considering the D5200 hasn't been around that long I'd say its a modest but decent upgrade. One that'll probably cannibalise some sales of the better handling and more customisable D7100.
It may be argued that $1300 is too high a price to pay for this camera. But at least Sony are innovating and actually coming out with new products that people actually want. Cough..cough...Nikon and Canon.
You could do a lot worse and pay $1300 for the Leica D Lux 6 Special G RAW Edition for $1300....in other words a Panasonic LX7.
What Sony is doing to Nikon and Canon is pretty much what Lexus did to BMW and Mercedes in the late 80's and 90's. Great to see.
Now if South Korea can offer a Korea-specific Octo-core Samsung S4 which is clocked faster than any of the other international versions, then why cant Japan release a special edition G16 and S120 with a 1 inch sensor. Now wouldn't that be a great revival for Canon's premium compact camera line. With Canon's top notch IS, fast AF, and solid handling I'll be lining up in the streets of Tokyo for sure if it was the case.
Well Im going to sue Nikon in a class action lawsuit due to them releasing the new D610 under the pretext of it being an updated model over the D600. I will provide the following equation to the presiding judge.
D600 - Oil - Dust + 0.5fps + market exploitation = D610
This buying guide is good and informative. However its complete.
I'm not expecting a full round up but briefly listing out some of the top models under each respective category based on your existing reviews would have been a nice touch.
Zeiss Otus = 'Uncompromising optical and build quality' at an 'uncompromising price' with 'compromised styling'.
Latest Sigma offerings = 'Uncompromising optical and build quality' at a 'compromised price' with 'uncompromised styling'.