Timmbits

Timmbits

Lives in Canada Montreal, Canada
Works as a inventor
Joined on Oct 8, 2011
About me:

Deutscher, living in Montreal Canada.
Cycling, chess, design, inventions, nature, photography, are some of the things I like.

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Douglas F Watt: A bit of a shock, given how much $ Samsung spent on this bet that it could crack the rarefied air of the higher-end big-bodied camera market space.

I suspect that as great a camera as it is, the undeveloped state of the lens ecology, and the real difficulty in persuading Canikon enthusiasts and pros to jump ship was its undoing.

Curious how it's selling in the US? Anyone know?

you don't take on "big=bodied" by gradually making your camera bodies larger. I bought in to Samsung, and still have an NX20... which I never upgraded because the NX30 was larger.
they were gaining momentum, but their accelerated timeline to planned success was unrealistic.

Link | Posted on Nov 28, 2015 at 23:56 UTC
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RonHendriks: It is still in shops. And no mention of it being discontinuït for customers in The Netherlands. Was today in a Media Markt.

if they still have inventory, it will "still be in the shops"

Link | Posted on Nov 28, 2015 at 23:52 UTC
On article Hands-on with Canon's new PowerShot G5 X, G9 X compacts (148 comments in total)

I love these cameras, on the surface... but all reviewers seem to agree that the performance is not up to par. It's not like Canon doesn't have the technology, it's that they refuse to let any product like this compete with their more lucrative Rebel line! These are myopic decisions from management. If you come out with a better product in this category, you may lose some Rebel sales, but you will put a serious dent in your competition's market share in this category, and maybe even expand the market for this, in a world of dwindling sales.

Link | Posted on Nov 28, 2015 at 23:43 UTC as 5th comment
On article Hands-on with Canon's new PowerShot G5 X, G9 X compacts (148 comments in total)
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gnaldo7gui: This information is correct ? "and there 's a built-in microphone jack for high -quality audio recording" . For the online manual I found no references and comments on the Canon website . Its confirm ? if it is true ! it would be wonderful.

include @DPR in your posts, and it will get their attention.

Link | Posted on Nov 28, 2015 at 23:40 UTC
On article Hands-on with Canon's new PowerShot G5 X, G9 X compacts (148 comments in total)
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IvanM: Barney,

I have only two questions, how responsive is the G5X (frames per second and buffer clearing time) in Raw and is it a meaningful improvement over the G7X and G3X in this regard?

See henryRichardson's post with link above. you will be disappointed.

Link | Posted on Nov 28, 2015 at 23:39 UTC
On article Hands-on with Canon's new PowerShot G5 X, G9 X compacts (148 comments in total)
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Lassoni: The G5 X looks pretty cool. Too bad these aren't ILC, would make perfect m43s

bad joke. there are plenty of M43 to choose from. this is not an M43. if you want an M43, buy an M43 and stop nonsense posts. and it's performance is so bad, that it wouldn't compete with the other M43s.

Link | Posted on Nov 28, 2015 at 23:37 UTC
On article Hands-on with Canon's new PowerShot G5 X, G9 X compacts (148 comments in total)
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Henry Richardson: The EVF blacking out for 1-2 seconds after a photo is horrible. :-(

http://www.amomentcapturedsimply.com/blog/

you left out the slow continuous.
Pity that Canon is still handicapping these models to protect their higher margin Rebel line. people who investigate before buying will just go to Sony.

Link | Posted on Nov 28, 2015 at 23:36 UTC
On article Super Raw? DxO ONE added to studio test scene (165 comments in total)
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Timmbits: It seems that this has a 32mm equivalent lens, but
what is the actual focal length of the lens?
(not equivalent, but actual)

So the f1.8 becomes 1.8x2.7= f 4.86 equivalent (or round it off to f5 if you like)
thanks.
I did not know if there was a standard crop factor for 1" and what it was. (as I presume that not all 1" are exactly the same size)

Link | Posted on Nov 28, 2015 at 23:02 UTC
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Timmbits: I was going to say, send $500 to China... one of those countries notorious for not enforcing international patent and trade laws against their own...

but then I though, wait a minute, with this being announced on the web, they obviously already have a 100 pre-orders... so who wants to send a startup $500... and then sit back and wait, for it to never arrive?

That is not what I said. I was giving as an example, how it is nearly impossible to sue anyone in China from abroad! I run some interest groups for inventors and patenting, so I know a little about how the legal system in China works (or doesn't work if you prefer).
If you send them your money, you have no guarantees.
I much prefer to wait until something is available in the channel.

