Canon G1X?

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Canon G1X?
Jan 5, 2012

to replace G12?
check this out at 1001 cameras

Following the same routine as before, the new Canon G-series flagship is revealed, with a 1.5-inch 14-megapixel CMOS sensor and a 4X (28-112mm equivalent) optical zoom lens with a starting aperture of f2.5, 14-bit RAW, and a starting price of $800. A very interesting twist, since Nikon's compact mirrorless system uses a 1-inch sensor.

This will undoubtedly make things more interesting with the fixed-lens cameras. Before this, we had a big gap, on one side of the gap we had the 1.7x Foveon Sigma DP-series and the Fuji X100, and on the other side of the gap we had the 1/1.x" and the occasional 2/3" cameras. The new Canon will oh dear bridge the gap!

Some can argue that based on the reviews, opinions and samples from the Nikon 1-inch system so far, the 1-inch system has exceeded expectations. So can a camera with a larger sensor and a versatile fixed lens offer a compelling trade-off versus a compact mirrorless system? (at least for photographers who don't want to invest in a half a dozen different interchangeable systems?) It doesn't take a Debbie Downer to speculate that some of the many new interchangeable and non-interoperable camera systems will likely not survive the future.

This could compete directly with Nikon N1 albeit in a smaller package
(would have preferred a 24mm at the wide end though)

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