G1X shot-to-shot speed question

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scott_mcleod
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G1X shot-to-shot speed question
Mar 9, 2013

I am seriously looking at getting a G1X (especialy with the recent price drop!) but one performance spec has me worried - shot-to-shot speed. I mean individually, not in continuous mode, because I like to shoot panoramas. IR tested the camera with a 45MB/s card and got an astoundingly slow 3.46s in RAW (that's half the speed of my 2006-tech A630 which admittedly is 8MB JPG only), and a continuous rate of 1.09fps. I would be fine with 1.09s frame-to-frame but taking more than 30s to shoot a 9-frame panorama would be pretty much a deal-breaker (being slow enough to show motion in clouds, etc.)

DPR used a 90MB/s card and only got 1.2fps, but didn't give a figure for single shot-to-shot times.

Can any G1X owners comment on the single-shot speed using a 90MB/s card?

Or an even dumber question - is it possible to get more speed by setting the drive mode to continuous, and just firing off one shot at a time (re-framing between each shot for a pano)? I figure that at just over 1fps I ought to easily get my finger off the button in time, but I don't know if what I'm proposing will actually improve on the single-shot speed...

TIA for any advice on this topic

Scott

Canon PowerShot A630
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