When Canon does lame things like this they really cheapen their brand. It's a great company that makes great products but both the marketing fool that thought this foolishness up as well as the idiot who approved it should be shown the door. They're not helping their cause.
Jim: It's not much smaller than the G1X Mk II. Both appear not to be shirt pocket-able but both do appear to be jacket pocket-able. Given this and the fact that the G1X Mk II isn't much more money, why not buy a G1X Mk II instead of the G7 X?
To David Hart - Precisely. And with the G1X II's superior image quality and only marginally higher purchase price, I just don't see a market for the G7X...unless the price is closer to a $499 list price. At this price point.the two cameras have enough separation to make sense.
...just my take.
That was my point...it might be smaller than a G1X2 but considering size AND weight, it really isn't practically shirt pocket-able.
It's not much smaller than the G1X Mk II. Both appear not to be shirt pocket-able but both do appear to be jacket pocket-able. Given this and the fact that the G1X Mk II isn't much more money, why not buy a G1X Mk II instead of the G7 X?
IMHO, what a strange review. On one hand, the reviewer criticizes Olympus for producing a camera that is too point-and-shoot emphasized and then goes on to say that the camera can be customized to be very much acceptable to enthusiasts. I think he was a bit unfair by saying he was disappointed with his initial shooting experience without mentioning the customizing potential of the camera BEFOREmaking that statement.
Good article...clear, concise and informative. Good job!
Perhaps it's a MILSPEC model for the 10th Mountain Division so they can take pictures and remain camouflaged in the snow. What a complete waste of time and energy...lame, actually.
The colors in many of these pictures look very washed out. Weak.
What a completely underwhelming presence by Canon. Why bother to even attend the show. Low end offerings...gee, great. Glad I wasn't there.
Although to be fair, Canon is usually a super conservative company with it's products, so I'm a bit surprised they made this.
I imagine there will be a phone app made by someone shortly that does this (if there isn't one already).
This thing reminds me of the camera version of IBM's ill-fated PC Jr. computer that came out years ago. It's the big grown up company trying too hard to be hip...and doesn't pull it off.
JEROME NOLAS: The new year starts pretty badly...
Totally agree, Jerome...nothing would be better than this.
Jim: None of them. My vote goes to the G1X.
Pssst....I'm aware of that, Barney.
My vote goes to the SL1/100D...excellent camera in a very compact, yet usable package.
None of them. My vote goes to the G1X.
It's probably safe to say that if a situation or place was sufficient to catch your interest and attention enough to make the effort to photograph it, it was equally interesting to cause it to be remembered.
That study sounds like complete nonsense to me. I've never heard of anyone expressing ANY lack of memory of an event due to having a photograph present. If anything, the complete reverse is true. Nonsensical studies like this are a waste of time and money. I just hope it wasn't funded by taxpayers.
As an aside, why is this even posted on this website? Helloooooo.
What a huge yawn this thing is. Keep it out of the U.S. There comes a point where making the body smaller and smaller becomes counter productive. Anything but just about the smallest lens on this thing makes it unwieldy. From a size perspective, cameras are like keyboards in that you can only make them so small and if you keep on shrinking them they become a nuisance to use. This EOS M series is a solution in search of a problem.
steve ohlhaber: There is no excuse for leaving the Canon G1X out of this bunch. Its possibly the best fixed lens still image camera out there and its priced right at the sony rx. It can crush just about every other fixed lens camera due to the massive sensor it has. That camera and the Sony RX are the only ones I really think about leaving the SLR behind for and its not even on the list??? This list would make more sense without the sony rx in there due to its price.
Absolutely agree. Plus G1X can be had for about $455 USD. It's amazing how the G1X gets overlooked so consistently.
Jim: Why is the Canon G1X consistently omitted from your enthusiast compact round ups? It blows the others away from an image quality point of view...not even close.
A quick search today showed the following (both new cameras, prices in US$) -
Canon G1X - $454.99 http://www.ibcart.com/details/digital-cameras/compact/Canon/Canon-PowerShot-G1-X-14-2-/5249B001?gclid=CNfCuZnUgLsCFZaUfgod2kMAxg
Canon G16 - $429.00http://www.ibcart.com/details/digital-cameras/compact/Canon/Canon-PowerShot-G16-12-1-M/
Why is the Canon G1X consistently omitted from your enthusiast compact round ups? It blows the others away from an image quality point of view...not even close.