Donnie G

Donnie G

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Now that Nikon's DL line of fixed lens compacts is officially dead, I wouldn't be a bit surprised to see Canon produce a trio of FF fixed lens cameras to pacify the FF mirrorless crowd. I would wager that two of them would sell at the same price point as Canon's upcoming 6Dm2 and the third would be priced at the 5Dm4 level. And no, they wouldn't be called PowerShots or EOS Ms. They would have their own entirely new branding.

Why FF fixed lens cameras instead of FF mirrorless? Lesser costs to develop and manufacture and no worries about EF lens incompatibility issues, plus they would be more compact than their FF DSLR cousins. Win-win for everybody. 😎

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2017 at 20:59 UTC as 170th comment | 4 replies

Anyone who didn't see this coming simply just wasn't paying attention. 😭

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2017 at 18:11 UTC as 213th comment | 1 reply
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Everythingis1: I'm extremely confused by all of the US vs THEM comments in this thread. Sony makes incredibly innovative cameras, with some of the best lenses ever made, yet people seem to have some sort of personal hatred for them.

@Everythingis1,
Real men don't sleep on Super Bowl Sunday. So we have to do something, anything, that'll keep us awake for all of the pregame and pre-pregame shows and of course the big game itself. I decided to confuse and annoy Sony fans on this dark and cold morning because all of my other options were more likely to put me to sleep than keep me awake. Go Falcons! 😎

Link | Posted on Feb 5, 2017 at 09:46 UTC
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davidkachel: Well of course camera sales have dropped, you clueless twits! You decided to abandon a large segment of your users, forcing them to invest large gobs of cash in somebody else's camera system.
Instead of giving me an upgraded sensor version of my a900, you forced me to switch over to Nikon at no small expense, because you decided I should no longer have the option of an optical viewfinder.
You may think a digital viewfinder is a great new gadget but people who actually use their cameras for more than vacation pictures need glass!
I sold every scrap of Sony equipment I owned to help pay for the Nikon D810 and a gaggle of lenses. Better equipment and Nikon wouldn't be stupid enough to cut me off at the knees!
Lesson learned, though. I will NEVER buy another Sony product because now I know that Sony has no problem turning whatever it is into useless landfill, on a whim.

@davidkachel,
I agree with your overall sentiment, but in Sony's defense I think we have to look at where they were at financially during that period, which was between a rock and a hard place. You can bet that the bean counters were trying to cut costs wherever they could, so you can imagine how excited they got when someone in the room shouted "hey, EVFs are cheaper to make than OVFs". Somebody got promoted and thus was born the SLT. I'm sure it must have seemed like a good idea at the time. 😎

Link | Posted on Feb 5, 2017 at 05:12 UTC
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sportyaccordy: If Canon comes out with a FF MILC..... whew. Game over.

@CE3,
Who said anything about killing off the competition? What was said was that DSLR manufacturers who choose to produce mirrorless systems that aren't 100% functional when their own legacy DSLR lenses are mounted to those mirrorless bodies are doing far more harm than good to their brands' reputation and sales potential. In other words, that's a camera company that's shooting itself in the foot. In Canon's case, it means no FF mirrorless model from them. Such a camera and lens system would be totally destructive to them because it wouldn't be compatible with their legacy EF lenses. Sony is in this situation now and they have no good way out of it. 😎

Link | Posted on Feb 5, 2017 at 04:16 UTC
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Donnie G: Canon is on track to become the #1seller of mirrorless ILCs worldwide before the end of this year as predicted. Their soon to be released M6 will help to seal the deal for them, but the M5 was clearly the right product at the right time. So while the couch potato CEOs here bashed Canon for being 'too late to the mirrorless party" or for not trying to match its competition spec for spec, Canon steadfastly stuck to their plan and grew a substantial base of real customers for their mirrorless products. Canon's ILC marketshare continues to grow. So who's marketshare is shrinking? :))

Sony fans who don't like the news can blame the FBI and the Russians. That should make things all better. πŸ’”

Link | Posted on Feb 5, 2017 at 01:12 UTC
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sportyaccordy: If Canon comes out with a FF MILC..... whew. Game over.

