one more NX-1 AF test with an oncoming truck @50kph
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On the mirrorless option am I the only person who doesn't like smaller cameras in general?
There are other reports for the Continuous AF saying that it's not a keeper. Moving car in your direction is NOT ultimate AF test.
No charger for camera at that price is ridiculous. I was exited about NX1, but now I'm not that much.
I applaud the fact that the NX1 is a big middle finger to the camera industry establishment that says – get off your butts and stop dolling out new technology in dribs and drabs, because we've just shown you what's possible, and at a reasonable end-user price.
Though I don't shoot sports, I do occasionally shoot wildlife. High frame rates and focus tracking are therefore not high on my personal list of requirements. But, the claims from Samsung for the NX1 are so compelling: 205 phase detection point, 209 contrast detection points, 96% sensor coverage, 0.055 sec AF speed, and 15 FPS with AF for up to 70 frames, that I couldn't help by try a test.
I did a 65 frame burst ... 57 frames in other words, all shot in less than 5 seconds according to the displayed EXIF data.Beats the Canon 7D II in fps, buffer depth and AF performance. And it is .. mirrorless! And has no dual-pixel AF sensor. Just hybrid in-sensor PD+CD-AF, some smart algorithms and a powerful enough CPU.
I've looked at every frame and can say that each one in the sequence is sharp. I was at 150mm on the 50-150mm lens, and at f/2.8 the lens' widest opening so that there would be shallow DOF. Shutter speed was 1/4000 sec. I would estimate that the truck was moving at 90 km/h and the angle of attack changed from about 20 degrees at the beginning to 80 degrees near the end. Impressive performance!
My initial thought when seeing the NX1 at Photokina in September, 2014 was that this is a poor time to be entering the market. Camera sales are in a slump, and among consumers smartphones and tablets have taken over as the happy-snappers of choice for many people. But then, looking at the competitive marketplace it makes total sense. The big two, Canon and Nikon, have been asleep at the wheel when it comes to the so-called mirrorless revolution. Canon's M series was a token effort, and Nikon's 1 series is half-baked at best. Why? Because neither company wants to eat their golden goose – namely profitable DSLR sales. Instead, they're making a classic business school case-study mistake, and allowing erstwhile competators like Sony, Panasonic, Fujifilm and Olympus to land a beachhead and gain market share in the mirrorless segment, which is where the industry is inevitably heading whether Nikon and Canon want it to or not. Now, Samsung has also landed on the beach.
Despite Bryan's commentary, I'm with AvTvM on this. To my eyes, the noise comparison page (link below) shows minimal difference from the 70D at any ISO and certainly less than a stop (maybe 0.5 stop?) against the 7D, which seems to me a disappointing return for five years' progress. Along with a 6D, I still have a 7D but there's not enough here for me to feel the need to upgrade it. YMMV.
I think there are 2 serious issues plaquing the Canon system:
a) sensor performance at low ISO
b) slow / inaccurate contrast based AF in their compact cameras e.g., G7X, EOS-M etc
Hopefully Canon can address these 2 problems.
Let's see Canon's financials compared to it's competitors.
I've read on a review in amazon that this lens won't fit on a canon 7D, any info?
Mad small & cheap yo.
Your wish might become reality - Yongnuo already cloned the 50/1.4, maybe they get around to release a whole Canon-mount dslr sooner or later :-)
I do hope that their flash business will survive. I have a Metz macroflash and an AF 58-2 which is quite good (besides its old fashioned interface)...Maybe it's time to buy a new Metz flash to strenghen their business
But I would have really liked Canon not to cripple USB TETHERING / Remote Control [remember, they had to put a sticker on the respective symbol already printed on the EOS-M box!] ... using Canon Utilies/Remote.
And additional built-in WiFi would be even better.
I'm pretty sure the only feature stickered-over on my (UK) EOS M box was the 3-10x Video Crop/Zoom that they removed from the review/pre-production models' firmware... are you sure yours had that printed?