Happy G1 X owners excited about G1 X Mark II?

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Re: Happy G1 X owners excited about G1 X Mark II?
In reply to Mk7, 8 months ago

Mk7 wrote:

howardroark wrote:

Mk7 wrote:

papillon_65 wrote:

Mk7 wrote:
Just because the RX is smaller and lighter doesn't mean they aimed lower. Its sensor and lens can give comparable and often better results than the G1 X.

I'd like to see that.
Canon sensors are lacking in dynamic range compared to others. Besides, an RX100 in the pocket and with you beats a G1 X brick left at home every time!

That G1 X "brick" is with me all the time and the size difference is so insignificant to many able-bodied adults that we don't worry about whether the camera will fit into our front shirt pocket or not. Again, the RX100's main claim to fame is that it is smaller, and for some people the size difference is enough for that to be important. For others, the size of the G1 X is worth what you get in return.

I agree, that's why I lug mine around instead of a pocket cam.
My G1 X is with me most of the time, but, unlike most consumers, I carry a camera case or pack most of the time. There are times and places where I must go light, and the G1 X gets left behind in favor of something smaller.
DPReview says, "For anyone simply looking for the best image quality from a compact, the RX100 II is the answer." Small, portable phones aren't the #1 camera type because of their IQ. The RX hits a sweet spot that has made it a runaway hit.

Maybe a runaway hit for Sony...finally.  But the real runaway hit is the Canon G series and maybe the S series.  These two cameras have the largest sensor of P&S cameras that predate the G1 X and RX100.  They have been huge sellers the likes of which Sony has only dreamed of.  Good thing Sony finally made a camera with a somewhat large sensor that could make people forget that they were buying a Sony.

That said, I've already seen enough of the G1 X MarkII to know that it will be my next cam. I know the performance, lens and sensor will be good enough for my needs. I hope to have one in time for my April vacation.

As appealing as a very small camera can be, I can't get over the image quality issues and missing features you have to accept, so I'm on board with you here.  The lens is freaking huge even compared to the G1 X.  Comparing the two side by side on that goofy camera size website shows how Canon quit riding the lens fence here and finally took out the big guns.  Great zoom, fast, wide focal length, greatly improve macro, and with such large amount of glass I'm very optimistic detail resolution will be stunnying.  I might be able to resist a 7D II, but I doubt I can resist a G1 X II.

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