Very impressive, really nice features, except for one thing.
For a camera of this size, a built-in flash is much more useful than a hot shoe.
Bernard Carns: Canon...Kodak....they sort of start with the same sound. Canon will have a softer landing. Are Canon lenses gonna be like Hasselblad lenses someday where you cant give them away? Both Canon and Nikon have not innovated enough. I have their glass but I'm using it on other brands bodies. Haven't bought a Canon body in years . Not buying their glass will follow.
Both Canon and Nikon, and also Pentax, have quality glass in their better lens products. Only problem is the flipping mirror in their cameras. It is one of the modern day wonders how such Stone Age "technology" has been allowed to continue to be used to this day.
Already we have seen entry level DSLR prices dropping to unpredecent levels, but lens prices usually only go up. This only means one thing - Mirrorless gaining ground and the trend is accelerating. Now, if the Metabones can also drop its EF to M43 Speed Boosters, we will see even more switch from Canon DSLRs.
Divest of your Canon lenses if you are going mirrorless in the near future. They could be dumped as more and more DSLR owners discover mirrorless.
There is little need for this model. Same IQ as all other current models. Only about $50 cheaper than the E-M10 which has a nice EVF. Even if its price should fall more and the difference becomes $100, the EVF alone make the E-M10 more worthwhile. Having to mount and dismount an EVF and the flash in this E-PL7 (which means you can only use one of these accessories) is a clear disadvantage in comparison. I suppose there will always be those who love selfies and who would buy this, even though the E-M10 is so much better.
PGGG: End of August. Alpha 77 II price already goes down in Hong Kong . Can get te Body for 960 USD. Are we going to have a full review before they stop selling it? also would be interesting to compare with Alpha 6000 as apart from a bigger volume and weight the performances of the two cameras appear quite similar....
There are more and more cameras released and also more and more DPR previews, and then more and more First Impression Reviews, hands-ons. The Sony Alpha 77 II has to wait, being a camera that will not sell as well as numerous others. Unfortunately, this is very commercial now. I think a really interesting camera does not necessarily get any priority if it is not considered $ignificant by DPR. The E-M5 was most interesting at its release but also delayed for a very long time while some other big brand cameras get reviewed very quickly. Money talks.
I don't expect the Alpha II review or any full reviews for a very long time, as many people are now travelling to Photokina. My guess is Feb at the earliest.
No OVF and not retro looking. Fuji ruined it. Nothing distinguishing it from all the other compact cameras at this sort of price.
Who cares about Windows for phones?? Learn from Nokia's mistake.
Black Box: "The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 is one of the most exciting 'compact' cameras to come along in some time."
Four months to be exact. :-)) March 2014 Sony RX10 review:
"it's the best big zoom camera on the market." (sic!)
Boy, are you fickle. :-))
So, why are some cameras taking you forever to review?
generations to review? :)
Still nothing about how well the 5-axis IBIS on this camera works. Did I missed it?
This is one of the most important performance results I look for with such a long lens.
Another flop from Canikon in their MILCs. For this kind of money, a DSLR would be better for anyone wanting to shoot sport and action. For other types of shooting, there are much better mirrorless cameras. Failure #3 for Nikon.
Sergey Borachev: Nice! but how about a fix for the exposure problem. It under exposes so often without too much provocation.
Same problem as the NEX-6, no difference, even though this camera is better featured in many ways. It is really good if you do not need other lenses or if you are happy with ordinary IQ from the kit lens. Once you start getting more than 1 lens for it, and only the expensive Zeiss etc are really good, then many equations change. The value of the system is then questionable when compared to Fuji or M43 cameras. The handling becomes an issue too as those quality lenses available for it, besides far and few between compared to other brands, are big and heavy for the small camera. A Fuji system would be more balanced as the lens and body size and weight are better chosen. So is a M43 system, which would be smaller, better balanced but has a slightly smaller sensor. Sony might as well make this a fixed lens camera and drop the price another $100, as it is mainly good or worth buying for use with only its kit zoom lens. Or, make bigger and higher-end bodies with more controls
Nice! but how about a fix for the exposure problem. It under exposes so often without too much provocation.
All the good stuff squeezed into a pocketable camera. Fast lens, high IQ sensor, tilting LCD, ND filter, EVF, and a flash that can be pulled back to bounce.
If the lens quality and build quality (especially EVF) turn out to be good, then this is the ultimate!!
Canon really really need to put sensors that are competitive in their cameras. It seems all their cameras are DR challenged, from compact to FF. Time to consider buying Sony sensors and just give up on making your own sensors, Canon.
With an IBIS, advanced AF features, and continuous viewing in the viewfinder, this looks like the perfect camera to use the Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8.
A lot of people simply missed the point. This is not an enthusiast's camera. Nothing with such a small sensor and slow lens can satisfy enthusiasts. Fancy EVF? RAW? Fast lens? Better IQ and larger sensor? Go get the Stylus 1. This is a small camera.
This is probably the best travel zoom or go anywhere camera for the owner who must get that picture and getting the picture is more important than getting the best IQ. I think its 5-axis IBIS, usable for video as well as stills, coupled with the extra long zoom range will help to bring back a good enough picture or video in some situations when other cameras of its size fail to do so. So, it is a safe bet as a reasonably priced snap shooting camera for travelling, for a family member who has little interest in the intracacies of photo taking but just want to get photos or video with a small camera.
Canon, put a Sony sensor in next time, or a sensor that is competitive, then I'll be more interested. A larger than M43 sensor sounds nice, and so does the lens spec, on paper, but is the IQ actually better? We will have to find out about its IQ later, and also whether its IQ is actually noticeably better than a similarly priced E-M10 kit, to give up features in the E-M10 like the nice EVF, lens interchangeability, and more.
I will buy the K-3 right now if a weatherproof version of the 18-35mm f/1.8 could be available. That would provide something truly unique like no other camera or brand can, combining the nice IBIS and weatherproof features in the Pentax and the great performance of that fast versatile zoom from Sigma.
orion1983: For me, DR is just too much compact-like (i.e., bad/low...too often "just white)" instead of APSC-like. And why? Because they do not WANT to! It would be no problem to take their best APSC and downgrade it to 1.5", but THAT would cut/destroy their low- and midrange DSLR Business. It´s ALL about marketings!! :(
What do you expect? when even their flagship 5DIII has ordinary DR?
It's really nice to have a big sensor in a small body, but unfortunately it's a Canon sensor.