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On article Canon debuts EOS M6 mirrorless with optional EVF (669 comments in total)
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keeponkeepingon: Riddle me this:

I thought the simplified design of mirrorless cameras was supposed to lead to reduced cost.

Yet the T7i and EOS-M6 cost almost exactly the same (and the M5 is more expensive).

Any thoughts on which costs more to produce? Is the EOS-M6 cheaper to produce than the T7i but they are hoping that the compactness sells and translates into more $$$$?

Or is there something else about the EOS-M6 that puts it in the same price class as the T7i?

My theory: Canon does not want to gut rebel sales by releasing a camera with similar features that undersells the rebel line. If the EOS-M6 has higher margin/brings in more dollars than that's OK if they loose rebel sales but anything else would be a step backward. Sort of like when IBM was in the predicament that PC sales were killing their typewriter sales.

Oldcameras regarding " Mirrorless cameras require an EVF "

The M6 ships without and EVF. This is the stripped down model yet they are keeping the price the same as a much more complex DSLR.

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2017 at 18:22 UTC
On article Canon debuts EOS M6 mirrorless with optional EVF (669 comments in total)
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Quantum Scientist: For about the same price you can get the new Fuji X-T20. Fujifilm quality, EVF, and 4K.

For about the same price you can get an iphone 7plus. Apple quality, 4K bigger screen and it fits in your pocket!

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2017 at 05:35 UTC
On article Canon debuts EOS M6 mirrorless with optional EVF (669 comments in total)

Riddle me this:

I thought the simplified design of mirrorless cameras was supposed to lead to reduced cost.

Yet the T7i and EOS-M6 cost almost exactly the same (and the M5 is more expensive).

Any thoughts on which costs more to produce? Is the EOS-M6 cheaper to produce than the T7i but they are hoping that the compactness sells and translates into more $$$$?

Or is there something else about the EOS-M6 that puts it in the same price class as the T7i?

My theory: Canon does not want to gut rebel sales by releasing a camera with similar features that undersells the rebel line. If the EOS-M6 has higher margin/brings in more dollars than that's OK if they loose rebel sales but anything else would be a step backward. Sort of like when IBM was in the predicament that PC sales were killing their typewriter sales.

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2017 at 18:44 UTC as 49th comment | 6 replies
On article Canon debuts EOS M6 mirrorless with optional EVF (669 comments in total)
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KubeKube: Or just buy Sony A6000 - same features at half the price.

Question: Can the A6000 take a picture while taking a video?

Answer: No.

Surprise surprise the king of video can't even match my smartphone or 4 year old point and shoot......

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2017 at 18:36 UTC
On article Canon debuts EOS M6 mirrorless with optional EVF (669 comments in total)
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jorgepr: More of the same. Buy it, Canon will thank you

"Fuji XT-20 has it all at the same price" fuji is $899 body only, canon $779. Does not look like much but it's a big difference for mom and pops looking for something. ...

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2017 at 14:49 UTC
On article Canon debuts EOS M6 mirrorless with optional EVF (669 comments in total)
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Jefftan: It need a ultra wide that go 15mm not the current 18mm for the M system
Very important to a lot of people

15mm and 18mm big difference

Canon has a 15-45 EF-M kit lens.

Then if you have a few $$ there is the excellent EF-M 11-22mm one of the best APS-C ultrawides available for canon

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2017 at 14:42 UTC
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keeponkeepingon: Doh!

As smartphones tear through the low end Camera manufactures are increasingly throwing everything at the very high end while ignoring the consumer friendly lower and middle ground or anything that does not fit into well defined higher level niches.

I so wish apple or LG (or whoever) would buy out canon or nikon and and let the DSLRs/MILC benefit from the massive $$ poured into smartphone camera development instead of competing head to head or in this case giving up and failing to compete.

I guess you could argue that did not work out so well for samsung but on one level it did. Before giving up they were releasing cameras with mind boggling very competitive specs that would have sold like hotcakes if they had a canon or nikon nametag on them.

While most are taking a nose dive, canon's remained profitable even though their compact camera sales shank by 44% last year....

Canon's profitable:
http://www.canon.com/ir/results/2016/rslt2016e.pdf

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2017 at 13:18 UTC

Doh!

