Marty4650: We now have proof that this was a fairly well balanced user review.
Just as many people think she was "unfair to Canon" as think she was "an advertisement for Canon."
And Dpreview gets slammed from both groups!
You just can't buy credibility that good.
The lady uses a camera supplied by her employer to provide the expected coverage. If she is unhappy with lack of features (memo recording) which could make her work easier, she makes a valid point contrary to all who never have a need for such feature.
I just hope that she won't get discouraged by unpleasant remarks in comment section from sharing more of her experiences regarding working with various gear and sharing that with us.
I don't care that by voicing her views she was fair or unfair to Canon or DPR. She just had answered the question what she thinks about the cam, period.
No wonder that professional photographers shy away from forums and blogs, except their own.
GPW: A newspaper reporter is hardly a pro photographer.
I can drink to that.People who make a living by pressing the shutter and sharing their opinion about the gear are rare and should be appreciated for their frankness. Especially if their views contradict the one of those who never earned a buck from their superior skills of dissecting the pixels and discussing DR.
Sounds like an announcement of the next Canon FF camera with Sony sensor in it.
Lanski: I understand that he has to defend his brand, but I'd feel better about Canon if he'd been a bit more honest about their current sensor offering.
Canon do a lot of things well. They have a great lens lineup, not to mention getting first pick of the 3rd party lenses. Their products are normally well thought out and work as expected. They don't spray oil over their sensors or vibrate too much when you press the shutter. They have a number of things going for them in the autofocus department. Even their financial performance could be seen as a positive when investing in a system.
Their sensors however, are not their strong point.
This is fine, you can't have it all. As long as they're working on it, the system still looks like a good bet. But if I was to take Mr Maeda at his word however, I'd start to worry that I'd be stuck with a sub par DR system for some time.
Honesty can sometimes be the best policy.
No doubt.Honesty is always the best policy on end, except when it reveals ones weakness or misguidance.
armandino: Canon M system:Camera + 22/2.0 $31111-22mm $40018-55mm $10922/2.0 $11955-250mm $400adapter for EF $100
The canon M is designed for basic functionality and unfortunately a non competitive focus speed. Yet you can buy a whole system for the price of a mid range mirrorless. If AF speed and EVF are not your concern this is an excellent proposition. It also underlines the most obvious of the issues with the hyped mirrorless systems: they are overpriced.
The M system is indeed an excellent proposition at current pricing.I don't even mind the focus speed since I've learned that carrying the cam on neck strap with the smaller lens against the body would save a lot of unintentional pictures of the sidewalk-my biggest gripe LOL.
Nice presentation, Richard,It really helped to envision size relationship to the hand.Saying that the G7X is one of the most capable cameras (in the segment) is like choosing one of the two available at this moment, other being RX100(MX)
I still hope that at last day of the show Canon will unveil EOS MX with their own sensor and put the competition in mirrorless segment to shame. Or am I hoping for too much?
mpgxsvcd: Now Canon is re-badging other company’s products instead of their own products.
Richard,This is only a little play with words and, perhaps, poor attempt on humor. On the other hand if one have to pick the leader in digital imaging it would be Sony for their relentless improvement of CMOS sensor technology. It seems to be easier to buy it than develop the counterpart for some other (previously capable of competing) companies.R.
Maybe it should be called SONON RX100 X?
Richard Franiec: If G7X came out 2 years ago with first iteration of Sony RX100, it would be a great competitor in 1" sensor, fixed lens segment. Since RX100 III seems quite improved and mature in comparison to first RX100, it looks like Canon is grasping the straws in order to be still relevant in compact camera marketplace. Especially, if the rumors about using Sony sensor in G7X are true. I wonder what they were thinking outside of worrying about smartphones driving their small sensor compacts into oblivion.
LX100 might spell a lot of trouble (in sales) for all advanced, fixed lens compacts, including RX100 - the undisputed king in last 2 years.
Yet, the reality could be strange for G7X. A lot of people like the "canon colors, jpegs, UI" and hate anything else. My prediction is that G7X sales would exceed anything in powershot line past G7/G9, S95, but (due to never sleeping competition) reaching the goal of once more being leader in the segment is next to impossible with the current approach.
re: P.S.The thought of the grip crossed my mind on reflex when I've seen first rumor pictures of the cam. Since G7X is now reality...
LX100 gives a lot of reasons for celebration not only in Pany or M4/3 camps. This cam makes the most sense of all attempts to produce ultimate enthusiast compact to date.Bravo Panasonic!
If G7X came out 2 years ago with first iteration of Sony RX100, it would be a great competitor in 1" sensor, fixed lens segment. Since RX100 III seems quite improved and mature in comparison to first RX100, it looks like Canon is grasping the straws in order to be still relevant in compact camera marketplace. Especially, if the rumors about using Sony sensor in G7X are true. I wonder what they were thinking outside of worrying about smartphones driving their small sensor compacts into oblivion.
Peiasdf: Isn't Roger "Len's Rentals" so why is he saying management tell him this and that?
Always enjoy reading his lens test and disassembly.
Roger is the man.He is saying the way he sees it.Quite unusual for the guy who makes his living by renting product of others. What he said is that he like the lens. There are other choices of this FL he can provide. You just have to make up your mind in what you want.I trust his word more than many of the review sites.
Since you have the cam for testing, could you drop it on concrete pavement to see if the premium price for " body carved from solid block" of T6061 Al alloy machined in Portugal is worth the expense?
mr.izo: oh, sigma and theirs news biennial.. just test the damn thing, dpr, specially high iso, video and battery performance (the wickest points of foveon).why design grip in reverse way, ther's fixed lense in front any way? when ff sigma?
The grip is designed for left handed selfies LOL.Seriously though, the concept could prove very effective when approached with open mind. This camera requires use of two hands when taking pictures. There is a good space between the lens and grip making the shooting position very comfortable.Now, if Quattro just have EVF...and lensmount...and set of nice primes...and...
One of the nicest gallery for sample images.The color and contrast are very good. To my eyes, however, the images lack the definition. Possibly, the kit lens is a weak link.I will be hard pressed to consider the basic kit for $1200.00 if I'm not vested in better Nikon optics already. There is a lot of competition in that price range including entry level DSLR's and M4/3 systems. Even outdated, lowly Eos M (APS-C) with set of 3 excellent native lenses would be more appealing IQ-vise based on the gallery images vs. my own experience.
Thanks for this new utility. I think, it is very useful.The colour choice is great - just like the stop lights.
Reading some, I think that most of the comments should belong to "Off Topic" forum.
onlooker: I read the blurb about the control ring in the preview above, but I still don't know - is it possible to do manual focus with it?
I think that DPR complaining about lack of click-able dial is valid and reasonable for every situation except focusing and zooming.Since they complained about this issue from the very beginning (RX100) - and they were not alone - Sony should possibly make the ring able to slide to two distinctly different positions in order to engage "clicks" in one of them. That would make the "Gold Award" a sure thing for RX100MKIII full review.I hope that Sony will remember whose idea it was LOL.
justmeMN: The pop-up EVF is an interesting idea, but I wonder about its long-term reliability, in terms of continuing to go up and down.
This is a legitimate question indeed.EVF not only have to resist the wear resulting from up and down motion but also from the side pressure exerted by contact with the face.Since pop up flashes works fine, the indication could be that beefed up guides for EVF motions would work as well. Only time will tell.