Originally Posted by FA Limited
if you don't think the G10 with its retractable lens is compact, how would the OM4/3 with adapter and M-mount lens be any smaller?
it's really hard to believe no one except Sigma has tried to make a big sensor "relatively small P&S". maybe all their market research shows that it won't sell?
Because DSLR quality would be an acceptable trade off for a little more size if the camera had its own pancake style lenses, m mount adapted lenses are just icing on the cake. If it turns out to be another boring 3.5-5.6 zoom like on the G1 then pass.
Originally Posted by Bobfrance
Out of interest - what put you off the LX3?
I'm currently considering one as a replacement to my GRD in the hope that it will solve the noise and RAW right-time issues.
One of the things that I didnt like about the LX3 was the protruding lens barrel thing when the camera is off and the lens cap. If the camera is going to be small and compact I want to be able to stuff it into my back pocket, GRD can, LX3 is pushing it, especially with the cap or the ricoh self capping thing.
Really none of the current compacts float the boat so will hold off and see what happens a few months down the line.