G1 x – first test drive

I’m taking this slowly, which for me is a bit of a first, so I’m just messing around in the garden at the moment. The object of the exercise is to get used to the different dials. Although I really don’t use that many of the functions of any camera as my default settings are, Av priority, RAW file format and that really is it. All the millions of dollars Canon must have spent on the different functions just sail me by when compared to a good lens, sensor and easy to use dials.

So what are my first impressions of the camera? It is so easy to use, I particularly like the aperture changing wheel on the grip which brings back memories of my larger Canons. The camera itself is bigger than the old G series cameras I had but then again it has much more sensible sized sensor so it has to be. The focusing will take a little while getting used to but in this short test I found no real problems with slow focusing. The macro facility isn’t as good as the smaller sensor cameras but again this is not a show stopper and you can get around this anyway.

However, when you put the images through the computer they have an edge and power that you don’t get from the earlier models, the large sensor again. This is what I was looking for.

Lets hope the rest of my experience with the camera is as positive as this one.

Simon Marchini
Web: http://WWW.simonmarchini.co.uk

About Guthlac

An artist, historian and middle aged man who'se aim in life is to try and enjoy as much of it as he can
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