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« Reply #30 on: January 09, 2012, 02:32:46 PM »
too big - too slow - too expensive - too late!

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« Reply #31 on: January 09, 2012, 02:33:08 PM »
Hold on, am i reading this right?

Every one happy with a Canon release?
No dissenting warriors? No one gonna jump ship because Fuji and Sony are doing it better?
No parts missed, no massive features missed that makes you wonder what Canon have being all this time?

Well, I'm a little disappointed.  It's bigger than the G12, which was already at the upper limit of acceptable size for me.  And I expected the GPS and high-frame-rate video features from the S100, which aren't there.  OK, maybe that sensor can't do the high-rate video, but surely they could find room for the S100's GPS in there.

Personally, I'd have preferred a smaller body with a sensor midway between what they did and the G11/G12 (something like Nikon's 1 inch sensor). 

But I do understand their thinking - it's a spec war, now about sensor size instead of megapixels.

On the plus side, the big sensor is nice to have, and they kept the flippy screen (love those!) and made it bigger and with more pixels on it.

I have a G11; I'm tempted to see if I can get a real bargain on a G12 as they're closed out, and then wait for the G2X in another 18 months.

I think I'll wait for the reviews and then decide.

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Re: Canon PowerShot G1 X Announced
« Reply #32 on: January 09, 2012, 02:45:14 PM »
Well, I'm a little disappointed.  It's bigger than the G12, which was already at the upper limit of acceptable size for me.  And I expected the GPS and high-frame-rate video features from the S100, which aren't there.  OK, maybe that sensor can't do the high-rate video, but surely they could find room for the S100's GPS in there.

Personally, I'd have preferred a smaller body with a sensor midway between what they did and the G11/G12 (something like Nikon's 1 inch sensor). 

But I do understand their thinking - it's a spec war, now about sensor size instead of megapixels.

On the plus side, the big sensor is nice to have, and they kept the flippy screen (love those!) and made it bigger and with more pixels on it.

I have a G11; I'm tempted to see if I can get a real bargain on a G12 as they're closed out, and then wait for the G2X in another 18 months.

I think I'll wait for the reviews and then decide.

GPS should be standard in every camera...but battery life and having it function indoors can be problematic.

But, I would have liked to see them create an Elph version of this camera.  Keep the sensor and lens, but remove the optical viewfinder and flip screen to reduce size.

If I ever go traveling again, I will have to seriously consider getting a smaller camera than my 5Dm2.  And there are the concerts and other events where DSLRs aren't allowed that this type of camera would be better than my iPhone.
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Re: Canon PowerShot G1 X Announced
« Reply #33 on: January 09, 2012, 02:52:53 PM »
Next question is how much bigger is it to the G12.

0.2" taller, 0.2" wider, 0.6" thicker.

If it grows by those dimensions again, it'll be the size of a Rebel. Heck, as it is the G1X weighs the same as the T3.
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« Reply #34 on: January 09, 2012, 03:11:18 PM »
Larger sensor means better quality.  Good step in the right direction.  I've been carrying around a G11 for a couple of years now and it does OK, but this larger sensor has got my interest.  I wonder if you can tether this thing or not. 

I'd still like to see something about the size of the M9 that has interchangeable lenses and an articulating back, that's using a full size sensor.  I'm kind of old school and like prime lenses.  My favorite is the 20mm on my F1.  Yes I still shoot film as well as digital.

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Re: Canon PowerShot G1 X Announced
« Reply #35 on: January 09, 2012, 03:20:43 PM »
If can read it correctly on the picture of the G1X, it is 15.1-60.4mm f2.8-5.8. You can see it on the frontside of the lens.
I could see if it was 2.8 the entire range where it could be a useful addition, but that's WAY too slow for my liking!
Just bumping up the ISO isn't going to give the same results, certainly not the look one gets with even moderately fast (say f:2.8 or 4) glass on a DSLR. I was hoping Canon might take a page from the M series Leicas here. One would think that with the smaller (than full-frame) sensor size and conservative (4x) zoom range, that's not asking too much! 
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« Reply #36 on: January 09, 2012, 03:40:29 PM »
HOW MUCH !!!!!!!!

Yet again Canon replace a model with something costing nearly twice as much!  This seems to be a deliberate marketing policy what next a 5D MkIII costing £3000 / $5000?

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Re: Canon PowerShot G1 X Announced
« Reply #37 on: January 09, 2012, 04:09:27 PM »
What a pity - no wide angel, at least it could have 24mm

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Re: Canon PowerShot G1 X Announced
« Reply #38 on: January 09, 2012, 04:11:09 PM »
Comparing to Panasonic LX5 24mm wide and f2.0, the price is just TOO high
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Re: Canon PowerShot G1 X Announced
« Reply #39 on: January 09, 2012, 04:16:34 PM »
Next question is how much bigger is it to the G12.
0.2" taller, 0.2" wider, 0.6" thicker.

If it grows by those dimensions again, it'll be the size of a Rebel. Heck, as it is the G1X weighs the same as the T3.

It's not quite that bad.  The G1X is 534 g, compared to the T3i at 570 g, without a lens.

Those numbers are from this comparison:

http://www.dpreview.com/products/compare/side-by-side?products=canon_g11&products=canon_g12&products=canon_g1x&products=canon_eos600d

Which, indirectly, points out that Canon deliberately crippled the G1X video.  The T3i (with basically the same sensor and the previous model of the DIGIC processor) does 1080p/30 (vs /24 for the G1X) and 720p/60 (vs /30 for the G1X). 

Maybe this is something that can be fixed if Magic Lantern gets ported to the G1X.

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Re: Canon PowerShot G1 X Announced
« Reply #40 on: January 09, 2012, 04:42:25 PM »
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« Reply #41 on: January 09, 2012, 04:48:11 PM »
In use, true. But body only (no battery/card), the G1X is actually 3 g heavier than the T3.  :P
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Re: Canon PowerShot G1 X Announced
« Reply #42 on: January 09, 2012, 04:56:39 PM »
So the G1X JOINS, not replaces the G12.

Then would a G12 successor materialize?

As for the G1X, too expensive, too big, and too slow of a lens.

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Re: Canon PowerShot G1 X Announced
« Reply #43 on: January 09, 2012, 05:53:53 PM »
If this camera would have existed in 2006, I had bought one. But for now, I'll live with my 400D.

I'm wondering what the next Rebel will look like... apart from the interchangable lenses, the G1X comes pretty close to the entry level DSLRs.
I would love seeing a 650D with, lets say 5fps and a better AF...  8) Or what about FF in a Rebel?  ???

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Re: Canon PowerShot G1 X Announced
« Reply #44 on: January 09, 2012, 06:21:40 PM »
I think this camera will fail, the fuji X10 lens is a full stop faster at the wide end and 2 full stops faster at the long end! not to mention its smaller, and the fuji looks retro :P
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