jwcdds wrote in post #12961227
IQ is good. Very good (for a glorified P&S, though not surprising since it has an APS-C sensor). But they gave it a good lens. So when the camera can/does
focus, you should be very pleased with the results.
well, remember I have a NEX5 this would be replacing. It's got a big sensor but it's not as good (IMHO, I can ALWAYS tell the difference between a sony and canon shot when I'm processing them). And the only lens small enough to consider is good, but not great. So the X100 should beat it with BOTH the sensor and lens... The NEX5 focuses fine for me, I'm wondering how much different they are...
1) "omgwtfbbq IQ that is as good if not better than 5D2" as so many had claimed.
2) Small-ish size as to not have to lug around a DSLR.
3) Just looks friggin' cool.
those three things are exactly what's drawing me in!!! 2 and 3 are true regardless, 1 is subjective but I'm hoping it's closer than the NEX, but as we're both saying it only counts if it's in focus.
Size: It was actually much bigger than I expected. It's not pocket-able unless you have large coat pockets
I've been living with a GF1 and NEX5 for the last 2 years now so I know what you mean. This is the same depth as those two, which has always been my biggest complaint in their size. Mine live in my jacket pocket when skiing or in a pelican box when sailing. When not doing either of those it's just hand held and carried with (or maybe a wrist strap).
With the x100, 99% of the time people don't even notice it's a camera.
same with the NEX/GF series and an awesome side effect. Especially when you shoot using the screen (only option with the other two).
It's one of those things that you may just need to bite the bullet and try one out for yourself to see if it'll work for your shooting style. As many have noted... unless you pre-focus manually and by luck your kids fall within the range, AF speed is painful (compared to a DSLR) in indoor ambient/low-ish light. Well, it's as bad as a P&S, not worse. But outdoors, this thing is a champ.
I think that's where I'm headed... As for AF speed, I've been fine with my NEX, GF1 and even P&Ss as long as they eventually lock... But I'll have to try one myself to see.
But my 7D runs circles around the 5Dc in terms of keeper rate (but that is to be expected). But at least the 5Dc can acquire and lock focus. It's just the shutter lag makes 1-shot all but futile and the AI Servo in low-light does leave much to be desired.
see, I shoot with a 5Dii in one shot in single shot mode all the time and have zero issues with my kids. So different shooting styles maybe?
darktiger wrote in post #12960374
I dont know I have a super active/hyper 17 month old and I am still able to get some great shots. Yes will I get some missed shots sure.. but I get just as much missed shots as my 5dmkII with the 50L f/1.2 and 85L f/1.2...... actually my 85L hunts quite a bit in low light...
your flickr has some good examples too, thanks! As for the 1.2s, yeah, I switched to the siggy 1.4 and LOVE it over the 1.2 85. I also found the 85L too slow, even on my 7D. Looks amazing though.
Csae wrote in post #12961612
i will just use the flash then, the flash is actually Really good at just filling and getting a lower iso instead of blowing the **** out.
In low-light depending whether i want to be discreet or not, i'll use the AF assist
That's something I've seen in the flickr pool as well (fill flash). Those shots look great and better than my 5Dii could do... So something I'll try, but I'm not a big flash fan, makes you too noticeable and my kids also flinch... The AF assist beam could be useful though.
Thanks for all the help everyone. Sounds like I've got a NEX5 to sell and a X100 to track down. I won't be satisfied until I try one myself.