Reviews and Problems with Canon Powershot G1 X Mark II
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PowerShot G1 X Mark II
Wandering George, B&H Photo
19 June 2014
Excerpt: I have been shooting with the 7D, 70-200mm 2.8 IS (v.1) and 17-55mm 2.8 IS for close to 4 years so I have become accustom to some pretty good image quality and have been waiting for a compact to hit the market that will give me the flexibility and control of full manual shooting and RAW capture so I don't have to pack 25 pounds back and forth to work just so I can capture that "One" occasional moment on the hour drive each way not to mention some venues where a DSLR and...
Pros: Good Image Quality, Good Image Stabilization, Good in Low Light, Large Clear LCD
Summary: Love the camera! takes great photos. cant wait to carry it everywhere. just a couple issues I hope a firmware update changes. I wish canon would allow me to connect the Canon GPS Receiver GP-E2. I travel out of the country and in areas where my cell phone isn't possible to geo-tag photos and taking a camera of this size would be perfect. Also the wifi button is in a bad spot. I keep hitting it and causing myself to miss a shot.
Excerpt: i always looked for small size camera, with proper lens quality, and a view-finder. especially when travelling for business, this is a wonderful choice. canon quality, very good lens, the electronic view finder "feels" like a slr - raw picture for later processing, and also the screen on the back makes this a perfect alternative to a slr, when size and weight matters.. great!!!
Pros: Fast/accurate auto-focus, Good in Low Light, Small / Compact
Excerpt: There are a large number of reviews of this camera on the Internet, so I will try to keep it brief and focus on an enthusiast's perspective. This camera is the only one of its kind - a large-sensor 5x zoom compact camera. It is a unique compromise - a sensor larger than micro-3/4 but not as large as APS-C, a medium range zoom, a size that is larger than most compacts but not quite as large as prosumer DSLR-body compacts.
Pros: Good Image Quality, Good in Low Light, Large Clear LCD, Small / Compact
Excerpt: The G1X mark ii is a different animal. It is heavier than it looks, but solidly built.Pulling the view screen out from the bottom is nerve racking.I had to pull kind of hard the first time and was afraid of breaking something.It came right out and worked quite well.The options on this camera are amazing.The touch screen focus is one of my favorite features.I would suggest a dslr neck strap to distribute the weight more.Mine worked great.
Pros: Fast/accurate auto-focus, Good Image Quality, Good Image Stabilization, Good in Low Light, Large Clear LCD
Thomas McLean "absit iniuria verbis. Illegiti..., Amazon
1 May 2014
Summary: I have both the Mark I and for a week now, the Mark II. The Mark I was a camera that had a lot of promise and had several issues. The Mark II addressed an number of the defects and is the superior camera, but I miss some of the old Mark I features. Things I like about the Mark II as purchased: Picture quality Fast lens Focus speed Big Sensor Construction quality WiFi Geotagging (with phone) Touch screen Lens covers on power down Twin control rings Things I don't like...
Summary: Overall pics close to APS-c canon. good operation. lens range. quality build. lens is sharp and bokeh nice. Problem with color rendition and DR. Too warm. Muddy whites. Purple blues portraits looks red skin tones. reds are not well represented but brick reds. the cast is in every picture. color shift more due to lens coating, a greenish red coating. Only exception is SCN mode having somewhat faithful tones. DR poor. highlights are blown..
Great camera for a specific niche. Most quirks are software based.
Todd Gilbert, Amazon
25 April 2014
Summary: Why I Bought It I’m going on a 3-week trek across France, Switzerland and Italy later this summer where I hope to only bring one carry-on bag. All of my camera kits are just too big/valuable and I wanted something compact and versatile. Must haves for me were a lens wider than 28mm, a big sensor and ease of use. I really thought about bringing my EOS-M with the 11-22mm lens (which I had to import - thanks Canon USA!... not), the 22MM pancake and the 18-55mm.
A great camera, but whether its right for you depends on what you'll use it for
S. Vogt, Amazon
25 April 2014
Summary: I have mixed feelings about the G1X Mark II. As a camera, it performs wonderfully with excellent image quality and much improved performance over its predecessor, especially with respect to autofocus performance. However, its size and heft and the fact that a competitor offers a camera that is much more compact and has about 90% of the imaging chops that this camera does leads me to say that I would recommend it with some reservations.