Canon G1X M2 pics....?

Started Feb 11, 2014 | Discussions thread
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everything about this hack fake Canon G1X M2 mock-up is very un-G, un-Canon, steps backwards ...
In reply to Tonkotsu Ramen, Feb 11, 2014

everything about this hack fake Canon G1X M2 mock-up is very un-G, un-Canon, steps backwards ... especially for a flagship prosumer PowerShot, only lesser/lower models should be so bad.

removal of VASS (vari-angle swivel screen); tilt screen is less flexible

removal of finger dial (right hand); this is one less control than an EOS dSLR (5D/1D/XXD)

a control ring added on lens barrel is fine if it doesn't mean it merely subs for the finger dial that was removed.

downgrading handgrip; downgrading thumbwheel control, rear thumbgrip looks cut from a lower model; downgrading shutter button, downgrading top mode dial.

removal of ovf (tunnel); rendering unpowered vf not possible unlike EOS dSLRs still do

(an optical tunnel would sit higher so as not to be obscured by lens barrel)

pop-up flash too small to overcome lens barrel (obscures flash with a huge lens barrel shadow, even when in its closed position)

making the body slimmer, but refattening it with a limited tilt screen (only lesser models should have), and shorter, but taller with an external evf (shown elsewhere), very cumbersome, not compact in use.

hood adapter, but no filter threads !?

strap loop, sticking out precariously

hotshoe looks crappy

will tripod mount be back to where it belongs: inline with lens centerline, not offset to the side (huge lens looks like a tripod mount would be forced further off center than now)? !

button layouts fit only for smaller subcompact low end Powershots

if anything ... the G prosumer should mimic a mini version of higher end EOS dSLRs, not lower EOS Rebel/M/Powershots at all.

a remote modular attachable VASS (dual screen; body has fixed one) preferable over fixed VASS, over a mere fixed tilt screen, over a fixed screen.

yuck. this mockup

is atrocious

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