Michael Jardine: These are great looking cameras but for practically the same size you can get greater flexibility with the Olympus E-PL7 or Panasonic DMC-GM5, both of which offer interchangeable lenses?
Together with a fast lens and the same range they are MUCH bigger.
Timmbits: in the Specs Compared table, it would be nice to see the LX100 replace the RX100ii in that column. I for one couldn't care less about an obsoleted model, and am sure that others here as well would appreciate being able to compare all relevant current models at a glance.
The LX100 is much, much bigger. Not the same category.But also a very promising camera.
Timmbits: imaging-resource posted some sample pictures... and they are very discouraging. never have I seen such severe chromatic aberration before, from any lenshttp://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/canon-g7x/FULLRES/YIMG_0487.HTMit is quite severe. this picture especially, but their other sample shots also, suggest that there were indeed some engineering challenges, and that they have not been overcome when they designed the lens... you might even accuse them of cutting corners.
Well:"This Beta Sample Image was shot with a preproduction prototype of the camera in question."
Could be the reason. I will NEVER judge a camera by it's prototype.
and then people wonder about photographs being arrested or more and more access being prohibited...