For the weary pro (pocket)

Started 9 months ago | User reviews thread
OP RLight Senior Member • Posts: 2,946
Cost benefit is a real thing

Rambow wrote:

I don`t trust the overly enthusiastic tone of this "review". It`s more of a presentation, really. BUT, i`ve studied the images and can say this:

-The button design and controls appears to be superior to a rx camera.

-The colors are better than sony`s(applicable to any other brand).

-The lens appears to be very sharp.

-It is made in Japan.

The only obvious drawback to this camera as i see it is the price. The official price in my country is more than $1000. What the...? Canon copies a sony rx100 camera and they want for it as much as a rx100 VII goes for? That`s just cheeky.

I had a look on the used market as well and found one locally for around $420. That`s reasonable, actually. However deals like that will be rare simply because canon definitely won`t sell many of these, so there are less cameras ending up on ebay and such.

My personal conclusion- probably a nice camera, as long as the price is right. Coincidently, the same applies for any rx100 camera.

No pocket camera ever is worth $1000, these cameras aren`t even weather/shock resistant.

Honestly, I don't disagree, as the OP of the "review"; if the price is right. Cost benefit should be a large weight. Really the G5X II scratches the itch of a premium, point and shoot, that fits in a pocket, that does everything. I didn't say it was worth it, that's up to the reader.

1" Point and Shoots are a dying breed as they are only incrementally better than a smartphone, any of em, G5X II included. Really it offers incrementally better IQ and more of a traditional point & shoot or even DSLR (if using the pop-up EVF) handling. However photography is as much of an emotional thing as it is a product producer. The G5X II offers a step up both in handling (emotional) and colors (emotional) but also slightly better IQ than smarter-phones, but not a lot on the latter making a $900 proposition illogical for most people reading this "review". Absolutely.

I do stand by my "review" though as the G5X II is arguably the best "all-arounder" however other solutions do certain things better. But if you shoot a little bit of everything, it comes down to is the price acceptable?

As I've told other folks on the forum, it's "the" solution if you want pocket-power. But if budget comes in? IMO, the EOS M platform is the one to beat for bang for buck, but, it won't pocket (in most cases, except, the M100/M200 + EF-M 22mm).

It's hard to beat the most economical APS-C mirrorless solution on the market (M series), after all. It's essentially the new Rebel series, except on steroids (has faster lenses ala EF-M 32mm f/1.4 and 22mm f/2 available) and smaller (mirrorless native).

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