Link | Posted on Oct 23, 2015 at 22:18 UTC

I was going to say, send $500 to China... one of those countries notorious for not enforcing international patent and trade laws against their own...

but then I though, wait a minute, with this being announced on the web, they obviously already have a 100 pre-orders... so who wants to send a startup $500... and then sit back and wait, for it to never arrive?

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2015 at 04:06 UTC as 24th comment | 4 replies
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snapa: When the price hits ~$500, I might consider trading in my Olympus XZ-2 for it IF the IQ is MUCH better than the GX-7 and close to the RX100IV. It is the first P&S from Canon that has interested me since owning the G12. It will be interesting to see how it pans out in all the reviews. Too bad it did not come with at least a 24-140 lens, then it would have been a much more interesting camera.

Larger sensor means larger lenses, much more light, much faster camera, much cleaner images.
the difference is not apples and oranges, but scooters to cars.
although the g9x is a much watered down version, with a lens not as good, it would still be immensely better than the best and most pricey of camera phones for sure, and a leap beyond your small sensor Olympus. But if you are going to make this step up, decide for how long you want to invest and keep it for. You sound like a person who likes to keep things for a while before changing them: get the better one. ;)

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2015 at 18:10 UTC
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Marty4650: The Canon EOS M series was NOT designed to compete in the MILC market.

It's sole function is to provide Canon brand loyalists with a MILC camera to prevent them from buying a competitive brand. And when you look at it that way, it has been a raging success.

If you want a better MILC camera and a better value, then Sony, Fuji, Olympus, Samsung, and Panasonic all have one for you. It just won't have a Canon name on it.

I have a friend, who used to have $150,000 of photo equipment, and it was Canon or for Canon. He was a professional photographer back in the day. Of course he buys Canon, because he still has tens of thousands of dollars worth of good lenses for a Canon mirror mount! And there is a huge installed base out there, of people with great lenses. And it doesn't make any sense to just sell them all off at a huge loss to rebuild the same lens collection all over again for a new standard. THAT is a good reason to buy a camera with a mirrorbox today!

But if you don't have a large investment in lenses, have a couple of kit lenses, you relly don't have an incentive to buy something with more mechanical parts and more fragile things that can break and add a lot to the production cost. You aren't paying for something that costs more because it is better, you are paying more because you can't get around the extra manufacturing costs on some of it.

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2015 at 18:02 UTC
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Marty4650: The Canon EOS M series was NOT designed to compete in the MILC market.

It's sole function is to provide Canon brand loyalists with a MILC camera to prevent them from buying a competitive brand. And when you look at it that way, it has been a raging success.

If you want a better MILC camera and a better value, then Sony, Fuji, Olympus, Samsung, and Panasonic all have one for you. It just won't have a Canon name on it.

Some people just blindly and vigorously defend something because it has their favorite name on it.
Labels cloud judgement.
And I really don't know how to put this without offending you, but there is some basic product positioning and marketing knowledge that you simply don't have, and I don't have the time (or space here) to educate you on that.
Each DSLR has an extra feature set that costs a few dollars more to make, and brings in hundreds more in profits. Each one is positioned at a competitor's product, but not at any of it's own. You pay less, you get less. They don't offer an alternative that is a better value. All use the same value equation, and none competes with the other. ...and some products, are just loss-leaders, designed to say we have that too, buy it with our label on it, but they really want to sell you something else, in their more profitable lines and for which more of their factories are tooled for. These basics apply to all makers of just about anything.

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2015 at 17:53 UTC
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Timmbits: disclosure: I am not a Canon fan.
that having been said, I really like the G5X. it addresses many little annoying ergonomic issues.
it has a good lens, good size, handle, controls, competes favorably on price... definitely a nice product. I _hate_ the swing-out screens though - I by far prefer the tilt-up/down variants, as I don't have to worry about banging it on something. But it's not a deal-breaker. No camera is perfect, and this is not a big negative (some people even prefer these).

On the other hand, I suspect that the G9X is aimed at those who have less knowledge or appreciation for the huge importance of having the best lens possible, and offering a nice camera for the more casual user. this is definitely a welcome change of trend, to the minuscule sensors we still see way too much of.

it's nice to see that more are now offering larger sensors and good lenses in their enthusiast compact models. definitely a great time to be in the market for a camera!

@tmgp: just because a lens says F-something, and has the same zoom range, doesn't make it the same lens.. and if the sensors are of a different size, then the one on the larger sensor is a much larger lens, and definitely has absolutely nothing in common with a lens of similar specs (F__, equivalent zoom range). I am not sure what generation, and how far back, your comment was comparing to though. perhaps you could clarify. maybe you were thinking of a recent model preceding this one.
ps: I think that if next year the g9x gets a better lens, then the g5x probably will too.

