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Donnie G: How is it that Canon's EOS ILCs, whether mirrorless or DSLR, continues to attract swarms of new buyers regardless of their cameras' higher costs and other inexcusable faults as perceived by the critics on this site? Well, I'll tell you how. Canon's ILCs all have one thing in common no matter what skill level their cameras are aimed at. Ease Of Use! Nobody does "ease of use" better than Canon.

Real world shoppers, for the most part, aren't gear-heads who are prone to argue over whether or not the camera records 4k video, has a mirror box or not, etc, etc.. Real world shoppers buy Canon because those cameras are "easy to use". Easy to use exposure controls, focusing tools, menus, connectivity, and the list goes on and on. Add to that, Canon's world class customer service, and it becomes easy to see why Canon is the preferred choice among Real World Shoppers. :))

Swarms of new buyers for Canon mirrorless? Where? Source? Go look on Amazon's Best Sellers in Mirrorless Cameras list, or Best Sellers in Interchangeable Lens Cameras list.

https://www.amazon.com/Best-Sellers-Electronics-Mirrorless-Cameras/zgbs/electronics/3109924011#4

https://www.amazon.com/Best-Sellers-Electronics-Interchangeable-Lens-Cameras/zgbs/electronics/12556502011/ref=zg_bs_unv_e_4_3109924011_1

I looked through all 100 listings on both lists; there's not a single Canon EOS mirrorless camera there. Lots of other mirrorless cameras from other brands, though. BTW, Canon's "ease of use" is way overblown and just your own biased judgement. I've used Canon, Fuji, Oly, Sony, and Samsung bodies. For ease of use, they ALL have their pros and cons. If you pulled your head out of your Canon fanboy dreamworld for a moment, and looked at cameras with a more balanced eye, you'd realize that other cameras also have their advantages, including ease of use. Man, you're the worst fanboy!

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2016 at 20:02 UTC
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Richard Schumer: I will never understand business decisions and US political campaigns, I guess. Recently the press has been saying that the sales of Canon's M-series and Nikon's J-series have been so poor the makers are moving to discontinue the lines, while political sentiment in the US is so negative for both candidates it appears the electorate wants different ones.

Yet here, Canon, like both Trump and Clinton, seems to be doubling down on a losing hand. Is there some trend I'm missing?

@justmeMN- Thom Hogan is a hack. Just look at his previous predictions. They are all just stabs in the dark. But I don't see Canon making much movement in mirrorless, not with the M5. It's quite pricey. And even with the low-end EOS M's, last year Canon only managed 13.6% marketshare in Japan, compared to Olympus's 34.5% and Sony's 24.8%. Is the M5 going to move the needle much? Probably not, because it's pricey with very limited mirrorless-specific lens support. Too pricey for casual shooters, too limiting for enthusiasts who have a lot of other more mature systems to choose from. This is a camera for diehard EOS M fans who would buy one sight-unseen.

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2016 at 19:27 UTC
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cdembrey: I nave no interest in a M5 w/18-150mm zoom lens. Where are the wide primes??

Both Sony and Fuji have primes available (both OEM and 3rd Party) starting at 12mm. Meh!

@Nobby2016- the difference is that Sony has a lot of other lenses to choose from. I think it's a perfectly valid complaint that the Canon M system lacks lenses, particularly faster lenses. This is not an "imbecile sony fanboys" thing. First of all, childish name-calling won't get you anywhere. Secondly, I use both EOS M and Sony E. I also use Fuji X. "Fanboys" are exclusive to one brand. They have all their eggs in one basket, so to speak. I'm an objective user of various brands.

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2016 at 14:12 UTC
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TTran510: Will get this when the price drop down a bit. Bum that they don't give all the video features of the 80D :( No All-I

@Nobby2016-"i can make real use of my 20000+ euro canon lens collection with it."

I have a ton of Canon L glass too. But the reality is that there are very few Canon DSLR lenses you'd want to use on an EOS M body. Talk about "ergonomic weaknesses!" Hahaha. So I think this argument at getting an EOS M lens so that you can "use of my 20000+ euro canon lens collection with it" is a bit naive and overstated. Ultimately, if you are using a mirrorless camera, you want to use mirrorless-specific lenses. You don't want to add a clunky adapter, then add bulky DSLR lenses.

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2016 at 14:05 UTC
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noflashplease: I really don't see this thing selling very well in the United States? After all, the Sony A6000 has a much better form factor, reasonable performance and sold for $400 during the last holiday season. Can Canon compete on features? Probably not. If anyone is truly interested in the EOS M5, they should wait for the discounting to start. Or maybe for a clearance sale like the original EOS M?

