GaryJP

GaryJP

Lives in Hong Kong Hong Kong
Works as a TV Production, Directing, Shooting, Editing
Joined on Mar 11, 2006

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mrtaufik: People keep talking that Sony's colors is the worst, is there ANY evidence to prove it? Almost every camera made by Sony or Canon or Nikon or Olympus provide feature to set-up the colors so they will match with almost any taste of their users. Then WHY people always talking about color of one camera is better than the other?

Because when you correct for, say, a green face, you throw every other colour in the picture out of whack. Having used Sony, Canon, Panasonic, and Olympus, all I need is the evidence of my own eyes. But you can find statistics on colour variance on the DXOMark so many like to quote on dynamic range, among other places. The in-camera colour profiles of which you speak do not alter responses to individual colours, they affect overall colour.

Direct link | Posted on May 17, 2014 at 00:39 UTC

Adobe have repeatedly claimed that not being able to log in daily will in no way affect your ability to use their software.

If this were a good deal for consumers, it would be an OPTION. There is a reason it is not.

Direct link | Posted on May 15, 2014 at 23:04 UTC as 79th comment | 1 reply
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Valiant Thor: I had high hopes for this camera but unfortunately no 60p video and with the upcoming announcement of the Sony RX100 M3, I'm gonna wait.

I shoot both. My choice in most situations of G1X Mk2 is based on hands on experience. But even if I did not, there's some info here.

http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/53631243

Or indeed in the review, the part about noise, which shows the queen's head detail far superior

http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/canon-powershot-g1-x-mark-ii/9

Direct link | Posted on May 15, 2014 at 03:55 UTC
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Solar Eagle: Why not cover the new macro capability in this review? It would be nice to know what kind of magnification you get from 5cm at 24mm, since Canon isnt telling us. Even a simple mention of the MM or coverage area would have been fine.

G1 X MkII shoots macros

You're welcome

http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/53672739

Direct link | Posted on May 15, 2014 at 03:45 UTC
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EssexAsh: "photographer Art Wolfe has built perhaps one of the strongest brands in his field."

Who? Guess his brand could be better. Whoever he is.

Te US is not the world.it. It just thinks it is. Carry on.

Direct link | Posted on May 14, 2014 at 07:31 UTC
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Dailou: ..........continuation from below the need this baby fulfills and is due to canons commitment to the underwater guys and gails, they always at the time of intro have a underwater housing you can get which in comparison to underwater housings is reasonably priced. with the better wide angle, nice viewing display , fast fstop, and decent sensor size, canons good build quality, and canons commitment to providing uw housings this will be a nice small package that should get good underwater results. (see the first half of my reason i like this camera). this is why i like this camera - by the way i have been shooting with this thing for the last 2 weeks and it is pleasant to use and the results are good

You asked me specifically which m43 camera had better IQ than the GM1. If you don't think you'll like the answer, don't ask the question.

And my comparisons were with the G1X MkII.

Direct link | Posted on May 13, 2014 at 00:03 UTC
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ennemkay: No sweep pano, no auto hdr. Meh. The future is algorithmic photography and canon is a dinosaur.

Mobile phone panos are like the dog playing chess. He never wins but at least he can move the pieces.

Direct link | Posted on May 12, 2014 at 13:06 UTC
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Dailou: ..........continuation from below the need this baby fulfills and is due to canons commitment to the underwater guys and gails, they always at the time of intro have a underwater housing you can get which in comparison to underwater housings is reasonably priced. with the better wide angle, nice viewing display , fast fstop, and decent sensor size, canons good build quality, and canons commitment to providing uw housings this will be a nice small package that should get good underwater results. (see the first half of my reason i like this camera). this is why i like this camera - by the way i have been shooting with this thing for the last 2 weeks and it is pleasant to use and the results are good

I have the OMD EM1 with the f2.8 lens.

