Lawrencew

Lawrencew

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On Shooting with the Canon PowerShot G3 X article (312 comments in total)
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Johnrr44: The G3X is quite slow at "600mm." What is the f stop at 400mm? Is this cam going to work at dusk or dawn when many animals are active?

John

@50mm - f/4
@85mm - f/5
@200m and above - f/5.6

Direct link | Posted on Jul 30, 2015 at 09:26 UTC
On Shooting with the Canon PowerShot G3 X article (312 comments in total)
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johnsmith404: Lol. Again, in Japan only the EVF comes for almost free like with the previous GX and the EOS M3.

And next Canon will lament about how the world outside Japan is too stupid to understand their non-DSLR product lines.

It is straightforward to buy from Amazon.jp by using an 'agent'' such as Tenso. See http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/55250262 for experiences of people buying the Canon M3 this way

Direct link | Posted on Jul 29, 2015 at 15:23 UTC
On Shooting with the Canon PowerShot G3 X article (312 comments in total)
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johnsmith404: Lol. Again, in Japan only the EVF comes for almost free like with the previous GX and the EOS M3.

And next Canon will lament about how the world outside Japan is too stupid to understand their non-DSLR product lines.

It's currently $899 on Amazon US. 105000 yen - $865 on Amazon JP

Direct link | Posted on Jul 29, 2015 at 13:44 UTC
On Shooting with the Canon PowerShot G3 X article (312 comments in total)
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johnsmith404: Lol. Again, in Japan only the EVF comes for almost free like with the previous GX and the EOS M3.

And next Canon will lament about how the world outside Japan is too stupid to understand their non-DSLR product lines.

Yep - price on Amazon.jp for the G3X kit including EVF is only 2,000 Yen ($16) more than the camera alone.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 29, 2015 at 11:30 UTC
On Shooting with the Canon PowerShot G3 X article (312 comments in total)
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Photato: Does the G3X comes with the Lens Hood or is a separate purchase?

The prices Canon tries to charge for them, their lens hoods should come with a free camera...

Direct link | Posted on Jul 27, 2015 at 17:11 UTC
On Shooting with the Canon PowerShot G3 X article (312 comments in total)
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D200_4me: Sort of a hard sell if you look at it closely. You could get a m4/3 interchangeable lens camera with a kit lens in that price range or less ($650 for GX7 with kit lens), depending on what you want. Then you'd have a much more versatile camera (because of the lens options) and of course better image quality.

Well if you are not going to match specifications what is the point of making comparisons?
Just buy a single prime lens, and walk backwards and forwards :-)

Direct link | Posted on Jul 27, 2015 at 17:09 UTC
On Shooting with the Canon PowerShot G3 X article (312 comments in total)
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AbrasiveReducer: Given the interest in a viewfinder for this camera I'm guessing there will be promotions with free or almost-free viewfinder before long. The Japanese EOS M3 kit I bought came with the viewfinder and was less than $500. So far, I haven't used the viewfinder except to verify it works, but at least the price was right.

Yes it is the same viewfinder across all the Canon models that support it (G1 X II, M3, G3 X)

Unfortunately, only Canon Japan thought it was a good idea to bundle the EVF with cameras into kits. Everywhere else, its an expensive optional extra.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 27, 2015 at 17:06 UTC
On Shooting with the Canon PowerShot G3 X article (312 comments in total)
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D200_4me: Sort of a hard sell if you look at it closely. You could get a m4/3 interchangeable lens camera with a kit lens in that price range or less ($650 for GX7 with kit lens), depending on what you want. Then you'd have a much more versatile camera (because of the lens options) and of course better image quality.

Its an interesting comparison.
But as well as the not inconsiderable gap, it starts at 28mm, not 24...
So you really need 3 M43 lenses to cover the range.

(not that I would buy a G3 X because of its lens - it falls well short on other features AFAIAC)

Direct link | Posted on Jul 27, 2015 at 15:43 UTC
On Shooting with the Canon PowerShot G3 X article (312 comments in total)
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D200_4me: Sort of a hard sell if you look at it closely. You could get a m4/3 interchangeable lens camera with a kit lens in that price range or less ($650 for GX7 with kit lens), depending on what you want. Then you'd have a much more versatile camera (because of the lens options) and of course better image quality.

But what would a set of M4/3 lenses covering 24-600 cost and what would the combined weight and size be?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 27, 2015 at 15:13 UTC
On Shooting with the Canon PowerShot G3 X article (312 comments in total)
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Samuel Dilworth: On slide 11 the continuous shooting rate in raw is mentioned. Much more important to me is the shot-to-shot time – something that is still often woeful on cameras that aren’t SLRs or smartphones.

