I figured some of this out from the posts, like the rocker and the TAV mode which are specific features of the GR. I go both ways on touchscreens but I like to be able to turn them off and prefer a D pad to move the AF point around. I like the bigger sensor for cropping. I normally like IBIS but it’s not essential for a 28 equivalent. Ultrasonic sensor cleaning can be handy, however, especially when you can’t clean the sensor yourself. I was just curious because this is one of those cameras that have ardent devotees. I think I would like the IQ but actually have an X70 because I really prefer a tilt screen for waist level shooting when there is no EVF.to me (and to varying degrees of "I just don't like it"), loss of the built-in flash, loss of the exposure comp rocker switch, loss of TAV mode (and it looks some other modes got axed, too....but they weren't ones that I use) are the principal beefs.
But if it's true that the only way to move the focus point is via the touch screen....to me, that is just heinous. If they need to add touchscreen stuff to lure people in, it should be an add-on, NOT to replace a button function that established users (CUSTOMERS) enjoy.
I also dislike the spinny wheel instead of a d-pad (sorry for the no-technical terms).
And I understand that most everyone here thinks smaller cameras are somehow better.....for me they're not. I alrerady think the GR II is a little smaller than I would like. Making it slightly smaller does not make it better in any practical way.....it's still bigger than anything I want to put into a pocket, so why bother.
Listen, a few things they added are nice....and appreciated. But none of them were NEEDED.....maybe the dust removal shake thing was needed since the GR is a vacuum. More mega pickles are nice.....but I can still use a 6MP camera and get good shots. So it's nice but not needed. Same for improved AF...nice, but I've never needed it.
But to be clear....it is just a camera. And there'll be a dozen better ones in a couple years anyways. So I won't lose sleep over it. I just had high hopes and expected Ricoh to make sensible upgrades, not strip away functions.