As I thought - they're not about to cannibalise sales of the X100. Looks like you don't even get a built-in flash for your money! Presumably they'll have something suitably pro-oriented for flash connectivity - a PC sync socket or built-in wireless would be nice as well as the hotshoe. At that price they really ought to have professional level image quality and usability sorted, it's a bit more than a rich man's toy pricetag.
No sign of it on Amazon UK yet, even if the price will translate as "I can't afford it" in any currency :-)
It'll be disappointing if Canon produce what's essentially a Powershot G with swappable lenses, even if it has whizzy features and IQ. Leaving the APS-C (or larger) CSC field to Sony and Fuji will be dangerous for them; I've yet to detect any buzz of excitement for Nikon's 1 system or Pentax's Q from serious enthusiasts. The cameras that most people I know are talking about a lot, aspiring to and buying are the NEX-7, X100, the better M4/3 models and I think it's safe to predict, this one, and it is to do with traditional photographic values like solid handling, on-body/on-lens controls, the ability to use the great lenses you want to and whose qualities you know (OK, not including the X100), depth of field control, good or filmlike high ISO performance etc. Poor man's Leica features in other words :-)
Last edited by SteveFE (2012-01-09 08:28:30)
Canon EOS30D, Sony NEX-3
Favourite M/F lenses: Nikkor 50/1.4 pre-AI, Zuiko 50/1.4, Flek 35/2.4, SP 35-80/2.8-3.8, Macro-Tak 50/4 preset *NEW* Jupiter-8 and more rangefinder lenses to come!
Favourite (and only) AF lens: Sigma 12-24