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Thread: PowerShot G1 X

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    PowerShot G1 X

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    • 14.3 Megapixel, 1.5" (18.7 x 14.0 mm) "high sensitivity" CMOS sensor
    • DIGIC 5 image processor
    • Slightly larger than the PowerShot G12; flash has been relocated, and the ISO dial has been removed, with a direct button taking its place
    • F2.8-5.8, 4X optical zoom lens, equivalent to 28 - 112 mm
    • Lens has aperture range of F2.8 - F16, which is much wider than on a typical compact camera
    • Optical image stabilization, with Intelligent IS (which selects the right IS mode when in Smart Auto mode)
    • 3-inch, rotating LCD display with 922,000 pixels
    • Optical viewfinder
    • Full manual controls, with 14-bit RAW support
    • ISO range of 100 - 12800
    • Smart Auto mode selects one of 32 scene modes for you
    • Can take up to 6 photos (including RAW) at 4.5 frames/second
    • Records Full HD video at 1920 x 1080 (24p) with stereo sound and use of optical zoom
    • Hot shoe for external flash
    • Optional filters and conversion lenses
    • SD/SDHC/SDXC card slot
    • Uses NB-10L lithium-ion battery, 250 shots per charge
    • Ships in February for $799


    A step in the right direction IMHO though I'd still like to see a mirrorless option from Canon....
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    Minolta Riva 100AF, Sinpo PQ-3, Olympus mju-III wide 100, Yashica 635
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    Canon A720i|400D|7D|5DMKII|85mm f1.8|24-105mm f4|135mm f2|40mm f2.8|430EX II*2|BG-E3|BG-E7
    Sigma 24mm f1.8|50mm f2.8|105mm f2.8 Samyang 8mm fisheye
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    I'm happy. I just want to see the burst mode information, but this could be my next camera.

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    I am curious as to just how big this thing is.

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    Other reviews have an image of the G1 X next to a G12. It's definitely taller and a bit thicker, but not substantially so. It should still fit in a jacket packet, but not a pants pocket.

    Burst mode is 4.5 fps for 6 shots, and 1.9 fps otherwise. Not fantastic, but acceptable.

    It's expensive, but I think it would meet my needs but it won't eliminate the need for an ultrazoom or DSLR. But I won't need to buy a replacement for my SD800 when it finally dies.

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    Ooooh! Pretty.....
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    Tking into consideration that hotshoes are the same size, I compared the GX1 to X-Pro 1 to GF1 to M9P to Canon G1X to EP-3 to Leica X1 to Fuji X100 and Fuji X10 with a side by side.
    *note focal plane is aligned in the horizontal for all and lens centered in the vertical images.
    Via Kelvin Lam
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    Nikon EM, Series E lenses 50mm f1.8|28mm f1.8|100mm f2.8, Sigma 80-200mm f4.5-5.6
    Minolta Riva 100AF, Sinpo PQ-3, Olympus mju-III wide 100, Yashica 635
    Digital
    Sony cybershot W90, cybershot T90
    Canon A720i|400D|7D|5DMKII|85mm f1.8|24-105mm f4|135mm f2|40mm f2.8|430EX II*2|BG-E3|BG-E7
    Sigma 24mm f1.8|50mm f2.8|105mm f2.8 Samyang 8mm fisheye
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    that thing is badass
    D800e l V3 l AW1 l 16-35 l 35 l 50 l 85 l 105 l EM1 l 7.5 l 12-40 l 14 l 17 l 25 l 45 l 60 l 75
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    Sounds nice but expensive. For $799 seems like there are better options. The only advantage of the G1X is the small size.
    Sony NEX 3 with 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 lens. Canon 300HS, Fuji F70, Panasonic ZS19.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bascom View Post
    The only advantage of the G1X is the small size.
    But that's a huge advantage.

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    Cameras like this and the new range from Fuji are marketed as "enthusiast" rather than "pro" or "consumer." Pros will make rational decisions on a price/feature basis. Consumers will not spend a lot. Enthusiasts are people who have some skill, some experience, some knowledge, and a lot of gear lust.

    "enthusiast" = "higher price"

    I want.
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