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Oct 28, 2013 14:44 |  #1

I'm looking for a smaller camera than my 60D, sas sometimes I don't want to lug it around all the time.

I'm considering a G1x (decent sensor, fold out screen, etc.) or the G16 (faster f-stops).

I used to have a G12 before my 60D so know what the G-series is like to use.

So should I get G1x (my 1st choice) or the newer G16.


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Oct 28, 2013 15:01 |  #2

PH68 wrote in post #16406012 (external link)
I'm looking for a smaller camera than my 60D, sas sometimes I don't want to lug it around all the time.

I'm considering a G1x (decent sensor, fold out screen, etc.) or the G16 (faster f-stops).

I used to have a G12 before my 60D so know what the G-series is like to use.

So should I get G1x (my 1st choice) or the newer G16.


I have a 60D and used to carry my G10 everywhere. G10 was limited and I have not used any of the New G-series, but I sold my G10 to purchase an EOS-M. Have you looked at or considered those? I know its not in your list but I am very happy with the EOS-M. I just leave the 22mm lens on it. It is very portable with the 22 lens and I find the lens to be very good. Just a thought. But, if I were to choose I would probably go to the G16 mainly because I think I could get a really decent price and it is the newest toy ;)




  
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Oct 28, 2013 17:21 |  #3

You could arguably say that if you don't like to carry your 60D and lenses around you might be best served by replacing it with a smaller, state-of-the-art mirrorless system like Micro 4/3.

Essentially this is what I did when I moved on from the 50D, although I still bought a G1X anyway :)


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Oct 29, 2013 04:23 |  #4

I would still use the 60D for wildlife & bird stuff when the Gxx hasn't got the reach.
It's just for the rest of the more general stuff (day hiking in the hills, around the city, holidays etc..) that I don't want to lug it around, or faff with lenses.

Having previously owned a G12 I did like the control layout and the flip out screen (I like and use it on the 60D as well).
I know I could get a G12 again.
But,,,

The sensor is decent on the G1x... and it has a flip screen.

However I looked at the specs of the G16 and it too has benefits... faster lens, fast fps shooting capability, wifi, etc..).

I will get one of them.
Decisions, decisions...
I just need one of you to push me to one of them.


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Oct 29, 2013 06:34 |  #5

I purchased a G1X for travel and to replace my G12. The photos are outstanding and it sure beats carrying my 5DMII around when I have to travel light. If image quality is paramount, then I think the G1X is the logical choice.




  
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Oct 29, 2013 10:14 |  #6

I've read that the AF on the G1X is slow, and poor in low light.
Obviously I'm not expecting it to perfom as fast as my 60D.

I always found the AF speed on the G12 OK.
So is the AF on the G1X the same, or better, than the G12.


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Oct 30, 2013 05:00 |  #7

Well... I've decided to buy a G1X.


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Oct 30, 2013 07:08 as a reply to  @ PH68's post |  #8

You can get a refurbished one at the Canon site for $468. Use code zombie2143. Here is the link
http://shop.usa.canon.​com …_-1_244764_highPrice_lis​t (external link)

Not sure if they deliver to anywhere outside of the US though.

I am doing the same except I am getting the lumix lx7 with an f1.4 - f2.3 lens. Better in low light and pretty fast focus. only limit is that it's 24mm - 80mm. Plus it is so light I will take it hiking even when I have my t3i w the 70 200. This way I won't need to change lenses.


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Oct 30, 2013 07:48 |  #9

These were all taken with the G1X earlier this month. Most are HDR.

http://www.flickr.com …x/sets/72157636​755596924/ (external link)




  
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Oct 30, 2013 12:40 |  #10

SamAlfano wrote in post #16410476 (external link)
These were all taken with the G1X earlier this month. Most are HDR.

http://www.flickr.com …x/sets/72157636​755596924/ (external link)

Nice man....


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Oct 30, 2013 12:43 |  #11

SamAlfano wrote in post #16410476 (external link)
These were all taken with the G1X earlier this month. Most are HDR.

http://www.flickr.com …x/sets/72157636​755596924/ (external link)

Nice.
I need to get out and try some HDR.
I have PS5, but not really used it for HDR stuff yet.


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Oct 31, 2013 00:04 as a reply to  @ PH68's post |  #12

The 60D / G1X duo is a wonderful combo, in my opinion, for exactly the reasons you want to add the G1X. Also consider carrying the G1X together with the 60D in your bag as well. I often put a 50mm Macro (EF 50mm 2.5 Compact Macro) on the 60D, and think of the G1X as if it were a very lightweight, high quality 24-105 (?) DSLR zoom lens for general photography if I need it. I did this all summer long, especially for car shots. You can see the results in the Flickr url in my signature. (I think the 50mm 2.5 macro is a killer lens for both macro and general shots... and it is cheap too. A real gem.)


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Oct 31, 2013 09:56 |  #13

Well the G1X arrived today.
Images are a very good.
But I'm sending it back.

At first I thought it would not AF.
Then I realised I was too close... take a few steps back and it gets focus.
Even then it was slow and hunted a lot.
I know the close focus ability of the G1X is poor, but I'd describe it as very poor and unusable... forget any handheld self portraits on anything other than the wide angle.
Forget any portraits across a dinner table or at a party.
Fully zoomed out you need to be a couple of feet away. Zoom in and you have to be at least 5 feet away to stand a chance of the subject being in focus.
Macro is joke as well.

The only good thing going for it is the "big" sensor.
The rest is pretty poor buy Canons G-Series standards.

This all makes for a camera far far worse than the G12 I used to have.
I might just look on eBay and pick up a 2nd hand G12 instead.

My wife's SX220 does a far better job (only downside is it doesn't shoot raw).


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Oct 31, 2013 11:29 as a reply to  @ PH68's post |  #14

My Experience

I found myself curious as to the ops experience with the G1X as I have not had those kind of problems. The flower was from about two feet and the self portrait about 3/4 arms length. I got immediate lock on. It is true, however, that the G1X cannot do true macro.


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Oct 31, 2013 12:24 |  #15

I myself am thinking of the same thing. I think I am leaning towards the G16 for the faster F-stop.

Both felt good in my hands, it comes down to specs pretty much.


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