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2015 at 17:45 UTC
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vroger1: Rather than edit my last message- it is rather galling to realize that the basic reason for these digicams is that Canon won't compete with itself and its EOS line. The future is written out there. Mirrored digicams will inevitably decline in popularity as mirrorless become the new standard. Canon will either get on board or will be left in the dust.

@adengappassami: ...and you have NEVER seen a DSLR that is slow to show a picture after it was taken? not a single one?
ever?
and you've never seen a dslr screen go black when it takes the picture?
you should know better.

slow processing is not exclusive to one or the other - neither is speed.
and neither of those has got anything to do with a mirror.
it's the processor, and the cache, and the internal computing architecture - which can be used in any camera, milc or dslr.

Link | Posted on Oct 13, 2015 at 17:47 UTC
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Marty4650: The Canon EOS M series was NOT designed to compete in the MILC market.

It's sole function is to provide Canon brand loyalists with a MILC camera to prevent them from buying a competitive brand. And when you look at it that way, it has been a raging success.

If you want a better MILC camera and a better value, then Sony, Fuji, Olympus, Samsung, and Panasonic all have one for you. It just won't have a Canon name on it.

I don't really see WHAT the EOSM can compete with... of course it can't compete with anything... it was designed to NOT compete with anything. Canon had protecting their DSLRs in mind when they designed the EOSM: it was designed to not compete from the outset.
Canon sales just want to be able to say they offer MILC, but look at this DSLR we also offer...

Link | Posted on Oct 13, 2015 at 17:42 UTC
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vroger1: Rather than edit my last message- it is rather galling to realize that the basic reason for these digicams is that Canon won't compete with itself and its EOS line. The future is written out there. Mirrored digicams will inevitably decline in popularity as mirrorless become the new standard. Canon will either get on board or will be left in the dust.

@Joseph, I was thinking of APSc and up.
Bright VFs are nice, true.
Nikon-1 and Canon noticed? are you joking? Nikon1 was a joke from the beginning, as was EOS-M. Both have one thing in common: protecting their higher-margin lines, introducing watered-down milc to not threaten those lines, and to demonstrate that milcs are "bad". that doesn't mean they aren't headed that way, it doesn't mean that their future roadmap isn't MILC!
For the ergonomics afforded by larger dslr bodies? dslr not required: you can get a larger body with a Samsung NX1, and with a Sony, if that is what you want.
Don't look at MILC made by those who reluctantly enter that market, look at the ones who enthusiastically produce good ones today.

Link | Posted on Oct 13, 2015 at 17:40 UTC
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Christos5120: I read comments like "who cares about 4K video". Well the same story as 3-4 years ago: "who cares about FHD video, 720p is just fine". As for people that want to take only photos, I don't know many of them that would settle for an 1'' sensor.
Those who buy the G5 X now will be selling it half price in a year's time to get a (Canon?) camera that can shoot 4K video.

tell you what, buy this camera, and I promise you'll like it.
if you don't, I'll buy it off of you in a year.
(for fair market value, of course)
;)

ps: do you have any idea what size hard drives, memory, and processing power you'll need, to edit your 4K video files? no thanks, not for me!

Link | Posted on Oct 13, 2015 at 17:14 UTC
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paulnelson88: I'll stick with my Samsung NX500 better image and better video for the same price http://www.dxomark.com/Cameras/Samsung/NX500

ok, but for many, it doesn't have a VF, which lots of people here like about it.
and it's not pocketable with a comparable lens on it.
the nx500 is a nice camera, but just not the same category as this.
I think that if you are into comparing not-similar cameras, you can get the Canon 5Dmk4 that is better than the Samsung... or Sony 7 series, or... ;p

Link | Posted on Oct 13, 2015 at 17:06 UTC
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achim k: a few days too late, Canon! I was waiting for years for a small camera with a good viewfinder and meanwhile gave up hoping for Canon. I bought an Olympus OM-D E-M 10 Mk.II with small pancake zoom these days. Not really much bigger, but interchangeable lenses, bigger sensor and same price.

A.

you didn't make a bad choice.
look on the bright side, it has good resale value and you can still get the Canon. ;)
but I suspect that if deep down in your heart you really really really wanted something like this, you would have bought something like this.
(for example, the LX100, G7X, RX100iv perhaps...)

Link | Posted on Oct 13, 2015 at 16:59 UTC
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