Another window shot. Sword play. Again, nobody noticed me. You can make out my hands and the outline of the camera. I like how the hardwood floors’ vertical lines give a sense of depth to the image.
Hanging out on Granville street, I thought I would try and get some moving action. Just enough blur to give a sense of motion.
I thought I would show how the G1X performs at 28mm wide open (F2.8). You do get decent bokeh, but you do have to switch to macro mode to get this close.
Overall I enjoyed shooting with the Canon G1X. I find Canon’s user interface the most reasonable and easy to maneuver, The large sensor size is great for post editing, as you can crop 50% of the image and still have a decent resolution image in the end. I didn’t have a chance to play with RAW images; but I found the JPEGs pretty good, although a little bit too sharp and punchy for my taste.
In the end, it’s all about the images and my ability as a photographer to get the shot, and I can say that the Canon G1X can get the job done. Autofocus is adequate for a street style photographer, or anyone who’s on vacation and shooting mostly wide angle environment type images (scenery with some people in foreground). If you shoot sports or kids, this camera isn’t for you. Stick to a DSLR and prime lens, or some of the newer mirrorless cameras. As mentioned in my earlier review, a good photographer works around the weaknesses of any camera they use, and not upgrade every time the latest and greatest comes out (which seems to happen every 6 months these days!!). The G1X can take amazing images (sensor size larger than M43, a bit smaller than APS-C) for those willing to work within it’s limits.
I thank Gastown Photo for allowing me to borrow this camera for a week so I could do my review.