Canon G1 X sample pics and reviews round-up (and a little more)

Time to come back to the Canon G1 X.

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

Since people is getting their hands on Canon’s little new mirror-less (but not yet system) cam, more and more pics show up in forums and the camera is discussed all over the web. Here, for your reading watching and analyzing pleasure, you have a round-up of reviews, hands-on, and posts of mostly very satisfied new owners. All provide some pics. Lets start with the forum posts:

And the cam gets also a ton of reviews, here a selected list

That’s all for the time being. One last thing: the cam started to show up on top-rated seller shops on ebay, most time with world-wide shipping options (click here). And you can look out for possible dealsin the following box.


Canon G1 X price check: [shopcountry 1785]



More EOS 5D3 Mark III Sample Pics

Japanese site dcwatch (Google translated) posted a hands-on review and sample pics covering the available ISO range. There are also pics of the camera itself, of the components, and more. For the sample pics scroll to the end of the post.

There are really a lot of images of the 5D3 and its internal components. I found the next two pics particularly interesting: the applied weather sealing.


For more EOS 5D Mark III informations, including world-wide pre-order options click here.


And Finally: A Lot of 5D Mark III RAW Samples

EDIT: you need Adobe Camera Raw 6.7rc to open the files (click here to download).

Studio test images in JPG and RAW format. They come from and the whole ISO range is covered, including L (ISO 50), H1 (ISO 51200) and H2 (ISO 102400) modes.

See them all clicking here

More samples, movies, hands-on videos and reviews, and world-wide pre-order options can be seen clicking here.

EOS 5D Mark III: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon Canada, Canon Canada, Canon USA

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 B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon Canada, Canon Canada, Canon USA [via dpreview]