veroman: That cat shot at ISO 8000 is very impressive. I would say that the G1X Mark II looks like the pinnacle of the G-Series cameras and an easy, no-brainer replacement for a DSLR when traveling.
Agreed. However, I hope when the full review is out, they show the size comparison to other G-series cameras and m4/3s with power zooms.
ChrisKramer1: Hmm. I'm just wondering how long such a camera will last before dust starts getting in the sensor, the electronic zoom starts playing up, EVF is dropped/lost and the flip screen breaks off. Maybe smaller should also mean simpler. I see the Panasonic GM1 is now down to 600 Euros with kit lens.
@ChrisKramer1:I still have a Canon Powershot G11 from 5 years ago. It's been through thick and thin, wind sun and rain, and it still takes great pictures. It's had it's fair share of drops (on a tarmac road too, ow), and there's plenty of dings and scratches on the body, but it still trudges on. Canon makes the G-series tough, and I'm inclined to believe this is no exception.
Two actually. Both Panasonic and Olympus have power zoom kit lenses now.
Donnie G: Now this is the kick ass Pentax that I've been waiting for. Not some wannabe medium format pretender dressed in FF 35mm clothes, but the real deal at an enthusiast accessible price point. Ricoh! You done good baby!
so you mean to say the 645Z's sensor is to MF akin to what APS-C is to FF?
Sirandar: Why is the 12-45 lens so big? It is the same size as my oly 40-150 and almost looks like it was made in the same plant.
It's not that big.
AVISAN: Oddly, I see a lot of comments about the quality of this camera and the price point it represents. The lamenting about the the past Kodak products has me somewhat puzzled. I was once the proud owner of an Instamatic camera with the famous flash cube. I don't remember that camera being compared to the 35mm cameras of the time, yet they were wildly popular with many families and I can't tell you how many high schooler's carried them to school events. It looks to me like Kodak as usual. I think they can make it work if they keep it simple and inexpensive. Good luck to them, I'm glad to see they're still around and kicking.
The thing is, this lineup is not being made by Kodak themselves, but a startup called JK Imaging. Kodak is just lending the brand name to them, so we'll have to see if JKI can live up to Kodak's reputation.
armanius: Will the aperture ring work w/ Oly cameras?
good question, wondering about it myself.
also, will it work on older Panny bodies? I assume the older models will probably need a firmware upgrade, but will Panny continue to support the older models?
Eigenmeat: 12.8MP at 2014 is a bit of let down at 2014 to be honest. Especially with a sensor this large and lens this fast(less diffraction prone). Sony can squeeze fully usable 20MP 1'' sensor on its RX100/RX10 series (especially the RX10). No reason Cannon cannot squeeze a good 16-18MP on a 1.5'' sensor.
It's because they don't want this to undercut sales of their newly announced 1200D (which is at 18MP).
If the G1XII was at 18MP, it'd have better value and be a better buy than the 1200D.
Steen Bay: Rather disappointing performance, I think. Lumia 1020 has a 1/1.5" sensor with twice the area of a 1/2.3" sensor like used in for example Panasonic FZ70, and yet the FZ70 has better SNR and DR if comparing at the same exposure (same 'measured ISO'). Shows that the 1020 sensor has a rather low quantum efficiency (less than half the QE of the FZ70 sensor).
The 1020's 1/1.5" sensor wouldn't compare very well with Fuji's 2/3" sensor, due to the higher megapixel count on the Nokia (all them pixels cramped onto tiny space does not make for very good SNR)
"With a DxOMark sensor score of 41 points, the Nokia 1020 ranks 222 out of 242 cameras tested."
222 out of 242 CAMERAS. That includes SLRs, mirrorless, etc.
Look on the left side, out of all the MOBILES, it's no. 5. That's pretty impressive, and with the 808 still at no.1 spot, Nokia has now two devices in the top 5.
Alphoid: I hope Sigma changes its mind, and the Sony version has OS. Sony now has both IBIS cameras, and non-IBIS ones (in e-mount, with adapters).
I think it's precisely because Sony and Pentax cameras have IBIS, that is why they are omitting OS on the lens itself.
Jogger: Its funny because m43 cameras are not SLRs.
Well, if you think of SLR as Superb Lens Retailer, it'd make more sense :)
They have been doing great work so far, their lenses are not for everyone, but I'm glad that they provide the options.
Yes, I've been longing for a 35mm equivalent for APS-C for a long time now, and I sure as hell would love a pancake 22mm EF-S STM! I'd think the 22mm EF-M design should work, probably just needs to be tweaked.
Sam Carriere: This topic? You gotta be kidding. You're trying to compare a camera to a phone, for God's sake!! One is for taking pictures, the other is for wasting time.
Agreed, the S120 is a waste of time indeed. With a camera as capable as the 1020, who needs a dedicated compact?
supeyugin1: You should have compared it to the Galaxy S4 zoom, instead of Canon S120.
The Canon's sensor size is closer to that of the 1020, so it would have given closer results.
The S4 zoom uses 1/2.3", so while it would have been able to match the zoom range of the Canon, it would have worse sharpness/detail.
I think there's a typo? In the article it states:
"Full-time manual focus is available in AF mode."
But in the table below, Full time manual is listed as 'No'.
Just another Canon shooter: "You shouldn’t be able to read a hair inside the tear duct of someone’s eye."
How do you see that on a 1920x1080 screen? He is shooting for TV now.
he's shooting for posters and other promotional work related to the TV show, not filming the show.
Blow the image up and put it on a billboard, and passers-by will be able to 'read a hair inside the tear duct'.
rallyfan: This is interesting. I do wonder how much of a problem heat will be. Nice work though.
The image processor was probably never designed for video capturing, so it might overheat in this case.
Probably similiar levels to when you do long exposure on bulb, but as it's constantly writing to the CF and purging the buffer, I'd imagine the heat would build up pretty quick.
Boris: He only works 4 months out of the year...
So apparently you did not read this:"All of that being said, I’m usually in the hole at the end of the year, and take on many family portraits, senior portraits and corporate jobs in order to make ends meet."
very nice! has the same look and feel of the 'action grips' for the old canon AE-1s!