Why is the G1X M3 not more popular?

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jhunna Contributing Member • Posts: 700
Why is the G1X M3 not more popular?
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Granted no 4k and no mic jack pretty much kill this seemingly ideal vloggers camera.  But after that it seems to be a really nice camera with superlative features.   I have a GX85 and would prefer to have a smaller camer that doesnt require me to change lenses...  as such I have been looking at the lx100ii, the x100f/xf10 and the G1XM3.

I hear about people wanting a faster lens, why?  Even at f5.6 you get really nice bokeh, with f2.8 for emergencies.   The camera is surprisingly light weight, and handles better than the I expected.  The IS is excellent as I expected, I used to shoot canon powershot, but only when they were using the 1/2.3 sensors, so the difference in IQ is phenomenal.

But lets look at the unique aspects of this camera.

1.  Weatherproof!  As a dad camera this cannot be underestimated, rain, sand, etc...  can ruin a camera quickly.

2.  Leaf shutter on an APSC sensor!  I think only Fuji/ricoh have this option BUT they don’t have the zoom lens.

3.  ZOOM LENS with an apsc p/s.  I know of no other camera that has this combination.

4.  Really pocketable.  The only camera that really competes with this camera is the X100f and the G1m3 is lighter and smaller than the x100f.

The other thing I have heard is that the lens is “soft” I don’t know how accurate that is, but it looked sharp enough to me.

So who are these people who don’t like this camera and why?

 jhunna's gear list:jhunna's gear list
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX85 Olympus Body Cap Lens 15mm F8.0 Panasonic Leica DG Summilux 15mm F1.7 ASPH Panasonic Lumix G Vario 35-100mm F4.0-5.6 ASPH Mega OIS Panasonic Lumix G 14mm F2.5 II ASPH +2 more
Canon EOS M3 Fujifilm X100F Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX85
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