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Old February 11th, 2014, 11:17 PM   #1
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Canon G1X Mark II Announced: 1.5" sensor

Quick overview and specs: Canon G1X Mark II 1.5" sensor, a RX10 killer? yes and no?

it is indeed a 1.5" sensor point and shoot, with a lens that isn't quite as impressive as the rx10, but who knows, might be a killer, might be more targeted at rx100 market

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The Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II raises performance and quality to new heights in a compact, brilliant design. Featuring a huge, 1.5-inch 12.8 Megapixel High-Sensitivity CMOS sensor, a powerful DIGIC 6 Image Processor and an all-new 5x wide-angle optical zoom lens with Optical Image Stabilizer and a circular, 9-blade aperture for stunning blurred backgrounds, the PowerShot G1 X Mark II delivers the outstanding image quality you would expect with a digital SLR camera but in a portable, Wi-Fi and NFC enabled package.

Canon 1.5-inch, 12.8 Megapixel High-Sensitivity CMOS Sensor
Almost as large as the APS-C CMOS sensor found in many EOS digital SLRs, and bigger than those found in 4/3 system cameras, the PowerShot G1 X Mark II's sensor sets the standard for sensitivity and resolving power in compact cameras. Each cell area is 4.5x the size of those found in 1/1.7 type sensors and is thus able to capture more light at the pixel level. This means better detail, even at higher ISOs, with minimal noise and distortion and, thanks to the sensor's wide cell pitch, breathtaking dynamic range. The PowerShot G1 X Mark II camera natively captures images in the 3:2 aspect ratio, which is the same as Canon EOS SLR cameras. The PowerShot G1 X Mark II also features a new Aspect Ratio function, enabling RAW image capturein both 3:2 and 4:3 aspect ratios while maintaining the same angle of view.
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Old February 12th, 2014, 02:55 AM   #2
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Can't see why this is compared with the rx10, looks like a totally different camera to me. It would have been better to directly compare it with the rx100 instead.
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Old February 12th, 2014, 10:43 AM   #3
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Re: Canon G1X Mark II Announced: 1.5" sensor

You can compare it to whatever you like.

I see some elements comparing with the rx100, some with the rx10, meanwhile the marketing literature is pushing its performance as similar to DSLRS
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Old February 12th, 2014, 12:09 PM   #4
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What similarities does it have with the rx10, beside the fact that both have fixed lenses? The rx10 has manual functionality that rivals a videocamera's making it a very simple to operate under run and gun situations. Even the build in microphone is very good and records a lot better quality audio then any dslr can, build in manual nd filter, iris and focus ring on the lens, constant f2.8 lens and can record in 50p just to name a few of it's main advantages, does the gx1 share anything similar?

Sure you can compare with anything but you said they might be targeting the rx10 market, as the rx10 is twice as big it's a totally different camera, if you would have said "rx100 market" as they share the same formfactor, then I would agree.
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Old February 12th, 2014, 06:01 PM   #5
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Re: Canon G1X Mark II Announced: 1.5" sensor

That has a 1.5" sensor in the same sense that I have a 14" ----.
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Old February 12th, 2014, 06:18 PM   #6
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you are forgetting the dot between the 1 and 4
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Noa for the win.
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Old February 12th, 2014, 10:49 PM   #8
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Re: Canon G1X Mark II Announced: 1.5" sensor

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you are forgetting the dot between the 1 and 4
Better than forward slash! :)


But seriously.... What's the messed up math that turns 18x14mm into 1.5"?
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It's about the girth, not the diagonal. 18mm +14mm = 1.25 inches. Round up for ego and you get 1.5. There you go.
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Old February 13th, 2014, 01:41 AM   #10
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Re: Canon G1X Mark II Announced: 1.5" sensor

That's a pretty "silly" headline... clearly meant to sensationalize ("killer"), but just makes the writer look foolish...

I'd buy that it might give some competition to the RX100/100M2... depending on the price, but a completely different animal from the RX10, which may stand alone for quite some time...
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Old February 13th, 2014, 03:06 AM   #11
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Re: Canon G1X Mark II Announced: 1.5" sensor

hi all,

in 2/3 camcorders the sensor is 9.6 X 5.4 mm = .75 (real diagonal is 11 mm)
an 1.5 sensor is 4 time the 2/3 sensor, about 18.7 x 12.5 (real diagonal is about 22.5 mm)

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Old February 13th, 2014, 10:18 AM   #12
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It's about the girth, not the diagonal. 18mm +14mm = 1.25 inches. Round up for ego and you get 1.5. There you go.
Pete, in my system 1.25" rounds up to 4".
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Old February 14th, 2014, 06:14 PM   #13
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Now if Canon would just announce some new pro camcorders (like a XF305 replacement, I'm hoping).
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