The ISO performance looks even slightly better than 600D.The lens is really unsharp in the corners, in the real world shots it is still visible, but not that dramatic.
eivissa1: I wonder if I would swap the GX1 for my LX5, since the LX6 or 7 is coming this year. Difference in price between the two is more or less marginal. The LX6 will become in a strange postion, unless the price will down to 400 euro. Wait for the LX6, and hope that the improvements to the LX5 are massive (which I don't believe), or buy the GX1?Someone else in this situation?
There is no 24-90 f/2,0-3,3 lens for GX. And it never will. You get larger sensor with all advantages killed by crap kit-lenses. Yes you can buy Voigtlander 0.95, 17 f/2.8, this or that, but calculate then the total price of such combination. It will be waaaay over 400 Euros.
ZAnton: Politics and west propaganda. That's the only thing I see.
Mubarak Steps DownBattle for LibyaOn Revolution Roadetc.
Politics and west propaganda. That's the only thing I see.
D1N0: In Europe a body will set you back €1099,- in de US you get a body+lens for $1099. Wtf?
Taxes, my friend. Taxes.
What the use of the mirrorless design if the camera is not getting thiner?
bzanchet: I still have a 2006 Sony DSC-N2 and the images with the 1/1.7 sensor are far superior than all the latest sonys (I also have tx7, tx9, wx10, tx-100v). The only compact camera that have finally beaten my old sony is the canon s100. I was hoping to see a pocket compact camera-enthusiast from sony. Sony please bring back the 1/1.7 sensor! 1/2.3 sensor never again, thank you...P.S: The TX7 with 10MP is much better than all the other sony's latest high mp slim models... I imagine that the new 18mp sensor must be even worse...
after watching of the gallery of the next Sony's camera I compared them to my old Sony H2 (6MP ultrazoom).And they were better! They were sharp till the last pixel in the corner. On the contrary the super-duper-ultra-new-gigapixel-Sony's images were so smeared, that one could easily downsize them to 50% (on the lenght) without loss of any information.
Only18 MP?! In a 1/2,3 sensor? Why not a godzillion? Just make 1 pixel = 1 atom. You'll get a crap camera which will be sold excellent, because of markeing.
I bet if Canon or Panasonic will make the upsize function on their 10mp S95/LX5 the final image will be miles better than this 18MP electronic waste.
Sandr62: I am in this business for over 25 years.I don't know who was she speaking to about 3000 dollars package, but for this price she suppose to get 1 bride and groom and 2 parent's albums, plus around 500 proofs 4x6 and some enlargements. And all of this cost money. Real money that comes from your pocket.Needless to say the price for your time at the wedding day around 10-12 hours of hard work, time for post production, time for creating digital album (layout), etc...I am skipping expenses for keeping the studio, rent, gears, insurance, taxes etc...The net profit is not that big as it sounds at the beginning.You end up with 15-20 bucks an hour.Sometimes even less.Is that too much?If the photographer was smart enough to explain her all those details, she wouldn't post this message.Some photographers estimate their prices based on their talent.Which is different story.If you are famous photographer and booked for 2 years in advance, then you can charge as much as you want.
Studio for wedding photos?Rent for lenses?The whole equipment like Canon 5Dmk2 + 7D + couple of lenses + light will buy themselves in a 2 or 3 weddings shoots.You buy it once and use for years.
Shooting takes 1-1,5 daysPostprocessing takes like 2 or 3 days (I did it with my wedding photos). So in the end you get 4 weddings/month and easily get 2 days a week free.
The other question is if you want to have the newest camera on the market, the best and always-new-lenses. But this is just grown man's games.
WeddingEtCetera Com: TO BE CONTINUED. That is what I write to the prospect. Part Three
About your photographer !!- Does your photographer guarantee you for life his photos ?- What guarantee does he give you for the expectancy life of his paper photo ?- Will he still have your photos in 10 years ?About us :- I am video director, not videomaker.- We use the truths DVD. They are guaranteed for life. I have all my films since I started 19 years ago.- We exchange them to you free of charge if you damage them.To finish, I am going to tell you a true story. A few years ago, I "lost" a Wedding film because the customer found me too expensive. She appealed to a video director who charged only 700 Euro for his services. In September, 2009, I received the following e-mail: << I paid 700 Euro, I had it for 700 Euro. Today, I cannot read any more my DVD.>>Sorry for her but the quality buys itself. If a provider sells little expensively, it means that his service is worth only it.I wish you a nice wedding…
there ar tonns of programs for backuping DVD. To pay 2 or 3 000 $ instead of $700 just because you can't make a backup copy of your wedding dvd is extremely supid.
thx1138: The P&S camera market is under siege from the phone cameras and yet although this offers a novel feature it's still a tiny sensor offering not much improvement over the 1/4" sensors. Time to move this class of camera up to the 1/1.8"-1/1.5" sensors while the advanced P&S move to 2/3" or larger. No use complaining that it'll make it bigger, as people aren't buying this class of camera anyway. The likes of the LX-5, XZ-1 etc aren't that much larger at all anyway.