Canon will easily dominate the mirrorless ILC field without producing a FF mirrorless camera and lens system. Such a system would prove to be more of a curse than a blessing for any DSLR manufacturer. Just ask Sony or Pentax. Canon has shown, time after time, that their SLR platform is highly adaptable and can be updated to change with the times. As Granny use to say, "Don't throw your baby out with the bath water". 😎

Link | Posted on Feb 5, 2017 at 00:25 UTC

Canon is on track to become the #1seller of mirrorless ILCs worldwide before the end of this year as predicted. Their soon to be released M6 will help to seal the deal for them, but the M5 was clearly the right product at the right time. So while the couch potato CEOs here bashed Canon for being 'too late to the mirrorless party" or for not trying to match its competition spec for spec, Canon steadfastly stuck to their plan and grew a substantial base of real customers for their mirrorless products. Canon's ILC marketshare continues to grow. So who's marketshare is shrinking? :))

Link | Posted on Feb 4, 2017 at 19:04 UTC as 30th comment | 9 replies

Just another example of Canon's world class customer support for their world class cameras. :))

Link | Posted on Jan 31, 2017 at 21:23 UTC as 20th comment | 13 replies
On article Hands-on with Ricoh's compact Pentax KP (629 comments in total)
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Donnie G: The Pentax KP should sell well in Japan. Outside of Japan, again from a sales perspective, I think the Pentax KP will do very well against Sony's A77m2, but not so much against the Nikon D7200 and especially Canon's 80D. The Canon's auto focus and touchscreen technologies will keep it well ahead of the APS-C enthusiast DSLR pack for a very long time to come. :))

@IdM photography,
If the Canon 80D were a one trick pony, then your argument might have merit. Fortunately that isn't the case. The 80D outsells its competition because of the way that all of its parts work together to enhance the user experience. Its excellent PDAF module, intelligent OVF, superior touchscreen and DPAF sensor all combine to give the photographer the most stress free and easy to use APS-C DSLR on the market. That kind of seamless, robust, and intuitive design instills confidence in the user. Confident photographers tend to produce better photographs. Enthusiasts know this. :))

Link | Posted on Jan 27, 2017 at 03:58 UTC
On article Hands-on with Ricoh's compact Pentax KP (629 comments in total)

The Pentax KP should sell well in Japan. Outside of Japan, again from a sales perspective, I think the Pentax KP will do very well against Sony's A77m2, but not so much against the Nikon D7200 and especially Canon's 80D. The Canon's auto focus and touchscreen technologies will keep it well ahead of the APS-C enthusiast DSLR pack for a very long time to come. :))

Link | Posted on Jan 27, 2017 at 03:01 UTC as 35th comment | 10 replies

Blame it on the new guy. :))

Link | Posted on Jan 23, 2017 at 21:28 UTC as 21st comment
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5 Review (1194 comments in total)
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Donnie G: Panasonic has proven that there is a niche market for interchangeable lens video cameras with SLR ergonomics at the $2,000 price point. My question would be whether or not their GH5 delivers the most bang for the buck once it's outfitted with a lens and the other accessories needed for film making compared to an all in one video camera like Canon's XC-20. I suppose it all depends on user preferences, but I'd love to see a comparison between the two anyway. Oh, and, good job Panasonic. :))

Actually Steve, I think you summed things up quite nicely. The GH5 being of greater value to the person who's investing, long term, in a system, while the XC-20 is a stand alone product with no system requirement. Both are valuable in their own way, but to different types of customers. :))

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2017 at 12:32 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5 Review (1194 comments in total)

Panasonic has proven that there is a niche market for interchangeable lens video cameras with SLR ergonomics at the $2,000 price point. My question would be whether or not their GH5 delivers the most bang for the buck once it's outfitted with a lens and the other accessories needed for film making compared to an all in one video camera like Canon's XC-20. I suppose it all depends on user preferences, but I'd love to see a comparison between the two anyway. Oh, and, good job Panasonic. :))

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2017 at 11:35 UTC as 178th comment | 4 replies

Keep the wife or get new gear. Keep the kids or get new gear. Keep the house or get used gear. Decisions, decisions! Happy Holidays! :))

