I thought I never wanted anything more than my Panasonic Lumix LX5. I guess I was wrong. The new Canon Powershot G1x has just been released last February 2012.
The Canon Powershot G1X compared side-by-side with the Panasonic Lumix GX1
And as for the Canon Powershot G1X's vital statistics...
Now this tilt screen is my favorite part. It will surely come very handy in many different angle shots without having to bend over.
Can you feel it in your hands now?
I can feel it... Pak!
Another excellent addition is the built-in optical view finder. You can just flip the tilt screen to face inwards if you want to use the optical view finder function instead.
The Canon PowerShot G1X also offers a 4x optical zoom. Basically, it's large sensor camera with a flexible 28-112mm-equivalent focal length range which means it will give you good results in terms of depth of field and background blur.
You can have it for US$799
* Large 14.3 MP 1.5" CMOS sensor (18.7 x 14mm) , DIGIC 5, HS System
* 28-112mm F2.8-5.8 lens
* Smart Auto
* Compact 4x zoom; Intelligent IS
* 7.5 cm (3.0") 920,000 dot swivelling LCD; OVF (optical view finder)
* ISO 100-12,800
* HDR mode and ND filter
* Wide-angle capabilities starting at 28mm
* Full HD, HDMI
* Full Manual, RAW, DPP
* High-speed Burst HQ
* 4.5fps continuous shooting (up to 6 frames)
* Optional 40m waterproof case
* Optional accessories include the Speedlite, Macro Twin Lite or the Macro Ring Light flashes
* One of my favorite features on this camera is the Creative Filter which includes:
- High Dynamic Range
- Fish-eye Effect
- Miniature Effect
- Toy Camera Effect
- Super Vivid
- Poster Effect
- Color Accent
- Color Swap
* The Canon Powershot G1X has poor macro capability without a diopter. Close focus distance is 20cm at 28mm, 85cm at 112mm.
* 6.8Wh NB-10L battery rated at 250 shots (without flash) which is not a good thing for trigger-happy guys like me. My Panasonic Lumix LX5 can do around 400 to 500 shots in one full charge.