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Mar 28, 2012 20:16 |  #16

shane_c wrote in post #14139941 (external link)
I also do quite a bit of kayaking in the summer and don't like taking the SLR out on the water whereas if I had a G12 or something that size I could put it in the small dry storage holder

see if you clear enough in sales to include a canon uw case. I have fun with mine.

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then there's the whole video potential. ;)

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Mar 28, 2012 21:36 |  #17

shane_c I had a G11 (actually 2 of them.) Others will make other choices. I kept at ISO 400 or below.

I replaced those cameras with a NEX5 (just before the improved version came out.) High ISO is incredible. Love the images I'm getting. BUT I would rather carry a G12 around, than the NEX with kit lens (and accessory lens I have).

I have looked hard at the G12, and P7100 too. think that the Director of Finance here at home would have something to say to me. She already wants me to register on the forum as "2mnycameras"


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Mar 29, 2012 07:18 |  #18

Well, after my first big weekend with the G12, I'm a little disappointed by the higher-ISO performance. I'm spoiled by my big-boy cameras, I guess. Still, it was nice to have a camera that I could toss in the glove box and have ready at a moment's notice.


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Mar 29, 2012 23:19 |  #19

Did you decide? I have a G11 and I love it, but I also have a Panasonic G3 (Micro 4/3), which is completely in another class. It's almost as good as my old entry level DSLR, and in every practical way just as good. Except smaller. I should really just sell the G11 but I keep it in my car for emergencies.

Anyway I saw that Cameta is selling refurbished Olympus E-PM1 Micro-4/3 with a lens for something ridiculous like $340. Given that price it's hard to justify a new G12 in my opinion. A beginner DSLR is definitely better but not that much better. The GX1, yes I'd love to have one but not at that price.




  
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Mar 29, 2012 23:52 |  #20

sagray wrote in post #14125944 (external link)
I like my G12 because of the RAW thing (although I'm frustrated that I can't open the files directly in PS unless I upgrade to CS5)

Say waaaaa?

I have no problem opening my G12's files in photoshop CS4. Try updating it. Its possible I am using a 3rd party plugin or beta plugin but I don't think so. Interesting.




  
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Mar 30, 2012 07:39 |  #21

shane_c wrote in post #14171236 (external link)
I've been considering the G1X instead of the G12 for the larger sensor, better noise control, etc but I like to take macro and it looks like the G1X won't satisfy that need. And I'm not sure I'd be happy with the amount of noise I'm seeing in some of the G12 reviews at ISO 400 and up. Decisions, decisions....


Hello Shane

I would second Jim and Eyalg on the X10 if you're keen on macro. It has both a macro and super macro modes the latter of which gets you as close to your subject as 9/10ths of an inch. Allied with this you can also shoot in Velvia mode which is a film simulation facility which enhances colours, making your images pop. If you are looking to give up your DSLR then I would urge you to seriously have a look at the X10 before making a decision. It may be quirky in part but it is full of fun, takes great pictures and has that very fashionable retro look. Low light handling is pretty impressive too.


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Mar 30, 2012 09:09 |  #22

Thanks for all the replies. I haven't made a decision yet. I need to sell my current gear first.

I have been looking at the X10 and it seems pretty nice. I've only ever shot with Canon but the other options out there just seem better. I know the X10 has the white orb problem which I think they are fixing in May with a new sensor. I'll have to look into the X10 a little more.


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Mar 30, 2012 12:42 |  #23

shane_c wrote in post #14180273 (external link)
Thanks for all the replies. I haven't made a decision yet. I need to sell my current gear first.

I have been looking at the X10 and it seems pretty nice. I've only ever shot with Canon but the other options out there just seem better. I know the X10 has the white orb problem which I think they are fixing in May with a new sensor. I'll have to look into the X10 a little more.


I purchased a refurbished X10 from Fuji which arrived at the start of this week. No orb issue that I have noticed and Fuji are additionally sending me a spare battery. If you do get one with the orb problem, Fuji will replace the sensor at no extra cost. The X10 is loaded with features and some exciting shooting modes. Lens hood and filter adaptor come at an extra cost and you will have to get a 52mm lens cap if you use the lens hood. I've seen some images of unreal quality produced by this little camera which I think is the most exciting of this genre of compacts. I did consider the G12 and Lumix GX1 but the Fuji seemed streets ahead in almost every way and it is such a lot of fun to use. One current downside awaiting a fix is the Raw files compatibility with Mac. It will come though I'm told.


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Mar 31, 2012 17:34 |  #24

I just finished selling my DSLR gear so now I need to start thinking about this a little more seriously. I going to pick something up in the next month or so. I don't want to rush it and regret my decision without looking into them all but I think I've narrowed it down to the Fuji X10 and the Canon G1X. I've been really impressed with some of the pics in the G1X thread. The only thing holding me back from it is the lack of macro (although I doubt even the X10 with it's supermacro still won't be like the true 1:1 I had with the SLR) and it's also about $200 more than the X10. The X10 does seem like one heck of a camera though but I'm a little concerned about the small sensor, possible white orbs, and issues I've been reading about having to open RAW files in Fuji's software which isn't that good.

I think a trip to the camera store with a memory card is in my near future.


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Mar 31, 2012 18:25 |  #25

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.... I think a trip to the camera store with a memory card is in my near future.



That would be the best way Shane.


I imagine the hassle-free route would be the G1X. For something a little different, take the X10. As a Canon man of thirty years I was sufficiently convinced to think outside the box.

Whatever you decide - have fun :)


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Apr 02, 2012 11:18 |  #26

Bananapie wrote in post #14178830 (external link)
Say waaaaa?

I have no problem opening my G12's files in photoshop CS4. Try updating it. Its possible I am using a 3rd party plugin or beta plugin but I don't think so. Interesting.

I'm still on CS3, and the ACR version that opens G12 files isn't compatible with CS3. I bought the whole Master Suite a few years back via a serious educational discount, and I can't upgrade the individual pieces, so until I'm ready to pay full price on newer software, I'm kinda stuck.

What I did do was download the Adobe CR2 to DNG converter. That lets me open in ACR just fine, and I can go from there. It just takes a few more steps and a little extra disk space.

(I also have LR3, which works with the the G12 files, but I'm not terribly adept with Lightroom yet).


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Apr 06, 2012 17:50 as a reply to  @ sagray's post |  #27

Hi all new here.
and scuse my spellin, just a county boy. after my nikon i went with a a1000as
then a g12.
dang it worked great. then a t3i w/ a 70-300 mm. love the t3i but ya but i use the t3i for wildlife and long shots. i carry the g12 90% of the time. in the truck walkin and all great camera.
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Apr 06, 2012 19:01 |  #28

Welcome to the forum Big John!

Good luck with your selection Shane. If you can work a deal on the G1X I think that would give you IQ pretty close to what you are used to.


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Apr 07, 2012 12:42 |  #29

After debating back and forth the last couple weeks I picked up a Fuji X10 this morning. What swayed me that way was that it was $200 less than the G1X, it was smaller, and it allows me to take macro pictures which is something I would use a lot especially in the summer when our garden is in bloom.

I haven't read the manual yet but just finished looking through some photos I snapped around the house and yard and am pretty impressed with the quality.


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Apr 07, 2012 23:08 |  #30

How did the X10 out-duel the G12 in your research?


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