Conclusion: Cut my teeth years ago with F1 mech., A1, F1AE, T90, etc. Remember the weight of a f1ae with motor drive, 12 count them 12 aa batteries. Carried them all over the world. Everyone remember the 50+ lbs camera bag? Wanted a camera that I could get good to very good images with a decent sensor size plus my small sound recording gear and my underwater gear in one small bag. Its perfect for that.
Pros: Good Low-Light Performance, Nice features/settings, excellent image quality, Bright LCD, Lightweight/Portable, easy to use
Excerpt: I've used Powershot G-series including G2,G6, G9, G12, and now this. Bought the G1X when the Mk2 was announced, I like and use the swivel screen and the optical viewfinder, however bad it is. I use as rangefinder style camera either in addition to dslr or solo if I want to travel light. The biggest difference to me between the G1x and the G9/12 is the front to back form factor/thickness.
Pros: Easy To Use, Good Image Quality, Good in Low Light
Excerpt: I bought this camera after already having a Canon 5D Mark II. The 5D is great and takes beautiful pictures. However, it, and its lenses, are pretty bulky. The G1X is small enough to put in a jacket pocket and leave it there, so you can always take pictures whether you plan ahead or not.
Excerpt: There is little to complain about when it comes to the Canon Elph 320 HS. The wide angle lens (compared to others) is excellent. The low light lens, all touch screen enables the large 3.2 inch LCD screen. The microphones (stereo) are built in the front of the camera, which records those you are filming rather than on top, which also picks up the users voice instead. The light weight camera is sleek, has both HD video and 16 megapixels for flawless enlargements.
Pros: Bright LCD, Durable, Easy to use, Excellent Image Quality, front stereo microphones, Good battery life, good low-light performance, lightweight/portable, Nice features/settings, Simple controls/menu
Excerpt: I left it a while before reviewing this camera as its definitely a grower. Most complain about two things on this camera, the focusing and macro performance. There is nothing wrong with the focusing, you just need to understand how it works. It's not a close focusing camera unless you switch to the macro mode, and even then its not an ideal camera for macro. You can do it but you need to fit a close-up lens or a reverse lens adaptor and fit another lens on it.
Excellent point & shoot with great lens, low noise, and excellent color
5 December 2013
Summary: This is an excellent camera for stills, landscape and family. It has many configurable features that improve its shot to shot times. Color is very good to excellent as is the noise reduction and sharpness. Large sensor that helps with higher iso setting to reduce noise levels. This is the best camera for general purpose carry since my sony R1.
Summary: Remember the Kodak Pocket Instamatic 20 camera? That was my first camera. Or the wondrous Polaroid SX70! I loved that camera. When digital came around, with the infinite pre and post processing available along with being able to take multiple test pictures without the cost of film...there was no choice but to change over.
Serious Camera for Serious Photography Enthusiasts
Mickey Maguire "Get Happy, Write Away", Amazon
14 September 2013
Summary: If you want a camera with professional caliber images to use when you don't feel like hauling along a digital SLR, this camera is for you. The image sensor is a tiny bit smaller than the sensors in most APS-C digital SLR cameras. It's huge compared to typical point and shoot digital cameras. Under the hood, Canon uses the same image processor that is in their top-line cameras.