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#6151376 - 02/08/12 08:47 PM Re: Looking for input on a few Canon Point and Shoots... [Re: Lawdwaz]
EricM Offline
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Cool photos with the S100 and G12. I was comparing these two models at dpreview today and both seem very capable. I was amazed at the quality of some of the shots I saw.

That slow motion video is badass!!

Funny thing happened tonight... I fixed my camera that I thought had a fatal system error. But now I want to toss it in a lake and get something new. LoL. smile

Eric

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#6151411 - 02/08/12 08:58 PM Re: Looking for input on a few Canon Point and Shoots... [Re: EricM]
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FWIW Ericxx, IMHO go ahead amd buy a S100 now and then a G1x in a couple months. The S100 is an awesome small camera and the G1x will also have it's features worth investing in.................dj
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#6151459 - 02/08/12 09:26 PM Re: Looking for input on a few Canon Point and Shoots... [Re: djpaintless]
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Dj, I may just do that.

A few more SWEET photos using the S100 (found on dpreview). It's pretty cool how a little pocket camera can get photos like this.




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#6155476 - 02/09/12 08:02 PM Re: Looking for input on a few Canon Point and Shoots... [Re: ankaka]
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I just spent a week carrying a Canon S95 in my pocket while on vacation: it rocks! I particularly like that it has a high maximum aperture (f/2 at the wide end) that, when coupled with the image stabilization, allowed me to handhold pictures down to 1/10s exposure with no shake. I didn't use the flash the whole trip and most of my pics were taken indoors in restaurants or outdoors in the evening while walking around town.

The G-series Canons are nice, but their lenses are slow so that's a deal breaker for me.

My thinking on point and shoots is simple: they're narrowly useful tools for use when larger, heavier and more intrusive cameras simply won't work. I don't expect my S95 to do it all (though it can do a whole lot); instead, I bought it solely for shooting pictures indoors, in poor lighting, without flash, in RAW format for processing later in Adobe Lightroom.


Edited by Oregon45 (02/09/12 08:05 PM)

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#6171582 - 02/13/12 04:46 PM Re: Looking for input on a few Canon Point and Shoots... [Re: Oregon45]
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I sold my Lumix and am now officially without a camera.

I've been doing a ton of research and am looking at the Canon S100, the G12 and the new G1X.

I'll probably go with either the S100 or G12 since they're both around $400 as compared to the $800 G1X. The G1X looks awesome and has a LARGE sensor, but I don't like the 20 cm macro focus length, as compared to 3 cm in the S100 and 1 cm in the G12. The S100 has better video and a better processor than the G12, but I've been so impressed with some of the sample photos of the G12 it makes me wonder where the better deal is. Also, with some of the new S100's there were a few bugs reported (greenish hued LCD screen for some, some softness in the corners, etc.). Dpreview went through 3 or so S100's during their review.

DJ, any regrets on the S100 or would you still go for that (or the G1X) over the G12, for a 1 camera man?

Thanks,
Eric

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#6171611 - 02/13/12 04:52 PM Re: Looking for input on a few Canon Point and Shoots... [Re: EricM]
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I really like the S100 but I'm not planning on using it as my only camera, I have others and am planning on a G1x to supplement it. And then I have a couple DSLR's too.

I think if I only wanted to spend $400 I might go with the G12 because of it's fold out screen................dj
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#6171844 - 02/13/12 05:37 PM Re: Looking for input on a few Canon Point and Shoots... [Re: djpaintless]
EricM Offline
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Thanks, DJ. I hope to get my hands on one at Best Buy to check it out in person.

Cheers,
Eric

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#6172279 - 02/13/12 07:01 PM Re: Looking for input on a few Canon Point and Shoots... [Re: EricM]
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Eric, for you I think it's going to be a matter of which is most important to you. A smaller camera with a faster lens or a more versatile one with a hot shoe and fold out screen. Both are good camera's..................dj
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#6172589 - 02/13/12 08:17 PM Re: Looking for input on a few Canon Point and Shoots... [Re: djpaintless]
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+1 on that DJ. The S95/100 are very fine pocket cameras but for a "one camera" guy the G1x or G12 is the better choice. Of course, the best thing would be to buy both grin There are some smoking deals on closeout S95's right now.

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#6173547 - 02/14/12 06:33 AM Re: Looking for input on a few Canon Point and Shoots... [Re: Oregon45]
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The S100 is working extremely well for me.

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