tron555: What is the reason it will not be sold in the European or US markets? Seems like that limits the sales possibilities just a bit? Does anyone know why Canon is doing this? I'm not interested in such an ugly, bland camera with so few features, just wondering why they limit sales to only one region.
Because the cost of bringing it here and marketing it exceeds the profit from selling them here.
Mok Veng Tim: Are the Sony Alpha 7 and 7R made in Japan ?
They are made in Thailand
E.J.: Typo at the top of the Spec table where the lens is listed as f/1.8 rather than f/1.4:
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 58mm f/1.8G specifications
Thanks for correcting it :)
Typo at the top of the Spec table where the lens is listed as f/1.8 rather than f/1.4:
Sad, what has become of this company!
Still looks better than that Hasselblad Nex 7 abomination ;)
rodney in brisbane: Let's wait until we see the reviews. For many stills photographers, the 70D will only be interesting if its high ISO performance and dynamic range is significantly better than those of the 60D and 7D.
As is already stated in a different way, no new RAW conversion techniques need be invented because the internal image processor combines the two photo diodes into a single pixel before it ever writes the RAW file. So to a RAW converter it is a conventional Bayer Array sensor with 20MP.
tkbslc: Maybe the next EOS M won't suck as bad.
Canon should scrap the existing EOS-M today and immediately announce this sensor in an EOS -M2 and deliver it within three months.
neo_nights: One simple question about on-sensor PDAF: does it suffer from back/front focus as well, as if it was a normal AF module?Or on-PDAF gives us the best of both worlds: speed of a PDAF and accuracy of a CDAF (since both are going to be sensor-based)
If your company name is Sigma then it's a 40MP sensor - see Foveon specs ;) , everybody else, rightly calls it a 20MP sensor with two photo diodes per pixel.
This is stupid, the things that cause most of these cards to fail would impact both sides. This is marketing gimmickry at it's finest
Yup, one that doesn't cost three times as much as a pseudo equivalent camera from anyone else.
OneGuy: Adobe: Lousy software. My PDF conversion from MS Word 2010 inserts edge artifacts -- hate to use it. Conversion of my manuscript to PDF was a royal pain (the only way to do it 7 yrs ago).
Adobe: A monopoly with US Govt backing. Sherman doesn't like it.
Bottom line: I don't use it. I deleted flash player and didn't even notice. Have no Adobe software except PDF reader and looking for replacement.
Get the free shareware PDF Creator. SImply print out of word to PDF to get a file that looks exactly like your word doc. The PDF's aren't editable though.
Rick DeBari: People are signing the Eliminate the mandatory "Creative Cloud" subscription model petition at the rate of about one per minute this morning, myself included.
I like this kind of camera but the lens is just way too bulky for what it is. Personally, I'm looking forward to trying an X100s - takes e back to my first serious camera in 1972 - the Yashica Rangefinder with fixed 45mm f/1.7 lens.
choyhoe: Can my Pan M43 lenses (pancake, 14-45, 14-140) be used on the E-M5 without adaptor and still retain AF capability?I have been waiting for the new GH3, but not sure when it wi come out. If my Pan lenases can be used on the E-M5 competely, I will take the EM5 now.
Tried downloading this all day but always get a gateway timeout. Clearly Uwe does not have the bandwidth fo this! Update: finally got it via the rapid share link posted below
Tim F 101: Image quality is nice, but I cannot take Pentax seriously until they offer a body with wood burl technology.
They already make it in red: http://www.dpreview.com/news/2011/7/13/pentax645dGP
Shooting JPEG's??? - leave that to the cheapo kit lenses. You need to shoot a lens like this in RAW to get everything out of it. :)
Man I want to like this camera so much as it reminds me of a digital version of my first 35mm camera - the Yashica Range Finder in the 1970's. But some of the choices that were made like the 1/3 stop kludge and even now, the absolutely asinine firmware design really keep this from being the great camera it could be.