1 Which format do you find you are using most RAW or JPEG.
I prefer to shoot RAW+JPEG at all times. It's a lot easier to fix minor mistakes and I prefer to have the high degree of flexibility that RAW provides. On the other hand, if I get it right in the camera I like to use the JPEG converted in the camera as it is a better conversion according to what I've read.
2 What means of vision are you using most VIEWFINDER or VIEWSCREEN
Let's face it -- the viewfinder on the G1 X sucks, and that's what the screen is for. Also, I wear glasses and using the viewfinder with glasses on is a PITA, so I prefer the screen.
3 How do you operate ISO by AUTO or MANUAL.
When using P mode I set my AUTO ISO to a maximum of 400 so to keep it from getting grainy. When shooting Manual, however, I adjust it manually.
4 What is your main function with this camera LANDSCAPE, URBAN, PORTRAIT.
I intend to do portraits, landscape and travel photography with this camera.
5 Which annoys you most FOCUS TIME, SHUTTER LAG, CAMERA SHUT DOWN.
None of these have been a big issue for me thus far, but if I had to choose I'd say it's shutter lag.
6 What 2 important features you would like to see on the Mk 2 version.
1: I'd want consistency in the dials, or at least the ability to make them consistent. I want the rear dial to be ALWAYS aperture, and the front dial to be ALWAYS shutter speed, or vice versa, regardless of mode.
2: This camera needs to be able to focus closer with or without the Macro setting, plain and simple. That's my biggest gripe about the camera.
7 Based on your experience using this camera would you still buy it.
Yes, it does what I need it to do and performs as expected.
8 On image quality alone is the G1x good value for money.
Not particularly. Great camera, but very expensive for a point & shoot with limited macro capabilities.
9 If you have a DSLR has the G1x changed your approach to photography.
No. My DSLR is a 20D and I needed more megapixels for Microstock, which this camera will provide. By and large, my approach will be the same, though.
10 You review this camera what rating would you give 70-80-90% etc.