MILC is just "so last year". :-) Large sensor compacts are the future.
(Many/most people who buy interchangeable lens cameras never go beyond the kit lens.)
When you interview Olympus execs, ask them when their camera division is going to break even. So far, that division has had five money-losing years in a row.
Sales are sharply down, but Canon estimates that they will sell 9.5 million compact cameras this year. That's not exactly "dead".
Greg Pavlov: I would really like to understand this: why the 5-6 articles about this "pocketable" camera "with a "large" sensor when during the same show Panasonic released a camera (DMC-GM5) that is smaller, has a larger sensor, includes a built-in viewfinder and accommodates multiple lenses? Compared to that, why is this Canon "One of the exciting new cameras here at Photokina?"
"Zillions" of people have previously purchased a small-sensor Canon S-series or G-series camera. For them, the Canon G7 X is a potentially exciting upgrade.
Most buyers of interchangeable lens cameras don't go beyond the kit lens. I think large-sensor compacts are going to push MILC into an even smaller niche.
"The Olympus booth was relatively quiet compared to the madhouses at Nikon and Canons' stands..."
A reality check for enthusiasts who are convinced that the world revolves around mirrorless cameras.
The Canon should produce better JPEGs than the similar Sony; better colors, less noise reduction smearing.
Thom Hogan is not a happy Nikonian: "One self-imposed problem that Nikon just keeps facing is that it isn’t truly satisfying its most loyal customer base. The QA problems, the lack of good customer support and communication, coupled with the totally missing products, the lack of upgrades of significant products, and the strange emphasis on overlapping FX bodies at higher price points, are things are slowly eroding brand loyalty. At a time when you’d want brand loyalty to be highest so that you can better weather the camera sales downturn."
brownie314: Where is the EOS M3?
The M3 is in the same place as the T6i and SL2. :-)
Does Canon's stand acknowledge the existence of their EOS M line? In the USA, their last EOS M anouncement was in July 2012.
Many/most people who buy interchangeable lens cameras never go beyond the kit lens. Large-sensor compacts will push MILC into an even smaller niche.
This is a larger sensor version of the Canon S120, which also doesn't have a viewfinder or hot shoe. I don't see anything wrong with that.
If Nikon would have made a camera like the RX100/G7X, I suspect that it would have sold a lot better than their Nikon 1 series.
The JPEGs should be better than Sony. Sony is known for overly aggressive noise reduction.
astigmate: As a D700 owner, I feel...hum kinda betrayed by Nikon. So, this entry level, crippled camera is supposed to be the D700 successor ?! feel like an FF D5300 !! I'm tired of waiting for them. I'll keep my D700 until it dies and will look into fuji or sony stuff now on.
Oh, btw, the Sony Full-Frame A7 (24mpx also) cost HALF the price asked for the D750 and it has 1/8000s shutter, focus peaking, nice EVF etc
For whatever it's worth, Thom Hogan says "it’s really a fixed D600/D610".
Andrew Butterfield: I can sort of understand the conclusion here, since it took me a week or two to get my E-M10 set up to how I liked using it. But now it is, I'm extremely happy. Everything is just how I want it. Okay, so I spent nearly two hours trying to find something in the menu once, but you get over these things. And so will the average user. If you're the sort that likes setting things, you will be able to figure out even how to set up an Olympus camera.
@Marty4650: "Never ascribe to malice that which is adequately explained by incompetence." -Napoleon
The marketplace was crying out for pulsing green LEDs on a camera's grip. Well done Ricoh-Pentax. :-)
First impressions followed by second thoughts. :-)
If you want a red dot, wait for the Chinese-counterfeit version of this camera. :-)
Wow, those mirrorless cameras sure are compact. :-)