I didn't see a cost on this bad boy.
Car? Red Dragon? Car? Nope. Red Dragon wins it all the way.
Tariag: It sounds cute, a good alternative to the RX100 III...But I will keep my G1X II, because I love it's unofficially-bouncing-flash so much.I they could have included it in this G7X, I would have considered a switch...
Maybe you should practice with the direct flash more then? Other people make it work. The bounce flash option in other cameras is “unofficial” because it wasn’t designed to do that. Those built-in flashes are delicate things. I can guarantee you that a broken flash is worse than a direct flash.
This is a strong camera from Canon. I hope more of their cameras go in this direction in the future.
mpgxsvcd: Now Canon is re-badging other company’s products instead of their own products.
Actually, when I first made the comment I hadn’t really read the spec list. I just blindly assumed that they had made an RX100 clone. However, once I actually read the article I realized that this camera has a much more usable telephoto lens with the same sized sensor.
Honestly, I was wrong about this camera. This one has some really nice unique aspects to it. It will probably sell very well next to the RX100 and LX100. I can easily convince my friends to buy the camera with more reach. I would rather they get the camera with a wider aperture but they all seem to think that reach is everything.
The only area lacking is no 4K video. With 4K video I can crop the frame and still have the same 1080p resolution but with a much tighter field of view.
mpgxsvcd: As long as people keep buying Canon cameras they will keep making them. They aren't going to quit doing what they have been doing just because someone else makes a camera with different specs.
The real question is how long will what their doing last? Is the DSLR market really in decline? If it is then they could be in trouble because they have all but abandoned the mirror-less interchangeable lens camera market.
I will believe that when I see it.
This camera is so good it is even worth Leica prices. If Panasonic charged Leica prices for the LX100 people would still buy it. Just wait till all of the LX100s sell out instantly. The Leica option will start to become more appealing instead of a 3 month wait for the back ordered LX100s.
As long as people keep buying Canon cameras they will keep making them. They aren't going to quit doing what they have been doing just because someone else makes a camera with different specs.
The most important thing to remember about the LX100 is not just that it has a bigger sensor but it also has larger pixels. Most companies are cramming 20+ megapixels into their 1 inch sensors. This 4/3 of an inch sensor only has 17 megapixels.
The low light capabilities of this camera should be outstanding.
Panasonic didn’t forget FZ1000 owners. However, it looks like everyone else has overlooked this update considering the lack of comments. I believe this update will be bigger than people realize.
Here is the European Specs on the Panasonic website. Nothing too interesting here. It does say that the 30 minute time limit applies to the LX100 in the UK. Not sure about the U.S. though.
Now Canon is re-badging other company’s products instead of their own products.
The LX100 is brilliant. Panasonic advertises it as a 4/3s sensor when it really isn’t that big because of the multi-aspect ratio. It is actually a 2.2x crop factor instead of 2x. While this means that you lose a little depth of field control when compared to m4/3s, it also means you can make the lens a little smaller.
No wonder they could make that bright of a lens so small. The sensor in this camera isn’t as big as they want you to believe. However, the real key to the performance of the LX100 is that it is only 13 effective megapixels instead of the 20+ that Sony crams onto their 1 inch sensor.
The LX100 is pure genius.
It is quite clear from these sample images on the Panasonic website that professional photographers will have to get accustomed to shooting with a smaller sensor camera if they are going to ever use the LX100 as a “B” camera.
People who use Full Frame cameras never seem to understand that you don’t need to stop down M4/3s in order to get to the sharp part of the lens or to increase the depth of field. M4/3s lenses are usually sharpest within 1-2 stops of wide open and too shallow of depth of field is almost never an issue. Using F10 and F11 with 4/3s sensors just shows that you don’t understand the format.
These are LX100 images shot mostly at F8 and above.http://panasonic.net/avc/lumix/gallery/lx100/Bernie_DeChant/index.html
Wow this announcement really has been buried by the other cameras that came out today. This firmware update has the potential to be monumental for Panasonic. Imagine being able to shoot high resolution images @ 30 FPS with an entirely silent shutter. Oh yea and you also get video simultaneously in case you want that.
Oh yea, you don’t even have to start and stop the recording. You just simply let it record and pick out the moments you like. Everything else will get automatically deleted.
If only they could improve their wifi sharing abilities. Right now the built-in wifi is terrible for uploading.
I would gladly pay $899 for a 12-37mm F1.7-F2.8 M4/3 lens. Luckily they throw in a free camera body with it if you get the LX100. I can’t fathom buying the GM5 over the LX100 unless they also announce that great lens for m4/3s interchangeable lens cameras.
The most important thing to note is that the Auto Focus in 4K mode is not anywhere near what it is in 1080p @ 60 FPS mode with the high speed refresh turned on. If they have not improved the AF response in 4K @ 30 FPS mode then this functionality will be dead in the water.
Dpreview, can you expand on what the ISO improvements are? Is that Auto ISO in manual video mode or is it a minimum shutter duration in Program Priority mode. Either one would work but the min shutter duration in P mode is the ideal solution for the new functionality they are describing.
For instance if you want to hand the camera to someone else to shoot video/pictures of you then you will have to setup the parameters (ISO, Shutter Duration, Aperture) ahead of time. If the lighting changes then the user would have to manually adjust them.
With a min and max shutter duration or even a fixed shutter duration you can just set it to Auto ISO in Program priority mode and allow the camera to maintain the proper exposure the whole time.
mpgxsvcd: I know everyone thinks I will pile on this camera, but I won’t. There is no need for that. Even Canon loyalists can see the lack of ingenuity here. However, what some people may not realize is that this camera will still sell.
The Canon name is still strong enough to sell this camera to people who simply don’t care about video, or touch screens, or ridiculous low light shooting. Those people who already have a bag full of Canon glass will stick with Canon till the very end.
And the truth is that they will probably take great photographs with this camera. It will suit their needs and they probably won’t ever consider buying another camera after this. That is the most important point.
This will probably be the last Canon A-PSC camera that sells simply because of the Canon name. Canon diehards will have the camera they can live with for the rest of their life and new potential Canon customers will be scared away by their high prices and lack of innovation.
Very Sad day for Canon.
I can see that their steady decline has begun and their inevitable failure is in the future. It may be years or decades but this once great company is dying.
I know everyone thinks I will pile on this camera, but I won’t. There is no need for that. Even Canon loyalists can see the lack of ingenuity here. However, what some people may not realize is that this camera will still sell.