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PowerShot / Re: Down to the RX100 or G15...
« on: September 19, 2012, 11:17:13 AM »
Very nice.  Given the size difference and better IQ, you only helped me lean towards the RX100.  :)

Do you normally shoot at 20MP or is there any noticeable difference in IQ at 10MP; your thoughts?


I wasn't liking the direction Canon was going and so I am glad I got the RX100.  At first I was a little disappointed that the Sony does not have a macro setting so I decided to see how tight I could crop an image to get macro details.  Sample below with uncropped and cropped image.  For something I can put in my pocket when I don't want to carry my 7D and 100mm lens, I am satisfied with the Sony performance

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PowerShot / Re: Down to the RX100 or G15...
« on: September 17, 2012, 06:16:43 PM »
Keep in mind the weight of the P7700 and G12 are nearly identical:

P7700 - 392g
G12 - 401g

On the contrary, the G15 weighs 10% less at 352g compared to the P7700, and is 10% narrower and 20% thinner than the P7700.

While the RX100 weighs nearly 40% less, 30% thinner, and nearly 15% narrower than the P7700, BUT has a sensor nearly 3 times larger.   

The G15 weighs less than the P7700 Because they got rid of the vari angle screen and have a lighter smaller body and lens. If I was happy with a smaller body I'd go for the Sony RX100 but I already have a Canon Ixus A4050 which I bought when my G11 wasn't working and took weeks to get repaired because they had to get a new back from Japan. So I didn't need a smaller camera, there are plenty around to choose from including the RX100.
I wanted and expected a step up from the G12 not a step back into the past.
Incidentally the P7700 still weighs less than the G12.

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PowerShot / Down to the RX100 or G15...
« on: September 17, 2012, 04:49:00 PM »
I was so looking forward to the S100 successor, mainly for the Lens Error correction, but the changes seem disappointing.  Glad to see they finally addressed the poor focus issue, but touch screen, removed the grip, AND still the slow lens.

Then comes the G15 which is impressive.  By getting rid of the flip screen (yes, some like it, but I have never used it on my previous G cameras), the managed to reduce the overall size of the camera which is a welcome relief as it was just getting too big.

Then there is the RX100.  Kind of in a class of its own with its 1" sensor (maybe Canon will finally make it happen on the G16 or S120, but for now we are still stuck with the 1/1.7" sensor).  However, curious whether most people prefer the faster lens on the G15 or the bigger sensor on the RX100?

Considered the P7700, but it weighs more than the G15 and is wider and thicker than the G15.

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PowerShot / Re: Canon S100 vs Sony RX100
« on: September 17, 2012, 04:38:09 PM »
True, but that 1" sensor is the clear advantage.  :)


And, ;) as we are all going to end up with a Sony FF in the long term  :P

+1
Haha, I'm glad someone just went ahead & said it :)

The center resolution/contrast of the Zeiss lens is itself reason enough to get the RX100, not to mention the fact that it's a Sony EXMOR sensor (but don't expect the pixel level dynamic range to match that of the, say, D800).

Furthermore, I can't believe the bounce-able flash isn't better marketed-- such a simple idea, yet a game-changer for P&S flash photography. Sony really does seem to be the more innovative camera company these days...

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PowerShot Cameras / Re: G15 dissapointment
« on: September 17, 2012, 02:45:37 PM »
I was actually looking forward to the S110, but find it to be a major disappointment.  On the contrary, the G15 is better than I expected and thank you Canon for finally return the G series to it roots....FAST LENS!


Count me disappointed, too.

No flippy screen - that rules it out entirely.

Not only that, but it's still missing the GPS and 200/400 fps video modes introduced in the S100!

And also no 1080p/60.

The f/2.8 lens on the G11/G12 is fast enough for me - I don't need a faster lens in a compact (I have a DSLR if I need that, but it doesn't fit in my everyday backpack.)

I'm not at all interested in the G15.  I'm going to shop for a used G12 on eBay instead (to replace my G11).

