I own a Canon G1X but Canon's sensors are so old they knew Gandalf before he had a beard and Burger King whilst he was still a prince.
This camera reminds of the Lexus ES300. Superb build quality and outstanding reliability with a top shelf 65 point auto focus system.
But under the hood it has the same v6 engine(20.2mp) as its lesser Camry stablemate.
True its not the same 18mp sensor that we have kept seeing from Canon since the time of Jesus but the 20.2mp is really not leaps and bounds better. In fact the gains are minimal.
I understand this very much a performance based camera but image quality is still paramount...and at $1800 it is simply astounding to know that you can get way better image quality for the price.
Fuji have no doubt produced some fine cameras over the last few years. However to be frank this model falls short. The body is much larger than the RX100 yet the sensor is much smaller. The X30's camera dimensions r almost the same as the G1X Mark 2 yet the latter's sensor is way bigger.
Fuji's sensor tech is very good with excellent low light performance and dynamic range particularly from its APSC's. Stuff one of those or slightly smaller into the X30 body and people will definitely take notice.
Hmmm if this camera had a constant f1.2 aperture throughout the entire zoom range where it could just slip into your pocket it might have maybe had half a chance against the likes of the Panasonic FZ-1000 and Sony RX10.
Despite the use of a camera phone and the photos being edited, it clearly demonstrates that it is the keen eyed person behind the camera that ultimately determines the composition and quality of the shot.
YEAR 2018 - Canon G1X Mark IV - Press Release:
'Canon is excited to inform you that the new model has increased its resolution from 12.8mp to 18mp now matching Canon's enthusiast DSLR the EOS 7D'.
'We hope that you will continue to choose Nikon products for your photographic needs.'
Well one thing you still have to give Nikon is that they have a sense of humour!
Hmmm...wonder if Nikon will sue me if I develop a sensor which requires rubbing oil on its surface.
The price is very reasonable as I believe paying a premium for a Hasselblad over a Pentax is well worth it... but the lack of wifi is a deal breaker for me as I need ready access to facebook and instagram to upload pictures of my kids and pets running around.
Being a G1X owner I was looking forward to a faster lens, better AF performance and macro performance. Looks like Canon have delivered here.
But why take the swivel screen and all dials away! Why?? Also no phase detection it seems.
However cramming a F2-3.9 lens relative to such a large sensor into the size that they have does deserve a pat on the back. Well done Canon. Look out Sony RX100.
But why take the swivel screen and all dials away! Why??
Cramming a F2-3.9 lens relative to such a large sensor into the size that they have does deserve a pat on the back. Well done Canon. Look out Sony RX100.
Right. So the Canon 550d of half a decade ago has been re-released by another name with a few bits and pieces actually taken out of it.
I'm not sure whether to cry or to laugh.
Naveed Akhtar: Who are the fantastic four who chose the option "I had it" ..
Canon, Nikon, Hasselblad and Kodak
I could actually buy all seven pieces of photographic gear that were voted 'Best Gear of 2013' on this website and still have plenty of cash left over.
I understand that this camera has a target audience. However let me sum up what that target audience is. They are the misinformed elite who have too much money and frankly know nothing about photography. Such camera models are made simply for such people to purchase and impress those of like mindedness.
Kudos to Hasselblad and the like for knowing this fact very well. They pick up a Sony A99 and color it in grey and add a few piggy tails and sell it for almost four times more!
Fortunately this audience is still a niche category and it doesn't speak for the majority who genuinely call themselves photographers.
mpgxsvcd: I wish the super zoom category had never been invented.
Perhaps if you cared to check out some photos as well as the literally 1000's of user reviews of the Canon SX50HS, Panasonic FZ200 and the likes thereof you may actually reconsider your comment.
In an age where entry level cameras are a dying breed due to improved camera capabilities in smartphones, the superzoom category is still able to hold its own both in sales as well continuing to appeal to its target market.
Of the many different camera categories that exist, when it comes to bang for your buck the superzoom category sits very close to the top.
Im going to preorder this thing next year...wen its 1/3 of the price.
No video is like an AMG without the supercharger.
This is no doubt a solid camera. To put it into perspective it costs less than the Sony RX10 which is something I consider seriously overpriced despite being a good concept. Yet it is Canon and Nikon that are seemingly getting criticised left right and centre for everything they do.
I will agree however that it would have been nice if the 70D being an APSC had noticeably better image quality and high ISO performance than the best of what the M43s have to offer. But the gap has narrowed considerably making this camera still a good choice but a less decisive purchase than what it could have been.
If I was to apply logic to this camera purely based on price and the types of people who'd even consider buying one then I draw the following conclusions:
1) These people would buy a Suzuki over a Honda for the same price.2) These people would buy a Casio over a Seiko for the same price.3) These people will consider the Leica to be much better than the Nikon D7000 or RX100 II4) Even if the Sony A7R was reduced to the same price as this Leica, the people who this camera is intended for will preference the Leica simply because it is a Leica.5) When I look into the toilet bowl my floating turd is actually much more valuable than what I think it is if only I knew how to market it properly.
What just happened?? Its simple. Wiithin a span of a week several major shock waves were sent throughout the sacred land of Canikon.