For a "3 years old" photographer, you had a very steep learning curve!Your enthusiasm and dedication surely help here.I wish I could show some pictures as good as yours.Congrats, really!
Al de Wet: Why should I consider this? Panasonic offer the FZ 200 and the FZ 1000 which seem to be better?
FZ200 is no better. It offer a longer range, true, but nothing more.Stylus 1s has a bit bigger sensor, much better evf, magnesium body, beter defined touch screen and built-in wifi.It's also smaller when turned off.
FZ1000, in the other hand, is another beast : much bigger but with better sensor and longer range. So, yes, the stylus 1s is a bit pricey compared with FZ1000
maxnimo: If this camera can produce images as good as the Nikon D750, I will be impressed. Keeping my fingers crossed.
hmmm.... heavily cropped D750 vs. 2000mm equiv. OPTICAL zoom (and tiny sensor)... That's an "interesting" fight! :)
marc petzold: And another Nail to Canons coffin: A firm which does make a 24 to 600 (read it yesterday off the web before dpr here btw) can't be threat serious - who in hell would someone need such a nasty, crappy soup zoom mounted on a 1 inch sensor? well, anyway, as we know from the G7X, Canon may do inferior 50.6 MP sensors, and even pointless 120 MP sensor with insanely small pixels,, but they can't even do a decent 20 MP 1 inch type, so it's being bought off Sony.
The optics would be far worse than the FZ-1000, because of the insane focal length. A 24-600 is way harder to design optically without runaways at any focal length than a 25-400 into the FZ-1000....good luck selling this toy to the people, Canon. And then comes the parade part: still missing an decent EVF, so in other words: more worse then the G7X, but at least with more zoom! There's not the slightest reason for developing Toys like that....and the Brand still don't get it, the Designers must be on crack or something... o.O
"This G3X failed my personal uaage needs, therefore it's a fail."Who is childish?Maybe you were waiting for this camera for long with high expctations. And now you are hugely disappointed. Ok. Maybe another brand can sell you something more in line with your personal needs? Maybe this is not the end of the world after all.
With such wisdom and impressive foresight you must be a well known camera designer and a respected precursor among your peers, aren't you?
Hmmm... Did you worked for Hasselblad recently?
Jim: Rhetorical Question: I wonder how much better the G3X image quality will be over an SX50HS when compared at 600mm and below? Especially so, since the SX50HS can be had for $200. Maybe it's just me but I am not seeing the value proposition here.
If you folow this logic, you could ask the same for 7D MkII + 100-400L II."How much better quality" is fully subjective. So different people, different point of view (I won't say "needs" since we are mostly amateurs here :) )
old shutter bugger: no evf, no interest
But still wasting time for limited usefulness comment...
Pythagoras: With the a6000 in existence for about a year now, i can't think of a reason for this camera to exist. And at this price, even less reason.
an focus peaking is also included...
Augustin Man: Wow! Interesting to say the least, but how big and heavy would be that "grote" zoom? Besides, after the SX60 cold shower, I feel like treasuring my dear SX50, but also like moving away to other brands :(
what's the sx60 cold shower?
stevez: I'm really enjoying these superb videos you're producing. Keep it up.
I like the video format, but I'm affraid that a significant part of DPR audience cannot understand native english speaking.Any % on this "issue"?For my part, french native, I have no issue reading any review in here, but listenning is quite a bit harder.Are subtitles a lot of work? I'm affraid they are.
topstuff: To me, it looks like something from the last decade.
I know its got killer AF and the BIF guys will love it, but to anyone who doesn't need the sports/BIF AF capability, its just a big heavy brick with average IQ, IMHO.
"Unless you really need ultra fast AF and the crop factor to shoot BIF or sports, there really is no need for anyone to want this camera."Totally right since this body is made espacially for them! This is not a mainstream body. What wade you think that?
KL Matt: Technically, the sensor rotates around 3 axes and moves along 1 horrizontal plane, but I suppose you could cheat and reference that horizontal plane as the two axes you would use to describe locations on a graph of it (but then again no, because you've already used up both of those two axes, X and Y, for yaw and pitch, so I'd say it is actually cheating to use the same axis twice.)Sigh. Marketing.
Sony (again) is working on this! :)2013 rumor :http://www.sonyalpharumors.com/sr5-there-is-a-sony-camera-to-come-also-for-nikon-and-canon-lens-owners/
2014 patent :http://www.sonyalphaforum.com/topic/19-sony-is-working-on-a-z-shifting-sensor-that-can-focus-with-all-manual-lenses/
For once it's not marketing BS. It's mechanical speaking. In the CNC machines industry, translation motion and rotation motion are seen as two different axis even if the are on the same direction.
Edit : degrees of freedom, that's what i was looking for. Thx Spatz :)
Mike Tunstall: My priority: does it take good pictures? Answer = yes. You can keep all the other stuff.
Very "black or white" vision. But the world is made of many shades of grey...Could you define what is a "good picture", for you at least?For me, the 24mm equiv. shots from the G7X are not "good pictures". And I was waiting for this from Canon since the first RX100 came out! Very disapointed.
maxnimo: I wonder which company will be the first to come out with a large sensor rugged camera. Hopefully before my grandkids die of old age.
I would prefer a big sensor (1" mini.) and high quality, fast fixed lens (equiv. 24/28/30mm). Such a compact body, shockproof and waterproof could be brought anywere without second thought.And you could put it in you jean's pocket without fear of dust! :)
Akpinxit: every second comment says " I don't do pixel-peeping" - that exactly it , why keep pushing 20MP of washed JPGs , if the target audience not even going to open image it's full size ?
I would love to have a SRAW option n this G7X (let's say 10/12MP)!
sssanti: I am disapointed Canon did not include an EVF. I would like to see another version of this camera with an EVF.
Well, I doubt g1x's can produce better hi-iso results than Canon dslr since they share the same sensor technology and same photosites size. Basically a Canon APSC cropped to 1,5".But I never tested one, so i cannot be affirmative.I just had a look to your studio scene tool link.And for me m4/3 (oly EM-1) is on par with apsc at 3200iso, and Sony's 1" lag a bit behind but not that far considering the size gap.I have to admit that A6000's apsc rule them all by a small margin. It's not the disaster announced by few, but a new sensor tech from Canon would be welcomed.
Boky: Is anyone going to miss the truly pocketable size of S - series cameras...? Is Canon going to kill S series? This camera looks good, but I do like S size a lot, purely because I forget I have the camera in my pocket...
maybe you've forgotten the 3rd dimension?
James Wages: So does it have 5-axis image stabilization in VIDEO mode or not?
yes! (see spec sheet at canon us website).
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.
Wait a little : it's coming!http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=22905.0