In what has become a sport of mine, I like picking apart new camera models, working out their strenghts and weaknesses.. Each maker has their own approach, and Canon, bless their sole (sic), has a very peculiar but reasoned approach.
You want it all? Buy a series one camera
Can't afford it? Buy one of a number of other competent but non complete cameras..
Enter the scene the 5D, a pretty impressive camera just from the stats. For the record, I will be trading my 20D in for this camera as it is (almost) everything I want...
However, why did canon leave all this stuff out?:
-Flash sync of 1/250th? Why only 1/200
-No pop-up flash (the original film Eos 5 had one)
-No A-DEP (one of Canon's better inventions)
-NO MIRROR LOCK UP BUTTON (in the pre-release photos I was hoping what turned out to be the printing button would be the Mirror Lock up button.. now WHO THE H...l NEEDS A PRINTING BUTTON ON A $3300 CAMERA?!?!!?!?!?!!#$#$%$%$^#^&
(Sorry to the administrators for my rant.. I normally abhor strong keystrokes!)
What Canon gives, Canon also taketh away... However, there is reason behind their madness. Why else take all this stuff out unless they want you to upgrade to a 3D further down the track.. (except for the flash.. sorry folks, please fork out $200 for an external bulky unit, even if all you need is a little fill)...
So, what else is missing? Well too late to write to Canon now.. they don;'t listen to us "poor" consumers (this is a $3300 Camera!) Let's hope its quiet at least..