ConnieE: Hello, just my two cents worth. I own a 5dMarkII but wanted a cheaper alternative for distance so I bought the 70d. I was waiting on the 7D replacement but there was a special deal of no tax (plus I had a trade in). Anyway, I bought the 70d.
Pros- I love the touch screen! The number of focus points over my 5DMarkII are wonderful.
Cons- I feel the noise at higher ISO is much more prevalent than in my MarKII.
I wish I had waiting on the 7D replacement. I must say I am a bit disappointed.
Scorehound : where did you get that info from, pure guessing ?The flip out screen is also great for close to ground and macro work. The FF sensors do have slightly better quality (less noise, even at low ISO) but the APS-C sensors have better reach for distant subject (eg birds).
Only really applicable if you're limited to one camera...
veroman: There's no hot shoe! How could they have left that off?
forpetessake : LOL, miniature P&S camera ?Do you actually own a camera other than your cell phone ?
BTW, an EVF or OVF has a big avantage for those needing a diopter adjustment, enabling to shoot without glasses, but you would need to experience that to understand.
george2013: Finally an articulating viewfinder. A touchscreen. But no hotshoe. That is a no no. Or in other words. My money stays in my wallet.
Take a look at the 270EX II or 90EX...Some of us have DSLRs and already have flashes (and remote triggers), and would like to travel a bit lighter at times when versatility and better quality is not necessary, but still be able to use a good flash when the light goes down...Try putting a 5D and 24-105 plus any flash next to a G7 X plus any flash...It's also good fun to use remote flashes with a trigger on...the hot-shoe.
Le Kilt: Sounds like a very nice lens and sensor.As usual with the G series, Canon make a great camera with one or two important things missing.Canon, please add a viewfinder (and don't remove something else like you usually do).A full tilt and swivel screen would have been nice too, there are many more uses than just selfies!But just a good viewfinder and I would get one... for now, I'll wait.
Yet Sony went to great lengths to include one in the RX100 III.
The longer lens is a big plus to me.The controls seem better (for me) on the G7 X, like exposure compensation and a clicking lens dial (I don't do video). The touch screen will be useful in some cases, but not a must.
Based on the reviews, I'm worried I would find the RX100 III a bit frustrating to use (could be wrong). I'm not in a hurry (got a couple of DSLRs and lenses) so will wait in hope of something like a G8 X with a viewfinder.But if I had to get something now, I would get the RX100 III as I greatly prefer a viewfinder.
Beckler8: If they can make the same camera (or RX series) with longer but slower zoom lens, I'd prefer that. Not everyone values maximum low-light capability or shallow DOF above all else. Depending on your style, the nearly-useless 3-4x zoom just throws away a world of photo opportunities, esp. with video.
A lens with wider aperture means the autofocus has more light in dark places to focus with.An extra stop means camera shake or motion blur reduced by 50%.
Sounds like a very nice lens and sensor.As usual with the G series, Canon make a great camera with one or two important things missing.Canon, please add a viewfinder (and don't remove something else like you usually do).A full tilt and swivel screen would have been nice too, there are many more uses than just selfies!But just a good viewfinder and I would get one... for now, I'll wait.
junk1: No auto focus - really? Who could ever focus it perfectly enough to take advantage of the lens...unless you have a 1:1 pixel display, you won't consistently get 1:1 focused images - you can't by definition since you can't see what you are doing! Will the AF system (contrast detection, or via pahse sensors on the imager) confirm once you have it focused?
Oh dear, who needs pixel display to focus manually...?How on earth did we manage before AF...?
Looks like great fun, and shows what cool shapes you can get out of a splash of liquid. Hmmm, makes me want to have a try...
P.S. Oh dear, all the self-righteous sour-grapists are out to play!
I've been waiting for Canon to include all the good features in a G series camera, and they won't. Why oh why not Canon? Each time the G series camera has one or two of these nice features put back and one or two removed. Arrrg!
