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Sep 25, 2012 12:26 |  #91

What about those of us who dont have a G12. Which is the better investment?


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Sep 25, 2012 12:33 |  #92

JakAHearts wrote in post #15040737 (external link)
What about those of us who dont have a G12. Which is the better investment?

Since Canon has made physical changes (ie adapters) to the the G15, I assume any future releases will incorporate these same changes. However with the intro of the new G trend, my next update will be some other than Canon. That’s how much personally!, I do not like these changes. But to others; “Do as you Must”, if you like it buy it.

#NOTE; I do not consider any digital camera an investment. Its an extravagant expenditure that looses value instantly, true iinvestments do not.


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Sep 25, 2012 12:39 |  #93

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What about those of us who dont have a G12. Which is the better investment?

IMO its a choice of the swivel screen and ISO dial vs the faster autofocus and lens. I am sure there are other differences, I believe the G15 is a bit smaller and I would also assume the G12 will be cheaper.

There are so many choices these days for smaller high quality cameras it almost makes your head spin, I tried an LX5 a while back and it was really nice. Love the 24mm wide end and fast lens. The new LX7 should be worth a look along with the cool looking Fuji x10. Hard choice really but I prefer to stay with Canon.


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Sep 25, 2012 13:09 |  #94

Thanks you two. :D


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Sep 25, 2012 13:11 as a reply to  @ Tommydigi's post |  #95

My next choice will NOT!!, be any Panasonic, I assure you. I will probably stay with Canon, since there are so many things about them to like. But I will probably just bite the bullet I do not want to, and buy a DSLR. It's not that I would have any technical problems with a DSLR, its just I've been there and done that. And would really rather not. Oh well, so goes the neighborhood you are always having to move on; for some reason or other.


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Sep 25, 2012 18:41 |  #96

JakAHearts wrote in post #15040737 (external link)
What about those of us who dont have a G12. Which is the better investment?

If you have never used a G series, I would buy the G15. I have a G3, 6, and 12. All have the tilt/swivel screen: even the T2i has one, but you are not used to it so probably would not miss it. There are other improvements too such as Digic 5. I believe the video is better also. By far, the best improvement is the f1.8. For me, the deal-breaker is no tilt/swivel screen and I have the T2i. Were I buying a G series, having never owned one, I would buy the G15. You will need to purchase the accessories either way (12 or 15). Canon has been good to me thru the years so I am biased. And IF Canon makes another G later on with a swivel screen I may upgrade but there have to be more than these improvements to make spending close to a grand worth it (500 camera + accessories. That is just my 25 cents (too many words for 2 cents:D).

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Sep 25, 2012 18:44 |  #97

Thanks Gil. That was the direction I was swaying. I have a 5dII and a T1i and while they are both great, I dont think I want to drag them around at say, Disney World, every single day. Its nice to be able to put that G series in a ziplock baggie too, for that situation. :D


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Sep 25, 2012 20:35 |  #98

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Thanks Gil. That was the direction I was swaying. I have a 5dII and a T1i and while they are both great, I dont think I want to drag them around at say, Disney World, every single day. Its nice to be able to put that G series in a ziplock baggie too, for that situation. :D

JakAHearts, (if you put it in a plastic bag watch out for humidity and "sweating"; water is :() as I told Tommydigi above: "...please buy the Canon FA-DC58B Filter Adapter, a multi-coated UV or clear filter, and leave it on the camera? I have seen too many "scratched lens" problems on the G12. I would be sad to see you lose a new G15 from a scratched lens. I know you are trying to cut down on how much you carry but even the G15 without a tilt/swivel screen is not a "pants" pocket camera..." and "...[G15] lens has a built in cover for protection. ( http://www.dpreview.co​m/previews/canon-powershot-g15/2 (external link) ) It does not have a "cap". When the lens closes (or opens), the cover rotates and covers/uncovers the lens. The problem seems to be that the tolerance is close and the "cover" is not too rigid. People have pushed in on the cover taking it out or putting it in their "pocket," "bag," or whatever pressing the cover into the lens. Or something in whatever they carry it in presses against the cover. Lens glass usually is not too "tough". It just seems to happen. I placed an adapter and UV filter on mine the day I received it and have no scratches or dust. Maybe not that easy to scratch, but a 100-dollar filter that can be replaced there or a new camera after you return?

https://photography-on-the.net/forum/...hligh​t=scratch
https://photography-on-the.net/forum/...hligh​t=scratch
https://photography-on-the.net/forum/...hligh​t=scratch

These are from a search in the Canon G-series Digital Cameras forum using the word scratch. Look, I might be overly cautious but how many Disney trips will you take with 2 kids?

Gil

Might buy extra batteries and cards!:grin: "

JakAHearts, these are just my thoughts. Other people have their's and probably better advice than mine. Whatever you decide, "Enjoy!!! and show us your travails... um travels:lol:

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Sep 25, 2012 20:37 |  #99

Does anyone know a release date?


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Sep 25, 2012 20:44 |  #100

Wow, thanks for a fantastic post! I put a G12 in my pocket and it wasnt terribly bulky. So long as Im not wearing my skinny jeans, I should be fine. ;)


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Sep 25, 2012 20:47 |  #101

Tommydigi wrote in post #15042787 (external link)
Does anyone know a release date?

http://www.bestbuy.com …20%2Bg15||S|b|1​3161048159 (external link)

http://www.google.com …166b218d&biw=10​24&bih=663 (external link)

I did a quick Google search. Looks like these people are taking orders but I did not ask. I AM NOT ENDORSING OR RECOMMENDING ANY PERSON/PLACE/WEBSITE LINKED HERE.

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Sep 25, 2012 21:05 |  #102

Tommydigi wrote in post #15042787 (external link)
Does anyone know a release date?

JakAHearts wrote in post #15042820 (external link)
Wow, thanks for a fantastic post! I put a G12 in my pocket and it wasnt terribly bulky. So long as Im not wearing my skinny jeans, I should be fine. ;)

1st one says a release date in October. dpreview is showing AMAZON has them in stock.

http://www.techradar.c​om …ershot-g15-1098151/review (external link)

http://www.dpreview.co​m/previews/canon-powershot-g15 (external link)

http://www.amazon.com …creativeASIN%3D​B009B0MY6S (external link)

I do not know.

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Sep 25, 2012 21:05 |  #103

Thanks Gil, I did do a search but nothing very specific. Just hoping it arrived before I leave for my trip in about 4 weeks.


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Sep 25, 2012 21:21 |  #104

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Thanks Gil, I did do a search but nothing very specific. Just hoping it arrived before I leave for my trip in about 4 weeks.

Did you try ordering it from Amazon? The 3rd link in my previous post.

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Sep 25, 2012 21:40 |  #105

I went with B&H.


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