Maybe mirrorless could get better, but perhaps, the SLR technology could get better too?
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daughter's soccer tourney...
little portrait of my friends little girl
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canon 5d mk2 + 70-200 f2.8 L is usm mk2
The X's weren't just used to mark something awesome though (as the "L" is). They were used because the typical naming system didn't really work because the products weren't really successors to one previous camera.
The 1Dx replaces the 1Ds III and the 1D IV. So what do you call it? Well, you come up something that sounds good (1Dx I guess) and then make up reasons for it later (like, it being a "x" breed and such).
The G1x is a replacement for the G12 but ups the price and the sensor size significantly. It's a whole new beast. I get that calling it the G13 wouldn't really be a good idea. So why the "x" on that one? Beats me. Honestly the "X" isn't as confusing as the "1" is. Why is that there? Is it the G1 series now?
The new 5D will be called the Mark 3 and the 7D will be a Mark 2.
Indeed it does not blow the G1X out of the water! The G1X blows the Fuji Camera out of the water!
1. The G1X is made by Canon. That alone counts for a whole point.
2. The G1X can change focal lengths without changing lenses.
3. The G1X has a father maximum focal length.
4. The G1X costs 2,000.00 less or so after the three lenses
So, the G1X clearly blows the fuji thing way out of the water.
The real point is that the G1X is a walk around, landscape, people, macro, everything, one size fits all camera. It doesn't need and isn't supposed to have a broad aperture. Much of what I would shoot with this camera would be with a narrower aperture anyway. One doesn't shoot landscapes at f1.4, if one can help it, usually... But, having a compact with a f1.4 would be helpful. If I had the budget, I would buy both instantly, and recommend you do if you can! Instead, I am saving up my dinero for some lighting gear, and maybe a new lens... I would really like a super super telephoto lens (600 F4!!!), but that's not coming soon... Maybe the Sigma 500 4.5? Anyway, this post is really beginning to rant, because I just got done with a really bad night of work, and I'm tired, so it's time to quit while I'm ahead!
Using those standards the G1X blows away the 1DX as well.
I'll take an X-Pro1 over the G1X anyday.