G1X Mark II vs m43

Discussion in 'This or That? (MFT only)' started by kkx, Aug 25, 2014.

  1. kkx

    kkx Mu-43 Rookie

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    Jul 9, 2014
    I have two question.

    First question, that's the real life difference in IQ and usability of the Canon G1X M2 and the current m43 cameras? For the big pro would be a fast, a versatile lens, but would lack a viewfinder. Also, the sensor quality is not top notch, being beaten by the smaller RX100 sensor.

    My main issue is seeing the price of the G1X and some pretty good picture out of it, it's hard to justify the price difference of a body and multiple lens. m43 only remains more flexible.

    How in the world Canon can make such a versatile and fast lens for so cheap? I assume it's closer to the sensor, which would help.

    I simplify of course, what's your take on that?
     
  2. Serhan

    Serhan Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    By increasing the digital auto distortion correction from 9% in Mark I to 14.4% in Mark II. Here is the review at lenstip's polish site:
    Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II - camera test: Optics

    In comparison m43 auto lens corrections are usually btw 4-6% range on the wide end of the zoom lenses/primes...

     
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  3. kkx

    kkx Mu-43 Rookie

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    Jul 9, 2014
    What would be the IQ impact of the digital correction? It's a fairly non-destructive process IMO, so any downside of applying a huge distortion correction?
     
  4. Serhan

    Serhan Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    The corner sharpness drop, but for me it is people/head shots on the edges or full body shots stretches and do not look right. I shoot jpg and raw and windows preview for both shows the difference esp with m43 and RX100. I don't correct that if I have the choice, but 14.4% is high...

     
  5. Lunatique

    Lunatique Mu-43 Regular

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    Lincoln, CA
    I actually tested the G1X Mark II, RX100 II, and the E-M1 with the 12-40 Pro, and I wrote reviews comparing the three of them, and explained why I ended up choosing the E-M1 over the other two cameras. Here are the reviews:

    G1X Mark II
    http://www.amazon.com/review/R1H83DLB5CIXDE/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm

    RX100 II
    http://www.amazon.com/review/RNHYJZ01MYVU1/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm

    E-M1
    http://www.amazon.com/review/R2KADWQS2KXJU2/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm

    The tl;dr version is basically that in terms of AF speed, accuracy, response time, and overall performance, the E-M1 is simply in a different league, and much closer to a professional camera than the other two cameras in terms of performance and feature set. In terms of image quality, they're close enough that it really doesn't matter too much, except that the smaller sensor of the RX100 II will not give as much DOF control, and the lens on the G1X Mark II gets a bit slower at the long end compared to a constant f/2.8 or fast primes.
     
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