nuance: That´s a senseless move to my mind. Both companies will have a half line-up. Some/Many users may not be aware of the relation between these companies.
Sad day for Pentax btw.So, I quess, the lovely little MX1 will be the last Pentax-looking Compact. Personally I love the retro-styling especially compared to the boring looking GR.
"Plus Ricoh compacts have always been better than Pentax ones."now, since they are one company, which one do you think is better?and please do not consider sensor size...
That´s a senseless move to my mind. Both companies will have a half line-up. Some/Many users may not be aware of the relation between these companies.
I once bought a Powershot A60 for one reason: It was an affordable camera that had shutter and aperture priority and full manual control. I was a beginner and I learned a lot about photography with that little camera. Now they roll out 6 uninspiring, almost identical toys.
I went to a camera store lately and asked whether I can buy a camera with that controls for less than 200 Euro...NO!
Design is a matter of taste but I think they didn´t get that thing right. If you build a quality camera i think it is neccessary that peolple immediatly see your intention, see it´s a quality product. Visual perception is a big thing here. But to my mind with the green and red button und that big on/off switch even the black version looks toyish, cheap, not solid. Just put away the green an red button...you will have a different "feeling" about the camera.
The G1X is a bit of a disappointment. I like the move to big sensor compacts, but concerning ergonomics/design this is a step back. They removed the ISO dial fom the G12 and a mechanical zoom would have been nice!
In this respect Fuji is doing many things right with their X Line at the moment. Thumbs Up!