Canon G1 X released worldwide on March 5 2012?

According to informations digphoto.org has received from authorized Canon retailers, the Canon G1 X is expected to ship on March 5th 2012.

This good news, although largely expected by the community. However, it’s cool.

For pre-ordering in the USA check the following links: Amazon US (click here) free shipping, Adorama (click here) free shipping, B&H (click here) free shipping, J&R (click here). Readers from outside the US can start to check the following links to see if pre-ordering is possible: Amazon | B&H Photo | Digitalrev | eBay | Adorama | Canon USA. The G1 X is now sold on Ebay too. Check these offers with the necessary awareness.

[via digphoto.org]

More G1 X Sample Pics and Review

You may wonder why I am posting so much sample pics posted in forums. I will tell you. While sample pics shot by professionals (studio samples etc) are a valuable resource to judge a camera’s performance, I am very often curious to see what normal people (i.e. people like you and me) can do with a camera. It often gives me some good hints about what you can obtain from camera in everyday’s use, how well the build-in software performs, and so on.

That’s why I have three more forum posts with G1 X sample pics (at different ISO settings): click here and click here and click here to see them.

There are also a new review for you to check. It is in German (click here), and they have also a fairly large amount of pics, both of the cam itself and sample pics (click here).

Enjoy watching and reading!

For pre-ordering in the USA check the following links: Amazon US (click here) free shipping, Adorama (click here) free shipping, B&H (click here) free shipping, J&R (click here). Readers from outside the US can start to check the following links to see if pre-ordering is possible: Amazon | B&H Photo | Digitalrev | eBay | Adorama | Canon USA. The G1 X is now sold on Ebay too. Check these offers with the necessary awareness.

Canon 18-45mm f3.5-5.6 Lens for Mirrorless Camera

The Japanese blog Egami (click here for Google Translation) found a patent by Canon for a 18-45mm f3.5-5.6 lens for APS-C-sized sensors that should fit on mirrorless cameras.

Does that mean that Canon will not deliver a mirrorless system camera or does it mean Canon will soon deliver a true mirrorless system cam?? Is the G1 X Canon’s only answer to the growing mirrorless phenomenon? Let’s hope not!

Some specs:

  • spherical aberration ~0.1mm
  • astigmatism < 0.2
  • wide-angle distortion < 11%
  • chromatic aberration ~0.6μm
[via NC, CR]

Canon shows pre-production Samples of new Lenses at WPPI 2012

This is a Canon press release. Samples of the recently announced new EF lenses will be shown at the Wedding Photographers Trade Show 2012 starting today, February 20th, in Las Vegas:

WPPI 2012 will be the first U.S. trade show where visitors will be able to see Canon’s latest EF-series interchangeable lenses: pre-production samples of the EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM, EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM, and EF 28mm f/2.8 IS USM lenses will be shown under glass.

Hmm, «will be shown under glass»? Does it mean no one will be able to test the lenses on a cam? Unfortunately, the press release also states that

also on display at WPPI 2012 is the Canon EOS 5D Mark II Digital SLR camera

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But hold on! Maybe you can put your fingers on the D1 X:

Among the newest Canon EOS Digital SLR cameras on hand at WPPI 2012 is the EOS-1D X Digital SLR, designed to bring professional photography to its next level of success and achievement.

To read Canon’s press release click here

Memory Card Deals by Adorama

We have been notified by Adorama about some cool deals for memory cards. Check them out, the offer expires on February, 29th

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  • More G1 X samples and reviews

    So, while we are waiting to know what’s going on with the 5DMk2 successor, the G1 X started to hit the shelfs in Asia and US (according to forum posts). Moreover, Canon Asia has the manuals ready for download (click here). Cool!

    Having people buying the G1 X means having people that posts pics in forums (click here, and here for ISO 1600 pics). If you prefer a more professional approach, DPreview posted some studio test samples at different ISO settings (click here).

    And there are obviously appearing more and more reviews. Let’s start with Cnet’s review (there is also a video) final verdict:

    The good: The Canon PowerShot G1 X delivers excellent photo quality and a nice shooting design.
    The bad: Two flaws stand out: the camera’s underperforming lens and sluggish shooting speed.
    The bottom line: A big camera capable of shooting some lovely photographs, the Canon PowerShot G1 X’s slow lens disappoints given its high price.

    Next, Engadget’s review. They write…:

    If you demand that an $800 camera contributes to your photography with “extras” like high ISO, interchangeable lenses or exceptional macro prowess, then the G1 X has rivals that are perhaps more worthy of your consideration. However, having used the G1 X heavily for a few days, we can look past its weaknesses — even its underwhleming battery life and uninformative OVF — and admit we’ve become quite attached to it. Our affection has everything to do with the large sensor, fast lens and the overall physicality of the camera — its design, feel, and the accessibility of its controls. If you want a tool for capturing high-impact images, and not necessarily for adding impact to your images, then the G1 X ought to suit you fine.

    Another review I want to list can be found at photographyblog.com. They conclude that:

    […] if you want an all-in-one fixed-lens camera that offers a tried and trusted user interface, excellent image quality, full HD video and a versatile screen, the Canon Powershot G1 X is easy to recommend.

    Another interesting video is DigitalRev’s hands-on review of the G1 X:

    For pre-ordering in the USA check the following links: Amazon US (click here) free shipping, Adorama (click here) free shipping, B&H (click here) free shipping, J&R (click here). Readers from outside the US can start to check the following links to see if pre-ordering is possible: Amazon | B&H Photo | Digitalrev | eBay | Adorama | Canon USA. The G1 X is now sold on Ebay too. Check these offers with the necessary awareness.