GaryJP

GaryJP

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On Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II Review preview (660 comments in total)
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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
On Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II Review preview (660 comments in total)
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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

No they don't actually. But keep bashing.

Direct link | Posted on May 11, 2014 at 03:35 UTC
On Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II Review preview (660 comments in total)
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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
On Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II Review preview (660 comments in total)
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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
On Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II Review preview (660 comments in total)
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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
On Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II Review preview (660 comments in total)
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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
On Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II Review preview (660 comments in total)
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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
On Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II Review preview (660 comments in total)
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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
On Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II Review preview (660 comments in total)
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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
On Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II Review preview (660 comments in total)
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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
On Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II Review preview (660 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

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
On Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II Review preview (660 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 (660 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 (660 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 (660 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 (660 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 (660 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 (660 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 (660 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
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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
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