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On article Just Posted: Canon PowerShot G1 X review (504 comments in total)
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turretless: That's exactly the camera I wanted when I was buying my G11. Oh, well... :(

Indeed. Released a year or so too late really. We do have to remember the 2011 Tsunami and it's huge impact on the Japanese. That fact they are releasing new products at all is amazing. And we are so spoilt and more and more demanding. Imagine the fuss over this camera if it was released just 2 or 3 years ago...

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2012 at 23:31 UTC
On article Just Posted: Canon PowerShot G1 X review (504 comments in total)

I must say despite the criticisms of slow af, poor optical viewfinder etc the images I have seen here and elsewhere are consistently very good indeed (I have a Fuji X 100 so am used to great IQ). I think we need to regard this as a super G12. Mind you the main reason I swopped to the Fuji was the amazingly clear and useful optical/EVF viewfinder. The amazing low light and IQ was a surprise (I was one of the first to buy).

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2012 at 23:27 UTC as 125th comment
On article Just Posted: Canon PowerShot G1 X review (504 comments in total)
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Prognathous: Looks like a great camera. Too bad it uses the worst kind of LCD articulation (side hinge), and a tunnel-view OVF instead of an EVF. Still, quite tempting.

Have you used a side hinge LCD? I found it pretty useful on the A650IS and G11 as it is useful for portrait and landscape (orientation) shots eg up a tree etc

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2012 at 23:22 UTC
On article Just Posted: Canon PowerShot G1 X review (504 comments in total)
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D1N0: Great Camera but it should have interchangeable lenses.

No, then it would be a 600D lite.

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2012 at 23:15 UTC
On article Just Posted: Canon PowerShot G1 X review (504 comments in total)
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photo nuts: It's not the lack of interchangeable lenses that renders the G1X unattractive, it's the ridiculously out-dated out-classed AF for a 2012 camera that kills it. A clear sign that Canon has stagnated and is going nowhere.

Stagnated and going nowhere? Bit of a blanket statement. However this camera is a year too late. Come on Canon this camera with faster AF, a top notch EVF (or much better optical viewfinder) and brighter lens would compete! Ah but then who would want a 600D?
Odd choice really not to make it 4/3 so as to differentiate between models more clearly.

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2012 at 23:14 UTC

Interesting to read Ken Rockwell's review where he recommends to have DR on auto and ISO on auto and how the flash works well with this to give perfect fill in flash.
He is (as usual) a bit overenthusiastic about the camera and loves the panorama mode more than I do. I have tried it indoors on manual focus with it stopped down and not that impressed. Probably best for outdoors.

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2012 at 21:44 UTC as 5th comment

One thing I have never liked on the X-100 is when shooting in continuous drive modes (5fps or 3 fps) the images are saved as a group with a different naming convention. Completely unnecessary and makes playback awkward and a mess of my computer workflow. Another instance of Fuji being TOO clever.

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2012 at 21:40 UTC as 6th comment

Correction to post re toggle control. Should say "Toggle to LEFT reverses sequence..."

Link | Posted on Mar 27, 2012 at 00:49 UTC as 11th comment

As I said below I find Also I do find the way the controller wheel rotates to the left to increase ISO value (and other values in some menus - and to fine tune aperture with the Toggle Control) counterintuitive. I think Fuji have tried to follow the way the manual top dials turned which is to the left as well. Still confuses me. Which way do you turn the volume knob on a stereo? Right to increase and left to decrease.

Final thoughts. Wonderful camera now even better BUT I think Fuji needs to focus on making things simple as well as clever. And to do more testing before release to avoid the costly issues they have had so far (sticky apertures on X-100 and orbs on X-10 and X-S1.

Looking forward to the x-Pro-1. Especially if they release a 25-100 stabalised zoom (and a 70-300 zoom) or similar.

Link | Posted on Mar 25, 2012 at 21:39 UTC as 12th comment

Been playing more with the toggle control. In Playback mode push it in to zoom to the max to the center of the image (you can scroll around the image with the main control wheel). Press to fully zoom out if even partially zoomed in. Toggle to the right to bring up exif info and again. Keep going until back where you started. Toggle to right reverses sequence beginning with a center cross hair which I though would be the focus point but is only the center of the image (pointless really).. Handy if you prefer not to have this info on screen normally.

Link | Posted on Mar 25, 2012 at 21:38 UTC as 13th comment

Still happy with my 5D Mk1. Fantastic image quality and sensible file sizes. Could do with a decent LCD and maybe a stop more ISO. That's it! Video? Pah! Get a camcorder. Lighter, cheaper and better. Still if I did find one of these in my xmas stocking....

Link | Posted on Mar 24, 2012 at 04:15 UTC as 64th comment

Also I do find the way the controller wheel rotates to the left to increase ISO value (and other values in some menus - and to fine tune aperture) counterintuitive. Still not used to it. Mind you mainly leave it on Auto ISo (max 3200/1/30sec). Start up with quickstart on is now nearly instant. This plus the snappier auto focus means less missed shots.

