too bad for the ladies with GAS!The target LV lady is never behind a camera, always in front of it...
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So your saying Canon is dumb? For being number 1 and best selling camera brand on earth. So you are smarter than their engineering and marketing departments.Truth is that big, successful companies make big mistakes too. Look at Microsoft with Windows Vista and 8. Or with its Surface 1.0 tablets. Users told them they were bad products even before they were released, Microsoft didn't accept critics, delivered products that didn't sell and had to return on its steps and correct mistakes that were clearly visible to everybody, but to those in charge of the products. And there are many examples from many other companies.
...their first MILC was the second best-selling MILC in their home country (where MILCs are popular), beating out many of the established vendors in that space.It was the second one - not the first, anyway. Which was the first, and by what margin? That happened in a single country that has a somewhat "special" market compared to the Western one, Japanese buyers have a different mindset. Here the Canon M was a big failure, and to sell had to reduce price greatly. The successor is not even sold.
They are very clear about poor acceptance of mirrorless in the USA and Europe, its poor. In Asia, its much better. Nikon claims that people in the USA feel that a large DSLR provides better images due to its size.IMHO their marketing depts. are unable to understand what is the prospect customer of such kind of cameras. "Mirrorless" cameras with interchangeable lenses are the digital counterpart of rangefinder cameras - and they became a niche market for a given type of photographer, the one looking for a smaller, yet powerful camera with lenses allowing for more versatility than a fixed lens zoom. Often, one already owning an SLR, but looking for something lighter and smaller to complement it. In Europe, and probably in the USA also, it's not the camera you can sell to the P&S user looking for something "cooler". Because or their happy with their P&S (or even their phone, today), or they will look for an SLR for the "cool" factor - maybe never removing the kit lens to mount a different one. Interchangeable lenses are appealing to a very different kind of customer.
My wariness of touchscreens with an SLR will die over time. I liken SLRs going to touchscreens to video gameThe issue is not how touchscreen technology evolves, but how our senses evolve. Touch screens are designed to be used using eyes, and lack all the different kind of other feedbacks we get from other senses using for example mechanical dials (tactile and audible ones). Sure, some devices try to employ vibrations to imitate that kind of feedbacks, but they don't work as well - because they lack the proper "positioning". Can you type on a virtual keyboard as you can do on a physical one? Can you know how many stops you changed aperture without looking at the numbers with a dial, and with a touch screen?
LOL! I do use touch screens every day - even code software for them, and I know all their deficiencies when it comes to usability for tasks that don't require to look at the screen - or when on-screen controls makes the screen display far less usable because of the clutter.Ugly camera - not because its "look" - but because it looks a huge step backward in usability compared to the G1X. No dials and a touch screen? C'mon!Never used a touched screen or what? EOS M has no dials at all and it's quite slick to use. This appears to have TWO control rings in ADDITION. I do like the knobs and dials on the original G1X, but I'm sure this one will be PLENTY useable.
Because a touch screen is far slower to use compared to a dial, and requires you to move your fingers to the screen from the position you use to take a photo.Ugly camera - not because its "look" - but because it looks a huge step backward in usability compared to the G1X. No dials and a touch screen?Explain how a touch screen is a step back??
Nawww, please don't reduce my posting to the pricing question again... particularly because I have addressed that in some detail.It all come down to this - it's price that matters, nothing else. Most people are not interested in affirming "freedom rights" or "ethical rights" when using a tool - and for most people software is just a tool. What most people look at what is the "TCO" of a given tool. People using it for their professional job are interested only in compatibility with industry standards, ease of use, support, outcome quality, time spent learning/using the tool to obtain a given result so they can earn as much money as they can - the quicker you finish an assignment, the earlier you can switch to the next one.
touchscreen ASUS N550JV as a replacementIMHO "touch screen" (aka "fingerprints") and "image processing" don't go well together. After some usr no matter what the gamut is, the dirt on the screen will change it...
many non-cloud, free software alternatives to LR (Darktable probably being the most popular). These alternatives may not come with the same comfort as LR (yet) - but that's a small price to pay if the software respects your rights in return.The issue with such kind of software in this area is how many cameras, lenses, printers, etc. they are able to test the application with. Adobe has the resources to test and support all major brands, work with major companies (Apple, Microsoft, etc.) to ensure best compatibility, take advantage of the experience of professional photographers, and has an extensive knowledge in image processing - and can pay good developers. Also, some FOSS projects unless backed by some commercial interests, may stop suddenly, if developers move to something else, and are not replaced by someone with enough skill.
to size vs performance, the tablets are not really there yet ... if they have enough power they tend to be heavy,So heavy cameras and lenses are OK if they are powerful, but if a tablet weights a little more for the same reason is not? Sure, I would also like a 100g EOS 1Dx with a 150g 70-200/2.8 lens... but I wouldn't mind to carry a little heavier tablet (instead of an even heavier laptop), it it allows me to work with the right tools in the field.