Some might say better late than never. I would say fashionably late.
Canon finally joins the CSC party with a fairly kick ass camera. More or less it’s a more compact EOS 650D with a new lens mount, the new EF-M, so it’s crammed with all the latest and greatest technology. From the processor to the sensor through to the LCD screen, the EOS M certainly packs a punch with its 18.0-megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor, compact design and touch screen to make it as simple as possible to use.
The DMC-G5 follows on from the G3 and includes a newly designed 16.05 megapixel Live MOS sensor which should result in images that have less noise than ever before. This is mixed with the power of the Venus Engine VII FHD processor, maximising the potential of both your still shots and the Full-HD movies that you shoot.
The quality advances of the LUMIX G5 are not restricted to still photos. The sensor and Venus Engine enhancements mean that the camera can record in Full HD 1080/50p, with stereo sound, producing professional movie quality with minimal noise. With outputs in both AVCHD progressive and MP4, the G5 provides wide compression and compatibility options.
Canon EOS 5D Mark III review recently, I’m not a big fan of pixel counting but I can understand why people might have written off the D700 with its measly 12MP, but in real world terms its certainly enough for any enthusiast. I can understand why a professional would need more but I never thought it was too much of an issue with the 1Ds range and for those needing more there’s always medium format cameras.