Tom Hoots

Tom Hoots

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Joined on Jan 31, 2004

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  • Well, rather than letting someone like you put words in my mouth, let me show you what it is that I do, with a few shots from the G1X Mark II: Let's start with "full manual" mode.  I know full well ...
  • In a perfect world, that is what you would expect to get.  However, with the G7X, if you choose P mode and see the aperture it uses, then switch to Av mode and use the same aperture, you will find ...
  • I could make a couple of points here: I have also owned the original G1X, and I wasn't very happy with it, either. I sure think that the G1X Mark II is a vast improvement, in all of the areas ...
  • I think this is 100% "as designed" behavior. I expect you can find somewhere in the manual where it says that the camera will not turn on, will not "work," while the USB cable is plugged in. I ...
  • What is relevant to the discussion here is that, while I may have used P mode for a lot of shots that the G7X didn't handle well at all, the G1X Mark II took the very same shots in P mode without ...
  • Well, "I don't print," so the end result I'm looking for is going to be different from yours, at the least.  Really, I just don't print, so I'm looking at things either on my 24-inch 1920 x 1200 ...
  • I just bought one, based upon the discussion here.  Most of the smaller cases are just kind of irritating -- they just aren't "thick" or "deep" enough to get the camera into them, let alone add an ...
  • I bought the RX10 when it first came out, back when I was figuring that there was little hope that Canon would ever do anything with the G1X other than "let it die" like it was doing with the ...
  • The only difference is that I have actually gone out and spent real money on each of these two cameras, and I have done extensive comparison shooting with them against a "known good" competitor, ...
  • Having experience with the RX100 III and the G7X, I easily agree with DPR's assessment. I'm really surprised that they haven't made more of the G7X's optical performance, though they do say this, ...
  • Replied in Agreed.
    I am a certified, admitted bagaholic. The ThinkTank Mirrorless Mover 20 is THE bag I would recommend for the RX10: http://www.thinktankphoto.com/products/mirrorlessmover10heathered.aspx No, it's ...
  • To quote the Robot from Lost in Space: WARNING, WARNING, WILL ROBINSON!! The G7X is actually a very neat little camera.  It's really too bad that its image quality is AWFUL. I returned my G7X -- ...
  • Yes, I stumbled onto this little thing online a few days ago and ordered one.  Costing not much more than the extra battery it comes with, I think I'll prefer it to the universal BC-TRX I've been ...
  • Well, I think your upper limit of ISO 1600 might well make the RX100 III something worth considering.  In general, larger sensor sizes start to show significant differences when the ISO setting ...
  • Replied in kodakrome....
    Yes, I've said as much -- that's part of my dissatisfaction with the G7X.  I have had other "wide and fast lens" compacts that I could use P mode in the conditions where the G7X didn't do very ...
  • Replied in jon....
    And it has nothing to do with the discussion here.  It is a hobby I have, nothing more, nothing less.  I have enjoyed working with a broad range of cameras, taking comparison shots with them, and ...
  • Replied in Joseph...
    This, and much of what you have written, is nothing other than a personal attack, and is outside of the acceptable standards of this forum. Yes, I do have somewhat of a hobby of buying cameras, ...
  • Replied in Ray....
    Yes, there is something wrong here:  Every single shot from my G7X, at any focal length or aperture setting, was much softer than anything I've ever seen from any other camera I have ever owned. An ...
  • For the record, I really don't believe I had a "bad copy."  Have my remarks been the only you have read about the G7X's lens softness?  I certainly have read plenty about that from other folks.  I ...
  • Elliott: I have no experience with it.  I'm not much of a believer in anything DPR says, though.  Look for other reviews, perhaps there might be something on YouTube, etc. Sony is pretty insanely ...
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