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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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PowerShot Cameras / Re: Canon Powershot S105 (S100 replacement)
« on: September 12, 2012, 01:36:06 PM »
Hopefully should be hearing something this week.


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PowerShot Cameras / Are the PowerShot announcements this week?
« on: September 12, 2012, 09:03:03 AM »
Previously it was mentioned the G12 and S100 successors would be announced this week?  Any news or updates?  Now Wednesday and have not heard a thing.

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Lenses / Re: Where is Canon
« on: September 12, 2012, 08:51:02 AM »
The D800?  Also the RX100, FZ200, RX1, and the list goes on.

Seems Canon is in catch-up mode.

I think the D800 caught them flatfooted.  They thought the Pixel wars were over.  The market seems to think otherwise. Oh, and all reviews point to the D800 having those "quality" pixels.  I suspect Canon may have had stuff to announce that was not going to be competitive with the competition, particularly with their new pricing policy (you will pay MORE!!).  They have to regroup a bit and accelerate a few products.  Thats also dangerous as both Nikon and Canon seemed to have slipped in the first run quality department (5D3 light leaks, S100 problems, D800 auto focus problems).  Canon will have stuff soon enough but it looks like September will be light.  I suspect they will be focusing on their lenses (pun intended)

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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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