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Old Dec 13, 2012, 01:41 PM   #1
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Canon G12 vs G15

Still loving my Powershot G12... anyone moving to the G1X or G15? Can you share your reasoning? Tx
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Old Dec 13, 2012, 01:52 PM   #2
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15=1.25*12 = 25% better

(if only it were that simple)

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Old Dec 19, 2012, 03:05 AM   #3
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I'm using the Powershot G11, still on the fence if I should love to G15, Honestly not able to decide due to the Articulated Screen which I have started to get used to esp. when I want to take pictures at a odd angle etc.

Not to confuse you more but also check the Sony DSC-RX100, which is again the front runner for me between the G15 and RX100, but just not sure if I can shoot as good without the Articulated screen.

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Still loving my Powershot G12... anyone moving to the G1X or G15? Can you share your reasoning? Tx
Thanks for that comparison, never used it need to try the G15 vs RX-100 now,

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Old Dec 19, 2012, 03:41 AM   #4
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It just depends on your priorities. I wanted the fastest focusing I could get and the faster long-end f stop of the G15. I always make a mental note when I miss a shot, and then see if anything better is available in those areas when newer models come out.

Would have liked the articulated screen, but I like the pocketability of the G15 too.

Maybe the G16 next year? these things arrive as frequently as trains it seems.

Next thing I want is a bigger sensor, I would have picked up the Canon G1-X (or is it G1-X), but slow focus, slow long-end, and it's a little big. Big cameras I got.
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Old Dec 19, 2012, 04:50 AM   #5
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Hello Larry,

Portability + Big Sensor is why the Sony DSC-RX100 is really amazing, but again is a little slow, And no articulated screen.

G1-X like you said is way too bulky, keeping it's other flaws aside,

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Would have liked the articulated screen, but I like the pocketability of the G15 too.

Maybe the G16 next year? these things arrive as frequently as trains it seems
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Portability + Big Sensor is why the Sony DSC-RX100 is really amazing, but again is a little slow, And no articulated screen.
G1-X like you said is way too bulky, keeping it's other flaws aside,
Believe me, everyday I have to keep myself from pulling the trigger on the Sony.

Since I just got burned on the D600 (hated missing that deal), I figure that's where the money for the Sony went.
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Old Dec 20, 2012, 09:42 AM   #8
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I just purchased the G15 and took a road trip to Great Smokey Mountains.. The photos were Crisp, clean, colors were really on point and battery life was outstanding.. I took 700 photos with ONE charge! Insane! Very happy with my purchase! I had the G9 and G10 this 15 blows them away! Hope this helps!thought about the Sony but I coudnt justify spending the $$ on that with no zoom.. The photo quality on the G15 was really up to par and even looking at them on my 30" apple cinema display were crisp!
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Believe me, everyday I have to keep myself from pulling the trigger on the Sony.

Since I just got burned on the D600 (hated missing that deal), I figure that's where the money for the Sony went.
I'm just biding my time to get one too, to compliment my DSLR, was hoping for a good sale deal after Christmas
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If you do find some crazy good deal please do post here

I just wish I could blow more money, am in love with the RX-1 Even more, if only I could find some cash stuffed somewhere,

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I'm just biding my time to get one too, to compliment my DSLR, was hoping for a good sale deal after Christmas
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I just purchased the G15 and took a road trip to Great Smokey Mountains.. The photos were Crisp, clean, colors were really on point and battery life was outstanding.. I took 700 photos with ONE charge! Insane! Very happy with my purchase! I had the G9 and G10 this 15 blows them away! Hope this helps!thought about the Sony but I coudnt justify spending the $$ on that with no zoom.. The photo quality on the G15 was really up to par and even looking at them on my 30" apple cinema display were crisp!
The battery is pretty good, I got around 675 before I yanked it and slapped the spare in, the low battery warning goes on for quite a while.
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I just find the articulating screen extremely helpful, its a big loss to me from the G12. Love the fast lense on the G15.... big G-series fan.
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Trying to convince someone who has their mind set on Canon to consider Sony is a fruitless task. I've tried and failed before. The RX100 is the best compact camera of the year. It's that simple.
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Trying to convince someone who has their mind set on Canon to consider Sony is a fruitless task.
Actually the Sony is significantly more expensive and has no articulating screen. Also, please note that this post asked for comparisons of the Canon products, so, yes, I hope for replies on the g-series.
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Old Dec 26, 2012, 05:19 AM   #15
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Actually the Sony is significantly more expensive
I think that might vary from region to region. In the UK the RX100 is a bit cheaper than both the Canon options.

g1x - 539
g15 - 499
rx100 - 429

Anyhow, I take your point, this was a Canon thread. I wasn't the first person to bring up the RX series though.
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Old Dec 26, 2012, 02:33 PM   #16
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I think that might vary from region to region...

Anyhow, I take your point, this was a Canon thread. I wasn't the first person to bring up the RX series though.
Understood... no problem. Yeah the g15 is 499 and the Sony 649 at B&H and most retailers.
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