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If Canon ultimately included a faster lens than the 2.8-5.8 lens presently included and added a functional viewfinder this would become a truly fantastic P&S...in fact they may be afraid to do so because it might cannibalize the rebel series.....i sure hope they do in the next version


Oct 09, 2012 at 11:40 PM
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It is interesting that...apparently from what I have read....the G series are the most successful P&S cameras ever.

Interesting also in that most posters seem to feel that Canon always holds back on what it could really deliver if the company forgot about clawing in every last Yen. One wonders what Canon could really deliver with the G series were it to go back to the ethics of the days when it delivered the 1V...vs the EOS 3.....a body quite capable of doing the same job as the 1V as it had near identical specs...but half the price. I know from experience.

Back to my dilemma....I only take pics in reasonable light ( I generally have two bodies with me...my G10 and a rangefinder with PanF film loaded)......so ISO 200 is a luxury for me when it comes to pushing it......



Oct 10, 2012 at 01:00 AM
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jonbrach wrote:
I have become an evangelist for this camera because it is the first P&S I have ever used in situations where I couldnt bring my gear into low light situations and have been able to get quality pictures at high ISO....these pictures are shot at 12,800 and although the AF is a bitch to work with the results are shockingly good!

http://jlb.smugmug.com/Other/trucksrussell-92012/i-5vtKwcQ/0/L/IMG0626edited-1-L.jpg
http://jlb.smugmug.com/Other/trucksrussell-92012/i-2mmmQGV/0/L/IMG0630edited-1-L.jpg
http://jlb.smugmug.com/Other/zztop-91212/i-rvrTrqt/0/L/IMG0504edited-1-L.jpg
http://jlb.smugmug.com/Other/zztop-91212/i-TTKgf7c/0/L/IMG0513edited-1-L.jpg
http://jlb.smugmug.com/Other/pat-travers-8712/i-jKh378k/0/L/IMG0396edited-1-L.jpg


Did you use MF on these shots? And BTW, is this ZZ top?

Happy shooting,
Yakim.



Oct 10, 2012 at 11:09 AM
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Top: Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi. Beards: ZZ Top. Can't place the others off the top of my head.

jonbrach wrote:
If Canon ultimately included a faster lens than the 2.8-5.8 lens presently included and added a functional viewfinder this would become a truly fantastic P&S...in fact they may be afraid to do so because it might cannibalize the rebel series.....i sure hope they do in the next version


That'd be great if they could but I think it would make for a larger/heavier lens. If you think about the nearly APS C image circle they are trying to cover and the EFs 15-85 lens that the G1X lens is often compared with, it is f3.5-5.6 and weighs as much as the whole G1X. The G1X sensor is squarer (4:3) and its lens is slower and shorter at the long end which helps design the lens smaller, but I'm glad they managed f2.8 at the wide end.



Oct 10, 2012 at 03:30 PM
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I used AF and yes it is ZZ top and the derek trucks band!


Oct 10, 2012 at 08:38 PM
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The images from this camera are amazing. While I don't expect a P&S to replace a DSLR, I'm more looking for a camera I can take with me to concerts since they don't allow DSLR's. The G1X looks like a great option to supplement my G11, which with its small sensor doesn't come close to what I'm seeing from the G1X.

Now that the price has come down a bit, I just might bite on one. I will be attending concerts of Rush, Bruce Springsteen, and the Who in the near future - I could use a great camera to shoot those concerts.

David



Oct 15, 2012 at 03:30 AM
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IQ is great, but they cut a lot of corners/crippled it for my liking. Also that VF is just woeful. I might have forgiven all the other issues if they had just have even had the option of a snap-on EVF of the quality m4/3 uses.


Oct 15, 2012 at 05:56 AM
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Every P&S I've looked at is a compromise in some way. I'm sure I'll find things I wish they did differently as well. Being a Nikon user for DSLR's, there are already differences in user interface I have to deal with. However, all my P&S's are Canon (save for a cheap Fuji I received as an award at work and never use.) Canon just got these right, so they are hard to argue with.

I think the limiting factor for me will be the focal length. While close focus is an issue for some, it will be the long end I will have problems with for concerts. I have yet to have seats at a concert where close focus distance was going to be an issue. I recognize that big sensor does create some lens limitations if the camera is going to stay a reasonable size. Still, a 4X zoom is a bit short for the primary application I'll be using it in. I'm just not aware of another camera around this size that would do the job better.

In the end if the G1X has what I need to get decent shots at the concerts I go to, then I would be happy with it. Since they stopped allowing "professional cameras" into concerts, it has been difficult to get reasonable shots of the bands I see. I have struggled with high ISO noise in P&S cameras for as long as I've had one, and it sounds like the G1X has found a way to deal with that. I'm willing to give it a try.

David



Oct 15, 2012 at 11:26 AM
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p.2 #9 · p.2 #9 · G1X..anyone using it?


nothing is perfect for sure and the camera has many issues regarding AF making it difficult to get shots...that said the pictures I included are 12.800 ISO and I think that speaks for itself!


Oct 15, 2012 at 05:54 PM
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My G1X arrives tomorrow..so keen I downloaded the manual and been reading up 'about everything!!'

I will be shooting raw of course...but wondered if anyone would recommend a raw processor...I will be using LR4 generally but would like to experiment if anyone can suggest something better!! (Same for the G10...which I will be keeping).

Also...my main use will be as a take anywhere camera for street and seascape pics and wondered if anyone has any experience using filters with this camera? Particularly slot in systems.