@MinceyFreshmaybe not minimal but till 120-150mm equiv.This would be enough for everything.
cernic: the flash is in awkward position, below the shutter button?
yes, but otherwise it would be in the bad position when the camera is in he portrait position.
ZAnton: To answer most of the critics here.G1X is G-series camera with better IQ, faster and more versatile.BUT IT IS STILL G-SERIES, THAT IS WHY IT IS CALLED G1X!!!
It is not supposed to get super-bokeh photos. It is not supposed to compete with DSLR+Lens. Actually it is supposed NOT TO COMPETE with DSLR.If you need to change lenses and fast AF for sports/animals/weddings - buy DSLR. At the moment contrast AF is way slower than DSLR AF and neither Canon G, nor m4/3 (Nikon 1, Pentax Q etc.) are suitable for such kind of photography.This is clear marketing separation of Canon.
For those who have criticized DPR for non-artistic photos - the photos were made to show the IMAGE QUALITY (mostly lens sharpness and noise), not the photo-skills of the DPR personell, so use these photos as they supposed to be used.
@hammerheadfistpunchSorry, I didn't know how to use "neither..nor.." construction for more than 2 subjects.
mjkerpan: Nice image quality. Still a shame about the slow lens, though.
How can you be ashamed of physical laws?
To answer most of the critics here.G1X is G-series camera with better IQ, faster and more versatile.BUT IT IS STILL G-SERIES, THAT IS WHY IT IS CALLED G1X!!!
Absolutic: The low light ISO seems remarkable and better than 18MP sensor of 7d/550d/60d/600d. However, as many noted, this is a well-lit scene and not what you'd get in low light in real life. I am sure Dpreview will do real-life low light situations late at night or inside bars/restaurant which are not well lit. I am not as much concerned with 3.5-5.6 F on the lens as with its range and af speed/ability in low light conditions. If the lens was 24-120 I'd be closely looking at it for my wife (I am getting T2i with 18-135 for her instead)
the rule I use for ISO studio tests - subtract 1 stop.So if you see studio light test @ISO 1600 - that is how ISO 800 will look like in real life.
R Johns: Pt. 2) I'll list out a few missed opportunities I feel Canon has either intentionally or unintentionally left off of this otherwise great camera.
*No Remote Capture ability with EOS Utility (Rebel has this feature)*No ability to control Wireless Flash Groups (Rebel has this feature)*HDR Mode does not record to a RAW file*AE Bracketing limited to only 3 Frames (Pan "G" and Oly E-"P" go up to 7)*No Video 3-10x crop mode in 1080P HD (Rebel has this feature)*No 1080p @ 30fpx, or 720p/480p @ 60fps (Rebel has this feature)*No Stereo Audio Input for External Microphone (Rebel has this feature)*No TTL Viewfinder *No 100% (or close to 100%) Frame Coverage in Viewfinder*No Viewfinder Info??? Seriously???*No ability to use a Lens Filter and a Lens Hood together
it looks more like "how I see digital camera of the year 2030"
ZAnton: I bet they will be as expensive as hell as everything from Pana/Oly. You get half of the ASP-C sensor, dark, unsharp lens with huge distortions, CA etc. at the price of Nikon D7000 or Canon 7D. You can say it's the price of the size, I say, it is a price of commertial and marketing.
@SpunjjiThe 17-85 is total crap, it is sad that you didn't know it.My wife's Oly EPen1 gives bad colors and massive noise. IQ is significantly worse than my old 350D + Tamron 17-50 f/2.8. Oly's RAW files are practically not editable in LR. Even small amount of Fill Light caouses huge noise in shadows and blur. The colors is total disaster. I have never f***d so much to get proper sky and trees colors. In addition all changes in color give grain in gradients.
@ashwinsTrue for 4/3 but not the case with m4/3.@Spunjji go to amazon and check the prices for Panas/Oly and compare them with canon/nikon and read reviews on photozone.de.
SaltLakeGuy: I would hate to hazard to guess at the price they will ask for these lenses :-(
@mpgxsvcd Same lenses for Nikon/Canon would cost less than a half.