I would have to disagree with that I had a 50d and I think the gh2 beats it for noise control and obviously does (just) for resolution.. Even my G2 is more pleasant up until iso 1250 or so if you shoot with RAW.. I just found the canon 50d got soft even shooting in RAW, I think the 50d sensor was a bit of a failure..All Canon would need to do is drop the 15MP sensor from the old 50D/500D series in and they would already be ahead of the current m4/3 cameras for resolution and noise control.
22 MP does not surprise me. Camera makers are still hung up on megapixels. I do disagree on the mirror less as only an entry to mid-level camera only. I think there would be a market for a higher end mirrorless camera once there are adequate fast optics available. The GH2 is a big step forward in autofocus that would enable much broader use of :43: cameras by a more sophisticated user. While some pros will need the ability of the large pro bodies from Canon and Nikon to drive nails :smile: , some will and have been paying attention to the advantages of the much lower weight and portability of the :43: systems.For all their bluster it's hard to imagine that the likes of Canon and Nikon will ignore the mirrorless market forever. In the case of Canon I believe the rumour-mongers had tagged it EIS (Electro-Imaging System) as opposed to EOS (Elector-Optical System). The name didn't make a lot of sense, however. It's the 22MP bit of this rumour that seems a bit odd to me. Mirrorless cameras seem better positioned as entry to mid-level cameras, and there is barely justification for high-end cameras to be outputting 22MP, let alone lower-spec models.
I don't think it will ever happen... too much investment in an already crowded lineup of DSLRs AND not much room between the bottom line DSLRs and the G-series P&S. Its a rumor probably spawning from someones wish list.Canon would have a great secondary camera if they squeezed their APS-C into a G12 type body (size, shape, and controls), released it with a purpose-built compact wide prime, and created an adapter that allowed users to mount existing Canon lenses with autofocus enabled. I still prefer my G12 to my GF1 (and the E-P2 that I had briefly) for form an control.
Oh, I wouldn't say that. Do you have any idea how many Rebels and 5DII's Canon sells every month? I don't offhand, but last time I saw the numbers my eyes bugged out.Canikon have kind of put themselves on a sticky wicket. Mirror less HAS to be more profitable - less cost, same price. The market has shown to be reasonably strong. The mirror legacy has to be weighing around their neck like a boat anchor