PHOTOJOE55: Samsung may be a little late, but they catch up fast! They could have taken a few more images of their Model...
It's easy to forget! 6 years passed between the archaic R-D1 and the modern Samsung APS-C with no real intermediate camera to span the two concepts. The R-D1 was sold for 3 years with no only very minor hardware/software updates. Time moves faster now, it seems. 2004 seems like ancient history and now mirrorless cameras are being released left and right by every manufacturer.
$500 for a 1MP camera for Instagram nonsense?? I feel like I'm being punk'd here. Ashton Kutcher should pop out any moment now...
Technically, the R-D1 was the first APS-C sensor'd mirrorless camera (that also happened to be a rangefinder style MF body). The Leica M8 was next, with a slightly larger than APS-C sensor. Samsung was the first to offer an APS-C in a mirrorless design WITH autofocus though.
Is it just me or does the design of the switchgear/buttons look like the work of Frankenstein? It looks to me like they borrowed control ideas from every camera manufacturer around, but didn't design the shape or layout of the control elements in a cohesive manner. It looks like some sort of hacked-together R&D platform, not a refined finished product. Very strange indeed.
Jim222: What's with the horrible banding on the hand of the guy facing us?
That is his wedding band. It indicates that he is married.
I like the X-E (aka X2 reskinned) look and rear thumbwheel thickness better than the newer styled X cameras. It's kinda weird that they are supposed to be in sorta the same family now but vary a good bit in small ergonomic touches.
I still think its a shame, from a purely artistic POV, that they changed the X1 pop-up flash into the X2 pop-up flash. The look of the cylindrical flash was way classier looking than the accordion-style pop-up flash that everyone else is using. If I was going to pay $2000 for such a camera, I'd want the more retro mechanical looking body/flash setup...but that's just me.
"The combined fast lens and superior glass allows for the brilliant and clear images one expects from Leica."
Superior to what? The bottom of a coke-bottle?? This is the most useless marketing comment I've ever read.
burnin: One small problem. The Leica X images look much better and are much more Leica like.Maybe because the D-LUX is actually a Panasonic.
LOL. Absolute nonsense. You wouldn't be able to pick the Leica image out of a lineup of images from comparable cameras. Leica-shills never cease to act foolish.
I don't know why companies don't offer a 24P option. I hate the look of 30P video.
The only thing this has that I wish the LX100 had was the DNG format for the raw files.
Only $300 for the red Leica sticker? That's the cheapest I can remember Leica selling their red stickers for. Must be a down economy.
AngryCorgi: $1800??? Canon, go home, you're drunk.
$1500 would make more sense. $1800 seems a little out-of-touch with the market. Or maybe they don't expect to sell many and want to get largest profit of early adopters. Sigma pulled that nonsense with their newer sensor in the SD1
Only if Canon were the only DSLR maker on Earth and had ZERO competition. Otherwise, it's well ABOVE the price it should be expected to be at to compete.
$1800??? Canon, go home, you're drunk.
With the G7X and the LX100, the G1X mk2 just became an obsolete device. And it's barely even been 4 months since it was reviewed. I guess Canon kinda saw that coming. I think their move to create the G7X was briliant. Rangier lens and cheaper price than the RX100 mk3 for those who don't need/desire an EVF. I think it will sell well. I think the G1X mk2 price may tank a little as intrest wanes. The LX100 may be $100 - 150 more than the G1X mk2, but it offers several advantages:
*Very nice EVF*faster lens (albeit not quite as long)*4k (and a 24P option, thank goodness!)*2x shooting speed*better sensor (assuming it performs on par with the 4/3rds 16MP sensors)*smaller/lighter
This is a no-brainer. RIP G1X mk2; All hail the LX100 (and G7X)!!!
Why does everything that Pentax/Ricoh puts out looks like it was made for a child? Seriously. Bright colors. Unnecessarily large in a g-shock type style. I don't get it.
Poweruser: "Canon EF to Micro Four Thirds Speed Booster will cost $599"
Silly... Get a proper EOS Digital at that price.
Maybe if Canon was interested in bringing their sensor technology into the 21st century that would be an option. As it stands, the Canon lenses are great, but their sensors lag the competition by a couple of generations. This company has sold nearly 20 different camera bodies using the same 18MP sensor with the same performance. That's proof to me that they've essentially given up.
ThatCamFan: And the reason to buy the Fuji X30 just went away for me, this is NOT a retro look + the optical viewfinder is WHY the x20 became such a success.And now not even having a 1" sensor and being WAY overpriced I see this more as failure on Fuji's part rather than a success.
With the 2.4mdot VF, I can understand why they didn't go crazy and cut the price to $400. I think there is value here, but I agree that on a purely IQ ground, it will have a tough time competing. On the other hand its significantly cheaper than the G1X-2 and the RX100-3 (about $200 cheaper).
Just an FYI:
Launch Prices (US) ---X10: $599X20: $599X30: $599
If the X20 was successful (at least in your estimation), I can't see how the pricing will be the reason the X30 is unsuccessful.
So after they basically charged $1000 extra just to have the stupid red dot on the camera in the "T", now Leica is charging $1000 to REMOVE THE RED DOT. This is a 180!