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.

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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.


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:


Instant Rebates at B&H for Canon Gear

We just got this info. B&H is extending the instant rebates on the Digital Rebels, the 60D, the 7D and the 5D Mark II until March 31.

  • Digital Rebel/EOS xxxD (click here)
  • 60D, 7D and 5D Mark II (click here)
  • Available Instant Rebates on all Canon DSLR cameras and lenses (body only and with kit, click here)
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  • Available Instant Rebates on Canon Point&Shot cameras (click here)