G1X to G5X

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Miss tilly
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Hi, has anyone made this direct change. I like my G1X a lot, image quality is superb. The viewfinder on the G5X is what is really tempting me. Any first hand experience would be appreciated, thanks.

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Miss tilly wrote:

Hi, has anyone made this direct change. I like my G1X a lot, image quality is superb. The viewfinder on the G5X is what is really tempting me. Any first hand experience would be appreciated, thanks.

EOS M200, M50ii, M6 ii or even RP are viable upgrades and probably not even that much bigger.

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Miss tilly
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Had not thought about that, thanks for your suggestions.

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Sue Anne Rush
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Hello ...

IMHO the G5X looks like an excellent camera. 

Miss tilly wrote:

Hi, has anyone made this direct change. I like my G1X a lot, image quality is superb. The viewfinder on the G5X is what is really tempting me. Any first hand experience would be appreciated, thanks.

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Miss tilly wrote:

Had not thought about that, thanks for your suggestions.

here is comparision with M50 and 15-45:

https://j.mp/3zqK6Uk

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Miss tilly
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Thanks for your reply Sue Anne, I remember when it was launched how impressed I was with it’s feature list, At the time it was very expensive. Now it is in my price range and whilst the features still impress me I am not sure how the 1” sensor compares with my G1X. Thanks again for your thoughts.

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Miss tilly wrote:

Hi, has anyone made this direct change. I like my G1X a lot, image quality is superb. The viewfinder on the G5X is what is really tempting me. Any first hand experience would be appreciated, thanks.

G1X original?

G5x original?

I can vouch to G1X II and III and G5x (both).

Think hard about 1” if you’re tastebuds are accustomed to larger sensors. The G5x II in particular is very smart, though.

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Miss tilly
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Thank you for your reply. Yes, I should have been clearer, I was referring to the original of both models. Also appreciate your suggestion to think hard about the 1” sensor. Nice to hear from someone knowledgeable.

for now I am continuing with my G1X, it is the features of the G5X that got me thinking, the viewfinder in particular.

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Miss tilly wrote:

Thank you for your reply. Yes, I should have been clearer, I was referring to the original of both models. Also appreciate your suggestion to think hard about the 1” sensor. Nice to hear from someone knowledgeable.

for now I am continuing with my G1X, it is the features of the G5X that got me thinking, the viewfinder in particular.

The viewfinder is decent, for a compact (both G5X Mark I and Mark II).

The image quality isn't bad as you're coming from a G1X Mark I. It's the Mark III which is hard to beat, but the Mark I and Mark II are more easily surpassed. In fact, the G5X Mark I or Mark II should "beat" your G1X Mark I, except in low light if you're taking your time with RAW noise reduction fine tuning. If not, the G5X's will "win" here too.

Really depends how much you want to spend. My 2 cents? Be careful of the AF speed on the G5X Mark I, DIGIC6 is a bit pokey. Now granted, you're already dealing with the G1X Mark I which is moreso, but, after you've shot a newer Canon, it's hard to look back. I don't think you can go wrong with either the G5X Mark I, Mark II, or G1X Mark III, which are logical successors for your G1X Mark I. Viewfinders on any of these are decent, but, they are EVFs... And, they are small, but that's the point so that the camera itself remains compact. Canon did a good job balancing the two (compactness and EVF quality) if you ask me.

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