Rumored specs for a replacement to the PowerShot G1 X have surfaced on the Xitek forums. The camera will “probably” be announced for CP+ next month in Tokyo. If true, it looks like Canon isn’t straying too far from the original G1 X. Pricing will probably be the biggest thing in this cameras success. It can’t be anywhere near the original $700 price tag.
- 20.2MP 1.5″ CMOS sensor
- 3 inch LCD touch screen
- Similar size and design to the G1 X
- DIGIC 6
- 24-120mm f/2.8-5.8
- New “real image” optical viewfinder.
Source: [XT] via [PR]
Replacement to 60D?
We’ve been hearing over the last few days about an announcement coming at the end of March, the exact date is unknown at this time. If I were a betting man, I’d say it’ll be the 19th or 26th of March, 2013.
We’ll see a new DSLR, most likely the replacement for the EOS 60D.
There’s no spec list to speak of yet, but we’re quite confident that the 70D will be a big step up from the 60D in terms of specs. We expect it to return to the level that the EOS 50D was at, especially in the build quality area. No more “super Rebel” for the XXD line. This will then push the 7D Mark II to a higher level as well.
No mention of lenses being announced, though we’ll probably see a few new PowerShots. At this time, no mention of a G1 X replacement.
EOS 60D $799 at B&H Photo
I received news from Adorama that they have filled all their backorders for the PowerShot G1 X and have limited numbers still in stock.
Canon PowerShot G1 X at Adorama $799
Just a reminder I have posted my quick and dirty review of the G1 X here. I will be doing some unique shooting with it tonight if the weather holds up, and I’ll update the review. It’ll probably be with a lot of higher ISO stuff.
I have given my initial impressions of Canon’s new PowerShot G1 X in a quick review of the camera.
Spoiler alert…. I like it.
I have enjoyed my first day or so with the camera. I understand some of the critical points about the camera, others I don’t. I don’t understand why it’s knocked for being too big, I think the size is just about perfect.
I know lots of people wanted an APS-C “G” camera for $299. For those people, you’re going to have to wait a little while longer. I will say I don’t feel ripped off at $800, and I definitely wouldn’t when the camera gets down to the $650-$700 range.
Read the review here at CR
Full review from Engadget
The folks at Engadget have posted their full review of the Canon PowerShot G1 X. For the most part they are quite happy with it, although there are a few issues they have with the camera, like the weak battery life.
Wrap-Up From Engadget
If you demand that an $800 camera contributes to your photography with “extras” like high ISO, interchangeable lenses or exceptional macro prowess, then the G1 X has rivals that are perhaps more worthy of your consideration. However, having used the G1 X heavily for a few days, we can look past its weaknesses — even its underwhleming battery life and uninformative OVF — and admit we’ve become quite attached to it. Our affection has everything to do with the large sensor, fast lens and the overall physicality of the camera — its design, feel, and the accessibility of its controls. If you want a tool for capturing high-impact images, and not necessarily for adding impact to your images, then the G1 X ought to suit you fine.
Read The Full Review
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According to DXO Mark
The folks at DXO have completed their review of the Canon PowerShot G1 X, and have come away impressed, but with some disappointment. They seem to have been pretty fair in the conclusions.
Overall the G1X is definitely an excellent point and shoot cameras. But, now for the bad news in this review: The G1X’s sensor itself shows no measurable improvement. As proof, we need to take a look at the results of the Canon EOS 7D vs Canon PowerShot G1X. Why this comparison?
- The G1X and the 7D sensors make use of the same size pixel (4.2 µm).
- The Canon EOS 7D is a bit dated, but the Canon APS-C cameras that came after it didn’t have any new sensor features (see the results for the Canon EOS 600D and 60D).
Read the full review
Preorder The Canon PowerShot G1 X at B&H $799
The folks at LensTip have posted full sized sample from the just announced Canon PowerShot G1 X. They took shots at various ISO and aperture settings.
All the sample images look very good to me. There’s some NR smearing at higher ISO, but that is to be expected.
View sample images
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Focus Numerique has posted ISO samples from the Canon G1 X. A full range of shots from ISO 100 through to ISO 12,800 have been posted. They also compared it against the Panasonic GX1, Sigma DP2x, Fuji X100, Canon G12 & Sony NEX-5N
See the comparison here
Judging from these samples, it’s clear the performance is going to be near or at the top of large sensor compact camera segment.
Preorder the PowerShot G1 X at B&H for $799
Canon PowerShot G1 X – A Brief Hands On
The first product on tap to check out was the new Canon PowerShot G1 X. The large sensor, perceived game changer, in the high end of point & shoot cameras. Lots of people have asked since the Sigma DP1 for Canon to make a larger sensor, great ISO performing PowerShot. It took a few years, but Canon has finally delivered.
There was a lineup to see the camera up close and personal. The Canon reps mentioned that none of them had spent any more than 3 minutes with the camera in their hands. I had to wait about 10 minutes to get to it.
The first think you notice is the size of the camera. It’s nearly the same size as the PowerShot G12 at first glance. The one glaring size difference is the rather large lens. Even when the camera is at it’s widest focal length, the lens sticks out a fair bit. Zoom in and the lens extends further.
The camera has a very nice weight to it. I’ve always been against making point and shoot cameras too light. This one feels like a camera in your hands. The viewfinder is adequate, but I wouldn’t use it too often. The 3″ articulating screen is bright and beautiful. One of the first things I noticed was the removal of the ISO dial at the top of the caemra like on the G12. I would miss that in day to day use. There is an ISO button on the back, but that isn’t as intuitive to me. The exposure compensation dial is still on top along with the mode dial, which is great news.
The Canon PowerShot G1 X in the Hands of my Wife
Roaming around the camera you find the dials and buttons are pretty small for hands my size. However, once the camera is set up, I can’t see needing to mess around with too many things on the back of the camera.
When we hear Chuck Westfall say the new G1 X will have better ISO performance than the 60D and 7D, I think most of us sit up and pay attention. Having a small camera with excellent lowlight ability makes one (me, less so my wife) giddy inside.
As per all the unreleased cameras that Canon is displaying, I was not able to put a memory card in the G1 X to get some sample images. However, one of the first things I did was switch the camera to ISO 12,800 and take a couple of pictures and view them on the big 3″ screen. If the display is accurate, the performance of ISO 12,800 is fantastic. You can see some noise reduction smoothness, ut the detail and file quality is there.
This wasn’t the ideal way to test a camera for ISO performance, however I think most of us have pretty trained eyes when judging through an LCD.
I was told we’d see the first shipments of the G1 X in February.
Preorder The G1 X at B&H for $799
B&H has a write-up about the new PowerShot G1 X here. Read all about this new camera.
B&H Preorder for PowerShot G1 X is live.
You can now preorder the new Canon PowerShot G1 X from Adorama for $799.
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