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Re: Canon EOS M System Announced
« Reply #30 on: July 23, 2012, 11:20:57 AM »
Excellent. Now that we can put the new toy&gadget news out of the way we (and hopefully Canon)  can concentrate on the new affordable FF body which everybody is (actually) waiting for.  Hey Canon, can we have a new cam for photography now please?
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« Reply #31 on: July 23, 2012, 12:15:13 PM »
$200 seems "gougey", like Canon is saying "you have no choice, so pay up!"

Lol.  Ever buy a Canon-branded lens hood?!?
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« Reply #32 on: July 23, 2012, 12:18:53 PM »

I believe all the EOS flashes are compatible with the EOS-M, and vice-versa, per B&H website info.
Thanks for that - I wonder why they just didn't go with the 270EX2 for this camera - the new flash looks just like the 270ex2.

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« Reply #33 on: July 23, 2012, 12:24:31 PM »
It has potential, and as a backup camera it would still work.   Does it shoot RAW?  I'm waiting to see if the update the G line to compete with this.  I still have my initial reservations.

I do wish that the sensor was protected from dust somehow.
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« Reply #34 on: July 23, 2012, 12:34:30 PM »
Does it shoot RAW?

Yes.

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I'm waiting to see if the update the G line to compete with this.

Frankly, the G line is dead. The EOS-M is being introduced at the exact same price as the G1 X -- that alone should be all the confirmation you need of the demise of the G line.

And look for new Rebels to all be EOS-M as well.

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« Reply #35 on: July 23, 2012, 12:35:19 PM »
$200 seems "gougey", like Canon is saying "you have no choice, so pay up!"

Lol.  Ever buy a Canon-branded lens hood?!?

Oh yeah, Canon lens hoods are much worse!

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« Reply #36 on: July 23, 2012, 12:43:51 PM »
Frankly, the G line is dead.

...until the G2 X comes out next year, at any rate.  The G1 X is outselling the Nikon 1 on Amazon.  Believe it or not, there are people out there that don't want to muck about with changing lenses.  Just no one on this forum...

The EOS-M is being introduced at the exact same price as the G1 X -- that alone should be all the confirmation you need of the demise of the G line.

There are like 20 PowerShots all within a few $$ of each other.  How does the fact that two different types of cameras have a similar price mean one is going away?
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« Reply #37 on: July 23, 2012, 12:46:39 PM »
Frankly, the G line is dead. The EOS-M is being introduced at the exact same price as the G1 X -- that alone should be all the confirmation you need of the demise of the G line.

And look for new Rebels to all be EOS-M as well.

Cheers,

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I'm curious what Canon is planning to do with the G1 X sensor... what else is it used in?  Also curious as to how quickly the AF works -- is it as fast as the phase-detect of a regular Rebel?

Agree that the M-mount will threaten the EF-S mount.  This smaller mount will allow the lenses to get smaller/lighter.

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« Reply #38 on: July 23, 2012, 12:52:48 PM »
How is hand-held video going to turn out on the EOS-M /w 22mm pancake without IS? It probably yields similar results as 5D3 /w the 40mm pancake I am guessing.  Canon should really incorporate IS into the EOS-M.

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« Reply #39 on: July 23, 2012, 12:57:57 PM »
$200 seems "gougey", like Canon is saying "you have no choice, so pay up!"

Lol.  Ever buy a Canon-branded lens hood?!?

Yup, and I held my nose while I did it. Big difference there, though; there are alternative sources for lens hoods. Not so for this, at least for a while, I'd say.
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Re: Canon EOS M System Announced
« Reply #40 on: July 23, 2012, 01:03:02 PM »
Frankly, the G line is dead.

...until the G2 X comes out next year, at any rate.  The G1 X is outselling the Nikon 1 on Amazon.  Believe it or not, there are people out there that don't want to muck about with changing lenses.  Just no one on this forum...

The EOS-M is being introduced at the exact same price as the G1 X -- that alone should be all the confirmation you need of the demise of the G line.

There are like 20 PowerShots all within a few $$ of each other.  How does the fact that two different types of cameras have a similar price mean one is going away?

The point is that EOS-M gets you a camera that's the same size as the G1 X with better specs at the same price. And there's nothing that says that you actually have to take the lens off a removable lens camera. How many people own automatic transmission cars with "sport shifting" who never put the car in anything other than park, drive, and reverse?

The EOS-M with the 22mm lens is actually a bit smaller than the G1 X, and decidedly more pocketable. With the new standard zoom, it sticks out a little bit more than does the G1 X, but not by enough to change the pocketability question. So, if you get the EOS-M, all you have to do to switch between a better party camera than the G1 X and a better photographic tool than the G1 X is swap the lens. A lot of people who never would have thought of getting a removable lens camera will realize just that due to Canon's very intelligent move of releasing those two lenses at the same time as the camera...and those are exactly the same people who would otherwise be buying a G1 X.

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Re: Canon EOS M System Announced
« Reply #41 on: July 23, 2012, 01:08:29 PM »
$200 seems "gougey", like Canon is saying "you have no choice, so pay up!"

Lol.  Ever buy a Canon-branded lens hood?!?

Yup, and I held my nose while I did it. Big difference there, though; there are alternative sources for lens hoods. Not so for this, at least for a while, I'd say.


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« Reply #42 on: July 23, 2012, 01:08:52 PM »
Does the EOS M camera have MFA?  That would be a big factor for me for using it as a backup.

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« Reply #43 on: July 23, 2012, 01:16:57 PM »
Does the EOS M camera have MFA?  That would be a big factor for me for using it as a backup.

Doubtful, the 50D was lowest model to have it. Would be nice though.

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« Reply #44 on: July 23, 2012, 01:20:33 PM »
So... another camera where video is the big selling point?

At some point Canon needs to just drop the pretense of being a camera company and admit that they are making camcorders in camera form factor.

Thus I go 'meh'.

Name another camera that has been released in recent years by ANY company that doesn't have video added. 
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