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Upgrading G12: G1X or EOS M?

 
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Apr 10, 2013 07:34 |  #1

I'm upgrading my G12 (what a great camera - still finding ways to use it better after 18 months of constant use). I shoot a wide range of subjects but no high-speed action.

I've homed in on the G1X or EOS M. For the EOS M I plan to use only a couple of lenses (probably the 22mm and 18-55mm kit lens).

Is there an obvious choice? What would the decision criteria be? I'd really appreciate your input.




  
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Apr 10, 2013 08:42 |  #2

For me it'll be the EOS M. With the EF lens adapter I can use my EF lens without having to bring around a huge camera.


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Apr 10, 2013 08:58 |  #3

I have both DSLR's and a G1X. I like the G1X precisly because I don't need to lug around lenses. Plus with the G1X I have a great lens to start with and a good range. Plus the swivel screen, not sure if you'll miss that if you move to the M. You also have to consider a touch interface (M) to a manual interface (G1X). Which ever you decide you should fiddle with each one, especially the M since that will be different, with the G1X you'll feel right at home.


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Apr 11, 2013 07:54 as a reply to  @ Rally Man's post |  #4

I think you have to say, do I want to carry lenses, and switch them out? With the G1x you have a large range with just one lens. Also the G1x is less expensive. Currently they are running $589 at BH, and the EOS m setup you are talking about is about $800 with those 2 lenses. I also think they transition from the G12 to the G1x would be seemless.
But also, which ever one you decide I am sure you would be happy with. I purchased the G1x about 2 months ago and loving it. One thing that hurt it was the $799 price tag, at $589 I think it is a steal for the image quality it produces....




  
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Apr 11, 2013 12:26 |  #5

I think there was some review not long ago that put the G15 ahead of the G1x.


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Apr 11, 2013 15:04 |  #6

JakAHearts wrote in post #15816213 (external link)
I think there was some review not long ago that put the G15 ahead of the G1x.

Yeah, here it is :p

http://snapsort.com …1X-vs-Canon-PowerShot-G15 (external link)




  
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Apr 11, 2013 15:34 |  #7

If you aren't in a hurry I would wait for next generation of EOS-M to come out. Should have quite a few improvements.


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Apr 11, 2013 20:33 |  #8
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that one says the g1x is better.

.... anyways, i would choose the g1x over the eos m.



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Apr 11, 2013 22:22 |  #9

snapsort, isn't that a nikon fanboy?




  
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Apr 12, 2013 01:57 |  #10

JakAHearts wrote in post #15816213 (external link)
I think there was some review not long ago that put the G15 ahead of the G1x.

I just looked at the report and it puts the G1X ahead of the G15, not the other way around.

But it actually is a fairly close margin.

I have a G11 and a G1X and I have to say that the G1X outshines the G11 in every area, except the pocketability size. But I can still stick my G1X in a coat pocket without any problem.


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Apr 12, 2013 06:34 |  #11

Yea, that wasnt the review I was looking at. The review I was thinking of placed them at near identical image qualities but preferred the G15 for price and the much faster aperture.


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Apr 12, 2013 07:19 |  #12

BobsYourUncle wrote in post #15818652 (external link)
I just looked at the report and it puts the G1X ahead of the G15, not the other way around.

But it actually is a fairly close margin.

I have a G11 and a G1X and I have to say that the G1X outshines the G11 in every area, except the pocketability size. But I can still stick my G1X in a coat pocket without any problem.

Totally agree, except I'm comparing the G1X to the G10. I'm now used to the slow focus confirmation beep and light in the G!X; focus acquisition is sorted well before you get confirm, and I now mash the button without waiting. But close focus is still a problem and macro is so pathetic it isn't worth the button.


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Apr 12, 2013 10:06 |  #13

The SL1 looks better than the EOS M.


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Apr 12, 2013 12:18 |  #14

jjaenagle wrote in post #15817818 (external link)
that one says the g1x is better.

.... anyways, i would choose the g1x over the eos m.

Yea, that was my point....in a kidding way.....take snapsort for what it is, is does give a comparison of IQ....etc.....and then throws price in the mix, but I look at it for at least some input on decisions. You can compare most cameras there.




  
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Apr 12, 2013 15:22 |  #15

ken_vs_ryu wrote in post #15819699 (external link)
The SL1 looks better than the EOS M.

This. Given what I've seen on the EOS M I'm not impressed at all. AF speed with the adapter is horrible and with it being so small most lenses make it look like it would be horribly unbalanced. At least with the SL1 you get a small camera that will have the AF speed and such and probably won't be as ridiculous to hold or use with a long lens on it.


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