Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II Review at DPReview

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Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II Review at DPReview
Apr 16, 2014

The highlights I liked are:

"The combination of the camera's fast lens and 1.5" sensor pays big dividends, as illustrated below: above chart shows the changes in 35mm equivalent aperture as the equivalent focal length increases. This chart is effected by both sensor size and lens speed. The G1 X II starts off very well, and bumps into three other cameras (the original G1 X, Sony Cyber-shot RX100 II, and Canon Rebel with kit lens) at 28mm. That doesn't last long, as the G1 X quickly pulls away from all but the Rebel until you reach 50mm, at which point the G1 X Mark II is in a class by itself.

So what does this all mean? Simply put, it means that the G1 X II allows for shallower depth-of-field than the cameras that are 'above it' on the chart. One could also make the assumption that the G1 X Mark II has the potential for better low light performance than the other cameras shown.

The big story remains the G1 X II's 1.5"-type sensor which is around 5.6 times larger than the one found in Canon's own PowerShot G16."

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