G1X MII or RX100II?

Started Feb 13, 2014 | Discussions thread
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Re: You actually think Canon held back? They've spoiled you.
In reply to howardroark, Feb 14, 2014

howardroark wrote:

phazelag wrote:

I have been moving toward smaller cameras for a while now and I really do like the concept of the G1X M2, but the fact that its only 12.8 mega pixels in my opinion really lowers its potential.

I know the megapixel police will be cursing me, but I think 14-16 would have been excellent. I have my Ricoh GR at 16 and it is nice to be able to crop to zoom. This where I think many buyers looking for high quality in their pocket will be more likely to choose the Sony RX100 or RX100II. Yes I am guessing the G1X will have nicer high ISO photos, but really how much better and how often will that be necessary compared to wanting the details in the 20MP Sony.

Plus the Sony truly does fit in your pocket. I think Canon has done something nice, but they have limited the potential buyers by holding back newer sensor pixel ratios. If this used the 70D sensor technology it could be 15MP and that would be more to work with.

I will wait to see the photos and reviews, but I do feel like canon held back on us.

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I think we got a similar sensor to one that was first introduced 2 years ago, but very likely with manufacturing improvements that will increase image quality (DR, noise, etc.). Even if those improvements are marginal, what Canon did not hold back on was a killer (I mean really groundbreaking) new lens. As long as it produces the same type of detail, color, etc. as the G1 X lens the new G1 X II lens will be enough to justify the price of the camera all by itself.

Agree that the lens is worth the price of the camera if it really delivers (= at least as sharp as the one on G1X, especially when it comes to corner quality), but I first want to see how it performs.

The greatly improved macro ability will also shut up the naysayers, or at least a great many of them.

Let's hope the macro quality is better than what they provide on their somewhat similar 15-85IS lens for APS-C. That one is so bad for closeups (very unsharp outside the center; way worse than the cheap 18-55IS) that I never use it.

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