What do m4/3 users think about the Canon G1X II?

Started Feb 11, 2014 | Discussions thread
JeanPierre Martel Veteran Member • Posts: 3,076
Re: Too late

honeyiscool wrote:

Yeah, I actually think $800 is a really good deal by M43 standards. I mean, the only fast wide angle we have is... $800, and Canon gives you a lens that has those specs at the wide end, plus it zooms. And has a sensor bigger than a 4/3" sensor behind it. So how is that overpriced?

You can't compare m4/3 cameras with the Canon G1X II. Why? The size of the sensor is one criterion. But the quality of the sensor is a lot more important.

If Canon would put a sensor as great as the one found in second-generation m4/3 cameras (OM-D, Lumix GX7, etc.), the Canon G1X II would have an IQ as good as DSLRs sold twice that price and made by that same company.

So Canon don't have the choice but putting a sensor equivalent to the one in first-generation m4/3 cameras (GH1, old Pens, etc.). These days, those old m4/3 cameras are sold as kits at a rebate price a lot below 800$. That's why the Canon GX1 II is overpriced.

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