GaryJP

GaryJP

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On Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II Review preview (623 comments in total)
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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

There are enough positives, albeit inconsistent, in the the review for most of us who have actually used the camera. For example, in one part it admits the IQ is better than the RX100, but not better ENOUGH to justify the size increase.

"Overall, though, the larger sensor in the Canon is much of the reason that the camera is so much less pocketable than the Sony, yet the full benefits of that additional sensor size are not realized: the Canon's image quality advantage isn't proportionate with its greater bulk."

Add that to this: "The G1 X II does still have an aperture advantage, especially at the long end of its zoom. This means there are still occasions where it can use lower ISOs than the Sony,"

So that means, less noise in a comparable lighting situation.

The issue becomes whether its greater bulk is even an issue for you.

Direct link | Posted on May 8, 2014 at 23:40 UTC
On Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II Review preview (623 comments in total)
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123Mike: $800, fixed lens, video is only 30 fps.
The Sony A6000 with its fast PDAF and 60 fps video and exchangeable lenses, is a far FAR better choice !

A camera is a whole package, and that includes the lens. The way some of you talk, in the days of film, if you put different film in your camera your camera suddenly became garbage. If you only, out of ALL the characteristics, focus on ones that bolster your case, you just plain look a bit weak.

Direct link | Posted on May 8, 2014 at 03:49 UTC
On Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II Review preview (623 comments in total)
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8632Morrison: Just looking at the daylight RAW comparison to the Sony RX100 II and forgive me if I'm wrong, but it sure looks like the Canon is the clear equal (or better) and also at high ISOs. Regardless, the G1 XII looks like a good very good camera and shoots quite well (maybe less so in video, but that's not a concern for me) by all I can see. Fully deserving of the Silver it earned.

That's what happens when you use your eyes instead of relying on stats and the comments of shills for other brands.

Direct link | Posted on May 8, 2014 at 03:46 UTC
On Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II Review preview (623 comments in total)
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JeffreyJC: $800.00 is almost twice as much as this camera should be. You can buy for example a Oly PM2 with 2 lens kit for $370. Sure this is a great camera but a $800 dollar great camera ? NOT EVEN CLOSE!

Well, I am not in the habit of putting my more expensive equipment down to the advantage of my cheaper equipment, but in actual usage, whatever DXO says, I do not bump up against those differences very often. As I've said elsewhere it's about one in a hundred photos where I find I am beyond the camera's dynamic range.

I won't disagree that the Olympus is superb. In fact, until I got an EM5, and later the EM1, I did not rate M43 very highly. But one has to consider price and portability too. The G1X is a different horse for a different course.

Direct link | Posted on May 8, 2014 at 01:58 UTC
On Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II Review preview (623 comments in total)
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forpetessake: "24-120mm equivalent F2.0-3.9 lens"

When manufacturers lie it's call an advertisement. But of all sites DPR should know better than repeating the lies and leading the ignorant readers astray. The lens is 12.5-62.5mm F2.0-3.9, not the stated equivalent. The FF equivalent lens would be 24-120mm F3.8-7.5 -- a big difference.

IGNORANT READERS NEED NOT TO REPLY.

LOL

Direct link | Posted on May 8, 2014 at 01:41 UTC
On Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II Review preview (623 comments in total)
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GaryJP: " But do these improvements make the G1 X Mark II the large-sensor compact for enthusiasts?"

There is no other comparatively large sensor compact for enthusiasts.

I have used both cameras. I have compared colour and RAWS from both. Have you?

One has to look at the parameters. There's a DR hit, but the G1X does better on detail, high ISO, low light shooting, colour, depth of field, and RAW flexibility. All of which mean more to me.

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

And note this:

"The G1 X II does still have an aperture advantage, especially at the long end of its zoom. This means there are still occasions where it can use lower ISOs than the Sony, and it can offer much more control over depth-of-field.

... the full benefits of that additional sensor size are not realized: the Canon's IMAGE QUALITY ADVANTAGE isn't proportionate with its greater bulk."

Note that it does not say the Canon has lower image quality. It does not.

