New Canon Compares Itself To The OM-D

Discussion in 'Other Systems' started by MajorMagee, Mar 21, 2013.

  1. MajorMagee

    MajorMagee Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 24, 2011
    Dayton, OH
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  2. homerusan

    homerusan Mu-43 Regular

    Dec 25, 2012
    izmir, TURKEY
    Silly size comprasion with that huge ef/ef-s lenses :)
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  3. carpandean

    carpandean Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Oct 29, 2010
    Western NY
    The problem is that body size is not the only advantage that the E-M5 has over existing entry-level DSLRs. Controls, weather sealing, build quality, etc., are all features that the T4i and similar offerings from Nikon don't have. In going down to compete for size, they give up even more features (even less direct control, loss the swivel screen, etc.), so the comparison becomes about size alone. Then, you add the lenses ...
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  4. curveshooter

    curveshooter Mu-43 Regular

    Nov 29, 2012
    North Carolina
    Ultracompact DSLRs from Canon and, presumably, Nikon (they must be working on one), will slow growth of MILCs, but won't kill it. When I switched from a Nikon D3100 to m4/3, the biggest size/weight savings wasn't the body, it was the lenses.

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  5. drewbot

    drewbot Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Oct 21, 2011
    Toronto, ON
    Lol, only the body weighs the same.

    The kit EF-S lenses are inherently larger than the equivalent MFT versions with OIS:

    1) 18-55 STM vs P14-42
    2) 18-135 STM vs P14-140
    3) 55-200 STM vs P45-150

    The only exception I can think of off the bat where the Canon lens is smaller for the same FoV is the Canon 40/2.8 vs. the Sigma 30/2.8
  6. kwalsh

    kwalsh Mu-43 Top Veteran Subscribing Member

    Mar 3, 2012
    Baltimore, MD
    An amusing comparison to say the least.

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  7. Narnian

    Narnian Nobody in particular ...

    Aug 6, 2010
    Richmond, VA
    Richard Elliott
    I view this as more of a competitor to the Panasonic G series. If Canon comes out with some smaller lenses to go with this they could have a winner.
  8. Its funny how many people overlook the size/weight difference of lenses and focus squarely on the body.
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  9. xdayv

    xdayv Color Blind

    Aug 26, 2011
    Tacloban City, Philippines
    interestingly how will the GH3 compare...
  10. Chuck Pike

    Chuck Pike Mu-43 Veteran

    Apr 3, 2010
    Charlotte, NC.
  11. curveshooter

    curveshooter Mu-43 Regular

    Nov 29, 2012
    North Carolina
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  12. dhazeghi

    dhazeghi Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Aug 6, 2010
    San Jose, CA
    They're not aiming for the E-M5 here. They're aiming to bracket consumer mirrorless. The EOS 100D is meant to sit above the G5/E-PL5/A37 and the EOS-M to sit below them. Considering their marketing and especially distribution, I imagine the 100D will sell quite well, although it may or may not impact m4/3 directly.
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  13. kwalsh

    kwalsh Mu-43 Top Veteran Subscribing Member

    Mar 3, 2012
    Baltimore, MD
    Definitely agree. Canon is huge as are their distribution and marketing resources. Especially in the US I expect the 100D/EOS-M bracketing will work really well. m43 distribution in the US is abysmal. What I like for a camera is by no means what the market in general likes.

    As a former Canon shooter what is sort of sad is this makes it really clear they have no intention of doing any serious mirrorless work. On the plus side I have no regrets about finally selling off all my L-glass last year. If I move to or add another system in the future it will be a future FF mirrorless system and based on Canon's moves to date I can say with almost certainty that product won't be coming from them. And honestly I'm not sure I'd even move to a FF mirrorless if it existed - m43 is a nice sweet spot for me.

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  14. speedandstyle

    speedandstyle Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    I think Canon has a great idea with this new DSLR. However it is not a m4/3 killer. M4/3 and mirrorless in general is about a lot more than just body size/weight. Will some people get this over an E-M5 or G5/GH3? YES but probably more because of availablity and pricing than the Canon being the better camera.
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  15. gr6825

    gr6825 Mu-43 Veteran

    Oct 10, 2012
    Looks like a nice camera. I agree with the posters that M43 will always have a size advantage (lenses) compared with APS-C cameras, but this is a camera that a lot of buyers could seriously consider against a M43 camera. Even with the kit zoom, it doesn't look that much larger than the OM-D with collapsed kit. Put the pancake 40mm on and it's even closer. I think a lot of people also prefer an optical viewfinder to an EVF. I'm glad to see that Canon has brought a competitive small camera to market.
  16. Ulfric M Douglas

    Ulfric M Douglas Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Mar 6, 2010
    I'm imagining it'll have some internal cripplings so as not to feed of the existing larger models ... as far as I know only m4/3rds doesn't routinely do much of this.

    But : shrinking the overly large and hollow-feeling entry-level DSLRs is a good step.
    My e-410 is excellent, and a mainstream version can't be bad.

    I believe the Sony DSLSTs are Canon's REAL target.
  17. Tapper

    Tapper Mu-43 Regular

    Mar 12, 2013
    100D may be a nice option for people already invested in Canon DSLR lenses, but I can't see it being terribly attractive otherwise.Yes, it's tiny compared to other DSLR's, but compared to M43 and NEX cameras it's still large. And once you add lenses, it becomes huge and heavy pretty fast.

    Much rather have my OMD. Better materials, weather proofed, superb in-body stabilizer, folding screen etc. Costs much more, granted, but there are plenty of cheaper M43 options, too.

    Still, kudos to Canon for trying. At least it's a better effort than the EOS M. *cringe*

    Eh, still big:

    And an OMD comparison is not really fair. OMD is way better featured, better build etc. Instead, compare it to an MFT camera in the same price range, then compare sizes... like the EPL5 which has the same MSRP with kit lens.

    Compared to EPL5 and lenses:

    Not very small at all.
  18. madogvelkor

    madogvelkor Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Feb 22, 2013
    I see it as more of a competitor to the G5 in terms of price, form, and size. A chubbier, less ergonomic G5 with bigger, heavier lenses. There are a few advantages -- bigger sensor and better autofocus. And full compatibility with the Canon EF lens catalog.

    I see the main market for this being Canon shooters who want a smaller second body, but don't want to go mirrorless. Plus people with a large collection of EF lenses who want a smaller/lighter primary body and don't want to have to purchase everything again.
  19. madogvelkor

    madogvelkor Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Feb 22, 2013
    Closer in size to the G5 and GH3:
    Compact Camera Meter

  20. Artorius

    Artorius Mu-43 Regular

    I really think Canon has a limited market for this. However, there is still a common misconception among amateurs and new photographers that Canon=better than everything else. I know at my school this is the case. They often see my "tiny" GH2 (which I use for video) and discount it right away. However, it is a great video SLR(I know its mirror-less) tool! In fact, I prefer it to the Canon 7D and in certain cases to the 5D3. I think the main thing that needs to happen to get m43 cameras into the hands of new photographers is better marketing! Unfortunately, this new Canon will probably become more popular on the merit of the name brand alone. While I like Canon and think it has its place, I have a real passion for m43 now and love the format! I would really like it to gain some credibility and a wider user base.