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Re: Canon PowerShot G16 Announced
« Reply #15 on: August 22, 2013, 10:34:41 AM »
Not a word about the crappy viewfinger, so it will be the same as in G15 - unusable for me
I prefer no viewfinger than unusable.
24mm wide would be nice too, actually for this type of compact camera 24-200 2.8 range on 1/1.7 is better than 28-100 with bigger sensor like RX100.
 

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« Reply #15 on: August 22, 2013, 10:34:41 AM »

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« Reply #16 on: August 22, 2013, 10:46:48 AM »
Canon doesn't seem to have interest in high-end compact cameras, therefore, Fuji & Sony will cont. leading this area.

I just don't see myself buying Canon compact camera at this time.
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« Reply #17 on: August 22, 2013, 11:45:21 AM »
no GPS? seriously!  ???

Zactly what I was just wondering... 
Don't want to carry another device to geotag after a WiFi xfer, may as well just shoot the geotagged shot w the tablet.

+1 on the no GPS!!! Why Canon? Why?

Surprised not included.    Could it be either size or cost?

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« Reply #18 on: August 22, 2013, 11:48:57 AM »
Canon doesn't seem to have interest in high-end compact cameras, therefore, Fuji & Sony will cont. leading this area.

I just don't see myself buying Canon compact camera at this time.

Think Canon would add a  few hundred dollars to the cost and to create a great compact P&S?

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« Reply #19 on: August 22, 2013, 12:15:33 PM »
Anybody else find the small sensor size uncompelling enough and the price close enough to a good micro 4/3 to just sit this out and figure I can get a better small walk around camera?  I have an S-95 for my backup and in my work bag and I see no reason to upgrade.  At this price point I am half way to a Sony NEX-6 and lens.
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« Reply #20 on: August 22, 2013, 01:02:31 PM »
Canon doesn't seem to have interest in high-end compact cameras, therefore, Fuji & Sony will cont. leading this area.

I just don't see myself buying Canon compact camera at this time.

Think Canon would add a  few hundred dollars to the cost and to create a great compact P&S?

Hope so...would be nice to have a complete Canon from DSLR, mirrorless, and compact.
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« Reply #21 on: August 22, 2013, 02:18:58 PM »
The articulated screen is what G12 and G11 makes them very good for normal family outings.  I've taken a lot of pictures using my G11 at extraordinary angles.  The articulated screen isn't what sets G1X apart from the rest of the G-series.  It's the sensor.  Canon should restore what has been introduced before for the G series.  Besides the optical viewfinder, this articulated screen is what sets it apart from the S series.  Actually, I would rather have an articulated screen than an optical viewfinder which doesn't even have any AF point to begin with and too small for an average adult to use comfortably.

I'm not disagreeing, I'm just observing that that is what Canon has decided to do with the lines.  I love the articulating screen on the G1 X.  But they chose to remove it on the G15 and G16.  Thus, the screen and the sensor are both premium features on the G1 X, with the drawbacks being added size, slower lens, worse close-focusing and autofocus.  If they add the articulated screen to the G17, people will complain about the added bulk (or, if it remains the same size as the G16, the lack of slimming it down).  I doubt they'll do it unless they decide not to replace the G1 X (which is also a possibility).

As for what sets the G series apart from the S1xx series, other than size, I don't know. 
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« Reply #21 on: August 22, 2013, 02:18:58 PM »

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« Reply #22 on: August 22, 2013, 03:26:15 PM »
No articulating LCD--feckin' edjits! I'm keep my G11 until Canon wakes up.

Where's the fully-articulated tilt-screen??????????????????

On the G1 X. 

1/1.7" sensor? What gives? It is 2013. Have they not bothered to strip down a Sony RX100 to learn how to do this properly (I'm not even a Canon-hater, all my DSLR stuff is Canon).

Also the G1 X, with the 1.5" sensor.

Canon is just providing depth in the G series.  The G1 X has the screen and the bigger sensor, but it is slower, larger, and more expensive.  If you want a smaller and faster, and a little cheaper, you get the G16.  There isn't anything wrong with this, although I think that Canon has somewhat orphaned the G1 X.  The G2 X will probably get the wifi treatment, maybe GPS, and hopefully the new sensor-AF -- but who knows when.  And it will probably still have a slower lens than the smaller G's, based on my understanding of the lens optics.

If the G2X has APS-C sensor from the 70D, a 15mm wide lens (24mm FF Equiv), and a fully articulated touch screen, I'll be there. Otherwise I'm waiting on a EOS-M II or something new from Sony.

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Re: Canon PowerShot G16 Announced
« Reply #23 on: August 22, 2013, 04:28:01 PM »
If the G2X has APS-C sensor from the 70D, a 15mm wide lens (24mm FF Equiv), and a fully articulated touch screen, I'll be there. Otherwise I'm waiting on a EOS-M II or something new from Sony.

That would be quite the spec upgrade.  The only thing I expect to see would be the articulated touch screen, maybe the AF sensor but not full APS-C.
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« Reply #24 on: August 22, 2013, 05:57:54 PM »
Not a word about the crappy viewfinger, so it will be the same as in G15 - unusable for me
I prefer no viewfinger than unusable.
24mm wide would be nice too, actually for this type of compact camera 24-200 2.8 range on 1/1.7 is better than 28-100 with bigger sensor like RX100.

Yeah, the G15, G1X viewfinders are horrible!
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« Reply #25 on: August 22, 2013, 06:34:15 PM »
no GPS? seriously!  ???

Zactly what I was just wondering... 
Don't want to carry another device to geotag after a WiFi xfer, may as well just shoot the geotagged shot w the tablet.

+1 on the no GPS!!! Why Canon? Why?

Surprised not included.    Could it be either size or cost?
Frankly, GPS lock time on my S100 sucks.

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« Reply #26 on: August 22, 2013, 06:45:29 PM »
To me these announcements are just a big YAWN.  The EF lens upgrades that Canon needs to get out the door just keeps getting longer and longer...

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Re: Canon PowerShot G16 Announced
« Reply #27 on: August 22, 2013, 09:26:58 PM »
I think this is a fine camera.  But not at this price.  The Panasonic LX7 has all this except for WiFi and lesser zoom. Though it has a Leica lens and 1-stop faster aperture.  For $350.  And you can add WiFi to the camera with a SD WiFi card for $90.  And at least in image, might be still better than Canon's G16.  And you're still $100 less...

Bummer. 
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« Reply #28 on: August 22, 2013, 09:51:03 PM »
The eerie trend I see here is the word SONY. I see more and more Sony cameras at national parks with each passing year. I'm even seeing amateur wildlife photographers using sony stuff with big sony glass. Canon ha better see the writing on the wall, and start figuring out what people really want. 
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Re: Canon PowerShot G16 Announced
« Reply #29 on: August 22, 2013, 10:11:59 PM »
no GPS? seriously!  ???

Zactly what I was just wondering... 
Don't want to carry another device to geotag after a WiFi xfer, may as well just shoot the geotagged shot w the tablet.

+1 on the no GPS!!! Why Canon? Why?

Surprised not included.    Could it be either size or cost?

You can add GPS data to the images using your phone's GPS and the CameraWindow app.  Much more power efficient and less costly this way.

http://www.usa.canon.com/cusa/consumer/standard_display/CameraWindow_app


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« Reply #29 on: August 22, 2013, 10:11:59 PM »