No live view magnification = weak sauce... since you are shooting in live view all the time not having the magnification ability is just dumb.
First, thanks for the detailed review. I wanted to love this camera as a second body for traveling lighter, but with all the negative reviews of the af speed I almost wrote it off. You turned me around enough to go try it for myself at a local camera shop. I totally agree that the tap to take a photo method gives the fastest af.
I also noticed that there was a live view magnification, but I believe the camera has to be set to manual focus for the option to be available. Once it is in manual focus mode a magnifying glass icon in the lower right corner of the screen lets you cycle through 1x, 5x and 10x magnification (I think). I only got to play with the camera for a limited time so I'm no expert, but I you should definitely look into getting that live view magnification working. I'd love to help remove a negative from your cons list.
cool thanks for the heads up.
Even though when i was using the 600FD which is manual focus anyway i never changed the camera into manual focus mode. I'll try it out, this will make things tons better for manual focus lenses, still it would be good if it automatically changed itself into this mode when a non autofocus enabled lens was attached the magnification would be handy even in auto focus too to verify it was getting it right, however so far AF accuracy has not appeared to be an issue with the tap to shoot mode, using the shutter button it focuses on all manner of wierd stuff but as for hitting the target with the touch to shoot i'm impressed with the accuracy even at narrow apertures.
they should be able to enable magnification in any mode too just like the 5D cameras in live view. heres hoping for a firmware update that gives magnification to all modes and gives the shutter button the touch to shoot speed (which is pretty reasonable).
To be totally honest the more I use this little guy the more I like it.
I think the quality of the little 22mm f2 plays a part here its a nice combo.
I think even iso3200 is useable if you absolutely make sure nothing is even close to being under exposed or contains heavy shadows.
I still think if it were cheaper it would appeal to alot more people, I feel the price will come down relatively soon though.
I have also noticed battery life is not fantastic I guess it goes with the territory of being permanently in live view
and having that great screen.