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Canon G1x

Canon G1x

Canon G1 x

Twelve Months with a Canon G1x (Comments and Gallery)

It is just over a years since I purchased a reconditioned (Canon G1x) from Canon in the Irish republic.

I posted a personal review of the camera at the start of March here: “Canon G1x review“, so to avoid myself doing a repeat here you can read what I felt about the camera back then from this link.

I have taken about four thousand images with this camera in the first year and I have to say I just love it, before I decided to get it I was looking to replace a Contax G2 camera as I was finding it very hard to get film processed without posting it back to the UK. The idea of a compact system camera i.e. one that can work with extra items like a external flash gun, had been something I was very interested in.

For many years compact digital camera’s have not been of a good enough quality to consider purchasing and using if you intend to produce marketable images, I.e. anything from stock photography to commissioned work. The sensors where just to small to produce clean and detailed enough images.

From the moment I took collection of this camera I have to say it’s impressed me, I have most often used Film or Digital slr equipment apart from the Contax G2 that I had for many years. The camera is of good enough size a weight to feel like a good pro level compact and it is built to last that’s for sure. The body is equipped with every feature that an advanced user could need and is identical to a Digital slr.

I was looking for a camera that I could keep in a bag as a backup to my slr’s and this camera has been that, however I have found myself looking at what it is I need to do before I go out and deciding what type of Camera I need with me. I feel that If I have been booked to do some work then a customer needs to see an slr and the results are of a higher quality, but not by much. How and ever for personal work like this blog or books, holidays and events then this camera is perfect. I have produced double A3 wide prints from its images and they look as good as my Nikon pro equipment. It has all the needed quality, is fast to use acts exactly like I need it to and produces great results.

I was looking for a compact camera that didn’t make me feel like I wished I had packed an slr and this Canon camera is it, it has always filled me with confidence and been a pleasure to use.

Canon G1x Gallery

Canon G1x landscape 1

Canon G1x landscape 2

Canon G1x landscape 3

Canon G1x landscape 4

Canon G1x landscape 5

Canon G1x landscape 6

Canon G1x landscape 7

Canon G1x landscape 8

13 responses

  1. These are just wonderful Nigel. Molly look pretty pleased having just had her swim πŸ™‚

    July 24, 2013 at 2:42 pm

    • Hello Sharon πŸ™‚

      Thank you and yes as always she becomes this total pup after being in the water, she just loves it πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      July 24, 2013 at 2:48 pm

  2. artscottnet

    Fantastic tribute to the G1X, and excellent images… oh sweet Molly, you are beautiful

    July 24, 2013 at 4:51 pm

  3. Hello Scott,

    Thank you, πŸ™‚

    I will pass that on to Molly, πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

    July 24, 2013 at 5:51 pm

  4. Your composition is so pleasing..and I believe we all like your four legged model!

    July 24, 2013 at 7:15 pm

    • Hello Navery πŸ™‚

      Thank you, I will pass that on to her πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      July 25, 2013 at 11:19 am

  5. My favourite though many may find it strange is the Dock Leaves not only does it make me think of childhood summers and the inevitable search for dock leaves after someone got nettled but I also love the beauty of nature that we so frequently overlook, that where one person looks and dismisses it as weeds if you look closer you see the wonder of shapes and colours

    July 25, 2013 at 11:41 am

    • Hello Paula πŸ™‚

      Thank you, very pleased you liked this one, I love the hedgerows this time of year πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      July 26, 2013 at 4:40 pm

  6. Love that black and white.

    July 25, 2013 at 7:50 pm

  7. 1annecasey

    Stunning photos, every one… but Molly always wins the day with us! : )))

    August 1, 2013 at 12:42 pm

    • Hello Anne πŸ™‚

      I will go tell her, Thank you πŸ™‚

      August 4, 2013 at 2:29 pm

  8. You are an amazing photographer Nigel! πŸ™‚

    August 4, 2013 at 12:07 pm

    • Hello Norma πŸ™‚

      Thank you so much that’s a lovely thing to say, your not so back yourself, I love your blog πŸ™‚

      August 4, 2013 at 2:19 pm

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