Airless: IP law is a waste of everyone's time and just makes money for the lawyers. Get rid of all of it - make everything fair game. Someone who sells your images isn't stopping you from making money anymore than Burger King is stopping McDonalds from making money.
It appears you do not create things yourself or those things you create are of little value. A simple single photo can be the result of MANY hours of effort, both pre and post photo, so to trivialize someone's effort, individual or corporation can cause lots of injury to those who produced said 'thing'. I ABSOLUTELY disagree with your 'burger' mentality on this topic!!
WayneDB: Reading through the majority of comments i can just see this scenario:DPreview to Ansel Adams: hey Mr A, please try out this new model from Canon...Ansel to DPreview... Oh my God! It still only has 18 megapixels! What a piece of junk! And hey it costs a whole whopping 20 bucks more then the 650D! Jeesh canon are ripping us off..I couldn't take a picture with this thing!!! The last model was amazing but this thing only added like real time view of creative filters...toss the junk! Shoot the bastards!
BTW, suspect NO Ansel Adams on this forum!! :)
PaulRacecar: I was planning to buy the T4i/650D, now I've changed my mind and I'm getting this one instead. Why not get the latest model right?
550D does not have some video capabilities & adjustments 650D has, now the 700D has 60p full HD & hopefully even more adjustments, so if you want a still/video cam, the 700D IS the better cam, stills only, only if AF is better.
For what reason do YOU need more than 18mp?? DR improvements would be welcome, no need for more pixels!!
We are NOT talking about your manhood, this is for taking pictures!! :)
Better to have a great 18mp than a mediocre 24mp ?!
mjdundee: This looks like a well thought, careful improvement of the already very capable SX260.Besides the video one of the major flawas was the panoramic mode.
Does Canon finally offer a incamera solution with the SX270/280?
If not in the PR, then not likely, even though that is a 'me too' capability. But personally I would not want that in a cam, I had rather manually process multiple pics at 12mp rather than the 'video mode/low rez' panoramic used by Sony and others. But a PR selling pt, I suppose!
arguros: It looks the same sensor form SX230HS, from two years ago.Overall in terms of image quality should be pretty much the same.
I suspect it is new or newly reconfigured as the 'sensor' has to be able to be read/scanned at 60fps full HD with all necessary hardware & cpu capable of processing it at that speed so, either cpu or sensor was not up to 60fps until now, finally!! OR philosophy change !!
SRHEdD: Funny how Nikon and Canon copy each other... nothing new here, just a different logo.
If it was a Nikon it would have silly 18mp sensor, thanks C for NOT going the Nikon route!!
teos: When will Canon stop these UGLY design and start working on innovative products?
I think you mean better superficial looks, NOT design, as the important 'design' is ergonomics and the pic making capability, just buy it and put big 'boobs' & blond hair on it, superficial PRETTY achieved! :)
Smart ppl want a better 'functional' camera primarily rather than a 'pretty' one of only very low importance.
The major criticism is the speed of the lens, a f2 to f4.5 or something would really make this cam top of class, and which it just may be already, 16/18mp on a cam of this class is just pure lunacy, glad C did not follow their marketing twits into that!!
Mrchillisauce: No RAW :-(
For what purpose do you need 14 or 15mp on an itty bitty 1/2.3" sensor? Tell us how that is more important than a great capture with 12mp??
I still have to say, If the lens is huge, then is there a need for a small body, or with no TTL view?
When I pick a NEX up, it is impressive but I then laugh because there is that typ. huge zoom lens, seems very silly then, and touch is fine but THAT important, no.
Seems illogical, now with a small pancake lens, its another story, but until now, those pancakes were NOT great.
Complexity? How can any camera be more complex than many smart phones and apps?
Do ppl not have enough pride/self challenge anymore to actually learn how to use a camera or phone or dishwasher or ......? :)
That is a very interesting and majestic monument, very powerful and almost sensuous but strong.
I hope the freedom it symbolizes comes to Iran sooner than later, whatever form they desire.
I have been there many times, can't figure the angle of this shot?
You say '2. H.264 codec.' as a detriment, why? What codec is better? How is it not up to your video standards??
Canon 'processing' of video is perhaps not the best, but the codec is a codec & likely the/a h/w codec is 'cloned in' circuitry from someone else, why invent the wheel again?
Explain please, you lost me!
Turn off NR & look at 1600 & above. With the better DR of Nikon/Sony sensors, the Canons WIN the s/n NR off!!
I am surprised at this, I expected (so many ppl think Canon WAY behind in sensor tech/development) the N/S sensors to excel in ALL things !! :)
Trade offs, poor s/n but better dynamic range (DR) for N/S sensor???
The most wonderful thing about the USA is that ppl have opinions without any knowledge or facts to form that opinion, so saying the shuttle was inconsequential is a very uninformed immature, showing very little understanding of science, engineering or 'wonderment'.
To these here is their motto:
"I don't need no stinking science, facts or education of any sort, I have my opinions, founded upon nothing, pulled from my behind!"
Great time-lapse, likely its last trip! Sad!!
Who would travel without a 'nice' minimal P&S cam?
An iphone is something but so is your memory, so iphone can trigger your memory but will not print out to 24"x36"!
If you only have a iphone, you are NOT a photographer, or a ill prepared one (the photos in article, who would NOT want a 'good' camera in a country such as this!!!??)
But then I do not have an iphone, do not want an iphone & would sell it if given an iphone!
I guess "ipoo tooey" (spit, spit)! :)
Everyone enjoy you iphones, I will enjoy my real cameras, I go nowhere without at least one!!
Photato: The Popular Sony IMX078CQK (12MP Type 1/2.3) was capable of 1920x1080 at 60fps but no camera using that sensor implemented it afaik.Also capable of 12MP @ 42 fps but that one neither showed up in any product.I guess the limits are in the supporting electronics rather than the sensor itself in dealing with such high data bandwidths.
I'd rather see though a 8mp sensor optimized for video like in the Canon C100 capable of reaching ISO20,000 almost noise free.
12MP is no sense for handheld cameras.
Electronics not limiting likely, more the power consumption/heat for those fast chips, At any tech level, speed=power=heat, always a balance. Battery life is key for portable, not so in studio.
4K is likely only in theatres until some playback media/BR system supports it, downloading a 10-20gb 4k movie (see timescapes movie) seems a slow process for many of us!! And slight overkill for cell phones! :)
You should put a short description per pic, where it is (landscape), who, what, why? :)
If you can't create a good intuitive touch screen/OS, steal one from google! A2.3 is an antique but good enough for a camera.
Hope it still uses 'real' software to handle the sensor processing & AF,etc otherwise, SLOW!!
How will they keep the hacking away???