They’re HEEEeeeeere. Those new Canon Cameras about which we’ve been hearing so many rumbles lately are here.  Meet the new Canon T5i (700 D) and the new EOS Rebel SLR1 (or 100D), which is basically the Mini Me to the T5i’s Dr. Evil.  So far, we remain unimpressed. Move along, there’s nothing to see here… The T5i represents a very hasty replacement for the T4i, which only went on sale last fall – and it doesn’t seem that there are many new things about the camera at all. Now let’s see… There’s a firmware update that allows you to preview [More]
When I read this news report, I found myself checking the calendar.  After all, April 1st is fast approaching, and when you really consider what Canon look to be doing, you are left with the feeling that you’re being punked.  Even Canonwatch seem to be skeptical as they bold the words “appears to be real” in their article. Canonwatch Reports… The extra-small DSLR Canon is working on appears to be real. A very trustworthy source sent me a list of specifications, and it appears that there are already prototypes out in the wild undergoing testing. The spec list I got: [More]
(Video above is endgadget’s review of the original EOS M mirrorless camera from Canon – It’s here to server as a reminder of the numerous reasons why we consider the EOS M to be a very forgettable camera). Looks like Canon may have an update their first entry into the mirrorless camera market.  Canon Rumors is reporting that a new EOS M could be in the works. Rumored Specs Include… 24mp APS-C Sensor New generation AF system DIGIC V Removable Electronic Viewfinder (Very high resolution) Optional grip attachment 5fps Slightly larger than the current EOS M Introduced with 3 more lenses [More]
In the video above, MC Contributor and Hybrid Photography Pioneer Will Crockett (DiscoverMirrorless.com) sits down with master portrait photographer Marc Hauser as he looks for a better way to shoot his famous sepia toned images. Will and Marc work to make-over over Marc’s Chicago studio to see if using a mirrorless camera might be the still photo solution he’s looking for… which as Will put’s it, is to “capture the still photos that Marc is famous for, but with the secret sauce done in the camera, then having the added bonus of shooting high quality video that will match Marc’s [More]
In an interview with Masaya Maeda – Canon Managing Director and Chief Executive, Image Communication Products Operations on DPReview, Mr. Maeda admits that sales of Canon’s first foray into the mirrorless market, the EOS M, have been slower than expected. In an interview conducted at CP+ in Yokohama, Japan, Mr Maeda concedes that “the EOS M hasn’t yet been fully able to exploit this market.  Looking at worldwide results, we’ve seen users are limited to certain regions – we’re seeing very positive sales in Japan and South East Asia.  Looking beyond that, we haven’t established market share yet.” My 2 [More]
These days, there are a lot of photographers pondering whether or not it might be a good time to consider getting rid of their DSLRs and moving over to mirrorless cameras.  There have been major advancements in mirrorless technology over the last several years that has brought about major improvements in autofocus, high ISO performance, Image Quality, etc., and we’ve witnessed the release of new mirrorless systems like Sony’s NEX 7 (and now, the NEX 6), the Fuji X-Series Cameras (X-Pro1 and X-E1) and the top of the line micro 4/3 cameras from Olympus and Panasonic, the OM-D E-M5 and [More]
The concept of the Metabones Speed Booster Adapter is mind boggling, to say the least.  Not only is it designed to adapt your full frame Canon EF lenses to E-Mount (for Sony NEX cameras, but a micro 4/3 version is in the works and scheduled for release in March, 2013), but it’s also purported to make your lenses wider, thus effectively making your camera full-frame, while also increasing the speed of a lens by a full stop. Although this sounds too good to be true, it apparently works by concentrating the extra light-gathering area of a full-frame lens down to [More]
On Christmas Eve, 2012, we posted the Teaser Video for a video project called “The End of the World Shootout” by Shian Storm, which is a head to head camera shootout pitting the Panasonic Lumix GH3 and it’s predecessor, the Lumix GH2 ($1,298 and $679 respectively) against the Canon 5D Mark III and the new Black Magic Cinema Cam – both priced around the $3,000 range.  Here’s Parts I (above), II and III of the shootout (Below).  Watch the videos and see if you can pick out which camera is which.  Cameras will be revealed in part II and the guys [More]
