anyone interested in Canon G1X Mark II?

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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
 

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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.
 
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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.
 

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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:
 

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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:
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?)
 

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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.
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.
 

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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.
 

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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.
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
 
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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.
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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