So is this the official EOS M thread? Kinda slow in here, guess there's not much interest
cptrios wrote in post #14754988
All three of those have huge drawbacks, as does the new Canon. M4/3 has the little sensor, Sony's got terrible lenses, and Fuji has slow operation and an ambitious but funky sensor (not to mention a high price).
Huge? The difference between 1.6x and m4/3's 2x is about 2/3 of a stop in DOF control, and with the E-M5 the dynamic range and noise are no longer worlds different despite the sensor size difference. If you haven't been following along, m4/3 is now very close to the best APS-C in all metrics. In some ways the E-M5's sensor is actually better than Canon's best, particularly malleability of shadow areas. If you wanted to list a real drawback of m4/3 you could have listed continuous AF, which is pretty much a drawback of any mirrorless without on-sensor PDAF.
The Canon's drawbacks are a lack of EVF and manual control
Not a system-wide problem, easily remedied by putting out a higher end body, which had already been rumored even before this official release.
- but the hybrid AF could be fantastic, and if that 22mm lens turns out to be quality, it'll be by far the most appealing pancake on the mirrorless market.
Eh, I wouldn't go that far. I'm excited about a fast 35mm equivalent, but we're making a lot of assumptions here in terms of image quality and AF speed. Check out this video at about 2:07:
Wow that's slow. Is it using an adapted EF lens? Looks like there's a red dot on the top of the barrel, so I'm thinking it might be an EF lens plus the EF adapter. But isn't there on-sensor PDAF on this thing? I'm totally confused now as to why this was so slow to focus.
Long story short: we now have six companies making mirrorless cameras (I refuse to count the Pentax Q), and while none of them have gotten it completely right yet, there's now enough choice out there that most people should find something that works for them.
Does anybody count the Q?
Will Canon suffer from the same problem Sony and Samsung have with their APS-C mirrorless systems, i.e. lenses that aren't much smaller than DSLR lenses? To me that's a big question mark. Why bother with mirrorless if you're not looking for a smaller and lighter kit? If the EOS M lenses aren't significantly smaller than DSLR lenses it could still find a niche as a backup system for Canon DSLR shooters, but I can't see it finding wide adoption for people looking for a single/primary system without stellar and compact lenses.