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Re: Canon EOS M Specs
« Reply #105 on: July 22, 2012, 08:22:36 PM »
I guess I'll jump into the waters in this thread. Is this camera for people who want--but can't afford--a pricey rangefinder, a la Leica?

Who'd ever care about M9 as there's no-built in flash at all?  ;)

Lots. Built in (on camera) flash is considered an entry level feature for many people.

ok, I'll edit my post:

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      Who'd ever care about M9 as there's no-built in flash at all?  ;)
</sarcasm>

;)

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Re: Canon EOS M Specs
« Reply #105 on: July 22, 2012, 08:22:36 PM »

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Re: Canon EOS M Specs
« Reply #106 on: July 22, 2012, 10:25:21 PM »
For those who don't get this camera, let me suggest that we may not understand the generational and cultural differences.

For old American guys like me, a viewfinder is non-negotiable. But for many people, especially the young, who shoot mostly with smartphones, the idea of sticking your eye up against the back of the camera is equally foreign and unnatural.

Over the last couple of years, I've often scratched my head at some of Canon's product announcements. But, I've also learned that they seldom get the market wrong. I expect this one to be a big winner.

That sums up very nicely what seems to be happening indeed.

Canon has proven time and again that they are masters of the 'long game'. And they probably have a road map for things 3~5 years down the line for this too.


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Re: Canon EOS M Specs
« Reply #107 on: July 22, 2012, 10:47:16 PM »
I find all this about the EOS M very intriguing even if I am not likely to get one right away.

Seems this type of camera may eventually replace the T3/1100D cameras.

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Re: Canon EOS M Specs
« Reply #108 on: July 22, 2012, 10:54:23 PM »
Glad to see an APS-C sensor for this camera. I won't get one now but once Canon has fixed their low ISO dynamic range problems, I shall gladly replace my ancient 450D with this tiny package (complete with the tiny 22 f/2 lens). :D

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Re: Canon EOS M Specs
« Reply #109 on: July 22, 2012, 10:59:16 PM »
That sums up very nicely what seems to be happening indeed.

Canon has proven time and again that they are masters of the 'long game'. And they probably have a road map for things 3~5 years down the line for this too.

You are right. They have proven the web-based self-appointed smart-Alex camera critics wrong over and over and over again. Digital Rebel cameras too small to be handheld? The 5D and 5D2 cameras will be major failures? 18 MP APS-C sensors too densely packed? Pfffft... what do web based self-appointed critics know?  ;D

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Re: Canon EOS M Specs
« Reply #110 on: July 22, 2012, 11:32:29 PM »
It's interesting how many photos this toy can do on one battery. Assuming it's pocket size, the battery won't be big. It will run in live view mode for all the time and if you put bigger EF lens onto it, the same battery has to run AF and sometimes IS as well.

Yes, with the battery and SD card the camera's weight increases by 36 grams.

If the price is right with the 22mm, this would be a great camera for family events where a DSLR is too bulky, e.g., day trip to the beach, family events, ect.
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Re: Canon EOS M Specs
« Reply #111 on: July 22, 2012, 11:47:17 PM »
Let's hope it's priced more like the new 40mm pancake than the 24/28 IS...

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Re: Canon EOS M Specs
« Reply #111 on: July 22, 2012, 11:47:17 PM »

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Re: Canon EOS M Specs
« Reply #112 on: July 23, 2012, 12:02:26 AM »
Living in a "tourist city" (Melbourne) I cannot tell you how many DSLR users I see using only liveview to shoot.  For me, I want to be able to brace the camera properly, and an eye-level viewfinder is pretty critical for that.  That said, I never use the VF on a G-series, because it is a piece of cr@p.

I have a cheap P&S that I let my two year old daughter play with. She's used to see me with either a Rebel or 5DMkII,  so she "uses" the P&S by turning it back to front and putting her eye to the lens. For some reason your post reminded me of this.

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Re: Canon EOS M Specs
« Reply #113 on: July 23, 2012, 12:17:10 AM »
I guess I'll jump into the waters in this thread. Is this camera for people who want--but can't afford--a pricey rangefinder, a la Leica?
I'd say no, as it neither has a rangefinder or the looks. If a pro version of this had a rangefinder, however, I'd be right on it, as I like focussing in that way moreso than with a reflex mirror.

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Re: Canon EOS M Specs
« Reply #114 on: July 23, 2012, 12:18:43 AM »
Anybody going to get one to try out?  It's fairly cheap, $799.
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Re: Canon EOS M Specs
« Reply #115 on: July 23, 2012, 12:27:01 AM »

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Re: Canon EOS M Specs
« Reply #116 on: July 23, 2012, 12:39:20 AM »
An FD adapter might be interesting too, though at these price points I'd want it to be fully functional controlling apertures.

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Re: Canon EOS M Specs
« Reply #117 on: July 23, 2012, 12:59:49 AM »

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Re: Canon EOS M Specs
« Reply #118 on: July 23, 2012, 01:22:32 AM »
Anybody going to get one to try out?  It's fairly cheap, $799.

Ordered!

I have a Canon T4i.  This is a perfect second camera, especially for video.

I am in the process of paring my 14+ Canon lenses down to 5 or 6. 

I am going to go with the 22 2.0, 40 2.8, and 85 1.8 for primes.  (From: 24 2.8, 45 TS-E, 50 1.8, 85 1.2, 90 TS-E, Contax 28 mm)

For zooms, I am going with the 18-135 STM for video, along with the 24-70 2.8 II (for absolute highest quality on zoom, I use that lens 80% of teh time), and the 70-200 4.0  (sold the 70-200 2.8 II because it is so heavy.)

I am very happy with the T4i. It has basically the same image that my $8,000 Canon 1DsII had in 2004.

Yes, the Exmor has a bit more DR at lower ISO's.  But if you are posting in sRGB mode you are never going to see it. Even with prints you are compressing the DR beyond what the Canon captures, much less the Sony.

I am perfectly happy with the Canon sensors.  I have been a pro photog for 30+ years, retired now so downsizing to prosumer level.

Great tools we have today! Now we just need a few video firmware tweaks this fall, either from Canon, or Magic Lantern.

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Re: Canon EOS M Specs
« Reply #119 on: July 23, 2012, 01:50:58 AM »
I have to say, I really don't understand the mirrorless DSLR concept. Who buys these things?

Also - is there a reason why Canon does not offer 720 at 30p video on any of their cameras? I don't need 1080, but I don't want 60p for some shots. Plus I would think you can shoot more on a card at 720/30.
The concept is simple, its a middle camera between point and shoot and DSLR with some good points of both, and a few not so good ones like poor or no viewfinders.
So far this year (Thru May), $42.9 million U.S. dollars worth of mirrorless have been shipped.  ( http://www.cipa.jp/english/data/dizital.html )
So its a step up for P&S users.  DSLR sales are rising dramatically this year, while P&S sales numbers are falling slightly.  This likely means that many users are going for mirrorless rather than a P&S.

I'd been trying to figure it an explanation to mirrorless and this does it. Kinda.  I haven't seen mirrorless cameras that offer picture quality or size-savings that would justify the price difference. But camera decisions are based so much on personal vibes. So if it works for you. Cool.  Me, I'd rather just use a great P&S like the G12 or Lumix before whipping out the DSLR.  Mirrorless just doesn't offer enough for me for the price and size increase.
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Re: Canon EOS M Specs
« Reply #119 on: July 23, 2012, 01:50:58 AM »