nikos aikaterinis: Same as EOS M1.....
As long as it is produces a clean image past ISO 3200, I do not care if it does not pack a lot of MP.
7D's sensor which I owned two, was useless past ISO 1600. I hear the M sensor is derived from 7D's sensor with better high ISO performance. If so, I am game for one.
I will take clean 18MP sensor over mushy and noisy 24 or 36MP sensor any day.
amfe: YEAHHH!!. This is Canon's answer to sony A7/r!!!
Canon must be up to something.
There is no way in the world they are going to lose the game to Sony, Panasonic and Olympus mirrorless cameras.
If this is going to be all the answer they have for the ML cameras from the other guys, then they are really in trouble.
Check above link, AF definitely is faster. Personally I will skip this M2 and wait it get fully matured. Not sure if it will be released to USA market?
I like that fishy numbers!! What do you mean?
Catalin Stavaru: Basically, there wasn't a lot that was wrong with the EOS M. Autofocus is now fixed, picture-to-picture time much reduced, and Wi-Fi added. Basic very compact camera with the highest APS-C image quality. I am beginning to like it. Hopefully I can pick up one for $300 soon.
I am game for $300 too. This camera with the 22mm lens is a compact powerhouse. If it goes for less than $400 combined, I am getting one. I am tired of carrying a bag full of DSLRs just to get a decent image.
AbrasiveReducer: Great choices here. The problem for the photo biz is not a lack of innovation but rather that digital cameras have gotten so good, people have no reason to get a new one. For most users, we have arrived at reasonably priced, foolproof auto everything cameras. Point 'em at a good subject and bingo.
I do think we will see consolidations. The market is over saturated and new cameras are coming at us at mile-a-minute. How many cameras can one buy at a time. I feel for a newbie who has to sift through the maze to decide on which camera to buy.
As a whole all of these cameras can deliver more than acceptable results. I guess it comes down to whose advertising message is more convincing. Curious to see who will survive.
kpaddler: This site have become like reviews of car magazines. Every car gets thumbs up, and a "good buy". Yet, a year later you hear the car they raved about catches fire while on family vacation, or the front wheel comes off on the freeway while doing 80 click. Just minor inconveniences....
There is exactly 3 weak points and 3 good points in each camera. That is a good review, that is, if you want to sell anything that your dad carries in his store.
Thank god cameras don't catch fire! Or do they?
That is the way technology goes. Saab made superior cars. Where are they now.
photo nuts: There seems to be a massive push by DPReview to promote mirrorless cameras. Just saying. :)
I am going to pay close attention to 4/3 cameras at next year's WPPI in Vegas. Thus far I have not even given them a glance. If DPreview's samples and test charts are any indication, these babies are becoming serious contenders in a much more compact form factor. Just my two cents.
Paul Guba: Buy, buy, buy. In case you didn't know what the focus is at dpreview.com
I feel for you guys. You are in a no win situation. As much as I disagree with some of your best camera choices, I perfectly understand your point. Dpreview has also spread the wealth. So no one can fault you guys for favoring one particular manufacturer.
Nectar D Or,
I have owned a total of 11 Canons since 2000.How many have you owned my friend?
I thought they fixed the focusing problem with the 5D MarkIII, but a pro buddy of mine who has owned twice as many Canons as I have thinks the 5DIIIs focus is no good either. This guy shoots over 50 weddings and 300 portrait sessions a year.
I love my 6D when it focuses. The image quality is far superior to anything I have shot previously. But if the focusing system is sub par then so be it.
You missed my point altogether my friend.
BTW, I have owned Nikon F3T and other bodies with lots of superior Nikon lenses from film days. I have owned Pentax, Minolta and Konica bodies and lenses. I know what I am talking about. I am not a newbie who picked up a camera yesterday.
When I shot weddings regularly about 7 years ago. I suffered through Canon's sub par focusing and flash system. I envied my friend's Nikons for what Canon lacked. Then again I was shooting mid-range Canons and they were shooting high-end Nikons.
When I picked up my Pentax K5IIs, I had high hopes that the focusing would be better than my 6D's but it was not.