@rrccad - unit volume of all cameras has plummeted recently. And are you seriously saying that Canon shouldn't care that mirrorless cameras are far outselling old stalwarts such as Canon's venerable XXD series (70D, 80D) at places like Amazon (one of the biggest sellers of cameras in the US)? When mirrorless cameras are taking up multiple positions in front of the 70D (now at #41, at this moment) and 80D (now at #45, at this moment), how do you think that translates to units? Are you seriously arguing that the unit volume of sales for the 70D and 80D are GREATER than the mirrorless cameras that are outselling it on Amazon?

Canon's unit volume sales is primarily in low-end, low-margin models such as the older Rebel T5. But that doesn't mean that Canon's DSLR sales are healthy across the range. I think the high sales volume of low-end DSLRs is actually masking the overall health (or lack thereof) of the DSLR market.

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2016 at 06:13 UTC
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MrTaikitso: I just read about this on Engadget, and thought, finally, Canon have innovated in their industrial and handling design. (M3 was dull and lacking in features.) Then I noticed it does not support 4K, which is now vital for prosumers. NO sale. What a huge waste!

@Yake - then they shouldn't be pricing the M5 at a "prosumer" price.

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2016 at 06:04 UTC
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estarkey: Wow! Canon isn't playing this time! I really took note to the 4:3 aspect ratio and IBIS. They have finally took the mirrorless challenge (and m43) seriously!

@Juck - unless Canon has worked out some miracle of digital stabilization, I think we know what to expect from digital IS. If they really had made a big breakthrough on the quality of digital IS, I'm quite sure they'd be touting it all over the place. But they clearly aren't doing that. We aren't saying we are "experts" on a product we've never used. However, digital IS is not exactly a total unknown. It's more like a known known.

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2016 at 05:49 UTC
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TTran510: Will get this when the price drop down a bit. Bum that they don't give all the video features of the 80D :( No All-I

@Digimat- people are comparing it to an A6000 because for anyone wanting to get an APS-C mirrorless body with a built-in EVF, you'd be foolish not to compare it to an A6000. The A6000 is a real bargain right now, at only $550. I really like my A6000, even though I am also an EOS M owner. Given the price of the M5, I'd still rather just pick up a second A6000.

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2016 at 05:44 UTC
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TTran510: Will get this when the price drop down a bit. Bum that they don't give all the video features of the 80D :( No All-I

@Thematic - "Canon will price it at $599 soon."

No way. The EOS M3 has been around for a while, and only now has it been lowered (from its MRSP of $679) down to $479. And that still doesn't include the EVF, which is still an additional $190! Basically, Canon is still asking $669 for their M3 body with EVF. So to say that Canon will drop the new M5 from an MSRP of $979 down to $599 (cheaper than an M3 + EVF) is ridiculous. A drop from $979 to $599 is almost 40%. The EOS M3's recent price drop (body only) is only 30%, and that's after it's been out for quite a while.

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2016 at 05:38 UTC
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Contra Mundum: Have they all gone nuts?
Sony A6300 - $1k
Fuji X-T2 - $1.6 k
Canon EOS-M5 - $1k
There aren't that many nincompoops in the world to throw that much money to these lowly cameras. Nowadays, the FF bodies look like an extremely good deal.

How much does it cost to get a DSLR that can shoot 11fps with focus tracking? Considering the number of AF points, the full-screen AF point coverage, and the 11fps shooting speed, I don't think $1K for an A6300 is that bad of a deal. A Canon 7D MKII costs $1500 and weighs like 3x as much.

Plus, you have to keep in mind one big value of mirrorless is that they are comparatively light and compact compared to DSLRs. I am a DSLR user. But I also use mirrorless. Guess which camera goes out the door with me 90% of the time? It's one of my mirrorless bodies (I currently use an Sony A6000 and a Fuji X-E1). Even before I bought my first mirrorless camera, I noticed that my DSLR gear was staying home quite a lot, due to its size and bulk, which totally defeats the purpose of having camera gear. The reason why I got into mirrorless was so that I could get my camera gear down in size. I now travel exclusively with mirrorless gear, and I love it. My DSLR gear sits at home.

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2016 at 05:24 UTC
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noflashplease: I really don't see this thing selling very well in the United States? After all, the Sony A6000 has a much better form factor, reasonable performance and sold for $400 during the last holiday season. Can Canon compete on features? Probably not. If anyone is truly interested in the EOS M5, they should wait for the discounting to start. Or maybe for a clearance sale like the original EOS M?

