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Test shot with new Canon G9x and Fuji XQ1

Discussion in 'Canon G1X / G7X Forum' started by dougpayne, Nov 8, 2015.

  1. dougpayne

    dougpayne SC Regular

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    Oct 17, 2012
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    C.D. Payne
    These cameras are about the same physical size (Canon is a bit smaller, but has a 1" sensor compared to the Fuji's 2/3" sensor).

    Canon:
    22693419590_5e4f7d704a_c. fall_redbud by D Payne, on Flickr

    Fuji:
    22868142292_4b56e2e506_c. fall_redbud_XQ1 by D Payne, on Flickr
     
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  2. ReD

    ReD SC Hall of Famer

    Mar 27, 2013
    different ratios - interesting comparison and would like to see more
     
  3. drd1135

    drd1135 SC Hall of Famer

    Jul 13, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
    Steve
    The canon shot looks great but the Fuji shot looks pretty bad. That's a real difference in exposure/DR. The highlights are blown out on the Fuji. Maybe set the two for the same aperture and speed. The Canon might have much better DR but I'd experiment a bit.
     
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  4. Richard

    Richard SC Top Veteran

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    Feb 1, 2013
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    The Fuji picture looks like it would benefit from a touch of exposure compensation - maybe as little as a third of a stop less exposure would control the highlights.

    And I far prefer the aspect ratio of the Canon.

    Interesting comparison.

    -R
     
  5. dougpayne

    dougpayne SC Regular

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  6. dougpayne

    dougpayne SC Regular

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  7. Biro

    Biro SC All-Pro

    Aug 7, 2011
    Jersey Shore
    Steve
    I ignored the G9X when it was first announced but I'm looking at it closely now. I've been searching a while for a very pocketable camera that can give me decent results in low-light situations.

    Think of being in a better restaurant where I would want to carry the camera in the blazer or shirt pocket, not use flash to distract other diners, have autofocus fast and reliable enough for the situation (photographing friends or family on special occasions) and image quality high enough to use the inevitable ISO 3200 for snapshots.

    I had been using my old Fuji XF1 for the job but the autofocus isn't reliable enough in that kind of light. I thought about the XQ1 or 2 but, frankly, the 2/3 sensor really is stretching it beyond ISO 800 in that kind of situation. 1600 can be used but, in low light, one can see the files starting to look a bit rough even with normal viewing.

    I was looking at a Sony RX100 or RX100 II now that prices are dropping. But, from what I've heard and read, the autofocus on those cameras is showing its age and they're not as pocketable as the G9X. One of the Sonys would have been my choice until I began paying attention to the G9X.

    Anyone have any thoughts about this?
     
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  8. serhan

    serhan SC All-Pro

    May 7, 2011
    NYC
    My af experience with 3 P&S was LX100>RX100>G7X. I like the Canon colors/exposure, but Canon G7X af was not that good in low light and close focus. From what I read g5x/g3x are similar, eg not speedy cameras... I have not checked g9x.

     
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  9. Biro

    Biro SC All-Pro

    Aug 7, 2011
    Jersey Shore
    Steve
    My problem is, most pro and user reviews end up comparing the G9X with cameras like the G7X, LX100 and RX100 IV. The natural competition, price, size and spec-wise, is the original RX100 and the RX100 II. I wish I could get more on that comparison.
     
  10. dougpayne

    dougpayne SC Regular

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    Here are a couple of photos I took with the Canon G9X while vacationing in the Palm Springs area last week. Very convenient to keep it with me in a pocket in my cargo pants.
    25356347485_f2f2e3c6a2_c. pink_n_blue by D Payne, on Flickr
    25060722870_5cb1e6afbf_c. oasis_moon by D Payne, on Flickr
    25238055142_2602f5a3df_c. mood_art by D Payne, on Flickr
     
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  11. Biro

    Biro SC All-Pro

    Aug 7, 2011
    Jersey Shore
    Steve
    Doug, what kind of memory card are you using in your G9X? Or, more precisely, what speed? I have a couple of unused SanDisk Extreme Plus 32GB cards that I can use with the G9X. 90MB/sec read speed but 60MB/sec write speed. Fast enough to take advantage of everything the camera has to offer?
     
  12. dougpayne

    dougpayne SC Regular

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    I use any old SD card from my desk drawer. All have a 10 rating. Plenty fast for my photos. Haven't done any video yet.
    Doug