What I charged did not warrant or support buying high-end Canon or Nikons to get a camera that would focus when i asked it to. I have high hopes that K3 would be the camera.
I would gladly use manual focus just so the camera allows me to triger the shutter at the right moment. But my eyesight is not what it used to be so I have to rely on autofocus.
I miss a lot of good shots because of the focusing problem. My 5D, 7D and now the 6D and the k5IIs all have the same problem.
Do I have to switch to Nikon to get it done?
steelski: What a bunch of phooey. The D7100 beats the K-3 how exactly....ergonomics, no,IQ, noprice, noLV, nomovie mode, nospeed, NO!!!buffer, noAF, debatable....AF in the dark, Nomenus, no!in body sensor shift, NoGPS stat tracking, noMetering, noViewfinder, noMagnesium body, noshutter actuations reliability, nodampening, noUSB3,noflash sync, yesbattery life yes, flash system yesNikon badge yes!!!!! I think your assessment is total bias. to put it mildly. thanks for putting in time and effort.
GO @steelski. You rock!
I guess Pentaxians are coming out of the woods and demanding justice.
Chris Noble: How can you not include the most innovative enthusiast camera by far, the Panasonic Lumix GX7? It can't be due to "timing" since you've already reviewed it. Or is this a case of "we need to pick one from each of our advertisers"?
Hey Chris,I was wondering about that too. I see Canon ads from time to time.
Frankly I do not pay much attention to the ads anyway. In magazines they put a good size box at the top distinguishing the page as advertisement.
It is more difficult to tell the difference between ads and editorial on an online page.
Infared: So this is the space where all the people get angry because their camera is not at the top of the list. LOL! If you like your camera...who cares?
I like it! You are funny. Exactly. Where is my 6D?!!!
Plastek: 5 mirrorless 3 DSLRs? No Sony SLTs?
Best enthusiast-level camera - Olympus OM-D E-M1 - a 2x crop factor mirrorless in price of full frame DSLR? Why you haven't included Canon 6D and Nikon D600 than?
You've got to be kidding me. It's a joke, not a comparison.
Plastek, I agree with you that Canon 6D and Nikon D600 should be in this group. Unless they are slated to appear in another grouping. My 6D is the best camera I have owned. Focus speed is lacking, I am sure it has orher flaws. But in terms of pure image quality, especially at high ISOs, it is be far the best Canon I have owned.
@LXNights you make a good point about system compatability. I recently used a 120 macro from the Pentax 645 ststem with my K5IIs and the images are first rate. I have also acquired a 67 lens and used it with my Canon and Pentax with great results as well.
I am not sure if it is fair to compare a Pentax K3 that has not been thoroughly reviewed and tested against a bunch of cameras that have been tested and rated by DPreview. K3 and other Pentax cameras (all APS-c sized sensors) are being favorably compared to full frame cameras from Canon, Nikon and Sony.
I can attest to that fact as I have the Canon 6D and the Pentax k5IIs. I used them in a shoot and the Pentax holds its own up to ISO 6400 against a very capable Canon 6D. In practical usage and without tons of adjustments, the Pentax K5IIs colors are more true and vibrant than Canon 6D.
So again, giving the nod to Nikon D7100 without proper evaluation of the Pentax K3 in my opinion is not a fair assessment and recommendation.
Bravo. What a treat. This is one of those aha moments. We have all dreamt of doing something like this but never figured out how and never did it... but you did. For that we are grateful..
Darren, you-da-ma my friend. I am inspired to go out there and create images every time I come across a piece of work like yours. Truly stunning work. I can only imagine how difficult it was and how much work it took.
I keep forwarding this to all my photographer friends for them to be inspired as well.
Keep them coming.
You should approach Nike or other sports companies, if you have not already. They can pay you to do more of this type of work.
Good luck. I wish you much success.
Well done. The car looks metallic. Magical! Excellent job with the composition and the PP.
Is the wall for real? WOW! The composition is perfect.
Fantastic job. The texture blending is magical. Well done my friend.