Techradar (Click here) interviewed MR. David Parry, from Canon UK. He explained us why they used a Four Thirds sized sensor instead of the classic and larger APS-C format: “We managed to create a four times zoom in a very compact body, and really it has the biggest sensor that we could use and also get decent coverage from the lens. If you made the sensor any bigger, the lens would have to be a lot bigger and it would be much more difficult and expensive to produce.“
I am wondering if that argument will be valid for their future upcoming mirrorless system cameras too. It almost sounds like they could really join the Micro Four Thirds system….I am joking!
And here are three new reviews and one more article:
Engadget (Click here) posted their Canon G1X review: “If you demand that an $800 camera contributes to your photography with “extras” like high ISO, interchangeable lenses or exceptional macro prowess, then the G1 X has rivals that are perhaps more worthy of your consideration. However, having used the G1 X heavily for a few days, we can look past its weaknesses — even its underwhelming battery life and uninformative OVF — and admit we’ve become quite attached to it.“
Also Photographyblog (Click here) pubslished a G1X review. According to them the image quality of the camera “matches Micro Four Thirds compact system cameras, making the G1 X a real challenger to the systems from Olympus and Panasonic in terms of image quality.”
The last review is from one of my favorite websites, TheVerge (Click here): “At the risk of sounding like a broken record, this is not a camera you should buy unless you already own a DSLR. Canon reps themselves told me that if you’re debating between the G1 X and, say, a Rebel DSLR, you should buy the latter — having more lenses and more versatility is key, and the G1 X’s sensor still isn’t DSLR-sized. But if you already own the serious equipment and just want a camera you can toss into a purse or backpack without sacrificing a lot of quality, the G1 X should suit you pretty well.“
And to end, ThePhotographySchool (Click here) posted the 5 things to love and the 5 things to hate about the G1X.