Canon G1 X now available in Hong Kong

The new Canon G1 X is sold in shops in Hong Kong. Users are already posting sample pics on forums. The high-ISO images are impressing. The new, almost-DSLR-sized sensor is doing a good job!

That means you will probably find the G1 X on Ebay too (click here), although the price tag will probably be higher than the official price.

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

 

[via dpreview forum]

 

RUMOR: Canon G1 X available in Asia this week?

 

According to a discussion going on in the dpreview Canon Talk forum (click here) the G1 X could be available in Hong Kong any day from now. Some of the users report that shops in Hong Kong are expecting the G1 X to be available starting by this week. These are exciting news. Let’s hope that Canon answer (is it, really? Nothing else we can expect from Canon?) to the growing mirrorless system camera phenomenon will soon be available for the rest of us too.

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
 

Get 4.5 GB storage for free on Dropbox

If you have a Dropbox account you can easily get 4.5 GB of extra storage. You just have to test the auto photo import feature. The first import gives you 500MB of extra space, each successive 500MB you upload will give you additional 500MB.

The importer allows you to upload your pictures automatically to Dropbox when you connect your memory card, or phone or camera to your computer. The tool can be downloaded clicking here.

Not bad! And for free….

[via petapixel]

Canon 5D Mk II vs Sony NEX 5N – Guess the cam looking at the pics

This is a very interesting post by our friend Chris Gampat from thephoblographer.com.

He went to a concert with both cams and shot some pics (click here to read the post). Have a look at the images and guess which cam was used to shot the pics. Chris writes:

Recently at a concert in Brooklyn, I took the Sony NEX 5n and 50mm f1.8 along for a ride. Since I needed my 5D Mk II and 85mm f1.8 that day as well, they just happened to be on me at the time. During the concert, I got curious about their performance against one another and shot the following two photos. Can you discern which is which?

Both images were shot from approximately the same area and I tried to capture essentially the same scene. They were exposed with the same settings and focused on the same spot (ISO 800, 1/100th at f2.) Amazingly, the NEX 5n’s LCD showed me a much better image than the 5D Mk II’s LCD showed me. When brought into Lightroom 4 though, the truth came out: the images looked remarkably similar.

Well I did! Not easy as you may think.
🙂

Images have not been edited or post-processed, except for having been reduced in size.

Canon 5D Mk II: Amazon | B&H Photo | Digitalrev | eBay | Adorama | Canon USA 85mm f/1.8 USM: Amazon | B&H Photo | Digitalrev | eBay | Adorama | Canon USA

 

Canon G1 X still life lab images at different ISO settings

Imaging Resource has published a preview of the Canon G1 X (click here), and some very interesting test shots done in a lab setting (click here). RAW and JPG files are available. For each ISO setting three shots are available, each with a different noise reduction level. IMHO the images with high ISO settings are anything but bad. Check it for yourself: these are the direct links to the images with noise reduction level 2:

ISO 100 JPG (click here) – ISO 100 RAW (click here)
ISO 200 JPG (click here) – ISO 200 RAW (click here)
ISO 400 JPG (click here) – ISO 400 RAW (click here)
ISO 800 JPG (click here) – ISO 800 RAW (click here)
ISO 1600 JPG (click here) – ISO 1600 RAW (click here) 
ISO 3200 JPG (click here) ISO 3200 RAW (click here)
ISO 6400 JPG (click here) – ISO 6400 RAW (click here)
ISO 12800 JPG (click here) – ISO 12800 RAW (click here)

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