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Re: Canon PowerShot Pro1X [CR1]
« Reply #30 on: September 14, 2012, 05:50:11 AM »
Actually the P7700 will be $149 cheaper than the RX100.


If Canon doesn't hurry up with the G12 successor I can see folks going for the new Nikon P7700 despite nothing being known yet about IQ or the lens but it goes have a new CMO sensor if that means anything and it DOES have the articulated screen like the G11 and G12. It might not be a G1X or a Pro1X but it looks like it mights be in the 600$ to 700$ range so it might be an even better bet than a RX100

You got what you want except the focal length.  F1.8!

Not only will it be cheaper but it has a longer brighter zoom and an articulated screen just like the G12. In fact if you compare the G12 and the P7700 they are almost the same same with the P7700 being just 5% lighter. It's almost like a G12 replacement without a viewfinder. I think the only way Canon can top that will be with a 2/3" backlit CMOS sensor and a 24 to 180mm ƒ1.9 zoom!

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« Reply #30 on: September 14, 2012, 05:50:11 AM »

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« Reply #31 on: September 14, 2012, 08:17:16 AM »
No viewfinder, no likie, whatever the brand

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Re: Canon PowerShot Pro1X [CR1]
« Reply #32 on: September 14, 2012, 09:57:26 AM »
No viewfinder, no likie, whatever the brand

for small camera like G12 or P7700, I don't think the viewfinder is that important.  I have a G11 but I find the viewfinder too small to use.  For DSLRs, of course I can't live without it.  But with G11, it's alright.  I'd be happier if instead they put those extra money for the viewfinder feature to shot speed and better glass and sensor.

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« Reply #33 on: September 14, 2012, 10:54:00 AM »
I haven't seen a review of the p7700 yet.

Frankly the last few Nikon flagship compacts have been left trailing firmly in the G series dust.

NEVER buy a camera on spec sheet alone.  Megapickles etc only tell about the third of the story!

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Re: Canon PowerShot Pro1X [CR1]
« Reply #34 on: September 15, 2012, 02:30:41 AM »
I haven't seen a review of the p7700 yet.

Frankly the last few Nikon flagship compacts have been left trailing firmly in the G series dust.

NEVER buy a camera on spec sheet alone.  Megapickles etc only tell about the third of the story!

10MP is enough.  what is needed is the lens to be faster and the sensor to be bigger.  One of the primary shortcoming of advance point and shoot like these is low light performance.  Most of the times, I want to attend a party with just a point and shoot.  There are also a lot of times where you need something light or the situation doesn't permit to bring DSLR.  For that I really like G1X except it's too pricey and priced like a DSLR already.  I hope this G15 turns into a better performer.

See this?  Our family is just going to the supermarket.  Of course, I didn't bring a DSLR and tripod but suddenly I have this good opportunity to take a nice display of light.  Sure it maybe nice but I hope I can get a little bit better picture than this.  This was taken with G11, ISO 100, F/4, 1s.  I looked for a fairly flat surface and took this picture.  This is in Suria Mall, KLCC, Malaysia.
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« Reply #35 on: September 15, 2012, 06:07:27 AM »
That's wonderful if the G11 can turn out pictures like that just imagine what the G15 will do with a ƒ1.8 lens and improved sensor!

I tried a G1X on a recent trip, put my G11 along side for size comparison then put one in each hand to test the weights. G 11 wins every time. The G1X is a kind of studio camera, neither bird nor beast. Now that Canon have the G15 and the EOS M I wonder if there's any reason to keep the G1X as it was only vaguely enthusiastically received by a small group and clearly didn't sell well hence the price drop.

The G series is just perfect for travel if you dont want to carry loads of kit. My G11 fits in my bum bag ready for use at a moment's notice. Does everything from macro to infinity. Unless you are a pro these days who needs a dslr unless you really have to turn out A3 or even A2 prints. I have an A3 printer and have hardly eer used it for photos only for genealogical trees.

So is there any need now for a Pro1X?

be interesting to see tests on the glass when both models are compared. P7700 wont be released until the end of the month.
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Re: Canon PowerShot Pro1X [CR1]
« Reply #36 on: September 15, 2012, 06:55:29 AM »
Oh and this is my G11 and quite proud of it.   ;D  Sorry I really feel the impulse to post it.  I bought a very cheap $1 super mini tripod with all bendable but sturdy legs.  This setup fits my small belt bag, ready for action anywhere, anytime.

One thing I don't like with G1X is that it can't take macro shots.  I hope G15 will be able to match or surpass G11 and G12 in this aspect.


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Re: Canon PowerShot Pro1X [CR1]
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Re: Canon PowerShot Pro1X [CR1]
« Reply #37 on: September 15, 2012, 09:17:54 AM »
Ah yes, I had forgotten that other drawback of the G1X.
Surely now with the G15 and the EOS M the G1X becomes an anomaly, just redundant?

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Re: Canon PowerShot Pro1X [CR1]
« Reply #37 on: September 15, 2012, 09:17:54 AM »