Any idea how long this one stalls between shots in raw mode?

What is it with Canon's latest cameras like the G3X and M3? Both can only manage 1fps in RAW. It almost seems like Canon have deliberately hobbled them to maintain some level of product differentiation against other models. That might help them sell more Canon DSLRs, but it won't help them when compared to other manufacturers.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 27, 2015 at 12:46 UTC

Unfortunately, with fixed lens cameras like this there is no way of knowing how much impact the lens is having when making comparisons between cameras.
Of course, you can test all cameras at the same focal length and aperture - say 50mm F4.
But how does the G3X compare to say the RX10 at 24mm or at 200mm, or at F2.8 ?
How would they fare if each was compared at the optimum lens setting?

What is DPR's methodology with regards to this? I couldn't find it

Direct link | Posted on Jul 24, 2015 at 07:07 UTC as 5th comment | 1 reply

Would be nice if there was some better index to it. Is there?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 23, 2015 at 18:53 UTC as 10th comment | 2 replies
On Canon PowerShot G3X real-world samples posted article (158 comments in total)

Look beyond the headline grabbing 600mm reach, and there are just too many missing features for this to be my 'ideal' travel and general purpose camera.

No EVF
Limited video capabilities (and generally poor video quality these days from Canon compared to peers). Even putting aside 4K, there's no slo mo either.
No timelapse.
lowish fps compared to peers
Probably slow AF compared to peers.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 22, 2015 at 09:55 UTC as 23rd comment | 1 reply
On Pentax K-3 II added to studio test scene comparison article (177 comments in total)

Impressive
Especially at high ISO
http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/image-comparison/fullscreen?attr18=daylight&attr13_0=pentax_k3ii&attr13_1=canon_eos7dii&attr13_2=nikon_d7200&attr13_3=samsung_nx1&attr15_0=raw&attr15_1=raw&attr15_2=raw&attr15_3=raw&attr16_0=6400&attr16_1=6400&attr16_2=6400&attr16_3=6400&attr126_0=highres&normalization=full&widget=1&x=-0.037728937728937824&y=0.3070446588677312

albeit with the limitations of pixel shifting.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 17, 2015 at 08:06 UTC as 35th comment
On Canon introduces 430EX III-RT Speedlite article (93 comments in total)
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dedirg: can you tell me any reason to purchase e3-rt over this??

weather and dust sealing

Direct link | Posted on Jul 8, 2015 at 19:59 UTC
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Lawrencew: I will be impressed when it does 960fps in 4K :-)

BarnetET. I couldn't agree more. Pitiful by Canon.
My next body may well be a Sony.
Moreover, I am very much thinking that I might replace my Canon M with an RX10 II as my 'travel' camera. The M3 was a disappointment for me.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 8, 2015 at 14:58 UTC

I will be impressed when it does 960fps in 4K :-)

Direct link | Posted on Jul 8, 2015 at 13:20 UTC as 23rd comment | 5 replies
On Canon introduces 430EX III-RT Speedlite article (93 comments in total)
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Lawrencew: Will we now start to see future Canon cameras with wireless transmitters built in, as well as the existing optical transmitter? Otherwise, another £200+ for a ST-E3-RT transmitter makes it an expensive 'system'.

Perhaps a feature of the coming 6D and 5D replacements?

Apart from that, its good to see the price hasn't increased over the current 430 (discounts aside). It may be more expensive than clones but IME it will be super reliable, and totally compatible with Canon products across the years.

Except if you have to carry spares around in case they fail mid-shoot, then the cost saving is negated. Not to mention the challenges of incompatibility each time you replace bodies.

My 580EXII has worked across several bodies, tens of thousands of flashes, all without a single misfire even in the most demanding continuous bursts.

I am very tempted by the price of clones, and can see the justification of treating them as 'disposables', but that doesn't compensate for them being less reliable at the critical moments you want them to be.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 8, 2015 at 08:49 UTC
On Canon introduces 430EX III-RT Speedlite article (93 comments in total)

Will we now start to see future Canon cameras with wireless transmitters built in, as well as the existing optical transmitter? Otherwise, another £200+ for a ST-E3-RT transmitter makes it an expensive 'system'.

Perhaps a feature of the coming 6D and 5D replacements?

Apart from that, its good to see the price hasn't increased over the current 430 (discounts aside). It may be more expensive than clones but IME it will be super reliable, and totally compatible with Canon products across the years.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 8, 2015 at 07:39 UTC as 23rd comment | 4 replies

Needs to be very good, otherwise, why wouldn't someone buy Canon's own EF 100mm 2.8, that has AF and more to the point, is cheaper than the Samyang.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 7, 2015 at 15:08 UTC as 9th comment | 1 reply
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