G1X mkII: No HDR, DR, 60fps @1080p and panorama, at such a high price?

Started Feb 17, 2014 | Discussions thread
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Re: Goofy features are for amateurs and newbs.
In reply to boblu, Feb 18, 2014

THIS is meant for people who know what they're doing. The price point, size, and feature set are all designed for people who take photography seriously.

HDR is a gimmick for the most part, especially when done in-camera, and Canon knows that HDR can be done easily by someone who knows what they're doing. Also, 60fps video? Go away, feature whore! Useless nonsense that nobody actually needs or cares about does not interest those who love still and may use video occasionally if they feel the need.

Yes, the S120 and G16 are aimed at amateurs that don't know what they're doing and value goofy things that make a camera seem super advanced and pro and all that.

This is rude as well.  I have G16 so you mean I know nothing about photography? So only people with G1X are Pro>>>>>>

Aimed.  The operative word there is AIMED.  They have tons of useless features that excite people who don't know what they're doing and want to play with a camera rather than use it.  If you're an amateur that knows what you're doing then maybe you know how to use a manual mode, but the size and price point of these models is squarely directed at the consumer market, and most of the modes on that dial scream "you can make great pictures in any situation without needing to know anything at all about photography!!!  Yay!!!"  Now, the G1 X and Mark II have a lot of garbage modes and features too, but at least the price of admission keeps most of the clueless rabble away.

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