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G1 X - is it really APS-C?

Discussion in 'Canon Conflab' started by nspur, Jan 26, 2012.

  1. nspur

    nspur Well-Known Member

    In this week's AP the sensor size is given as 18.7 x 14 mm and that's 19.6% short of Canon's APS-C and 16% larger than Four Thirds. Sounds good though. I wonder how it will compare to the Fuji X10 that's £250 cheaper?
  2. P_Stoddart

    P_Stoddart Well-Known Member

    It is between the the two four thirds is a 2x sensor, APS sensors are 1.5x the new G1 X is 1.85x sensor.

    I suspect it will out perform the X10 in terms of noise give the sensor in the X10 is 2/3" sensor hence the price difference. Bear in mind the new X-Pro1 probably will compete with the G1 X. :)
  3. Learning

    Learning Ethelred the Ill-Named

    No it is not. Does that matter?
    I haven't seen the either this new Cannon fixed zoom or the Fuji interchangeable in the flesh but from the blurb published on the web I half would like the Fuji but the Cannon leaves me cold. I am not being logical. Logically the S100 fits the bill as a second camera in spite of its lack of viewfinder, small sensor and low cost. The G1 X is just something they ought to do to fill a niche in which I am not interested. Many people not wanting a DSLR may find the G1 X ideal as an only camera (apart from the phone). If that is the case then the camera should succeed.
  4. P_Stoddart

    P_Stoddart Well-Known Member

    Don't get me wrong I am a fan of Fuji. But the G1 X is a nice step up from the G12. I believe there are alot of dSLR users (including pros) who carry a G12 as a backup or quick grab shot camera. This is a better performing option.

    I think there is a some middle ground here that could be filled with a 3x sensor based compact.

    We know the Nikon V1/J1 can work upto about 400ISO (although I think it should have been doing better) so I think with recent sensor improvements a compact with say around 400-500ISO 3x sensor say 12MP can be built.
    That at least means abit more reach for the optics. :)
  5. nspur

    nspur Well-Known Member

    No it doesn't matter but the front page of AP says "Canon's first APS=C compact"
  6. P_Stoddart

    P_Stoddart Well-Known Member

    Blimey I never spotted that and it on the front twice. :rolleyes:

    There was a mix up a couple issues back with sensor size when reviewing the X10 I believe :)
  7. AlecM

    AlecM MiniMe

    So, by your reckoning, they're 80.4% correct!;)

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