Originally Posted by R_Fredrick_Smith
I looked at the G7 and found the changes that they made to it basically robbed it of the most valuable features of the G6.
I know what you mean. But had Canon kept those 2 features...the RAW and the variable angle LCD...I think they would have drastically cut into their XT and XTi market. Hell, even keeping just the RAW capabilities would have done some damage. Then again I think they would have picked up on the photographers (such as myself) wanting a top notch carry with camera in addition to our big gear.
Having gone from JPG only to RAW&JPG to RAW only I think I would tend to lean towards a camera with RAW...but if I were to get things right 'in camera' then maybe the JPG aspect wouldn't be such an issue? Lightroom can handle JPGs so I've got *some* room for manuevering there.
So, bulk and less sensor pixels aside, the S5 does look more promising for my purposes...wider zoom range, still able to do macro, variable angle LCD, stereo movie mode, and capability for off camera flash. Plus the $100 savings will allow me to purchase a high capacity SD card to replace the ineffectual one that the camera comes with.
I've still got to ruminate on this more but all comments and suggestions will be read and weighed.
(Oh and I just thought of something...the local camera store is out of stock of S5 but still have some G7. Their stock of the S5 goes as fast as it comes in! Is this a telling sign?)