Windows 10 is remarkably nice phone OS. Be honest about your app needs vs just an app count and it works great.
For that kind of money it would be hard not to just go for the Leica Q.
nerd2: with 42MP, you can crop the image roughly 1.5X and will have 20MP image with 50mm f2.8 equivalent optics.
You'd actually be at f3.0 if you cropped 1.5x, but close enough!
NaeL: G9x looks nothing better than RX100 which can be easily purchased at a well lower price than $499
rx100 has no wireless. I consider that essential in a travel camera.
Mister Roboto: Pathetic result as expected, it's always been.
Pathetic? Hardly. Certainly no longer the best, but you are trying too hard to troll here.
G9x only 30.8mm thick and 209g with battery. Should be very pocket friendly.
Tom Caldwell: Yawn?
Yeah nothing very exciting or that we haven't seen before but I think they fit in the canon lineup well.
I'm sure the g9x will be dirt cheap in about a year and it will make a nice pocket travel cam. Anymore I just wait for the clearance sales!
fmian: Can we please stop calling them 1" sensors?It's a terrible misnomer based on nothing that is relevant these days.
Nothing relevant except the industry standard naming system that every other camera company uses.
fatdeeman: I just hate the way they leave stuff off so they can bring out the "S" version. If any other company did it people would be up in arms about it. They literally release outdated products then release contemporary ones 6 months later knowing everyone will upgrade.
I think it is is ridiculous, too. But Apple has insane profit margins as a result, and people keep lining up to buy them. 13,000,000 units sold in the first weekend. Hard to argue with results.
nerd2: So it won't lower exposure time less than 1/15 as it lacks OIS, and all the low light images are muddy as hell even after downsampling.
Modern android phones with f1.8~f1.9 OIS optics would make MUCH better pictures at the same condition. For example,
Iphone 6s: f2.2, 1/15s, ISO2000Galaxy S6: f1.9, 1/4s, ISO400
If your subject is completely motionless, sure. OIS is mostly useless for pictures with people.
RichRMA: None of the people eagerly extolling the virtues of this thing have the slightest clue to as to how or IF it will even work properly. After the lightfield camera debacle, I'd just wait and watch for a while.
Most of us are just excited and intrigued with the new approach. The comments are more about the potential than any actual claims of performance.
I wish $1300 was a trivial amount to me. I'd pre-order it just on a curiosity basis.
As is, I can't see spending that kind of money on something with so many question marks when cameras like the RX10 II and RX100 IV exist and fulfill similar usage profiles.
LF Photography: Something is wrong here... My old iPhone 4S makes better photos than that.
I don't believe you.
xeriwthe: Not impressed, the LGG4 toasts this camera for low Iso detail.
I think the lens is just not as good as the best android Cameras these days.
I am still impressed with the quality of the LGG4
I didn't realize they were still holding fast on that f2.2 aperture. So you have about 2/3 a stop on the sensor size and another 2/3 a stop on the aperture vs the best Androids. That definitely adds up.
magneto shot: so whats the sensor size? 16 small sensor does not make one big sensor.are we still not done with crappy fake shallow dof?
If you can't understand something it is better to just step away and learn rather than doubling down on ignorant statements.
Chillbert: Some of the commenters here need to chill a little and get some perspective.
Writing as an "enthusiast" photographer... I recently upgraded from an iPhone 5 to 6S, and the jump in picture quality is significant. For a mundane but practical example, I frequently capture whiteboard discussions at work on my camera, so I can review or write up the content. The 6S shots are much sharper and more reliably in focus, too. It's not art photography, but it's extremely useful. I'm sure I'll take some nice outdoor shots with my phone, too.
Indoor, well, that's why I coughed up for a Sony NEX 5n a while back and a couple of nice lenses. And by the way, I'm in no hurry to upgrade that either. It's really a fine camera for what I need.
I would agree, however many are also comparing to other smartphones. I think it is very good and better quality than most people need. But Apple used to just embarrass other camera phones and now they are probably not even in the top 10 for pure image quality.
The lens is good, it's the sensor size. Apple is still using 1/3" and many high end Androids have moved up to 1/2.3" (or close to it)
forpetessake: It's a dead end: the process variations and parallax will kill the resolution.
Parallax makes the resolution. If the lenses were not spread out, they couldn't stitch together overlapping frames to give the effect of a larger sensor.
My phone's autocorrect failed me again - I meant to type, "Brenizer Method" above.
You'd be surprised, magneto. Google the breezier method.