One thing I couldn't find in the article is the pocketable-aspect of the camera. I see that when turned off it is 1.6 inches thick. That seems substantial to me. I know it would fit in loose pockets on baggy pants, but what about comfortable jeans. I don't mean tight jeans (I'm 47 and don't wear snug clothing but I also don't wear cargo pants or shorts very often).
I'm traveling to Paris in a month and will probably not bring my Canon 6D with the kit lens. Too much to think about. I also plan to dress relatively nice, not touristy. I want to blend in so as to get a calm, non-confrontational (street vendors, etc.) experience. So I need a camera that comfortably fits in my front pocket and doesn't look like it's trying to break though the cloth. :)
I can't tell from the photos if the G5x is a pocket camera.
Congratulations to the winner. Beautiful photo.
MikeFairbanks: How is this all that different from the EOS-M3?
I'm confused. (and, no, I'm not trying to be a wise guy).
Daang. Sounds like something I won't buy. The M3 sounds tempting, however.
How is this all that different from the EOS-M3?
So the 7x will still be about the same price, I imagine, as it sits right in between these two models (both by specs and numerically.
And, although I like the look and functionality of the range finder style of camera, without a bump in sensor size I don't see the point of buying it when there are smaller, pocketable versions with the same sensor.
Holy smokes! (Pun intended). That's an incredible photo.
Question: are those two missiles about to fly (thus, the smoke)?
Objects in mirror may be closer than they appear. 😊
At our school (back in about 97) we had that Kodak that could hold 8 photos. There was no disk or anything like that. You simply took the eight photos and then plugged the camera into the computer. I still remember how exciting that was.
stevelilly: I remember walking in to the Comp USA store in Tyson's Corner, Virginia and seeing this camera. I decided I had to have it. $1000 later and it was my first digital camera. I still have it and if functions as new.
I also remember shooting a car show in Ocean City, Maryland walking around with a box of 100 3 1/2 inch floppy's.
Here is a link to the first pictures I took with the camera in 1999 and some from the OC Car Show.
Those are pretty good.
I had the original Mavica. Then I bought the second version as well. I still have some 3.5-inch floppy disks around here somewhere with some photos on them, but I doubt I'll ever dig them up. Within a couple years we owned better cameras.
I still have the Mavica shown in the photo above. It's sitting in a closet somewhere. I think the disks could hold 1.3mb. Now that wouldn't be enough for one decent image.
I hope the interface isn't primary colors and flat graphics this time. I like textures. They show professionalism. Anyone can draw a square. Shading is a good thing.
Something's wrong here. Those photos are not sharp at all. Was autofocus turned off? I'm not trying to be snarky. Something got bumped perhaps. Please take some more shots.
The price is crazy. Way too high.
MikeFairbanks: I was just looking at the samples, and they look pretty good compared to the original model (I owned it, loved the idea, loved the possibilities, HATED the image quality).
They don't have many samples (about five) and the astronomy one is horrifying.
I'd be willing to pay a lot more than the 349 they are asking if the image quality was a lot higher.
Are there any alternatives that are significantly better?
What do you mean by business and shops? What is the income potential?
No shadow noise. Nice.
I was just looking at the samples, and they look pretty good compared to the original model (I owned it, loved the idea, loved the possibilities, HATED the image quality).
BrianK: Open the Pod Bay Door, Hal.
I'm sorry, Dave. I can't do that.
I had the original Theta 360 (won it from Ricoh), but I simply could not handle the poor quality of the images. It drove me mad. I even did HDRs to try to get rid of the noise in the photos, and learned to edit as much as possible while still retaining the coding necessary to keep it spherical.
After about a month I gave it away.
I wonder how much better the newer one will be. It needs to have the quality that is at least as good as what our phones can do these days. The original Theta had the image quality of the old flip phones. It was pretty bad, even in good light.
Has anyone seen any samples from the camera yet? I'm very interested in it (if it's good).
papa natas: It's about a year now that I no longer use ANY of my cameras for informal shooting. Other than studio work, the Ipod5 & Ipad3 cover the rest, and they add fun to my shooting. I'm NO pro. I'm what I call An ARTISAN.
Don't use an iPad as a camera in public places unless you are in the very back. Nobody should have to see a ten-inch screen up in the air while trying To watch their kids perform, etc.
GothamMutt: Umm ... just upgraded to 7.5 I don't see this "format icon" Instagram speaks of. What did I miss?
They don't ignore Android users. They just go with Apple first because they are the leaders in smartphone technology (usually). iOS leaves a lot to be desired at time, but it's still a much more polished system than what Google offers.