Michael She: Almost a winner ... no built in flash is a killer for me.
I have the LX-7, one thing I don't understand is why the buttons on the lens barrel are so easy to move - Panasonic should introduce switches that "lock" in place so they're not bumped to the wrong setting so easily.
I agree the lack of built-in flash is a big miss. The leaf shutter is perfect for high-speed sync and daylight fill-flash, but I fear many will miss this opportunity because they won't have the flash attached. I just ordered this camera to see how I get along with keeping the flash attached at all times, but I am afraid it will make the camera unnecessarily bulky. I am glad I waited a while as the current price of $750 seems more reasonable for this camera than the $900 paid by early-adopters.
The T6s should get a firmware upgrade to add AF micro adjust. I would never use a DSLR without this capability. It would be nice to have a smaller DSLR like this as an option, but apparently Canikon believe that enthusiasts and pros would never want a smaller/lighter camera. The competition is offering some nice options (e.g. E-M1 and X-T1), but Canon still doesn't get it.
Does the lens have filter threads?
What is the estimated release date?
The comment with photo 8 indicates "the new X-E isn't much different to the previous model X-2", but then there is no mention of any differences at all.
Are there ANY changes (improvements) other than finish and price?
Jostian: a compact without a built in flash is a waste these days... disappointed!
I agree. Many amateurs only associate flash with low-light and dismiss it's usefulness, but flash is very useful in bright sunny conditions to remove harsh shadows from the subject's face. I can't tell you how many daylight photos I've seen that would have been better with a bit of fill flash.
jonikon: Too bad there is no EVF. That's a deal killer for enthusiasts. Using a rear LCD to compose is lame, and especially annoying in sunny conditions!
I find using a tilt LCD is more traditional like my first TLR and SLR with waist-level viewfinders. When you place the LCD at 90 degrees and shoot at waist-level, the LCD is often protected from the sun because it is between the camera and your body. This is an excellent method for street shooting. If I really want an eye-level viewfinder on a camera like this, then an accessory OVF works very well.
They should build the flash into the body and ditch the clip-on accessory. Even the tiny GM1 has a built-in flash.
Compared to competing models, this tripod: -has No Separate Panning adjustment/lock. -has No Arca-Swiss clamp. -has No Hook for hanging weight. -is more expensive.
Kitschi: every 2 weeks a new ACR but no words about next LR Version, seems that there won't be a stand alone LR anymore only CC crap
That's a poor assumption on your part. There is no indication at all that LR will cease to be available as a stand-alone version. AND...YES, Lightroom v5.6 was also released today.
Only 4 new cameras in this update and still no support for the E-M10. Apple is terribly slow when it comes to adding support for new cameras.
This camera received nothing but ridicule when it was announced. I can't believe they went through with it.
This is a black eye for Hasselblad and I think it hurts Leica as well. It sends a clear message that really expensive gear is more about the logo than the actual quality.
A visit to their web site was frustrating; it is heavy on the art, light on information and difficult to navigate. I could not find any reference to a trial version, which is disappointing. I am interested in both the custom camera profiles and the film emulations. I could not find out if they have a single custom profile for each camera or if they have multiple custom profiles for each camera.
cgarrard: @ Simon
"if you spent less time _________ maybe you could do more _________ (fill in your own blanks in either section from: writing reviews, adding pointless features, fixing the server, writing previews, talking about iphones, replying to comments)"
You know, I'd love to use this reply on a daily basis in the forums for those who'd love to insult for __________ reason rather than ________, if that's ok with you?
Btw, love it.
On topic, I think being the first camera from Canon in this segment, its obviously hitting the priority of the average consumer. Kinda cool even for enthusiasts wanting a smaller camera that enjoy what Canon offer.
For me, I'd like to see another model made with more advanced controls and possibly a built in EVF. Pretty sure Canon's got one on the drawing board.
Is Carl attempting a hostile takeover of DPR? He has no respect for those who run this site. Or himself. Or anyone else for that matter.
limlh: I've a niggling suspicion the G5 sensor is the same as Oly EM-5.
That is highly unlikely.
There is no mention of fixing the 20mm lens issue. That is disappointing. I won’t buy this camera if it doesn’t work with my favorite m4/3 lens.
How many ways can one camera fail?
I bought an S100 and returned it because the lens was VERY soft. Maybe I should buy 10, keep the best one and return the rest. Even if I did buy 10, I probably would not get one as good as the one that will eventually be provided to DPR.
Where did DPR get the 3 samples tested so far? Where are you going to get the one that finally makes it in the review? I recommend that DPR go to the local camera store, buy another S100, and if the lens stinks, then report the truth. If DPR allows Canon to provide a special S100 that is better than we consumers can buy, then the review is worthless.