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It's no longer a rumor. The G3X is for real (1-inch sensor and 25x zoom)

 
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Aug 02, 2015 18:48 |  #46

I am seriously impressed by this little guy, when the underwater housing will be ready i might think about this G3X and change my config


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Aug 03, 2015 11:00 |  #47

:-) More reviews
https://www.youtube.co​m/watch?v=K8PuZsGJSeo (external link) VIDEO by Canon as an introduction

http://www.dpreview.co​m …3-x-what-you-need-to-know (external link)

http://www.trustedrevi​ews.com/canon-powershot-g3-x-review (external link)

http://www.techradar.c​om …canon-g3-x-1297064/review (external link)

http://www.cameralabs.​com/reviews/Canon_Powe​rShot_G3X/ (external link)

http://www.photography​blog.com …on_powershot_g3​_x_review/ (external link)




  
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Aug 03, 2015 11:25 |  #48

Interesting. Most of the reviews mention a lack of an optical viewfinder as being an issue. I'd have to handle the camera myself to know for sure whether or not it would bother me personally.




  
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Aug 03, 2015 18:53 |  #49

One of my first photos with this camera. The more I'm using it, the more I'm liking it

Handheld at max zoom. Slightly cropped in and minor tweaks in ACR to WB and shadows, plus a mild sharpen.

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Aug 03, 2015 19:31 |  #50

Rainyday wrote in post #17654776 (external link)
Interesting. Most of the reviews mention a lack of an optical viewfinder as being an issue. I'd have to handle the camera myself to know for sure whether or not it would bother me personally.

Having to pay extra for an awkward looking add-on EVF on such an expensive camera is certainly a deal killer for me, so although I've stuck with Canon for many years, the Panasonic Lumix FZ1000 will probably be my next camera, replacing my 60D and its several lenses.




  
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Aug 03, 2015 22:13 |  #51

I've got the FZ1000, had an RX10, I would have gotten this camera if it hadn't been crippled by no EVF,..I'm still dumfounded by Canon, they could have taken the prize.


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Aug 04, 2015 10:47 |  #52

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I've got the FZ1000, had an RX10....

So how do you like the FZ1000? Is it up to your expectations, and are you finding any unexpected things about it that you don't like?




  
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Aug 04, 2015 13:55 |  #53

Teekay it's all relative to where you are coming from. If you come to a 1 inch sensor from an A7R/D8000/etc. you best know the IQ won't be there.
If you're coming from an SX50HS and that size sensor you'll be impressed.
I dabble in many platforms (FF Sony, FF Canon, several crops) including a lot of experience with mFTs and the previous experience with a 1 inch sensor-the RX10.
All that said, for me a bridge camera is all about the FL range. Period. The bigger the sensor the better.
Bottom line, the FZ1000 is primo, good reasons for its Gold at DPReview. The EVF is primo and that's what is killing me, it is so good thinking about the G3X just makes me cringe wanting that focal length with the same (in all likelihood) sensor.
Another thing we have to throw into the calculator is menus. I shot with my aged Nex-6 last week...man I'd forgotten how archaic it is. Personally I love the Panasonic menu layout so having GH4, GM5, GX7 the FZ1000 is instant transfer of familiarity.
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Important because it was with the RX10, me sitting in a kayak, one hand on the camera, one hand sculling the paddle staying in position. The RX10 lived on the deck of the kayak for 4 days-through countless drips, through 2 rains, always west/moist environment---can't do that with the FZ1000, but you can with the RX10 and the G3X. We paddle a lot and that is something I really miss about the Sony. So what environment will you use this bridge for.
I made up for that with the GX4 but even mFTs doesn't have 600mm like the Canon.
Video? Is that important to you? 4K Photo is really fun to play with, this one from the GH4 but the FZ1000 is just as capable for 4K Photo-
https://www.flickr.com …/album-72157643414732075/ (external link)

In the end I can fully recommend the FZ1000. I end up having a camera for certain 'tasks'. When we go 'owling' (hiking at night looking for said creature) the FZ1000 + the Rokinon flash is the one I grab.
If the G3X had come with an EVF I'd sell the FZ1000 in a heartbeat :)
Tough decision I know. Good luck.