A system camera is not a point and shoot. The lens is slower than the G1X, with about half the focal length at the long end. It's not much cheaper than the G1X. And it's a smaller sensor. Slow lenses were the big bane of the m43 for me UNTIL that f2.8 came along. I am not about to take a step backwards.

Imaging resource also shows me a little more noise and less detail on the GM1 even by ISO 400, and I frequently shoot low light at that speed or more. For my purposes the GM1 sensor in no way performs better.

incidentally, I HAVE used Panasonic M43, and found the dynamic range worse than the Canon.

https://s3.amazonaws.com/masters.galleries.dpreview.com/1795662.jpg?X-Amz-Expires=3600&X-Amz-Algorithm=AWS4-HMAC-SHA256&X-Amz-Credential=AKIAJ7ICBHXPIPPMTNCQ/20140512/us-east-1/s3/aws4_request&X-Amz-Date=20140512T130408Z&X-Amz-SignedHeaders=host&X-Amz-Signature=e5da395c68da0b7a888209c157916c4bbc726a0b61286220997addfddb867965

Direct link | Posted on May 12, 2014 at 12:56 UTC
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ennemkay: No sweep pano, no auto hdr. Meh. The future is algorithmic photography and canon is a dinosaur.

"You certainly haven't seen the results of Apple's sweep panorama implementation."

Well I have. Nice toy. Not stunning photographs, particularly if anything is moving in your shot. . And the same for the Samsung which I now use having dropped iPhone.

Direct link | Posted on May 12, 2014 at 02:27 UTC
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Nomorefilmman: TO: ANYONE WHO PURCHASED AND USED THE NEW G1X MARK II:

Dpreview report says several times: "Whole camera pauses for about 1.5 seconds after the shutter release is halfway-pressed."

Do you experience this? I own a G1X Mark I, and at the "Aperture Preferred" setting I mostly use, I normally experience approximately .75 sec delay for a response, or to shoot an image. I never experience 1.5 seconds, unless the camera is having problems focusing for some reason (darkness, featureless target scene, etc.).

If you experience this delay, under what circumstances?

I like my G1X Mark I a lot, having adjusted for its negatives; takes great images for me. I am interested in buying the G1X Mark II for its new features, but for the G1X II with 1.5 seconds delay each first shot, or halfway-pressing the shutter, I don't know if I could live with that; I could live with all of the other report negatives, having experience with the G1X Mark I.

Any help will be very much appreciated.

If you can, I really recommend just trying it for yourself. I just can't replicate that behaviour. Perhaps see if you can. I have mine set so that the front lens ring delivers exposure compensation.

Direct link | Posted on May 11, 2014 at 23:06 UTC
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Dailou: ..........continuation from below the need this baby fulfills and is due to canons commitment to the underwater guys and gails, they always at the time of intro have a underwater housing you can get which in comparison to underwater housings is reasonably priced. with the better wide angle, nice viewing display , fast fstop, and decent sensor size, canons good build quality, and canons commitment to providing uw housings this will be a nice small package that should get good underwater results. (see the first half of my reason i like this camera). this is why i like this camera - by the way i have been shooting with this thing for the last 2 weeks and it is pleasant to use and the results are good

"Who cares about the difference of ilc and compact?"

People who have a need for a stantalone obviously. Like me. Even though I already have a good m43 system that thrashes the GM1.

" The gm-1 and g1x fulfill the exact same role."

No they don't actually. But keep bashing.

The only real competition here is between the Canon and the Sony, and having both on my shelf at this very minute I can tell you the Sony is no competition. Mostly on colour.

I can work with the Canon sensors. Dynamic range is an issue for specific SITUATIONS, not every image, and half those choosing to use it as a stick to beat a dog here (a) don't understand that, and (b) likely never shoot RAW and make the most of the DR of WHATEVER camera they have.

