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Canon General / Re: Canon PowerShot G1 X II Image
« on: February 07, 2014, 07:36:22 PM »
Definitely looks more like the S120 and RX100 than the current G1X or even G16.

Layout looks more like an S1xx series camera than a G1X successor. If it is a G1X successor, then the compensation dial is gone and adjustments are done via the universal dial in the rear. That would be strange.

PowerShot / Re: Canon PowerShot G1 X Successor Coming Shortly [CR2]
« on: February 02, 2014, 08:53:15 PM »
As expected, given the huge sensor.

And if it features another slow zoom lens and tiny optical viewfinder, it will be equally unexciting.

PowerShot / Re: PowerShot G1 X Mark II Specs Emerge? [CR1]
« on: January 20, 2014, 02:57:40 PM »
Any idea when we might be hearing more about this?

I am ready to order it!  Sure hope this comes through....announcement maybe the first week of February?

PowerShot / Re: PowerShot G1 X Mark II Specs Emerge? [CR1]
« on: January 19, 2014, 08:45:28 AM »
DIGIC 6 will make a huge difference in performance...just look at the G15 to G16.

The wider angle on the lens would be greatly appreciated.  The touchscreen will be nice, and keeping the swivel screen is a must.  I think that the G1X replacement absolutely needs to have wifi, though, and should also have GPS too.  Especially if they want to introduce it at a price point as high as the first one was.  I find it hard to believe these are not in the spec list.

I would appreciate if they could get the aperture at all faster, though.  Better focusing, too.  I feel like the dual pixel AF would really be appreciated here.  The original just hunts too much in low light, and can't do proper close focusing or macro without fiddling around in the menus. 

I'm glad they're continuing with the G1X line, at least.  But I'm guessing I can stop waiting for that firmware update to the original that was supposed to improve all the focusing issues (like the M got).

PowerShot / Re: PowerShot G1 X Mark II Specs Emerge? [CR1]
« on: January 15, 2014, 11:28:08 AM »
Should this be the same dimensions basically then as the G1X?

Is this the larger sensor PowerShot we having been hearing about for several months or is that still another model?

PowerShot Cameras / A New Large Sensor PowerShot Coming Soon...
« on: June 17, 2013, 09:22:36 PM »
Is there any update on the A New Large Sensor PowerShot?  Is it going to be a fixed lens like the Nikon A or have a fast lens with a small range of zoom?

PowerShot / Re: G1X Replacement
« on: February 12, 2013, 09:19:55 PM »
Anyone heard if the Pro2 will be replacing the G1X or referred to as the G2X?

PowerShot / G1X Replacement
« on: February 11, 2013, 09:30:33 PM »
Is the G1X replacement due in the next couple of months?

PowerShot / Re: Canon S100 vs Sony RX100
« on: September 26, 2012, 09:49:21 AM »
True.  The S100 is a great camera, the RX100 is just even better.

Definitely RX100 is better unless you don't want to spend that much.  :)

Try them both then try the RX100.  Granted the RX100 cost more, but the quality and performance is obvious; you get what you pay for.

PowerShot Cameras / Re: Canon PowerShot G12 Digital Camera
« on: September 20, 2012, 04:11:59 PM »
Some people either love or hate the flip screen.  For me, it is not a deal breaker one way or the other; all depends on what you like.

I think most who are disappointed in the G15 is due to the sensor size and Canon didn't step it up to match or beat the competition.  I don't think Canon saw Sony coming up and surpassing it with the RX100.  Probably take them another year to have something comparable.  Until then, the RX100 is riding the wave.

Without the flippy screen it's not worth it 'Techradar' seems to think so too with a non committal review.
If push came to shove I'd buy a G12 at the lower price but then it's not a lot different to my G11 which is working perfectly well since it's overhaul.

I was really hoping for something more radical The only major changes are a better lens and the loss of the screen which makes it a no go for me and I am not shelling out 500 quid just for the new lens, for my needs it's just not justified. I'd be replacing something OK with something mediocre!

Nikon just stole the Canon's thunder!

PowerShot / Re: Down to the RX100 or G15...
« on: September 19, 2012, 11:17:13 AM »
Very nice.  Given the size difference and better IQ, you only helped me lean towards the RX100.  :)

Do you normally shoot at 20MP or is there any noticeable difference in IQ at 10MP; your thoughts?

I wasn't liking the direction Canon was going and so I am glad I got the RX100.  At first I was a little disappointed that the Sony does not have a macro setting so I decided to see how tight I could crop an image to get macro details.  Sample below with uncropped and cropped image.  For something I can put in my pocket when I don't want to carry my 7D and 100mm lens, I am satisfied with the Sony performance

PowerShot / Re: Down to the RX100 or G15...
« on: September 17, 2012, 06:16:43 PM »
Keep in mind the weight of the P7700 and G12 are nearly identical:

P7700 - 392g
G12 - 401g

On the contrary, the G15 weighs 10% less at 352g compared to the P7700, and is 10% narrower and 20% thinner than the P7700.

While the RX100 weighs nearly 40% less, 30% thinner, and nearly 15% narrower than the P7700, BUT has a sensor nearly 3 times larger.   

The G15 weighs less than the P7700 Because they got rid of the vari angle screen and have a lighter smaller body and lens. If I was happy with a smaller body I'd go for the Sony RX100 but I already have a Canon Ixus A4050 which I bought when my G11 wasn't working and took weeks to get repaired because they had to get a new back from Japan. So I didn't need a smaller camera, there are plenty around to choose from including the RX100.
I wanted and expected a step up from the G12 not a step back into the past.
Incidentally the P7700 still weighs less than the G12.

PowerShot / Down to the RX100 or G15...
« on: September 17, 2012, 04:49:00 PM »
I was so looking forward to the S100 successor, mainly for the Lens Error correction, but the changes seem disappointing.  Glad to see they finally addressed the poor focus issue, but touch screen, removed the grip, AND still the slow lens.

Then comes the G15 which is impressive.  By getting rid of the flip screen (yes, some like it, but I have never used it on my previous G cameras), the managed to reduce the overall size of the camera which is a welcome relief as it was just getting too big.

Then there is the RX100.  Kind of in a class of its own with its 1" sensor (maybe Canon will finally make it happen on the G16 or S120, but for now we are still stuck with the 1/1.7" sensor).  However, curious whether most people prefer the faster lens on the G15 or the bigger sensor on the RX100?

Considered the P7700, but it weighs more than the G15 and is wider and thicker than the G15.

PowerShot / Re: Canon S100 vs Sony RX100
« on: September 17, 2012, 04:38:09 PM »
True, but that 1" sensor is the clear advantage.  :)

And, ;) as we are all going to end up with a Sony FF in the long term  :P

Haha, I'm glad someone just went ahead & said it :)

The center resolution/contrast of the Zeiss lens is itself reason enough to get the RX100, not to mention the fact that it's a Sony EXMOR sensor (but don't expect the pixel level dynamic range to match that of the, say, D800).

Furthermore, I can't believe the bounce-able flash isn't better marketed-- such a simple idea, yet a game-changer for P&S flash photography. Sony really does seem to be the more innovative camera company these days...

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