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Ray Sachs

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you should be able to figure it out...

Or perhaps:

http://www.cameralabs.com/reviews/Canon_PowerShot_G7X/verdict.shtml

http://www.imaging-resource.com/cameras/sony/rx100-iii/vs/canon/g7x/

http://www.techradar.com/us/reviews...owershot-g7-x-1264978/review/6#articleContent

http://thefstopshere.tumblr.com/post/98313848521/canon-powershot-g7x-review

http://www.ephotozine.com/article/canon-powershot-g7-x-full-review-26239

http://www.digitalversus.com/digital-camera/canon-powershot-g7x-p21713/test.html

This is a silly little game, but if you feel compelled to keep taking your shots....

Dean's statement was merely that the G7X "is a real alternative". Which it clearly is. Whether it's your choice or my choice doesn't matter - both are worth consideration if you want a pocketable zoom compact and the LX100 may be the best of all if you don't care about pocketability. Another "real alternative"...

-Ray
 

Ray Sachs

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you should be able to figure it out...
LOL Exactly. I own the RX100 III. Let me check again, yes, this is the RX100 forum.

It's also Photographer's Lounge, not DPR. The "mine is bigger than yours" stuff doesn't go far around here.

I have an RX100 also BTW, as well as a G7X. They have different features and strengths and each will be a better option for some shooters. I prefer the G7X but wouldn't try to convince anyone else it would be better for them unless I knew what they were looking for REAL specifically. Trying to declare one the "winner" is a fools game.

You haven't seemed to do anything around here except talk about the RX100III and generally denigrate it's competition. You might want to expand your reach a bit, show how you USE some of your gear, get to know folks. It's a pretty nice place, a good place to learn a lot about various cameras and which one might fit your needs. It's a lousy place to push anything as THE camera - people around here are too smart for that stuff...

-Ray
 

KillRamsey

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people around here are too smart for that stuff...

I'd say I'm just too old for it, more than smart. I'm sure I would've LOVED to get in internet arguments about cameras I've never touched when I was 23, but at 38... I get so much more out of hearing people explain why they fall in love with tools I didn't like. It explains so much - as much or more about myself, really, than the camera.
 
Thanks so much for your opinion.

It's also Photographer's Lounge, not DPR. The "mine is bigger than yours" stuff doesn't go far around here.

I have an RX100 also BTW, as well as a G7X. They have different features and strengths and each will be a better option for some shooters. I prefer the G7X but wouldn't try to convince anyone else it would be better for them unless I knew what they were looking for REAL specifically. Trying to declare one the "winner" is a fools game.

You haven't seemed to do anything around here except talk about the RX100III and generally denigrate it's competition. You might want to expand your reach a bit, show how you USE some of your gear, get to know folks. It's a pretty nice place, a good place to learn a lot about various cameras and which one might fit your needs. It's a lousy place to push anything as THE camera - people around here are too smart for that stuff...

-Ray
 

Boompa

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Just dragging up this month-old thread to say I've owned LX100 briefly (returned it due to recurring IQ concerns) RX1, RX100, RX100 III, X100S and X100T. I also own an XT-1 and have owned an XE-1 and XE-2 along with Canon 7D, and 5D Mk 2 in the past 5 or 6 years. (And of course at least 25 other cameras dating back to a Pentax Spotmatic in 1968!) Here's my take on the topic FWIW.

I gave up DSLR's several years ago and settled on the XT-1 w/ 4 lenses (I've owned all of the fixed focal lengths) 10-24, 18-55, 55-200 and 56mm f1.2 PRIMARILY I used the 56mm on the camera but enjoy the decent IQ, beautiful jpegs and flexibility from a 3-lens kit that covers 10mm-200mm when I need the flexibility even though the zooms lack speed.

I sold my X100S and have regretted it ever since and now love my X100T for all the reasons stated by others.

I've practically worn out my original RX100 and recently bought an RX100 III which offers several significant updates.

(I've also owned a Ricoh GR which was a great little camera but just never felt "right" in either my hand or pocket.)

SO.... for me... The RX100 III is my anytime/anywhere/in-the-pocket go-to camera. Whatever compromises it makes in IQ it makes up for in having it with you!

The X100T is my "I want to go out and take beautiful photographs" tool and reminds me of great rangefinders of the past including a long-ago Leica M3.

And the XT-1 with 56mm is my "portrait" rig, and when equipped with the 3 zooms it becomes my "I better be equipped for anything" kit.

I'm very pleased with all 3 tools. Each has it's own purpose and all are capable of making memorable images in the hands of a talented photographer (which isn't necessarily me! LOL!)

At any rate- I wouldn't want to be without any of them given the choice.

In the end I find I use the RX100 M3 the most followed by the X100T. Truthfully, the XT-1 and lenses spend most of their time in the equipment cabinet.

I had thought perhaps the new LX100 might kind or replace BOTH the RX100 AND the X100 but found the sketchy IQ was an issue and it wasn't nearly as good a tool as the X100T and not nearly as pocketable as the RX100. While the idea of 1 camera replacing 2 was appealing, for ME the LX100 just didn't quite replace either camera--let alone both.
 

Lawrence A.

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My take on the LX100 is that it is the best compact zoom I've ever had. It's not going to replace any APS sensor camera with a really good fixed lens; it's not even using all of the 4/3 sensor inside it. None of my compacts have been pocketable, so that's never been important to me. Something I can wear on my belt is fine. The cameras it replaces in my kit are the likes of the XZ-2, the X10/20. It's not a replacement for the E-M5 or the Leica X1, cameras I suspect I'll use until they die on me. But my search for the perfect compact zoom is over for the present. Within that class, the LX100 is a class apart. Best of all, it's as fun to use as the X10 was, even without an optical viewfinder!
 

Steve Cohan

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I told myself back in the early Sony Cybershot days that I would never own a Sony digital camera. After all, what would they know about cameras? They aren't a camera company. Damn. I keep reading up on the RX100M3. Except for the fact that it is a Sony, it is modern looking, it doesn't have a full swivel tilt screen, it keeps checking almost all my boxes. The weight alone sells me on it. 290g. I could sell my beautiful X-100s to fund it but I just don't think I could stand to look at the RX.... (My Canon G12 is still a keeper)

Sony has been marketing Sony cameras for many years. You seem to forget that they surged after taking over Konica Minolta when they absorbed all those awesome Minolta people.
 

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