AngryCorgi: If you've seen the gallery for the 550D, 600D, 650D, 700D, EOS M, 7D, or 60D, then this is just more of the same. Canon has become an extremely boring company, IMO.
Is Nikon any different?
The EVF is a disappointment at only 200K.
rb59020: No f1.4 lens, no 4k video? No way!
Wow, you want an f1.4 28-200mm eq zoom lens, AND 4K video.
Dream on. Dream on.
Give it to me in an active micro43 mount and I will buy it.
And once again, no RAW capture.
optongo525: I am sure some people will like this, but Cannon missed the point: with digital sensor technology, the extra reflection optics will be obsolete like the film. How small can you make those mirrors? Certainly not smaller than the sensor. Mirrorless is definitely the way to go. Look at Kodak and Fujifilm, be careful Cannon (and Nikon).
To yabokkie: You don't have a clue what you are talking about. Fuji make excellent optics. Always have. So good, in fact, that Sony put Fuji optics on their top of the line prosumer HD camcorders, the EX1 and EX3.
AlanG: I think it will appeal to some people looking for a DSLR. But I already had full frame Canon cameras and wanted a small additional camera. I chose a Nex 6 with 16-50 zoom. I had previously considered the Nex 7 but the Sony 18-55 zoom made the package too large. So I jumped on the Nex 6 because of the pancake zoom. If this Canon had been available at the time, I would not have chosen it because the 18-55 lens still makes the package too large for what I wanted.
You can use it, yes. But the new 16-50mm E mount lens was not readily available except as an NEX-6 package when first released.
Vitruvius: What would the target buyer be for a camera like this? It isn't really good at anything compared to cameras of equal or lesser cost, it definetly is NOT good looking, and it isn't even small compared to much better performing and cheaper compact system cameras. So I wonder what the reason might be that would make anyone want to buy a camera like this.
I think the main intent here is to prevent defections from the Canon camp to NEX or micro43.
forpetessake: As it was predicted DSLRs won't surrender to mirrorless without putting up a good fight. This is the first such blow -- a camera almost as light and small as mirrorless, but with the full DSLR advantages with hundreds of DSLR lenses fully compatible.Competition is good, keep them coming!
P.S. It actually beats Olympus OM-D in all respects including weight! See comparison: http://www.dpreview.com/products/compare/side-by-side?products=canon_eos100d&products=oly_em5
It beats the OMD in height and width, but NOT in depth. It is almost 3 cm deeper than the OMD... without lens. Add a big kit zoom and any size advantage is lost, at least to those who value small size over all else.
Zigadiboom: Nikon D5000 - 12mp - DXO Mark sensor score: 72 Nikon D5100 - 16mp - DXO Mark sensor score: 80Nikon D3200 - 24mp - DXO Mark sensor score: 82 Nikon D5200 - 24mp - DXO Mark sensor score: 84
Canon 550d - 18mp - DXO Mark sensor score: 66Canon 600d - 18mp - DXO Mark sensor score: 65Canon 650d - 18mp - DXO Mark sensor score: 62Canon 100d/700d - 18mp - DXO Mark sensor score: 6?
Nikon sensors over time have continously been improving in dynamic range, color depth and high ISO even as the megapixels have been increasing. Canon on the other hand have been relatively stagnant in its sensor innovation and in its inexcsuable that in four iterations at such a competitive segment of the market that it cannot come up with anything better. I'm a Canon man if owning a G1X and a SX260HS counts. However if I'm going to upgrade to an entry or mid tier DSLR based on curent offerings I really cannot see why I would choose Canon over Nikon other than maybe lens selection and shooting video.
Nikon designs, Sony FABs. At least most of their sensors. There may be one or two that are straight Sony.
I would like to have seen side by side size comparisons to say an Olympus OMD, Panasonic GH3, Gx cameras, and even against the smallest Canon, Nikon and Sony DSLR cameras.
Otherwise saying it's the world's smallest DSLR really does not give any real feel of how small it is (or not).
raizans: Olympus already tried the tiny DSLR thing before concluding that mirrorless was the way to go. I guess Canon didn't get the memo. ;)
Canon got the memo. They just laughed at it.
io_bg: It's time Sony made good quality, small and cheap lenses. We've enough bodies already.
True, but the marketing department wants new bodies to push upon the masses.
Nikonworks: I got it, finally:
Preview a camera until it becomes long in the tooth, monitor buyer's feedback, then release the final review written as not to upset any one portion of the market, vendor or buyer.
This premise is not how DPReview became DPReview.
But I guess things change for better or worse.
A real shame.
I stopped all of my printed publication photography subscriptions because all of the reviews became nothing more than a glorified manufacturer's spec sheet.
DPReview, Let's get back to business, please.
As Nikonworks stated, and I would add... in a timely manner.
In other words, before the camera becomes obsolete.
How long has the NEX-6 been on sale now? And all we get from dpREVIEW is an 'updated PREVIEW'.
Could be useful for shooting video with wide and ultrawide lenses. Don't need/want AF for shooting video anyway.
hydrospanner: I've said it before and I'll say it again...if the camera makers want people to buy a compact camera from them and use it instead of a cell phone, they have to be able to do things the cell cannot.
Rugged/waterproof is one area, and high-end specs are another...they do both of these, but never in the same model.
If Canon/Nikon/Sony/Panny/Fuji/anyone would make a rugged, waterproof *advanced* compact (RAW, PASM controls, fast glass, and large sensor at a minimum...with nice extras being built-in wi-fi, GPS, and HDR)...maybe even with a metal body...they'd have a piece of equipment that people would easily be willing to pay $5-600 to own.
Years ago, Nikon ruled the underweater scene with their Nikonos line of cameras. Today, Nikon is a has been/me too player. Very sad.
I have often asked the question: Where is the digital Nikonos?
If they built a digital Nikonos around a 1" sensor (ie: a waterproof/rugged Nikon 1) I think they would have a winner.
Rod McD: I know I'd be repeating a recent post I started in the Open Forum about waterproof cameras, but here goes......
This new Nikon may or may not be a nice camera in relation to its competition - we'll have to give it the benefit of the doubt until we know more about it....BUT
1) Why is it that the manufacturers of these 'tough' cameras assume that outdoor and adventurous photographers are happy with such a small sensor and the comparatively low IQ that it gives? Sure they sell, but that's because there's nothing else. If Sony can shoehorn so much into an RX100 and Canon the G1X, how about a larger-sensored tough camera? And 2) Why hasn't a camera designed to be used in action, wet and in the rough got a GRIP!!!!
We do NEED a 1" sensored rugged camera, and we NEED that camera to save RAW files. We do not need a huge zoom range. A 2x or 3x zoom ratio would be fine, provided it started at 28mm (35mm eq) or wider.A larger camera than what is currently made would be fine with me too, and yes, a GOOD grip is also needed.The manufacturers seem to be making these cameras for children and not for people who actually want a quality waterproof camera.
Ugly as hell...
... and STILL no RAW.
Listen up all you manufacturers. Make a rugged/waterproof camera using a 1" sensor and make sure it can save RAW.
Then you will get my money. Forget these underperforming toys.
Kinda short on specifications for a product anouncement.RAW?????