Direct link | Posted on May 11, 2014 at 03:30 UTC
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Nomorefilmman: TO: ANYONE WHO PURCHASED AND USED THE NEW G1X MARK II:

Dpreview report says several times: "Whole camera pauses for about 1.5 seconds after the shutter release is halfway-pressed."

Do you experience this? I own a G1X Mark I, and at the "Aperture Preferred" setting I mostly use, I normally experience approximately .75 sec delay for a response, or to shoot an image. I never experience 1.5 seconds, unless the camera is having problems focusing for some reason (darkness, featureless target scene, etc.).

If you experience this delay, under what circumstances?

I like my G1X Mark I a lot, having adjusted for its negatives; takes great images for me. I am interested in buying the G1X Mark II for its new features, but for the G1X II with 1.5 seconds delay each first shot, or halfway-pressing the shutter, I don't know if I could live with that; I could live with all of the other report negatives, having experience with the G1X Mark I.

Any help will be very much appreciated.

Dpreview report says several times: "Whole camera pauses for about 1.5 seconds after the shutter release is halfway-pressed."

Mine does not. I just tried it twice. Perhaps this only happens if it has a problem focusng, or it may be to do with some other setting. I advise going into a shop and trying it for yourself if you can. It just does not happen for me.

I have it set on AV, RAW, and with the smaller focusing area. I also have it set to magnify the focus zone.

Direct link | Posted on May 11, 2014 at 03:10 UTC
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paqman: methinks if this had a nikon sticker on it dp would have gushed and not focused (sic) on its 'flaws'. :}

BarnET, what point of "don't like their RAWS" is causing you problems. Their RAWS are not as adjustable as those of other manufacturers, apart from which many people never touch RAW. I always process from RAW, But when I've fixed a green face at the expense of messing up every other colour in the image, I am not a happy camper.

Direct link | Posted on May 11, 2014 at 03:06 UTC
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Dailou: ..........continuation from below the need this baby fulfills and is due to canons commitment to the underwater guys and gails, they always at the time of intro have a underwater housing you can get which in comparison to underwater housings is reasonably priced. with the better wide angle, nice viewing display , fast fstop, and decent sensor size, canons good build quality, and canons commitment to providing uw housings this will be a nice small package that should get good underwater results. (see the first half of my reason i like this camera). this is why i like this camera - by the way i have been shooting with this thing for the last 2 weeks and it is pleasant to use and the results are good

BarnET. You seem to be having difficulties with the concept of the difference between a point and shoot and an interchangeable lens system camera. When I want the latter I'll use my OMD EM1, which does not replace the G1X MkII. And as for stock, well I do feel safer buying from a company that is not downrated to almost junk status.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/maggiemcgrath/2014/01/27/sony-credit-cut-to-junk-status-as-smartphones-cannibalize-its-tv-and-pc-businesses/

Direct link | Posted on May 11, 2014 at 03:03 UTC
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Dailou: ..........continuation from below the need this baby fulfills and is due to canons commitment to the underwater guys and gails, they always at the time of intro have a underwater housing you can get which in comparison to underwater housings is reasonably priced. with the better wide angle, nice viewing display , fast fstop, and decent sensor size, canons good build quality, and canons commitment to providing uw housings this will be a nice small package that should get good underwater results. (see the first half of my reason i like this camera). this is why i like this camera - by the way i have been shooting with this thing for the last 2 weeks and it is pleasant to use and the results are good

And how will you use it without a lens or two?

I think you miss the concept of an all in one point and shoot versus a system. I have a M43 system, and, on another level, the 5D MkII, and the 1D MkIII.

I don't kid myself that the three different levels are the same. I am amazed by those that keep trying to do so. On the most basic point and shoot level, the only competition is RX100 MkII versus this. The Canon wins as far as I am concerned.

Direct link | Posted on May 10, 2014 at 12:09 UTC
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paqman: methinks if this had a nikon sticker on it dp would have gushed and not focused (sic) on its 'flaws'. :}

The strange thing about this review is that in its conclusion it compares the G1X IQ unfavourably with the RX100 but its own pictures show the opposite, in every aspect except dynamic range.

