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G15 or G1X

 
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Feb 23, 2013 21:18 |  #16

Both are built really well but i prefer the G1X, the swivel screen is a plus and also the controls are more closer to a dslr.


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Feb 27, 2013 10:32 |  #17

I ordered the GX1 for my hikes ...I may order the G15 for my office.


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Feb 27, 2013 14:00 |  #18

Rich Road wrote in post #15643629 (external link)
on dpreview's studio shot comparisons, G1X images at 3200 ISO
looked equivalent to G15 images at 800 ISO ... that did it

What's interesting is that with the difference in lens aperture, often you will have to be at ISO 3200 on the G1x where you could be at 800 on the G15.

At the wide end, there is a 1.33 stop difference. At the telephoto end there is a little more than two stop difference. Actually it's 2+ stops starting at 50mm equivalent.

That still gives the G1X a slight advantage, but it's probably more like 1/2 a stop. Of course in excellent light, the big sensor still pulls in a little bit more detail and better color. But again, its not that far off.


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Feb 27, 2013 19:12 |  #19

I looked at the 2 and purchased the G1X on sale a couple of weeks ago - only $599 Canadian, which I thought was a great deal. The larger sensor sold me, as I am not at all happy with the IQ on the SX40, and am selling it to a coworker.



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Feb 28, 2013 03:25 as a reply to  @ Kasrielle's post |  #20

Thanks for all the replies :)
sorry it has taken me so long to get back to post. i had some computer problems, all sorted now and as a result i have ditched windows and am now typing this on my new 27inch iMac :)

I looked at the images samples for iso on dpreview and it seemed to me the G15 was better at low iso and good light and had better images than the G1x. The g1x seemed better at the higher end low light settings and as a result a better image.

I think I'm going to go with the G15 but that could change several times all within the next half hour lol ;)

on a side note I have this new iMac, and I have to get new photoshop: as i don't have mac version.I was wondering if light room would be better choice ? does that convert raw files and if so does it do it as well (same quality algorithms) or what would you suggest for converting Raw and editing.
should probably make a new post about this.

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Feb 28, 2013 03:29 |  #21

A few reasons I'm considering the 15 over the 1x:
Macro
Smaller form factor
Almost the same footprint as my 9.


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Feb 28, 2013 03:41 |  #22

etaV8R wrote in post #15660433 (external link)
A few reasons I'm considering the 15 over the 1x:
Macro
Smaller form factor
Almost the same footprint as my 9.

some good points.
I want to also use a flash gun for portrait work and was thinking about the canon Speedlite 430EX II thought this might sit better on the G1X; in fact, would the G1X be a better at portraits shots ?




  
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Feb 28, 2013 05:44 |  #23

The only reason the 1X would work better, possibly, is due to sensor size. I've got a 430EX which I plan on using with my 15 this summer for a trip to the Air Force Museum. Really depends on your needs. I have used the macro on my 9 for years. So that is important to me.


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Feb 28, 2013 06:58 |  #24

etaV8R wrote in post #15660573 (external link)
The only reason the 1X would work better, possibly, is due to sensor size. I've got a 430EX which I plan on using with my 15 this summer for a trip to the Air Force Museum. Really depends on your needs. I have used the macro on my 9 for years. So that is important to me.

Thats what I was thinking due to sensor size. also I think I'm right in saying; the larger sensors give a better depth of filed but, is a down side of this, they are not as sharp ?
would you happen to have any portrait examples taken with the 430ex bounced ?
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Feb 28, 2013 15:15 |  #25

I rarely use my flash so I don't have any examples. Of course the flash is about the size of the camera but function over fashion. Maybe in August but don't wait for me, pull the trigger. Macro is a bigger deciding factor for me as the 1X isn't as good as the 15 for macro.


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Feb 28, 2013 15:50 as a reply to  @ etaV8R's post |  #26

I've been using a 430EX II with my G9 and G11 for a few years, and I like it's capabilities. Yes, it's a little large in relation to the bodies, but it offers the power and swivel head that smaller (270EX II) flashes do not have.

I did a search on Flickr for portraits taken with the G15 and G1X, but not much available. They may give you some idea for both cameras.

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Feb 28, 2013 16:23 |  #27

Invasion wrote in post #15660671 (external link)
Thats what I was thinking due to sensor size. also I think I'm right in saying; the larger sensors give a better depth of filed but, is a down side of this, they are not as sharp ?
would you happen to have any portrait examples taken with the 430ex bounced ?
thanks ;)

If you are talking DOF control (blurring backgrounds) The G1x has a slight advantage on the wider end (although neither are very good) but they are about the same on the longer end (where you will normally do portrait type shots). While the G1x has a larger sensor, the G15 has an f2.8 aperture (vs f5.8) so you end up with a tie.


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Mar 01, 2013 09:59 |  #28

Hivoltage wrote in post #15637784 (external link)
I have had both...sold my G1X, bought a G15 and couldnt be happier!!!

please expand :)


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Mar 01, 2013 13:44 as a reply to  @ danpass's post |  #29

I think it is all relative to what is important, and money. I have a s100, that a year ago I paid $409, and are now selling for $250ish new if you can find them, according to snapsort, image q etc is slightly better than the new g15, which cost $200 more? And won't fit in your pocket, I figured if I was going to go for a larger form factor, I want to gain something for it, and the sensor is 6x what the g15 is, of course your paying $200 more than for the g15...is it worth it, to some yes, some no.....I just bought a G1x, test shots very impressive, and I will take it on my trip tomorrow for a week, and will report back.

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http://snapsort.com …werShot-G15-vs-Canon-S100 (external link)




  
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Mar 01, 2013 13:49 |  #30

How could image quality be better on the S100 when they share a sensor!

The $200 more is due to the fact that the G15 is still a current model and has a MUCH more impressive lens (f2.8 at 140mm vs f5.9 at 120mm) as well as other "pro" features like a hotshoe and viewfinder.


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