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Re: Canon PowerShot G1 X II Final Specifications
« Reply #15 on: February 11, 2014, 11:08:36 AM »
This camera is horrendous looking but what is the sync speed?

I'm always amazed that people care about how a camera looks.  It doesn't take pictures of itself.

If you like ugly looking expensive niche market P&S slow lensed cameras, be my guest. Just don't expect everyone will agree with you.

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Re: Canon PowerShot G1 X II Final Specifications
« Reply #15 on: February 11, 2014, 11:08:36 AM »

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Re: Canon PowerShot G1 X II Final Specifications
« Reply #16 on: February 11, 2014, 11:10:10 AM »
Pardon my ignorance, but in terms of sensor size, where does this fit in against its competition?

Take a look at the first graphic in Bryan's review for the G1X. http://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/Canon-PowerShot-G1-X-Digital-Camera-Review.aspx
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Re: Canon PowerShot G1 X II Final Specifications
« Reply #17 on: February 11, 2014, 11:11:46 AM »
From the pics, it is 12.5mm at its widest. If this were 24mm, then we are looking at a crop factor of 1.92.

Working backwards, you will get the following sensor dimensions:

Diag: 22.5 mm
WxH: 18mm x 13.5mm
Area: 243mm2

This means this sensor is halfway between the old 1.5" and the m43 sensor. i.e. It has about 8% smaller surface area than 1.5" and about 8% bigger area than the m43.

This matches the mpx count as well. The G1X sensor was 14.3mpx. The mark II is about 8% less at about 13.2mpx.

So I believe the photosites are the same size as the old sensor. Canon merely trimmed 8% of the surface area to reduce size and fit in that brighter lens with a wider zoom.
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Re: Canon PowerShot G1 X II Final Specifications
« Reply #18 on: February 11, 2014, 11:12:44 AM »
This camera is horrendous looking but what is the sync speed?

I'm always amazed that people care about how a camera looks.  It doesn't take pictures of itself.

If you like ugly looking expensive niche market P&S slow lensed cameras, be my guest. Just don't expect everyone will agree with you.

It's f/2 at the wide end, which isn't exactly slow, and how does any of this relate to the one topic I mentioned - it's looks?  I just don't see why anyone cares at all for how a camera looks!

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« Reply #19 on: February 11, 2014, 11:14:27 AM »
Is it just me or does the grip look as if it is removable?
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Re: Canon PowerShot G1 X II Final Specifications
« Reply #20 on: February 11, 2014, 11:14:35 AM »
This camera is horrendous looking but what is the sync speed?

I'm always amazed that people care about how a camera looks.  It doesn't take pictures of itself.

If you like ugly looking expensive niche market P&S slow lensed cameras, be my guest. Just don't expect everyone will agree with you.
I actually think it looks promising, I like the grip. It should be easy to hold steady. The overall look is a bit rugged which I like. I have the G11 on the side but I am not too thrilled about the looks of that.

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Re: Canon PowerShot G1 X II Final Specifications
« Reply #21 on: February 11, 2014, 11:14:41 AM »
From the pics, it is 12.5mm at its widest. If this were 24mm, then we are looking at a crop factor of 1.92.

Working backwards, you will get the following sensor dimensions:

Diag: 22.5 mm
WxH: 18mm x 13.5mm
Area: 243mm2

This means this sensor is halfway between the old 1.5" and the m43 sensor. i.e. It has about 8% smaller surface area than 1.5" and about 8% bigger area than the m43.

This matches the mpx count as well. The G1X sensor was 14.3mpx. The mark II is about 8% less at about 13.2mpx.

I think it's the same 18.7mm x 14mm sensor, just used as 18.7mm x 12.5mm in 3:2 mode and as a little narrower in 4:3 mode.  So, you're always cropping a few sensor pixels.

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« Reply #21 on: February 11, 2014, 11:14:41 AM »

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Re: Canon PowerShot G1 X II Final Specifications
« Reply #22 on: February 11, 2014, 11:17:16 AM »
From the pics, it is 12.5mm at its widest. If this were 24mm, then we are looking at a crop factor of 1.92.

Working backwards, you will get the following sensor dimensions:

Diag: 22.5 mm
WxH: 18mm x 13.5mm
Area: 243mm2

This means this sensor is halfway between the old 1.5" and the m43 sensor. i.e. It has about 8% smaller surface area than 1.5" and about 8% bigger area than the m43.

