Poor Canon, they come out with this 1080p30 camera to compete with the Samsung NX500 with 4K 2160p30. I see a fire sale again coming just like the first version.
If Canon had the NX1 it would cost twice as much.
straylightrun: It's a shame that Samsung has a very strong APS-C mirrorless lineup with lenses and body, but nobody buys it simply because it's a Samsung. If this said Canon on the top instead of Samsung, it would sell like hotcakes.
If Canon had the NX1 it would sell for double the price. Just look at the XC1 .
Bee with Samsung NX1 and 1.40 FW ( DIS on) with 15mm F2.8 Sigma at macro 5.9" range handheld :https://vimeo.com/137062435
4K UHD screenshot :https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5823/20834737181_e01338502e_o.png
Valiant Thor: This family of dysfunctional sociopaths, originally Nazis from Germany, changed their surname from Saxe-Coburg-Gotha to Windsor and are no more "royal" than any of us. The public and paparazzi should stop giving them any attention.
Go look at what he posted on Sep 11 2015 about 9/11 then you will understand were his head is at.
GatanoII: Phablets must not be used any more as a word, this are just big smartphones, that today is the right size for most users (luckily the ones that used to say 3.5inch was perfect are finally dead, metaphorically and one for real, unlikely)
I have the Note 4 that is also 5.7 inch and the even bigger 6.4 inch Sony Xperia Z Ultra and are just big smartphones, wait a minute, the Note 4 (and 5) is now a NORMAL smartphone, may be only the Z Utra is the big one, but still a smartphone, I'll love to have a Samsung Note with this screen size... but I have to live with the water proof and stylish Sony ;)
BTW the loss of the MicroSD is huge, I have both my phones with 128GB Samsung MicroSD and the fact that I can remove the memory card is very important, even more then the removable battery, really useful only when the phone is at it's end of life and you want to still keep it, by changing the old battery with a new one.
When I purchased the Verizon HTC Droid DNA it was the first smartphone with 5" 1080p display and my current phone is the 6.44" Sony Z Ultra that I use with a wallet case that holds my credit cards etc. The Z Ultra is very thin and it fits in my shirt pocket. There were rumors of a Z5 Ultra coming so I hope it's true.
justmeMN: Sony includes 4K in their cameras, because they want to promote the sale of their 4K televisions. Camera companies that don't make televisions don't have that financial incentive.
Canon wants to protect the large margins they get from their Cinema line of cameras. The lowest priced Canon with 4K is the XC10 with slow fixed zoom and 1" sensor for $2,500. Panasonic, Samsung and Sony are the only companies making 4K cameras under $1K.
Viva Santo Nino: Hates are just pure of hate. Trey is one of the most successful photographers in the world. To each his own. I like his style of photography. He switched from Nikon to Sony few years ago. ‘To take an interesting photo, some may choose to carry around a lot of metal and glass and mirrors and silicon. I choose to carry around less metal and glass and silicon. Oh, and no mirrors.’ – Me, quoting myself.” – Trey Ratcliff"
The #1 reason they hate is because he dumped Nikon DSLRs for Sony mirrorless cameras and his body of work gets millions of views from his fans all over the world.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UJf6b7GKztY
I see DSLR shooters are getting all bent out of shape over Trey Ratcliff because he dumped DSLRs for mirrorless like millions of others.
His photo walks look look like fun , I wish I was there.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aMgolG43ZRMhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gRDo1QAFDuY
justmeMN: It's ironic. Sony makes a lot of money selling sensors for smartphones, but their own smartphone division is a money loser.
Apple and Samsung account for more than 100% of industry profits because other makers broke even or lost money.
If you want a large APS-C sensor then get the Sony QX1 smartphone camera. I sometimes use it with my 6.44" Sony Xperia Z Ultra that has an optional case with mount built-in for the QX1 . My Z Ultra does not have a flash and the QX1 has a pop up flash . I can also use any lens on it like my E/FE mount lenses.https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8615/15947075285_4f58229370_b.jpg
My FE 55mm F1.8 ZA Carl Zeiss Sonnar T* on A7r is the sharpest AF 50-58mm lens I have seen for a full frame camera.https://farm1.staticflickr.com/296/19953600458_3a0b8c3e6d_o.png
I would prefer a 4K version of the Sony full frame VG900 with 12mp A7s sensor and IBIS like the A7r II since 409600 iso is good enough.
Babka08: Every comparison it seems that people make in this post are for larger or much, much larger cameras. The comparisons to apsc or 4/3 cameras is also telling, simply because the RX100 is even in the comparison bench. Folks, it is tiny. Nothing comes close. The review is bang on. I'll be upgrading from my mk 1 to this sometime fairly soon. The viewfinder itself is a significant reason.
Clueless people think a big hunk of plastic like a Canon T5 DSLR is what you need to impress your friends. It's funny how some people buy a Canon DSLR don't even know how to spell Canon, they post it as Cannon.
Francis Carver: "The Speed Booster is essentially a backwards teleconverter... shortening the focal length of the lens.. as a 0.71x focal length multiplier lens... combined with the 2x crop of a Four Thirds sized sensor gives a net effective crop of 1.4x, so a 50mm lens becomes a 35.5mm lens when the adapter is added. Then ... this 35.5mm lens offers a field-of-view equivalent to a 71mm lens on full frame."
Wow, how wonderful, Metabones & Co. Who would give $649 for the privilege of giving up ultra wide angle perspectives? This product makes zero sense. You can get a pretty good lens, maybe even a pair of lenses, for that much money.
I guess you could also say a Canon 600mm F4 is a just a tube with glass in it if all you think the Speed Booster adapter is just a backwards teleconverter and worthless gadget.
If it had a 2.5m dot OLED EVF and 4K it would be interesting.
Joe Ogiba: DPR : Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 makes leap to 20MP
Really ? So DPR thinks 20mp is a bigger deal than 4K. My Sony QX1 smartphone camera also has 20mp with a larger APS-C sensor but I would prefer it had 10mp with 4K.
There is a huge difference between 1080p and 4K but not so much between 16mp and 20mp.
I am waiting for the GH5 with IBIS for my 25mm F0.95 Nokton and 75mm F1.8 Olympus ED. I think it also might have 4K 60p.
DPR : Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 makes leap to 20MP