GordonSBuck wrote in post #15493844
Anyone notice the decline in participation in this forum? I suspect that the reason for the decline is that the G15 is a lot like the G12,
What’s next for the G series? Anything? Blah?
For your argument's sake the G12 was a very minor G11 update basically getting just HD video, right? Whereas the G15 gets notably faster lens aperture and much faster autofocus wetting my appetite to get one to replace my aging a620 while the G11 and G12 were uninteresting.
Next? Probably 14 MP in fall of 2014.
jt354 wrote in post #15514575
G15 doesn't offer much beyond the faster lens (not to trivialize that upgrade). I couldn't do without the articulated screen on my G12, why did they ditch it?
The faster lens and faster autofocus got me to buy my first G-series. And they probably got rid of the flip-out LCD to get the G15 smaller and lighter.
The very fast lens and good autofocus indoors at night without flash enables me to get use my G15 in places where I'd need to use my 5D and 50mm f/1.4 but with the G15 I get more DOF which many times is beneficial.
wilerty wrote in post #15514131
I think the big mistake is Canon hindering the AF and speed of the G1X so as to not hurt the Rebel sales. The G1X takes GREAT pictures, but has its limitations. Canon could have made the G1X as fast as a Rebel.
You might be crazy if you think Canon intentionally made the focusing on the G1 X slow. It's a first generation model and like olympus with sensor based autofocus, Canon will speed focusing up like on the G15. Canon wants to sell cameras and products. For me the difference between a P&S and an SLR are significant and they are for different purposes really.