mcslsk

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On article Just Posted: Canon PowerShot G1 X review (508 comments in total)
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unofr: what about this cam for photo sub ???
Macro @ 20cm !!!!!! :o(

Sorry, unofr, misunderstood your post.

Link | Posted on Apr 3, 2012 at 12:20 UTC
On article Just Posted: Canon PowerShot G1 X review (508 comments in total)
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Mr AB: according to http://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/G1X/G1XA.HTM seems that G1X has some light leaks problems that Canon also knows... maybe are not so heavy but could annoying someone.

In any case I think that this camera is well featured with some rather small drawbacks.

Look a little further down, it's been discussed, it is not an issue.

Link | Posted on Apr 2, 2012 at 20:49 UTC
On article Just Posted: Canon PowerShot G1 X review (508 comments in total)
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Steven Rounds: In regards to the "Silver Award" given to the Canon G1 X by DP Review in its test review...check out this link:

http://www.imaging-resource.com/news/2012/03/21/canon-g1-x-exhibits-light-leak-or-internal-reflection-in-certain-conditions

Note that if you search DP Review for "Canon PowerShot G1 X light leak", you'll come up with NO links or discussions of the problem...what the hell is going on at DP Review? Is it run by Canon fanboyz?

Let's talk from lawyer to lawyer :-)
It is a non issue. Period.

Link | Posted on Apr 2, 2012 at 16:22 UTC
On article Just Posted: Canon PowerShot G1 X review (508 comments in total)
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unofr: what about this cam for photo sub ???
Macro @ 20cm !!!!!! :o(

0 messages from you in the forum. Did you really just register to post this crap?

Link | Posted on Apr 2, 2012 at 16:06 UTC
On article Just Posted: Canon PowerShot G1 X review (508 comments in total)
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Steven Rounds: In regards to the "Silver Award" given to the Canon G1 X by DP Review in its test review...check out this link:

http://www.imaging-resource.com/news/2012/03/21/canon-g1-x-exhibits-light-leak-or-internal-reflection-in-certain-conditions

Note that if you search DP Review for "Canon PowerShot G1 X light leak", you'll come up with NO links or discussions of the problem...what the hell is going on at DP Review? Is it run by Canon fanboyz?

Howard, hate to disagree with you but it does affect every G1X (confirmed by Canon) but it is, as you say, so unlikely to show that it is not a practical issue. I wonder whether one could even create an automatic fix as the area in which this appears in the image and the shape of it is always the same.

Link | Posted on Apr 2, 2012 at 14:47 UTC
On article Just Posted: Canon PowerShot G1 X review (508 comments in total)
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Nudibranco: I do not see this camera as a compelling one in the current market. It struggles to "bridge" the gap between the larger sensor higher quality images and the compactness and versatility of smaller cameras.

Basically it is trying to be small enough to be pocketable and maybe it is but it compromises too much on Focus speed (this is just from the review and frankly it is probably not that bad) and distance (which instead is a big disadvantage at least in my applications).

In the "bridge" market I prefer the M43 offering which has lots of flexibility, kit options that are smaller and lighter, and similar or better image quality (thanks to the interchangeable lenses). And some recent compact cameras like the S95/S100, Oly XZ1, Nikon P series are not far off in image quality at low ISO (but with distinct advantages over the G1x).
Canon is just under pressure in this market segment and trying a new approach (this is the only Canon revolution for now).

And your point is?

Link | Posted on Apr 2, 2012 at 13:37 UTC
On article Just Posted: Canon PowerShot G1 X review (508 comments in total)
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(unknown member): When my Nikon DSLR and all the lenses and filters in a flipside 300 backpack is a pain to carry, this is the one camera that I would “choose” to have in a pocket.

And anything that moves within that landscape - unless it moves so fast that you need continuous shooting to capture the right moment

Link | Posted on Apr 2, 2012 at 05:37 UTC
On article Just Posted: Canon PowerShot G1 X review (508 comments in total)
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Valentinian: A large-sensor-fixed-lens-mirrorless camera doesn't make sense in my opinion due to the fast evolution of the mirrorless system. mirrorless cameras of today are much much better of mirrorless cameras of two years ago.
It's better to buy a decent interchangable lens mirrorles camera today and a couple of excellent lenses. Two short years from now you can upgrade to a much better mirrorless camera and already have the lenses. But if you buy the G1X today, what will you do with it in 2014?
The question is: don't Canon and Nikon understand that in a couple of years the mirrorless cameras quality will match the best DSLR ?

