Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II

Announced Feb 12, 2014 •
13 megapixels | 3 screen | 24 – 120 mm (5×)
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I am astounded at the results I got from this camera. I rented this camera for a concert and the photo detail and color and the camera's versatility exceeded my expectations. Even after I cropped the RAW files way down the detail was 100% realistic, near perfect with no noise. I shot RAW, Super Fine, AWB, Manual @ISO 1600-2000, 1/250 sec and used the zoom to 120mm (so I couldn't open up the aperture as wide as I wanted) and the photos showed no lack of brightness at all. The concert ...

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I am a middling enthusiast who only buys a camera every three years... so my previous camera was the SX130, a very capable machine! After intensive studying of dpreview, I lighted on the new G1X Mark II. It's a great camera! Its behavior in low-light is excellent, and the AF speed is tremendously improved, the WiFi is cool, all factors in my purchase.  But my expectations of IQ were far too high.  I figured that three years from now (when I buy my next camera) a 1.5" sensor will be common, ...

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My new "go everywhere" camera.  I love it.  it is like a G12 on steroids.  It is a bit bigger, but has a similar layout of controls, a faster higher quality lens, two control rings on the lens, a pop-up flash and a great EVF.   Unfortunately the EVF is an expensive extra but at least it is removable so not likely to be damaged in transit. In any case the old optical finder on the G-series was next to useless.  The rear screen is large, clear, tiltable and touch sensitive.  THe only feature ...

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There is no doubting the light metering and sensor quality, the images this camera can produce are great - and RAW mode too!  Low and natural light photography is great with it. The user definable dial on the lens body is also fabulous.  The design flaws relate to usability, other than the slow focus mentioned in previous posts, I often miss the point of focus indicated on the rear screen and end up with an out of focus image, especially outdoors when its bright.   The main bug-bear I have ...

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I traveled with the GX1II through Asia, with dust and humidity. Very solid build and nice feeling in hand. The focal lengths is almost perfect for traveling with a small camera: 24-120 mm and for indoors you have f:2,0. But this will soon go down to f:3,9. I had some losses with the AF, it is not the fastest and don't liked the viewfinder so much - in comparison there are better electronic viewfinders with faster picture replay and less noise in shadow areas. For me it handles not very good ...

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The canon powereshot G1x Mark II  it takes beautiful rich photographs. DSLR quality even in auto mode.  Very sharp images and especially good in low light. Really good. I took a hundred or so pictures at a wedding and they looked better than the pro photographers shots. I like the feel and fit and finish much better than the Sony Rx100 line. This is built like a tank. Add the optional grip. It does take a little more time to focus but is worth the wait in my opinion. I prefer Canon color ...

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I like the camera as it is except for several issues: The standard grip is not designed for the weight of the camera. Since the camera is heavier than most compacts, I unintentionally press camera controls and it is somewhat annoying. The optional grip is way too expensive. So I'd rather keep nagging around than buy this grip. I don't want to invest my money in this Canon's carefully designed marketing rip-off (larger grip should cost some 5 cent more in production). The other issue that ...

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Here is my second review of the combination of the WP-DC53. I already put my general observations about the housing in this thread. http://www.dpreview.com/forums/thread/3658937 Today I used it for a dive for the first time. All images are edited in LR 5.4 with changes in WB, tone, sharpening, noise reduction and sometimes cropping. Images were taken with a Inon D2000 external strobe, mostly in TTL mode. All in all, I was quite happy with camera underwater. Focusing was generally fast and ...

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I wanted a compact (non-changeable lens) that can be convenient to carry around and give me reasonable performance similar to my larger DSLRs, including my full-frame ones. I am not much of a Canon fan as all my DSLRs are Nikon, however, I bought the G1X MkII due to its specifications and Nikon has nothing close to it. I looked at other choices including Sony’s RX100 MkII but decided on the newer G1X MkII. When the original G1X first came out, the specification simply put me off and I was ...

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I have the G1X2 and also the RX100.   The new G1X has a nice thumb grip to hold it better.   The speed of all functions is very good, right there with the RX.    The lens is sharp at the long end even at 3.9, and best at 5.6.   At the wide end its typical wide open, a bit soft as experienced photogs might expect, but mostly at very close shooting distances.  For the street at dusk, I won't worry about it.  Not that bad.   If 2.8 is enough light, that's of course better at 24mm. At 6400 iso it ...

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