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New Canon G1X mkiii

Some of the best cameras Canon have made are in the hi-end compact area, and this latest iteration of the G1X series is starting to look quite interesting if you want a crop sensor in a reasonably-compact body with a mid-range zoom.

https://www.canon.co.uk/cameras/powe...pecifications/

It's got a lot of good stuff: tilt touch screen, reasonably speedy shooting, lens IS, in-body charging, flash, "Dust and moisture resistant construction" and an inbuilt 3-stop ND filter.

It's a bit thick to be pocketable in a suit, but as long as the focusing is good on review it would make a really good travel camera, or a backup to an interchangeable lens system.

Now, if they sell these at 1150, surely Olympus could do a killer travel compact based on the E-M1ii sensor that was usefully smaller with a lesser focusing and image processing and IBIS capability for a little less than that?

Personally I want it to be rear-screen only, and to have a fixed focal length (35mm equivalent, but very fast) lens, and therefore extremely compact, but maybe that would be too niche.
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Re: New Canon G1X mkiii

I watched a review of this recently. It does indeed look an interesting compact camera. The Panasonic LX100 is a similar beast and in fact I bought one a few months ago. But, I'm not gelling with it. It's a little too small and the viewfinder isn't to my taste. The IQ is pretty good though - almost as good as my Oly gear. The G1Xiii looks like it might solve these issues - at a price and size.
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Re: New Canon G1X mkiii

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I watched a review of this recently. It does indeed look an interesting compact camera. The Panasonic LX100 is a similar beast and in fact I bought one a few months ago. But, I'm not gelling with it. It's a little too small and the viewfinder isn't to my taste. The IQ is pretty good though - almost as good as my Oly gear. The G1Xiii looks like it might solve these issues - at a price and size.
Yes, in the past I tried both the LF1 and the LX100 (both second hand) before settling on the Fuji X70.

Any camera of that size is going to be a set of compromises, and the compact size, tilt touch-screen, excellent prime lens and fine sensor of the Fuji did it for me, bearing in mind I was after all of those things while not being bothered about a VF, zoom lens, video and all the other stuff. It had to fit in a suit jacket pocket.

Either of the Pannys would have done most of the job, but I like doing contre-jour, low light and high contrast street and travel photography and neither were a patch on the X70 for those (the LX100 was better than the LF, of course, which I found prone to flare).

All of them feel very sluggish compared to the M1ii these days (which is why I'd love Oly to produce a 20Mp m4/3 'pro' point and shoot!).
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