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.
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 Should be 28-300mm.Just wish this was a 1" sensor as the 1/17 sensor is just too small and outdated for this otherwise nice camera.Actually if it was 24-200mm and 1" I would probably buy.
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.
HubertChen: Very amazing project! I took the tour and was astounded on the level of detail captured. Excellent execution and nice presentation.
Thanks to dpreview to find such interesting project and to bring it to our attention.
I saw several questions below as to why shoot this landscape instead of say a cityscape. The answer is that in order to provide content for 365 Giga Pixel the camera needs to be quite far away. This is why they shot with 800 mm lens on APS-C which makes it 1200 mm full frame equivalent. Close to any city and in lower height there would be simply too much dirt and moisture in the atmosphere to get a clear shot of anything at these distances. Another reason is that this subject has no movement of traffic or leaves, making stitching much easier.
The clarity of the atmosphere would indeed be a consideration. I don't find it uninteresting at all. We obviously live in an over stimulated society where people don't get out in the quiet of nature enough.
Franz Weber: Why did they use a 400mm lens with 2x teleconverter instead of a 800mm lens in first place?
HubertChen. Hi res shorts!?: )
Lajos Hajdu: That's stupid. It's just a technological demonstration. True photography is not about mega-giga-uber-pixels but recognizing a unique and/or beautiful subject or unusual perspective, and CREATING a striking image.
Says you! I think whatever someone wants to photograph is valid - to the photographer.
PowerG9atBlackForest: Quote: "The camera, the Hasselblad A5D, has no moving parts and as such avoids unintentional internal mechanical movements that aircraft vibrations can cause."
But hey, aircraft vibrations could still move the camera as such, unintentionally, externally, mechanically.
Rocky Mtn Old Boy . Cheers. But does that have quite the vibration reduction effect of an IBIS system?
Isn't he right? Maybe they should have put 5 axis IBIS in there.
Cost I would think.
Sure the stitching is poor (but 70,000 images! - can't be easy). But I love it. Lots of detail and fun playing 'where's Wally" looking for the many people and points of interest.