rjx: Why do all the brands insist on making their "rugged" camera lines with crummy colors and odd looking shapes? Can't they just make a rugged camera that looks more like a traditional camera?
There are plenty of black tough cameras if it's your definition of "not crummy" color. It is also easier to lose under water.
Madden: 16 MP (non-BSI CMOS) on 1/2.3", 230k screen (probably not very bright), 28mm on wide end, no GPS -- seems to me that the 8-months old WG-4 GPS is better in every respect except for the missing WiFi. At a lower price-point. Am I missing something?
The sensor is probably the usual Sony BSI-CMOS, same one as in TG-3, WG-3/4 etc etc.
calson: I want GPS for auto geotagging of pictures. Wifi is of no value to anyone with a SD card reader.
WiFi has marginal value for those who need to immediately post to Instagram etc from their phone, but the problem is easily solved by EyeFi etc.
mosc: Why does the lens have to be so slow? I don't get it. The camer's huge relative to it's sensor. Why is the lens such a piece of crap?
It is cheaper to make this way.You always can buy TG-3/WG-3 GPS instead.
For $300, you can buy TG-3 or WG-3 GPS, not this joke. Unfortunately, they missed again.I want waterproof G7X, without any bulky underwater case.
Question for Lytro representative - any plans for video and AF-C support?Question for everybody - global shutter any time soon?
And a special question for Chuck Westfall - WTF was that with seeing impossible?
mpgxsvcd: Canon still thinks that they are “Winning”. They think that total market share is the ultimate measure of success. They built up such a dominate market share years ago that they can’t even fathom that it will ever go away.
Just watch over the next year. Some people will buy the 7D MKII and G7X. However, those sales won’t stay strong after Christmas. After that Canon will begin to see their sales slide drastically. Other manufactures will see sales slides as well. However, Canon and Nikon’s will be EPIC or Disastrous depending on your point of view.
Sales will continue to struggle after that. They simply will have saturated the market for DSLRs. Everyone who wants one of their cameras will have it already and everyone else will want some form of mirrorless camera.
Eventually they will decide that mirrorless is the answer. It will be too late. They will fade away just like Kodak. I really wish I could go back to the days of the Canon A5 Zoom, S400, S1-IS, and Canon 5D MK II.
Having good engineers is not enough if your management is unwilling to invest into new factories. Samsung's new APS-C sensor requires factory and equipment technologically ahead of what Canon uses by about 12 years. In electronic world, it is the difference between Intel 80186 and Pentium Pro.
G7X is actually a pretty good camera, combining Sony sensor and Canon lens - not a bad combination at all.I bet it will outsell RX100 III too - 50% more reach and exposure compensation dial are far more useful for most people than a viewfinder, and cheaper price will seal the deal.
"If you were waiting for the next big thing in imaging, it looks like you can keep on waiting."
Why wait if you can buy from their competitors?
Canon now stands for all marketing and no engineering. Not just their cameras... even engineering on the marketing site is pathetic, it was loading 2 minutes on 10mbps network just to show a spinning cube with 4 photos.Probably they want to demonstrate how slow their processors are.
OK, is it just a start of a new ad campaign, not a new product at all? ;-)
Why no shutter speed range in the specs?
peevee1: ISO 40? What kind of sensor do they use for that? Interesting choice of base ISO, probably because the lens has fixed bright aperture.
And what ISO do you use on a sunny day at f/2 without filters, with limited shutter speed?
Smartphone with FF sensor and EF mount. :)
OK, OK, mirrorless rebel.
W5JCK: Netflix should spend the money on acquiring more movies. Ever time I tried to locate a movie I wanted to watch I got the notice that it was only available through their DVD subscription! :\
For $12K, they will not be able to buy even one minute of a movie. :)
peevee1: Oh come on! What does that have to do with digital photography?
The article is not even about scanners.
It's not like the last camera review was published by DPR about 3 month ago, and the last lens review not parroted from DxO was what, 2 years ago, right? I guess they have no cameras to review, no tests to perform...If I wanted to see an article about British Imperial War Museum, I would go to a website of British Imperial War Museum, not on a site about digital photography. Here, it is just pollution.
Oh come on! What does that have to do with digital photography?
DPR, enough with the fillers.The answer to the question is very obvious: because there are no pancake f/1.7-f/2.8 stabilized 27-75mm-eq zooms for GX7, let alone for $100.
So, DPP4 still DOES NOT have any new camera support?Anybody knows what is their problem?
peevee1: A great marketing exercise - how to sell a basic smartphone camera hardware for a lot of money. :-)
"Can your smartphone shoot 1080p120 or 4Kp30? "
iPhone 6 can. Samsung Note 4 can.But Hero 4 Silver (and simply Hero 4) cannot.
"Does your smartphone come with a case that allows it to shoot video and stills many meters under water "
Does Hero 4 Black COME with that case, or the case is sold separately? ;)
"and makes it tough enough to survive a drop from an airplane?"
I would not count on it. :)
"Is your smartphone under $400 without a contract?"
You own a smartphone anyway. BTW, Hero 4 Black, the only one doing 4k, is NOT under $400 without a contract. But many smartphones now are below $200 without contract. Can your Hero make calls, send e-mail, play games and do everything else the smartphones can?
The fact is, GoPro 4 Black uses the hardware similar to good (but not the best) cameras in smartphones (far from Panasonic CM1 etc). Silver is at best average, and Simply GoPro is like a camera phone from many years ago.