DPReview is reporting that specialty accessory manufacturer Metabones is teaming up with optics company Caldwell Photographics to manufacture ‘Speed Booster’ lens adapters for for mounting SLR lenses to APS-C and Micro Four Thirds mirrorless cameras.  The new adapters will reduce focal length by a factor of 0.71x while increasing maximum aperture by 1 stop (Translation – brighter, faster adapted lenses). The Speed Booster Adapters should also produce sharper images compared to using the same lens with a regular adapter. The first release will allow use of Canon EF lenses on Sony NEX bodies, which will be great news for fans [More]
Consumer Reports talks about the new and innovative cameras they expect to see launched at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES 2013) next week. We can’t wait to see all the cool new cameras and gadgets that’ll be launched at the show, and we’re sure that YOU can’t wait either, so be sure to keep coming back to MirrorlessCentral for all the latest news, reviews and updates from the CES! Until then, we’ll wet your appetite, here’s a list of all the compact cameras that will be introduced by Fuji, Olympus, Panasonic and Sony (via PhotoRumors.com). Fujifilm: HS35EXR: 16MP, 30x [More]
The End is Nigh! Here’s a little Teaser Video for a project called The End of the World Shootout, by Shian Storm.  The upcoming shootout video is going to pit the new Panasonic Lumix GH3 and it’s predecessor, the Lumix GH2 ($1,298 and $499 respectively) against the Canon 5D Mark III and the new Black Magic Cinema Cam – both priced around the $3,000 range. Here’s Shian’s Video Description:  We took a brand new GH3, a Hacked GH2 running Nick Driftwood’s Intravenus patch, and put them head-to-head against a Blackmagic Design Cinema Camera and a 5DMKIII in high contrast situations [More]
Our good friend and colleague Marlene Hielema from ImageMaven.com just got a new Panasonic Lumix GH3 about a week ago, and she’s so impressed that she’s talking about selling off her Canon 5D Mark II and DSLR Gear.  In the video above, Marlene literally weights the options between these two camera, noting that the GH3 weights more than 1kg less than the 5D Mark II, while producing eye popping stills and videos that have her ready to say goodbye to her beastly DSLR. As I’ve said before, the GH3 is a transformational camera. It is without question, the best “Hybrid” [More]
Photographer Eduardo Merille posted a fun comparison of the Canon 5D Mark II and the Sony RX-100. While I don’t think that the video is meant to imply that the RX-100 is better than the 5D-II in any way shape or form, I can’t help but noticing how well Sony’s little fixed lens wonder holds it’s own against it’s giant interchangeable lens cousin. Hello, David…  meet Goliath.  ; ) What do YOU think?  Leave your comments below. In the meantime, you can check out the Sony RX-100 Here
From MikeTheMentor:  The Canon Mirrorless M is touted as a baby T4i. It has the same 18MP sensor, the same processor, the same awesome touch screen monitor and it even costs about the same price as a Canon Rebel T4i. So what is different about the two? Which one is better for what kind of shooter? What are the M’s strengths and weaknesses? Are the focusing systems really that bad? All these questions are answer by Michael, who has been shooting with both cameras for a while now. Our take: The T4i, just like the T3i and T2i before it, [More]
CameraLabs recently posted a review of the new Olympus PEN Lite E-PL5 and in their verdict section, they compared it to the Canon EOS M. No surprises here. Although CameraLabs seem to like the EOS M a little bit more than we do, they share our conclusion when putting Canon’s first mirrorless against the Olympus. The PEN Lite smokes it in just about every way. Here’s CameraLabs’ comparison: From the point of view of a compact upgrader, the Canon EOS M and Olympus E-PL5 offer two very different propositions. Despite the different sensor size – the 18 Megapixel APS-C sensor [More]
m43.eu posted a great side by side autofocus speed test of the Olympus OM-D E-M5 vs the new Canon EOS M.  Canon have arrived late to the mirrorless party and the EOS M is a hot seller, but the camera itself is less than impressive in a lot of ways – particularly it’s pitiful autofocus performance – and has become a bit of a joke in mirrorless circles (witness the hilarious video below from The Camera Store in Calgary, Canada). The EOS M is a decent camera, and in some ways, it does show some promise.  But when you stack it [More]
