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Re: Updated PowerShot G1 X II Specs
« Reply #15 on: February 10, 2014, 03:22:34 PM »
What does "30 AF points" mean in the context of a mirrorless camera?

With an SLR, it's how many linear arrays are on the AF sensor (and their corresponding optics, of course), but if it's contrast-detect, you can define the area of detection anywhere, and if it's dual-pixel on-sensor PDAF, you've got millions of "AF points" which can be aggregated in a myriad of different ways.

So I'm back to what does "30 AF points" mean?

I assume it means that there are a small number of on-sensor phase detect points, similar to what we saw in the EOS M/SL1/T5i sensors.
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Re: Updated PowerShot G1 X II Specs
« Reply #15 on: February 10, 2014, 03:22:34 PM »

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Re: Updated PowerShot G1 X II Specs
« Reply #16 on: February 10, 2014, 04:26:42 PM »
I wonder why the 'Dual Pixel' AF sensor technology from the 70d is not getting shared with this and other Canon compact models?

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Re: Updated PowerShot G1 X II Specs
« Reply #17 on: February 10, 2014, 04:36:34 PM »
NFC? Why? I guess so I can "bump" my phone/tablet up to the camera to transfer an image? Seems like something that could be covered by WiFi. Feature creep?

NFC would be for faster/easier pairing between phone and camera, the data connection itself would still be wifi-based.

True, but how many times a day would you do that? I think, for most people, they would use NFC for that reason once, and that was it. After all, once you're phone/tablet is paired, it's paired, no reason to do it again.

Again, sounds like a "feature" that's only there for advertising, unless they've come up with some other use?

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Re: Updated PowerShot G1 X II Specs
« Reply #18 on: February 10, 2014, 06:56:21 PM »
I am kind of shocked, what is the point regarding those specs? Beside of the "okay" sensor those specs dont bring any speciality back to compact cameras. The apperture of the g15 & g16 is 1.8-2.8 combination with a digic5 and some decent iso usability you are able to create amazing images. Macro is the same, wifi as well (g15 with sd card)... Touchscreen? I dont have a touch screen on my 1dx and I know why. There areny many buttons to work with TV/AV to create something great. What do you think?

Point and shoot with f/2.8-3.9 ??? and with this size?
I use the g15 next to 5 Mark III and 1dx, I would love to upgrade from g15 to digic6 but in lag of having no 1.8 apperture??? Noooo....
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Re: Updated PowerShot G1 X II Specs
« Reply #19 on: February 10, 2014, 09:23:21 PM »
Lens: 24-150 f/2.8-3.9

what I concern is…

The Photo show the Lens " CANON ZOOM LENS 5X IS"….. That means it will have a 5x zoom lens with Image Stabilization…

but if 24-150 is true , it will be a 6.25x zoom lens….. 24-120mm Will be 5x…

By this reason , either the specification above or the photo is fake…

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Re: Updated PowerShot G1 X II Specs
« Reply #20 on: February 10, 2014, 10:36:48 PM »
Point and shoot with f/2.8-3.9 ??? and with this size?
I use the g15 next to 5 Mark III and 1dx, I would love to upgrade from g15 to digic6 but in lag of having no 1.8 apperture??? Noooo....
Digic6, workable iso 1600; 24,25,26,27,28 - 130/140/150; hot shoe attached; tight and perfect feel of body; what else do you need?

How about a sensor six times as big?
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Re: Updated PowerShot G1 X II Specs
« Reply #21 on: February 11, 2014, 01:48:10 AM »
More photos:

http://photorumors.com/2014/02/11/more-leaked-pictures-of-the-canon-powershot-g1-x-mark-ii-camera/#more-54870

Much clearer, they match the previous image, but there's still something that doesn't look right about them.

If this is to be believed, the 12.5-62.5/2.0-3.9 lens hints at a 1.9x crop sensor, slightly smaller than the 1.85x crop from the mk I of this camera.
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Re: Updated PowerShot G1 X II Specs
« Reply #21 on: February 11, 2014, 01:48:10 AM »

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Re: Updated PowerShot G1 X II Specs
« Reply #22 on: February 11, 2014, 05:47:26 AM »
If the pictures on PR are correct, this is an incredibly disappointing downgrade in terms of user interface. One dial plus a mode dial? Seriously? That's entry level compact camera controls. I suppose that if the rings on the lens were programmable (assuming they are control rings), you could use them, but I still think that at least one of the "holy trinity" of settings would need to be allocated to that cheap and nasty rear control dial. It is also incredibly disappointing that this camera does not have a decent EVF and that the rear LCD takes up so much real estate for its screen size; let's hope it has the Sony/Olympus style hinge rather than the side mounted Panasonic/current Canon style.

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Re: Updated PowerShot G1 X II Specs
« Reply #23 on: February 11, 2014, 10:19:20 AM »
keep calm.... and breath. Final spec says "two control rings". So this one can be used in manual without digging in the menus. and it have a touch screen : the quickest way to choose focus area.

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Re: Updated PowerShot G1 X II Specs
« Reply #23 on: February 11, 2014, 10:19:20 AM »