Xoden: Shouldn't this list be named something like 'Some entry-level mirrorless body-only cameras'?It will definitely match the contents better.
@Xoden: Yes, if you include the kit lens, the Olympus E-PL7 is $699. That's not "around $500". "First-time interchangeable lens camera buyers" do not buy camera bodies with no kit lens.
The Olympus E-PL7, with kit lens, is $699 on Amazon, and on B&H. With kit lens, it's $699.99 on the Olympus USA web site.
It does not qualify as a under-$500 or a around-$500 camera.
You incorrectly price categorized this camera, because you used the body-only price, and failed to include a kit lens.
"first-time interchangeable lens camera buyers" do not buy camera bodies with no kit lens.
OzarkAggie: Somewhat deceptive to claim these cameras are under $500 when you include models that don't have a lens for that price.
@Dan Bracaglia: "Deceptive? How so? We used MSRP to classify the cameras..."
Deceptive, because some of the MSRPs you use are body-only, with no lens. Deceptive, because if you include the kit lens, the MSRP is over $500 on some of the listed cameras.
snapa: "Unfortunately, it drops the ball in performance in a number of key ways. With disappointing AF speed, sluggish cycle times and burst rates with RAW and RAW+JPEG modes, as well as below average battery life and lack of an EVF to name a few, the Canon G3X leaves a lot to be desired"
The last words in the conclusion.
Not a good camera at all!
This news item is about the Canon G5 X and G9 X.
Your post is about the Canon G3X, a different model, that is never mentioned in this DPR news item.
The only A-list celebrity that I ever got close to was (seriously) Lassie.
They should have just glued the kit lens on, and sold it as a fixed-lens compact camera. :-)
So, this is that a hands-off review is like. :-)
Back in the film-era I had a Pentax SLR. I don't know what their market share was then, but it's sad to see their market share shrivel over the years. I hope they make a comeback, but that's a hard thing to do, when the camera market as a whole is contracting.
(being silly) I'm outraged! I paid over eight thousand dollars for this camera, and I can't take photos with it, because it doesn't have a lens!
Wubslin: I see the usual crowd of leftist anti-business agitators are at it again, bringing up the tired and untrue allegations of 'rootkits'.
Sony have never been involved in any such thing and will sue anyone who repeats these lies.
Google or Bing "Sony Rootkit". Your denial of this obvious fact is bizarre.
jubilatu: may the God bless you with the gift of filming your entire life with mirrorless "universal mount" cameras and just fast telephoto lenses ! both provided by your sponsor.dixit.
@Ed Ingold: Brian Smith is an Official Sony Global Imaging Ambassador. Of course he has an "ulterior motive." He is paid to promote Sony products. Shame on Americans for not blindly believing everything that paid spokespeople say.
ChrClowes: Soft, soft interview - though I appreciate the breadth of questions, the interview itself seemed to follow a well tread path and it never really deviated from politician style answers where they never *really* answer the question - it's lost in sales jargon and reiterating the same point over and over again, except this time it drags on for over half an hour.
Personally, I think *most* of the issues you brought up could have been pressed for more definitive answers. There was continual deviation from Kenta to actually give those definitive answers and it was disappointing (I've seen videos of him to this before, no amount of smiling is going to hide the fact he lacks substance when he speaks). He's not much of a salesman unfortunately, and the soft-jelly type approach to the questioning never really got us anywhere either. This isn't investigative journalism, but hell - a bit of bravado and audacity to press the hard issues goes a long way sometimes.
Better luck next time, Dpreview
DPR interviewing Sony is like a tween fangirl interviewing One Direction. :-)
Brian Smith is an official Sony Global Imaging Ambassador, paid to promote Sony products. That's not exactly an objective source of information.
It's too bad that Nikon decided to go with Nikon 1, rather than 1" compacts like Canon and Sony. I think that was a strategic error on their part.
AbrasiveReducer: Looks almost thin enough to be a pocket camera that fits in a pocket.
According to Camerasize, the Canon G9 X is 25% thinner, and weighs 30% less, than the Sony RX100 IV.
Large sensor compact cameras are the future. MILC Dinosaurs are just so behind the times. :-)
One thing is for sure, nobody is going to miss the tradition G's optical viewfinder. :-)
Does the camera (photo #2) come with wrist braces, for holding it? :-)
It's the kind of camera that Martha Stewart would buy, to take snapshots of her expensive horses. :-)
The great thing about mirrorless cameras is their compact size. Oh, wait... :-)
photominion: Now I know why Sony rolls out a new camera every few weeks!
They try to set a world record as the company that was never NOT on the DPR front page.
Really curious to see when or if they will supply their faithful A-mount followers with a new camera.