Canon G12 vs G15

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  1. JoeRito
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    Still loving my Powershot G12... anyone moving to the G1X or G15? Can you share your reasoning? Tx:apple:
     
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    15=1.25*12 = 25% better :)

    (if only it were that simple)

    This might be of interest.
     

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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.

    Regards,

    Thanks for that comparison, never used it need to try the G15 vs RX-100 now,

     
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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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.:D
     
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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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    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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    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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    Understood... no problem. Yeah the g15 is 499 and the Sony 649 at B&H and most retailers.
     
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    I own a G12 and a G1X. G1X is certainly better but my G12 is more my throw around camera. I worry less about it. Both good picks but if money is no object, go with the G1X Mark II
     

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