« Last post by veng on Today at 10:59:15 AM »
I think DPAF and a touch screen w/ touch to focus is pretty much a requirement for the SL2 to be successful. I'm not overly interested in 4K video at the moment, as long as I can get 60 FPS 1080 I'll be happy. I think the key question here is if the SL2 is supposed to be something that's cheaper than a rebel, or if it's something that's supposed to be a more compact DSLR. I'm hoping for the later with features that slot in between the rebel line and the XXD line, but features are only removed because they'd impact size and/or weight, not because they're trying to keep from cannibalizing sales. With the addition of the t5, I think that line will be Canon's new "price point driven" DSLR line, hopefully not the SL2.I think the reason the SL1 was so unexpectedly popular, and why the SL2 will be so popular, is the target market is not a primary body. This shouldn't be the only DSLR you own. This solves a lot of complaints about people's primary DSLR while still letting them use all the expensive glass they own. For example, for someone who has a gripped DSLR, this provides something smaller. For someone who has a FF and wants extra reach, this provides a crop factor. For someone who wants something lighter, this provides about a 1.5lb weight savings. For someone with a FF camera that wants access to some of the ultralight weight EF-S travel lenses, like the 10-18 STM and the 18-135 STM. Or even for someone who has a wife who has smaller hands and wants something that will fit those hands better.
Yeah, in case you haven't figured it out I'm hoping this is the SL2.
I'll consider the SL2 if they nail it: DPAF, touch screen with touch to focus, really good video with 4K no moire. I doubt it though, it will be better than the SL1, but I'll be really surprised if Canon doesn't hold back a lot of things. But, maybe Sony's innovations will shake them into being more aggressive.