I have not tested all the power shot cameras, but the ones I have owned S80, s90, s110 and for a week an s120 had no laggy menus. That is actually one of the pleasures of these camera's is that they are pretty snappy to use. The downside of these s series though was definitely carrying around those 25g extra batteries. Often wished I had a Sherpa tagging along just to relieve me of the burden.
Awesome! Looks like you had a ball taking these.
ThatCamFan: Late again canon, Sony just slapped you in the face with new models.
I am not sure, but carrying a 25g second battery around isn't really that big a deal. One plus side is you can use the camera as you charge the battery. The sony doesn't come with a charger so your camera is unusable when it's used as a charger. If the sony had a longer lens I would definitely have a hard time buying it over the G7 X. But that reach is important. Canon and Nikon must have been oversubcribed some sleepy drug as Sony is sure making some great inovations and products lately.
ZAnton: They would better do an on-chip PDAF, instead of those stupid FPSes.RX 100 needs a longer lens. 70mm is way too short.
Well I do thilnk a lot people don't feel that 70mm is ideal. Those would be the people that bought a zoom longer 70mm. Breaking News!!!! "Canon and Nikon have come forward to say that they have stopped making any camera or lens longer than 70mm." Sorry I couldn't resist. No camera is perfect but I am glad that sony is shaking up the market. We all benefit from competition. These 1" compacts have a huge advantage over any slr. mirrorless or cellphone camera. They can be carried on your person every day and have the ability to be used in seconds with just one hand after they a turned on. Opportunity for great shots can last seconds with these cameras I feel I have the advantage.
Jogger: This would have been competitive 2 years ago.
Initially the battery thing might be a con as aftermarket batteries would not be available and orig. would be expensive but wait awhile and they are pretty cheap. Most experienced photogs would never go out without a second battery no matter how long it lasts, it just not prudent. I have an S90 and an S110. The batteries both weight around 20g each. So I am guessing that the batteries for the G7 are slightly larger lets be on the safe side and say 40g or an oz and half-ish. Definitely need to hire a Sherpa to carry those buggars.I think that I would probably have to rent a backpack with a wheel on it just to get through the weigh scales. Obviously I am exaggerating but it just goes to show that it less of a con than it really is. I must admit that it’s really nice to have Sony shaking up the market place, sleeping giants need awakening.
Boky: Is anyone going to miss the truly pocketable size of S - series cameras...? Is Canon going to kill S series? This camera looks good, but I do like S size a lot, purely because I forget I have the camera in my pocket...
Yes boky that is where I keep mine also. The G7x is .6 of an inch bigger or 14mm. It is the same thickness of my S80 so I am not sure whether it will replace my S110. I do understand that cellphones are it's competition now but they make awful P+S. Camera's don't ring in the middle of trying to catch a fleeting image. They never show me what is new with this version of the software and never change where they store my pictures. The controls are so much easier to use. Plus raw on a cellphone is in the picture not in the camera.
Pete peterson: I'm only interested in cameras with dials as I hate getting into menus for every change, but even if this camera's IQ is as good as the Sony RX100III, I wouldn't buy it cos it has no EVF. To me no EVF means putting on my reading glasses every time I take a picture then take my reading glass off so that I can see the rest of the world in focus, then put the on again to take or inspect the next picture - totally inconvenient. I bet most of the geeks developing this camera wear glasses, did they not think of us long sighted people?
Having 65% more lens focal length is also awesome. Too bad someone didn't make waist level hoods (eye level hoods?) for S series. That would be a massive EVF then.
If the spec are right it's about the same size as my S110
Finally, it took long enough to get a 1" sensor. I own an S90 and S110 so I like the size and the controls even though I find the latter has too sensitive a shutter button and the control dial moves when it's in my pants pocket. I wished it had an EVF but if the tilting screen works then I will be happy. Batteries are a non issue. I carry three generally if I am planning on doing a lot of shooting and just keep the in camera topped up. Their smaller than a matchbook so I can leave the wheelbarrow at home. After owning a heavy 645 and 35 equipment that sat idle, even during their heyday, I have truely seen that this trend that canon started with the S size is a photography style that is hard to fault. A camera with in reach when the opportunity of creating an image is now. Not sitting at home quietly.
Strange that an model that starts with the a does not take a mount lens. Just sayin.......
"The lens is the big selling point of the RX100 III. With a maximum aperture of F1.8-2.8 and a focal range of 24-70mm equiv, you won't find anything as impressive on a compact camera."
The Pentax MX-1 comes with the same focal range with an aperture of 1.8-2.5.That is even more impressing than the RXIII. IMHO the image quality of the MX-1 beats that of the RXI and II due to the superior lens. Don't know about the RXIII though. The RXIII is the first of the RX series that makes me curious...
70mm? I gladly tolerate f4 at 110mm but 70 is just too short.The EVF is a huge step forward. Canon seems to have fallen asleep in this category/class of camera.
Amazingly enough. V 2 still works with win7. Not perfectly but still a great viewer.
J D Tranquil: I would love to see a change in IQ rather than the added wi-fi capability. I just want the RX100 so badly.
Ditto. Although I love the Canon menu system, I kinda think they missed the boat on this one.
Sorry but If I want a camera that has interchangeable lens, I want a better selection of more than 2,3,4 lenses and a real viewfinder. Or if it's small then something with a 1" sensor I can put in my pants pocket and forget about it. But I guess they really are not targeting me as a customer.
PC and macs definitely an article for religious times weekly. I have seen the ipad 3 and the retina display is to die for. I think this innovation is great. I can hardly wait til it comes to the pc, which it will and cost half as much. I had last weeks generation of mac air and sold it. I have a couple of programs that the mac version basically gutted. And I found the O/S to be to frustrating and most mac users could not help me as what I was doing was too complicated. I would not like to see the world without macs. And definitely glad they are not the only choice. Displays aren't relevant in photography magazines???
I have the S90 and love it. The biggest selling point to me was it's pocket size. Which means that I put it in my pants pocket every day and forget that it's there. So I am never without it. That's something that I don't think can be said about the competition. I like the on/off button as I was always pushing the wrong button when trying to get off a quick shot. Just a different shaped button would have been nice. I already have a grip so I am not sure the addition is welcome til I try it. The wider lens is great as I always buy P&S with the widest possible and have paid a premium for such when it was rare. I never had a problem with the battery as I carry 2 extras on vacation. In day to day use rotate after regularly. The video upgrade is the one thing I felt was lacking on the S90. It was just too tiny and 1080p is what I wanted from day one.