June 25th, 2012, 11:10 PM
Canon Mirrorless CSC Coming July 24, 2012?
According to CanonRumors, Canon is expected to announce a new mirrorless system along with a few lenses on July 24, 2012. CR is about as dependable as rumor sites come, so when they say that the date is "pretty solid", it's worth marking down on the calendar.
This is one of the most anticipated systems in the history of cameras. Do you think Canon will come meekly into the mirrorless CSC market or look to dominate from the outset? Are they too late?
Source: CanonRumors via 1001NoisyCameras
June 26th, 2012, 01:01 AM
I'm actually quite interested on Canon's strategy in marketing the camera, at this point of time I'm not really looking for another camera but I really want to see what Canon brings to the table, I'm hoping it's something unique and they think outside the box rather than having a "me too" mentality. Sony's NEX models , Nikon's 1 series, Olympus' OMD and Fuji's X series are all great camera's in their own right they're all far from perfect but they all bring something special and unique to the table. They target a specific market and consumers will always have a specific reason for choosing one over the other e.g. Lens line, pocketable, fast AF, IQ, shooting experience, etc...
I'm hoping that Canon decides to bring out something different and not just make a "camera similar to.....but with faster/ slower/ brighter/ bigger.......", as one of the last big names to throw their hat in the ring with their mirrorless offering I hope they release something we havent seen before (no, I'm not talking about a camera that pokes you in the eye everytime you press the shutter release.)
June 26th, 2012, 01:19 AM
I hope they come in strong n put pressure on the rest to keep improving
But I'd never buy a canon... It was hard enuf moving from Nikon to Olympus fanboi... I can't jump ship again! ;)
June 26th, 2012, 01:26 AM
Canon are a bit late to the party, but they are a super camera company with access to a lot of expertise. Like the others, they will most likely release a consumer level camera first with nasty consumer level lenses, and gauge response from that.
If this holds true, it will probably be another year at least before we see any serious glass or bodies from a new Canon system, unless they have a rock solid EF/EF-S adapter for it. They will need to pull very fast AF out of the bag if they are going to compete with the now-mature m43 system, although no doubt their marketing department will pull out all the stops to push a new camera line.
I love my 5D Mark II and older Canon compacts, but since getting into Ricoh, Fuji and Sigma I find that most Canons are too mass market oriented. Sure, that is where the sales are, but they play it too safe and don't cater as much to the desires of the enthusiasts. Canon will have to come up with something very groovy if they want my mirrorless dollars.
June 26th, 2012, 01:41 AM
Those are good points Phoenix about each mirror less system having its own unique features and design- far more so than DSLR's.
I would think it is inevitable that Canon will have their own system, I can't see them going out of their way to copy Olympus, Sony, etc. They might end up with something that is sort of a mix of all of them though, trying to incorporate the best features of other mirror less mounts into their new mount.
June 26th, 2012, 02:23 AM
muaahahaha, you made me giggle out loud here.
Originally Posted by Phoenix
I agree though, hopefully they will do something different, startling and NOT overpriced.
June 26th, 2012, 02:33 AM
Don't say that. Then I'll have to go and buy every bloody one of them!
Originally Posted by Phoenix
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June 26th, 2012, 07:52 AM
I could easily jump ship if it's in a rangedfinder-esque body style with a built-in viewfinder. I've been waiting forever for Panasonic or Olympus, but they don't seem to be interested.
But my guess is that will be less exciting and look like their well regarded advanced compacts G series cameras.
June 26th, 2012, 08:18 AM
The G10/11/12 had very strong rangefinder styling cues. The G10 reminds me of a mini Contax G2. I take it that the Fuji X-Pro 1 does not meet your liking, Luke?
June 26th, 2012, 08:33 AM
I guess you're right. I just want it to look more like any of these ....... https://www.google.com/search?q=cano...w=1280&bih=643 and less like a lump of black plastic.
I love the X-Pro1. It's a touch past my budget. I LOVE my Fuji X100 and am OK with it not being the fastest, easiest camera to operate. But if I spend around $3,000 for a system camera, I expect a bit more. I'm not knocking the X-Pro 1. It's just not the right camera for me.
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