That's what has me concerned too. The reports I've read so far didn't make me super confident in the AF (seriously, how has it gotten to the point where my M4/3 cameras with only contrast AF seem like the fastest AF outside of DSLRs?) but I'm hoping those are just the impressions of reviewers who aren't using the best technique. We will see.Have to see if the AF is improved enough to make me want to give up my X70. But it is definitely nice to see they ARE continuing the line and that it didn't go the way of budget cuts.
CIPA ratings are like fuel economy ratings in cars. They may not be all that accurate but are useful for comparative purposes. In this case, we know that the GR III has lousier battery life than versions I and II - by quite a bit.CIPA ratings are dumb, but they drive market advertising regarding power figures.
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