Interesting. We will see. I thought the reason people ditched the P&S is so they wouldn't have to carry two devices. With this, they have to carry two devices again.
Sony RX100!!! There, I feel like part of the crowd now.
Fact is these Canon cameras, no matter how mediocre of an upgrade, will make many people happy.
EvokeEmotion: Boy that G16 is one ugly looking camera.
I agree. How you take a simple understated camera like the G15 and turn it into this is beyond me.
Change for the sake of change, I suppose.
I still miss the GPS from the S100, but the f/1.8 is a nice upgrade.
The rest of these "upgrades" seem minimal at best.
pdbdeepak: I just love this website...but the combination of the colors used are hurting my eyes really bad!!:(
Please change the colors. Or invert them. Black backdrop with white text is really a bad idea!!
I agree. It makes my eyes bug out after a while.
One thing I've found to work around it is to use the reader function on my web browser. I'm on Safari, FYI.
I've had this camera for a couple of months now, and pretty much just use it when I go to the beach and water parks. For that it's superb. Slip it into your bathing suit pocket and forget it's on you. Photo quality is definitely lacking, but with 18 MP and since I rarely print these types of photos larger than 5 x 7, it works just fine. Color, exposure, and focus is always superb.
I love the sliding lens cover. It makes it very easy to get that quick shot.
Although the screen is not super easy to see outdoors, I don't have the same problems the reviewers had. Lastly, the touch screen is very responsive.
Kid Plutonium: Yes, quite an interesting post.It makes me think of one particular phenomenon I've noticed on a number of forums in which commentators sign off with a long list of all their cameras and lenses. Why?
Something to prove perhaps?
wakaba: Nikon D600 still better image quality at ISO 6400 than X20 at 100.That is what you get. Much closer to my phonecam than anything. Doa.
Are you for real?
Even if the photo quality was only as good as a camera phone (which it's not based on the last test of camera phones done on this site) then the X20 is still not DOA. It has excellent ergonomics, and a great lens. Heck, it's just fun to shoot with.
moto75: For me the X20 is some kind of a mixed bag: The ergonomics are great for a compact camera, also like the versatility of the zoom lens.
I can accept that due to the shutter type it only offers 1/1000 s at F2. So in bright light conditions at the beginning I rather worked with "P" until I found out that in P the aperture is closed down to F8 or F9, e. g. P selects F9 at 1/800s while F5 and 1/2500s would still be possible. And I think beyond F5.6 diffraction starts to be an issue. So I tried out which are the shortest possible times at certain apertures and calculated the exposure value:
F2.0 + 1/1000s = EV 12F2.8 + 1/1200s = EV 13,2F4.0 + 1/2000s = EV 15F5.0 + 1/2500s = EV 15,9F7.1 + 1/3000s = EV 17,2F9.0 + 1/4000s = EV 18,3
Another issue is IQ, especially in JPEGs, RAW results with Silkypix and/or LR4.4 are ok, but definitely not better than from my Pentax Q or Ricoh GRD4, to say the least. Would love to see a FW update for the JPEG output and the P-line.
You've just got to use M mode if that's what you want to do. I don't know why it behaves this way, and it is a bit annoying, but at least there is that work around.
reuptake: I don't really understand why this review didn't mention one very obvious issue with X20: you can't use shutter faster than 1/1000 when using aperture 2.0 or similar. This is a big problem when taking pictures in a sunshine.
Not if you use M mode.
Everlast66: How can this come so close to the mighty RX100? - 77% vs 78%And why can it not be compared to the RX100? they are the same category and similar price ranges
Don't forget that the X20 is much brighter through its zoom range as well.
I enjoy the X20 and agree with the review. While image quality at higher ISO speeds is nothing to write home about, the rest of the camera (ergonomics, optical viewfinder, great lens, solid build quality), make it well worth the price.
Seems to me that I'll be waiting a bit longer until I can truly leave my camera at home for day-to-day shots. I will continue to carry my well loved Canon A570 IS with me wherever I go.
I love that he's "only" using a 40D to take these amazing photos. It just goes to show that it really is the photographer and the technique that makes most of the difference.
Hullinone: Nikon user since 1972 since my first Nikkormat. WHAT A HORRIBLE AND BIAS review! SHAME ON DP - you have lost a reader and supporter. This site and many of its posters are extremely bias towards Nikon and that's OK. They make amazing gear.But to not be honest and post such a review is sad.I have been shooting my entire life (54). Never owned a Canon due to my investment in Nikon glass and gear.I am a published artist. 2 books, many weddings, sports for ESPN & UPI, portrait work for several notable people and print adds.I currently use a D3 & D800E for most of my work, and own a lot of glass.I also shoot with Medium format when needed (rarely).My daughter wanted a new camera for her 18th birthday and I knew she would love the full frame experience . Being connected to Calumet I was able to take home and play with a D600 and a 6D.The 6D was my first Canon DSLR experience .The 6D was the choice for my daughter hands down.Shame in DP - my first and last post!
Firstly, that was a very nice gift for your daughter.
Secondly, calm down. You bought a camera. You made the decision you felt was best for you. You are happy with that decision, so why do you need verification from others?
I'm disappointed by the lack of detail in JPEGs and built in flash.
I'm just not comfortable enough to shoot RAW exclusively yet, and the small flash on my 7D makes a great fill flash.
I guess I'll be holding onto my 7D a bit longer. Which is fine as it's still a great camera... I'll just buy more lenses ;)
LKJ: That headline should say "Olympus's Toshi Terada". The trailing apostrophe is plural possessive only.
Ulfric is right. If the word ends in an S, you do not add and apostrophe S because it would be awkward to say.
Benarm: hard to compare to RX100 since the studio shots of RX100 are out of focus
@highwave: There's nothing wrong with the RX100's lens. It, like the Canon G1 X, doesn't focus well at that close distance so they seem soft, however, real world results are much better.
The new G does very well compared to the competition. I was expecting a greater difference between the RX100 and the G, but that's not what I'm seeing.
All of the cameras are great, and I'm sure that there will be many buyers for all of them.
photoguy622: I had the XZ-1 for about a year, and while I loved the lens' sharpness and wide aperture I was never pleased with photo quality above ISO 400, it looked more like a watercolor painting than a photo at 100%. Unfortunately, it looks like XZ-2 suffers the same fate.
@chafouin: I admit, I don't shoot RAW, but please don't take my enthusiast card away. I love photography, I just need to get more comfortable shooting RAW.