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Canon EOS M5 Gets Better Than Expected Review At DPReview — But Rated Below Sony a6500.

by Anura Guruge


Click here to access DPReview’s full/final review
of the Canon EOS M5.

Click images below to ENLARGE and read here.

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Nothing that overly surprised me in this — but then again I spend an inordinate amount of time reading about these cameras. {SMILE}

That it was rated below the Sony a6500 is fair and what I would have expected — given that I, few months ago, decided to get a Sony a6500 over the Canon M5, because just in terms of the raw specs, the a6500 was a more powerful, capable camera.

Some in the DPReview Forums have alluded that maybe this was a ‘generous’, ‘kind’ review — probably given that this is indeed THE holidays. That could be. But, I don’t think there is anything majorly to quarrel about on this review — one way or another.


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Review Of Canon’s Mirrorless EOS M5 By U.K. “Pocket-Lint” Far From Flattering.

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Click to access “Pocket-Lint” review.


Yes, it does, to my intense relief, validate my (painful) decision a month ago (or so) to forget the M5 and instead pin my hopes on the new Sony a6500 (getting a Sony a6000 kit (for the lenses and practice)) along the way.

Again, as with the Fuji X-T2, my hunch about autofocus woes have proved to be right. This is getting scary. It is either pure luck and coincidence or I am, finally, getting good at calling mirrorless cameras. 


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Canon Mirrorless EOS M5 — User Manual, In English, As A PDF.

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Click image to download English User Manual for the M5, as a 10.4MB Adobe Acrobat PDF.


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Canon Mirrorless EOS M5 — Nuts-and-Bolts 12.5 Minute Interview With Canon South Africa Product Manager.

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IF you have even the slightest interest in the Canon M5
this YouTube video is worth watching.



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Canon M5 & Sony a6500 Will Be Available 9-Days Apart in December 2016 — No Sign Of Olympus E-M1 Mk II.

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Click to ENLARGE.


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I had to put together my own comparison based on THE criteria that is important to I. Note, I don’t give a JOT about video capability. Video is not important to me. Click to ENLARGE and study.


Great timing for Christmas!

But where is the Olympus E-M1 MkII? No mention even as pre-order.

My plan is NOT to get ANOTHER camera this year and wait until January 2017. But that plan may fall by wayside.


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The New Sony a6500 In Terms Of Raw Specs Shames Both Canon M5 & Olympus E-M1 MkII!

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I had to put together my own comparison based on THE criteria that is important to I. Note, I don’t give a JOT about video capability. Video is not important to me. Click to ENLARGE and study.


Wow. Wow. WOW!

In terms of raw specs the bloody Sony a6500 blows everybody out of the bloody water.

 

But, I just cannot muster any enthusiasm, let alone passion, to get another Sony! Sony’s, from my limited experience, leave me FRIGID! I am not going to get a camera that I do not like. Sorry.

I really need to give image stabilization (IS) some serious consideration. Why?

Because I keep on drifting towards the Canon M5 because of its APS-C sensor. Do I want to compromise with a Four Thirds? 


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The New Sony a6500, with 5-Axis IS, Like A Cat Among The Pigeons, Re. Olympus, Canon & Fuji.

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From “DPReview” — of course. Click image to access “DPReview” post.


No question.

DEFINITELY changes complexion & dynamics of the 2016 Year-End High End Mirrorless Market.

Definite competition for the new Canon EOS M5, the Micro Four Thirds Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mk II & the Fuji X-T2, which made its debut in September 2016.

I plan to do my own comparison this weekend.

Not as much of an issue for I. I have discovered that there is NO CHEMISTRY between me and Sony! So, I would avoid a Sony even if it is the BEST camera on the market. No point having a camera that you don’t like.

Talking of which, my new Samsung NX500. WOW! 


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Nikon P900 — One Month Review After Taking 4,000 Pictures!

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Click pictures to ENLARGE.

Attribution WILL be enforced.

3,989th image taken with my Nikon P900, on Thursday, September 29, 2016.


This is one heck of a camera!

I am very impressed with it. I am very fond of it.
I love using it.

Amazingly easy (and forgiving) camera to use.

Despite not having a control wheel and only one ‘Fn’ button, you can set it up for a shoot,
ONCE you have assigned ‘White Balance‘ to the ‘Fn’ just going, click, click, click, click.

3,930th image taken with Nikon P900


I picked up this Nikon P900, from Best Buy, on Sunday, August 28, 2016. I did not start using it until the next day. Thus, today, nominally is the ‘1 month’ anniversary (though I know that stictly speaking it is 1 month & 1 day).

The last picture I took today, September 29, in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire, around 3pm, has a serial number 4,058. And over the course of the month I might have deleted 40 pictures or so. Basically not many. This camera takes ‘KEEPERS’.

4,000 in a MONTH is the most I have shot with any of my dozen or so cameras over the last 2 years.

When I shot 2,500 in the first month with my now relegated (i.e., traded-in) Fuji X-E2s, I thought that was a lot. Well I have taken 60% more pictures with the P900 — and I wasn’t trying. If I am to be frank over the last week, I have been so busy, that I didn’t have much time to use the camera.

4,000th photo taken with my Nikon P900, on Thursday, September 29, 2016.


Yes, I am fully aware (and sometimes conscious) that it is a 16MP 1/2.3″ sensor and the few prints I have had does show that — though they are not bad. But the images, as you have seen, over the last month, are just great for Web use, even when reduced to 1600×1200.

I got this camera as a ‘Grin & Giggles‘ to tide me over for 6 weeks, till I finished the “Brain Meditation” book — and while I was waiting for the likes of a Canon EOS M5.

Well, I am so happy with this camera that I am going to take my time deciding on the next camera. Plus I am writing another QUICK “Brain Meditation” book.

Plus, I will not get rid of this P900. I am going to keep it. Yes, I might end up with 3 or 4 cameras BUT the P900 is staying,

I definitely recommend it — HIGHLY.

A great, wonderful camera for an intermediate ameteur.


Images from the range 3,945 to 3,999.






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Canon Mirrorless EOS M5 — DPReview YouTube Video From PhotoKina. Worth Watching.

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Same video if you prefer the link. Click image to access.


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Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mk II Delayed? Has Canon With EOS M5 Already Stolen The Mirrorless Thunder?

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Click here for the full, original “DPReview” post
with entire Olympus Press Release.

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Well the much anticipated Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mk II, as was expected, has been announced at PhotoKina 2016. But the wording on Olympus’s press release is curious. It says: “Olympus Announces The Development Of Its New Flagship Camera …”

“Announces The Development” …

Claims that the camera will come LATER this year, i.e., 2016.

Does that mean December 2016 — the Canon M5 slated to be available in the first week on December.

The specs, as I always expected them to be, are FORMIDABLE. It looks like it will be one heck of a camera.

But, in the end, push-comes-to-shove, the Olympus despite all of its bells and whistles is a Micro Four-Thirds (4/3″) and the Canon M5 is an APS-C — and sensor size does matter. I might, however, be TEMPTED to wait to see what the Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mk II can really deliver.

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Enlarge and stare at. From “canonrumors.com” — with THANKS.


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