G1 X Mark II: Not happy with handling

Started Mar 18, 2014 | Discussions thread
Helstor Regular Member • Posts: 258
Re: Interesting..

When it comes to camera ergonomics, what can be considered good is very subjective. I bought the G1X online without trying it first (could not find it locally and I have no problems with my G12 so I figured it would be OK). Unfortunately I thought it was very uncomfortable to hold. Like a thick brick with sharp corners. If I tried to move my hands/fingers to get a better grip I would usually end up pushing some button and change a setting.

I really wanted to like the G1X, and I tried but it took away all the fun of going out shooting. Even with a strap on I spent more time worrying about dropping it than I did looking for photo opportunities. I loved the IQ but in the end I sold it.

I am interested in the G1X2 but I will make sure to try it out and handle it before I decide whether or not to buy it.


PS.I will probably love the dual control rings around the lens because I used to shoot an Olympus  OM2 film camera for many years

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