It is interesting to see the reaction from people on CR.
No response it all in the thread I started on the Luminous Landscape review. I don't know if that's stunned silence (nobody knows what to say) or just that nobody cares because it isn't a DSLR (which would be a pity.)
And here a bunch of people are acting bored (they obviously haven't read the review.)
Why shouldn't people be bored?
Go read the review.
I read the review and found it interesting. Personally, I'm not interested in this camera, but it sounds like a nice option for somebody who is looking for a fairly small camera with decent IQ and excellent focal length range.
Most of the people who need 600mm FF equivalence, are going to want it for sports or wildlife, something I don't think this camera would would excel at, with a slow zoom lens and limited autofocus capability compared with a DSLR like the 7DII, 5DIII or 1DX.
Seems overpriced compared with the Sony and Panasonic competition.
I'm with you on the price, for my use, it would be well overpriced.
I question the slow lens comment.
With the G3 X at f/5.6 and 600mm, are you saying most people buy a 600mm f/4? There seem to be a lot with the Sigma and Tamron lenses at 600mm f/6.3 (It lies to the camera and claims to be f/5.6. Or, there is my 100-400mmL II which is f/5.6 at 400mm and with TC its f/8 at 560mm.
AF remains a unknown, but I expect it to be poor and would like to be surprised. Its going to be for static or very slow moving wildlife. No tracking BIF.
I carry a SX50HS in my car just in case I see some wildlife. Its always available and takes little space. At $179, it was cheap enough to use like that. There may be a few carrying a 5D MK III and 100-400mmL +TC around in their car everywhere they go, but not many.