Donnie G: Someone commented here that the Canon XC10 is a prosumer PowerShot camera, and I agree. The camera is everything that a PowerShot built for pros on a budget should be. I won't try to comment on its image quality or even on whether it will be accepted by the target user base until I can get my hands on one and check it out for myself. What impresses me the most at this time are the design and ergonomics. I think Canon has made a very user friendly camera that, like all PowerShots, can be picked up and used by anyone regardless of their skill level. If all of this proves to be true in practice, then I will definitely buy one for myself by next spring. It would be the first small sensor camera that I would consider to be a compliment to my DSLR system and the way I work. As first impressions go, I really like what I see in the XC10. :))
I think it's time for Donnie and T3 to get a room ;)
The only thing I want to hear from Westfall is when is Canon going to accept their role and responsibility as an industry leader and begin to introduce relevant if not, groundbreaking technologies and products and stop making the protection of their DSLR sales job one. Their conservative approach has become more and more magnified as companies like Sony, Olympus and Pentax show us some of what is possible with technology like sensor shift and full frame with IBIS. A 1" sensor, fixed lens vid-cam has just about as much wow factor ken rockwell's blog…sorry ken. C'mon Canon, take some chances, accept some risk and show us SOMETHING exciting for a change. There's simply not enough lipstick for this pig…
You'd have to be one serious Canonite to select this fixed lens frankencamera over the GH4.
photog4u: Way too much techno-babble going on in these reviews. Cameras these days are just so damn good, that reviewers are straining to come up with viable criticisms and when they do, it almost sounds ridiculous to most of us. I'm not saying they need to go all "Real World" just "get real". DPR set precedence here by giving a 12MP stills camera 86 Gold because it excels at video. Well, the A7MKII excels at "excellence in diversity". Please tell me about another full frame camera that allows you to utilize so many different legacy lenses with in-body, five axis, image stabilization. Can you shoot Leica with it? …check. Zeiss? …check. Nikon? …check. Canon? …check. This list of superlative glass you can use on the A7MKII goes on and on…. Which only serves to perpetuate the art. IT IS AFTER ALL AN ART…RIGHT? Or are they building these cameras for tech bragging rights? The A7MKII deserves GOLD IMO.
One final thought: The folks here at DPR really need to begin to re-think their mantra which is to compare EVERYTHING to a DSLR which in my opinion is fast becoming a dinosaur for all but pros. The rest of us want the features that, at the present time, can only be found in mirrorless. I get that you do it because you think companies like Sony only seek to unseat the DSLR but it's just gotten to be an old and stale method of writing reviews. Try thinking out of the box, get creative and lose your "go to" comparison. By continuing to make the DSLR comparisons, you are drastically underutilizing your journalistic influence…unless of course, your goal is to prolong the inevitable shift in technological dominance from DSLR to mirrorless?
Way too much techno-babble going on in these reviews. Cameras these days are just so damn good, that reviewers are straining to come up with viable criticisms and when they do, it almost sounds ridiculous to most of us. I'm not saying they need to go all "Real World" just "get real". DPR set precedence here by giving a 12MP stills camera 86 Gold because it excels at video. Well, the A7MKII excels at "excellence in diversity". Please tell me about another full frame camera that allows you to utilize so many different legacy lenses with in-body, five axis, image stabilization. Can you shoot Leica with it? …check. Zeiss? …check. Nikon? …check. Canon? …check. This list of superlative glass you can use on the A7MKII goes on and on…. Which only serves to perpetuate the art. IT IS AFTER ALL AN ART…RIGHT? Or are they building these cameras for tech bragging rights? The A7MKII deserves GOLD IMO.
SRHEdD: Damn near a year in coming, but a POS low-end Canikon gets here in a month. Thanks.
Adda boy Rishi, way to not take any crap from the mouthy little dreg...
I believe this score of 86 Gold is THE highest ever achieved by any previous Sony camera here at DPR. Well done Richard, Dale, Rishi and Samual.
Boss of Sony: Does this camera have anything over Sony a6000 apart from IBIS?
@ Boss of Sony: The OM-D's are sexy, you very much want to pick them up and create, whereas the Sony's are in the middle of an identity crisis looks wise IMO. Don't get wrong, I love my A7II but for me, no other mirrorless camera comes close to the Olympus in the aesthetics department. Both are excellent cameras. If I were in your situation, the lens selection would tip the scales in favor of the E-M5MKII.
Great Viddy...well done! More More... Please :)
Jonathan F/2: Olympus is one of the most innovated photography companies in the business. Olympus cameras aren't top of the class in any one area, but they're just very good and fun all-around! Their engineers are some of the best out-of-box thinkers!
@Jonathan F/2: Please tell me what other camera company has better in-body image stabilization? Olympus is at the top of the class in that category and by quite a large margin. But I do completely agree with the rest of your post ;)
T3: Nice to see that some companies are still innovating.
This is the MOST relevant comment in the whole thread. Well said T3, well said...
That thing looks combat ready...BOO-YAH!
Canon is so arrogant that they don't even bother to try and breath new life into their bread and butter DSLR's, instead, give us the same old tired-ass paper weight, just with a few more megapixels. I don't expect their attitude to change for mirrorless. Laying dormant and playing it ultra conservative, as they have, will eventually take a heavy toll on their camera division. If Sony's new 50MP Alpha series entry has 5 Axis IS and the new Zeiss 35 1,4 is on par with the Zeiss 55FE, that toll will be accelerated significantly.
DPR: E-M5II Specs page indicates that the viewfinder resolution is 100. Please correct.
RPJG: Does anyone know why Nikon and Canon have self-cancelling LPFs, rather than just not having an LPF at all?
I think it's fair to say that many here were expecting quite a bit more from Canon this time around as it has been years since they introduced anything really exciting (5DMIII-2012). And it's not just Canon fans but broad spectrum disappointment. If Canon had knocked our socks off with something bold, new and revolutionary, the rest of the industry would have sat up and taken notice. As it stands right now, I'm hearing a collective sigh of relief.
photog4u: Canon really put the mirrorless segment on notice with this roll-out...wow.
Canon really put the mirrorless segment on notice with this roll-out...wow.
D1N0: High res mode is a lot sharper but not as sharp as a single exposure 36mp
Quite right Naveed, see the woman in the head scarf with hands clinched in prayer. Much sharper than the 810 at 1600 (low light) on a Thunderbolt or equivalent monitor.
@D1N0:That may be true in some instances, but not all. The E-M5II OOC is much sharper than the D810 in low light at 1600. http://www.dpreview.com/previews/olympus-om-d-e-m5-ii/7 It also depends on the lenses used and who's doing the post processing from RAW, when available in ACR. The fact that this camera is even in the same conversation as the D810 is a shocking development in and of itself.