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Sep 11, 2016 03:44 |  #1

Out of all the G series what one would you own and why? What is the flagship G? What can do action, landscape and portrait shots all in one or at least close?




  
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Sep 11, 2016 06:49 |  #2

WA Tiger wrote in post #18123971 (external link)
Out of all the G series what one would you own and why? What is the flagship G? What can do action, landscape and portrait shots all in one or at least close?

I don't think any of the G's will do "real" action shots, for me the G9, G12 and G1x have been classics, but that just my opinion.


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Sep 11, 2016 12:52 |  #3

Judder Man wrote in post #18124033 (external link)
I don't think any of the G's will do "real" action shots, for me the G9, G12 and G1x have been classics, but that just my opinion.

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If you shoot in full resolution RAW format with G1-X Mark II P&S, you can enregister at most about 4 frames in 1-2 seconds.
So far, you will not obtain what you easily carry out with a DSLR camera such as an EOS 7D Mark II and 10 frames/sec.

If you want to grab street action shots at dawn or at night with very few available light, a G1-X Mark II allows you to have some.


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Sep 11, 2016 12:58 |  #4

If you want to make portrait, you will need a RAW format GX model with Mode M and hot-shoe.


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Sep 11, 2016 18:52 |  #5

Judder Man wrote in post #18124033 (external link)
I don't think any of the G's will do "real" action shots...

Depends what you mean by "real" action shots? Professional sports? High burst rate? Really long "L" quality lens? My G15 can't do those, but I find the ability to set 1/4000 and f/1.8 is good enough for quite a bit of "action".




  
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Sep 12, 2016 03:45 |  #6

Cheers all. Well "real action shots", I actually mean like sports, maybe dogs running, cars etc... that's sort of stuff. I am looking at theG3X and the G16.




  
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Cheers all. Well "real action shots", I actually mean like sports, maybe dogs running, cars etc... that's sort of stuff. I am looking at theG3X and the G16.

I think it would be fairly accurate to say that Canon is falling a bit behind the other manufacturers on compacts auto focus speeds but some of it can be negated with good technique. From what I can remember the Fuji XQ2 and the Sony a6300 are probably the quickest on the market.
You should be OK with Canon using panning technique, but for example black dog running towards you with a dark background will probably "hunt" and combined with shutter lag + focus detection speed will be a bit hit or miss. A rally car or subject with contrast across the frame with panning should be OK if you set up a fast burst rate shoot.

For other stuff like portraits and landscapes there isn't a great amount of difference in IQ with the latest G's, usually a fast lens with a big sensor will give you the better depth of field control with improved Bokeh.

Sample: F5 @ 1/2000 sec bikes probably 20 to 25 mph. (Canon G1x)


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Sep 12, 2016 05:05 |  #8

Thanks JM, great shot too.




  
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