RichRMA: Nothing to write home about for that price. They took the "Sigma" path, making the lens sharp in the centre but not so much the edges. Also, why does the body have to be as large as it is when the elements are so small (35mm f/2.8 only needs elements about 15mm across)?
"Can you point me to a 35mm lens that is clearly/significantly sharper at the edges on FF?"
Sigma 35/1.4 is sharper at the edges. And 2 stops faster - for the same price. It is not even funny.
1/FL is of course not enough for modern sensors, but just enough with good stabilization. That is why they should have implemented IBIS - no point having a compact camera if you need to lug a tripod for it.
Looks like the report was written after a few sakes. ;-)
Jon Holstein: Oh please dont make me dream...A X100 type full frame camera, with a fast/bright 35mm lens and with a bit higher resolution, wifi, ISO dial and a few more fn-buttons, and a hood that can be reversed (probably could with the longer lens probably needed for such a device), and no need for adapters for filters. Oh, and batterygrip accessory (with compartment compatible with standard batteries), and better batterylife to begin with.All that and I could probably live well with a single lens system (well, with attractively priced adapters, for wide and tele, I would probably pick them up, but I wouldnt bring them all the time).
One can always dream
But I do really like what Fujifilm has done with sensor tech.
I also wish that they could bring some of that knowledge to the mobile industry. Would love to se a mobile with fujifilm sensor and optics (on the global market, since I'm european), since it would probably perform better than most.
Lots of expensive manual work which should be eliminated both for cost and quality.
Nikon's strategy for winning customers is to bore everybody to death.
webrunner5: Wow as big as that is you might as well have a full size DSLR. I know some people will say well if you put the same lens on one it would be huge. Well with a FF camera I can crop to get a lot of the lens length, and I rarely need that much zoom anyways. I think that is the reason God gave us feet to be able to walk closer lol.
I will pass thank you.
"I think that is the reason God gave us feet"
I don't know which god is yours but he forgot to give you brains.
Somebody please steal this lens and release it in m43 mount. Weather-sealed, please.
The biggest news seems to be that Nikon seems to finally fix its JPEG engine which was so badly broken it made their cameras practically unusable for JPEG shooters. Now their high-ISO JPEGs look as good or better as Canon's.
Joe Ogiba: Smart business move by Canon to come out with a four year old entry level DSLR with new T5 name so clueless consumers will eat it up at Costco etc.
But it still sounds awfully like a fraud.
"Look, we have a new DSLR!"
But it is really a very old DSLR with some broken-off parts. Fraud.
Donnie AI: For the consumers this is targeted to I guess this camera is alright. Though obviously this is just production cost-cutting on Canon's side.
Most people don't delve or do research so as much as there are a lot of deals out there on Canon's older offerings, A lot would just take a trip to the camera store buy what's new, and what's popular.
For people who would be upgrading from a point and shoot, They would be more than happy with this product.
Well, there are point-and-shoots nowadays that will eat this thing for breakfast.
Joseph Mama: Wait...DIGIC FOUR? As in, 3 years ago processor? Is this release from the right year?
4-5 years ago processor.
MustangJoe: So I was at my local Chevy dealer yesterday and noticed that they had a Chevy Spark on the floor. I started shouting "this thing doesn't have 460 horsepower like the Corvette!" and "it can't even carry 2,000 pounds of cargo like the Silverado!" "What a useless vehicle!" I yelled to everyone in the place.
A salesman came over to me and asked me if I ever visited dpreview.com.
"Yes", I answered, "why do you ask?"
"Well, it explains a lot." he mumbled as he walked off to a different corner of the room.
Did it also cost like a real car?
z9z9z9z9: The replies in this thread really highlight the fact that "photography" and "collectors of photographic equipment" are two separate hobbies, and the overlap is apparently not that large.
If you gave a 70D to one person, and a T5 to a second, and put them in competition with one another, the person with the *slightest* edge in skill would win.
Not for sports, no. Despite skill being a huge thing for sports. 3fps is just not enough, and AF systems are not comparable.
bluevellet: I wonder if it's possible for those mirrorless cameras to go even wider than 7mm (14mm equivalent) 6-12 maybe?
The old, Zuiko, 4/3 7-14mm F4 was special at its release (2004) because there was nothing else like it on rival, crop-sensored DSLRs.
When mechanical shutters and color filter arrays will finally go where they belong - to the dustbin of history - we will see a lot of 10-12mm-equivalent lenses for mirrorless cameras, and accessibly priced.
razorre: Is AF better/faster than Olympus' E-M10 ?is C-AF better/faster ?Nevertheless, Olympus has more lenses....
C-AF has got to be faster, OSPDAF should help. S-AF - I don't think so, after all it is mostly about lenses (motor power to focusing group mass ratio), and so far Sony lenses are not in the m43 speed class.
justmeMN: From a Photozone lens review:
"The Sony E 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS broke a couple of records but unfortunately not in the positive sense. Its uncorrected distortion and vignetting figures are nothing short of insane."
Nobody cares about uncorrected parameters, it is not for film. If distortion correction pushes vignetting out of the frame, you will never see it.
SHood: "Both new lenses are scheduled to be released from 2015 onwards."
I am a little concerned that we may not see one or both of these lenses until 2016.
Oly lenses ship quickly.
300/4 looks huge. Probably unnecessary sharp corners already at f/4.
7-14/2.8 though does not look bigger than Pana 7-14/4, maybe just a little wider. Nice compact shape.
Microsoft will kick somebody's butt for that.