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Studio samples for the Canon G1X are up in DPReview

Discussion in 'Canon G1X / G7X Forum' started by Armanius, Feb 16, 2012.

  1. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

    Jan 11, 2011
    Houston, Texas
    Jack
    Canon PowerShot G1 X Preview: 7. Compared to (Raw): Digital Photography Review

    Looking at the RAW files, the G1X is superior to the GH2 and GX1 in high ISO, and maybe even a little bit better than the Canon T3i and the Nikon D5100. And it's about equal to the Fuji X100 and Pentax K-5. That's very impressive!!!

    Looks like Canon has a good sensor in its hands (assuming that Canon is not applying noise reduction on the RAW file).

    If the G1X just had a slightly faster lens, and a better OVF .... sigh.

    From what I am seeing, if someone is going to buy an entry level DSLR (or a m4/3 camera) and never use anything but the kit lens, the G1X would be a better option.
     
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  2. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

    Jan 11, 2011
    Houston, Texas
    Jack
    Poor G1X! No love! Hehe!
     
  3. Lili

    Lili SC Hall of Famer

    Oct 17, 2010
    Dallas, TX
    Lili
    I actually very much like the concept. Those sample images are superb!
     
  4. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
    Sue
    It is on my wishlist. Wishing wont get it though. I might need to sell several cameras in order to have this. sighhh.
     
  5. thekeddi

    thekeddi SC Top Veteran

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    Aug 15, 2011
    South Australia
    I also looked at it but the price is still too high. With other options out there with changeable lenses and such I think people would give this a miss just because of the price.
     
  6. tattee

    tattee SC Regular

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    Sep 14, 2011
    Canon G1X suffers badly from purple fringing..
     
  7. retow

    retow SC All-Pro

    Jul 24, 2010
    It's another one of these cameras which almost make it to the "want" category for me, but only almost. A good start for an all in one large sensor camera from Canon, but tiny VF, slow lens and slowish AF require too many compromises.
     
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  8. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

    Jan 11, 2011
    Houston, Texas
    Jack
    OMD all the way perhaps?
     
  9. retow

    retow SC All-Pro

    Jul 24, 2010
    That's how it looks like, unless Leica is going to surprise us in September. But mft has some exciting lenses and the OMD looks quite convincing to me.
    On another note, just amazing how quickly it got quite around the NEX7, is anybody on this forum shooting with one?
     
  10. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

    Jan 11, 2011
    Houston, Texas
    Jack
    I'd love to try a NEX7, but that thing is harder to find than a 50 Lux!
     
  11. Lili

    Lili SC Hall of Famer

    Oct 17, 2010
    Dallas, TX
    Lili
    where did you get this?
     
  12. tattee

    tattee SC Regular

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    Sep 14, 2011
    From the link on the 1st page. set to iso 800 and look at the zoomed image. And BTW, when i said badly I was referring only to comparisons between canon G1x, 600d, oly EP3, canon g12. I'ts the worst between the four.

    Edit: Even at iso 100 I can see purple. I don't know if you see it. I'll post a screenshot.



    at ISO 800
    zuhw87.

    at ISO 100
    214b7mf.
     
  13. pictor

    pictor SC All-Pro

    Jul 14, 2010
    I love it. I could exchange my G12 and nobody would realize that I had bought a new camera again.
     
  14. pictor

    pictor SC All-Pro

    Jul 14, 2010
    The lens is faster than most (if not all) kit lenses of DSLRs, has a sensor which is not much smaller than those of DSLRs, and the camera is much smaller than DSLRs. It's a camera for people who already own a DSLR and want a small camera without compromising image quality too much.
     
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  15. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs SC Legend

    Sep 21, 2010
    Not too far from Philly
    you should be able to figure it out...
    I think the answer to your second post is contained in your first! I fully agree that IF someone was going to buy an entry level DSLR with ONLY the kit lens, this becomes a compelling option. But around a photo enthusiast forum, that's a huge IF. And, really, you do pay more and give up the AF speed and decent (or half decent) DSLR OVF. Not that a lot of people who are buying an entry level DSLR with just a kit lens are thinking all that hard about those factors before they buy the camera. I agree there should be a good size market for a camera like this - I just don't think a lot of it hangs out on forums like this!

    -Ray
     
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  16. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

    Jan 11, 2011
    Houston, Texas
    Jack
    Definitely a good move for those with significant others that do not appreciate the gear head in some of us!
     
  17. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

    Jan 11, 2011
    Houston, Texas
    Jack
    I wonder if Canon is going to start using this new sensor on more compact bodies. Can you imagine a S90/95/100 sized camera with this sensor and a fixed 35/1.8 equivalent lens? I guess the lens would be too big to keep the body that small eh? It'll be interesting to see what Canon comes up with, if anythig at all.
     
  18. Lili

    Lili SC Hall of Famer

    Oct 17, 2010
    Dallas, TX
    Lili
    LOL, OMG. Stealth Powershot!!!