« on: July 09, 2013, 09:45:17 PM »
Got my new "Point & Shoot" in the mail today as well. I agree with a lot of your points. I am using this to hopefully replace a S95... I will "try" to not compare to my T2i or 5D3.
Construction is fabulous! Very solid in the hand and the 22 f/2 fits better and tighter than my other bodies. Why can't a 5D3 lens fit this tight???
Even with the new firmware the AF is perhaps, ummmm, deliberate. But it's no worse than the S95 in that regard. I think it will work fine for around the house and vacation duty.
Although I know its a mini T4/5i i really don't want to shoot raw and process. My desire it to just shoot jpg and be done with it. And as compared to my S95 I can already tell the resolution is *much* better. Forget the added 6MP, it's quite sharp and the 22 f/2 bokeh is very good. I know raw is much better than jpg on my T2i...but I don't want to go there :-)
I am playing with my hand holding style and am getting used to choosing focus points. I think it will be much better to grab focus on the extreme sides of the frame by using my finger instead of a rocker/thumb knobbie thing. It just seems to work on a form factor like this.
Yes, if you are leaving the screen on and playing with the menu for a while it does warm up. But such is the price you pay for putting a Digic 5 in a powershot body. And I am still not burned :-)
The little 1/4 turn fasteners on the strap seem cheesy, but I guess they will hold? I would still like a hand strap and need to look for one.
I put my 430EX on the shoe and it works great..even if it's bigger than the camera. But for some crazy reason I could see carrying it around if the need arises.
Love the pinch cap on the lens...makes me want them for all my glass.
Well worth the $299...if you are on the fence, jump off and pick one up before they are gone.