ryanshoots wrote in post #13938062
That mirrors what I'm seeing as well. The lens is nice and sharp with a decent amount of contrast. Certainly better than the standard Canon kit zoom for DSLRs. If you do a lot of macro, you'll be better off with a G12 or a DSLR with dedicated macro lens. The 7D at iso 800 gets a lot of flack for noise. I'm not seeing any of that in the files I'm getting out of the G1X.
I agree the lens is certainly up to the task, I hate using the 7D above 1000 ISO, so to find the G1X is very good at 1600 ISO was a surprise.
This is my first G camera so I,m really trying to work through it on a steep learning curve, this could be user error but I did notice the auto white balance wasn,t too my liking on the scene settings, so I,ve switched that off to get a warmer image, thats the way I work on the DSLR anyway.
I think members should avoid trying to battle the camera against the G12 it has its own slot between smaller sensor compacts and the low/medium DSLR,s. It has different characteristics and as more users come on line no doubt it will have its followers.
The images taken were JPEGS with some basic processing, shortly I will be shooting 100% RAW format which I should imagine give me the capability of reduce noise to a minimum.