Has anyone abandoned the X10 for the G1X?

Started Feb 26, 2012 | Discussions thread
Photofreak7
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Re: SHood
In reply to snake_b, Mar 22, 2012

snake_b wrote:

The lens isn't really faster when you look at the x10's tiny sensor. No way it would work for me to get high enough shutter speeds to freeze action during concerts.

You couldn't shoot at full zoom f/2.8 and freeze action at ISO1600 or even 3200 with the X10? ... um I don't think you'd have much issue there and shutter speeds are likely to be fine - not to mention faster focusing than the G1X. Keepin it real ... with the G1X at full zoom your at f/5.8 and no doubt ISO6400 or even 12800 to freeze the action (sensor helps but it's not ideal to shoot in that ISO range)

Photofreak7 wrote:

SHood wrote:

Canon's response sounds very similar to Fuji's original x10 response.

well at least Fuji is doing something about it. Looks like for $200 less the X10 is the better choice IMO - faster lens, focusing, etc.., - the only advantage is the G1X sensor size.

http://www.imaging-resource.com/news/2012/03/21/canon-g1-x-exhibits-light-leak-or-internal-reflection-in-certain-conditions

We submitted our sample images to Canon and they confirmed the issue, calling it "Glow Dots," and saying that it will likely affect all PowerShot G1 X units. Canon further says, "Due to the limited circumstances under which the PowerShot G1X 'Glow Dots' phenomenon can occur, Canon does not plan to change the camera's specifications or offer repair service for this issue."

for $799 this camera should come with a Canon repair tech

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