If you own a DSLR and lenses, it does not make any sense to buy a new system and new lenses when all you want is DSLR quality in a small package. No sense what so ever. That are the customers (like me) for the G1X. A fixed lens makes all the sense in the world because I will not cary an additional tele zoom, leave alone several prime lenses, when all I want is a small camera with DSLR IQ.

Link | Posted on Apr 2, 2012 at 02:17 UTC
On article Just Posted: Canon PowerShot G1 X review (508 comments in total)
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Nudibranco: I do not see this camera as a compelling one in the current market. It struggles to "bridge" the gap between the larger sensor higher quality images and the compactness and versatility of smaller cameras.

Basically it is trying to be small enough to be pocketable and maybe it is but it compromises too much on Focus speed (this is just from the review and frankly it is probably not that bad) and distance (which instead is a big disadvantage at least in my applications).

In the "bridge" market I prefer the M43 offering which has lots of flexibility, kit options that are smaller and lighter, and similar or better image quality (thanks to the interchangeable lenses). And some recent compact cameras like the S95/S100, Oly XZ1, Nikon P series are not far off in image quality at low ISO (but with distinct advantages over the G1x).
Canon is just under pressure in this market segment and trying a new approach (this is the only Canon revolution for now).

Nudibranco, calm down. You are not the only one who cannot tell which lens can compete with the G1X. Now, let's assume the Pana pancake zoom delivers an IQ that equals the one of the G1X lens (from all I have read and seen it does not, but then I don't own one so cannot tell first hand), the zoom range is still less and so is the speed at wide angle.

Link | Posted on Apr 2, 2012 at 02:03 UTC
On article Just Posted: Canon PowerShot G1 X review (508 comments in total)
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Steven Rounds: In regards to the "Silver Award" given to the Canon G1 X by DP Review in its test review...check out this link:

http://www.imaging-resource.com/news/2012/03/21/canon-g1-x-exhibits-light-leak-or-internal-reflection-in-certain-conditions

Note that if you search DP Review for "Canon PowerShot G1 X light leak", you'll come up with NO links or discussions of the problem...what the hell is going on at DP Review? Is it run by Canon fanboyz?

Steven, it took me some time and effort to reproduce the effect which only occurs at 50mm, high shutter speed and small aperture. All images taken so far under everyday conditions in bright sunlight do not show the effect. IR states that they believe this to be so rare that hardly anyone will encounter it in daily use. You can follow the discussion on their site.

Link | Posted on Apr 1, 2012 at 20:35 UTC
On article Just Posted: Canon PowerShot G1 X review (508 comments in total)
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lightsculpture: There are many in this forum who wish for a zoom lens starting at 24mm/f2.0 on the G1X. The fact is, if Canon were to choose a 24mm/f2.0 on the G1x, they would probably also use the 1/1.7" sensor from the S100 in order to maintain a sensible size. The image quality for the G1X would then be very close to the S100, just like the G12/S95 pair. So, for those who want a 24mm/f2.0 lens and do not give a hood about the sensor size, then why not consider the S100?

" So, for those who want a 24mm/f2.0 lens and do not give a hood about the sensor size, then why not consider the S100?"

Because for the 4mm more wide angle you loose the hot shoe, the OVF (yes, that crappy little, yet important thing), and IQ in particular at high ISO that allows cropping, editing and large prints. If all that is not important, then the S100 is a great camera.

Link | Posted on Apr 1, 2012 at 19:34 UTC
On article Just Posted: Canon PowerShot G1 X review (508 comments in total)
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Nudibranco: I do not see this camera as a compelling one in the current market. It struggles to "bridge" the gap between the larger sensor higher quality images and the compactness and versatility of smaller cameras.

Basically it is trying to be small enough to be pocketable and maybe it is but it compromises too much on Focus speed (this is just from the review and frankly it is probably not that bad) and distance (which instead is a big disadvantage at least in my applications).

