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.
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.
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.