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    Default Interesting news from Canon - DSLR the size of the E-620

    Canon announced the APS-C Rebel SL1 DSLR, which is a little smaller than the E-620 in width and height but about 1/2" deeper. Canon unveils EOS 100D/Rebel SL1 world's smallest and lightest APS-C DSLR: Digital Photography Review
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    Default Re: Interesting news from Canon - DSLR the size of the E-620

    Quote Originally Posted by Daniel Bradley View Post
    Well, they are not sleeping!
    Anything to avoid a serious commitment to mirrorless. What's the market... Hmmm. Interesting. Quite a narrow niche. Canon Loyalists committed blindly to the marque, but wanting/needing a smaller camera. Everybody else has filled this niche in terms of size and lens flexibility, except for the Die Hard Canon, or Canon "wannabePro". Which means it will probably sell well.

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    Default Re: Interesting news from Canon - DSLR the size of the E-620

    I didnt read it to close, so does it have a different lens mount that other canons? I see they put out a new kit lens for it, if so they only have one lens choice right now?
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    Default Re: Interesting news from Canon - DSLR the size of the E-620

    Quote Originally Posted by JimUSNY View Post
    I didnt read it to close, so does it have a different lens mount that other canons? I see they put out a new kit lens for it, if so they only have one lens choice right now?
    First thing that crossed my mind, so I read it all. No mount change from before. Uses EF/EF-S lenses. I will want to see one of these with a big, honking, "Whatever by 300" white L Zoom lenses at a soccer game with a little old "gramma" packing it around, "Jest Gettin Some Shots O' The Grandkids!!!!)

    It will not be sidelined by lack of lens choices, plus all the legacy capabilities. The EOS mount is way more flexible than Nikon, and far too many lenses can be adapted to EF/EF-s mount. .... smartest thing they did, aside from possibly coming up with it in the first place.

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    Default Re: Interesting news from Canon - DSLR the size of the E-620

    Quote Originally Posted by Daniel Bradley View Post
    Well, they are not sleeping!
    I would say that they are still sleeping

    I think they still don't know how to make a decent mirrorless; I am not sure if it is a lack of knowledge or lack of will.
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    Default Re: Interesting news from Canon - DSLR the size of the E-620

    I'm always reading here that some would like an updated E620.
    This might be the closest yet.
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    Default Re: Interesting news from Canon - DSLR the size of the E-620

    Looks as if it's a T4i, reduced 25% and improved slightly. It's undoubtedly the same 18Mp sensor as the T3i and T4i.

    The T4i intro'd a three shot HDR.... Shoots 3 bracketed shots and blends them in camera to one final shot with extended dynamic resolution, similar to doing HDR with 3 exposures of the same subject in your post processing. It's simply automated in the camera. I have a friend with the T4i and he bought it expressly for the HDR in-camera. He uses the HDR mode.... it's on the mode wheel. He likes it, and I've seen some shots that were improved quite nicely, over shooting without it.

    This new SL1 has a 4 shot HDR ... 4 bracketed exposures delivered to the memory card as one extended dynamic resolution shot.

    This thing is getting more interesting. Except for those who want a bigger handhold camera for the bulk, this looks pretty good..... at first glance.

    Still, appears to me that Canon is pulling out all the stops to NOT develop mirrorless and then be challenged to develop a new lens line to mate to a mirrorless?????

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    Default Re: Interesting news from Canon - DSLR the size of the E-620

    I've been using my E-620 in 3-shot bracketing hand-held for some time now,
    and then postprocess in NIK HDR Efex 2. I wonder where Canon has been all this time.
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    Default Re: Interesting news from Canon - DSLR the size of the E-620

    Quote Originally Posted by beameup View Post
    I've been using my E-620 in 3-shot bracketing hand-held for some time now,
    and then postprocess in NIK HDR Efex 2. I wonder where Canon has been all this time.
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    Default Re: Interesting news from Canon - DSLR the size of the E-620

    Quote Originally Posted by Daniel Bradley View Post
    According to dpreview the sensor should be on a par with the T4, which is sort of on a par with a D3200. Nothing to write home about there.
    Raw IQ is the same on EOS 550D, 600D, 650D, 700D, 100D, 60D, 7D and EOS M ...

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    Default Re: Interesting news from Canon - DSLR the size of the E-620

    AND Alongside THAT news. Canon is already replacing the T4i, with a new T5i (entirely separate from this new SL1). The new T5i is essentially the T4i... couple of shooting mode perks, but mostly it seems as if Canon is trying to get past some "Bad Press" on the T4i. The rubber grips have been discoloring already on T4i's and some people have had allergic reactions to something in the rubber mix of the grips. The grips on the new T5i are changed.

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    Local camera shop owner told me the discoloration was due to too much zinc in the rubber. From what he said I believe there may have been some other issues with the model as well. Sounded like the replacement would be out pretty quick.

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    yeah, but you can get 1200mm on it...Click image for larger version. 

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    Default Re: Interesting news from Canon - DSLR the size of the E-620

    So? is it a 4/3rds format camera? ... No. so why do 'we' have to put up with these comparisons being posted?

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    Default Re: Interesting news from Canon - DSLR the size of the E-620

    I joined this forum because it was for 4/3rds and m2/3rds camera users, to get away from those who just want to slag off this format, and their invariably snide remarks. Quite why cameras made by the likes of Canon and Nikon, deserve to be mentioned here, when they would undoubtedly slag off any 4/3rds format user posting in THEIR forums. If i want something better than the 4/3rds format, I just dig out my s/h 500CM 'Blad with an ancient 65mp back ...
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    Even after 4 dacades of togging , I've a lot to learn!
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    Default Re: Interesting news from Canon - DSLR the size of the E-620

    Right about now, I would give anything for a new *Olympus* DLSR the size of the 620.....sigh

    Thanks, Canon, for reminding me how much Olympus shafted 4/3 users like me

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    Default Re: Interesting news from Canon - DSLR the size of the E-620

    I agree. I have said for years that a pro version of the E-620 would be ideal. Seems odd that as miniaturization progressed, DSLRs just kept getting bigger and bigger. Oh well. We all know that bigger is better.

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