So 20+ years after Olympus produced the pocketable XA and Mju/stylus why has no one apart from Sony managed to produce a compact 'full frame' fixed focal length camera? Ricoh, Fuji and Nikon have almost done it, but is a full frame sensor still so much more expensive to produce than an APS-C?
erm, wasn't this "news" reported over a week ago elsewhere on the interweb?
Come on dpr, you can do better!
No wifi in this day and age?! Seriously??
Good grief Canon
BeaverTerror: The first as of yet unreleased products to become available will be the 90 and 16mm lenses, not the teleconverter. Did the writer of this article even look at the map?
I agee, the article is poorly written. First thing I wondered when reading it is, why no mention about the 16mm?
It could have been writte in a slightly more helpful way, by not assuming every reader was completely up to date with previous announcements.
Chev Chelios: So on the 5DSr, Canon's top US marketing man says:
"It has a different kind of low pass filter compared to the standard one in the 5DS...which basically cancels out the blurring effect..."
Ah I see, so Canon, you're telling me that on one of your highest-res dSLRs to date, the 5DS, the image is slightly blurred?
Sounds good, where can I buy one??
@clint...I know what an AA is for!
My comment was about Chuck's particular choice of words when trying to sell us the standard 5DS.
This looks quite good to me. A tad pricey but that's canon for you.
The real tell though is that there are no new lenses to go with it. Canon is basically saying "we want to milk the slr market for as long as we can"
So on the 5DSr, Canon's top US marketing man says:
If Canon had actually given us early adopters (D30/D60/10D/20D users) decent crop lenses to start with then I suspect many eventual FF users might have stuck with aps-c for much longer. But all they have us was one ef-s macro prime and a few slow zooms. 17-55/2.8 was a decent attempt but quite expensive.
Well before the 17-55 came out I bought a 17-40L for my crop canons not because I was looking forward to buying FF. It was because I wanted a well built, solid & decent lens with a wide enough field of view. But it was a poor and expensive choice for a crop camera. Too slow at f4 and 40mm wasn't very long.
And don't get me started on the lack of a 50mm equivalent EF-S prime.
justinwonnacott: Move along folks - nothing to see here except the same lens and sensor in last year's camera.
Yep, agreed. Seems like a waste of dpr resources.
Same lens and sensor so what's new to see apart from the new film simulation.
I'd rather they spent time adding older cameras to the new image comparison database!
mais51: What an environmentally unfriendly product - what do you do with the water when you finish - tip it out then what, fill it up again and again - a strong fabric net that could be filled with rocks or earth would be far more better and better still you don't have to worry about water leak.
Marty, I'm no rocket scientist but I presume he was talking about the waste of tap water or bottled water. i.e. the energy-intensive systems that deliver and treat water.
But back to the product in question, the designers solved a problem nobody had.
The good people of Shoreditch will be delighted at this news.
MikeF4Black: Who is really interested in ISO's higher than 6400? I'm not. The A7s appears to be no more than a hype.
People said similar things several years ago about ISOs higher than 1600.
Just because YOU don't have a need for it doesn't mean others also don't.
But back to the useful article, IMO the differences between all the cameras aren't night and day.
h2k: I think the combination of fast-motion and tilt-shift effect makes it.
As so often in documentaries, i liked the imagery and didn't like the music. It feels a tad funny to call a movie "City of Samba" and then use this kind of score.
For me the stronger effects in the Singapore film were tiring after a very short while.
"...didn't like the music. It feels a tad funny to call a movie "City of Samba" and then use this kind of score."
I agree the title and score didn't go together. For me the score works though. I just wouldn't have titled the video "city of samba".
hmmm...cheaper to buy an X-A1 kit for the odd times I need something longer or wider than 35mm. More practical too!
This was news a couple of years ago wasn't it? Just google it.
He was tracked down when they first announced the retirement of XP a while back. This article implies he has only just been found!
Harry Perry @1:25?!
Steve in GA: A lot of folks are having fun making sport of your unboxing story, but I think it is entertaining. Maybe I have simpler tastes than many of your readers.
I agree. It's just a bit of fun and it brought a momentary smile to my face.
chill out people
So many better alternatives out there for less.
They've tried to solve a problem that 99% of camera owners didn't have in the first place.
Is it just me who was expecting to see the obvious "sideways-on" photo of the converter mounted on the camera (to judge its overall depth once fitted), but found there wasn't one?