Apart from which I don't like the green faces Sony gives me (And I have owned BOTH RX100s) and I don't like their RAWS.

http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/53631243

http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/canon-powershot-g1-x-mark-ii/9

Direct link | Posted on May 10, 2014 at 00:58 UTC
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Monvieux: I've been waiting forthis combination of features and price point in a camera. I will evaluate it for myself but nonetheless, the review is inciteful and does make me think twice. It always comes down to money and marketing and perhaps Canon had to make some trade-offs to meet a certain price-point. I can't help but think the Canon is in the midst of financial worries and this model release is reflective of that....!

Thanks for all the posts, they do help a lot

Canon is not in financial difficulties. Sony is.

Direct link | Posted on May 10, 2014 at 00:54 UTC
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Dailou: ..........continuation from below the need this baby fulfills and is due to canons commitment to the underwater guys and gails, they always at the time of intro have a underwater housing you can get which in comparison to underwater housings is reasonably priced. with the better wide angle, nice viewing display , fast fstop, and decent sensor size, canons good build quality, and canons commitment to providing uw housings this will be a nice small package that should get good underwater results. (see the first half of my reason i like this camera). this is why i like this camera - by the way i have been shooting with this thing for the last 2 weeks and it is pleasant to use and the results are good

Canon is rich. Sony stock is junk. Define "left in the dust".

Direct link | Posted on May 10, 2014 at 00:51 UTC
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David Eicher: I am a long time Canon user. 1D MK I-IV, 5D MK I-III.
G 10, 11, 12, G1X.
For better or worse I am invested in Canon, comfortable with the menus and features, don't like using different systems at the same time. I travel a lot and quick, familiar use is valuable to me. I use DSLR for most work, a compact camera for "travel shots" or convenience.

I had a OLY OMD EM5, took pretty good shots but I just didn't get comfortable, and always wished I had SLR, I was changing lenses anyway.

I have averaged an 85% resale rate for 10 years.

I am trying out the G1X MK II to fill my role for a single carry camera with no lens changing. If I want pocket pictures I use my Phone as do most people.

Can't believe how negative the forums have gotten. I used to come on and share ideas and get advice. If I was an outsider reading this website I would think most camera gear is crap.

I still remember getting great shots with an OLY 5050 Zoom before I went to the first Rebel.

Just my 2 cents

I love how the very first response here exemplifies the original poster's point. And I have tried the Sony cameras, dislike their inconsistent colours and dislike their relative inflexibility in RAW, so I will stick with what works better for me. The G1X SMOKES the RX100 on detail.

Direct link | Posted on May 8, 2014 at 23:45 UTC
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Segaman: It might get a cool (not warm) review, but when you look at the picture on other forum, this is a very nice camera, the price will go down, and it will still be ahead of any other brand, cause people don't read reviews, they look at what th pictures, and that is enough for most people.
Who care if 40 fanboys don't like it, it will sell and it has a nice niche in that price range, viva la competition

In terms of image detail versus noise in an RX100 comparison, one can always use one's own eyes, and the DPReview tests

http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/53631243

Or indeed in the review, the part about noise, which shows the queen's head detail far superior

http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/canon-powershot-g1-x-mark-ii/9

Really, one needs blinders at ANY ISO to think the RX100 Mk II is outperforming the Canon on detail there. The review fails to notice that the Canon is either using a lot less noise reduction or still capturing a sharper image even above ISO 6400. Don't take my word for it, check it yourself.

The one hit is on dynamic range. Only individual photographers can tell how much of a hit that is likely to be for them. My images almost never demand the full dynamic range of the camera, and if that's all people care about, it amazes me that anyone owns anything other than the Nikon D800. If you do own anything else instead, then you too agree DR is not the only issue.

Direct link | Posted on May 8, 2014 at 23:42 UTC
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