Part of me thinks why wasn't the camera released with this? Part of me says good on ya Fuji. After all I benefited from the firmware upgrades to my original X100 - released even after they had the X100s to market.
jl_smith: Did Sony just do the impossible.....you mean they actually made a new lens? Oh wait, never mind!
Now they need to do the Possible.
Dougbm_2: 28-200mm?I think this is a misprint. Should be 28-300mm.Just wish this was a 1" sensor as the 1/17 sensor is just too small and outdated for this otherwise nice camera.Actually if it was 24-200mm and 1" I would probably buy.
@theblock. Not being serious mate. Just dreaming. You never know how technology will improve. Anyway look how compact Sony's Rx100 mk1 with 28-100 is or Canon's G7x at 24-100.
Antony John: I guess we'll also see a 12-24 Art lens at some time which, with this 24-35, would make quite a nice 2 lens setup for those interested in wide angle photography.The 24-35 makes sense as a first introduction because I'd imagine the 24 - 35 F/Ls will probably have more 'universal' appeal amongst the 'wide' lenses.
I am hanging out for a 24-27mm f1.4 actually! : )
Think Sigma have lost the plot a bit here!
Very short range. Would have to be significantly better than the 24-70.
LionelA: This is awesome! Most interesting camera this year by far! Thanks Canon, theres a reason your still number #1.....other brands are too busy at the E3 show, too bad for their fanboys...hope they like videogames at least :)))))))
you're (you are) not your. Totally different meaning.
jl_smith: All of the "no EVF" complainers who are telling Canon they fail at life are OBVIOUSLY better at running a multi-million dollar company than Canon is, so I'm *amazed* they haven't hired you yet!
It's about market segments and potential engineering limitations, people.
On the marketing bit - you have to keep the camera below certain price points to appeal to your target customers. The semi-serious P&S crowd isn't going to give a great deal about an EVF - they just want decent images and lots of zoom.
The serious P&S shooter IS going to care about the EVF and will spend the extra money to get it (assuming they go with this model).
Of course, one would hope it was an engineering decision instead of a sales/marketing one.
"All of the "no EVF" complainers who are telling Canon they fail at life are OBVIOUSLY better at running a multi-million dollar company than Canon is"
You got it! : )
sh10453: Been a Canon guy since the A1, late 70s, have since purchased at least 2 dozen Canon pro cameras, including FF DSLR's.I am ready to say goodbye Canon, & hello Sony.No native VF is a deal breaker for me. I can't follow a fast bird at 600mm looking at a screen on a bright sunny day!$250 for the VF?1 f/s RAW?3 f/s?It's a shame that Canon is sleeping.A crippled camera with a large sensor is very limiting, although it's fine for those who will use it indoors for portraits)!For a smaller, pocket size one, I opt for the Panasonic DMC-LF1. I love the view finder on this tiny camera, and it has Wi-Fi, NFC, etc. as well, at the price of the Canon VF.For a 25-600mm, I'll opt for the Pana FZ200, f/2.8 all the way to 600mm Leica lens, and 12 f/s, although at a much smaller sensor.
Here is a recent sample photo using the LF1, reduced in size and resolution for the web (from a few days ago; notice the caption):
You love the viewfinder on the LF1??!! I have this and the viewfinder is useless. Not a bad little camera. Raw and C1, C2 settings are what I like. Prefer an RX100 though.
This is more compact.
Tom Hoots: I have had image quality problems with a G1X, a G1X Mark II, and a G7X, all bought right when they were first released to the stores.
Quoth the raven: Nevermore.
There is just no way that I'll spend that kind of money just to wind up doing "beta testing" for Canon. Maybe after it's been out for a year I'll start thinking about perhaps buying one of these things.
What problems in particular?
grimlock361: I am sorry canon but its now obvious you are capping the performance on your cameras. Digic 6 but only 3.2fps in servo. I am afraid to see the raw performance or does it even shoot raw. Not to mention the lack of an EVF. Why stop there when you can make the battery, strap, and the box it comes in an optional accessory. Remember it can't perform to well or people might not buy a DSLR so cap the ISO at 800 as well. Dishonest, low down and crappy business practices.
1fps!! Fail!3fps. Fail.5fps OK7fps. Good.10fps servo, Yes!Canon. No!
28-200mm?I think this is a misprint. Should be 28-300mm.Just wish this was a 1" sensor as the 1/17 sensor is just too small and outdated for this otherwise nice camera.Actually if it was 24-200mm and 1" I would probably buy.
What are Canon smoking these days? Or not smoking!Do they really not understand the market anymore? No need to answer that.Zoom range - good.Sensor size - goodNo EVF - very badPrice - bad
And no EVF. Fail!
Dougbm_2: FZ200??????Surely this is a must consider. More so than the short zoom Oly.
But you suggest Stylus 1s as an alternative. Ok the FZ200 is not a mega zoom (1000mm plus) but it is still a superzoom and with the distinguishing feature of a constant f2.8 lens. If I was looking for a super zoom I would definitely have the FZ200 on my list.
FZ200??????Surely this is a must consider. More so than the short zoom Oly.
lac111: You need to test and compare the Tamron against the new Sigma 150-600mm C for about the same price point. Evidence is mounting that the Sigma is far superior in IQ and AF acquisition.
Good points. Wasn't aware of 2 Sigmas.
Did you actually read the review?
MediaDigitalVideo: In how many days did God create the World.