ThomasH_always: 600mm without a viewfinder... Good luck to use 600mm at arms length. They are becoming totally insane. I said it before and I say it again: For me "No Viewfinder=No Buy". That simple, that decisive, that final. Another criterion of same kind is: "No Raw=No Buy". Either one of these disqualifies the device from being for me an object of interest.
Well, if you can manage to get an EVF built into the Mk.II two years from now, that would be an achievement.
kodakrome: The samples from the camera look very good. Neither Sony nor Nikon have a camera like this...so it's no wonder that the trolls are all percolating.
This is at full tele:http://cweb.canon.jp/camera/dcam/lineup/powershot/g3x/img/sample/photo01-org.jpg
Then buy it with the EVF and stop complaining about it.
sdh: I think Canon should have given this camera a built-in EVF.Between the protruding lens and handgrip, the camera is already bulky. (I'm not at all saying that's a bad thing.) Why not go all in and include the EVF too?
More generally, I think once it's established that the camera will have a non-fully-collapsing lens barrel, it innately becomes a "bulky" camera. At that point I think a handgrip and EVF should automatically get included.
Conversely if the lens fully retracts then it can go either way, although built in EVF's are still nice (Sony RX100), and it's still possible to create a subtle but effective grip (Canon G15/16).
No need for bets on lens retraction; just look at image 3 in the overview above.
Of course you can't. The images above are crystal clear aren't they?
W5JCK: The original G1 X remains the only decent "X" model of the "G" series. And even it had a lackluster Canon sensor, compared to Sony sensors. But it did have a VF and a fully articulating LCD and plenty of dials and buttons. The other "X" models of the "G" series have all been too compromised by cost saving design changes to be worth buying. And while 600mm f/5.6 sounds good to the uninitiated, that translates into a slow lens that would be as dark as an f/10 on an APS-C sensor camera. So if you are going to shoot at 600mm the subject better be well lit, otherwise you better use a tripod and a long shutter and hope nothing moves within the FoV. And at 600mm f/5.6 I bet it is not sharp anywhere but perhaps in the center. Most likely that lens will need to be stopped down to at least f/8 and possibly f/11 to get a reasonably sharp image beyond the center.
You didn't notice I was quoting W5JCK.
MarioV: Check out the samples. Looks great.http://cweb.canon.jp/camera/dcam/lineup/powershot/g3x/image-sample.html
"Very soft images"
I'm betting that model doesn't agree with you.
"And while 600mm f/5.6 sounds good to the uninitiated, that translates into a slow lens that would be as dark as an f/10 on an APS-C sensor camera. So if you are going to shoot at 600mm the subject better be well lit, otherwise you better use a tripod and a long shutter and hope nothing moves within the FoV."
Back to school for you! ;-) Completely wrong.
Drewpy: Any EVF available...
Did you actually read the announcement?To answer your question: yes.
Joe Ogiba: The new Samsung NX500 with much larger APS-C sensor has 4K UHD , 28mp and with 16-50mm power zoom OIS lens is $599. It has the same sensor as the NX1 that I just got that works great with my old lenses.http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/56004675
So don't buy it if it's not of interest to you. Plenty of cameras on the market to choose from.
Stollen1234: lets hope its a good sensor..would love to know how it will performe when taking photos of kids playing at a candle light dinner :)
Same sensor as the G7X and the RX100.III.
HaroldC3: Canon I'm so disappointed you didn't give the lens the 'L' designation like the power shot pro1.
You could have had a special camera if you used a larger sensor and shorter range but you opted to follow the competition instead of forge your own road. WTG
"You could have had a special camera if you used a larger sensor and shorter range"
That's called the G1X Mark II.
Cane: Do you all just take outdoor pictures in good light? An f2.8 lens on a 1" sensor can't be good for much else? Taking the picture of a person not completely still indoors is probably near impossible without a flash at f2.8. It's hard even with a APS-C sensor.
Sensor size has nothing to do with that. An f/2.8 image at, say, ISO 1600, requires the same shutter speed on all cameras.
Wallace Ross: I'm just curious but as an outsider to Micro Four Thirds do others not find it confusing keeping track of what cameras came when. Even for just one manufacturer.
There is a GX7,GF7 and now a G7 none of which share a form factor or necessary relate to each other other than the lens mount.
So if it has no letter it looks more like an SLR if it has a X its a mid grade small camera and if it has an F it's the low end model? And an H is the high end model?
Haha, I like that. We'll see. ;-)
So where does G7 fit in that list?
"The flash is released using a sprung switch on the extreme right of the X-T10's top plate."I looked really hard for that switch, then found it on the left. ;-)
I bought this flash unit a few months ago when it came out, and use it on my Olympus E30 DSLR. It is just perfect for its intended use - a small TTL flash you can always have in your camera bag. Works really well for fill in flash. I'm now looking to buy the same unit for my Canon G1X.II but they appear to be out of stock in the places I've looked.
JerryShots: I read over and over and over again how it wouldn't save to "iOS Camera Roll" - Could the reviewer <cough, cough> simply have tried the more relevant ANDROID OS to indicate if there were any issues that the majority of prospective buyers might have with this unit?The other COMPLAINT she had with the drive - The whine that ran through the "review" was that it was too slow for in field real time back up. If she said it once she said it 5 times...Why not just have 2nd SD card to use while the drive was taking (four minutes?) to copy from the 1st SD card? No waiting and the solution (to end the whining) costs about 16$ for a 2nd card - Which if you can afford a dam helicopter then a 2nd SD card should already be in your camera bag.Pretty poor "review" imo.
The woman in red stands out more than the reviewer's name at the top of the screen. ;-)
Stephen McDonald: The "1/1.7-inch" sensor isn't much larger than those in most superzoom models, but yet this one gives only a 300mm reach. They should have either given it more lens power or an even larger sensor size, to have an appeal to different segments of its potential buyers. It also doesn't have 60p video and at a $700. price, I don't think it will sell very well.
The Panasonic FZ1000 costs only $200. more and has a "1-inch" sensor and 400mm of reach, 60p video and 4K.
"Large sensor, fast lens, long zoom, small camera body" - no model offers all four of these characteristics, unfortunately. The Stylus 1 offers a choice that's different than most other models.