tkbslc: This camera is like 2" longer and 1" thicker than it could be for absolutely no reason at all. It's like one of the design goals was making sure it didn't fit in any current camera pouches or jacket pockets.
It would fit the grip if the grip was in the normal forward facing orientation, too, but then occupy the width already used by the lens.
Joachim Gerstl: So that's how you are supposed to hold it. Now it makes perfect sense.
Holding something with both hands is also often a sign that it is difficult to hold with one hand.
This camera is like 2" longer and 1" thicker than it could be for absolutely no reason at all. It's like one of the design goals was making sure it didn't fit in any current camera pouches or jacket pockets.
Sdaniella: PowerShot Pro1X (Pro2?)... Canon, please update to integrate all that's 'extra' on the PowerShot G1X MkII ... and give me that VASS (Vari-Angle Swivel Screen) back, again ... and finger dial on grip ... keep lens, and allow for threaded filters ...
You are probably in the minority wanting another giant "compact".
pew pew: 800$ ???
.... Would be a bargain price for a 12-60mm f2-3.9 lens for any ILC on it's own.
nonicks: Good try and it is a nice G series addition. But it does not seem innovative nor inspiring enough to keep up with the competition in my opinion. Also why not just integrate the EVF to the body?
An optional EVF that occupies the hot shoe and costs $299? The new SONY and Fuji are more appealing. But I am sure the canon fans will like it.
Which f2 pancake zoom will you be using with your Sony and Fuji?
kinglau711: Well done!
What is the maximum aperture at 35mm and 50mm please ?
It obvious it is not going to stay at f2. If it's f2.3 or f2.5 at 35mm, it won't really have much bearing in real life
RichRMA: The big question is, will someone pay what this thing and its finder cost, over an interchangeable lens mirror-less??
An ILC mirrorless at any price wont get you a pancake f2-4 5x standard zoom.
So for many of us, yes!!
Edgar Matias: From a DOF control perspective, this is better than any kit zoom...
It gives you 24mm/3.8-e - 120mm/7.5-e.
For comparison, the Leica X Vario (a MUCH more expensive camera) gives you 27mm/5.3-e - 70mm/9.7-e. Canon's standard kit zoom is 29mm/5.6-e - 88mm/9-e. Both lenses are bigger, slower, and cover a narrower range than the G1 X MkII.
If you're an APS-C or m4/3 shooter, this is the perfect 2nd body.
I don't know, it could be the perfect 1st body for many people.
kahren: this looks like a pretty good "kit lens" camera, but the price, i cant help but compare it to nex3n on closeout now at ~$300, but which kit lens is just about 2/3 of a stop slower
i can't believe they didn't put popup flash and tilt screen on eos m2they obviously know those things are useful :)maybe eos m5 will get them, lets keep the hopes up
f3.5 is actually 1 and 2/3 stop slower than f2. And this lens has considerably more zoom range. Not comparable at all.
Paul Farace: Butt Ugly is calling... it wants its camera back NOW!!! I love Canon and its line of great SLRs, and I long lusted after the G-series... but Fuji showed up to the party and stole my "rangefinder" heart... I was hoping that they could provide some kind of competition to Fuji, but it seems they can't and should stick to SLRs (hear that as well, Nikon??) ... Rube Goldberg seems to be alive and well, living in the Canon design office.
It's ugly with all this crap attached. Nice looking on its own.
tkbslc: f2-3.9 makes this infinitely more attractive than the previous version.
Why can't I have that fast pancake prime for the M, though?
I'd even settle for a dim 28-85 for the M as long as it was a pancake! My guess is the slightly smaller sensor and not having to fit the ILC mount hardware let them make a super compact accordion lens that they couldn't do with a lens mount.
tutek: Finally something good in the PowerShot series. Too bad there is no electronic viewfinder. And what will they F2.0-3.9 when there is practically no difference between 3.9 and 4.0, were able to put F2-4
Same reason the old one was f5.8 instead of f6.0. It sounds faster. Marketing 101.
They should have squeezed out f1.9 on the wide end! :)
BazBalzac: I'm buying this. S95 replacement.
It's not really the same pocket form-factor as a S95, but it certainly seems like a fantastic compromise between size, sensor size and lens speed.
mpgxsvcd: 20 megapixels, 1/2.3" sensor, with a 1200mm lens, at F6.3. Will this madness ever end?
I wish they would just re-badge the Canon G6 with a Mark II version and give us 7 megapixels with an F2.0-F3.0 lens on a 1/1.8" sensor. That would be great with today's processors.
They did you one better by putting a 1/1.7 sensor in the G15 and G16 with a f1.8-2.8.
Leandros S: No RAW, no deal.
Trust me, you don't want to see this lens uncorrected.
Sdaniella: with the G1XMkII losing its VASS (Vari-Angle Swivel Screen) and built-in VF ...but now the lens eq ff fov finally has 24mm ...
it becomes a lower model, leaving room for a higher prosumer G/Pro1X model that INCLUDES VASS/EVF/24 ... larger grip, return of grip dial, and larger thumbwheel ... a la mini-EOS-1 controls
manual multiple exposure (jpegs, not just RAW)manual HDR (not just auto)manual exposure video (not just ae)
Tilt screen allows waist level shooting without doubling the width of your camera.
nevada5: Please please please - dynamic range.
see SL1 review.
Good enough for most, probably not anywhere near the best.
Zigadiboom: Being a G1X owner I was looking forward to a faster lens, better AF performance and macro performance. Looks like Canon have delivered here.
But why take the swivel screen and all dials away! Why?? Also no phase detection it seems.
However cramming a F2-3.9 lens relative to such a large sensor into the size that they have does deserve a pat on the back. Well done Canon. Look out Sony RX100.
Swivel screens add bulk and require you to flip the screen out to one side to get any angle adjustment. And be honest, how often do you shoot around corners to need side articulation? I think this is a nice compromise and allows more discreet waist level shooting. .
Zoron: i would prefer 3x zoom, 24-75mm f1.4-2.8
Well either way, my sentiment still stands. Give us a full stop with more zoom range a smaller package and people ask why not 2 stops!?