Summary: Camera manufacturers all seem to believe that there’s a middle ground between a point-and-shoot and a DSLR, and they’ve all tried to find it — Nikon with the 1 series, Sony with the NEX models, Olympus with the PEN line, Samsung with its NX cameras, and the like. The sell goes something like this: it’s a smaller camera, easier to use and less expensive, but still offering the same level of control (or nearly so) and the same level of image quality (or nearly so) as your...
Pros: Excellent pictures and video, Fast performance, Plenty of manual control
Cons: Poor autofocusing performance, Big and bulky, Expensive
Conclusion: The Canon PowerShot G1X goes down in history as a ‘classic’. The unrivaled quality this camera presents will outlast it’s competitors. While the focus is more on quality and functionality rather than design and gimmicks, you won’t be disappointed. Canon have developed a top of the market camera with the G1X, ready to outlast and outlive.
Summary: The Canon Powershot G1 X is the first G-series to use a large sensor, somewhere between a 4/3 sensor and an APS-C one. The 14 MP one fitted in the Canon G1 X gives superb image quality, making it produce the best image quality among fixed-lens cameras. Noise levels are very low and images remain sharp and extrmely usable until ISO 3200 which only shows light noise. This matches the performance of the best cropped-sensor DSLRs.
Pros: Excellent image quality, Low image noise, Good image sharpness, Good colors with tweak, Great WB in bright-light, Quick shutter-lag, Built-in 3-step ND filter, Intuitive interface, Durable build quality
Cons: Generally sluggish AF, Glacial AF in low-light, Some over-exposure, Bluish cast in low-light, Slow shot-to-shot speed, 1s video record delay, Low battery-life, No AEB in M mode, Optical tunnel viewfinder partly obstructed by lens
Summary: At Rs. 47,995 it has a ridiculous pricing for a high end point and shoot camera. Taking the large sensor size into consideration, we just keep wondering how wonderful it would have been if the camera was an interchangeable-lens one. The PowerShot S100 is still a great camera for its price, although it comes with a smaller sensor. The Nikon V1 comes at Rs. 45,450 which is still quite high a price point but you get the option to change lenses.
Pros: Large sensor, Good low light performance, Great high ISO performance, High res LCD screen which is usable in sunlit conditions, HDR mode and DR and shadow correction modes are impressive
Cons: Mediocre continuous burst mode, Very high price, Focus hunting in macro mode
Summary: The Canon PowerShot G1 X is priced in India at an MRP of Rs.47,995. This is an extremely expensive camera that will probably put most people off from the get go. The model is a professional camera that is loaded with features that can be a good alternative for a DSLR camera. However, Canon, unlike other brands are not looking to launch a camera that bridges the gap between DSLR cameras and compact point and shoot options, instead, this camera is designed for owners of...