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Aug 04, 2015 17:18 as a reply to  @ MedicineMan4040's post |  #54

Thank you for the comprehensive reply, MedicineMan! My mind was pretty well made up before as I've read all the reviews and it has what I want. You don't mention the 4K video capability and that's something I'm looking forward to experimenting with, mainly for extracting high quality still frames from video footage of birds in flight etc. I won't be using it in kayaks or hostile environments so weatherproofing is no big deal, but I expect to use it as my walkaround camera instead of my present SX50, which is a fine, inexpensive bridge but has major limitations.




  
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Aug 04, 2015 17:40 |  #55

teekay wrote in post #17656594 (external link)
Thank you for the comprehensive reply, MedicineMan! My mind was pretty well made up before as I've read all the reviews and it has what I want. You don't mention the 4K video capability and that's something I'm looking forward to experimenting with, mainly for extracting high quality still frames from video footage of birds in flight etc. I won't be using it in kayaks or hostile environments so weatherproofing is no big deal, but I expect to use it as my walkaround camera instead of my present SX50, which is a fine, inexpensive bridge but has major limitations.

Keep in mind that if you want "good" 4K extracts you need to use 4K photo mode, which is essentially a crazy burst mode. You will not be pulling "good" shots out of 4K video, generally speaking.


  
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Aug 04, 2015 17:49 |  #56

MedicineMan4040 wrote in post #17652071 (external link)
^agreed !!!! What a little performer !!! If only it had an EVF it would de-king the RX10/FZ1000 for pic shooters.
Yes I know about the ext. pop on EVF, got one for my G1X mk ii, very nice but so clunky feeling to us spoiled
'internal' EVF addicts.
Another example where Canon could have......

Yep. Canon gets beaten up in many places lately. This camera seems like a chance to fight back a little. If only an EVF and maybe 4K to level the playing field. Tough sell for $1000 as outfitted I'm afraid.


  
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Aug 04, 2015 17:50 |  #57

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Keep in mind that if you want "good" 4K extracts you need to use 4K photo mode, which is essentially a crazy burst mode. You will not be pulling "good" shots out of 4K video, generally speaking.

I'll certainly have fun trying, anyway! On at least one FZ1000 review site I've seen extracted frame samples that were amazing.




  
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Aug 04, 2015 18:54 |  #58

Mpix I politely disagree. You can easily extract/harvest 8mp stills from 4K video or 4K Photo.
It's just that with 4K photo I can deliberately set the shutter to 1/1000 or 1/3000 etc. before beginning
the video....yes this means that a true video made from the 4K Photo will look like crap but the frames
will be fine assuming the shutter you select is appropriate for the lighting. It's not only selecting shutter
but all the other parameters as well.
There is no difference in my experience harvesting from either. Just with 4K Video you are bounded by the
exposure constraints of the video.
Maybe I'm missing something? I don't pretend to know all about extracting stills but I have done it in both
video modes.

Now back to the G3X. A meter to the left of where I'm sitting lies a G1X Mk ii.....there is a huge amount of
angst within me knowing on top of the G1X Mk ii is the external EVF and it is wonderful. I've thought several
times how nice it would be to travel with the G1Xii and the G3X.


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Aug 04, 2015 19:04 |  #59

I'm very interested in testing one out despite the fact it has no viewfinder ( which I too would prefer )

Considering it is a 24-600 lens in a tiny package makes it worth a look. I can accept some compromise if it keeps it small and light with good image quality, minimal shutter lag. etc.


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Aug 04, 2015 19:17 |  #60

If you're looking for a small camera (30x zoom), try Canon SX-700. It's a nice walkaround.


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