anyone interested in Canon G1X Mark II?

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  1. jyc860923

    jyc860923 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 28, 2012
    Shenyang, China
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    read about the specs, I like that Canon's offering a great overall update built around the original sensor, handled at the store too, everything looks fine including AF speed, but I haven't got a chance to pixel peep. with the 24-120 equiv. f/2.0-3.9 lens the G1X Mark II is only for the price of an Oly 12 f2.0, what do you guys think? nothing in this price range seems to outperform IMHO
     
  2. GFFPhoto

    GFFPhoto Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 24, 2013
    They removed the viewfinder and added a $299 accessory EVF, so if you want a VF you are looking at $1100, but at least its smaller.
     
  3. pdk42

    pdk42 One of the "Eh?" team

    Jan 11, 2013
    Leamington Spa, UK
    If I were going to buy a super zoom, I'd go for the Stylus 1.
     
  4. TheRenaissanceMan

    TheRenaissanceMan Mu-43 Regular

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    Oct 11, 2013
    The G1X isn't a super zoom...

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  5. I was interested but despite some nice new and improved features they made a couple of fundamental changes that I wasn't keen on and I couldn't bear to part with my MkI G1X anyhow.
     
  6. BeyondTheLines

    BeyondTheLines Mu-43 Veteran

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    Sep 23, 2012
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    Patrick
    I have to admit Canon caught my interest with this camera but then I realized that what I'm really interested in is a similarly sized m43 collapsible zoom with that range and max apertures that I can use with my E-M5 :biggrin:
     
  7. jyc860923

    jyc860923 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 28, 2012
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    I have to admit I want that too, probably we all do, I mean the sensor size is actually very close to m43, and if Canon can make a lens like that for such sized sensor, no way we can't have it. I see this camera as Canon's fixed lens m43:tongue: (am I stupid to think that?)
     
  8. jyc860923

    jyc860923 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 28, 2012
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    Hi Nic so glad you like the G1X, and I did noticed your G1X shots on Flickr and that's why I appreciate the "upgrade" Canon has made around the same 1.5 inch sensor. The most obvious change would be the view finder however having a Fujifilm X10 and an E-PL5 with VF-4, I think there are a lot to like about the EVF, as opposed to the OVF on the Fuji, is that the change you find difficult to accept? I still need to see some wide open full res sample to convince me purchasing the Canon though.
     
  9. Steven

    Steven Mu-43 All-Pro

    May 25, 2012
    USA
    Sounds like a great camera for someone who does not want to start a lens collection . Canon is the only company besides Leica who seems to be developing this type of model because they don't need to worry about undermining a mirror less business he he.
     
  10. BeyondTheLines

    BeyondTheLines Mu-43 Veteran

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    Sep 23, 2012
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    Patrick
    That's basically how I see it as well.

    Here's a set with full res samples comparing G1X Mk. I & II and a 6D with 24L 1.4.

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/jpderuiter/sets/72157642992889504/
     
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  11. Ulfric M Douglas

    Ulfric M Douglas Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Mar 6, 2010
    Northumberland
    It IS. Definitely.
    The bad thing is the lenses can't make use of the large-sensor goodness like our 45, 75 F1.8 etc etc.

    And now without the dinky OVF its just another ... err ... well, the Leica X-Vario springs to mind.
     
  12. jyc860923

    jyc860923 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 28, 2012
    Shenyang, China
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    yes good news is it's cheaper than the x vario, i love the leica but can't justify buying it for the f/3.5-6.3
     
  13. No, I don't regret the removal of the OVF at all. Tunnel OVFs like those in the G-series Canons with less than 90% coverage and the lens visible in the frame belong in the past. The changes that I didn't like in the MkII is the tilt-only screen instead of the fully articulated screen, and the loss of the front multi-function dial (replaced with a lens ring dial).
     
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