[Review] EOS 1D-X By Andy Rouse

Well known wildlife photographer Andy Rouse is among the first (and selected few) to have had an EOS-1D X in his hands. This is more a kind of field-test, less a lab-setting based investigation of camera performance. Auto-focus is tested and described in a comprehensive way. Face detection is also put under stress, with an owl. While I suggest you have a look at the review on your own, i quote some excerpts from the conclusion:

The AF system I found to be astoundingly accurate […] it could lock onto anything […]. The images I have shown here are all razor sharp, again I was surprised to see so many in a sequence with such fast action. I’m quite happy to say that after my limited testing I can see that the AF system is probably the best I have ever used. Yes it is quite complex, but […] for 99% of you they will be fine.

[…] noise performance. I have never seen a Canon file like it, at the kind of ISO’s I like to shoot at, the image quality is great, detail is intense and the noise is not an issue.

For the time being the EOS-1D X can be pre-ordered for $6,799.00 at Adorama (click here)B&H (click here)Amazon US (click here) and DigitalRev (click here).

[via landscapephotographymagazine]

[Review] EOS M vs. Rebel T4i/650D, Panasonic GX1, Nikon 1 V1/1 J1

Techradar posted some comparisons/buying guides for you to check. Keep in mind that for the time being there are only pre-production models of the EOS M, so a professional made comparison with other gear is yet not feasible. The EOS M (click here to see all specs) is compared to the Rebel T4i/650D (which has the same sensor as the EOS M), the Panasonic GX1 and to Nikon’s 1 V1 and 1 J1.

Price check of cited cameras:

EOS M: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon CA, KEH Camera, BestBuy, Canon CA, Canon USA Panasonic GX1: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon CA, KEH Camera, BestBuy, Canon CA, Canon USA Nikon 1 V1: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon CA, KEH Camera, BestBuy, Canon CA, Canon USA Nikon 1 J1: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon CA, KEH Camera, BestBuy, Canon CA, Canon USA

[Review] Next EOS M Reviews And Hands-On Round-Up

Yeah, Hello New EOS World! Just want to list some of the last resources related to the EOS M (the ILC with the best sensor on the market) I have found on the web. First of all, all the pics you see above and below are by Jet Daisuke, and were shot in Tokyo a few days ago. Let’s start with an in-depth preview of the EOS M made by Camera Labs. From the verdict:

[…] having compatibility (with some limitations) to the entire EF lens catalogue which makes it extremely tempting to existing Canon DSLR owners. Second is having a decent sized APS-C sensor with performance that’s identical to an existing EOS DSLR. Third, for me anyway, is also sharing the movie capabilities of EOS DSLRs including a decent array of frame rates, full manual exposure control, audio level adjustment and the chance to connect an external microphone. Fourth is the standard hotshoe, which can accommodate any of the Canon Speedlites, and fifth is the decent touch-screen interface which includes pinch and swiping gestures. As for the hybrid AF system, this could become a big plus point or a negative depending on its performance in practice.

Next, DPreview has updated its first impressions review “with lots more information, including our own hands-on pictures of the camera and a video illustrating the shutter sound“. Nofilmschool is pasticularly interested to know if moire and aliasing have been improved. The hands-on is done from a film-makers point of view. Thoughts and impressions by Amin Sabet on The Online Photographer. Another hands-om at EOSHD. Finally, I would also like to feature two posts by techradar. First one analyzes the impact Canon’s entry in the mirrorless market may have on the industry, the second one discusses the possible dead of (Canon) DSLRs because of the raising of mirrorless system cameras.

Canon EOS-M preorder links:

EOS M page on Amazon (click here), Adorama (click here), B&H (click here)
If you live in Germany: wexcameras.de (click here)

EOS M page on Amazon (click here), Adorama (click here), B&H (click here)
EOS M Black at Amazon (click here), Amazon UK (click here), Adorama (click here) and BHphoto (click here).
EOS M White at BHphoto (click here).
EOS M 22mm pancake at Amazon (click here), Adorama (click here) and BHphoto (click here).
EOS M 18-55mm kit lens at Amazon (click here), Adorama (click here) and BHphoto (click here).
EOS M adapter at Amazon (click here) and BHphoto (click here).
EOS M Flash at Amazon (click here), Adorama (click here) and BHphoto (click here).