As smartphones tear through the low end Camera manufactures are increasingly throwing everything at the very high end while ignoring the consumer friendly lower and middle ground or anything that does not fit into well defined higher level niches.

I so wish apple or LG (or whoever) would buy out canon or nikon and and let the DSLRs/MILC benefit from the massive $$ poured into smartphone camera development instead of competing head to head or in this case giving up and failing to compete.

I guess you could argue that did not work out so well for samsung but on one level it did. Before giving up they were releasing cameras with mind boggling very competitive specs that would have sold like hotcakes if they had a canon or nikon nametag on them.

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2017 at 17:35 UTC as 226th comment | 3 replies
On article Sony SLT a99 II Review (1582 comments in total)
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entoman: This seems to be a pretty damning review with regard to the AF performance, particularly if using third part lenses, which is often necessary due to the limited range offered by Sony. After this review, I don't think anyone in their right mind could accuse dpr of being biased towards Sony anymore.

Prior to reading the review, I was VERY seriously considering adding a Sony a99ii (and Tamron 90mm macro) to supplement my Canon 5DS-based system, but I now think it makes more sense to get a 5DMkiv for low light situations, despite it having only 30MP.

> After this review, I don't think anyone in their right mind could accuse dpr of being biased towards Sony anymore.

Sony can't AF properly and they still gave it 85%

That's only 2% less than the gold rated 5D MK4 where AF is all over the "pros" and the main "cons" are video related.

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2017 at 17:27 UTC

Wow. Nice pictures and it looks like a very capable camera. The last gasp of the minolta/sony era and it's going out with a bang.

Betcha you were the only pro there shooting sony?

Link | Posted on Feb 6, 2017 at 12:10 UTC as 35th comment | 1 reply
On article Hasselblad CEO Oosting to leave next week (164 comments in total)

Oosting Ousted!

You have to of at least considered that title?

Link | Posted on Jan 31, 2017 at 01:08 UTC as 5th comment | 1 reply
On article Hands-on with Ricoh's compact Pentax KP (638 comments in total)
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keeponkeepingon: how's the size of this compare with the Canon SL-1?

I'm guessing with the EOS-M love we've seen lately we won't get an SL-2 so it would be nice if someone else made an alternative....

Just looked it up, it's a lot bigger than the SL-1 (Canon 100D). In size, according to the specs, this is exactly the size of canon's rebel series. Doh. A bit disappointing if this is Pentax/Ricoh's best compact effort:

KP: 5.2 x 3.98 x 2.99″
SL-1: 4.61 x 3.58 x 2.72
T6I: 5.2 x 3.98 x 3.07"

Link | Posted on Jan 26, 2017 at 11:58 UTC
On article Hands-on with Ricoh's compact Pentax KP (638 comments in total)

how's the size of this compare with the Canon SL-1?

I'm guessing with the EOS-M love we've seen lately we won't get an SL-2 so it would be nice if someone else made an alternative....

Link | Posted on Jan 26, 2017 at 11:40 UTC as 75th comment | 4 replies
On article Buying a second lens: what lens should I buy next? (297 comments in total)
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keeponkeepingon: Not a bad article but you fail to answer "what lens should I buy next?"

A more appropriate title would be "Lens primer for first time owners"

I get that, it's just that the title does not match the content; it's a great tutorial on lenses for the newcomer but includes no specific recommendations.

Here's an article that delivers on the "first lens you should buy" title with specific recommendations for each type of photography.

http://thewirecutter.com/reviews/the-first-canon-lenses-you-should-buy/

You are trying to cover everything/all vendors which is a bit more challenging but one way to address that would be a table listing type of photography on the X axis, vendor/system on the Y axis then fill it out with staff pick for first lens. Or start with this article covering the lens basics for beginners then branch off into vendor specific articles with specific recommendations.

Link | Posted on Jan 17, 2017 at 10:38 UTC
On article Buying a second lens: what lens should I buy next? (297 comments in total)

Not a bad article but you fail to answer "what lens should I buy next?"

