pacnwhobbyist: Perhaps there is some sample variation going on but I would say that I don't think the lens on the G5X and G7X is as awful as its made out to be. It's not consistently sharp and I don't dispute that the Sony's lens is sharper overall (although one would expect that given its shorter range) but I have pixel peeped on the G7X and found the results decently sharp in a variety of conditions and focal lengths.
Where I DO find myself in agreement is regarding the lens on the G9X. I think it's pretty lousy overall and noticeably less sharp than the 24-100 lens on the G5X/G7X. Granted the G9X is only $400 right now in the US but you're better off spending that on a refurb G7X for just a little bit more.
but if you want truy pocketable camera, the G9x is the best choice then
greypixelz: lame sony lame
do better next time: _listen_ to yr customers!
@Rstga- don't forget they are JAPANESE companies so their cultural background is bit different (read: " proud as hell to admit the mistake"
how many straps made form 1 bison I wonder?
out of topic: in my original country of origin we call these mushrooms "chicks"
p.s I am surprised that americans are picking mushrooms, certainly its not a case here in Scotland...
Beat Traveller: Geez... it's going to be harder to improve on these cameras soon...
I would suggest, : better sensor, on/off switch and grip
As this camera does a lot things right lets concentrate on my TOP NEGATIVES :D
1) no new sensor2) awkward on/off switch placement ( typical for few Oly bodies)3) EVF in the middle (not as good for right eye shooter, but I guess good for minority)4) poor grip (needing additional cost and bulk of the grip)
for me the 2) is most significant- I hold camera with my right hand, so I need left hand to switch it on?
If I spoiled a day for an Oly supporter, I am sincerely sorry :)
Nice gallery. New sensors from panasonic have better colour (~Canon), less contrast (than Oly).I like them.
Just wondering why a picture marked as RAW in a "filmstrip" is actually OOC Jpeg?
Where automatic playback function gone?
So by the time Canon will be able to incorporate EVF into the body, Sony will be announcing RX10 mark IV...
raydream: somehow I wished for a1) Olympus interface2) Panasonic 4k video3) GX8 body style4) Olympus EM style folding LCD5) Olympus 5 axis IBIS
it already has GX8 body style
drivecancel: I bought a Fujifilm X100 used and upgraded it to FW 2.0 instead of buying an RX100, looking at the studio tests I made the right choice! (had to use X100S results)
You should not compare the cameras just based on the fact that both have one X and number 100 in their names
DVT80111: is it just me? I did not see a huge different in IQ from RX100.
the strenghts lie somewhere else
I bet my bum that this camera will be reviewed at 90- 92% (clear Gold Award sprinkled with a Platinum dust)
Nice video, even shooting mostly with sony, I like G7 x better than Rx100 series for various reasons, but main ones are: color and touchscreen. Very nice camera indeed.
radissimo: I bet that if they would make Q just with the M mount, it would sell EVEN BETTER that with this, althought likely great lens...
That's right, but this body with a M-mount is what a majority of people would prefer and buy.
jiijiiviivii: Why would any NORMAL person pay that much money for this?
I like LEICA company. They just make 90% people happy realising how much cheaper and capable cameras they own10% will start to doubt
carphil: As far as I'm concerned, it's not a camera if it doesn't have a somewhat accurate optical viewfinder, Leica or not. The human eye is a much better judge of what is being seen than a computer chip. Why would I want a close video approximation of reality when I have it right in front of me. Over ninety nine percent of todays cameras are merely computerized image recorders with too many buttons and controls. I'll take ANY Leica rangefinder (with all their faults) over any of todays over-computerized offerings. If overpaying is the price I have to pay, then so be it. Furthermore, who cares what the camera sounds or looks like, it's the image that counts.
I would suggest to put film just behind the eyeball then
rds: Leicas, sadly, have become bling, status symbols, Christmas gifts Mick Jagger gives his posse. *** You won't become Cartier-Bresson by getting a Leica, and photography is not and never has been about the tool. It's about being there and seeing. If C-B were around today he'd use an iPhone or a GoPro.
Last night H-C-B told me in my dream, that he would not use Leica Q (he knew about the announcement suprisingly!) and he would use Fuji X-E2 with primes.I wanted to ask why not digital Leica, but he dissapeared :(
I bet that if they would make Q just with the M mount, it would sell EVEN BETTER that with this, althought likely great lens...
RichRMA: I don't know. In one sentence, you attack the T for having a finger-print magnet for an LCD, in another, you talk about using the Q's touch screen. Is the Q screen somehow immune to prints or is it better because it's a smaller target (unlikely to smudge it just by holding the camera?).
The difference is that you don't have to use it at all on Q=no smudges
Is it good camera? -Seems soDo I need it? NoWould it improve my photography? PossiblyWill I buy it? Hmm, [checking the bank accout with a false hope]