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Canon General / Re: Canon layoffs
« on: December 04, 2013, 08:06:16 PM »
We should all reflect on how fortunate we are in comparison to the majority of people across the globe.

+1 for above statement

However, I find it odd that someone will bother to make his first post in a CanonRumors forum to talk about a (SINGULAR) "friend" who got laid off by Canon. Don't u think so?...

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS M2 Not Coming to North America
« on: December 04, 2013, 05:46:54 AM »
But when some company brings the same old sh!t and call it brand new and asks for a premium, we have a problem. However apparently some people are perfectly happy about that too...

Most folks got their Math wrong. One cannot directly convert the Japanese Yen prices to USD/Euro. Rather, price of EOS-M2 18-55 STM kit vs that of EOS-M kit is about 35% higher. So, if one is paying US$300 for the original EOS-M 18-55 kit, the updated version will cost about US$400 (if it's ever made available in USA), not US$800 that most people expect. So, slightly more expensive than what one expects, but still cheap compared to the competition.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS M2 Not Coming to North America
« on: December 04, 2013, 03:27:52 AM »
We just feel short changed that's all..it's not because we need the new tech..it's because we're paying for something new, we'd want something new.

Well said. :)

That was certainly my thoughts when I got myself an OMD EM5 a year ago. It was one of the most celebrated cameras on the planet at that time, having won the DPReview Camera of the Year award over its closest competitor, the Nikon D800.

Well, one year later, I dumped the EM5 together with a whole bunch of accessories and lenses. It's not for me. Yes, it's got some nifty new technology, but the old and reliable DSLRs serve my needs better.  8)

My point is that the latest and best technology need not necessarily be what we really need.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS M2 Not Coming to North America
« on: December 03, 2013, 09:48:14 PM »
Given that the original M flopped in the US, Canon may feel that the M2 is not attractive enough for the American market. I'm confident that the articulated screen and sensor from the 70D (or at least their technologies) will make it in to a premium mirrorless camera next year. Its just such an obvious step for Canon to take.

Their may be 1 more generation left in DSLRs but with EVFs offering features that OVFs can't the mirror's days are looking numbered.

The EOS M is selling very well in USA now. In fact, much better than Nikon's 1 offerings. :)

As for EVFs... until they can offer the same quick response, dynamic range and brightness as OVFs, mirrorless options are no-go for me. The fact that DSLRs outsell mirrorless cameras by 9.5:1 (8.5 in Europe), it appears that most folks agree with my assessment. :)

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: The Unthinkable: Swapped out 5D3 for 6D
« on: December 03, 2013, 09:38:26 PM »
Similar experience here. I used to own the 5D3 and Oly EM5. After 9 to 12 months of usage, I came to the following conclusions: (a) as much as the 5D3 AF impressed me, the camera was too heavy for me (b) even though the EM5 gave me some great images, I totally hated the EVF and ergonomics.

So, I dumped both cameras and replaced them with 6D and 70D. Couldn't be happier. Really enjoying my cameras again. I plan to use both cameras for the next 5 years at least. Will invest more in lenses. Hoping to see 50 f/1.8 IS and 16-50 f/4 IS from Canon soon.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS M2 Not Coming to North America
« on: December 03, 2013, 08:57:17 PM »
Well at $1,399 for a body and kit lens and $899 for the additional lens I would hope it would put my $299 kit to shame!

No kidding!  ;D

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People that want small body cameras in the USA and Europe have already moved or jumped to other manufacturers and Canon is too late to the market. Canon realize this and hence why the other EOS-M lens has never been made available in the USA.

Wrong. (a) After severe price cut, the EOS M is selling well relative to other mirrorless cameras in the market, particularly the A7/A7R (b) In USA and Europe, DSLRs outsell mirrorless cams by 9.5:1 and 8.5:1 respectively, so there's no point in shipping mirrorless cameras to these continents now.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS M2 Specs Revealed?
« on: December 03, 2013, 03:39:51 AM »
I just got an email from Canon a moment ago announcing the M2 for mid-December with no price yet. Being 8% smaller, with improved autofocus and wireless built in

Prices in Japan here: http://dc.watch.impress.co.jp/docs/news/20131203_626013.html
Higher than EOS-M now, but lower than when EOS-M was first launched. Oh well, no one is buying till its price drops to current EOS-M level...

