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G1x 730 at Amazon
« on: July 11, 2012, 02:57:30 PM »
Amazon currently has the G1x for sale for $730 shipped. I think that's a pretty good price, especially for those of us that have Prime shipping and don't pay tax.
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Re: G1x 730 at Amazon
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2012, 07:02:57 PM »
From what I have seen online, and having had several of the G series cameras, I still feel this is too much.  I know it's a nice big sensor, but with slow autofocus and a big body, I think I will stick with my G10 for now.  Of course, those who want to get one, this is a nice price and a good trend to see.


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Re: G1x 730 at Amazon
« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2012, 05:13:54 AM »
I tried out a G1X, S100 and an SX240 at B&H and went with the S100 in the end - G1X good but too bulky and the S100 was great small and has a good macro facility which the G1X lacks.
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Re: G1x 730 at Amazon
« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2012, 07:43:37 AM »
I bought a G1X and after a week and a half returned it.
Price in the UK is £699 - waaaayyyyy to much for such a little camera.

My experience - highly unimpressed. Canon say i was being unrealistic in my expectations - i said for £699 i did not agree - given the price of a 600D with kit lens (less than £699)!


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Re: G1x 730 at Amazon
« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2012, 07:50:25 AM »
I got one from Amazon at that price and promptly returned it. Despite the large sensor I didn't see pictures substantially better than say the S100 or G12. If I was pixel peeping I'd notice it I'm sure, but in general use it's a large camera for compact performance.

If it was around $500 I might get another.


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« Reply #5 on: July 13, 2012, 04:07:21 AM »
Not at any price!
I picked up one of these recently while on holiday and immediately discounted it as a replacement for my G11, it's too heavy and is not pocketable whilst my little G11 fits in my bum bag.

As to the announcement of a possible mirror-less on the 23rd of July I guess that's not going to suit my needs either as most comments make note of the fact that the only way to keep it small will be to use a pancake prime like with the Olympus OM-D EM5. If Canon do bring out a mirror-less camera I do hope they solve the problem of the ugly EVF hump which is a badly designed piece of kit on the Oly! No retro please, just look at the new Cyber-shot RX100 for beautiful clean lines like a Leica.

Let's wait and see and if it is a lot bigger than the G series then I'll just stick with my G11 until the next iteration of the G series (hopefully) comes along.

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Re: G1x 730 at Amazon
« Reply #6 on: July 13, 2012, 10:47:04 AM »
I'll consider buying one at under $500.  Anything higher is grossly over priced.


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Re: G1x 730 at Amazon
« Reply #7 on: July 17, 2012, 12:54:07 PM »
Amazon currently has the G1x for sale for $730 shipped. I think that's a pretty good price,

How? Amazon persistently inflate their prices and give scattered arbitrary service on e-sales. "Free shipping" is not always a bargain. Especially with items like Canon cameras that must be imported from Asia in the first place.
Currently you can buy a G1X on the Net for around $600 in HK and Australia. Postal charges at about $50 and global warranty can make the purchase overseas of what is an overseas manufactured item more attractive than buying through the megalith Amazon.
As for size and convenience, you're right the G1X is a bit larger than the G12 . And if you don't want superior images, far better light capture with substantially less signal noise, but prefer small file email images and snapshot monitor viewing or small machine prints only, then the G12 is easier.
Even simpler, why not simply use your smart-phone 8MP camera?
On the other hand, if you want something closer to Leica quality in 'rangefinder' style size digiwhizz then the Fuji X100 beats the Canons hands down for just another couple hundred dollars. That's street price, NOT Amazon or inflated eBay price.
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