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Re: Updated Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III Specifications
« Reply #15 on: September 30, 2017, 10:54:39 AM »
Not seeing the point of this camera now given the lens speed and the price Canon will be charging.

Sony a6000 with kit lens will be smaller, lighter, cheaper, and better all around.

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Re: Updated Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III Specifications
« Reply #15 on: September 30, 2017, 10:54:39 AM »

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Re: Updated Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III Specifications
« Reply #16 on: September 30, 2017, 11:18:54 AM »
70mm at 5.6 is just terrible.  I wouldn't buy this camera just for that fact.

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Re: Updated Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III Specifications
« Reply #17 on: September 30, 2017, 02:57:56 PM »
Sony 6500 with Sigma 30mm 1.8. Heaven.

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Re: Updated Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III Specifications
« Reply #18 on: September 30, 2017, 03:24:46 PM »
would be rather unexpected, but quite funny, if a Powershot would be the first APS-C sensored Canon camera with 4k video ... luckily I don't care at all about video recording.  ;D

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Re: Updated Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III Specifications
« Reply #19 on: September 30, 2017, 05:05:16 PM »
Interesting move, but I'd have to say that personally, for me, 5.6 at 70mm is too slow to be stuck with on a fixed-lens camera. That would be the equivalent of the 15-45mm which is f6.3 at the long end, which, in my shooting experience, is quite restrictive (but serves its purpose in the right scenarios). But the key difference is that the lens is removable! One redeeming feature might be if the IQ is superior to the M + 15-45mm, though.

A FF Powershot with a fixed 35 or 50mm would be something I'd look into. Basically the Canon equivalent of Sony's RX1R.

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Re: Updated Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III Specifications
« Reply #20 on: September 30, 2017, 05:40:24 PM »
This was always going to be the danger of going to a full aps-c sensor in the G1X series. I've always been a fan of this camera, but much of its ability in providing "dslr" quality in a power shot came from the fact the sensor is slightly smaller. If you look at the capabilities of a camera such as the G3X, they come from the small sensor.

I don't see the point of the G1XIII being a fixed lens M5 unless that fixed lens is stellar and significantly faster than the M series kit lens. The trouble is that means it's likely to grow in size.

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Re: Updated Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III Specifications
« Reply #21 on: September 30, 2017, 07:49:08 PM »
MAJOR disappointment: 24-70mm f/2.8-5.6
yep, my thoughts exactly

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Re: Updated Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III Specifications
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Re: Updated Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III Specifications
« Reply #22 on: September 30, 2017, 08:16:59 PM »

3 1/2 years in the making for this....could almost see if the lens was still 24-120mm.

With the II having (f/2.0-3.9), Canon simply went for sensor size and a slower lens, wow!  Brilliant Canon!


MAJOR disappointment: 24-70mm f/2.8-5.6
yep, my thoughts exactly

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Re: Updated Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III Specifications
« Reply #23 on: September 30, 2017, 08:38:20 PM »
You mean Sigma 30mm 2.8?

Sony 6500 with Sigma 30mm 1.8. Heaven.

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Re: Updated Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III Specifications
« Reply #24 on: September 30, 2017, 11:07:30 PM »
Sure, but if it's a 15-45mm f/2.8-5.6... it's effectively worse than what G1X II has, hell it's actually worse than G7X II!

For me the G7X II hits just the right balances of size, speed, zoom, resolution, IQ. Mine will still get a lot of use even now that I have a 6D2, and I am really happy with the latter, after one day of trying it out. Different strokes for different folks, I realize.

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Re: Updated Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III Specifications
« Reply #25 on: October 01, 2017, 02:09:05 AM »
*Update*
We’ve confirmed that the PowerShot G1 X Mark III will come with a built-in OLED EVF.

Let's hope that this means that a M7 with popup EVF, (behind the flash?) is afoot... Could be interesting, at least if the hot shoe stays.

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Re: Updated Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III Specifications
« Reply #26 on: October 01, 2017, 09:36:18 AM »
I can bet that there is no 4k and it's going to look like the G5x/M5 with the little hump for the EVF.

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Re: Updated Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III Specifications
« Reply #27 on: October 01, 2017, 09:53:55 AM »
*Update*
We’ve confirmed that the PowerShot G1 X Mark III will come with a built-in OLED EVF.

Let's hope that this means that a M7 with popup EVF, (behind the flash?) is afoot... Could be interesting, at least if the hot shoe stays.

while a left-top-corner positioned Pop-Up EVF like on some Sony cameras [e.g. RX1R II and some RX100 versions] would be absolutely fantastic, I don't think we will get such an implementation from Canon. I rather expect an equally ugly and dysfunctional central EVF hump on top of the camera. "To make it look more like a Mini-DSLR", which Canon seems to believe would be favored by n00b buyers.  ::)

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Re: Updated Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III Specifications
« Reply #27 on: October 01, 2017, 09:53:55 AM »

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Re: Updated Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III Specifications
« Reply #28 on: October 01, 2017, 01:38:46 PM »
while a left-top-corner positioned Pop-Up EVF like on some Sony cameras [e.g. RX1R II and some RX100 versions] would be absolutely fantastic, I don't think we will get such an implementation from Canon. I rather expect an equally ugly and dysfunctional central EVF hump on top of the camera. "To make it look more like a Mini-DSLR", which Canon seems to believe would be favored by n00b buyers::)
You know, I don't have troubles believing this to be the case.  ;D

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Re: Updated Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III Specifications
« Reply #29 on: October 01, 2017, 05:32:13 PM »
24-70mm is way too short for a camera like this.
A waste of an APS-C sensor.
Something like a 24-120mm would be a better seller

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Re: Updated Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III Specifications
« Reply #29 on: October 01, 2017, 05:32:13 PM »