I assume it's better than my S95 at least?
...my thoughts exactly.
The trouble is--the price will have to drop significantly for me to consider it in a serious way.
This section allows you to view all posts made by this member. Note that you can only see posts made in areas you currently have access to.
I assume it's better than my S95 at least?
Not sure, but I wouldn't care about stuffing a camera in my pocket. Given the smaller sensor, lack of EVF, lack of Hotshoe, lack of 4K, etc. I wouldn't know or care as the Four Thirds camera offers superior IQ.Once again, too late to the game as the field has already changed. LX100 is the new authority...anything less than Four Thirds sensor, no thanks
If the G7 X has the S120 form factor, it will fit in a jeans pocket. Is that true of the LX100?
well, no winner. too late. Should have come out with that thing 2 years ago instead of stupid Powershot S 100/110/120 and instead of also stupid G1 X/II
G1X II is not stupid. It is let down by poor sensor. It is incomprehensible how a small RX100 MK3 sensor can perform better.
Let us hope the G7X has a better sensor
The G1 X I and II are stupid. Because Canon did not stick the best APS-C sensor available at production time into them, but chose a weirdo 4:3 format sensor instead. Or otherwise use a 1" sensor and make the damn thing smaller, rather than waiting more than 2 years until they finally come up with a response to the Sony RX-100.
Just a heads up - the Surface Pro 2 in my opinion is a lot better for photography and video than the Surface Pro 3. The Surface Pro 3 throttles like crazy and I think the SP2 would just be a lot better suited for field work - FYI.
You control this with the standard Windows power plans. The default plan on the SP3 is probably aggressively power-saving. Switch it to a less aggressive plan (Balanced should do it), or the high performance plan. Just keep in mind, if you limit the power saving, your battery life will suffer.
I don't have the Surface Pro 3. But my main job daily is developing modified software for the SME based on the Microsoft Dynamics platform.
All the models of the Surface Pro, here available in Belgium, have 4Gb internal memory with the exception for version the 512Gb i7 version which has 8Gb internal memory.
I would never advice you to run LR on only 4Gb memory. I use a HP elitebook 8770w, dual i7 QM with 24Gb internal memory and 2 internal SSD harddisks. Does this laptop run smoothly? Mostly yes, but not that I never have to wait.
So the only advice I can give you is to think first again if you really want the Surface Pro as your post processing unit? If you decide to go on with the Surface Pro then please do take the 512Gb i7 with 8Gb internal memory. I know, its 1949€ over here, but only 4 Gb for LR is not enough !!
For shooting, even the basic version might be OK. But post processing asks for more power.
To be fair, on a cosmic time scale the entirety of human existence has been 'for a very limited time'...
The S120 is too big. Size and shape wise, my Elph 500HS is just perfect. The rounded and beveled corners really make a difference as far as comfort in your pocket goes. Now, if I could get an S120, even with a 1/1.7" sensor in that size and shape, that would be something I'd buy.
Mirrorless has one huge advantage, the WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get) EVF. No need to chimp, because you've seen the results before you pushed the button Even with something as old as my Sony NEX 5n, it's trivial to get the shot in difficult lighting I often have the 5n set-up to shoot B&W jpegs. I use a #21 Orange filter, just like I'd do when shooting film. I set the exposure by eye using the screen, try that with an optical DSLR viewfinder
I honestly think mirrorless is a fad, or at least not a wise investment for Canon.
People really who want the smallest size won't want/care about interchangeable lenses, and people wanting the top quality won't want all the limitations of a mirrorless system. Thus mirrorless stuck in some jack of all trades but master of none middle ground, perhaps useful for some niche of enthusiasts but not something that would sell to most individuals, be it for hobby or profession. You could argue that the Sony A7 is the pinnacle of what everyone has been asking for in mirrorless, and it is very clear in the USA at least its sales are terrible compared to Canon and Nikon's offerings.
I used to feel that way -- that it was all about size -- but I really have come around that mirrorless will be our inevitable future and obsolete all but the highest end of DSLRs someday. That might be 10+ years from now due to the time needed to develop things as robust and responsive as a modern DSLR, but I think it will happen. Here's why:
- They are smaller and lighter. That's a good thing for most shooters, but not all of them.
- No mirror = no mirror slap.
- EVF have all sorts of powerful options to provide large, bright and magnified viewfinder options.
- Mirrorless makes the divide bewtween still and video a blurry and cooperative one. As every photographer will inevitably become a photographer/videographer before too long (I kid), mirrorless is better positioned to support that. Mirrorless can do all sorts of nutty things like capture video all around the time of taking a still, pull the best still from a video in post, etc. Right now, these features (yeah, like on your iPhone) are parlor tricks for photography neophytes, but in time, enthusiasts and pros will find spectacular ways to leverage this functionality to do things DSLRs cannot.
- Once the AF, EVF and shutter tech evolves sufficiently, Mirrorless is presumably far cheaper for manufacturers to make.
And all of this is coming from a guy who loves DSLRs and clings to his optical viewfinder at night. Rest assured that if mirrorless obsoletes anything, it will be to our benefit and not our disadvantage -- or we won't buy them. A high bar of happiness, control and flexibility has been set with DSLRs. Now mirrorless has to clear that bar. Their work is cut out for them, but I am geeked to see what we can do with our cameras when they finally pull it off.