This matches the mpx count as well. The G1X sensor was 14.3mpx. The mark II is about 8% less at about 13.2mpx.

I think it's the same 18.7mm x 14mm sensor, just used as 18.7mm x 12.5mm in 3:2 mode and as a little narrower in 4:3 mode.  So, you're always cropping a few sensor pixels.

You are probably right.

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Re: Canon PowerShot G1 X II Final Specifications
« Reply #23 on: February 11, 2014, 11:19:35 AM »
This camera is horrendous looking but what is the sync speed?

I'm always amazed that people care about how a camera looks.  It doesn't take pictures of itself.

If you like ugly looking expensive niche market P&S slow lensed cameras, be my guest. Just don't expect everyone will agree with you.

It's f/2 at the wide end, which isn't exactly slow, and how does any of this relate to the one topic I mentioned - it's looks?  I just don't see why anyone cares at all for how a camera looks!

Because you read my comment and didn't factor the second part of my question about the sync speed. You automatically assumed that all I care about were the looks, quite the contrary if it has an electronic shutter, I'd probably buy this solely for the high true sync speed. It still looks like a steaming pile of $&@! but it will be a high true sync speed, ambient light overpowering brick that I'd buy.

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Re: Canon PowerShot G1 X II Final Specifications
« Reply #24 on: February 11, 2014, 11:31:18 AM »
Is it just me or does the grip look as if it is removable?

Agreed. The spec does say 'optional grip' too!  ???

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Re: Canon PowerShot G1 X II Final Specifications
« Reply #25 on: February 11, 2014, 11:32:56 AM »
This camera is horrendous looking but what is the sync speed?

I'm always amazed that people care about how a camera looks.  It doesn't take pictures of itself.

If you like ugly looking expensive niche market P&S slow lensed cameras, be my guest. Just don't expect everyone will agree with you.

Just looks like a camera to me!

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Re: Canon PowerShot G1 X II Final Specifications
« Reply #26 on: February 11, 2014, 11:35:50 AM »
for me, the eos-m destroys this camera. especially for the price. I don't see how this can be priced at the 750ish price point when the M is 300 bucks with the 22mm f2 lens. maybe that's just me.
it seems to me like if you really want an all in one, non ILC then the Sony RX100 II is way better than this... if someone disagrees please explain why.
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Re: Canon PowerShot G1 X II Final Specifications
« Reply #27 on: February 11, 2014, 11:38:39 AM »

Because you read my comment and didn't factor the second part of my question about the sync speed. You automatically assumed that all I care about were the looks, quite the contrary if it has an electronic shutter, I'd probably buy this solely for the high true sync speed. It still looks like a steaming pile of $&@! but it will be a high true sync speed, ambient light overpowering brick that I'd buy.

You brought up a very interesting point. If this uses the same leaf shutter as G16 and G1X (which I believe it does), the sync speed should be up to the fastest shutter speed of the cam (1/2000 or 1/4000).

Another thing I love about Canon is the compact 270EX II too has an auto high sync capability so I just mount it and bring it out to the sun and shoot without having to configure anything.

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« Reply #27 on: February 11, 2014, 11:38:39 AM »

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Re: Canon PowerShot G1 X II Final Specifications
« Reply #28 on: February 11, 2014, 11:39:45 AM »
for me, the eos-m destroys this camera. especially for the price. I don't see how this can be priced at the 750ish price point when the M is 300 bucks with the 22mm f2 lens. maybe that's just me.
it seems to me like if you really want an all in one, non ILC then the Sony RX100 II is way better than this... if someone disagrees please explain why.

Same questions popped in my head when i saw the specs and the price point...
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Re: Canon PowerShot G1 X II Final Specifications
« Reply #29 on: February 11, 2014, 11:45:28 AM »
This camera is horrendous looking but what is the sync speed?

I'm always amazed that people care about how a camera looks.  It doesn't take pictures of itself.

If you like ugly looking expensive niche market P&S slow lensed cameras, be my guest. Just don't expect everyone will agree with you.

f2-f3.9 is called slow today.... mhm. good to know.

too bad my sony RX100 is f1.8-4.9.... where do i get a P&S with f1.2-2.
i don´t want to be seen with a slow point and shoot.   :-[

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« Reply #29 on: February 11, 2014, 11:45:28 AM »