munro harrap: THe Image Quality is excellent, but to get the sensor from Sony did Canon have to promise not to add a viewfinder? NO viewfinder? NO viewfinder. It has not got a viewfinder. WHY???????
A big advantage of the viewfinder is that it can have a dioptre adjustment for those needing reading glasses, just like the DSLRs do.I used one a lot at one time, and used the viewfinder for 90% of the shots.
RichRMA: I don't know what is so revolutionary about these devices. They've had remote-control toys for decades. The only thing new is they can strap on a $50 point and shoot with a wide angle lens. They're taking a relatively interesting subject like aerial photography and they'll wide-angle lens it into mediocrity like so much action photography today.
RichRMA : Combination of computer controlled gyroscope, compass, GPS, motorised Gimbal support, video feedback, programmable waypoints, fail-safe return to home. All this was not available even 2 years ago at this sort of price.
Don't worry, they'll add a viewfinder on version II.But they'll also remove something, maybe the swivel screen. Or the lens will be slower.Just follow the G series evolutions, it's mind-boggling, they just can't bring themselves to put in all the good features in any one model :-(G stands for something's Gone
Aroart: Fact canon and Nikon are a bit behind in mirrorless .. Fact canon and Nikon will eat any mirrorless up in sports photograhy. Fact canon and Nikon will catch up when there camera sales decline. Fact mirrorless is good enuff now to make em sweat a bit.. Fact mirrorless blows away dslrs in video....fact quality always declines to quik easy fast and cheap..
Fact those who say fact before speculation are doing marketing
Le Kilt: I don't care, I like the new Canon DMC-LX100;-)
Yep, I agree/admit, and not entirely sure why, I must try one out...
Might go for an LX-100, but really wanted something pocketable (got DSLRs for serious stuff)
I'll take a G7X with the LX-100's viewfinder...
No, the Canon DMC-LX100, with its nice Leica lens, a nice looking camera.;-)
I don't care, I like the new Canon DMC-LX100;-)
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.
I have a 5D2 and a 7D, have used both extensively and see the differences. I'll most likely upgrade the 7D to a 7DII when it's available, particularly for distant stuff including birds and boats, but wish it had the swivel screen. If I had too much money I'd get a 70D too...
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!