Very good high iso pics. Colors appear natural . Good detail. Good price. This camera with the available lens lineup surely could keep a lot of people happy.
From SOOC images, this camera is a keeper.
Have read several reviews and looked at many sample photos: this camera can produce some very good photos. For those looking for "perfection" in a camera,: probably isn't going to happen. It's called tradeoffs. If manufacturers produced the "perfect camera" then what would be left to tempt you to buy? This is what makes the world go around. If you like it, buy it: if you don't like it, don't buy it. It's all in the eye of the beholder. This camera with a llm its deficiencies can still produce very good photos.
One thing is apparent from these images, if Fujifilm enters the full frame market, with the results achievable with the XTrans sensor or even their conventional Bayer sensor, Canon and Nikon will have to keep on their toes! Fujifilm has demonstrated very good support in updating lens and cameras for their customers. It is apparent they are in this for the long haul and that bodes well for all photographers.
I may only be a hobbyist and certainly not a dedicated pixel peeper but i can recognize very good images when i see them and the DMC-GM1 produces very good images, especial high iso images. Does it have every feature and perfect size? No! But it can sure take very good pictures in the right hand. There is not and probably will not be "the perfect camera" that has every feature and performance that if not every person or at least 99% of people want. It aint a perfect world.
Very impressive high iso pics. Good colors without over saturation. Looks like Panasonic has a winner in this category.
A cameras worth is not totally defined whether or not it does or does not have a viewfinder. It's what the photographer does with the camera that counts. Beauty is or is not in the eyes of the beholder. We all benefit from competition.
sambomax: are we looking at the same samples? They look very good to me.
If the images lack the snap or vibrancy that you want then go to the in camera setting controls and adjust. While this is a kit lens, some of the images look pretty good. Canon is Canon: good or bad. If the sensor is new or upgraded then Canon needs to really make sure this is known and well publicized as there is a number oif alternatives to consider.
Sample images have a "natural" look about them. Not as sharp looking as the Coolpix A samples but, no doubt this can be adjusted camera settings.
I must have missed something. What did Fuji do wrong? After all, ken Rockwell will tell you that it's the person behind the camera that makes the difference.
maybe it's just my eyesight but, why do so many of the sample pics look out of focus?
Ken Rockwell loves the Canon 6D. Pics on his website look great.
Man, it's a tough crowd out there. Call me crazy but the images look pretty good to me. There will never be a camera or lens that will please everybody. i'm not an Olympus or Panasonic user but, don't let the small and in some cases insignificant failings or less than perfect features carry the day. I would be willing to wager that there will be many users of this lens that will not lose sleep over details to the point it keeps them awake at night. All in all, it's good to see so many that care so much about photography.
The G1X takes excellent photos. Not the smallest but smaller and easier to carry around than a DSLR with attached lens. I have numerous Canon DSLR cameras but the G1X is easier to tote and with all the comments, pro and con, Canon must have struck a nerve. Bottom line: the G1X takes very good pics.
No camera is perfect. If you know what you are buying then you know that you are buying the G1X for picture quality and not for 6-10 fps. Sure the macro could be better but, I didn't buy this camera for macro. This camera delivers excellent low light high ISO performance. Sure $800 is a lot of money for a "point and shoot" camera but this is not an ordinary point and shoot camera. The image quality for this very portable camera is very good. Will the second generation of this camera improve on certain aspects? Sure, but that is the progression of camera development. There will always be a "better" camera. But if we wait for the best camera, we will never buy one. The best camera is the one you have with you.
The search for the holy grail of the perfect camera will be a very long journey. The world goes around because two people looking at the same thing will in all probability view something different. The G1 X can deliver excellent images. It's not perfect but it is a big progression in this Canon line of cameras. Don't let pixel peeping rule your photographic life. Just remember there will always be a "better" camera for you.
a camera is only an extension of the user. Don't let the pursuit of pixel perfection govern your photographic journey. The images posted from the Canon G1 X look very promising. After all as its been said numerous times: You best camera is the one you have with you. I wait anxiously for the arrival of my G1 X.