Link | Posted on Mar 24, 2012 at 02:58 UTC as 20th comment
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HeyItsJoel: Great! NOW START WORKING ON THE Fuji X10 ORB ISSUE!!! Please? :)

HeyItsJoe...Fuji announced they are developing a modified sensor for the X-10 and X-S1 planned for release in late May. I imagine they will retro-fit this to existing units if requested by the customer.

Link | Posted on Mar 24, 2012 at 02:38 UTC

Definitely snappier AF. Assignable RAW button. Yay!
Pushing the (under-utilised) top controller toggle in zooms to the focus point when in AF-S. Clever. Works similarly in MF too. Now if the aperture can be fully controlled by the toggle (I find the aperture ring lugs awkward). Would have been nice to see Auto ISO in the Fn button menu but at least it is much easier to access now. Agree that you should be able to override auto ISO by selecting a higher ISO if you want. Why not a dedicated ISO ring a la Canon G12 (for X-101)?
How about an assignable toggle controller (same as RAW an Fn button)?
Very good upgrade Fuji - even if I did have to wait a year!
Next job make the menus so that it is not 3 steps to get to the set-up menu. Maybe assign AE button to the Shooting Menu and AF to Setup.

Link | Posted on Mar 24, 2012 at 02:33 UTC as 21st comment
On article Just Posted: Sigma SD1 preview Raw and JPEG samples (88 comments in total)
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HetFotoAtelier: It's a m a z i n g :-)

Completely agree with fotopizza re SD14 and it's dynamic range. In bright light or studio the SD14 made my 5D look weak. Trouble is it had a limited ISO range (actually best to stick with 100 ISO only) and slow processing speed, poor battery life etc. Must say was much more wowed by SD14 images than anything I have seen from the SD1 yet. Maybe for Foveon bigger pixels are better pixels.

Link | Posted on Sep 10, 2011 at 03:37 UTC
On article Fujifilm updates X100 firmware to v1.10 (108 comments in total)

OOps. Need a delete posts feature on this site!

Link | Posted on Jun 25, 2011 at 02:31 UTC as 48th comment
On article Fujifilm updates X100 firmware to v1.10 (108 comments in total)

Good stuff but does not fix my main gripe. When the ISO is assigned to the function button it would be ideal to also have a selection to turn Auto ISO on or off and to change it's settings – all from the function button menu. Also when holding down the function button to change the ISO there is not enough time to spin the wheel. Needs to hold the activation longer. Also the wheel direction is counter intuitive. Rotating to the right should increase not decrease ISO.

Auto ISO does seem a bit odd sometimes, occasionally making strange choices such as ISO 800 and 1000s (aperture priority) rather than the preferred lower ISO (200) and lower shutter speed (250s) even when set at min 1/60s in auto ISO menu.
Also the menu selections should be able to be repositioned to your preference (eg I would move Auto ISO to the top of the menu).
Ideally Fuji could put in a 'My Menu' so we can assign frequent functions.

And yes 2 function buttons instead of one plus RAW would be great.

Link | Posted on Jun 25, 2011 at 02:27 UTC as 23rd comment | 2 replies
On article Fujifilm updates X100 firmware to v1.10 (108 comments in total)

Good stuff but does not fix my main gripe. When the ISO is assigned to the function button it would be ideal to also have a selection to turn Auto ISO on or off and to change it's settings – all from the function button menu. Also when holding down the function button to change the ISO there is not enough time to spin the wheel. Needs to hold the activation longer. Also the wheel direction is counter intuitive. Rotating to the right should increase not decrease ISO.

Auto ISO does seem a bit odd sometimes, occasionally making strange choices such as ISO 800 and 1000s (aperture priority) rather than the preferred lower ISO (200) and lower shutter speed (250s) even when set at min 1/60s in auto ISO menu.
Also the menu selections should be able to be repositioned to your preference (eg I would move Auto ISO to the top of the menu).
Ideally Fuji could put in a 'My Menu' so we can assign frequent functions.

And yes 2 function buttons instead of one plus RAW would be great.

Link | Posted on Jun 25, 2011 at 02:27 UTC as 24th comment | 1 reply
On article Fujifilm updates X100 firmware to v1.10 (108 comments in total)

Good stuff but does not fix my main gripe. When the ISO is assigned to the function button it would be ideal to also have a selection to turn Auto ISO on or off and to change it's settings – all from the function button menu. Also when holding down the function button to change the ISO there is not enough time to spin the wheel. Needs to hold the activation longer. Also the wheel direction is counter intuitive. Rotating to the right should increase not decrease ISO.

Auto ISO does seem a bit odd sometimes, occasionally making strange choices such as ISO 800 and 1000s (aperture priority) rather than the preferred lower ISO (200) and lower shutter speed (250s) even when set at min 1/60s in auto ISO menu.
Also the menu selections should be able to be repositioned to your preference (eg I would move Auto ISO to the top of the menu).
Ideally Fuji could put in a 'My Menu' so we can assign frequent functions.

And yes 2 function buttons instead of one plus RAW would be great.

Link | Posted on Jun 25, 2011 at 02:27 UTC as 48th comment
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