It would take a very "special" eyesight to aver that the RX100 IQ in the noise comparison on the queen's head is more detailed than the G1X

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

Direct link | Posted on May 8, 2014 at 01:05 UTC
On Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II Review preview (623 comments in total)
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Grobb: I realized this camera was not worth the price from the first images I saw on the Internet. After reading some actual user testimonials, I decided to save $500 and got a XZ-2 instead. I'm sure glad I made that decision! I don't have any AF issues, blooming/halo affects, low DR, etc, etc... Using the DPR comparison tool, IQ is just as good and sharp up to about ISO 1600, the maximum I shoot. The XZ-2 is also much smaller/lighter and has a faster/sharper lens! I was hoping to upgrade my G12 to the G1XII, I'm glad I changed my mind in time! Maybe the G17 will get a new and improved sensor, but probably not knowing Canons history of innovation :(

You don't actually have comparative detail either.

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

Direct link | Posted on May 8, 2014 at 01:02 UTC
On Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II Review preview (623 comments in total)
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GaryJP: " But do these improvements make the G1 X Mark II the large-sensor compact for enthusiasts?"

There is no other comparatively large sensor compact for enthusiasts.

If I agreed with you I would not have sold/be selling both of my RX100s.

It only performs worse if you do not give a crap about colour. Or fetishise dynamic range at the expense of all else (it used to be pixel count, now it's DR.) It performs better in depth of field, in colour accuracy, and in high ISO / low light. And in ability to manipulate the RAWS. All of which I need more.

A camera is a bundle of things. Not just one.

Direct link | Posted on May 8, 2014 at 00:32 UTC
On Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II Review preview (623 comments in total)
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JeffreyJC: $800.00 is almost twice as much as this camera should be. You can buy for example a Oly PM2 with 2 lens kit for $370. Sure this is a great camera but a $800 dollar great camera ? NOT EVEN CLOSE!

"The problem is that current m43 sensors are so much better"

Really? I have the OMD EM1, but its dynamic range is not significantly higher than the Canon. And yes, that Olympus F2.8 is a beautiful lens, but it is expensive AND you will need the upcoming, even more expensive Olympus f2.8 telephoto zoom to get the flexibility of the G1X. I will probably buy it, finances permitting, but I am under no illusion it will be cheap.

Direct link | Posted on May 7, 2014 at 23:11 UTC
On Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II Review preview (623 comments in total)
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GaryJP: " But do these improvements make the G1 X Mark II the large-sensor compact for enthusiasts?"

There is no other comparatively large sensor compact for enthusiasts.

I have the RX100 Mk II I am selling it. I have already sold the first RX100.

And no, the sensor is not comparatively large.

The Ricoh GR has the sensor size but NO ZOOM. A photographer friend of mine uses one for street photography, but it's severely limited for other uses.

Each of the cameras you mention competes in some areas, but the selling point of the G1X Mk II is that NONE of them compete in all areas.

Direct link | Posted on May 7, 2014 at 23:07 UTC
On Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II Review preview (623 comments in total)

" But do these improvements make the G1 X Mark II the large-sensor compact for enthusiasts?"

There is no other comparatively large sensor compact for enthusiasts.

Direct link | Posted on May 7, 2014 at 22:36 UTC as 141st comment | 8 replies
On Did Amazon just patent the seamless background setup? article (128 comments in total)

They need to patent it. Before Apple or Microsoft claims to own the patent.

Direct link | Posted on May 6, 2014 at 23:04 UTC as 64th comment

DPReview brand fanatics trash real photographers. Nothing new in these comments.

Direct link | Posted on May 5, 2014 at 23:12 UTC as 7th comment
On Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II Review preview (451 comments in total)
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Rawmeister: 800 for a powershot with no viewfinder!!!???
Will somebody please stop letting the beancounters make the decisions. Canon going downhill fast.

Nice lens, too bad about the rest of it.

I think I can see why Canon are richer than you.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 21, 2014 at 23:52 UTC
On Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II Review preview (451 comments in total)
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Zoron: Incredibly poor photo quality.....even at low iso.....it seems the big 1.5"sensor and noise reduction software are designed to produce compromise quality.......amazing how the sensor is almost APSC size but clearly a sub-par sensor and very soft un-sharp center-to-corner lens combination....