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My son took these in Paris last week with my G1X, in RAW but in P mode, I processed them for him in LR4, the results were fantastic from such a small camera




























Oct 29, 2012 at 09:02 PM
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I've been using LR4 with my G1X. The files process much like 7D files except they seem to have a bit less noise for a given ISO. Close though. When I got LR4 I discovered that it has lens corrections for the G10 - now I have to reprocess my favorite G10 photos. While there are no lens corrections yet for the G1X, this may be because there are lens corrections built into the raw conversion. To make the lens compact, the lens distorts heavily at the wide end but is corrected in the conversion process so users never see this.


Oct 29, 2012 at 09:36 PM
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I bought it when my G11 was stolen out of my truck. It does everything I thought it would and does them well. I probably use it more than the 1D Mk III but being an opportunity shooter at times it's much quicker to grab.









  Canon PowerShot G1 X    15.1-60.4 mm lens    15mm    f/8.0    1/1000s    320 ISO    0.0 EV  






  Canon PowerShot G1 X    15mm    f/8.0    1/1000s    320 ISO    0.0 EV  






  Canon PowerShot G1 X    15mm    f/3.2    1/60s    800 ISO    0.0 EV  




Oct 30, 2012 at 10:26 PM
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Mine arrived this morning and have been experimenting with settings and images on the computer most of the day

I'm not sure I'd want to use it above ISO800 from my experiments a bit earlier.....unless for B+W and I want to add 'grain'.....and I don't think I will be retiring my G10 just yet...but early days yet!! However...my G10 will go into pockets the G1X won't so that will ensure it remains my 'go anywhere, anytime' body for now.

But I have a neat little camera bag that nicely takes the G1X and my 35mm G111 1.7 QL side by side....



Oct 31, 2012 at 01:25 AM
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I know you are very loyal to your G10 Anthony, I loved mine a lot back in 2009, but the G1X is so superior in IQ you must have a faulty one.

Granted there are situations at low ISO and in good light where the difference between the sensors isn't obvious, but go above 200 ISO and the G1X is simply miles ahead. It's right up there with the 18meg crop Canon cameras and the lens is excellent right into the corners.

I only use RAW and LR4 but my G1X is very acceptable up to at least 1600 ISO.

The G1X is several generations on from the G10 and it really shows.



Oct 31, 2012 at 07:50 AM
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dhphoto wrote:
I know you are very loyal to your G10 Anthony, I loved mine a lot back in 2009, but the G1X is so superior in IQ you must have a faulty one.

Granted there are situations at low ISO and in good light where the difference between the sensors isn't obvious, but go above 200 ISO and the G1X is simply miles ahead. It's right up there with the 18meg crop Canon cameras and the lens is excellent right into the corners.

I only use RAW and LR4 but my G1X is very acceptable up to at least 1600 ISO.

The G1X is
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I rarely used the G10 above ISO 100..sometimes ISO 200 if I was going to convert to B+W.....so I know I was getting the most from the sensor. I will probably be using similar settings with the G1X...I will be using it for the same purposes.

It took a bit of time to get the best results from the G10 in terms of testing for the best aperture / ISO combo etc and I probably need to experiment with the G1X as well......will be out and about doing that later.

I don't doubt that it will give better IQ once I get the hang of it.....just not sure it will at 100 ISO...I will be testing it later by producing some A3 prints for comparison. There are elements of the user interface that are clearly much better.



Oct 31, 2012 at 08:26 AM
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There are several things I like better about the G1X, I really like the on-screen level, I find that with that I don't need gridlines. I also like the fact you can change the orientation of a review just by tipping the camera. I find the flip-out screen very useful for photographing buildings etc so you can get up high.

I like that you can change the flash fill-in level just by holding down the flash button, there are some very good ergonomic tweaks.

I have fitted the aftermarket auto-lens cap which is great unless I want ultimate quality when I use the filter adapter with a metal petal lens hood. I don't like straps so I use a wrist strap and a small case-logic shoulder bag, which I find just as quick.

I don't like the poor minimum focusing distance or the silly lens cap, but you can easily get round that with the filter adapter and an ebay centre pinch cap and for closeups I use my 58mm closeup filters

This is a 100% crop of my son's shot of the Eiffel Tower, you can even see the netting on the visitors level, astonishing from such a small camera









Oct 31, 2012 at 08:42 AM
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Mine arrived this morning and have been experimenting with settings and images on the computer most of the day

I'm not sure I'd want to use it above ISO800 from my experiments a bit earlier.....unless for B+W and I want to add 'grain'.....and I don't think I will be retiring my G10 just yet...but early days yet!! However...my G10 will go into pockets the G1X won't so that will ensure it remains my 'go anywhere, anytime' body for now.


gee,take a look at the pictures I posted using ISO 12.800 ....why in the world wouldnt you use it past ISO800?



Oct 31, 2012 at 03:08 PM
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anthonygh wrote:
I rarely used the G10 above ISO 100..sometimes ISO 200 if I was going to convert to B+W.....so I know I was getting the most from the sensor. I will probably be using similar settings with the G1X...I will be using it for the same purposes.

It took a bit of time to get the best results from the G10 in terms of testing for the best aperture / ISO combo etc and I probably need to experiment with the G1X as well......will be out and about doing that later.

I don't doubt that it will give better IQ once I get
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Anthony, I was a loyal G10 user and content with ISO 100-200. A Greek islands trip made me an early G1X adopter and I was surprised at how convenient and versatile it was to have higher ISOs available when wandering around the shops and restaurants even at night. It even held its own shooting in dimly lit museums. Don't underestimate its capabilities. Enjoy!



Oct 31, 2012 at 03:12 PM
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I've had the camera for 6 months and can honestly say that, working within its limitations, it produces shockingly good files both in terms of the lens's performance and the noise levels at high ISO's. I'm used to fairly high end DSLRs and have to say that for general photography, this little camera's output come very close to the files that its (much) bigger brethren produce. Amazing camera.


Oct 31, 2012 at 04:17 PM
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