.Sam.: Hmmm... the GM1 proved impossibly hard to use without the rear wheel, and it was corrected with the subsequent model, GM5. Now Panasonic comes out with a NEW camera, repeating the problem ?
The wheel on GF7 is different to the one on GM1 (look at the pic in which the both cameras' backs are side by side in the hand on article)! It is like on the LX100 in my opinion. I have owned both GM1 and LX100 (recently sold GM1 to buy GM5) and can tell you that the wheel on GM1 was one of the reasons to sell it - just terrible. Where as the wheel on LX100 is great - deffinitely usable to change settings!
artbarn: I recently bought the LX100 and am really pleased with it.. but can anyone tell me why, when i go into the DRIVE mode selector, my panorama selector is greyed out?
Because you shoot in RAW. Has to be only jpg. I have setup custom 1 for jpg+panorama and custom 2 for jpg+HDR :)
alffastar: IMHO, when talking about such an amazing camera regarding its specs, to include the sentence 'the complete lack of tactile feedback, when compared to the clicking dials of its rivals, leaves the RX100 shooting experience somewhat distancing and inert' in the final paragraph of the conclusion is mildly put just funny.
Hi Jon,I agree with your general thoughts. My point, however, is that pointing the clickless dial as one of the main reasons NOT to like USING this camera is really inadequate for a review site.
Gubblebum: Why isn't anyone talking about the built-in nd-filter? To me that's the reason I consider updating from rx100 II
That is not true. Every advanced enthusiast will use the ND filter with this lens and aperture.
IMHO, when talking about such an amazing camera regarding its specs, to include the sentence 'the complete lack of tactile feedback, when compared to the clicking dials of its rivals, leaves the RX100 shooting experience somewhat distancing and inert' in the final paragraph of the conclusion is mildly put just funny.
Woooooooooooooooooooooooooow - this camera should be number one in 'The hitchhikers guide to the universe of photography'.
Here are some sampleshttp://cweb.canon.jp/camera/dcam/lineup/powershot/g1xmk2sp/expression/index.html
Oly never made a micro 4/3 lens with 24-120mm equivalent and 2.8-4.0. Even if Oly makes such a lens it will cost more than this camera and will be both bigger and havier, so I am definitely buying this Canon to use it as everyday camera and also travel camera and will use only my primes with my OM-D!
This camera is exactly what I have been waiting for! Something between RX100II and RX10 - big sensor, at least one stop brighter lens than RX100 on the long end, at least one stop brighter lens on the short end than RX10. In addition, great range, touch screen that is not fixed and size that is bigger than RX100 but not too big! Excellent!
Samuel Dilworth: The lens specs are scarcely believable!
• image circle almost as large as before• twice as bright as before, while roughly the same collapsed size• 14 elements in 11 groups, with a record 6 groups independently moving (previously 11 elements in 10 groups, with 4 moving groups)• internal focusing for faster and closer focusing (previously rear-element focusing)• close focusing down to 5 cm (previously 20 cm)
This is very much a case of Canon showing who’s the optics boss, after all.
(Which is just as well, since that old sensor isn’t going to boss anyone!)
Thanks a lot! This is great news as the close focus distance on the long end was one of the big show stoppers with the first G1X for me. Now 5cm-40cm is totally acceptable!
Where have you read about the close focus on the long end?
G3User: What a joke, all these cameras with no view finders. You may as well be holding up a cell phone with your head tilted way back and barley seeing the screen in bright sunlight. This is pathetic. This is the continued dumbing down of photography.
What a joke your comment is
What an amazing camera this seems to be!!!
These types of articles and opinions are really absolutely meaningless! If people are using instagram than there is reason why they do it and this reason is fun and quick way to make something interesting of your shot. How many instagram users really care about 'creativity' and photography the way the author of the article does? This attitude leads to nowhere - just accept the fact, try to understand why and do not try to push in peaoples faces narowmindness or niche kind of thinking, no matter how correct it may be! As I am sure that mass production of producing shoes dimished the handcraft of making shoes and how many people in the world would REALLY care about this fact?
gsum: There's no mention in this review of whether Panasonic have fixed the problems that plagued the LX5. Whilst the image quality, lens, build and macro capabilities of the LX5 were absolutely superb, the camera was loaded with useless gimmicks such as scene selections, face recognition etc. The result was that the LX5 had too many controls for such a small body. In particular, the thumbwheel was a complete nightmare as it was too easy to accidentally press the wheel whilst rotating it, resulting in an unwanted selection.For their 'enthusiast compacts' Panasonic really need to get down to the basics of what photography is about rather than producing techno toys. I hope that they've done that with the LX7 but somehow doubt it.In their reviews, DPReview should mark down cameras that are laden with useless features.
"I never use scene modes, but try marketing a camera that doesn't have those kinds of features"
Fuji X100 :)
Tee1up: I hope DP does a review update...I really want this camera to work but I don't want a $1200 ulcer.
@Kaushik Parmar, I like video of X100 - it is really great, however, there is now way to manually focus during video and the auto focus is not good, so focusing is a real problem for me when shooting video...
I have it and it works just fine from day one (10 months ago). Now with firmware 1.20 ( and 1.21 that fixes 1.20 :) ) the autofocus is much better than I bought it. Wonderful camera - my only camera for over a year. I wonder if I will replace it with a micro 43 camera, but this camera has got everything except: nice auto focus during video (no manual focus either), stabilization for video, lens option for portraits of my daughter. Thats about it. Otherwise everything else combined makes for the the best compact camera on the market - VF, lens, high ISO, jpeg quality etc
Ray Sachs: Still not the ideal way too handle auto ISO, but a big improvement over how it was. And the raw button programmability and ND toggle are awesome new features. Overall a very positive upgrade.
I think I know what you mean by 'not the ideal way to handle auto ISO, but I think that although it would have been nice to have ISO AUTO ON/OFF along with ISO values that are assigned to Fn Button, it does not make much sense. I think so, because it is not EITHER an ISO value OR auto ISO ON/OFF, but rather an ISO value AND auto ISO on/off. They compliment each other, as the ISO value becomes the lower limit of the auto iso range. In this way it will not be logical to have options in same menu that compliemt each other instead of options that exclude each other!
Digitall: After a year of its release, is that Fuji launches this update? I think we are giving too much importance to the cameras, much more than their manufacturers? For they are just another product. And we even have created a cult camera.The world is a very strange...
But it's the only world we've got, so embrace the strangeness that is not harmful :)
I also discovered that when changing a setting with a button (not in the menu) and then confirming with the shutter button, the annoying focusing does not happen, just the confirmation of the value!