I don't think those specs are as good as they seem to think they are.
Not a camera I would buy but it is a whole lot better than the Lunar.
For $29000 it better be the best. Everything else is 1/3 the price.
I think Olympus has the best chance of any of the manufactures to make Mirrorless very profitable.
Was the class action ever settled?
Why don't they just ship them D610s?
I am not sure how many people that bought the D4 would be convinced to upgrade to this camera?
A nice upgrade for Pros that resisted the urge to buy the D4.
ILC sales will continue to decline. Most people buy a new ILC and then never expect to upgrade it again.
ILC Camera manufactures probably live and die by sales to enthusiast and Pro photographers. Those are the ones that are most likely to upgrade their equipment.
Compact sales are declining but they aren't totally dead. It is just really hard to make a great camera that you can sell to everyone and still make a hefty profit now.
8.5mm F2.8 sounds tasty.
If you want to make money in the camera industry you have to convince the average person that carrying a small camera in addition to their phone is a better option than just using their phone alone. Right now that is pretty hard to do since everyone FEELS LIKE THEY NEED A PHONE with them at all times. They don’t need a camera with them at all times.
The manufactures need to undo the years of myths they have propagated. More megapixels are not better. You don’t need a 60x zoom. High ISOs are not bad with the right sensor.
Simply put, the only camera that is going to make money now is a small compact camera with a larger 4/3” or even A-PSC sensor and a very limited zoom range bright lens. It needs to be F1.4 on the wide end and at most F4.0 on the telephoto end. This means that it will need to be a very short focal length range. Probably only 2x-3x at most. It is the manufacturers job to convince everyone that they can live with 2x-3x instead of 60x.
"we believe that North American customers believe that if they want image quality they’re supposed to buy DSLRs, not mirrorless."
Nikon and Canon have propagated this fallacy and that is why most people believe it. Nikon wanted mirrorless to fail because they were late to the game. Instead they have just made all interchangeable lens cameras start to fail not just mirrorless.
I still don't understand why Olympus doesn't market their cameras like Nikon and Canon. Just get some Athlete to promote the cameras like Andre Agassi in his prime and they will corner the market.
I actually like the EOS M2. For the right price it would be a decent camera. Too bad they won't ever sell it in the US.
Has Canon finally abandoned the A-PSC market in favor of a slightly larger than 4/3s sensor compact camera? Their latest DSLR announcement was pathetic. Their compact sensor announcement has some real promise.
bobbarber: Comment: Looks nice. I shoot m43, but you need a DSLR once in a while. Currently I use the E-410. When it breaks, I'll pick up something like this. Nikon seems to be doing the best job in DSLRs.
Question: Will it autofocus my 50mm f1.8 AF Nikkor, or do I need to step up to the D700/7100 class of camera for that?
Why? What does this DSLR do that the latest m4/3s can't?
There is no redeeming quality about this camera what so ever.
MarshallG: What's with all the complaining? This camera is intended to be Canon's highest volume DSLR. They will stock these at every Wal-Mart, Costco and Target store. This model is intended to compete on a store shelf where price is king. Canon needs to cost down these consumer electronics models annually. That's just the business of entry-level cameras; no point in complaining that it doesn't meet the needs of the serious amateur or pro.
The SL1 comes with the much better STM lens and is available now.
Eventually all of the uninformed Canon shoppers will become informed and stop buying Canon cameras. Until then Canon will just continue fleecing the ignorant.
Canon tried to sneak this camera in there because they thought no one would notice with their GX1 M2 announcement. Looks like a few people noticed both.
This is seriously a bad move for Canon.
The problem is that it is not the cheapest Canon DSLR and it is by far the worst.