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Canon PowerShot G1 X Preview Samples:
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Captured: Jan 16, 2012
Uploaded: Jan 16, 2012 (UTC)
Focal length: 45.61 mm
Shutter speed: 1/40 sec
Aperture: F5.6
ISO: 12800
Exposure comp.: -0.33

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Total comments: 28
alexruiseco

C'mon guys, give this little toy a chance... this is at 12800ISO!

0 upvotes
David Stephen

Что делать, если не дающих штатив? И да шум на Nikon D3s это хорошо.

0 upvotes
Michail Fedotov

Какая разница что с шумами(ведь нужно использовать штатив),не для кого не секрет что на 12800iso может снимать только Nikon D3S))))))))

0 upvotes
David Stephen

1) This appears to be the most impressive iso from a point and shoot.
2) Stop comparing to Pro DSLRs, the iso is impressive, but keep your mouth off the koolaid.
3) It is better than your D60's iso. It has a whole new chip/processer.
4) The real excitement is that this is a point and shoot, can you imagine how awesome the 5D Mark X or III will be!
5) Now I might have a reason to sell one of my 5D Mark II's
6) Crap, I sound smug. You made me :)

1 upvote
mka78

ISO 12800 is impressive!! I wish if there were possiblity to change the lens like the sony NEX, that would be big hit

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Carel

Surely you guys below are just being sarcastic?? Come on people, this emperor does not have any clothes on. This is just a super agressive and kind-of intelligent noise reduction algorithm doing its thing. Even at lower magnifications it looks like a water painting after a mild shower. As one should expect: no fine detail, some retention of borders hence an illusion of sharpness after heavy noise reduction, in short - no better than other similar sized sensors out there.

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lensberg

Can you think of any APS-C class camera that even comes close to this level of high ISO capability?! Nikons very own D7000 / D5100 genuinely look like water (or oil if your prefer) paintings from ISO 6400 onwards... just not done by a very good artist... Blame it on superior sensor design & fabrication or algorithmic NR at its best... the end results are still spectacular... and thats a fact.

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lightsculpture

I think this is a very respectable performance at ISO 12,800. Even if it were 'only' as good as other APS-C sensors, it would still be remarkable. The point is, can you find another large sensor camera out there with comparable compactness and a comparable zoom range?

The closest is the Panasonic GX1 (with the X kit lens) but I believe this high ISO image quality trumps the GX1 by quite a significant margin... Ofcrouse we are talking purely about high ISO image quality here. The GX1 brings with it other strengths such as AF speed, etc.

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bushi

really? But you have noticed that this cam is able to deliver even low-contrast details in SHADOWS in these images (the patterns on the columns). That is a little marvel, and in that package size??? show me anything that is even CLOSE!

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HiRez

You can see some blotchiness, but that's pretty impressive for that ISO, still lots of detail present. It's a shame the lens is so slow, though.

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Ryanide

Anyone know when this camera is scheduled to be released in stores? This will definitely be my travel camera along side my 5DMKII w/24L!

1 upvote
tiberiousgracchus

I hear by the end of the month to start of March. In the US that is.

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001FJ

Canon, I take my hat off to you, and this is coming from a Nikon user/fan! Nikon went with the stupid 1 Series cameras when everyone was crying for larger sensors and better high ISO performance --Canon listened and delivered. Who knows may be this will be my travel camera!

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bushi

1 series might still have their merit (not their current offerings though). With slightly smaller sensor, they could accomodate significantly faster lens, in a very similar package, thus negating to some significant degree the need for bigger sensor.

They would need to provide some of the Gx ergonomy, though. ATM, this cam looks like a clear winner for ANYTHING but the serious DSLRs- if only things like operational speed (autofocus, shot-to-shoot times, etc) are on par with it's sensor quality

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Peet Venter

I applaud Canon; taking a gamble against the stream of micro 3/4ths and coming out tops. I have found my camera. The 7D still has a place for me, I suppose. But this, THIS, is my camera.

5 upvotes
bushi

agree, pretty much!

0 upvotes
snk666

wow, the image quality seems stunning!
I can't wait to see some real and big 1Dx samples

it seems iso 6400 looks almost better than the new nikon D4 at iso 6400
http://www.bezergheanu.com/gallery/20915871_LhHTdj/1666529630_TXS6Zrf#!i=1666529630&k=TXS6Zrf&lb=1&s=O

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HiRez

No, I don't think it's as good as the D4. It's way less blotchy, the grain is finer. Plus, consider that with the GX, you're looking at f/5.6, whereas with the Nikon, you could potentially be shooting the same scene 2-3 stops faster depending on the lens, meaning you could shoot in the same light at ISO 1600-3200, potentially (of course, with less DOF though).

I do think the Canon does very well here, but it's more limited.

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George Veltchev

Now .....anyone willing to go for the New Nikon J1 and V1 cameras ...or in fact any other cameras of this size ?? WOW ...WOW ...WOW

2 upvotes
Gorpalm

I guess pricing on the J1 and some discounting will keep it safe, but yeah the V1 w the kit lens is only a whisper behind this (or the same once you buy the flash), and more expensive w the twin kit.

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lensberg

I love the image quality at ISO 6400 & 12800. I'm not saying the IQ is great at pixel level scrutiny, but it definitely better than just about every other APS-C camera out there... including my nikon D5100... which i thought was the best, until now...

1 upvote
ezradja

not very useful on 12800 in full resolution but better than Canon's other older sensors anyway.

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qianp2k

Are these direct OOC JPEGs? Wow, very impressive. Better than my 60D in these high ISOs. Also pay attention to DR that they are pretty good - highlight headroom and shadow noise. I have a confident in the new generation of Canon sensors!

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csnyder103

Pretty darn impressive!!

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LiSkynden

I would say G1 X challanges my 60D at 12800 ... and leaves it behind even :/

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VivaLasVegas

Those details in the brick looks solid.....Damn, G1X blows Nikon's D4 at ISO 12800.

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SamTruax

These shots do look really good! Even better in RAW I would think.
If the lens stands up to scrutiny it may be worth picking up.

1 upvote
8632Morrison

Looks very impressive at high ISO's. Could be a very handy camera to own!

2 upvotes
Total comments: 28