G1X does exactly what I ask of it.

Discussion in 'Canon G1X / G7X Forum' started by Gizmo, Jun 20, 2012.

  1. Gizmo

    Gizmo SC Rookie

    Jun 18, 2012
    Works fine when I don't want to drag out the big gun.

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  2. nippa

    nippa SC Top Veteran

    Aug 7, 2010
    Cheshire UK
    I really think that Canon crippled this by calling it a "G" series camera.
    It's an awful lot more ; there's a gem of a camera trying to come out.
  3. Luckypenguin

    Luckypenguin SC Hall of Famer

    Dec 24, 2010
    Brisbane, Australia
    The "G" label is appropriate though. It literally is a pumped-up G12 with a big sensor, with all the good and bad that that description entails.
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  4. HeatherTheVet

    HeatherTheVet SC All-Pro

    Apr 23, 2011
    I thought G-plan was furniture? :tongue:
  5. Crsnydertx

    Crsnydertx SC Top Veteran Subscribing Member

    Jan 21, 2011
    Houston, TX
    The G has always been Canon's flagship enthusiast camera and was really without peer for its first 7 or 8 years; my surprise was that they continue to have the lower rung G12 as well. Appears they're doing what they did with the xxD line of DSLRs, where the 50D split to form the upper tier 7D and the lower tier 60D.

    I've always loved my Canon G's, right up through the G10. Didn't care for the build quality of the G11/12, and then along came μ43. Looks like I might have to give the G1x a more careful consideration. Great work displayed here!
  6. thekeddi

    thekeddi SC Top Veteran

    Aug 15, 2011
    South Australia
    The G1X has surprised me since I bought it, it's handling and performance is way above what I was expecting :)
  7. I liked the G11 I had, and a friend has the G9 which is also very very nice... the G1x appeals but I really really wish Canon had done better with the optical VF. The argument that a larger body would have been required (which I seem to recall someone, cant remember who, saying) just falls over when you look at what fuji has done with theirs. Hope Canon does something about it in its next iteration... I'll buy for sure.
  8. Gizmo

    Gizmo SC Rookie

    Jun 18, 2012
    If I need an optical view finder I just drag out the 1D Mk III.

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