Cameras Used ----------------------------------------Olympus Stylus 1Canon D10 Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7Canon Powershot SX50 HSFujifilm F900EXRCanon G15Panasonic TS-20Canon S100Panasonic FZ150Nikon S9100Olympus XZ-1Canon S95Canon SD4500 ISOlympus E-PL1Sony HX5V (returned)Canon Rebel Xsi/450DPanasonic FZ35Panasonic ZS3Panasonic LX3Panasonic FZ28Panasonic FZ18Canon Rebel Xt Canon S80 Canon S30FujiFilm F31fd Canon G3 Yashica T4Konica Lexio 70 Canon Classic 120 Leica MiniluxCanonet QL III Olympus Stylus Epic Olympus XARicoh GR-1 Contax T3 Yashica Electro 35 Kodak Brownie Nikon One Touch Leica Z2XPentax Spotmatic Canon EOS Elan 7e Canon EOS Elan IIe Minolta Hi Matic
Good news. Now if Olympus will only put some money into R&D for fabled Olympus Trip digital we've been waiting for...
Thanks, DPR; a great first look preview. For what the FZ300/330 offers I don't think the initial price is out of line at all. This should be a killer birding camera.
OneLeggedCat: "and one of the very few with Raw support" ... Wut?
Ummm, don't forget the Canon SX50 HS. It's still current, has RAW and sells for @$350. US. Not weather sealed though.
John McCormack: Be aware that there is little support for the firmware in the 1s. Olympus updated the the Stylus 1 firmware last year for the US market and changed the headers in the file output such that some software (ACDSee are you listening?) cannot read the newer RAW ORF files. Bummer. Otherwise the camera is great.
Yes, the cameras are basically the same, but the 1s ORF files have a different header that makes them unreadable in some software programs. I believe ACR has been updated to read the 1s files, but ACDSee is still working on an update to allow their software to open and edit the new ORF 1s files.
justmeMN: $700 for a 1/1.7 sensor sounds like a tough sell.
300mm-equivalent is short compared to other zooms. The upside is that it may have better optics than more extreme super zooms.
You can buy a refurbished Stylus 1 from Olympus directly for @US $420. when they have them. I did and can't tell it from new.
Be aware that there is little support for the firmware in the 1s. Olympus updated the the Stylus 1 firmware last year for the US market and changed the headers in the file output such that some software (ACDSee are you listening?) cannot read the newer RAW ORF files. Bummer. Otherwise the camera is great.
Mal69: Disappointed to see the P610 still not featuring RAW.
NOT disappointed that Nikon added an eye sensor. "Built-in electronic viewfinder: Switch shooting styles smoothly, as an eye sensor automatically switches from display shooting to the electronic viewfinder when your eye gets close to the viewfinder."
Suntan: I would be interested to see just how well I could shoot, hand held, with a 750mm equivalent P&S pocket camera.
No viewfinder on the 9900. Might as well look at the Panasonic ZS50/FZ71 which does.
Lapkonium: The only soft product by Microsoft that ACTUALLY WORX GOOWD
Hmmm? ICE 2 runs fine on my 6 yr. old Win 7 Home Premium 64 bit PC.
A nice camera with excellent AF - similar to the phase detection on my F900 EXR, which has the 1/2" sensor. I like the new black and chrome option body. Sign me up.
Just be aware that the update will reset the camera to default settings and you will lose your Custom Settings also.
Does anyone have a link to the Stylus 1s manual? I find some of the new settings difficult to set up.
Hoping against hope that the firmware updates in the 1s will be available to the original Stylus 1 - a great camera! 99% of shooters don't need 1" sensors.
Tord S Eriksson: This camera is a clone of the XZ-1/XZ-2 and the MX-1, as they use exactly the same lens and very similar sensor type. Evidently an OEM supplies the optics and the focusing mechanism, while the brand name makes the outer casing and add their own, tweaked, firmware (possibly the electronics, too, but the similarities are scarily similar).
The two that stand out, is the X30, with built-in viewfinder, and the MX-1 with none (not even a external, mechanical/optical, option, as the X10 has)! They are also the two heaviest, by the way:
re: "But why does Fuji bother with cameras with so small sensors?!"Because not everyone needs a huge sensor and the 2/3rds sensor is quite good for 99% of the buyers. I would surmise that most X30 users rarely even make a print.
Is there a 'silent' mode on the G7X? Also, is there an electronic level on the LCD?edit: Yes, I found that there is a level function. It can be seen in this PR video at 2:03: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bV6VRDlfVBQ&app=desktop
Several forum members have asked whether the G7X has an electronic level. Can anyone confirm this? Thanks.
Timbukto: Can't see the video yet, but given the specs I expect the Photokina model is tethered to the power cord, or they are swapping out batteries every half hour?
No video problems here.
gunkan: The price will be the key point for this camera. I don't think it can surpass the IQ of the RX100 Mark III sony sensor, but canon always compete in price.
The 100mm 2.8 in 1" and that size it's just impressive, but i won't trade it for 24mm IQ. To me, the 24mm to 35mm focals are far more important.
Launch price is US$ 699. Seems about right for what it offers.
daft: Does it have the Sony Sensor? Or is it a new 1" Sensor from Canon?
According to the DPReview first impressions they think it is the Sony sensor.
phazelag: Did you see the battery life? Number of shots?
And its not smaller than the Sonys?
Other than Menu familiarity what advantage does it have on the Sony?
I was interested in this, but now I its a non starter.
210 shots is a lot of images - for me. You must be a spray and pray kind of guy, eh? :)
Ian SS: What happened to the hot shoe? This is a G camera, I am disappointed.
This is NOT a G camera. It's a new series for 1" sensors. The trade-off is a larger sensor without 4K and OVF or EVF - for now.