- Fast and wide lens (eg 24mm and better than f/2.8)- Full tilt and swival screen- Optical viewfinder
F Langheinrich: Let me set the record straight. First, Delaney is a real photographer who works for me. Here she was waiting for a late arriving bride. Delaney took second in a recent challenge.Second, I don't make comments on dpreview because I would just be mocked more by those of you who have nothing better to do.Third, what did I win? Nothing! I do have friends and they may have voted. I'll never know. I didn't solicit any votes. If I wanted to cheat I could have gotten 100 5's and the result from you would have been the same. The question is, why do none of you have 11 friends. I think I know.Fourth, you say a lot about me but know nothing. I don't have Facebook right now, no website, only minimal information on the school website. Intelligent people don't write about things they know nothing about.Fifth, I make no apologies for this picture. It is beautiful and well-composed. It deserves to be first. Do any of you know anything about art?
@babalu : I think you mean the blade of grass...? Can't see any obvious sign of PP.The light is very uniform and diffused on Delaney and the background, I imagine due to a very grey and overcast sky, not at all typical of a studio session.
Hugo808: I got as far as number 7 before deciding that if I'd taken them they would have gone into the bin and never been seen by anyone!
To Hugo808 : I get your point, but when you keep old snapshots of people and they later become world-famous, how cool!
Good for you, AroundtheUniverse, ignoring the squabbles and concentrating on what has brought us all here, a common interest in photography. I learnt 82.5% of what I photographically know in useful exchanges on forums. I did also learn a little humility and to take a lot of things with a pinch of salt and humour ;-) Unfortunately, even well-meant criticism can come across a bit harsh in text, whereas in face-to-face discussions you can add a smile to show you're not being aggressive Anyway, you will often find that great colour photos have two or three dominant colours (in different shades of course), often with very little or no others. Extra colours often distract from the main elements.After the comment, I was curious and had a closer look at the stone bench in Photoshop, and it's not blown out, but has a very uniform colour and hence we don't see much detail at this resolution, just one of those things...
Cassidy96: listen here frenchy, you don't need to be angry at other just cause you have mommy issues hahahahahahahahaha ;)
Gosh, you impressive young Mormon, you have psychology aptitudes as well, good for you.:-)
AroundtheUniverse: I think this shot is absolutely stunning, and deserved much higher than 62nd. The contrast of the golds and then black really make me love it. I'm a sucker for a good silhouette. I wish there weren't so many submissions in this challenge because it doesn't give pictures enough exposure to get an even voting. I wish people weren't so negative in their comments on challenges like this. But I guess that's coming from the girl in the first place photo. Honestly, I love the photo in that one, but I love so many other photos in here that just didn't get shuffled into the first page of the voting enough. 166 entries is a lot, which really doesn't give a good voting. But anyways, this photo is absolutely stunning! As one learning, I'm inspired to work towards this kind of beauty.
Thanks AU, I suspect people preferred seeing the female photographers closer-up in this challenge... ;-)In a good spot, always keep an eye on the sunset, and often up to an hour after it !
Le Kilt: Falous light, zgood!
Only just noticed my mistake, that was supposed to be "fabulous light" of course :-)
Cassidy96: Better than any of Le Kilt photos :) by far
Oh Cassidy, your experience and feedback is invaluable, thank-you ;-)
...So yes, we do have a nice photo of a girl with beautiful hair, well complemented by the general colours. Pro or snap-shot? Somewhere between the two for me, what do you think? And does it deserve to win? Was all the voting from objective people who have a passion and love of photography?P.S. The evidence of let's say 'non-objective' voting is in the bar-charts of this photo and the other top ten or so. Have you ever taken part in a competition only to see judges award the first prize to their friend?But don't worry, this is just the Internet, where such squabbles have happened before and will again, I'll just go and see if I can find a life now... ;-)
...This isn't usually the place for constructive criticism, but the main weaknesses would be the composition and how you are drawn in to the photo, and the focussing. Her face and hair are the the strong point, yet we are drawn in and down, where we end up looking at the knee which sticks out somewhat. The buttons draw unnecessary attention, as they are bright and more sharply in focus. The focussing seems to be on the cuff, instead of the face and hair which thereby lack detail. The light is bland and the hand ends up much brighter and whiter than the rest of the skin tones which are a bit orangy.What is good about the photo are the general colours, there are only three dominant ones, green, orange and black/grey... This is helped by the background whose colours complement the girl nicely, and her clothes with no distracting colours. And these are just some of the things a pro will teach you......