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EOS Bodies / Re: Announcements Before Photokina
« on: September 11, 2012, 11:24:39 AM »
Are the PowerShot Announcements still expected this week?

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EOS Bodies / Re: More Photokina Chatter [CR1]
« on: September 07, 2012, 09:52:17 AM »
Yes, sees all you have to do is look to the S series for the upcoming changes in the G series.  There use to be a time when the G series was "cutting edge" but now the focus seems to be on the S series and the G series eventually catches up later, but always lags.

I have no inside info - just guessing based on technology and Canon's other products.

Recall that the G12 was introduced together with the S95 (the predecessor to the S100).  So the G12 is now 2 generations old.

I think the body size, lens, and ergonomics of the G12 are already pretty good - I can see why Canon doesn't see a need to change them.

But I think we'll see the G12 replacement (G14, at a guess) has the CMOS 1/1.7" sensor from the S100 (or slightly newer), DIGIC 5, improved movie mode (1080p/60 would be great), and the high-speed movie capture from the S100 (200 and 400 frames/sec).

I hope it'll also have GPS (again like the S100) for geotagging.

And maybe, maybe, if we are very lucky, it'll have hybrid phase detect/contrast detect focusing (like the latest Rebel).  That would mean a huge (and much-needed) improvement in focus speed.

If it has even 2/3 of those, I'll buy one the first day it's on the market to replace my G11.  I've been waiting a long time, and the G1X isn't what I'm looking for.

If I'm right, externally the new camera won't look much different - same body, lens, controls.  But inside a lot of changes that matter.

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PowerShot Cameras / Re: A Powershot update by September?
« on: September 04, 2012, 11:13:53 PM »
Guess when you buy a good product like the RX100, service records become second nature.



Can you elaborate?

Going on travel? Get the RX100 if you like, set it on Auto, and everything is good to go.  Far better performance than what you will find in the Canon successors.  Right now, Sony has the market and I don't see Canon matching the RX100 at this late the game...maybe next year.



I have seen the arguments against owning a Sony and do hesitate to buy a new Sony just before heading off on holiday JIC something goes wrong with it especially as it's quite expensive for what it is.

I have seen a lot of criticism about Sony's poor service record.

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PowerShot Cameras / Re: A Powershot update by September?
« on: September 03, 2012, 06:43:37 PM »
Can you elaborate?

Going on travel? Get the RX100 if you like, set it on Auto, and everything is good to go.  Far better performance than what you will find in the Canon successors.  Right now, Sony has the market and I don't see Canon matching the RX100 at this late the game...maybe next year.



I have seen the arguments against owning a Sony and do hesitate to buy a new Sony just before heading off on holiday JIC something goes wrong with it especially as it's quite expensive for what it is.

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PowerShot Cameras / Re: A Powershot update by September?
« on: August 27, 2012, 04:02:44 PM »
All I can think of was something delayed the G12 and S100 successors even further given some recent introductions, especially the RX100.  This camera alone is impacting the S100, G12, and the G1X sales.  What could Canon do at this point to match or beat Sony?  They are going to need something besides their minimal upgrades, otherwise they are going to get lost in the crowd.


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PowerShot Cameras / Re: Canon Powershot S105 (S100 replacement)
« on: August 27, 2012, 03:59:43 PM »
Well, at this point it seems Sony has the market for the best image quality in the smallest package.  Here is hoping Canon surprises us with the S105 or whatever they call it, but given some of the latest models, I don't see a larger sensor coming to match or beat the RX100 nor do I see them address performance issues.

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PowerShot Cameras / Re: Canon Powershot S105 (S100 replacement)
« on: August 24, 2012, 06:31:44 PM »
Yeah, that is the beauty of a large sensor camera you can always crops your pics nicely and still have an overall small camera for day to day use.  I like the Sony Clear Zoom which really gives you a 7.2x lens, twice the amount if you drop it to 10M.  Then you got a pocket super zoom camera. LOL

If you need some serious zoom, check out the new FZ200 with full range F2.8.


Admittedly a high IQ is important but the poor zoom lets it down for me as well as the lack of the swivel screen. The hot shoe also is not important as I use a little slave flash that's triggered by the camera flash when needed.
On the other hand it does have a big sensor for such a small camera. Decisions decisions.

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PowerShot Cameras / Re: Canon Powershot S105 (S100 replacement)
« on: August 24, 2012, 04:06:08 PM »
I was interested in the P7700 until I heard they added a lens cap.  For my purposes, I have no interest in a view finder or hot shoe; compact size with high IQ is most important for me.

As for the grip on the RX100, just get the aftermarket grip like they have on the Canon S90 and S95 and your set.

The G12 successor interest me alot less than what they might do with the S100, but I am still concerned Canon is not focusing on their performance issues as we have seen in the G1X, S100, and G12.  Put that next to the RX100 and it is downright fast.


Very true; we all know a G12 and S100 successor are coming; the question is WHEN? LOL

Saw another raving review on cnet today for the RX100 so my pocket is ready, but I do want to see what Canon does with the G12 and S100 successor.  I don't see the price of the RX100 dropping anytime soon, but will to give it another month and if nothing from Canon transpires, the Sony it is.  Either way, I am still thinking the RX100 might outperform both of them especially when it comes to focusing and overall performance.

With only weeks to go before Photokina I wonder wether Canon will give anything further away?
In the last few months we have had the two latest Powershots which did not include a G12 successor, the G1X and the EOS M.
Surely they have to keep something up their sleeve for the show. Especially after the Sony RX 100 and now the Nikon P7700 being announced and stealing thunder (looks interesting). As to the latter it looks almost like a G12 rip off apart from the better lens and BL CMOS, sensor even to the size, weight and the articulated screen! I wonder how Canon can top that?

