slow day for Canon news, new new camera, no sensor improvements no great new free firmware. nope, none of that.
just another useless device. Go Canon!!!
Bernard Carns: What's the 4k for?
To connect a camera made by someone else?
57even: Don't get all the complaints. Its a nice competent camera and an obvious travel choice for Canon users.
The sensor used should give it great AF, and there is an EVF option. Sure, some of the dedicated competition has more functionality, but anything better is either old (A600) or quite a lot more expensive.
Personally, I am glad to see Canon making large sensor mirrorless cameras. I still think Nikon read this market wrong, having tried and failed to get on with the 1 series, which are no cheaper despite the smaller sensor.
"Also, by all indications the A6000 is a much better camera than the M3. Oh, it's considerably cheaper too ($549 versus $679 for the body only, $699 versus $799 for the kit with the lens)."
Eos M3 is cheaper 60,000 yen, right now that's $498, is just Canon USA is greedy and they want more for it, I hope it fails miserably.
rfsIII: Looks like a perfect second camera for video. Or buy three and you could produce some very sophisticated television programming.
not really, AF hunts in video
ventur: I miss the old days... when everybody bashed Sony for the lack of lenses...
now I have more full frame lenses for my A7 (a 2 year old system) than EOS-M and Nikon 1 (4 years old?) all together
Randy.... if you want to add adapters into play, then Sony beats Canon and Nikon 20 to 1, you can stick pretty much every lens ever made on a Sony.
And now Canon lenses work with fast AF, Canon lens on A7RII will focus faster then Canon lens on EOS M3.
I have one, AF is slow, and compared to competition its couple years behind.
Its like buying a 3-4 year old Sony camera.
why are they selling $500 dollar camera for 680?
camera body and vf is only 60,000 yen in Japan. talk about price gouging, it would be cheaper to order it from Japan and get it shipped to US.
Paul B Jones: Very nimble of Nikon to respond to Tamron and Sigma's big telezooms. I was thinking those 150-600s must be eating into the intro level big telephoto market. Interesting to see what Canon does.
haha!! how exactly does 100-400 address the 150-600 lenses? how do you get the extra 200mm? do you walk? i'm sure most wild life won't mind you walking 20-50 feet closer, they will just sit there waiting for you to get closer.
oh and Canon only being $900 some dollars more expensive, that a true bargain.
User4286416121: 100-400 on the G8. 20mp 800, 7.1/14.2 Birding lens?
2) AFC (continuous AF) and AFF (flexible AF) modes are not supported.
sneakyracer: Sony just launched their sensor tech about 10 years ahead of Canon. Bravo Sony!
Zeiss glass is already better then Canon, hell even new Sigma ART series is better then Canon glass. Canon is starting to loose battles on all fronts.
lacikuss: Regardless of the specifics of these new technologies, the essence of the message is:
Sony: "...we were the challenger!" (and still are but not for long... IMO)
This is a clear message from Sony to Canikon. If Canikon doesn't come up with a mirrorless FF body this year, yes this year, then it would be too late. This mirrorless will have to at least do what the Sony does but with faster focusing with their legacy lenses (unfortunately they won't match Sensor performance).
Clearly, Sony wants the Canikon pro market and the new pro market:
Short Term Strategy: Buy the Sony mirrorless body and use Canikon Lenses Long Term Strategy: Gradually purchase native lenses and other Sony photographic equipment.
As long as Sony has the edge in Sensor tech and they control the licensing of such, they can keep the IQ edge.
I will be selling my 5DIII, and getting a7RII, but i will keep my Canon glass for now, if Canon again will do crap, I might slowly start trading Canon lenses for Zeiss.
mailman88: I'm waiting for Canon to do the impossible.A new 24mp cropped sensor, noise free up to 3200ISO, blazing speed, sharp AF....under $1800.00.
you mean like sony A6000, but wait, sony only cost $600.
Cheng Bao: "Sony says the on-sensor phase-detection AF can be used with A-mount and some third-party lenses. At the press launch in New York, Sony has been demonstrating the camera autofocusing Canon EF lenses using a Metabones adapter."can you comment the AF speed?
good to know, I'm seriously considering getting a7RII, just need to see/try Canon lenses on it, if AF is adequate.
nikkornikon: I got a message from the President of Canon, Mr. Akihiro Canon and he wanted me to tell you all...If you don't like this camera, and it's over the top price, and no 4k, and our rather Old Dusty Sensor..or any up to date features on other cameras, then by all means, move along to Sony. Thanks...Mr. Akihiro Canon.
"Nekro, behind what? Sorry that the world is such a disappointment to you but Canon is the number one camera company."
Only thing that Canon has left is the Name and tons of blindly dedicated fans. They are lacking innovation since 5D, 7D days...
Canon really needs to hire new engineers or fire the management that is keeping them behind.
eddie_cam: Max. 1/2000 sec. at f/2.8? No 4K? Only 5.9 fps? No built-in EVF? Good luck with that, Canon!
whats wrong, that's about how far behind Canon is.
nekrosoft13: if i can find replacement for my Tamron 150-600 that would work well on Sony I might switch.
Any chance Robert is your brother? Speaking of Metabones I used it with a7R, and it god awful slow.
if i can find replacement for my Tamron 150-600 that would work well on Sony I might switch.
nofumble: Sony is cleaning the Canikon clock.
this shows who a real camera company is, Canikon just copy and pastes year from year.
That would require current metabones to either get a firmware update or a brand new adapter. current adapter would not be smart enough to know to use on-sensor phase detect.