Canon G1X M2 pics....?

Started Feb 11, 2014 | Discussions thread
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Steen Bay
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Re: Sensor size, MP count and aspect ratio.
In reply to Samuel Dilworth, Feb 11, 2014

Samuel Dilworth wrote:

Steen Bay wrote:

Yes, would be really nice if the G1x2 had an 'over-sized' multi-aspect ratio sensor like the LX7, but I'd be quite surprised if that's the case.

Can you otherwise explain why Canon has made the lens coverage very slightly smaller if not to add a multi-aspect-ratio feature?

It helps keeping the size down with the faster lens.

Many people complained about the 4:3 aspect ratio of the G1 X, and recently the trend has been towards 3:2 (Sony RX100, Ricoh GR, etc.), so I think the various signs all point towards at least adding a 3:2 aspect ratio. Most significantly, the lens specs only make sense if the aspect ratio is 3:2 (to make a 24-120 mm-e) on a sensor the same width as the G1 X sensor. But with that lens there would suddenly be unused sensor area above and below the image, which Canon could use “for free” by adding a variable aspect ratio.

All compact cameras should support multiple aspect ratios using the full lens coverage. This feature gets maximum image quality for a given package size.

Agree, and would be even more useful (to me) if 1:1 was included (on LX7 1:1 is just a crop from 4:3).

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