Jogger: Fuji has the only successful APSc fixed-lens compact on the market. Others from Nikon, Sigma, Ricoh, etc... have flopped despite being good cameras.
I would worry though, the 1-inch compacts are gonna eat their lunch.
You have no way of knowing if any of these have "flopped" or even what would constitute being a flop in the eyes of the manufacturer.
What Fuji has done, is made having a non-interchangeable lens a virtue, not an economy feature.
Iwan33: RX 100 is a gem and has served me almost 2 years now. But honestly I always liked the colors of my Canon cameras, hopefully this is a RX 100 with canon JPEG colors (only shooting JPEG). That it has a brighter lens is the cherry on the pie.
If it's an RX100 with 4 sharp corners at 24mm, I'll buy one and sell my G1X2. Being a Canon, it will probably clip highlights, but like not having a viewfinder, you find ways to work around these things.
Zigmont: I'm kind of confused as to how the G7 compares to the G1X? Is the G1X the top of the line and the G7 fits underneath, or vice-versa?
According to the chart, the G1X has a larger sensor, although lower resolution. But wouldn't a larger sensor with lower resolution mean better light gathering? Thanks.
I think the answer is, the G1X2 is for people who want image quality at the expense of convenience and the G7 is for people who want convenience without giving up too much quality.
davids8560: What kind of free stuff do they give away at these big international shows? I see the guy in the photo has a backpack. Do they ever give away older, overstock DSLRs that never got sold and are just taking up valuable space in the warehouse, or irregular items that came slightly wrong out of the factory, like with "Nikon" misspelled, and stuff like that?
They give you a lot of literature in German. These days, they print so few hard copies you can sell some it on eBay. Pens, keychains, and sometimes a few good things for distributors. A Photokina "stand" costs so much, this stuff is trivial. The hotels in Koln gouge big time, too. But if you work for Canon, Nikon, etc it's one of the few perks you get.
tom43: Very weak performance of ALL companies for the world’s leading imaging fair. Two boring DSLRs from Nikon and Canon, nothing from Sony, an over-priced Zeiss lens, no new Sigma ART lens, no new Software from Adobe (LR 6?)....
Wait for PMA. Now, there should be some excitement! Apparently the state of the camera business (and the high quality of existing cameras) hasn't gotten through to people yet.
This looks like a nice camera but Nikon really needs to advertise it more. Even a small tasteful ad on a site like DP Review would be a good start, just to get the word out.
Richard Franiec: I still hope that at last day of the show Canon will unveil EOS MX with their own sensor and put the competition in mirrorless segment to shame. Or am I hoping for too much?
Yes, Richard, you are hoping for too much. But they now make 4 lenses for the EOS-M, three are very good and all are reasonably priced, so at some point there will have to be an "M" body with faster focusing. I don't think Canon will ever put the mirrorless competition to shame, but they'll come close enough at a much lower price.
I just wish I had the revenue from all the D750 ads that are running on this site.
Hauer: Dear Nikon,
Can you please advise your loyal customer base what your strategy is in terms of the DX-format???
As far as I'm concerned an official statement is very long overdue!
My conclusion thus far is that Nikon's communication is poor and that very little notice is taken from its customers.
Yours sincerely,Herman Auer (D50 & D300 user)
In the 1960s, the world revolved around the Nikon F. Everybody either had one or wanted one. They had more lenses than anybody else. Now, Canon and Nikon each offer lenses the other doesn't and Fuji and Sony are in the mix to some extent. So if Nikon made their intentions known, they might get some new users or hold on to those they have.
Paul Rumohr: Hmmm.... autoexposure bracketing for my love of HDR getting me out of bad lighting conditions and just making pure magic sometimes? See it clearly on the LX100 spec sheet but not on the G7 X.
Mr. Butler, do you know?
I think 3 shot bracketing is pushing it for "realistic" HDR. I've done it, but more shots would have been better.
Except for the soft corners at 24mm, seems the Sony is the better camera, what with a viewfinder. On the other hand, is it that awful to carry an extra battery in your pocket?
