Ednaz: After renting a Sony SLR for a few days and post processing and printing some of the images, I was convinced that 11 bit raw wasn't enough and Sony wasn't on my list. It's OK for point and shoot, but that's a small fraction of my shooting.
I smell BS
How large were you printing and which camera and lens did you rent?
Jennyhappy2: People said the same thing to the G7X they are going to say to the G3X:
NO EVF = NO PURCHASE
Didn't you already post this childish response, Jenny?
riveredger: As flawed as all of the G-series cameras have been (every one of them has had some flaw - slow AF, no tilt screen, tunnel viewfinder, no viewfinder), I have bought several of them over the years and own the G7X now. No other compact feels as sturdy and well built as a Canon G, in my opinion, and every one of the G series I have owned has produced excellent photos. I wish this latest one had a built in EVF as well, but it doesn't.
The GR is a nice camera, but way too limited for most folks.
nikkornikon: I got a message from the President of Canon, Mr. Akihiro Canon and he wanted me to tell you all...If you don't like this camera, and it's over the top price, and no 4k, and our rather Old Dusty Sensor..or any up to date features on other cameras, then by all means, move along to Sony. Thanks...Mr. Akihiro Canon.
Canon may be #1 in market share right now, but one could not state that Canon is leading in innovation or anticipating user wants - both of which are characteristics of companies that emerge as industry leaders.
sdh: I think Canon should have given this camera a built-in EVF.Between the protruding lens and handgrip, the camera is already bulky. (I'm not at all saying that's a bad thing.) Why not go all in and include the EVF too?
More generally, I think once it's established that the camera will have a non-fully-collapsing lens barrel, it innately becomes a "bulky" camera. At that point I think a handgrip and EVF should automatically get included.
Conversely if the lens fully retracts then it can go either way, although built in EVF's are still nice (Sony RX100), and it's still possible to create a subtle but effective grip (Canon G15/16).
Good thought, no one else has commented on the lack of EVF yet surprisingly ...
Perhaps you need something more delicate for your soft skin?
As flawed as all of the G-series cameras have been (every one of them has had some flaw - slow AF, no tilt screen, tunnel viewfinder, no viewfinder), I have bought several of them over the years and own the G7X now. No other compact feels as sturdy and well built as a Canon G, in my opinion, and every one of the G series I have owned has produced excellent photos. I wish this latest one had a built in EVF as well, but it doesn't.
riveredger: Tilt screen, built in EVF, a 23mm f/2 lens and I would love one
Only the GM5 with 17mm is much more expensive and won't handle nearly as well.
Tilt screen, built in EVF, a 23mm f/2 lens and I would love one
Skipper494: Further: What happened to the 'hands on' text? I'll take my Sam NX20 over the 10 and the NX200 over the 100 any day.
sounds like high school
Mike FL: SONY is not Leica.
SONY is trying make more money while Leica is trying not running into almost bankruptcy again.
Well, it was YOU who drew the comparison to Sony and made the claim that Leica is making money. Yet you have not produced a shred of evidence aside from the fact that Lecia built a factory last year. lol
wow you are thickheaded ...
HaR: let's just say I wouldn't invest in a company unless I had more than intuition with which to evaluate its performance.
Increased sales does not necessarily mean increased profits, especially when a company has to finance the purchase of new facilities and equipment. It may take time to see a ROI.
PS- you were the one who compared Leica's health to Sony's. My point was that you are comparing a tiny operation to a behemoth.
thoth22: At least it shoots 1080p 60fps, oh wait...sorry, going to have to get the 7d2 for that option. I don't mean to troll but I had a 7d for a couple years (before that 5d, 30d, xt) and thought most cameras couldn't focus in video very well or do 60fps, then I bought an open box nex-6 for $400 in early 2014 and I was blown away. I know Canon has it now in a couple cameras but they sure take their time adding features other cameras have, eventually you just feel disgruntled a little.
Actually, I don't think any of the NEX (APS-C emount cameras) has IBIS.
mostlyboringphotog: Where is the equivalent aperture graph?
I find it very helpful...
The fact that Leica built a factory in 2014 doesn't tell us anything about its revenue, its operating expenses, or how it paid for the new factory. Was it financed, was it paid for with cash? If so, how does that impact Leica's asset strength? My point is that you came here throwing around financial "facts" with no insight to them. I am in no way stating that Leica isn't operating at a small margin, but neither of us has any facts to support that assertion.
Also, it really needs to be said that Leica is absolutely puny in size compared to a giant like Sony.
Edit: I found a 2012 article that stated that Leica's 2011 total revenue was up 57% over 2010, and totaled $309M USD. To put that in perspective, Sony's revenue in 2011 was $58 BILLION USD.
Well, it sounds like you are guessing. If you are going to throw around "facts," it's best to be able to validate them!
HaR: how do you know "...Leica is making money+profits "?
What is Leica's profit margin? Top line growth?