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Pogue Trashes G1 X
« on: May 24, 2012, 06:09:24 PM »
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David Pogue of The New York Times doesn't think much of the G1 X. He confirms my first assessment -- that it looks like it was designed in a blacksmith shop.


http://pogue.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/05/24/the-canon-g1-x-big-sensor-major-disappointments/?ref=personaltechemail&nl=technology&emc=edit_ct_20120524
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Pogue Trashes G1 X
« on: May 24, 2012, 06:09:24 PM »

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Re: Pogue Trashes G1 X
« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2012, 06:28:01 PM »
Basically, what I read was it did not make a fashion statement, and that you need to know what you are doing to use it.  Some of the other things would be obvious to most, it does not include a f/1.4 lens, so no shallow depth of field, and other blather like that.
 
I do agree that its way over priced, even at $500, I might balk.
 
Here is his summary.  Does it really sound like he is trashing it, or is that just what you wanted to hear?
 
O.K., I admit it; I’m harping on the flaws. There’s a lot of stuff to love in this camera, too: fantastic ergonomics, buttons just where you want them, and superb photos, among other things. (You can see some sample shots here.)

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Re: Pogue Trashes G1 X
« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2012, 08:05:13 PM »
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I didn't "want to hear" anything. I have no interest in that product whatsoever. Again, I was glad he agreed with my initial reaction on its looks; beyond that I don't really care what he has to say about it.

Anyway, the "summary" is, yes, he trashed it. He's a reasonably smart tech guy, and he's not given to much hype. His bottom line is that Canon needs to start over on that model.


Basically, what I read was it did not make a fashion statement, and that you need to know what you are doing to use it.  Some of the other things would be obvious to most, it does not include a f/1.4 lens, so no shallow depth of field, and other blather like that.
 
I do agree that its way over priced, even at $500, I might balk.
 
Here is his summary.  Does it really sound like he is trashing it, or is that just what you wanted to hear?
 
O.K., I admit it; I’m harping on the flaws. There’s a lot of stuff to love in this camera, too: fantastic ergonomics, buttons just where you want them, and superb photos, among other things. (You can see some sample shots here.)
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Re: Pogue Trashes G1 X
« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2012, 03:14:07 AM »
He's and idiot.
What a lot of crap saying it isn't good in a wind tunnel.
I didn't realise that fuel economy was vital in a camera........

The fact is the G1X takes FANTASTIC photos.
I got mine for just over US$600 and the image quality is as good, if not better than my 60D with L lenses.
I can't believe how crisp the photos are and how good the colour and contrast are.

I'm not saying it's the perfect camera, and I haven't found one of those yet, but I've used a lot of different cameras in my 50 years of photography, and this G1X is absolutely superb.
Try one for yourself, the RAW images are just amazing, and even set on full auto, the image quality is excellent for a P&S.

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Re: Pogue Trashes G1 X
« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2012, 03:14:07 AM »