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G1X MII or RX100II?

Started Feb 13, 2014 | Discussions thread
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Re: Sensor sizes equates to IQ
In reply to Jennyhappy2, Feb 14, 2014

Jennyhappy2 wrote:

Well stated. As the camera size increases, so does the sensor size resulting in better IQ. its up to each consumer to decide what's best for them.

Not really, because at some point the current trend of shrinking the lenses to make a 'compact' camera will have too much negative impact. IQ is more than just noise performance or center resolution (although people who stick to DXO gospel may think otherwise ...).

Several of the recent cameras that shoehorn a relatively big sensor and/or relatively bright lens into a small camera clearly show that there is no free lunch when it comes to optics. It will be interesting to see if the Canon lens designers have found a better compromise between specs and size than e.g. on the RX100. For a small and relatively cheap camera like Canon S110 some corner softness is acceptable. But in a camera like G1X II that is 4x more expensive and almost 3x the weight and volume I expect much better IQ including good corner quality (I'm not buying a bigger camera just because it has great High ISO performance).

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