John Gellings: I use both the GR II and the X70. Both are quality cameras for actual photography.
Most people aren't interested in actual photography around here.
iShootWideOpen: I still can't get over Leica mounting a 28mm lens over a 35. Seriously, why?
Because a lot of people like 28 over 35.
Stephen McDonald: I've been paying $25. for years for a "Pro" account there. Not a pleasant surprise to find that it now will cost $50. And this Auto-uploader is something I never use. Too bad that anyone uses it. The pages of photos, when you want to look at a certain model's results, are often clogged with thousands of photos from single subscribers, who post every exposure they take. One such guy boasted that his camera was so good, that every shot he took was a keeper. He often takes and posts dozens of shots of exactly the same thing. I never saw even one from him that I would have put there, if I'd taken it.
I also may take dozens of shots of the same subject and maybe one or two or sometimes none, will get posted there. It's better to be your own toughest critic, than to wait for someone else to do it. If you do take excellent photos, but post all the others with them, they will mostly be lost in the jumble, to anyone viewing them. This is the downside of digital photography.
It looks like you may be able to let your pro account lapse and sign up for $17.47...???... Kind of confusing but it is explained a bunch of comments down apparently.
Still 25 for me ...what changed for you?
boblu: When you look at these sample images, you may not want to buy it.
Pretty much exactly what I expect from a 1 inch compact ...nothing spectacular but not bad.
ShatteredSky: Maybe too soon, but any words of a planned UW housing? The 18-50 and 24-85 sound terrific for that ... at least for me.
Too soon ... :)
weathersealed: Pay the extra money and get a camera with a viewfinder.
...said the old closed minded man.
Marty4650: The camera will be released on April 16, but five people have "already had it" six weeks before release date.
They probably returned it, because it was too heavy for their selfie stick.
Time to come out with a new godzilla stick.
MikeF4Black: Why is it that all Cuba photo exploits appear to share the same three cars and the same greenish tint?
I know the answer to that last one: as in, f.i., Mexican/U.S. bordertowns, that colour is just there.
For the rest, innocently beautiful but unremarkable.
The green tint is just reflection off of all the greenbacks the government has because they didn't spend it on cars.
Looks great but the first item that comes to mind is - are Leica going ot guarantee this is waterproof to the specified depth? ...because every other compact waterproof has problems with actually being waterproof ...and now you are talking about a (relatively) lot of money.
tecnoworld: after using the touch screen to select focus point on my NX1, every other focus selection system seems too old to be used.
btw: nice video, was it done with a NX1? ;) jocking.
What sport do you play?
nicoboston: Sony, Canon, Panasonic and others can make compact cameras with a decent sensor and a decent zoom.Did Fuji give up?This X70 looks great but the fixed 28mm lens is not very versatile.Why don't they make something to compete with the Sony RX100s,which are among the most popular compacts on the market?
@nicoboston ...absolutely not. The x10/x20/x30 look like fine cameras (never tried any of them). That comment was in response to the question of did Fuji give up? and that a fixed FL lens is not versatile. Fuji probably just made a camera with much better IQ then what you suggest they compete with.
Why would they want to compete with an extremely popular series when they make a camera with (most probably) much better IQ for less that is just as versatile as that series to someone who knows something about photography.
mpgxsvcd: A 20 megapixel 1/2.3" sensor with an F3.6 - F7.0 lens? Has Canon ever heard of the term diffraction?
I would be willing to bet that yes, Canon engineers have heard of the term diffraction as well as extensively studied the effects of diffraction on a photo when taken with a camera such as one with these specs.
happypoppeye: Save yourself around $300 and get the Panny TS30 ...IQ is just about as good, its just a lot smaller and a lot cheaper.
Its very comparable.
Amazon just had it for $70 ...I said around - I'm sure you could get it for less if you searched a bit.
Save yourself around $300 and get the Panny TS30 ...IQ is just about as good, its just a lot smaller and a lot cheaper.
Catalin Stavaru: I would choose the $450 Canon G9X as the winner travel camera. It is the size of the Canon S120 with an 1" sensor.
I bought the G9x for a trip to Bali ...just sold it after using the G9x on a trip to Bali.
I guess the #1 reason is that it really shows how much better the m43 sensor is, especially in a camera like the GM1 when it comes to travel.
G9x aside - there are arguments for the recommendation of hundreds of cameras for travel. I hope everyone who reads this article realizes this is absolutely opinion based.
ZeneticX: such a shame because they could bring a healthy competition to the market.
maybe they should allocate some of their marketing budget from their smartphone department
What? ...take money from a department which is making them lots of money and put it in a department which is just losing money and doesn't seem to have a bright future due to the smartphone market. That would just be bad business.