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PhotoReview Australia published the first full review of the Canon G1 X.
Rating (out of 10):
- Build: 9.0
- Ease of use: 8.8
- Autofocusing: 8.0
- Still image quality: JPEG – 9.0; RAW - 9.5
- Video quality: 9.0
- OVERALL: 9.0
They suggest to…
Buy this camera if:
- You want a compact digital camera with DSLR-like controls.
- You’re interested in shooting raw files.
- You want effective image stabilisation for stills and video clips.
- You require high resolution and low noise levels at high ISO settings.
- You’d like the ability to shoot HD video clips.
Don’t buy this camera if:
- You will only shoot JPEG files.
- You require high burst speeds and buffer capacity plus fast cycle times for processing shots.
Check this links for pre-ordering the Canon G1 X:
- Amazon US (click here) release date March 31, 2012, free shipping
- Adorama (click here) no release date, free shipping
- B&H (click here) no release date, free shipping
- J&R (click here) no release date
Since the Aperture Academy blog made its post about the Canon 200-400mm and 600mm prototype lens and a mysterious Canon body, there has been a lot of speculation about what this body could be. The 5D Mark III, the 7D Mark II, or maybe a totally new camera that Canon has developed? Canon 5D X, Canon 6D, and so on. Let your imagination run freely.
Let’s have a look at the most revealing of the pictures published on the AA blog. The person using the equipment is supposed to be a Canon employee doing some field-testing of the lens prototypes, and of the apparently totally new camera body.
We have some considerations.
- It’s clearly a body of the size of a 5D or 7D with an attached battery grip and there is no build-in flash.
- The battery grip seems to have a joystick.
- The display looks like it has a 16:9 format
Stephen Oachs, the author of the post, writes: «I see the “Q” button located by the big wheel on the right, which on the 7D is currently located on the top left». In other words, there is one thing that can be assumed to be true: this is a Canon body we have not seen before.
After having published the pics, Mr. Oachs has been accused of having been delivered faked images (we don’t think so). In a follow-up to the original post, he attached a link to the original RAW file he shot of the lens and the body.
All pictures taken by Mr. Oachs can be seen on the Aperture Academy blog (click here).
[via Aperture Academy]
This not always easy to find lens is in stock at Amazon (only two left at time of writing).
Vann’s is offering a unboxed Canon 7D (body only) for $1,236.75.
Citing Vann’s: Previous customer opened this product and decided it was too much technology for them. Box is okay. Product has been discounted and retains its full warranty.
Never forget to check Ebay too: Canon7D (click here)
A BBC team drove from San Francisco to Las Vegas to visit CES.
The whole trip was timelapsed using a Canon 7D (click here) mounted on the dashboard of the car.
Read the whole story on the BBC blog (click here).
More links for the amazing Canon 7D:Amazon, B&H, Adorama, Canon USA, J&R, Digitalrev, Borrow Lenses, eBay