lol. Could the reviewer brown nose a little more? Did you seriously say this,
"Sony is clearly putting a lot of effort into creating new lenses - where do you think you need to do more? "
Please find me one human being on this planet that believes Sony is 'clearly' putting in a lot of effort on the lens front?
aandeg: Not sure what others were expecting? Did they foolishly believe a company would let them personal know what it's plans for the future were? LOL
You mean like other businesses do that have stockholders? Fuji laughs at this. "It must all be top secret, even though we haven't had a new idea to steal in 5 years!"
A lot of things seem 'difficult to say'.
This sounds like a marketing packet from Canon. Is it?
jenbenn: I dont really understand why people are complaining.
For the last months I have been shooting a 5D III and a sony A7. After testing Sony's "innovative" camera I am utterly disapponted and decided to stick entirely with my 5Ds despite their higher weight. Reasons?:
1. Optical Viewfinder. If you shoot more than the casual amateur, you need an optical viewfinder. Staring through a Mini-TV- Viewfinder for hours a day is not an option, no matter how good the TV is. EVF may have an advantage in near to total darkrness but the lag of the EVF in darkness also makes you miss shots.
2. Operability. Canon handles much better and quicker. Sony takes ages to power on or zoom into a pic for checking focus.
In view of this the 7D II is another solid, camera, with specs you need to get the shot. Sure I would love a Foveson Sensor with 36 Mp and no noise up to iso 102,400. But I happily take the cam as is because I know it will let me get the shots easier than its predecessor.
You know you can ever take pictures without EVF or OVF? Yes, it's possible without jamming a camera to your face and looking through a little hole.
qianp2k: Sorry I have not even watched video. Did DPR ask CW to acknowledge it uses the same 1" Sony Exmor sensor as in RX100 III? We know it uses but it has special meaning if CW officially admitted it. Then further question is that if Canon is going to use Sony FF Exmor sensors if it unable to make such one in near future? :-)
This isn't a hard hitting investigative report to uncover the top secret sensor secrets. "If we can only get them to admit it, all will be right in the world!"
Greg Pavlov: I would really like to understand this: why the 5-6 articles about this "pocketable" camera "with a "large" sensor when during the same show Panasonic released a camera (DMC-GM5) that is smaller, has a larger sensor, includes a built-in viewfinder and accommodates multiple lenses? Compared to that, why is this Canon "One of the exciting new cameras here at Photokina?"
How does the GM5 take pictures without a lens, because that's the only way it's pocketable.
What is the shape of this thing? It's like a slightly melted rectangle to me, as opposed to the crisp edges of the Sony. Makes it look very p&s.
mosc: Uh, I guess this wasn't a popular read but I have a small typo correction on slide 10. The Q-S1 doesn't use a 5.6x crop factor (1/2.33" sensor Q10 did) it uses a 1/1.7" sensor which has a massively smaller crop factor of a scant 4.7x
Yes, I know, nobody cares. Something is wrong in the internet and I should ignore it.
Thanks self appointed grammar police! There will be a spot in heaven for all your tireless work on this front.
Does Nikon try to make all their lenses as big and plastic as possible? Someone needs to serve them pancakes for breakfast and see if anything clicks in their heads.
I will paint a red dot on your Panasonic version for only $200 a pop. Accepting pre-orders now.
balios: My LX5 fits into a large pocket and from the published specs it appears the G7X is just a hair smaller.
On the other hand, the LX100 appears to be massive (in comparison). For the size and price of a LX100, why wouldn't I just get a proper M43 camera? If I'm going to have a camera strap over a shoulder, I'll just bring a full-sized camera.
Not everyone buys a camera over nickels and dimes. Sometimes you you need a camera to meet expectations when you can afford any of them.
Has Sony made the decision to give up lens design and just let Zeiss make all their lenses at astronomical prices?
Dimit: I can hardly find something bad or even mediocre in this little thing.Bet it will be the Photokina spot of attention,more than anything else.I am not a Pana fan but this camera will eventually be a huge success,better in every respect than the rx100 m3 which I own.
Fits in your pocket better? Once it needs a bag, might as well just take a dslr at that point.
No articulating screen. Argghhh!
I think I'd rather have a Ricoh GR in my pocket than this in a bag.
caravan: I own the X100 and this update looks interesting.The absence of gimmicks,articulating lcd,zoom lens,is most welcome.
Old folks don't like change.
Mike FL: Olympus M43 seems like Nikon 1 system, lot of variations but nothing really stand out other than patches after patches to fix problems.
Marty, out of those 50 af lenses, how many are repeated, slow kit zooms?
Cane: What will happen to the faux want-to-be 1960's designs once the old timers kick off?
not soon enough
What will happen to the faux want-to-be 1960's designs once the old timers kick off?