Chris Niccolls from The Camera Store takes the new Canon EOS M out into the field to put it through it’s paces. This new offering from Canon has been a hot seller, but is it actually up to snuff with the competition? Watch and see… Here’s what the Camera Store says: [For this field test,], Chris and I headed to Princess Island Park. Chris brought everything we have for the EOS M, the 18-55 F3.5-5.6, 22mm F2 and the included flash. Unfortunately, we were not expecting to shoot outside, so we neglected to bring an ND filter for shooting video. [More]
EOSHD conducted a mini camera shootout and pitted some of today’s big names mono a mono a mono, and the video above features all the cameras listed below over the soundtrack of “True Faith” by New Order (Get it HERE from iTunes).  Can’t go wrong! Here’s the skinny from EOSHD: In a joint shootout with Slashcam in Berlin, EOSHD put the Blackmagic Cinema Camera into a bear pit against all rivalling cameras between $500 and $4000. It was a clear day and the results are just as stark. Download the full 2.5K shootout video. Here’s my verdict on which camera you should [More]
PetaPixel posted their review of the new Canon EOS M – Canon’s first foray into the mirrorless camera realm.  Canon’s new mirrorless camera has some impressive specs – it’s basically a Canon T4i (650-D) wrapped in a smaller package.  On the upside is Canon’s 18-megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor, a wonderful capacitive touch screen (a-la Smart Phone) that’s one of the best around, and the ability to use your existing Canon Lenses (by using a $199 USD lens adapter).  The one glaring weakness however…  and it’s a biggie – abysmal autofocus performance (see video above). Here’s PetaPixel’s Verdict:   The Canon EOS [More]
Last time, Kai and the DigitalRevTV crew only had an hour to spend with the new Canon EOS M, and they had to rush around the city in an attempt to put the camera through it’s paces in a short amount of time.  This time, they spend a full week with the new Canon and strive to find the answers to the questions that inquiring minds want to know, such as… Is the autofocus really that bad? What is is it like to use? What is it’s best feature? Watch the video to find out. Check out the Canon EOS [More]
In this video, Kai and Lok of DigitalRevTV get the Canon S110 and G15, and are test each other with a series of challenges to find out which one is king of the Canon compacts. Our take: Each of these are decent compact cameras with 12 megapixel sensors that will get you good results. The G15 has more on body controls, whereas with the S110 you’ll need to go menu diving a bit, but it does have Wi-Fi. We agree with Kai that an enthusiast might be more tempted by the larger sensor on Canon’s G1X, but that camera is [More]
(Video above is a field test of the Canon EOS M, courtesy of CNET Asia) More reviews of the new Canon EOS M are pouring in, the latest two from CNET Asia and LensRentals, and the first mirrorless offering from Canon is selling like hotcakes in Japan (assuming they even eat hotcakes over there ~_^), but is this a good option for the first-time mirrorless buyer (or is it worth moving over from another mirrorless system)? Here’s what CNET and LensRentals have to say… CNET Asia Concludes: The EOS M should appeal to beginners looking for dSLR-like quality minus the bulk, [More]
(Video above shot by Gordon Laing of CameraLabs.com shows a test of the Canon EOS M’s autofocus while locking on to the ‘Canon’ logo of the 1D X DSLR – is this performance going to measure up to the competition?) Gordon Laing of CameraLabs.com got his hands on a Canon EOS M and posted his thoughts about the first mirrorless offering from Canon in his Hands On Preview. Here are Gordon’s final thoughts for now… Canon is the last of the big names to launch a mirror-less system camera with the EOS M coming a considerable four years after Panasonic [More]
DigitalRevTV’s Kai Wong is takin’ it to the streets with the new Canon EOS M – Canon’s first foray into the mirrorless camera market. Canon is an undisputed DSLR Giant, but will they be able to translate that power into the mirrorless realm? Here’s DRTVs take: Canon has finally released a mirrorless camera! But is it any good? Should you buy one? There’s a lot of competition in the mirrorless market, so the EOS M has a lot to prove. Kai takes it out on the streets with the 22mm f/2.0 STM and 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens, along with [More]