More pre-order options here.

Uhhh…would like to have all these lenses
Looks cool…
Definitely cool!
Supercool!

 

[Review] Ken Rockwell Spoke About The EOS M

Just a quick post I shamelessly “stole” from my friends over at mirrorlessrumors.com. Ken Rockwell gave us his word and thoughts about the newly released EOS M: No one made it right but Canon, EOS M is the “world’s first serious mirrorless camera

By “serious,” I mean professional grade. Sony, Samsung, Olympus, Panasonic and other third-tier brands offer lots of mirrorless cameras, but then aren’t pro grade; they are just consumer electronics products and usually only with smaller 4/3 sensors (or smaller) and/or lens mounts often with few advanced lenses available.

No comment. :-)

Canon EOS-M preorder links:

EOS M page on Amazon (click here), Adorama (click here), B&H (click here)
If you live in Germany: wexcameras.de (click here)

EOS M page on Amazon (click here), Adorama (click here), B&H (click here)
EOS M Black at Amazon (click here), Amazon UK (click here), Adorama (click here) and BHphoto (click here).
EOS M White at BHphoto (click here).
EOS M 22mm pancake at Amazon (click here), Adorama (click here) and BHphoto (click here).
EOS M 18-55mm kit lens at Amazon (click here), Adorama (click here) and BHphoto (click here).
EOS M adapter at Amazon (click here) and BHphoto (click here).
EOS M Flash at Amazon (click here), Adorama (click here) and BHphoto (click here).

More pre-order options here. The image of the EOS M chassis below comes via CSCmagazine.

 

 

Big EOS M Competitors, Reviews And Hands-On Survey

Pre-orders: EOS M page on AmazonEOS M search on Amazon UKEOS M on B&H and Adorama. If you live in Germany stop by at wexcameras.de. For more pre-order links (US, UK, DE, world-wide) and specifications click here.

After the heat of Canon’s EOS M announcement (and related server crashes :-)) it’s time to round-up the available news, reviews and hands-ons. Canon’s first attempt in the mirrorless market is a consumer oriented camera, it will typically be sold as a kit with the EF-M 22mm f/2 STM lens for $799 (B&HAdorama). Canon also announced another lens for the EOS M, the EF-M 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens, sold for $299.99 (AdoramaB&H). Various accessories are also available (click here for Amazon’s EOS M page). Nevertheless, while aiming at the consumer market the EOS M has all the advanced/manual controls needed for a creative approach to photography. And there is more: the EOS M can use Canon’s whole lens line-up with the EF-M Lens adapter for EF/EF-S lenses ($199.99, Amazon and B&H). Canon wanted to keep things simple, aiming at users who want high quality images without the complexity of a DSLR. As you probably know, a more pro oriented mirrorless camera by Canon is expected to be announced for Photokina, in September 2012.
Compared to its direct competitors, the EOS M costs $50 more than the Panasonic GF5 with 14mm f/2.5 pancake and $400 more than the Panasonic GF3 with the same 14mm lensPanasonic’s GX1 with 14-42mm kit lens is $250 less, with the 14-42mm Power Zoom lens the GX1 is $50 more expensive than the EOS M. Compared to Olympus, the EOS M costs $200 more than the E-PL3 with the  17mm pancake. Compared to Sony’s more pro oriented NEX7 (body only), the EOS M is $ 400 less, compared to the recently released NEX F3 with the 18-55mm it’s $200 more. Finally,  there is Nikon, the EOS M costs $50 more than the 1 V1 with the 10-30mm lens, and $300 more than the 1 J1 with the same lens.

Let’s go for the reviews. Engadget (video below), The Verge, comprehensive hands-on at pocket-lint and digitalcamerainfo. Another hands-on at whatdigitalcamera (second video below), preview at C|Net UK. The filmmakers at EOSHD also had their hands on the EOS M. Philip Bloom (The death of the DSLR  in it’s current form is inevitable), Dpreview and Techradar and Imaging Resource and Spanish hands-on at DSLRmagazine, and German at heise.de. More and more EOS M clips on youtube.

Let me know your thoughts….