In the "bridge" market I prefer the M43 offering which has lots of flexibility, kit options that are smaller and lighter, and similar or better image quality (thanks to the interchangeable lenses). And some recent compact cameras like the S95/S100, Oly XZ1, Nikon P series are not far off in image quality at low ISO (but with distinct advantages over the G1x).
Canon is just under pressure in this market segment and trying a new approach (this is the only Canon revolution for now).

minzaw, the task is to name a lens that is comparable in IQ, size, zoom range and speed. Which of the lenses for the K-01 would be able to compete on all of these factors? Maybe I missed it.

Link | Posted on Apr 1, 2012 at 19:26 UTC
On article Just Posted: Canon PowerShot G1 X review (508 comments in total)
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Nudibranco: I do not see this camera as a compelling one in the current market. It struggles to "bridge" the gap between the larger sensor higher quality images and the compactness and versatility of smaller cameras.

Basically it is trying to be small enough to be pocketable and maybe it is but it compromises too much on Focus speed (this is just from the review and frankly it is probably not that bad) and distance (which instead is a big disadvantage at least in my applications).

In the "bridge" market I prefer the M43 offering which has lots of flexibility, kit options that are smaller and lighter, and similar or better image quality (thanks to the interchangeable lenses). And some recent compact cameras like the S95/S100, Oly XZ1, Nikon P series are not far off in image quality at low ISO (but with distinct advantages over the G1x).
Canon is just under pressure in this market segment and trying a new approach (this is the only Canon revolution for now).

Vario PZ 14-42mm F3,5-5,6. Less zoom range, slower, less IQ. Nudibranco, try again.

Link | Posted on Apr 1, 2012 at 18:06 UTC
On article Just Posted: Canon PowerShot G1 X review (508 comments in total)
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Nudibranco: I do not see this camera as a compelling one in the current market. It struggles to "bridge" the gap between the larger sensor higher quality images and the compactness and versatility of smaller cameras.

Basically it is trying to be small enough to be pocketable and maybe it is but it compromises too much on Focus speed (this is just from the review and frankly it is probably not that bad) and distance (which instead is a big disadvantage at least in my applications).

In the "bridge" market I prefer the M43 offering which has lots of flexibility, kit options that are smaller and lighter, and similar or better image quality (thanks to the interchangeable lenses). And some recent compact cameras like the S95/S100, Oly XZ1, Nikon P series are not far off in image quality at low ISO (but with distinct advantages over the G1x).
Canon is just under pressure in this market segment and trying a new approach (this is the only Canon revolution for now).

The 14-42 is comparable in size, but not in speed, range and IQ. Try again.

Link | Posted on Apr 1, 2012 at 15:54 UTC
On article Just Posted: Canon PowerShot G1 X review (508 comments in total)
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mcslsk: Not recognizing the revolutionary design of the lens for me is the major shortfall of the review. That is disappointing because I was always under the impression that for the reviewers here, photographic elements of a camera are way more important than gimmicks like in camera filters or video capabilities. If you look at the lens, Canon has not only delivered high quality glass but also really taken it to the limits of what can be done given size restraints and also probably price point. There are only two other cameras that I had considered prior to he announcement of the G1X: The Fuji x100 and the Sony NEX 7. What made me go for the G1X is the lens! It is tiny, yet has a very acceptable zoom range and still starts at 2.8 and ends at 5.8 which is normal for most kit lenses (for camera with comparable sensor size). Thus I strongly believe that dpreview should revisit their review.

You can take images of things (and people) that move just fine. The AF is not PEN fast (as R. Butler noted) but it isn't terribly slow either. Continues shooting is not fast (it is quite fast in low light situations, but not in normal light conditions, why, I don't know). And then there is always the option to choose an f-stop that gives you plenty DoF.

Link | Posted on Apr 1, 2012 at 13:44 UTC
On article Just Posted: Canon PowerShot G1 X review (508 comments in total)
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Nudibranco: I do not see this camera as a compelling one in the current market. It struggles to "bridge" the gap between the larger sensor higher quality images and the compactness and versatility of smaller cameras.

Basically it is trying to be small enough to be pocketable and maybe it is but it compromises too much on Focus speed (this is just from the review and frankly it is probably not that bad) and distance (which instead is a big disadvantage at least in my applications).

In the "bridge" market I prefer the M43 offering which has lots of flexibility, kit options that are smaller and lighter, and similar or better image quality (thanks to the interchangeable lenses). And some recent compact cameras like the S95/S100, Oly XZ1, Nikon P series are not far off in image quality at low ISO (but with distinct advantages over the G1x).
Canon is just under pressure in this market segment and trying a new approach (this is the only Canon revolution for now).

