ThePhilips: The Panasonic Image App is more powerful. And doesn't require buying a special dedicate card.
Still, a neat (albeit expensive) feature for the Pentax shooter.
P.S. 5 stars for something that others offer for free? Really, DPR??
@D1N0: I'm definitely not paying for it $99. Even if you remove the Wi-Fi from my GX7, it still worth its price. The extra cost of GX7's Wi-Fi is negligible - because Wi-Fi chips are so common place and dirt cheap. (Also, integration with the body provides for a better Wi-Fi antenna.)
Otherwise, it is well known fact that 1st party accessories are always plain rip-offs. How many people are still buying official batteries? Few. For this very reason. By making it an optional accessory, Pentax intentionally inflated the associated costs and consequently the price.
The Panasonic Image App is more powerful. And doesn't require buying a special dedicate card.
peevee1: DPR, kudos on your new video still comparison - very enlightening. :)
But your AF page (not even a page) is still beyond pathetic.
I have "beaten the dead horse" of DPR's AF testing for years. But nothing changed. But not because of DPR's laziness. The problems:
(A) There is no standardized AF performance test.
(B) AF performance is highly lens specific.
(C) AF performance is highly subject specific.
Even if (A) is addressed somehow, with the growing zoo of APS-C lenses (the most popular format with multiple vendors) guarantees that (B) would be always lacking. And (C) guarantees that nobody would be able to reproduce the tests. IOW, lots of work - and yet no better than hearsay. Sadly.
The on-sensor PDAF now, it appears, is a mainstream feature on the mirrorless. Glad to hear it.
D 503: All x Trans noise reduction is severe. If it is now worse than previous I can not recommend this camera.
X-Trans definitely produces softer images. But that "softer" is on the pixel level. That is why you have the 16MP. Plenty of pixels. We are well used to the softness introduced by the zoom lenses too and the softness sounds more like a nitpick really.
Final images look fine - and that is what counts.
bzanchet: Canon g1xII, fuji xm1 or olympus em10? Hard to decide! I have a sony rx100 and I am considering to replace it.
Mike99999: "Chose which lens(es) you need, then get the matching camera. If you will be using kit lenses I don't think there's a need to replace your rx100."
Yes. And it is worth repeating.
fuxicek: great camera but the lenses are somehow expensive, there is no budget 50mm or better 25mm f1.8 lens... for 100 euro you can get only toy lenses...:( ...and I wonder, if there is any small external flash, like Nikon´s SB400?
@fuxicek, all new lenses are expensive.
The cheapest are the f/2.8 Sigmas - 19mm and 30mm, both retailing for around 160€ in Germany (s/h probably even cheaper). 19mm would give you around 40mm eq FL (which I personally prefer over 50mm eq). The Sigma 60mm has similar price and is a very good portrait lens.
I wonder why there are no tablets with matte screen?
The glare and reflections are really really annoying. After trying several tablets for the casual tasks (web, video) for couple of days, I have simply given up on the whole "tablet" idea.
luben solev: Or you could just usel Google+ if you are on Android (or something else if you are an iPhone user) and set it to back up your full-res photos to "the cloud" over either 4G, 3G or WiFi. Then you can download all the photos to your PC as and when you want.
The downside of this method over EyeFi is that you are doing two actions instead of one. But if you have fast internet connection the time loss should not be too bad.
And the big advantage over Eye-Fi is that your photos are on an offsite backup, so if your PC gets stolen or breaks or your house burns down, you can still get your photos from said cloud.
@luben "The downside of this method over EyeFi is that you are doing two actions instead of one."
You forgot the second - and for some the biggest - downside: now Google has your photos too. And probably NSA. And probably somebody else.
For casual shooting it might be OK (when *and* if the 3G/4G flatrate prices fall) but for literally everything else it is a NO GO. Sadly.
pwmoree: How to shoot RAW and at the same time send small jpegs to your tablet or PC I have never been able to find out. If you shoot large jpegs the transmission is rather slow. I liked the X2-pro but because of the above almost never use it.
@StevenE that is a ludicrous misuse of the dual card feature. But what the hell. That is probably first time I hear about a workable setup with the wi-fi cards. Sad that it requires dual card slots, which are available only on few cameras.
@Adrian, I should try that. I have connected my GX7 with the smartphone, but haven't tried the image transfers. Mostly because I do not need the images on the smartphone. The bigger problem of course is that smartphones can be only connected to one network: either Wi-Fi or cell, but not both at the same time. That limits the usefulness of the feature. But just to see how useful it can be I would try it.
DaveE1: Where is yabookie? He/she usually has a lot of negative things to say about ALL Sony gear. Don't let us down yabokkie.
Each and every compliment this lens receives must be replied to with the usual dismissive anti-Sony comment. I'll be shooting a Phase One and a Nikon for the next couple of days, so I may not get to see your anti-Sony comments. ;-)
Sony? Weird. Label says "Carl Zeiss". Price tag also says "Carl Zeiss".
qwertyasdf: Always wanna know, how did they do it?
It think it is water jet cutter.
Apewithacamera: Ok how do they cut these in half?
@Couscousdelight, haven't heard about this method. I assumed it was water jet saw. In fact, some images show two halves - making it more probable that water jet was involved.
Some happy geek somewhere out there is having too much fun with the water jet cutter.
justmeMN: When the original G1 X was released, many people complained that it was not as compact as it should be, because of the OVF. Many people also complained that the OFV was so bad that it was worthless. Canon responded by removing the OVF, to make it more compact.
> Canon responded by removing the OVF
Then I gather they would make it smaller in Mark3 version? Because they have forgotten that in Mark2:
Mark2 is only negligibly smaller than the Mark1. Add GM1 or NEX-5N to better understand how oversized that thing by modern standards.
Wow, that thing is big!
love_them_all: The viewfinder trolls will be all over this camera! LOL
As a proud member of VF Trolls Guild, allow me to clarify: I wouldn't buy G1X even if it had an EVF.
I had much hopes for the original, but since then I have moved on. Today I would rather spend my money on, for example, Panasonic GM1.
wb2trf: If the focus on this is really as fast as Sony says, and I have no reason to doubt it, that is huge. Nikon got superfast focus with the 1, but that is a quite small sensor by comparison. Doing that with 24mp APS-C is a complete game changer. The only question in my mind is whether to grab this or wait for the 7000, if there is going to be one.
"Faster than previous models" - all vendors say it all the time. Better wait for the tests.
Nice to know that they haven't given up on the Foveon development.
Otherwise, it's too niche for me.
Filk4k: It would be great to have GH4 heart inside AG-AF101 body. Or maybe Panasonic is already cooking a new camcorder AG-AF4k, just a thought.
Care to elaborate - to the uninitiated - what GH4 is missing compared to the AF100?
With the YAHOO add-on (or whatever it's called) it appears to tick all the boxes videographers were complaining were missing from GHx cameras.