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Reminder: Announcements on September 17, 2012
« on: September 16, 2012, 08:17:09 PM »
Me too, but only if Canon has a sensor larger than 1/1.7"; otherwise the RX100 is getting my purchase.


I'm interested in the S110... maybe it'll be FF

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PowerShot Cameras / Re: G15 Coming Soon...
« on: September 16, 2012, 05:02:15 PM »
Maybe the case, but from what we have seen so far, neither the G15 or S110 look exciting as the RX100.

Why isn't Canon offering more with a larger sensor?  Though that is only part of it.  If they haven't corrected the performance seen recently in the G1X, S100, and G12, then no spec will make up for it.

Yeah; haven't heard of that one before.

Now the question is when is the official announcement?



Yup 13 is bad luck in the West and 14 bad luck in China.
14 bad luck in China? Maybe you mean 4?

Well I know that 4 and 9 are unlucky in Japan so maybe the person I quoted got it wrong?

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PowerShot / Re: Canon S100 vs Sony RX100
« on: September 16, 2012, 01:54:30 PM »
Enjoy! Seems to be a very impressive camera.  Unfortunately, Canon nor Panasonic nor Olympus have offered anything as impressive let alone better than what Sony is offering.

I got my RX100 today - very positive after playing around with it for a while. :)

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PowerShot Cameras / Re: Canon PowerShot G15
« on: September 16, 2012, 01:51:26 PM »
Are you talking about the G15? If so, not sure there is any anticipation as we have already seen the specs and pics.  Nice, had it come out maybe 2009, it the competition has advanced so much more.

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PowerShot / Re: Canon S100 vs Sony RX100
« on: September 16, 2012, 11:54:15 AM »
Really comes down to price and size.  If you want the smallest camera with the best image quality, RX100 is it.  No other camera will fit in your pocket with a built in flash and sensor size larger than 1/1.7" and offer the same or better performance, not the S100, S110, G12, G15, LX5 or LX7, EX2, or XZ1 or XZ2.

I want a compact, fixed lens camera to take everywhere when I'm not carrying my 5d2 or 7d. Have previously tried m43, E-P1 and E-PM1, and felt they were too slow and didn't want to buy multiple lenses for them and my dslrs. Bought an S100, it takes sharp, detailed shots but also tempted to exchange for RX100. I keep reading that the Sony has a sensor that is triple the size, and the price is double what I paid for the S100. Can anyone who has used both offer insight as to whether I should stay with the Canon or return it and get the Sony? Can the Sony offer double or triple the iq to justify the price? Thanks, Debbie

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PowerShot Cameras / Re: Canon S110 Rumor...
« on: September 15, 2012, 07:54:04 PM »
Agree.  Right now it still appears the compact camera is the RX100.

Disappointed to see Canon stuck with the smaller sensor.  Also sure hope Canon corrected the slow performance on the G12 and S100.

As far as model numbers are concerned, I would think that the S105 would be the next generation of this model seeing how they progressed from S95, S100, SXXX..... 

I still have both of these models and just bought the Sony RX100 about a month ago from Digital Rev in China. Got to admit, the RX100 IQ is spectacular.  It's fast and has many more usuable features than my beloved S100.

Now what Canon?

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PowerShot Cameras / Re: G15 Coming Soon...
« on: September 14, 2012, 01:38:09 PM »
Yeah; haven't heard of that one before.

Now the question is when is the official announcement?



Yup 13 is bad luck in the West and 14 bad luck in China.
14 bad luck in China? Maybe you mean 4?

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PowerShot Cameras / Re: Canon PowerShot G15
« on: September 14, 2012, 05:52:42 AM »
Looks like they are still using the smaller 1/1.7" sensor. Finally a faster lens, but looks like Canon is just now catching up to the competition, nothing really new or interesting.  RX100 is still the edge with smaller size to fit in your pocket with a larger sensor.


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PowerShot Cameras / G15 Coming Soon...
« on: September 13, 2012, 08:08:36 PM »

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