I'm holding out for a version where the entire body is polka dotted with the Leica logo. That way, I can be sure that everyone knows that I have a Leica. :-)
Nikon D610: Less oil, fewer calories.
Rbrt: USB 3.0 ! Why is it that so many others have stayed with 2 for so long?
@rkodama1 Some of us (me) have computers with USB 3.0 ports. The last external hard drive I bought was USB 3.0 too. Even (new) Microsoft Surface 2 tablets have USB 3.0.
Cameron R Hood: Pentax is doomed....
I still have an old Pentax film-DSLR. It's sad to see the company sold, then resold, and become an obscure brand. With the camera market contracting, the smaller players are going to disappear.
And in the US, some people never go anywhere without bringing a handgun along.
As long as people continue to buy GXX cameras, Canon will continue to make them. Minor updates mean continued sales, with minimal R&D expenses.
minzaw: Why so big the physical size??
There may be additional reasons, but it has to be tall to fit in the optical viewfinder.
2001: When I bought my G9 it was the compact camera of choice., it could shoot raw, it had full manual controls and a magnesium aloy body. It was one of a few compacts a professional photographer considered. This was in 2007. For me this is where my interest in the G series ended, although still excellent cameras , compact iLCs with aps c sensors and interchangeable lenses and being able to use old Lieca , Contax and Angenieux lenses via adapter for the same price as G series camera ended my enchantment. I remember the outrage when the G7 didn't shoot raw. Given that the new bodies are plastic, the price is high and the sensors are small and they are made for professionals who are aware of all this, I wonder how they even sell at all. The blunders of the EOS M and now this ? Can't Cannon at least put an aps-c sensor to at least make it worth looking at ? Cannon has more than proven they make excellent ones. can't imagine buying this camera, I think others feel the same. 9 fps per second is nice but not enough of a rationale to get the camera. Is Cannon asleep? Is a stubborn moron in market research holding everyone hostage at Cannon ? Are they trying to lose a lot of money and reap the rewards of an obscure subsidy or stock option of some kind? I really can't account for any reasons Canon has for making an obsolanete camera and figure out why anyone would want to buy it? I remember when Canon made the best cameras on the market from the 1980's until now. Nikon and Sony are catching up and in some ways even surpassing Canon. Canon's response seems to be bending over backwards to fail. Hopefully Canon will wake up, otherwise the mid 2000's will be remembered as a once great maker a remembered fondly in spite of it's failures like a Voightlandänder and the German camera industry before they lost out to the Japanese in the early 70's
The Nikon Coolpix A is a compact camera with an APS-C sensor. To keep the camera compact, using that sensor size, they had to use a fixed 18.5mm (28mm equivalent) lens. No zoom.
Stephen_C: I thought the G1X was the worthy successor to the G-series cameras. Coming out with the G16 when the G1X and the Sony RX100 are already out seems odd.
The body of the Canon G1 X is 7% wider and 21% taller than the Canon EOS M. If Canon ever creates a G2 X, it should have a smaller body.
Abhijith Kannankavil: G2x please
My theory: If you want a large-sensor small-body camera, Canon wants you to buy an EOS M. I doubt that there will ever be a G2X, but only Canon knows.
DPR should give this camera a Gold, just to torture fans of Sony RX100 II. :-)
Master Yoda: If Canon ever upgrades the G1X it will kill the G15/16 and that is why we probably won't see a G1X upgrade . . . ever. The G16 has no 24mm, no articulating screen, no large sensor and no chance of being taken as seriously as this series once was taken.
The marketplace decided which of the two cameras would continue to be developed. The GXX series vastly outsold the G1 X, and the G1 X was a sales flop.
High-end 1/1.7" sensor cameras may seem like a dated concept, but as long as people keep buying them, Canon and Nikon will keep making them.
Sony enthusiasts are such emo boys. Not getting a Gold isn't the end of the world. :-)
I'm outraged that it's not available by subscription. :-)
"Our disappointment with the slightly unengaging control wheel and shooting experience has remained unchanged since we reviewed the RX100."
So, no Gold...
KariIceland: Sorry but the first thing I noticed is: what is with all the horrible photo's of the camera? both on the front page in the selection at the top, the images on the first page of the review as well, have dpreview lost they're talent for propper exposure and focusing?
In the photo on this page, I think the camera is in a small aquarium, to show off the fact that it is waterproof.
It's good that it's ruggedized. That way, when you take "unauthorized" photos at the beach, the camera won't break when you get beat up. :-)
erik6: As watch repairer i must say that even a 10 atm waterproof watch need to be controlled every year. Often the sails or O-rings need to be replaced. So what whit a camera ? Replace all the seals every year to be shore ? To use it occasionally for under water exploring it will be OK i think.
The Nikon USA web site shows an O-ring, an O-ring removal tool, etc., in the AW1 Waterproof Accessories section.
Even with this new release, Nikon can't keep up the breakneck development of the Canon EOS M line. :-)