peevee1: "Why the death of the point and shoot"
Rumors of their death are greatly exaggerated. Fixed-lens cameras still sell many times the number of ILCs. And excellent products like RX10, FZ1000, LX100 and G7X will only reinforce this advantage.
DSLR sales fall in the last 2 years. RX10 appeared less than a year ago. It is just a start.
Naveed Akhtar: Pany/Oly when you releasing a cheap narrow apperture, lightweight fixed focal length, ultra wide angle lens something like:10mm f/4 or 9mm f/4
that's small enough for GM1I dont mind with even a narrower apperture of f/5.6
But sharp, light, distortion free and cheap!!
thanks for macro lenses but we already got many!!!
Then you are stuck with Oly 9mm f/8. Yes, distortion. Yes, f/8. Physics. Unfortunately, on this one distortion is not automatically corrected.
peevee1: "How does the D750 compare against the Canon EOS 6D?
Arguably the two products aren't strictly comparable (the EOS 6D currently competes directly with the D610 in terms of price), but the D750 certainly aligns with the sort of consumers that Canon is targeting with the EOS 6D. "
Not really, D750 beats 5D3 in every way possible. 6D is a joke by comparison even to D610.
Who said I am smashing a brand? I am making a faction statement about a particular device, I don't care what brand it is.
I am sure margins on those $700-1300 "point and shoots" are not poor at all. :-)
I understand all that. But 67% is still twice as many as ILCs, and it was before major brands (and BRANDS sell) made something useful, like G1X II and especially G7 X. And they STILL haven't made a worthy competitor to RX10/FZ1000 (which is really all most people need for their casual travel/event photography) and prices of these devices still haven't come down. Remember, RX10 was still $1,300 at the Jan-Jun you quote, and FZ1000 did not even exist. This time next year they will be $600 competing directly with all these Rebels with 18-55 kits which make up the bulk of ILC purchases. And if Canon and Nikon will have their names on them, then they will sell to. Actually, G7X already covers most of the market, being better than a Rebel with 18-55 in image quality for travel photography, although does not cover sports field (lens is short, and Canon's CDAF probably not up to scratch).
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?"
"Canon doesn't have fans"
Oh come on!They are surely losing fans for the last 4 years, but their cohorts are still strong.
All I did was correct the mistake in DPR's article. I understand that the correction might have hurt feelings of some thin-skinned Canon fanboys, and I apologize for that.
peevee1: The samples at 24mm f/4 don't really allow to evaluate focus precision - DoF is too deep.
"If the reviewer is biased he can easily make it look better or worse."
Do you accuse DPR of being biased? Well, it is stronger than my accusation of them being useless, not testing AF scientifically and even for that joke of a test using f/4 for some reason.
I am talking about G7X. GM5 is pocketable as in a coat pocket with a small lens like 12-32 or 14/2.5, but it is nowhere near f/1.8-f/2.8 24-100 equivalent.
PHOTOJOE55: The specs on their site say 210 shots, 310 in ECO Mode... Either they are giving the specs for the worst possible conditions, or it's got to be a mistake. I get over 400 shots with the G1 X (LCD on & off), Canon claimed 250 for those conditions. I think they are conservative with their specs. Based on the text above, it sounds like a review will be happening soon. The G7 X looks like a real nice camera!
This is a CIPA standard, every second shot has to be done with a flash - I hope you understand what it does to battery life number (and cameras with weaker flash or without flash unjustly benefit).
Mike FL: Size matters? Yes. The smaller, The better. But should not at cost of Battery life:
Canon G7 X = 210 shots VS Sony R100M3=320 shots, the number is bad.
"If you did same to Sony RX100M3 with "Dims after 2 seconds, turns off after 10 seconds." Sony may be able to shot 500 shots.
Thta's why we have CIPA standard."
Maybe Sony is dim from the start? What are the battery capacities?Also, CIPA test makes every second shot with a flash. G7x gives 7m @ISO100, RX100 is about 4m @ISO200, i.e. at least 3 times less power. I bet in real life, without flash, battery lives are similar.
robbinsbox: we are giving away a g7x to anyone who will comment. Canon Inc
Cane: What is the shape of this thing? It's like a slightly melted rectangle to me, as opposed to the crisp edges of the Sony. Makes it look very p&s.
Probably makes it easier to slide into a jeans pocket.
It is really pocketable with the lens, as in jeans-pocketable and shirt-pocketable, and the lens, 24-100 equivalent f/1.8-f/2.8 is excellent, GM5 does not have it. Besides, GM5 needs flash attached on top, making it not pocketable even for coat etc.
"Why the death of the point and shoot"
Mike FL: Ok, "T" is from Third, and it does not imply that the T is from Leica T...
RStyga: I love the fact that it is marketed as a digital-rangefinder-feature camera; that will kick Leica's butt to move a bit towards better-featured products and perhaps slightly lower prices.
Or on features. Or on performance.
peevee1: Tamron is the only one making stabilized 24-70/2.8, right? And now the only one making stabilized UWA for full-frame DSLRs?For handheld photography with modern high-res FF cameras, these are the only choices if your camera does not have IBIS. 1/FL rule made for 1.5mpix (1000 lines per picture height) does not apply anymore. And neither it is for video, of course. Or raise your ISO and shutter speed by a couple of stops from than 1/FL.Although if you are not in a hurry, it might make sense to wain until Sigma releases competitors in these categories in their A/S/C lines, compatible with the dock and mount upgrade service. The ability to upgrade firmware is essential with camera manufacturers breaking compatibility on purpose.
This is only rumors so far, but anyway, f/4 is in different class. Canon already has f/4 UWA stabilized zoom for FF, and and Sony already announced one for FE. I bet this Tamron will about match them on price - but at f/2.8.
peevee1: That is one powerful camera. I wish they have learned from Fuji the design and firmware support practices though.DPR, how about a complete review, including AF-C test at 15 fps?
PrakticaB: Pentax offers the broadest color space by far! Just look to the first picture :).
Great for theft protection. Just tell the police the color combination of your stolen camera, and it will for sure be the only one in the world sold. :)