Monday, February 27, 2012

Thought Of The Day: Canon G1-X Now Available

For those considering a Fuji X100 but think the $1,200 price-tag is a bit steep, the Canon G1-X is no longer a coming-soon product, and is now available.

I already talked about these two cameras, and it's not real clear which one is better. They both have advantages and disadvantages.

The X100, for example, has a better sensor, very little digital noise in high ISOs, a larger maximum aperture, and exceptional built-in software. The G1-X, for example, has more megapixels, adjustable focal length, and costs $400 less.

It's difficult to say which camera is better. Which camera you choose may depend on what you will be photographing. If you will be using the camera in low-light situations, the X100 is the clear winner. If you are photographing people, the X100 does a better job rendering accurate skin tones. Outside of that, the G1-X seems like the better choice. If you are on a tight budget, the G1-X is the obvious choice.

I don't think you can go wrong with either camera--they're both very good products. I'm curious if Fuji will lower the price of the X100 by one or two hundred dollars over the coming months to better compete with the G1-X.

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