I'm a Canon shooter and have been a Canon shooter for decades
. I'm ready to buy a camera. But before I go for that 5DM3, I have to say that I'm tempted to jump ship. It seems like there's a lot of innovation happening elsewhere right now (with the 70D being the exception, but video is not my top priority) and Canon seems to be lagging.Where is the EOSM2???
The idea of having a tiny, pocketable camera that can share lenses with a full featured beast is really appealing. I need to rent an EOSM1 to see if it is really as bad as so many people on YouTube and online claim to judge for myself. But for a while, everything was pointing to an EOSM2, so I've waited. And waited. The EOSM looks nice, but I like buttons and dials for direct access more than pure touch screen ui. And I'd be mainly using it for street photography, where silence is golden, and this camera is not quiet, much less silent.
I'm seriously considering an Olympus EM-1 and the rumored Panasonic GM1 as a combo. Those two bodies can be had for less than a 5DM3, and the M4/3 lens selection rivals Canon, and wins on price. Of course, I won't get the 5D FF low light/high ISO performance. But the other benefits are pretty appealing. Other manufacturers are about to have a pretty revolutionary week:
* Sony has 2 FF mirrorless cameras coming!
* Fuji has 2 new cameras coming
* Panasonic is about to announce the world's smallest ILC 4/3 camera
* Olympus has unveiled the EM1, and it looks to be an amazing camera
* Nikon (can I say that word here? ) even released the AW1, which sounds pretty cool. Shockproof. Dive proof? Neat!
C'mon Canon!!! I really don't want to give up all of that muscle memory and your wonderful UI. It still fits me best. To say nothing of my glass. Where are you this year? Are the holidays REALLY going to come and go without you? Are we really going to have to wait until 2014? I don't know if I want to wait that long...