The EOS M2, successor to the EOS M, Canon’s not very successful first attempt at its own mirrorless camera system, has been officially announced in Japan. However, the big revolution that many have hoped for isn’t coming. Yet. Rather, it seems the M2 is a slightly updated M, with quicker AF (up to 2.3 times faster) and added Wi-Fi connectivity in virtually the same body as the previous model. The camera will be available in Japan this month, with prices starting at JPY 64,800 (~ US-$ 630) for the body only. Full specs and more images after the break.
With the holiday season coming up quickly now, we’re entering another round of gift guides that are specially curated for you, our readers. In this issue of our 2013 Holiday Gift Guide, we show you three entry-level mirrorless camera kits that don’t break the bank, and that might be just the right gift for the photography nut in your family.
The NEX 5 line has been refreshed again, this time to a T. Identical in size and shape to its predecessor the 5R, the 5T comes with NFC for transferring images to your phone. With 16.1MP on an APS-C sensor, the 5T has the same spec sheet as the 5R which means that it will produce the same high quality images. This is my first extended stay with one of the more mid-range NEX cameras, and it’s been swell.
Nikon’s AW1 is the first interchangeable lens mirrorless camera with waterproofing–and it can go down to 49 feet without any fuss. The camera, though pictured here with the special casing, is actually not this kindergarten-styled color of orange. Part of Nikon’s family of 1 series cameras, this model and the special AW lenses are different due to the way they are designed to protect against shockproofing, weather, water and more.
At Photo Plus Expo 2013, we got a chance to play with the new camera.
Someone just entering the camera market may find the selection to be a bit dizzying. Barring the type of photography the person wants to shoot, the first question almost always is, “What’s your budget?” Those new to photography may find that DSLRs can be too bulky and expensive, and point-and-shoots are somewhat disappointing, despite their pocketable nature. Often, some fusion of the point-and-shoot and DSLR realms provides the best solution, and there are some great budget mirrorless options. What follows is a list of some of our favorites. [click to continue…]
While Zack Arias and loads of others are touting the end of the DSLR, sales and consumer data has seriously shown otherwise. DSLRs are still great cameras, but if you try to recommend a mirrorless camera to most folks, they’ll scoff and want to go more for the professional look than anything. And while the mirrorless camera world has surely come a far way in the short couple of years that it has been around, there are still many things that companies can do to put the nail in the coffin.