@rrccad - I think Canon *should* care about mirrorless selling well in the US. On Amazon USA, mirrorless cameras such as the Fuji X-T2, Sony A6000, Sony A6300, Olympus E-M10 are currently outselling the Canon 70D and 80D. X-T2 is currently ranked #8. E-M10 #11, A6000 #16 (kit), A6300 #17 (kit), A6300 #21 (body only), A6000 #31 (bundle), A6000 #37 (body only). Canon 70D is ranked #39, 80D is #43. Canon sell a lot of low-end DSLRs (like Rebels), but mid-range bodies such as the 70D, 80D, 7D are doing very poorly.

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2016 at 05:12 UTC
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TTran510: Will get this when the price drop down a bit. Bum that they don't give all the video features of the 80D :( No All-I

Yes, price drop by half, at least. Then it's a good buy.

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2016 at 04:59 UTC
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kinglau711: The M5 EVF looks smaller than the current EVF-DC1 that comes with the M3. Weird.
It looks like the same as the PowerShot G5X (magnification, size, eyepoint, resolution).

Dpreview can you please confirm?

The EVF-DC1 is a very large EVF, not because of its screen size but because of all the supporting hardware (hotshoe interface, hinge mechanism for tilt-up, miscellaneous wiring and connections). Obviously, with a built-in EVF, you have no need for a bulky hotshoe connector, there's no hinge mechanism, and all the miscellaneous wiring and connections are buried or integrated into the camera body. With a detachable EVF, all that stuff needs to sit externally from the camera body.

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2016 at 04:56 UTC
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cdembrey: I nave no interest in a M5 w/18-150mm zoom lens. Where are the wide primes??

Both Sony and Fuji have primes available (both OEM and 3rd Party) starting at 12mm. Meh!

Yes, another slow zoom for EOS M.

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2016 at 04:52 UTC
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estarkey: Wow! Canon isn't playing this time! I really took note to the 4:3 aspect ratio and IBIS. They have finally took the mirrorless challenge (and m43) seriously!

Unfortunately, it's digital stabilization. Sony and m4/3 use sensor stabilization, where they are physically moving the sensor to compensate for shake.

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2016 at 04:49 UTC

Darn, I was hoping it would have real in-body stabilization. I suspect that Canon will stick with their no-IBIS policy throughout their EOS system, including EOS M. Here's hoping Sony will bring their IBIS to their APS-C mirrorless bodies on the next generation.

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2016 at 04:45 UTC as 97th comment
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mosc: I feel like 20 is too wide and 24 is not quite wide enough. I find myself wishing there was a true 90 degree (22mm) out there to get as wide as possible while still projecting down 2D cleanly. I suppose 20mm plus a small crop is there but it kind of surprises me nobody shoots directly at it with a prime. Or do you all think 20mm is close enough and perhaps I want to cut off the absolute corners anyway?

Better to have a bit too much than a bit too little. I usually shoot for a little bit of cropping room. Today's cameras have tons of resolution, so people should definitely take advantage of this cropping flexibility.

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2016 at 01:48 UTC
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armandino: given the form factor and controls.... the Fuji X100T is lovely by contrast and you can get the X100S used for much cheaper too....

You can get just about any used camera for much cheaper. But I don't even know why you're comparing this lens to a Fuji X100T or S. Totally different! The X100's have fixed 23mm f/2 lenses. This Sigma is a 30/1.4 lens, and it's a detachable lens!

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2016 at 02:26 UTC
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cdembrey: If it's posted on FB, Ill never see it. Using social media only is OK if you don't want to reach a wide market. I guess press releases are a thing of the past.

Yep, they should definitely take out an ad an old fashioned paper newspaper (which I, and the vast majority of people have not subscribed to in years)! Hahaha.

Time to get with the times. And do you seriously think that if it's only in social media, you'll never hear about it? Seriously? Frankly, I think you've got it a bit backwards. Most people get their news and current events through some form of social media, and that includes news organizations! Furthermore, I think companies want to reach a targeted market. A new flash does not need to reach a "wide" market.

Link | Posted on Sep 8, 2016 at 07:10 UTC
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cdembrey: If it's posted on FB, Ill never see it. Using social media only is OK if you don't want to reach a wide market. I guess press releases are a thing of the past.

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Link | Posted on Sep 8, 2016 at 07:08 UTC
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