A more appropriate title would be "Lens primer for first time owners"

Link | Posted on Jan 16, 2017 at 12:27 UTC as 36th comment | 2 replies
On article Buying a second lens: what lens should I buy next? (297 comments in total)
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cosinaphile: what this article does not say is the obvious , every pro and serious enthusiast and newbie on the right path will own or seek to own a simple fast inexpensive prime .. if ones photo gear were a toolkit , a prime would be like a hammer or screwdriver or pliers......essential to have .... i dont care what kind of photographer you are or aspire to be , at least one good prime is absolutely necessary to own, period.

i believe is usefulness and value are without question , it expands available light shooting in a way even fast very expensive zooms cannot by sometimes 4 ,8 or more times the light of a kit zoom... it also offers good subject isolation when its needed

i do not understand why it isnt the first reccomendation for a next lens for newbies with a kit zoom only

Good point but everyone is different and shoots different stuff.

For myself I wish I purchased canons fabulous 10-18 before my 50mm F1.4. While the 50mm has great IQ the focal length is a PITA to deal with indoors, it is a focal length I have covered with the kit lens and F1.4 is a dangerous way to chase lowlight photography for a beginner (micro thin DOF and moving subjects plus a beginner = tons of trash).

The 10-18 otoh "just works", gives me a totally new perspective and is an instant ticket out of that no-mans kit lens smartphone land of 18-50mm focal lengths.

Link | Posted on Jan 16, 2017 at 12:12 UTC
On article Modern Mirrorless: Canon EOS M5 Review (1649 comments in total)
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keeponkeepingon: For the pixel peepers note that the test scenes are shot with an adapter using a lens designed for film almost a quarter of a century ago.

I believe this is the only mirrorless system tested by dpreview tested using an adapter and such a cheap ($350ish) / ancient lens. By contrast the sony APS-C systems get tested with a modern $1000 chunk of zeiss glass.

I'm not insinuating any bias, just pointing out that when you compare you are not only comparing sensors/cameras but different generations and classes of glass.

RubberDials

Thanks for the chuckle to lighten my day. I don't find it depressing but find it hilarious that you took the time to post and argue about a few mm.

Your measurements are way off or you are including parts that disappear when attached to the camera.

Here is what canons full frame 50mm looks like on my EOS-M compared to my desingned for APS-C 50mm SELF18 on my A6000. As you can see the canon WITH the adapter attached is roughly the same size as sony's not so compact designed for a compact system APS-C 50mm Prime. (I own and use all of them, a bit different than just googling/posting specs)

http://camerasize.com/compact/#351.471.2,535.87,ha,t

The A6000 is probably the last Sony I'll own and part of the reason is the lack of love for quality compact lenses for the sony APS-C bodies.

Link | Posted on Jan 10, 2017 at 09:32 UTC
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breivogel: No 24mm and no EVF - deal breaker for me. At least they fixed the slow Raw speed.

I don't expect an EVF in a pocketable cam and the ones I've had with an EVF or OVF have been so horrible I never used them.

I'm even one of the few that hates the EVF on my A6000. Oh I use it on sunny days but the eyecup is horrible, and for every sunny day that it's useful there's a ton of times that it accidentally turns off my LCD messing up a shot (no way to turn the auto switch to EVF feature off on the A6000).

The 24mm though I have mixed feelings on. It's really too wide for a lot of things, but because thats where the camera powers on a lot of my quick snaps end up at 24mm (Talking as a sony 16-50 owner). Ideally I'd like a camera that lets me set a 28mm focal lenght then go wider if needed.

Link | Posted on Jan 9, 2017 at 03:32 UTC
On article CES 2017: hands-on with the Canon PowerShot G9 X II (193 comments in total)
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willemd nl: I have the G9X Mk1. I love it, but this is a good upgrade, because it fixes the original's major flaw: it takes like 2 or 3 seconds to shoot single RAW photos.

For me, all comparisons with the Sony RX100 series are irrelevant. The Canon fits in my regular jeans pockets, which the Sonys do not.

Then nice thing about a truely pocketable camera such as this is you can put it in a little pouch and it will still fit nicely in your pocket. Try to put a pouch around your RX100mkV and see how it feels/looks in your pocket.

Link | Posted on Jan 7, 2017 at 19:20 UTC
On article CES 2017: hands-on with the Canon PowerShot G9 X II (193 comments in total)
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princecody: Better than Panasonic LX10?

Better at fitting in your pocket (over 1 centimeter thinner) and better at leaving an extra $200 in your wallet.

http://camerasize.com/compare/#688,697

Link | Posted on Jan 7, 2017 at 19:02 UTC
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