But would users of this entry level RF camera use flash? Would this model be a backup for R5/R6 vs RP for instance?Because a lot of people like to use flash.
but would you be the average target user for such a camera body? ie using a base level RF body in a studio lighting environment?I got the 90EX in an original M kit and love that silly little thing. I often use it to trigger studio lights optically.
I concur that the Sigma fp /L are the best examples in the market for us to see what is possible for a full frame minuscule body with no hotshoe/built-inEVF but they are $1900/$2500 price respectively and $1800 for the a7C. They would be in a completely different market segment from the $800 rumour.I actually think they are running with the Siggy FP design here. Maybe it's an a7c killer? Stabs in the dark
Oh no, I wasn't contradicting the comments. Just pointing out a silly use I have for that tiny little 90EX.but would you be the average target user for such a camera body? ie using a base level RF body in a studio lighting environment?
I am not saying that a hotshoe wouldn't be used but used rarely and would restrict the form factor options.
A lot, if not most of the people who buy the rebel series DSLRs are usually beginners or are gifting them to beginners and children. I've taught many people who to use a DSLR and it's amazing how many of them want to touch the mirror or sensor.Not true. They do that in some cameras but they didn't in the RP they said they did it because they didn't want people sticking their finger in the shutter and harming it. Canon saying if you can't afford a $5000 camera you must be stupid.
On camera flash is the mainstay of the casual photographer. Note the pop up flashes on so many Rebels and lower end models. It is only on the "pro" models that the built in flash is dropped on the understanding that an advanced user would buy a flash or use OCF.But would users of this entry level RF camera use flash? Would this model be a backup for R5/R6 vs RP for instance?
Flash sync speed would be based on the sensor readout speed and not likely to be great being full frame and entry level.
Then again, the Sigma fp L doesn't have a hotshoe and I don't think that it could control an external flash
It might make a decent back up if you don't want flash. Entry level and low cost mean the absence of a lot of features. Flash on E shutter is possible but a huge compromise. Particularly if one is using a pop up type.There are plenty of options for those who want flash, and who worry about electronic shutter effects and everything else.
This would seem to be an entry level camera for low cost and small size.
that’s a market segment that is probably large but virtually unrepresented by those who participate here.
Except for people like me looking for a compact alternative to their R5 for pocketing occasionally, travel, while having the ability to share any lens.
Pop up flash was a simple solution that fitted around the OVF hump (and probably a box tick in the spec sheet) and would not have cost much to produce. It has always produced pretty poor light quality and was needed as the low light capabilities of the sensor were limited.On camera flash is the mainstay of the casual photographer. Note the pop up flashes on so many Rebels and lower end models. It is only on the "pro" models that the built in flash is dropped on the understanding that an advanced user would buy a flash or use OCF.
An interesting question! If all the people taking photos now were the same number (or %) when film was used then I would agree with you but...Most first time camera users have loaded film. Remember, people are living longer than ever