h2k: So the screen is not tiltable, not touchable. Not very likable.
Zither, lovely reasoning, still not heartwarming :)
danieljcox: Typically Getty to give up on the things it doesn't profit from. They take as much and sometimes more than 70% of a photo sale, giving the photographer 30% or less and then renege on their commitment to handle the business end of licensing photography by letting images be used for no charge. With Getty it's always what's best for Getty. Ever since joining Getty, by way of one of their many agency buyouts, Getty has never shown any interest in the people who provide them content. Even Corbis gives their contributors an editor to contact. Not Getty. Chalk this new policy up to another way for them to make money by not spending any to fight piracy. Getty profits and once again photographers don't. Like I said, typical Getty.
Daniel J. Coxwww.naturalexposures.com
I'm a very small fish in the Getty contributor pond, but i had a few questions and got them answered timely, reasonably and helpfully, not with a mindless text block.
So the screen is not tiltable, not touchable. Not very likable.
I'd very much love the suggested tips collection from the DPR team (with or without input from readers).
Tips are also welcome because many manuals are a complete mess with some info already lost in translation, the rest understandable perhaps to engineers only.
If you do offer tips, i'd suggest to offer them in a separate article and with a separate announcement on the front page - not as one other page within the general review.
Henry M. Hertz: another lame interview....
i don´t know why the interviewers never ask the questions that come up on every forum.
as only one example... why not asking why canon is still using 7 year old sensor manufacturing? a 500nm process.they improve sensors... well not as much as others do.
the 18MP sensor get´s a bit long in the tooth even with dual pixel AF.
the 1DX sensor is fantastic and it´s a wonder canon can do this with a process that is at least 3 steps behind sonys manufacturing process.
still the question is when will canon update to the same manufacturing process as, for example, sony?
canon builds the best overall DSLR´s. i love my 1D X.but the real question is .... when will canon improve sensor perfomance?with improved DR and low read noise of current sony sensors canon would be unbeatable.
Agreed that info from this interview is boring.
Interesting that you put the photo of the interviewees at the end. I would have expected it as the first picture, and even more so as you have two other news items today that deal with the very same camera.
Horshack: hmm, SRAW on the 16MP D4s but not the 36MP D800.
Rather than sRaw, they should introduce lossy DNG as introduced by Adobe about 2 years back - the loss isn't really visible, and you maintain full resolution. But no big maker wants to offer DNG recording, wether lossy or lossless.
High on atmosphere, low on information.
Edgar Matias: From a DOF control perspective, this is better than any kit zoom...
It gives you 24mm/3.8-e - 120mm/7.5-e.
For comparison, the Leica X Vario (a MUCH more expensive camera) gives you 27mm/5.3-e - 70mm/9.7-e. Canon's standard kit zoom is 29mm/5.6-e - 88mm/9-e. Both lenses are bigger, slower, and cover a narrower range than the G1 X MkII.
If you're an APS-C or m4/3 shooter, this is the perfect 2nd body.
Yes, i might ditch my plan to buy a slim mirrorless system camera in favor of this one. A bit of prime glass features i won't get with the G1X Mk II (like portrait tele with f1,8, plus super wide angle). But then the Mk II is so cutely slim + baggable. And my original G1X had most pleasing JPEGs and what little bokeh was there also looked nice.
Actually i might really ditch the mirrorless plan, get a G1X Mk II instead - and stay in the market for a *useful* full-frame mirrorless.
In order to get the camera smaller and the lens rangier, i applaud the removal of the viewfinder and even the removal of some external controls (even though i seriously liked the exposure compensation wheel on the original G1X). I don't applaud the switch from side-hinging to vertically hinging backscreen - that's a serious limit on perspectives, and not only when shooting in portrait orientation. But i can live with that disadvantage and look positively at the advantages i do get from the G1X Mk II instead.
Zigadiboom: Being a G1X owner I was looking forward to a faster lens, better AF performance and macro performance. Looks like Canon have delivered here.
But why take the swivel screen and all dials away! Why?? Also no phase detection it seems.
However cramming a F2-3.9 lens relative to such a large sensor into the size that they have does deserve a pat on the back. Well done Canon. Look out Sony RX100.
Swivel screens do do give me much more perspectives of a subject than just vertically moving screens - and photography is all about new perspectives. Often a swivel screen is also a good help to get my shadow out of the picture and in that situation i "shoot around the corner".
Samuel Dilworth: The lens specs are scarcely believable!
• image circle almost as large as before• twice as bright as before, while roughly the same collapsed size• 14 elements in 11 groups, with a record 6 groups independently moving (previously 11 elements in 10 groups, with 4 moving groups)• internal focusing for faster and closer focusing (previously rear-element focusing)• close focusing down to 5 cm (previously 20 cm)
This is very much a case of Canon showing who’s the optics boss, after all.
(Which is just as well, since that old sensor isn’t going to boss anyone!)
Whatever the macro focus distance may be - i will want to latch on an extra 250D close-up lens. So i hope for a reasonable filter-adapter accessory, preferably from 3rd party manufacturers right when G1X MkII is available.
Dave Luttmann: No OVF. Pay extra for an EVF. Hello Canon.....anyone home?
I haven't used a view finder since 2003, when i got my first PowerShot.
G3User: What a joke, all these cameras with no view finders. You may as well be holding up a cell phone with your head tilted way back and barley seeing the screen in bright sunlight. This is pathetic. This is the continued dumbing down of photography.
I don't need a view finder at all. Limits my perspectives.
Obviously in the new GX1 Mk II the screen tilts only vertically - THAT limits my perspectives as well, the screen should hinge sideways, as Canon did in the past.
I see that vertically articulating screens are in fashion across the industry, but useful they are not, compared to side-hinging.
Interesting that in both related news items on the front page you don't mention the camera's megapixels.
Why not mention straight in the introductory text if the lens has AF and stabilization?
CameraLabTester: "A typical DSLR has around 120 screws of 11 different sizes."
This cadaver had only 29 screws of just three different sizes.
THAT says a LOT of what's going on inside those R&D labs... they deliver.
Other brands just re-badge, clone and tweak.
Well a DSLR is necessarily more complex and must have more parts than a mirrorless camera. Or so i believe.
Entertaining, informing and - literally - insightful.
pixelpushing: I think Olympus is diluting their product line unnecessarily. Unless this is a replacement for one of the prior models (it doesn't appear so, with the shuffling of features), they're just going to muddy the waters.
A new generation sensor and moving away/up from 16MP is going to be needed, soon.
I also get confused with all the little Olys out there, even more so with the confusing names, and each one has a different disadvantage.
epozar: Tilt-only LCD screen :((
Agreed. Side-hinging is so much more versatile, but most manufacturers don't know about it any more (apart from Canon, Panasonic and Samsung, i think).
Sergey Kostrov: >>...Is it OK to alter journalistic photographs?
No. They should look as realistic as possible and even minor retouching should Not be allowed.
Fully agree. No altering like this is acceptable.