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!
RRRoger: I can also record Video that is only limited by the huge battery life and my 128GB memory card. I have gone over two hours of unattended continuous recording with the GH4.
The AFF (continuous AutoFocus), DFD (Depth from Defocus), and DOF (Depth of Field) of my 12-35 lens at f/2.8 is so goodthat I can capture (indoor poor light) Bowlers on three sets of lanes at the same time
The only thing the A7s has that I could find usefull is the great LowLight capability. Thankfully the GH4 is more than "good enough" for my use at ISO 6400.
Actually, no camera at all will record UNLIMITED while unattended, with or without an external recorder. ;)
AngryCorgi: The gh4 is a neat idea from a video standpoint, but once you buy it and the interface unit for recording 4K at higher-than-100Mbps rates, you could have bought a Blackmagic 4K with an internal SSD, Prores 422 HQ & CinemaDNG options, a global shutter and a full copy of Davinci Resolve (worth $1000) and still had $300+ left over. So unltimately, I don't know who the camera is for. People that want 4K, but want their camera to behave like a cheap camcorder?? I just think the move to 4K, at this price, is silly if you aren't going to do anything with it.
"The result off the GH4 in compressed mode is not quite at BMCC level, but close."
No, it is not close, particularly to the raw output. Not only does it not have the dynamic range, it has more visible gradiations in some areas. Properly graded BMCC 4K raw footage looks considerable better than the same footage on the GH4.
"You are saying that the GH4, which one now generally accepts produces better results than a Canon 5D mk iii with Magic Lantern, can not go where Canon went?"
First off, I don't know who "one" is that "generally accepts produces better results...", but I never mentioned anything in that vein one way or another. I never even typed the word "Canon" anywhere above, so I don't know where you are going with this argument.
The monkey deserves compensation! I know some clowns who call themselves pros that don't take as nice of shots as this monkey took of himself.