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Re: What is the best pocket camera?
« Reply #15 on: July 21, 2011, 06:47:44 AM »
The best Canon is the G12 the S95 cannot produce images of a commercial quality (it's on the banned list of certain stock libraries), but the G12 is capable of images that at fit to screen size are difficult to differentiate from a Medium format system, let alone 35mm.  Of course given optimal conditions, it won't allow background blur or proper macro shots, but it will allow you to use the EX flash system which many others won't. (and it has an optical viewfinder too).

That's interesting.  So, the G12 delivers image quality that's hard to differentiate from a MF system, whereas the S95 does not.  Can you explain how that's the case, given that they use the same sensor?  Do the articulating screen and optical viewfinder have a big impact on IQ?  Maybe it's the lens - after all, the G12 zooms to 140mm FF-equivalent, while the S95 only goes to 105mm.  Maybe it's the wider aperture of the G12?  Oh, wait, the S95 is f/2 at the wide end, vs. f/2.8 for the G12.  I could continue to speculate, but hopefully Flake will provide the true reason, then go on to tell us how the 7D has better IQ than the T3i.
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Re: What is the best pocket camera?
« Reply #15 on: July 21, 2011, 06:47:44 AM »

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Re: What is the best pocket camera?
« Reply #16 on: July 21, 2011, 08:18:14 AM »
then go on to tell us how the 7D has better IQ than the T3i.

That's an easy one; the internet is full of (it) answers on the topic:
The metal body and microfocus adjustments make the 7D pro while the 60D and T3i are toys  ;D
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Re: What is the best pocket camera?
« Reply #17 on: July 21, 2011, 01:01:26 PM »
then go on to tell us how the 7D has better IQ than the T3i.

That's an easy one; the internet is full of (it) answers on the topic:
The metal body and microfocus adjustments make the 7D pro while the 60D and T3i are toys  ;D

How does a magnesium alloy body help the 7D have better IQ?   :o
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Re: What is the best pocket camera?
« Reply #18 on: July 21, 2011, 02:23:53 PM »
Thanks for all your help. I was considering the s95 and was happy to hear that lots of people are happy with it.

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Re: What is the best pocket camera?
« Reply #19 on: July 22, 2011, 03:57:04 PM »
then go on to tell us how the 7D has better IQ than the T3i.

That's an easy one; the internet is full of (it) answers on the topic:
The metal body and microfocus adjustments make the 7D pro while the 60D and T3i are toys  ;D

How does a magnesium alloy body help the 7D have better IQ?   :o

It has something to do with your state of mind when you look at the pictures side by side
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Re: What is the best pocket camera?
« Reply #20 on: July 29, 2011, 11:01:09 PM »
How do you guys compare the Olympus xz-1 to a S95? Has someone had both in his/her hands? And looked at the IQ as well?
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Re: What is the best pocket camera?
« Reply #20 on: July 29, 2011, 11:01:09 PM »