I think he confused the first letter of his name.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 18, 2014 at 11:48 UTC
On Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II Review preview (451 comments in total)

About two years ago, these comment pages and forums were full of people saying the G 1 X had issues, that it would not be popular, it would not sell well, the price would drop "any day now", it would be an evolutionary dead end, and Canon would not make a Mk II.

Well, wrong on all counts, and in my town if you don't get to stores within half an hour of delivery the camera is sold out.

Now the critics may start pontificating that there will never be a G1 X Mk III, and the Mk II won't sell, and will soon drop its price.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 17, 2014 at 15:18 UTC as 51st comment | 5 replies
On Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II Review preview (451 comments in total)
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Sergey Borachev: Canon, put a Sony sensor in next time, or a sensor that is competitive, then I'll be more interested. A larger than M43 sensor sounds nice, and so does the lens spec, on paper, but is the IQ actually better? We will have to find out about its IQ later, and also whether its IQ is actually noticeably better than a similarly priced E-M10 kit, to give up features in the E-M10 like the nice EVF, lens interchangeability, and more.

I have used both RX100s, still own - for now - the MkII, and very much agree with Marc.

And I'd agree that Sony RAWS take a lot less tweaking than Canon, Olympus, Panasonic, or even Fuji. And the colours often just get weird. I frequently have real issues with the skin colours my Sony gets. (And by the way, I use their video cameras professionally pretty much every single day.)

Direct link | Posted on Apr 17, 2014 at 15:14 UTC
On Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II Review preview (451 comments in total)
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Elaka Farmor: How can RX100 (with its much smaller sensor and more megapixels) have better dynamic range and color depth, and a two years old olympus with a smaller sensor (E-PM2) have much better low light ISO??http://www.dxomark.com/Cameras/Compare/Side-by-side/Canon-PowerShot-G1-X-Mark-II-versus-Sony-Cyber-shot-DSC-RX100-II-versus-Olympus-PEN-E-PM2___941_896_840

Yes, because your typical HDR picture looks exactly like a Van Gogh.

I far more often find myself "crushing" shadows than trying to lift them.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 17, 2014 at 15:09 UTC
On Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II Review preview (451 comments in total)
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Elaka Farmor: How can RX100 (with its much smaller sensor and more megapixels) have better dynamic range and color depth, and a two years old olympus with a smaller sensor (E-PM2) have much better low light ISO??http://www.dxomark.com/Cameras/Compare/Side-by-side/Canon-PowerShot-G1-X-Mark-II-versus-Sony-Cyber-shot-DSC-RX100-II-versus-Olympus-PEN-E-PM2___941_896_840

Rembrandt's pictures have a limited dynamic range.

Discuss.

Using these terms irrespective of function and purpose is just silly. HDR can look, and often does look, like cat vomit. It is not the be all and end all of a good photograph or a good camera. If it were no one would have taken a good image ever in the first decades of film or digital.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 17, 2014 at 12:22 UTC
On Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II Review preview (451 comments in total)
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Greg Gebhardt: Forget waiting on the DPR review. If you want it and it meets your needs buy it and you will not be sorry. Do not let the negative posts in the Canon Forum sway you as they are typical for haters who are either jealous or trolls.

The G1X MK2 is a VERY capable camera and a worthy one to replace the MK1 version if you are looking for a camera if this type.

Well it is kind of hard to believe that people who are not using it know better than those that are.

You talk sometimes as if being critical of a piece of equipment that does not suit your purposes is doing God's holy work, when surely the simple answer is if you can find a better one that does, buy it.

Ultimately, I think Howard Roark made one of the best points about this camera:

"As it stands, the G1 X and Mark II do something that all other 1.5" sensor compact cameras wish they could do: exist."

Too many comments that think they are objective here merely criticise an apple for not being a good orange. When if people prefer oranges they should just buy an orange.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 17, 2014 at 12:13 UTC
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