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Re: Canon EOS-b Images Leak & a New Kit Lens
« Reply #30 on: March 19, 2013, 10:11:49 AM »
So this is the announcement everyone has been waiting for? After much wait for the 7/70D and lens upgrades, this is what we get ... EOS-b(ull) from Canon! Shame
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Re: Canon EOS-b Images Leak & a New Kit Lens
« Reply #30 on: March 19, 2013, 10:11:49 AM »

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Re: Canon EOS-b Images Leak & a New Kit Lens
« Reply #31 on: March 19, 2013, 10:18:20 AM »
I dont really agree with the comments above.

I use my cameras professionally and love my lenses. I really like the mirrorless market too and bought a twin lens kit NEX 5N because it was cheap and the IQ is much better than the 18mp sensor from Canon. But the DSLR is a dream to use in comparison, although its good and small I find the AF jumps around and focuses on things I don't want it to and I miss the shot. I also like a proper viewfinder not the new EVFs.

I like the DSLR form factor and have all the lenses to boot this is a good compromise for people like me who want something small when you don't want to carry the big gun cameras or want to be less conspicuous.

Although I hate that sensor it is a dog! Reason why I was so disappointed with my 7D and sold it.

It would seem Canon is hanging on for an unhealthy amount of time with this tech. Even if it is Digic 5 what exactly is the difference? It processes more data? Yet the 650D has been said to be less sharp than the 600D.

But I like the idea of this small DSLR. I really dont like EVFs. This could be a good compromise. Shame they didnt put any new tech in it.
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Re: Canon EOS-b Images Leak & a New Kit Lens
« Reply #32 on: March 19, 2013, 10:24:39 AM »
you have other infos?
Yeah, the 4th post in that thread that mentions the original post is completely wrong, and not actually for a range longer than the 3 weeks shortly after the EOS-M launch. It stands to reason that just about any camera would do well in sales in its first month out

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Re: Canon EOS-b Images Leak & a New Kit Lens
« Reply #33 on: March 19, 2013, 10:44:42 AM »
Pretty good value for the money, I'd say.

As small as it is, what this camera needs is a 20mm 2.8 ef-s pancake as a companion lens.

+1. I almost ordered an EOS-M from BB at $549 yesterday. If this camera in live view operates like the EOS-M and has the option of faster operation with the mirror down it might be a winner. But I agree it needs a small fast prime. a 20 or 22mm pancake would be perfect.

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Re: Canon EOS-b Images Leak & a New Kit Lens
« Reply #34 on: March 19, 2013, 10:45:52 AM »
Hi,
    EOS-b (baby??)...  May be Canon want to test the market... which one can sell more.... a mirrorless camera or a DSLR as small as a mirrorless camera.

   Have a nice day.

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Re: Canon EOS-b Images Leak & a New Kit Lens
« Reply #35 on: March 19, 2013, 10:47:43 AM »
"EOS-b"????

What customer is going to buy a "b" camera?
i.e. how many will ask "So where is the EOS-a?" and want to buy that?

They had to go with "b" because "a" was already taken by Sony.

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Re: Canon EOS-b Images Leak & a New Kit Lens
« Reply #36 on: March 19, 2013, 10:48:31 AM »
Now, the Nikon D3200 is 9.35 oz (265 g) and $600 with the lens.
Everybody's guess is that this is the same old Canon sensor, in a 370-407g camera that sells for $800.
What is Canon trying to do here? I don't get it.

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Re: Canon EOS-b Images Leak & a New Kit Lens
« Reply #36 on: March 19, 2013, 10:48:31 AM »

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Re: Canon EOS-b Images Leak & a New Kit Lens
« Reply #37 on: March 19, 2013, 10:48:38 AM »
I think it could be a fine introductory DSLR and the size may entice a number of more experienced shooters who need/want a smaller form factor. I bet it sells like hotcakes.
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Re: Canon EOS-b Images Leak & a New Kit Lens
« Reply #38 on: March 19, 2013, 10:54:57 AM »
I think it could be a fine introductory DSLR and the size may entice a number of more experienced shooters who need/want a smaller form factor. I bet it sells like hotcakes.

+1...  While having the big gun is great... at extended times, the little brother may suffice nicely.
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Re: Canon EOS-b Images Leak & a New Kit Lens
« Reply #39 on: March 19, 2013, 11:00:50 AM »
I am actually intrigued by this - paired with a pancake lens for a high quality point and shoot.  I almost bought a Pentax KX with pancake a while back for this very reason (in white - why can't they make the eos-b in white?).

I also agree with poster who says 20mm pancake would be ideal.  There is always the Voigtlander, if we can live with manual focus.

They would not use "a" as the designation because that is for the astrophotography models (eg eos 60Da).

And I agree wholeheartedly with the above poster who says EVF viewfinders are lame - I need real viewfinder.

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Re: Canon EOS-b Images Leak & a New Kit Lens
« Reply #40 on: March 19, 2013, 11:02:23 AM »
"EOS-b"????

What customer is going to buy a "b" camera?
i.e. how many will ask "So where is the EOS-a?" and want to buy that?
Funny, that was my very FIRST impression when I read the announcement this morning.  What happened to the "a" model.
seriously,
who named this camera? EOS-B? are they aiming at being the next edsel? this is one of the worst, most confusing names for a product i've heard in a really long time, calling something "B" is a really poor choice the US.
the only way this makes is if there's an EOS-A coming to the market soon that is better.
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Re: Canon EOS-b Images Leak & a New Kit Lens
« Reply #41 on: March 19, 2013, 11:04:05 AM »
I Don't Know.....

I like the size of the 5D, 7D and all of the x0D's (Except the super-rebel 60d).  I can see the value of having a system that is easilly transportable like an EOS M if it could focus faster than continental drift.  This one is in the akward middle.  Too big to be as packable as a small system and too small to be handled like a big camera. 

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Re: Canon EOS-b Images Leak & a New Kit Lens
« Reply #42 on: March 19, 2013, 11:11:28 AM »
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hybrid CMOS AF II was a wider area

I think this is the chip that's going to be going into the EOS-M v2 as well, provided it improves the AF performance significantly. I think this is basically an EOS-M size, but adding the mirror box and phase-detect AF and keeping it as small as possible.
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Re: Canon EOS-b Images Leak & a New Kit Lens
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Re: Canon EOS-b Images Leak & a New Kit Lens
« Reply #43 on: March 19, 2013, 11:20:42 AM »
The weight is in the panasonic G3 class - amazing. And the lens mount looks h-u-g-e!

Yeah, here's a comparison to the other smallest Rebels of the past (XTi and XS), sorry I was too lazy to resize the pictures:

'EOS-b'


XTi


XS


Just look at the height of the grip, the EOS-b has a grip the same height as the lens mount, the XTi and XS and visually a little taller than the mount.

Or compare it to the largest Rebel yet (T4i, 650D):

'EOS-b'


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EDIT: On the opposite side of the spectrum, here it is in comparison to the EOS M and EF adapter:

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Re: Canon EOS-b Images Leak & a New Kit Lens
« Reply #44 on: March 19, 2013, 11:41:23 AM »
EOS-b??? Well, this was quite unexpected. Canon did well with hiding this until it got leaked!

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« Reply #44 on: March 19, 2013, 11:41:23 AM »