Canon G1X M2 pics....?

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Re: Canon G1X M2 pics....?
In reply to Rohith Thumati, Feb 11, 2014

Rohith Thumati wrote:

Thanks for posting!

It may not be the prettiest thing, but it looks super interesting. It's the same thing as CR's image, except for the faux leather part of the grip and the lens barrel that doesn't end in space

I don't mind a flip out LCD (versus vari-angle); my Olympus E-M5 has a similar screen and I'm happy with it, but I can understand others finding the vari-angle a necessity. I also don't mind the lack of built in OVF: I never liked the G series' OVF's, and I don't mind composing on a screen. I prefer an EVF, anyway, so an add on EVF works just fine for me.

The lack of dials (compared with the G1X M1) is disappointing; that was one of the best parts of the original. Hopefully the rear part of the barrel is a dial, like that on the S series cameras so the camera has 2 dials for manual control.

While I'm hoping, here's also hoping the AF speed, touchscreen (assuming), and EVF are competitive with those of my E-M5, that the image quality is at least as good as the current G1X's, and both the camera and EVF are reasonably affordable (I'll be happy if the camera alone comes out for $800, like the original G1X, given that lens). If so for all of those, it'll be the travel camera I've been looking for.

Enough speculation and hope - I'm really looking forward to getting final specs and reading the previews and reviews.

I do agree that the supposed lack of dials is a step backwards as I think that was some of the draw for the mark I. Deleted comp dial would be a shame.

As far as the ring around the lens, I think the ring on the outside is for manual focus and the larger ring on the inside might be the same as the s95/s100/etc. Hopefully, it at least controls the aperture and maybe some other functions depending on settings.

Would have preferred a vari-angle screen instead of just a flip up and down screen.

Glad OVF is gone as I think OVF is going the way of the dodo bird. As I said in a previous post (flame suit on), I put OVF in the same category as a manual transmission. Many old school folks prefer the OVF just like many old school folks prefer a manual transmission. Some first gen EVF were not that great just like the first gen single clutch automated manuals (they were very jerky.) Now many EVF's on the market are performing quite well with the data they provide and crisp display of the picture, it's hard to not want to use an EVF similar to how the double clutch transmissions now are so awesome that Ferrari doesn't even offer manual transmissions anymore. Ferrari said if you want a manual get over it and buy a used Ferrari. Porsche doesn't even offer it on their GT3 anymore and said you buy a GT3 to go fast and if you want to go fast, you're gonna need a double clutch. It's just the way of technology.

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