Is Canon unsure about the G1 X’s Sensor Size?

I have to say that I am really happy to have readers that are curious and aware about what is going on. And I am glad that I am not the only one who sometimes has a glitch when writing about stuff. Ok, I want to tell you a funny story.

Lets first have a look to the following Canon ad that showed up in a newspaper:

Now let’s focus on a detail of the above ad:

It seems that Canon got the difference in size among the G1 X sensor and the 43 sensors a little wrong, or at least the proportions between the two types of sensor. You can easily see that the Canon G1 X sensor looks ways larger than the sensor of the 43s. But then, the always reliable DPreview published a graphic about sensor size comparison that suggest other proportions:

EDIT: they removed the MFT sensor size lines altogether and markeded the Nikon 1 lines as MFT (thanks to potz!)

Indeed, I think DPreview’s graphic gives a more realistic picture about the difference in size. What do you think about?
And, btw, if you want to know more about the Micro Four Thirds systems have a look on my friends homepage

EDIT: check our PicDroid (click here) for the latest pics shot with a G1X and uploaded to Flickr.

Canon G1 X price check: Amazon, B&H Photo, Digitalrev, eBay, Adorama, KEH Camera, Canon USA

Don’t forget to check our eBay live-ticker below for possible G1 X deals.


Adobe Camera Raw 6.7rc supports EOS 5D Mark III and G1 X

Good news for all of us who wondered how to open the RAW samples of the EOS 5D Mark III: download the Adobe Camera Raw 6.7 release candidate clicking here. Following Canon cameras are supported:


Adobe Lightroom 4 Review

You probably already know that Adobe released Lightroom 4. I am a big fan of LR, using it since the first release.

DPreview published a review about the latest release (click here). And they are more than positive about the new tweaks and features (me too, as far as I can tell having played around with the LR 4 public beta).

One of the most acclaimed tweaks in LR4 is the new Process Version (PV 2012), that’s the underlaying image processing engine.

PV2012 stands out by introducing a redesigned and recalibrated set of the Develop module’s Basic panel tools, along with more localized editing options. Simply put, PV2012 is of huge consequence for every serious Lightroom user. Its changes are significant and will have a direct effect on your editing workflow.

For what I have seen using the public beta, the new PV is definitely more usable, especially for adjustments of shadows and highlights.

From DPreviews conclusion:

Lightroom 4 is a substantial upgrade and for many users will represent a significant change from their current Lightroom workflow. Yet it does not take long to get the hang of the changes to the Develop module, for instance, and after processing dozens of images in PV2012, I find I am consistently getting pleasing results in fewer discrete steps.


For many (myself included), the use of Lightroom is based first and foremost around image quality. Adobe can add all the bells and whistles they want in order to keep pace with the competition, but I have to be able to get great looking results from my raw files. With version 4 it’s clear that the Lightroom team has kept its eye on the prize, so to speak.

The raw conversion engine introduced with PV2012 strikes a better balance between image sharpness, detail rendition and noise reduction. A new, automated CA correction tool works impressively well on a range of images. And the addition of more localized adjustment parameters saves some trips to Photoshop. Put simply, you can get superior results from raw files compared to previous versions. It’s hard to think of a more compelling reason to upgrade than that.

Adobe Lightroom 4 will have a retail price of $149, but there are student versions and other options.

Adobe Lightroom 4 Amazon, B&H Photo, Digitalrev, eBay, Adorama, KEH Camera, Canon USA [via dpreview]

Next-Generation Ipad – Liveblog on Engadget

In this very moment most probably the iPad3 is getting to be announced at the Yerba Buena Center in San Francisco.

Engadget is following the Event with a Live Blog (click here).

More later…

EDIT: iPad2 drops to $399, stays available. iPad3 will follow same pricing scheme as predecessors (i.e. 16GB WiFi is $499). Apple Store non accessible at the moment. Stay tuned.