meland: As Barney has learnt from some of these comments unfortunately there are quite a few wallies around.
What is a wally? I know it's not Yiddish. Is it a fesse?
pacnwhobbyist: Dpreview folks: Did you have a chance to shoot with something other than the 18-135 lens by chance? The photos look nice but it seems like the lens is holding the camera back a bit IQ-wise.
Agreed. Let's use Zeiss primes to get the best out of the camera.
Parkettpolitur: I have a Ricoh GR, so I'm probably not going to buy this. Still, I've been interested in the X-series for quite some time now. Does DxO finally support their RAWs? Will they ever? I only use DxO, so that's been a huge hurdle for me (and one of the main reasons I haven't sold my E-M1 for the superior X-T1).
>In my experience they still win for sharpness and noise against all but high-end FF cameras (which is partly their excellent lenses esp. the kit).
This is good news. Thank you.
photo perzon: Sony RX100 has EVF. It has bounce flash. Canon has neither.
>there should be some photo challenges to show the possible merits of direct flash.
I've avoided flash for 50 years out of sloth, mainly. It would be instructive if I could see what could be done with some kind of muted or diffused flash.
Pete peterson: I'm only interested in cameras with dials as I hate getting into menus for every change, but even if this camera's IQ is as good as the Sony RX100III, I wouldn't buy it cos it has no EVF. To me no EVF means putting on my reading glasses every time I take a picture then take my reading glass off so that I can see the rest of the world in focus, then put the on again to take or inspect the next picture - totally inconvenient. I bet most of the geeks developing this camera wear glasses, did they not think of us long sighted people?
>Varifocal glasses make life a lot easier.
Aha! VERY GOOD POINT. I am definitely going to get varifocals.
Thank you for the turn-on.
olypan: Love the way dpr have manipulated the front page with Canon headlining all week with articles on the weakest introductions at Photokina.Substitute any other brand for these dismal products and the Amazon control is obvious.
Did you know that there are numerous persons among us who believe in bigfoot, a hollow Earth, pills that turn water into gasoline, cold fusion, the health value of drinking your own urine, space aliens, etc.
We have our work cut out.
>I will never, ever take a photograph with a direct flash.
Cartier-Bresson once said that [direct] flash photography is a "horrific massacre."
Jim: It's not much smaller than the G1X Mk II. Both appear not to be shirt pocket-able but both do appear to be jacket pocket-able. Given this and the fact that the G1X Mk II isn't much more money, why not buy a G1X Mk II instead of the G7 X?
>I'd hate to put a $700 in a shirt pocket
Good argument for VF's generally.
$700, no VF.
>ISO 3200 is actually 1600 ISO
And I wasn't a big fan of those "orbs."
Is this a me-too?
Oh, wait -- "the G7 X's maximum aperture stays bright for much longer than the RX100 III's" (G7 X First Impressions Review).
That's all right then.
>it is the reason I stopped purchasing Fuji Products.
Hmm, now that's something to think about.
jorg14: Great camera that serves a niche market.
>Most people do go for something like the X-E2 first.
This sounds very sensible to me.
pacnwhobbyist: I'll bet a re-badged Leica version of this camera comes out and costs twice as much.
They did that with the LX3.
Bjorn_L: Seems like a lovely pocket camera. Something to finally trump the Sony RX100 series. However the "multi-aspect" cropping modes is just stupid. How about using the entire sensor and letting us choose how to crop it ourself? Tossing out 25% of the pixels (or more) by doing what anyone with any photo editing software can do better on their own? It doesn't change the fact that this is the camera with the largest sensor in class (ignoring the APS-C bulky things). But all anyone who wants to trump this camera has to do is make a clone of it without these modes and they can legitimately claim to have a 25% effective larger sensor and a higher resolution as well.Dumbest feature ever.
Yes -- how can they possibly bill this as a 16MP camera?
Paul Kersey Photography: I've always longed for an X100 series camera. The sticky shutter issue and glacially slow focus kept me from the X100 and the next model had better resolution but not enough performance advances from the first (for me). With the T model, I am seeing a camera that is sufficiently seasoned to satisfy me. I am pleased that it didn't roll out at a higher price. Pre-ordering one on this day.
"...do not qualify for manufacturer rebate or warranty programs."
Sounds like "gray market" selling. No?
papa natas: "...horizontal and vertical angular shifts (yam and pitch)..."YAM..(?) Yummy?YAWL...Maybe.From the aerodynamic trilogy: Pitch, Yawl & Roll.
Only thing to do now is run screaming out of the room.
My goodness, the trouble people get into.
You're a funny guy, Papa Natas.
miles green: Looks nice. Very nice actually.But interesting choice of name: "Loxia" in Greek means: not straight, crooked...
These work well with the Bagelia camera.
I used Kodak Digital ROC to make it look good. It took almost just one click.