Link | Posted on Dec 27, 2016 at 16:52 UTC as 102nd comment
On article Modern Mirrorless: Canon EOS M5 Review (1624 comments in total)
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Donnie G: With the M5, Canon delivers an enthusiast level, compact mirrorless ILC that is so easy to use it will sell by the boatload, much like their Rebel line has done for the last 13 years. Seems to me to be exactly the kind of product I would want to be able to offer to shoppers if I were running a 32 billion dollar optical and imaging company. Just saying. :))

@fateeman,
I see the problem now. You think that just because I've predicted that the Canon M5 will be yet another sales success for that brand then your "no name" product will be banished to the trash heap of laughable camera history, kinda like Hillary Clinton's comical political defeats. Frankly, I'm surprised that you or anyone else could actually think that anything posted here could be such a powerful influence on the world's shopping habits. Thanks for the vote of confidence in my powers of persuasion anyway. Merry Christmas! :))

Link | Posted on Dec 21, 2016 at 15:58 UTC
On article Modern Mirrorless: Canon EOS M5 Review (1624 comments in total)
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Donnie G: With the M5, Canon delivers an enthusiast level, compact mirrorless ILC that is so easy to use it will sell by the boatload, much like their Rebel line has done for the last 13 years. Seems to me to be exactly the kind of product I would want to be able to offer to shoppers if I were running a 32 billion dollar optical and imaging company. Just saying. :))

@pdelux,
You should take your meds before trolling so that you might at least accidentally bring some meaningful thoughts to the conversation. Also, while it's true that I like the M5, I'm not the least bit interested in owning one because I don't enjoy using stills cameras equipped with EVFs, no matter who makes them. I love using my OVF equipped 80D and 6D DSLRs and I'm not about to change. OVFs for stills cameras. EVFs for video cameras. That's how I roll.

Canon provides me with a wide range of ILC choices so that I can choose the ones that work best for me. I can only hope that you are as happy with your brand of choice as I am with mine. :))

Link | Posted on Dec 21, 2016 at 10:13 UTC
On article Modern Mirrorless: Canon EOS M5 Review (1624 comments in total)
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Donnie G: With the M5, Canon delivers an enthusiast level, compact mirrorless ILC that is so easy to use it will sell by the boatload, much like their Rebel line has done for the last 13 years. Seems to me to be exactly the kind of product I would want to be able to offer to shoppers if I were running a 32 billion dollar optical and imaging company. Just saying. :))

Canon has an excellent reputation for delivering products that just plain work and they are backed up with the industry's best customer service. So yes, the Canon name will definitely help to drive up sales. Isn't that the kind of brand recognition that every camera maker wants to have?

Specs mean nothing by themselves. A camera has to be more than just the sum of its specs. It has to sell and also it has to offer a user experience that will make people want to buy that brand again. Canon knows that "ease of use", "bullet proof" reliability, nearly infinite product choices, and customer service sells more cameras than any other specs the competition can come up with. :))

Link | Posted on Dec 21, 2016 at 00:37 UTC
On article Modern Mirrorless: Canon EOS M5 Review (1624 comments in total)
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Donnie G: With the M5, Canon delivers an enthusiast level, compact mirrorless ILC that is so easy to use it will sell by the boatload, much like their Rebel line has done for the last 13 years. Seems to me to be exactly the kind of product I would want to be able to offer to shoppers if I were running a 32 billion dollar optical and imaging company. Just saying. :))

Jim, Canon is already the leading DSLR maker and they fully intend to be the leading mirrorless ILC maker as well, within the next year or two. The M5 is a means to get there. Wait for the holiday sales figures next month. You, me, and everybody else will be able to see all of the marketplace winners and losers quite plainly then. :))

Link | Posted on Dec 20, 2016 at 22:08 UTC
On article Modern Mirrorless: Canon EOS M5 Review (1624 comments in total)

With the M5, Canon delivers an enthusiast level, compact mirrorless ILC that is so easy to use it will sell by the boatload, much like their Rebel line has done for the last 13 years. Seems to me to be exactly the kind of product I would want to be able to offer to shoppers if I were running a 32 billion dollar optical and imaging company. Just saying. :))

Link | Posted on Dec 20, 2016 at 21:39 UTC as 159th comment | 13 replies
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