G1 X Mark II: Not happy with handling

Started Mar 18, 2014 | Discussions thread
OP kitchenbug Junior Member • Posts: 29
Re: G1 X Mark II: Not happy with handling

Tonkotsu Ramen wrote:

So other than handling, and the previous items you posted, what made you sell it?

The reviews on japanese websites seem to be pretty positive.

It is primarily the handling I'm not happy with.

I compared the image resolution (in JPEG) of an object (wool threads in back lighting) at a distance of 4 meters with lens zoomed at 120mm focal length equivalent at F3.9 on G1X2 and F4 on Nikon P7700, thinking that's how I want shoot a portrait. The area in focus showed pretty much equal resolution between the two cameras (despite the difference in sensor size). Tonality of mid-tone was better with G1X2, but overall dynamic range was nearly equal. I liked the rendition of out-of-focus areas better with P7700. It's a personal choice. I don't want to keep two cameras, as I find that distracting from my photography.

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