I'd love to see a comparison between this and the G1X2. Not for features but strictly image quality.
jagge: Canon just cant be innovative even when they try. Compare this to the LX100 and its wealth of innovation.
Its just a quite boring, very standard, digicam. Like any sony 4-5 years ago. Its incredible that canon can run a busyness just on the idea that they are market leaders, i guess its subsidised by a world of soccer moms and dads.
What's incredible about running a business based on being a market leader when you are a market leader. The majority of Canon's compact cameras are not sold to DPR readers who require constant innovation and DxO test reports to study. They're sold to people want a sharp lens, a well known brand and a reliable camera.
This looks like a phone that could double as a super thin, high quality wide angle camera. Too bad it's also a phone, but I guess you can turn that off.
jagge: still outdated tech. Canon and Nikon just cant shake the concept of the traditional SLR and it will be their downfall.
If one looks at the time, 5 years what did that bring. More fps, upgraded video ok, and a moderately better sensor.
With 5 years of developmental work ??? Must be a pretty stable job to be a designer at Canon, not much pressure there.
Pressure to do 3 things. Design a camera people will buy; design a camera that is trouble-free and design a camera that they can sell and make money. So, they can make relatively small changes to what they are already familiar with, like this 7D or take a chance on something completely new, like the EOS-M.
Photato: Wow, I had my expectations low with Canon and was patient thinking they were working hard in fresh and innovative products. But this is disappointing I think is reasonable to say Canon golden days are over. I have the impresion they are ripe for a corporate management shake up.Their latest products are boring and some are just late reactions to what the competition has been doing for some time.too bad since most my gear is Canon and they have an excellent service here in the US.
If Photato wants full frame with 12 big fat pixels he could pick up D700, which has been bug-free and has many, many lenses available. No adapters, no corner sharpness issues with wide angles.
Scorehound: For those people who are trashing this camera, I have to wonder why. From my experience with the original 7D, at least from my perspective this camera takes the good points of the 7D and makes an already great camera better. Built in Intervalometer, 65 cross type AF points, Dual Digic 6 processors, 10fps shooting, Dual card slots, and the list goes on.
Why is it that when Canon releases a camera people on here complain about what it doesn't have, then when Canon gives them what they want they whine about something else? This camera is going to be very popular, especially among those who have experienced the 7D and have drooled over the thought of an upgrade to it. I for one am one of those people. And for $1800, what the hell is the problem?
Things are starting to shift but not in the way you imagine. Cameras are good enough and improvements are small enough that users feel their current camera is good enough.
shutterbud: If they'd only used a Sony sensor this would have been THE camera to own. The 70D is scoring lower than every new u4/3, so if they've tweaked the sensor from the 70D, if we're very lucky, we'll be able to pay nearly two grand for a camera with the IQ of an EP5. It simply is not good enough! This looks like a GLORIOUS BODY with a 5 year old sensor in it. What an absolute waste!I genuinely wanted Canon to hit this one out of the park.
I own a ton of Canon and I agree. Canon doesn't want to buy the sensor from someone else but they can't match the sensors Nikon buys.
Najib: What's with Canon's retarded numbering system? The camera looks great, but G7X? Who is in charge of naming these things? They need to be fired. They could have marketed this way better, as a whole new series of camera, instead of a G-series, which over the years has gotten worse and worse and watered down. Lets go back to 2006, add an X to the G7 from back then :facepalm: Again, great specs, but horrible marketing and it's only Day 1. This camera warranted a whole new model numbering hierarchy...And yes, it does matter, because not everyone goes on DPReview daily and knows the entire Canon lineup inside and out...
Df was already taken.
Maybe I'm thinking of the film era but I can't recall anybody buying a camera or system based on a road map. And since digital camera product cycles are so short, you might find another brand of camera suits you better while you're waiting for the road map to materialize.
I presume you can set it to not erase the card. SD has gotten so cheap, I stopped erasing them. When I run out of room to store the SD cards I may have to start erasing them again. Or move to a bigger house.