Trying to choose btw G1 X ang G16?

Started Dec 27, 2013 | Discussions thread
Peter Marchant Regular Member • Posts: 301
Re: Trying to choose btw G1 X ang G16?

I have a similar decision to make and my choice is also G15/G16 vs G1X.

I already have an EOS 70D SLR and an old Canon A710 which I tend to have with me far more often than the 70D. It needs updating though, hence my interest in this thread.

I don't like to HAVE TO use an LCD to compose as I need reading glasses to focus on the screen, so all my cameras have view finders - no need for specs! This rules out most compacts including the Sony RX100 that someone mentioned - and the EOS M for that matter.

Now I'm sure that the G1X is capable of slightly better quality under testing conditions, but for me, I would leave it at home most days because of its bulk.  The G15/G16 is a similar size to my A710, so I'm almost certainly going for that camera in favour of the G1X.  If I had no SLR, I may have chosen the G1X for "photography days" and a good compact for everyday use.


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