No, I am looking at images out of G11 and G1X. And if you just look at them on a screen or do normal prints, it is really hard to tell the difference at low ISO. Now, if I try to get some more from the shadows of a G11 image taken at anything more than ISO 200 or crop, that is where the difference really shows. Or if you do a large print. But that still leaves my question to Nudibranco unanswered - and I guess he does not have one.

Link | Posted on Apr 1, 2012 at 13:38 UTC
On article Just Posted: Canon PowerShot G1 X review (508 comments in total)
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Nudibranco: I do not see this camera as a compelling one in the current market. It struggles to "bridge" the gap between the larger sensor higher quality images and the compactness and versatility of smaller cameras.

Basically it is trying to be small enough to be pocketable and maybe it is but it compromises too much on Focus speed (this is just from the review and frankly it is probably not that bad) and distance (which instead is a big disadvantage at least in my applications).

In the "bridge" market I prefer the M43 offering which has lots of flexibility, kit options that are smaller and lighter, and similar or better image quality (thanks to the interchangeable lenses). And some recent compact cameras like the S95/S100, Oly XZ1, Nikon P series are not far off in image quality at low ISO (but with distinct advantages over the G1x).
Canon is just under pressure in this market segment and trying a new approach (this is the only Canon revolution for now).

Can you please tell us which M43 options you have in mind that are both, smaller and lighter, and have similar or better IQ? You are right, S100/G12 are not far off in terms of IQ at lower ISO, but the G1X provides you with more headroom to crop and edit from low to high ISO. The close focussing distance of the G1X is a limitation and I would hope that Canon in a firmware update provides auto switching between normal and macro mode in all operating modes and not only in Auto.

Link | Posted on Apr 1, 2012 at 09:28 UTC
On article Just Posted: Canon PowerShot G1 X review (508 comments in total)
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mcslsk: Not recognizing the revolutionary design of the lens for me is the major shortfall of the review. That is disappointing because I was always under the impression that for the reviewers here, photographic elements of a camera are way more important than gimmicks like in camera filters or video capabilities. If you look at the lens, Canon has not only delivered high quality glass but also really taken it to the limits of what can be done given size restraints and also probably price point. There are only two other cameras that I had considered prior to he announcement of the G1X: The Fuji x100 and the Sony NEX 7. What made me go for the G1X is the lens! It is tiny, yet has a very acceptable zoom range and still starts at 2.8 and ends at 5.8 which is normal for most kit lenses (for camera with comparable sensor size). Thus I strongly believe that dpreview should revisit their review.

Read the forum, read the reviews on the lens. There is no other lens available at this size, speed and zoom range that gives this IQ. The combination of this lens, the sensor, Digi5 and in-camera software are what makes this IQ at the size of the G1X possible. The NEX does not have a comparable lens, Fuji does not, and neither does Pana. Show me a lens for a large sensor that matches or beats this lens in terms of IQ, size, zoom range and speed, whether assembled by robots in Japan or German engineers in the Black Forest.

Link | Posted on Apr 1, 2012 at 06:37 UTC
On article Just Posted: Canon PowerShot G1 X review (508 comments in total)

Not recognizing the revolutionary design of the lens for me is the major shortfall of the review. That is disappointing because I was always under the impression that for the reviewers here, photographic elements of a camera are way more important than gimmicks like in camera filters or video capabilities. If you look at the lens, Canon has not only delivered high quality glass but also really taken it to the limits of what can be done given size restraints and also probably price point. There are only two other cameras that I had considered prior to he announcement of the G1X: The Fuji x100 and the Sony NEX 7. What made me go for the G1X is the lens! It is tiny, yet has a very acceptable zoom range and still starts at 2.8 and ends at 5.8 which is normal for most kit lenses (for camera with comparable sensor size). Thus I strongly believe that dpreview should revisit their review.

Link | Posted on Apr 1, 2012 at 05:55 UTC as 33rd comment | 6 replies
On article Just Posted: Canon G1 X studio test samples (220 comments in total)
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cube65: I've tested my G1 X for a few days and the image quality is very good. It's worth the price.

Mine arrived 20 minutes ago. It looks and feels nice. Once the battery is fully charged, I will go and take some pictures.

Link | Posted on Mar 1, 2012 at 12:27 UTC
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