Looks like NL rumor (July 7) is quite accurate. See http://www.canonrumors.com/2013/07/the-next-eos-m-cameras-cr1/:

"According to a source at NL, Canon is going to introduce a “basic” EOS M 18mp successor first, and follow it up with a 20mp APS-C dual pixel model afterwards. The latter camera is said to be aimed at the “full frame Canon shooter”, and will have an optional viewfinder. This goes along with what we’ve previously been told.

Also in development is a focal length reducer for EF lenses, this will be announced with the 20mp EOS M camera."

Also, later CR2 rumor (Sep 3) http://www.canonrumors.com/2013/09/the-next-eos-m-cr2/:

"We’re told that an EOS M announcement is coming soon. This source believes two cameras will be announced simultaneously, although that is not yet confirmed. As mentioned previously, the first camera will be a minor upgrade from the current EOS M and priced much lower than the original EOS M. It will also be available in more colors than the previous model.

A second higher end camera will be have more accessories available for it, such as an EVF. The system will also get a new flash.

A longer telephoto zoom will also be announced alongside at least one of these cameras."

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS M2 Specs Revealed?
« on: December 03, 2013, 03:23:46 AM »
Do they mean it has 2.3x faster AF compared to the M Firmware v1 or compared to the M Firmware V2? If the latter then they have really, REALLLLY lost the plot.

They mean EOS M2 is 2.3x faster than EOS M firmware v2 which is 2.3x faster than EOS M firmware v1. Very strange, but that's the way it is.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS M2 Specs Revealed?
« on: December 03, 2013, 01:49:53 AM »
Someone on another forum says that they just saw it announced in Japan! They say that all of these specs appear to be correct other than for a BIG ONE. It is said, in reality, to use the 70D sensor and have the full top live view AF and everything else that sensor brings.

http://cweb.canon.jp/newsrelease/2013-12/pr-eos-m2.html

Release: mid-Dec 2013.

18 MP APS-C sensor with hybrid CMOS AF II. This is the same sensor as the one in SL1/100D. According to DPReview (http://www.dpreview.com/articles/7526513643/consumer-slr-camera-roundup-2013/9)

"The Canon Rebel SL1/100D also has something that most of the others do not: useably fast autofocus in live view and movie modes. When used with STM lenses, the SL1 gets closer to mirrorless speed and only the larger A58 can match it in this department."

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS M2 Specs Revealed?
« on: December 02, 2013, 08:28:29 PM »
Quite believable actually. The EOS-M is selling very well at its current price, so there's no incentive to make any major change.

Except for that 2.3x AF speed increase bit... From http://www.canon.com.sg/personal/news/detail/firmware-auto-focus:
"With this firmware update, focusing speed of the One-Shot AF on the EOS M is improved. This is especially noticeable when Live Multi-Point AF is being used, improved AF speed* shows a maximum of 2.3x increase when compared to previous speed." Someone obviously got mixed up with old news.  ;D

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EOS Bodies / Re: Two New Full Frame Cameras in 2014? [CR1]
« on: December 02, 2013, 09:50:56 AM »
All this fuss over some CR1 rumor from NL? ;D Not worth it, ya?

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EOS Bodies / Re: Two New Full Frame Cameras in 2014? [CR1]
« on: December 02, 2013, 06:22:25 AM »
Latest informationen from Canon Japan:

The new EOS 1 body will have two CF card slots (none of them are CFast slots).

Don´t expect a big megapixel camera or a medium format camera in 2014. But expect more than 18 megapixels, dual pixel tech., a bigger camera display and better IQ.

Canon Japan drop hints on future EOS 1 body? Seriously?

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This is a NL rumor. Highly unreliable.

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Awful design. Awful price. Awfully big and heavy. Unnecessary wastage of company funds. A sure misfire, just like Canon's Powershot N.

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