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G15 or G1X for my mom???

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Gino:
I'm looking to purchase a new point and shoot camera for my mom for Christmas.  My mom is 60 years-old, and she knows absolutely nothing about cameras, but I want to purchase her a camera that takes great photos.  Here are things to consider:

*  She wants an LCD that can be viewed in sunlight....she is always complaining that she can't see the LCD on her current camera in sunlight!
*  I have the Canon S100, but my mom tried it and she thinks it is too small for her, so that also rules out the Sony RX100.
*  The new camera will be used mostly to take photos at birthdays, holidays, family vacations, and the kids/family dogs running around.
*  The new camera needs to have good ISO performance and/or flash performance for different lighting conditions.

Based on these criteria, I've narrowed it down to the G15 and G1X, and I'm leaning toward the G15, because the reviews I've read state the G1X has slow autofocus, which could cause problems when she tries to take photos of the dogs and kids running around. 

What do you guys think would be the best camera for my mom?

Thanks

neuroanatomist:
Think she could handle a T4i/650D and 18-135mm kit lens, and would that fit the budget?  That's going to be a lot better for capturing quick subjects like grandkids and dogs.

Gino:
^^^^
I'd like to avoid a DSLR due to the size and weight....I'd prefer to have a camera small enough that she could carry in her purse and have with her at all times, because her cell phone does not have a camera.

Between the G15 and G1X, which would be best for her needs?

Gino:
Thanks for the feedback!  Also, I should mention that less than 20% of the photos she'll be taking are going to be action type shots, plus her current camera is a 6 year-old point and shoot Fuji S5200 5.1 mp camera, so anything I buy her will be a significant upgrade!

I just noticed the G1X is on sale for $399 with the $400 rebate gift card offer....man that price is hard to pass up!

Mt Spokane Photography:

--- Quote from: Gino on October 28, 2012, 08:28:47 PM ---Thanks for the feedback!  Also, I should mention that less than 20% of the photos she'll be taking are going to be action type shots, plus her current camera is a 6 year-old point and shoot Fuji S5200 5.1 mp camera, so anything I buy her will be a significant upgrade!

I just noticed the G1X is on sale for $399 with the $400 rebate gift card offer....man that price is hard to pass up!

--- End quote ---

I broke down and ordered one for my wife today.
Considering I can sell the printer for $250 and the software for $30, the net cost is under $150.  When I sell her old G11 for $250-$300, I'll not only be getting a new and better camera with a warranty, but $100-150 back.  Better than a free upgrade.

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