I must admit I was sorely tempted by the RX100 until the Nikon P7700 was announced. It looks so much like what I might have expected a G12 to be that with the lower price than the RX 100, the longer brighter zoom and the articulated screen that for me, if no G12 successor is announced by Photokina, my money will go on the Nikon. I am almost tempted to pre-order one now but I am going to be patient and wait till Photokina. I almost forgot to add, the RX has no hot shoe or grip!

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PowerShot Cameras / Re: Canon Powershot S105 (S100 replacement)
« on: August 24, 2012, 03:18:04 PM »
Very true; we all know a G12 and S100 successor are coming; the question is WHEN? LOL

Saw another raving review on cnet today for the RX100 so my pocket is ready, but I do want to see what Canon does with the G12 and S100 successor.  I don't see the price of the RX100 dropping anytime soon, but will to give it another month and if nothing from Canon transpires, the Sony it is.  Either way, I am still thinking the RX100 might outperform both of them especially when it comes to focusing and overall performance.

With only weeks to go before Photokina I wonder wether Canon will give anything further away?
In the last few months we have had the two latest Powershots which did not include a G12 successor, the G1X and the EOS M.
Surely they have to keep something up their sleeve for the show. Especially after the Sony RX 100 and now the Nikon P7700 being announced and stealing thunder (looks interesting). As to the latter it looks almost like a G12 rip off apart from the better lens and BL CMOS, sensor even to the size, weight and the articulated screen! I wonder how Canon can top that?

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PowerShot Cameras / Re: Canon Powershot S105 (S100 replacement)
« on: August 24, 2012, 02:08:07 PM »
Any update on whether this will actually be the S105 and if so, when it might be announced?

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PowerShot Cameras / Re: Canon PowerShot Pro1X [CR1]
« on: August 22, 2012, 06:15:13 PM »
Actually the P7700 will be $149 cheaper than the RX100.


If Canon doesn't hurry up with the G12 successor I can see folks going for the new Nikon P7700 despite nothing being known yet about IQ or the lens but it goes have a new CMO sensor if that means anything and it DOES have the articulated screen like the G11 and G12. It might not be a G1X or a Pro1X but it looks like it mights be in the 600$ to 700$ range so it might be an even better bet than a RX100

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PowerShot Cameras / Re: A Powershot update by September?
« on: August 22, 2012, 06:10:51 PM »
If Canon goes with a 24mm lens, look more for about a 24-120 mm lens.

Some further thoughts on the new Nikon P7700 which although having same size sensor as the old G12 has the new CMOS configuration, it has an articulated screen like the G12 and it is also has a better brighter zoom ƒ2 to ƒ4 28mm -200mm equiv.

http://www.dpreview.com/products/nikon/compacts/nikon_cpp7700

It's almost as though this was the Canon's own update to the G12! So I wonder what Canon have up their sleeve for Photokina (if anything) seeing that Nikon have seemingly stolen their thunder? What could Canon possibly do that could be a competitor to the P 7700? Of course they would have to have a CMOS sensor or better and a digic 5 processor against the present one. What about the zoom? 7.1X on the Nikon with an ƒ2 max could the Canon at least have a 24mm to say 180mm zoom to cover the wide angle end?

If and when Canon eventually surprises us with a G13 or 14, it would be interesting to see the two cameras go head to head on IQ and speed of use. I have a feeling it's going to be a tough challenge.

Apparently the Nikon is scheduled for release on the 27th of September so Canon could still bring out something at Photokina but I am left wondering what it could possibly be given the options that the P7700 provide. It's even quite a bit lighter than the old G12.

Anyone else out there got any thoughts on what Canon might do to really compete with the P7700? I like it a lot and apart from the sensor size I'd certainly prefer this over the Sony RX100.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: G12 Successor Preview
« on: August 22, 2012, 06:06:40 PM »
Even if Canon brings out the G12 successor, the P7700 now has the edge and Canon will need to at least match or beat what Nikon has done.

The RX100 is very enticing, but the P7700 is even more interesting at this point if you can deal with the size difference.

With Sony's Clear Image Zoom of 7.2x, the lens and zoom comparision kind of becomes mute.

Then you compare the sizes and keep in mind the RX100 still has a sensor about 3 times the size of the P7700:

http://camerasize.com/compare/#332,364


This has got me thinking. If this P7700 is due by late September it might be a kick in the pants for Canon to release any G12 successor they might have up their sleeves just in case Nikon steals their thunder!
 
As far as I am concerned this is a definite G12 beater, lighter body, brighter lens, better sensor, zoom could have begun at 24mm and been shorter at the long end. I think it's going to be a tough cookie to beat if Canon doesn't bring out a G13/14 by Photokina
and make it available before the 27th of September when the Nikon 7700 goes on sale!

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: G12 Successor Preview
« on: August 22, 2012, 06:03:02 PM »
Agree.  I can see Canon doing the exact same with the G12 successor, faster lens, a little more zoom and a CMOS sensor.



Actually it looks very much like a G12 successor even to the vari angle screen.

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Third Party Manufacturers / G12 Successor Preview
« on: August 21, 2012, 11:59:32 AM »
So the Nikon P7200 successor has been announced.  Still the same size sensor, but the removal of the viewfinder and changed from a CCD to CMOS sensor plus the change to a zoom 28mm-200mm F2-4 in 35mm.

Is this likely the same we will see with the G12 successor?

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