K20D+ Sigma 17-70+ Pentax 55-300+ Pentax FA 50+ Pentax FA 35+ Pentax FGZ-360
HSway: Just as lumix g1 marked one beginning, canon with this release is launching a second type/branch of large sensor compacts users were calling for years. You will hardly ever please everyone (the line sure will have its own evolution) but I can’t help but appreciate this piece of work. And I like the natural transition from their G series which in form of GX looks like a nice continuation of the G line success. Hard to tell why they delayed this solution that long, not exactly tactical, too. But they carry on what they were excellent at by bringing it on a new and adequate level and it indeed is imo enough to make it a meaningful alternative – in pretty saturated market. Making interchangeable-lens cs is still an option - if they want. Unlike the Nikon1, I see it a distinct and making sense move.
Agreed. I've been stunned at how much negativity there has been regarding this product while it strikes me as being a very perceptive strategic product. For me, this camera represents the perfect back-up body to my DSLR kit or indeed, a worthy travel camera when I need a less obtrusive and heavy photographic tool. I am not looking at investing in another system, I just want a competent, reasonably small, good image quality package that handles low light well. The G1X seems to fit the bill nicely.
As the owner of a complete DSLR system (Pentax) I have begun to watch the mirrorless market very closely as an alternative or back up body to carrying my DSLR around. Going out to a function or just out and about, a DSLR with a bag, strap, and spare lens (or not) is a weight burden and very obtrusive. More often than not, I'd rather leave the kit at home. With the variety of mirrorless cameras on the market right now it's become a real question to me if I sell my whole DSLR kit and move to a new system or just buy a system camera with a fast aperture lens to carry around.