Looking forward to testing this. I have been waiting for a compact travel zoom to complete my EOS M system.
I wonder how many people would actually notice that these photos were taken with an iPhone
and some people say that Apple products are overpriced...
The built-in EVF sounds wonderful, but the loss of zoom range at the telephoto end is disappointing.
Wonderful work! Anyone who has tried macro photography of insects will appreciate the amount of patience involved in achieving such exceptional images...
le_alain: Where is the finder ?
The finder is in the same place as the one in the RX100 :-)
wootpile: Apart from faster lens / dof difference... the GM1 with kit lens runs circles around it in studio IQ scene. Smaller sensor, more pixels, much smaller package, same price... go figure.
Yeah right... except the GM1 kit lens only goes up to 64mm!
This camera will allow all those owners of Leica M lenses to use them without having to buy an 'M' body....
Portrait at ISO 3200 looks fantastic. Really excellent natural colours! Can't wait to get my hands on the G1X... :-)
Although I do not find the images particularly moving or inspiring, I am glad that DPR also shares such links as it is sometimes worth pausing and remember that what matters is capturing scenes that we consider extraordinary and the gear is after all just a means to that end.
Be interesting to see what the IQ is like, but the specs look impressive and you get Adobe LR 5 thrown in for the price :-)
pwmoree: How to shoot RAW and at the same time send small jpegs to your tablet or PC I have never been able to find out. If you shoot large jpegs the transmission is rather slow. I liked the X2-pro but because of the above almost never use it.
Can't you shoot raw + jpeg?
Menneisyys: BTW, Engadget's preview ( http://www.engadget.com/2014/02/13/canon-powershot-g1-x-mark-ii-hands-on/ ) also confirms the AF speed is very good:
"This G1 X refresh was comfortable to use and very responsive, from the speedy zoom toggle to the super-fast focusing. "
Nevertheless, as usual with Engadget's camera-specific articles (see for example their absolutely we-have-no-clue-what-we-are-writing-about articles on Nokia's imaging headships like the 808), the article is definitely written by someone not really into photography. He recommends the RX100 over the camera without even knowing how the IQ of the two cameras compare... lolz.
If you compare the IQ of the RX100 with that of the original G1X you will find that Canon wins hands down from ISO800 upwards. Canon is claiming a major improvement in terms of signal to noise.
Allen Yang: I'm wondering if this one is more portable than Canon S120, in terms of size.
P340: 103 x 58 x 32 mm (4.06 x 2.28 x 1.26″)S120: 100 x 59 x 29 mm (3.94 x 2.32 x 1.14″)
S120 is more pocketable
I hope all the trolly geeks out there will refrain from posting their usual rants about how irrelevant this is to them...
Michael Ma: Wow, Sony a 7R leapfrogs any Canon or Nikon. Canon really needs to step up. Their days of purposely making cameras with lesser technology than their flagship is over. They need to not hold back now to stay in the business.
Canon still make the some of the best optics in the business and this is why they maintain their lead ahead of Sony.
A beautiful object which in the right hands will produce beautiful pictures. It is a little conspicuous for street photography, but for portrait work in the studio... Wow!
wfektar: Slightly OT: how do you shoot with these things? I can see holding it like a phonecam or P&S with the 22mm in good light, but people are talking about putting telephoto lenses on it. I thought either an EVF or a tilting screen would surely be the first thing to remedy on the M2 -- and Canon surely knows how to do a tilting screen at least -- but perhaps the lack of such things means owners don't think that's a problem? How do you handhold these things?
How do you shoot with it?
Two handed holding the camera in front of you and looking at the huge bright EVF, a.k.a LCD to frame the shot.
It works beautifully!
Catalin Stavaru: Basically, there wasn't a lot that was wrong with the EOS M. Autofocus is now fixed, picture-to-picture time much reduced, and Wi-Fi added. Basic very compact camera with the highest APS-C image quality. I am beginning to like it. Hopefully I can pick up one for $300 soon.
My guess is that the price will drop to $400 after Christmas.
Charlie Jin: Correct translation would be, "White world starts from Canon". And here in Korea, they think that it's going to be "white body". It's just an another buzz marketing, I presume...
Don't think it is just a marketing gag. They did nothing of the sort when they announced the special edition S120 and G16 a few weeks ago...This is going to a lot more substantial than just a facelifted M or SL1