And it seems like Apple will be going in the same direction next year with dual rear cameras. A lot of wasted resources on these gimmicks.
The focus should be on improving IQ especially indoors. The Panasonic CM1 was an interesting idea although it has some issues to work through. Sony has a curved 1/2.3" sensor for smartphones.
Until we see better cameras in phones I will stick with a dedicated compact.
DavidsfotosDotCom: How much does it weigh? compare to 80-400 Nikon?
They weight exactly the same.
Edit: Excluding tripod mount the Canon is 1570g while the Nikon is 1480g. so the Nikon is 90g lighter.
Flashback: Really nice set of samples. pin sharp with good colour.
Panasonic, why oh why didn't you put 4K in this camera?It would be in my hand now!
Is the LX100 that much larger?
Mike Ronesia: How is the macro mode on this camera? It could be perfect for an underwater housing.
cameralabs did a macro comparison with the RX100iii at 5cm (closest distance for the RX100iii), at 3cm and then at 30cm on the long end. The LX100 has much nicer bokeh.
Which images are converted from RAW?
accupix: I was excited about the upcoming LX100 having owned an LX-3 for years so I looked at the GX-7 as it is supposed to feature the same EVF yesterday at B&H. There seemed to be something dodgy about its EVF in my eyes as I compared it to Sony's and Fuji's looking at the same scene inside B&H. I found the Panny's EVF lacking contrast, and somehow mixing over saturation and a pastel rendition at the same time. Fuji had the best EVF, followed closely by Sony- both with maybe too much contrast- more so with the Sony, but both with more accurate color hues than the GX-7. Am I being overly fussy for expecting a $ 900 camera to have a competitive, state-of-the EVF as one of its main features?
I thought they both have 'letterbox' EVFs? When you say the EVF is larger were you comparing similar aspect ratios? According to their spec they both have 1.39x magnification.
Cane: A lot of things seem 'difficult to say'.
I wonder how many more years they need to analyze D300S customers.
The new Olympus 40-150mm f2.8 is an interesting lens. It provides the same DOF on m43 as the Samsung and Fuji lenses while providing greater reach. Since it starts at 40mm you are not giving up much at the wide end either. And it weighs only 760g.
Cani: This 40-150mm f/2.8 lens looks so good...
Why would you need a tripod. It is on 760g.
keeponkeepingon: I'm playing with some of the backlit images and there's a lot of detail shadows. I'm not sure my T2i could do as well so maybe there is some magic special sauce in the 7D Mk2 sensor?
We also need to wait for RAW support.
It would certainly stand out when using the phone.
Jarda_Houdek: Interesting, finally some competition for Lumia 1020.Still, Lumia beats Lumix: Lumia may have a smaller sensor, but with stabilization and brighter lens. Also Lumia supports RAW, which is not yet supported in Android. And Lumia has Xenon flash. Can't see how this devide could win against Lumia.
The difference between the Lumia 1020 and something like the RX100M3 with 1" sensor (same sensor as in the CM1) is HUGE! There is a difference of 2 stop so even with the 1/2 stop faster lens on the 1020 there is still 1.5 stop difference. You also have easy access to manual controls with the CM1.
mpgxsvcd: The single biggest thing to remember here is that Sony, Panasonic, and Olympus all depend on revenue from something other than Digital Cameras to keep their businesses going. Canon and Nikon are Camera companies first and foremost.
Slumping camera sales will hurt Nikon and Canon way more than it would for Sony, Olympus, and Panasonic. If Nikon and Canon stopped selling DSLRs and compact cameras tomorrow those companies wouldn’t be around for long.
Cameras like this are the best bet at continuing to sell cameras to the mass market. Canon and Nikon have abandoned this market almost entirely.
Canon camera division is a small part of their overall business. Nikon is the most at risk and if a camera giant were to fall in the next 10 years my bet is that it would be Nikon.
According the this earlier leak it was have the same ISOCELL sensor as in the Samsung S5. The rest of this leak was accurate so the info on the sensor looks to be accurate.
BoFiS: If it wasn't a HUGE 6" device, I'd be much more impressed or interested...
Apparently a slightly smaller screen version is in the works.
Lab D: Thanks for the update. The 4K grab looks great!" the FZ1000 is quicker to focus in every situation that I encountered." This answers a top question people have about the 2 cameras.
I expected AF to be much faster. Panasonic has always lead with AF speed/accuracy where Sony was much farther behind. I wonder how well the 5-axis IS performs in comparison to Sony's. I really enjoy the stabilization in my RX100 as it is a must for handheld video. I am looking forward to see what Panasonic announces with the LX8 and the Fixed lens 4/3 sensor camera next month.
Chanex: Now someone bring out a rival to the rx100mkIII so I can pick that up for a couple hundred less??
I hope the LX8 will have the same impact on the RX100m3.
Ivan Lietaert: Well now, let's wait and see what Panasonic has on offer with the LX8 which is expected half way July. With a similar sensor, but with added 4K video recording, if Panasonic sticks to the proven ergonomics of the LX series, it could well be the camera that will beat the RX100MIII.On the other hand, the reviewer's 'disconnected feel' is very subjective and may be an indicator for the reviewer's mental state rather than an appreciation of the camera. ;-)I'm pretty sure the RX100mIII is an amazing tool in experienced hands.
Panasonic has always had a better codec than Sony. I don't see that changing now. And the LX8 is also rumored to have an ND filter too.
They cannot compete directly in IQ against most cameras so they are trying different software gimmick to see if something sticks.
STR54: Now that these are out of the way, time to update the 300 F4L and 400mm F5.6L prime telephotos!
I would like to see an update to the 400mm f5.6 but I don't think we will see one. Instead Canon will update the 100-400. I really wish someone would create a new 400mm f5.6. I would switch mounts for such a lens.