- Sep 4, 2003
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You might want to take a look at this evaluation by David Pogue: The Canon G1 X: Big Sensor, Major Disappointments:
The most exciting camera developments of the last two years have been smaller camera bodies with big sensors in them. I was incredibly excited, in particular, to hear about the new Canon G1 X: a coat-pocketable zoom camera with a huge sensor: 0.92 inch diagonal. That’s nearly the size of the APS-C sensor found in S.L.R. cameras like the Canon Rebel. It’s 16 percent bigger than the Four Thirds sensor used by Olympus and Panasonic, and over six times the size of the sensors in previous Canon G cameras (and most other compacts).
But the huge sensor makes the G1 X a whole new ballgame.
I’ve spent a couple of months with the camera I was dying to love, and I have to say that I’m a little disappointed.
The idea of a nearly S.L.R.-size sensor in a coat-pocketable camera is a sort of holy grail; I’ve been longing for it for over a decade. It’s an amazing engineering feat, frankly.
So let’s hope that Canon considers the G1 X a trial balloon, a learning experience — and blows its own first attempt out of the water with next year’s model.
While this reply doesn't help you with choosing a P&S, some may find the Canon EOS Rebel SL-1 to be of interest. It is significantly smaller and lighter than any of Canon's other DSLR bodies, has similar capabilities to the EOS Rebel T5i (Canon's current top Rebel), and uses any of Canon's EF-S and EF lenses. (EF-S lenses are generally smaller and lighter than the equivalent EF lens.)(We have a Rebel EOS you helped me pick out years back. Thank you again.)
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