sbansban: I was so happy to see the Ricoh GR included among the best compact cameras for travel but was surprised to find its close twin Nikon Coolpix A missing - especially when it has by far the best sensor AND lens rating from DXOMark among all cameras anywhere close to its size. Some other great travel cameras that came to my mind were the Canon G1 X, Fujifilm F900EXR (why is the F900EXR never mentioned in the same breath as the other 20X+ pocketable compacts like ZS30/TZ40, SX280, HX20V/HX50V et al?), LX7, maybe even LF1 - all of which are still very much available for purchase. And since the Canon SX280 now has a documented battery issue that Canon has failed to resolve with their latest firmware upgrades, wouldn't its predecessor - the SX260 be a wiser choice?
The Coolpix A is the most hated best camera out there. Perhaps its price. The Ricoh GR is revered, the A is ridiculed. I do not understand it.
Well that is the future of the Internet, video conference for the forums.
JeanLucX: I would buy it on the spot if it comes with hot shoe. I get it the GM1 is supposed to be small but it would be nice to add a viewfinder if I want to. Maybe the GM2 will have that like the RX100 II
of course. I've had the VF2 and now the VF4 for a year and never used it. I've had several cameras that took a hot shoe flash PL6, GR, Nikon A and not used it.
I went outdoors and took some pictures. At 12mm the lens looked OK. At 32mm it looked very sharp. Lest not forget you can put a 14mm 2.5 or a 20mm 1.7 or an Oly 45mm 1.8 on the GM1 and stay with primes.
My wife who is 50 years old looks 40 with the X100 and 60 with the X100S. The S deepens shadows, wrinkles. You can see the S pictures, even in daylight the shadows are deep black with no detail inside the shadows. The X100 lets you see what is in the shadows. It is more natural. You decide if you wanna look 20 years difference. The X100 is brilliant. The S has issues, and RAW issues.
I already bought one on eBay in Hong Kong, a Black model! I intend to sell the slow kit lens and run it with the 20mm and the 14mm, but if the kit lens feels tight it will stay. I love the pop up bounce flash of the GM1.
If they build in the 20mm and the 14mm as built in primes it will be even smaller! Compete with Ricoh GR and Nikon A.
nerdy product can i wear it on my head?
That gash on her face seen in the girl on the bicycle shows the problem with X-trans. It makes people look older, it creates too much deep shadow even under sunlight.
The X100 did not do this.
I love it
Pm2 looks better at same weight and half cost
Not impressed yet
That large and no flash, no LCD screen that does selfies. I'd rather a PL5 with VF4.
I gave Nikon 10 years of my life with its strange buttons and long menus. This one looks fat.
vs Nikon P7800 same size, same price
But the Oly has a good EVF
Would have liked a 35mm and a 50mm. And a tiny bounce flash. And an EVF.
I wanna see it with a 14mm lens on it.
X100 makes my wife look 10 years younger, whereas X100S and X-trans make her look 1 years older.
The dark areas of the X-trans are so dark, wrinkles are accentuated.
Fantastic speed. Fast Manual focus. Better IQ than X100S. Dark areas in pictures have shadow gradients as opposed to just being black, as with X-trans.
Treeshade: Strange that many comments call for a fixed prime lens m4/3. Wouldn't such a camera be at a direct competition with APS-C sensor - GR, Coolpix A, and X100s? Prehaps true pocketability with sunken lens is the answer. Could Panasonic put a touch screen, a m4/3 sensor, and a 17.5mm/2.8 AF lens in a 30mm thick casing?
A m4/3 chip does not compare to a APS-C for ISO. With APS you get good ISO 6400, with m4/3 you get good ISO 2000. More or less.
Same weight as a Olympus E-PM2. The Oly has IS, great skin tones, jpegs, DXO of 932, connects to VF4 viewfinder.
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