ArchiDeos: Nice Camera, can't wait to compare with other new Cameras.. But what happen to their pocket size design to compete with DSLR Cameras..
Well, there's smaller lenses, that were not advertised when the NX-1 was released. There are available for example the power zoom pancake 16-50, pancake fisheye 10mm f/3.5 and other pancake primes and also a light 45/1.8.
onlooker: With articulated LCD and built-in fill-in flash it could have been a contender. Both are items people have gotten used to expect in a compact. I feel the price will plummet on this one just like on so many other Panasonic offerings.
I am still hoping against hope for G7.
It's a real shame there's no tilting LCD, that's a big omission for many, myself included. Otherwise, this camera might be simply irresistible.
KameraFever: Dead on arrival. The 'me too camera'. For $200 more I can get the Bad Ass Panasonic LX100 with 4k. There are cheap RX100 I and II models everywhere. What happened to Canon's innovation? I guess they got too comfortable and got blind sided by the likes of Sony, Panasonic, Fujifilm, and Olympus.
There's actually more in favor of the Canon vs RX100's than one might think at first. There's the much better IS, longer focal length range, faster apertures, easier to operate (more responsive clicky wheel, EV adjustment wheel, etc) and also much better Auto ISO.
The best thing about this camera is the Auto ISO feature with the selectabale Rate of Change. This feature is already present on the S95 and I absolutely love it, because this way, you can take Image Stabilization into account with the Auto ISO, when shooting static objects. And because Canon's IS is so good, I have it always set on "slow". This way, my S95 (even with it's aged sensor) actually puts out almost as good image quality as my RX100II (Sony's IS is a much poorer performer than Canon IS). The G7 X should outperform the RX100's with the well performing and adjustable Auto ISO.
DouglasGottlieb: I wish they'd have added an exposure comp dial and weather sealing, but the GM5 looks really tempting. And the LX100 looks irresistible.
The thumbwheel is used for exposure compensation. Sounds like a pretty good solution.
LukeDuciel: Samsung is still not confident about the camera UX design. The body looks like a hybrid between Nikon and some Contax SLR camera.
With all the experience in smart phone and other gadget, they should've been able to design a much more simplified user interface.
Albeit ambitious, Samsung seems not really focused. With the heavy spec on Video, the form factor is not so comfortable for video shooting. Are they putting any effort in making the lens usable for video? if the focus is still photography, then the lens system needs to grow much faster.
Nonsense. I don't see anything in the NX-1 body that could be or should be simplified for photography purposes. This is not a selfie cam, but a photographer's camera. Every button serves a purpose and seems to be well placed. As seasoned photographers well know, tactile response and straight forward direct operation in a camera is important.
tinternaut: The best APS-C sensors have been more or less the same 16 and 24mp Sony sensors, for some time now. Sensor tech has hit a (a perfectly pleasant) wall. Has Samsung just demolished that wall?
At least regarding AF on a mirrorless APS-C camera, Samsung has probably made a leap forward.
mermaidkiller: Nothing really innovative, just more pixels.
What an untrue comment. There's a lot of interesting stuff. Many of the phones features were just not mentioned in this concise news item.
mosc: Canon still makes a 24-105 F4 IS lens that's about the same money, am I missing something? 24 is wider than 28 and F4 105 can crop quite a bit and still compete with f6.3. Anybody?
You simply can not crop to change focal length, it's that simple. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Focal_lengthSure, having a stop larger aperture at 100mm helps you get one stop cleaner image, but it's *not* the same to take (for example) an image at 105mm f/4 and ISO 800 and then crop 50% of the image than it is to take an image at 200mm f/5.6 at ISO 1600. Just read on the subject.
You can't crop to increase the focal length, regardless of aperture. However. the 24-105/4 is a good general purpose lens and the 24mm wide angle is very handy. But these two lenses are completely different animals and comparison between them is pointless.
I haven't received mine either (pre-ordered ages ago) and I don't see any updated info on their website. I'm excited about the product, though. A simple yet very useful gadgett-app combination.
stevo23: Wait, did someone ask for yet anther $900 50mm lens?
Perhaps you could name the other $900 50mm auto focus lenses that compete with the Sigma 50 Art?
justmeMN: It's a nice camera, but it costs more than an SL1/100D or a T3i/600D.
What's infamous about the EF-S 15-85? It's one of the greatest EF-S lenses. One he** of a lens for sure. But a fact about the G1X II is that it's got a sweet lens for the size of the camera (as long as performance of the lens is adequate). If you start doing FF equivalent conversions, you might as well bring micro43 lenses and compact cameras into the comparison. I.e. trying to tell you - forget the pointless calculations and take SIZE into the equation. The G1X II is smaller than just the 15-85 lens.
These were apparently shot in JPG and it would be sensible to mention it somewhere. The images appear to show Samsung's weak handling of noise for JPG images. RAW will result in much better quality.
TinyTempo: They did not fix the auto-ISO? Bummer.
Nspur: like I wrote previously, with Auto ISO, the A7 does not take into account either the 1/fl rule or brightest aperture. The camera sticks mostly to 1/60 seconds (in A/P) or f/4 (in S/P) regardless of focal length or largest aperture. This happens even with the razor-sharp-wide-open 55/1.8. That's not an "auto" feature.
A quick look at Paul's posting history reveals that he obviously can't help himself. But I hope one day will come the realisation that a fanboy-denial-attitude is not helpful.
The Auto ISO really needs an update as it does NOT work properly in any other mode besides the Manual mode.The camera does not open aperture (up to widest possible) or adjust shutter speed (to roughly the 1/focal length rule) before adjusting the ISO, it maxes out the ISO before adjusting shutter speed or aperture! Every other sensible camera on the planet does it differently (Canon, Nikon, Olympus, Panasonic, etc). He**, even on my Sony RX100 the Auto ISO works as it should, but not on the A7!
I thought the time-lapse mode is a $10 downloadable add-in and not a camera feature that can updated by firmware.
ThePhilips: Wow, that thing is big!
ThePhilips: put the lenses on the cameras and compare then from the top view:http://camerasize.com/compact/#491.335,34.360,534,467,ha,tThe GX1 mkII is about as thick as the smallest u43 with a pancake zoom, but the GX1II has a bigger sensor and a much faster (and wider!) lens...
Arn: All of the exposure modes (P/S/A) are broken with Auto ISO and even program shift doesn't work. When for example dialing a larger aperture, the camera will only increase shutter speed, it will not reduce ISO.
Shutter speed priority sticks to f/4, even with the 55/18!
Aperture priority will raise the ISO all the way to the maximum before lowering shutter speed under 1/60 with any lens or focal length!
Sony needs to fix this ASAP with a firmware update! I have this working perfectly with every other camera (even my compact cameras RX100 and Canon S95 can do this perfectly right, not to mention all my DSLRs). I don't expect to see this sort of cock ups on a camera of this level. AutoISO is one of the very best features of modern digital cameras, but somehow Sony was able to mess it up here, even though they get it right for compacts.
I'm glad your having fun, but it doesn't change the fact that Auto ISO on this camera doesn't work at all as it should. I have six other cameras with a fully working AutoISO (in fact I haven't seen a camera in years with this crappy AutoISO). But for some reason Sony messed it up here, even though they got it right with RX100 and RX100II. When I pay 2000€ for a camera (and almost another 2000€ on lenses), I expect a simple feature like this to work.