Ad: "We purposely excluded the Nikon D4s and Canon EOS 1D X from this roundup as we feel the capabilities of both cameras put them in a class of their own." So why include the Pentax? Medium format is definitely a class of it´s own, however DPR indicates the 645Z is not even able to compete with top FF.
Oviously a collage, so actually a fake. This shouldn´t have been admitted.
Unbelievable, I see a NORMAL bread in the US. ;-)Nice field and kitchen test, it makes me hungry (although shortly after breakfast). :-)
The most interesting part in this article is... No. 17 upcoming roundups. ;-)
Nice to read this. I bought my Sony Xperia Z1 because of it´s large sensor (1/2,3") and fast lens. However 20 MPx are too much (and useless for me) for such sensor (even if relatively range for a smartphone camera). Now when it´s time to search for a successor I can´t see any smartphone that would give me anything more as regards the camera. So if a future S7 features larger sensor, I´ll be in.
iudex: Nice looks, on the X-T10 it looks really retro. In my opinion this is the right way to make mirrorless lenses: small, so that they fit nicely on a light CSC bodies, but still reasonably fast (f2 is still pretty fast, 1 EV faster than "fast zooms").However we have to say a comparable DLSR lens costs half the price (or less), so overpriced (as usual with mirrorless lenses).
John: the trouble is there are not many equally priced peers, most 35mm primes are much cheaper. OTOH all XF lenses are great so I do not expect sub-par performance either (especially given the fact it is only medium-fast).
Yes, the weather sealing is unique, but does it really cost 200 or more bucks? My Pentax 35mm costs some 130$, so is the weather sealing worth 270$? not saying WR is not useful, on the contrary, just saying its a little expensive for what it is (according to Fuji a low-cost prime, a cheaper alternative to 35mm/1,4).
OT: since the Leica pictures are taken with Pana GX8, I expect the full review really soon. :-)
Nice looks, on the X-T10 it looks really retro. In my opinion this is the right way to make mirrorless lenses: small, so that they fit nicely on a light CSC bodies, but still reasonably fast (f2 is still pretty fast, 1 EV faster than "fast zooms").However we have to say a comparable DLSR lens costs half the price (or less), so overpriced (as usual with mirrorless lenses).
Zakzoezie: I try to figure who will buy this toy. If photography is your hobby or profession you invest in a long term camera that gives you the flexibility to click-on any lens that you need for certain purposes, even if you start with 1 lens you have the flexibility to extend lenses later. In case you want a compact camera just to take decent family pictures, you expect it to be priced somewhere between $50 and $300 because other compacts are priced like that and because it's simply not worth more. And in case its a really high quality compact, you might even go to around $500 max. Another possibility is that you are a rich hipster that likes to show off anytime anywhere to friends & family you can also do photography with a nice & sexy looking compact camera. Well in that case there are very interesting brands on the market to do that, but believe me, it is not going to be this Sony. I mean, can you imagine your friends and family look at you and say: "OMG, pffff, he's holding a Sony ..."
@Zakzoezie: I see actual X100T for 1300 USD (and that´s after a year on sale), not 500; do not compare 2 generations old X100.X100T has an already dated 16 MPx X-trans sensor, whereas RX1 II has the latest and according to DxO the best fullframe sensor in the market. The Zeiss 35mm lens alone is worth a lot of money.
Fixed prime lens compact is always a niche segment and such cameras do not sell like hot dogs. But if you are wondering who is gonna buy this camera look at who is buying Fuji X100. And I see people with X100, not every day, but often enough to say they do sell and people like it. RX1 is the same thing, just a level higher, with much bigger sensor (and seemingly the best FF available). I wouldn´t buy a compact with prime lens either, I am obviously not creative enough to make do without zoom, but that does not mean there are not people who love primes and are able to shoot with just one focal length.
jonny1976: the difference between a lei q and sony is that after one year you bought both the leica is worth stil 3/4 of price the sony not even half, like any other sony product.that's why eBay is loaded with a7 sony rx1 that cost much less than their original price, even the a7r2 can be found at 500 dollar discount already? maybe they not sell like anybody is saying.
technically good camera, when it will cost 1400 in a year or something more it will be interesting to buy. i don't like the ergonomic, the grip is ridiculous and the rec button is where you put your finger.
Ashleey: where is the s120 replacement?
It´s right there in the article. It´s called G9x. ;-)
Just to see things in perspective: both new G models are very small cameras, the G5x is actually no bigger than G16 (with much smaller sensor) and only the EVF hump makes it bigger compared to Sony RX100; see pictures: http://j.mp/1QnDNV3http://j.mp/1QnDXMq
iudex: I wanted to critisize the G9x for slow lens but then I realized I had a Canon S100 a couple of year back and it had f2-5,9 lens despite having small 1/1,7" sensor. This camera is comparatively big (or better say small) but has a much bigger sensor in it. Ideal for people who know nothing about photography, do not want a big camera but want a decent outcome (which the 1" Sony sensor surely delivers).
chadley: read carefully: I bought the S100 as I liked how Canon squeezed relatively big (compared to 1/2,33") sensor to such tiny body and I loved itś pocketability. But now 1/1,7" sensor impresses nobody so Canon had to step up and put 1" sensor in. And IN COMPARISON to 1" the once big 1/1,7" is tiny now.
RedFox: I know and that´s why I bouht it. But it was years ago; times change and what was once a relatively big sensor (in a compact) is now small. Actually the G9x is spiritual successor to the S series.
as regards the baterry life: my camera makes cca. 1000 shots on one battery charge, so from my point of view 210 or 300 shots make no difference, both cameras require a spare battery.
Arn: I see people complaining about how the 5Gx looks and that tells to me that Canon has really done well with this camera. If the biggest issue is esthetics, then there's not much wrong. A camera like this is not a fashion accessory, it's a photographic tool. The 5Gx ticks all the right boxes for me - a great EVF, a fully articulated LCD and remarkably well laid out controls. These features combined with the well performing Canon image stabilisation provide are something that are lacking on Sony's RX100 series. As I'm mostly a stills photographer, so I'm not too concerned about missing RX100IV video features. So,I'm thinking this camera should appeal to a lot of people focused on stills photography.
Arn: I see it exactly the same way: finally a G series camera ticks all the boxes I expect from an expensive enthusiast compact.
BostonC: G5X lens has nice spec. It covers just the right range w good speed. The camera design though is not very polished.
The big EVF hump indicates the EVF is big (and thus useful, unlike mini EVF of Pana GM5 and likes). While I love the small size of Sony RX100, it´s EVF is only of limited use because of the pop-up design. Ergonomically there is no better way than to put the EVF up in the middle, just like OM-Ds.
I like the angular look with decent grip a lots of dials, unlike the soap-box design of EOS M cameras.