Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II Review
Our latest test scene is designed to simulate both daylight and low-light shooting. Pressing the 'lighting' buttons at the top of the widget allows you to switch between the two. The daylight scene is shot with manually set white balance, but the camera is left in its Auto setting for the low-light tests.
At base ISO, the G1 X Mark II doesn't look a whole lot different than its predecessor, though it does exhibit. At ISO 800 the camera maintains a good amount of detail, especially to the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II. Noise-wise, the G1 X II to the original G1 X.
When we reach ISO 3200 the original G1 X is a tad better in terms of, while the Mark II performs than the smaller-sensored Sony RX100 II, even when . While noise and at ISO 6400, photos are still very usable, especially at . The same could be said at the G1 X II's top ISO of 12800: while not wondrous at full size, when downsized for or , things still look pretty good.
Aside from, there isn't much to say about the G1 X II's Raw performance at low ISOs. At middle sensitivities ISO 800 in this case), the Mark II is comparable to the original as well as Canon's . Interestingly, the Sony RX100 II is very close when image sizes are . Chroma noise starts to appear at ISO 1600, and by it's causing detail loss. At the top sensitivity (ISO 12800) chroma noise has taken out most of the detail in the scene, and given a bloody nose.
Low light JPEGs are noisier than in daylight, which doesn't come as a surprise. Whenthe two G1 X models, you'll find the Mark II to be a bit noisier than its predecessor. Canon does a good job of reducing in its JPEGs, but that's at the expense of . When recording Raw files, chroma noise starts hitting fine detail at around , with some false color visible as well. Things don't get dramatically worse at the top two sensitivities, though it's worth noting again that the G1 X Mark II has than the G1 X as the ISO climbs.
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