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?
ptodd, not all people are like you. Apparently, they try to target people who like fun designs.
MaciekPruski: to mirrorless manufacturers: how about a high (-ish) quality body cap lenses? I think there would be market for a $150-200 constant aperture body cap lens that can deliver sharp pictures
The Samyang is both bigger and significantly more expensive. Something like E-PM2 with a body cap lens is actually pocketable, and you don't have to care about removing a lenscap. :) Just like with 14-42EZ and it's special lens cap. :)
"The camera comes to life when it senses it is being picked up"
So by the end of the ride in your luggage the battery will be empty. :)
Diffraction at f/8 is still relatively insignificant for 16mpix Bayer-filtered m43 sensors. I'm sure bodycaps have problems way beyond that. :-)
If you want a small but slow walkaround lens, why not consider one of the pancake zooms? They are cheap and small and much more versatile than any body cap lens would be? I'd take 14-42EZ over any bodycap in that FL range any day. 9mm/8 on the other hand... you truly don't need to focus that.
Kevin Coppalotti: Dynamic range.want.more. any thing coming?
If D810 suffers from 14 bits, then A7s can add 2 bits for sure.
Oly 9mm fisheye isn't bad, isn't it?
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?
WG-3 and WG-4 are the same thing, just different markings: Pentax -> Ricoh. But WG-3 probably can be found cheaper now.
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.
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?