Another roundup of G1 X sample pics & SD card write speed

As I wrote in a previous post, I like to see sample pics taken by non professionals. It is helpful to judge a camera’s performance. Let’s say it is a way to see what a cam can do in a “real world” setting.

So, let’s start with a series of pics shot during a concert in low light conditions, all with ISO 6400 (click here). The camera setting are Tv mode @ 1/100 shutter speed, all pics are RAW.

Next, have a look at these ISO 3200 pics (click here).

Finally, some curios user measured the write performance on SD memory cards:

SanDisk Extreme Pro (95MB/s): 21 seconds.
SanDisk Extreme III (30MB/s): 21 seconds.
SanDisk: Ultra II (15MB/s): 22 seconds.

Click here to see the forum post.

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 dpreview Canon forum]

Another 5D3 Rumor

Edit: upgraded this to [CW3+]. I think there will something new between 02/28 and 03/03. In other terms: everything seems to suggest that Canon has very soon something to say.

Ok, got this just a few minutes ago (the time it took me to connect my iPhone to my iPad and write what you are reading in this very moment): the 5DIII will be released 27-28/02/12. And there is another fact worth to be reported: there are Canon NDAs (Non Disclosure Agreements) terminating on March, 2.
My Goodness, I really want to know what Canon has on its soon-to-announced list.
:-)

This is [CW2] [CW3+]

Noise comparison: G1 X vs G12

The guys at cameralabs.com made a ISO noise comparison using a studio shot. Results are interesting while not really surprising: it is known that Canon’s new toy performs rather well at high ISO settings (yes, I know: you all are aware the G1 X sports a sensor near the size of an APS-C). But we are all curios to see high ISO shots of the G1 X, aren’t we? ;-)
The basic settings for the test is described as follows:

To compare noise levels under real-life conditions I shot this scene with the Canon PowerShot G1 X and its ‘predecessor’, the PowerShot G12 within a few moments of each other using their best quality JPEG settings at each of their ISO sensitivity settings.

Both cameras were set to f4 in Aperture Priority and the lenses adjusted to deliver the same field of view. The ISO sensitivity was set manually, apart from in the final row of crops where the G1 X was set to Handheld Night Scene and the G12 to Low Light mode. Note in the crops below, the G1 X was using its default Standard Noise Reduction setting.

Check the review clicking 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. The G1 X is now sold on Ebay too. Check these offers with the necessary awareness.

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]