« on: November 05, 2013, 01:43:50 AM »
This camera, at this price, is just an EPIC FAIL.It's only one model in their line-up. Even if it doesn''t turn out to be a huge success, good on them for trying. I like seeing camera companies doing new things, even more-so when they know that it won't appeal to the mass market. And Canon's no stranger to this. Just look at the 60Da. Despite all of the doom and gloom about DSLR makers, to me the 60Da suggests that Canon does look to niche markets and tries to supply what people want.
Someone at Sony's opened a good bottle tonight.
Nikon have done exactly the same. They've identified that a lot of people want simplicity, and this is their take on it. And I think it should do well.
I'm also surprised/exicited to see that everything (including ISO) is controllable manually (if using a lens with an aperture ring). While I'm not really a "retro" design person, I know I prefer direct access dials to buttons, LCD screens and menus, and I suspect I'm not the only one. Another big positive for this camera.
Canon will give us DAE1.... someday....