The G1x after 18 months of reasonably heavy use

Started Feb 23, 2014 | User reviews thread
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gear1box Senior Member • Posts: 1,501
The G1x after 18 months of reasonably heavy use

you must understand this camera's limitations:  it is a Canon Powershop digicam with an APS-C sensor and a remarkably good lens grafted on.  Which means, like every Powershot, it is slow to get into use; not designed for action; somewhat clumsy (by dSLR standards) ergos; and the sensor/lens geometry means essentially no macro.  Oh, all is packaged in a rather clunky body that, still, is half the size and weight of an APSC dSLR (even if the size of a smaller m4/3).

So why do i like the ugly pup so?  By golly it does the deliver the goods within its operational envelope.  We are talking full contemporary Canon APS quality on the order of what the 7D can deliver; 20x30 prints are a doodle with this thing, particulary when shot Raw.  Did i mention that, in addition to the great lens, it also has the best VR system i've ever used?

Another point: simply because it lacks interchangeable lenses i find i can hand it to family members for a vacation and they come back as excited about the prints they can make as i am.

The G1x might not be the prettiest girl at the prom, but she may be the one to take home to momma.

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 gary ray
Semi-professional in early 1970s; just a putzer since then. interests: historical sites, virginia, motorcycle racing. A nikon user more by habit than choice; still, nikon seems to work well for me.

 gear1box's gear list:gear1box's gear list
Olympus OM-D E-M5 Nikon D810 Olympus E-PL7 Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-120mm f/4G ED VR Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm 1:4-5.6 +9 more
Canon PowerShot G1 X
14 megapixels • 3 screen • 28 – 112 mm (4×)
Announced: Jan 9, 2012
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