Friday, April 5, 2013

Canon G1 X First Impression

After trading in Canon G11 for Canon G1 X my expectations were a bit high. I have read about slow focusing, which was the case for G11 anyway. Macro capabilities were significantly reduced. Well, other features were so promising - I gave it a chance.

The following is first impressions.


Above: Ottawa River on a sunny afternoon. ISO 100, f5.6, 1/320, 15.1 mm (full wide).

The photo taken RAW, resized to 640 pix and saved as JPG in DPP, contrast +1, saturation +1, sharpness +4.


Above: 100% crop from the very center of the previous photo.


Above: 100% crop from the top left part of the frame.

Not bad, but can't say I was overwhelmed. 

Look at another photo of Canada Goose.



Above: same sunny afternoon. ISO 100, f5.8, 1/800, 60.4 mm (full zoom in).

The photo taken RAW, resized to 640 pix and saved as JPG in DPP, saturation +1, sharpness +6.



And again, 100% crops, above and below. The droplets of water are kind of impressing.


Overall impression - confusion. The strength is reportedly lower noise at high ISO. We'll see.

Please have a look at the collection of the Ocean Greeting Cards from Fine Art America.