The G1X Mk II interface is generally pleasant and well designed. Even if the possibilities of parameterization are vast, one is not drowned under the menus and sub-menus as it is often the case elsewhere (Sony RX, Panasonic Lumix G, Nikon SLR …). The 7.7 cm and 1040,000 px touchscreen, borrowed from the EOS 70D, is a great help in choosing the collimator, navigating menus, and is overall very pleasant to handle, although sometimes a not sensitive from a tactile point of view and having a tendency to pierce the whites. On the other hand, it is impossible to say as much of its orientation mechanism. As the Chinese market demands, the engineers absolutely wanted it to be adjustable + 180 ° for selfies. In addition, it can tilt backward at -45 °. These two requirements have led to a kinematics of the most complex, the perceived fragility uncomfortable, especially since the connection plies are clearly visible and in the open air.
With its EOS M5, Canon targets an expert audience and it feels immediately. At the editorial office, we particularly appreciate the sleek finish of the camera and this miniature SLR format, higher and squarer than most current hybrids. The textured grips at the front and back provide extra comfort to the grip that we find overall more pleasant than that of the previous version. The EOS M5 is also the first hybrid Canon to ship a viewfinder, an undeniable argument to convince experts. On the hood, the reshuffle is visible: the flash was not deleted but relocated above the viewfinder, the PASM mode wheel was positioned on the left. On the right, we find the exposure wheel completed by two dials direct access to essential parameters such as speed, opening and others depending on the mode chosen. In the middle of one of the two dials, the [Dual Func.] Key allows you to quickly switch from one setting to another without going back through the menus. This is a good idea, even if for a question of practicality we would have preferred that the wheel of exposure and the latter are reversed.
Modernized, the lines of Canon EOS 6D Mark II soften. The reflex slightly thickens and retains the Canon DNA. It looks much more like a Canon EOS 80D than one of its older 5Ds. Regulars of the brand will not be lost and will find the familiar layout of the keys, the control screen on the hood and the wheel of PASM modes on the left. However, some ergonomic shortcomings identified in his senior are still on the 6D Mark II: it still lacks a built-in flash or control joystick, yet present on all other models 24 x 36 mm sensor.
The Canon EOS 6D is the smallest, lightest and cheapest 24×36 SLR camera of the brand. Arguments that do not leave indifferent the photographers who have not yet or who take the step towards the full format sensor. In addition, this reflex offers some technical innovations such as Wi-Fi or the integration of a GPS chip.
We find in the Canon 760D a control screen on the hood on the right to view all your live settings, which comes to replace the mode dial, itself moved to the left. The ignition trigger has also been deported to the left. On the back of the camera, an encoder wheel encircles the four main keys for moving and adjusting the white balance, autofocus mode, and so on. A Lock function on the bottom right has also been added to lock the encoder wheel, to avoid disturbing the camera while driving. Even if all this is nothing revolutionary and already exists on expert SLRs, it is quite rare on a mid-range SLR APS-C for the general public.
The Canon 750D takes the ergonomics of its predecessor, the 700D. So do not rely on the small control screen on the cover of the device to view your settings and the coding wheel on the back for easy navigation, but rather simplified function keys for quick start and effective. The 750D takes over the handle of the 700D which has a rubberized coating, but becomes a little narrow when you use a lens a little imposing. We also find the mode wheel on the right and the function “Q” quick access to settings. Small extra compared to the 700D, two buttons have been added on each side of the ISO sensitivity setting: a Display button and an access button to different collimators to select them directly from the screen; which proves very effective.
EOS 80D retains the shape of its elder and will require bionic eyes to distinguish it from its predecessor. Indeed, physically, the only novelty lies in the mode selector of the left shoulder since a position dedicated to creative filters appears (Toy-Camera effect, miniature effect, watercolor effect, HDR effects) and two custom modes. This is very fun but does not upset the use of this SLR which, like any good Canon product, skips the panoramic mode.
Canon SX60 HS is no exception to its habits in the bridge industry and remains very traditional, which is not worse for a camera with such a range of zoom. The handle appears heavier than its predecessor and provides more comfortable stability when using the zoom-in camera. The rubberized coating offers a more reassuring support even if it deserves to be more textured to hang a little more.