« on: January 21, 2014, 10:53:11 PM »
Let me see... Image height Y = 21.635mm, not enough to cover FF 24mm?
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It could have been so much better for you. You wanted it to have an EVF, tilt-screen, built-in flash, added controls, new sensor, etc. And then of course it would be a very different camera, with a different size & shape and a different price point.
Exactly, we never need the latest iphones or Samsung smartphones but every since year they release a new model, i will buy the latest model and do exactly the same thing on it as i did with the previous model....surf internet and make calls...hecl i think a phone 3 years ago did the same thing for me as well! We always want the latest and if we're paying for the latest, there had better be new tech inside We're all gear lusting hehe..we need help.
It also seems that some have assumed that every new camera model released must be of significant advancement so as to justify everyone upgrading from the previous model, and that if it doesn't meet this requirement, the company must be asleep at the wheel or on the verge of collapse....
People just get upset at missed opportunities. It has already been mentioned above that about 1/10th of serious camera buyers are into mirrorless cameras. It has also been mentioned that mirrorless buyers are happy to spend more on a mirrorless camera than would seem rational. You could then assume that an identifiable/sizeable portion of Canon camera buyers want a well built, feature packed mirrorless camera and are willing to pay for it. And given that Canon has developed a lot of the tech to make a great mirrorless camera, I can sympathise with those who think the M2 is a let down. Canon can do so much better.
This M2 announcement causes another problem for Canon. It sends a clear message to many that Canon isn't serious about mirrorless and won't be for some time (if ever). (Of course the M1 also sent that message loud and clear - are there still only 2 lenses for it, one of which you can't even buy in half of the world?) Therefore, all of those who are mirrorless curious are just going to pick up a Fuji, Sony, Olympus, Panasonic, Leica etc. If they invest into those systems and like it (as I did with Fuji), they're not going to quickly switch back. All of sudden, Canon has lost a large swathe of early adopters who would otherwise be proudly espousing the benefits of Canon mirrorless cameras to their non-Canon friends. By the way, have I mentioned how awesome the Fuji 14mm is? And have you checked out the flash synch times on the X-100S - what kind of creative opportunities would that provide you? (Anyway, you get the idea - deep down, I'm still a Canon fanboi.)
The 5D3 and its sensor are more than good enough. It does a great job for some of the best photographers in some of the most demanding situations. Those photographers are no fools and neither are their clients or publishers. Sure, the 5D3 sensor may not meet the standards of a few sensor critics in online forums, but for actual photography it is fantastic. Canon sensors reached the point of "good enough" about 11 years ago when they were good enough to replace film cameras for many pro & amateur photographers. Since then, they've been refined many times, especially for high ISO. Of course they will continue to improve.