Anyone got a G11?
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03-11-09, 07:28 PM
Join Date: Jul 2009
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I have a G9 and G10 for the same reasons you state here. Suffice to say, my 30D is semi retired now because of the quality I get from the two compacts. They are however no match for the 30D for sports or anything where a fast response is needed.
As for the G11, I will pass on this. The flip screen I would like, however I cannot see I would be gaining anything I don't have with G9 and G10. I have a moan about all three of these compacts though. I'm not interested in video. So I would rather the technology for the "G" series were concentrated on things like noise reduction with night shots/shadows etc, and a wider angle such as 16mm plus f/16 aperture.
I'm afraid you seem to be judging this compact camera by the standards of DSLRs. f/16 would be absolutely unuseable with a sensor as small as the G11, on most DSLRs it's already way past where diffraction begins to affect image quality, and the geater depth of field given by the small sensor means that you don't actually need it anyway. The real problem is at the other end where getting background blur is extremely difficult, so large apertures are needed.
This also means that wide angle is limited. Given the crop of a compact sensor 4.59 acording to a site I found on the web the lens is actually 6.1 - 30.5mm 28 - 140mm This would mean that Canon would have to make a lens with a focal length of just 3.5mm, just about impossible to design a zoom at that length.
You say you are not interested in video and would like to see the technology concentrated on noise reduction. Just because you're not interested in it doesn't mean that other people aren't, and how much extra technology do think was required to include it? Would it surprise you if I told you there was no actual hardware required and it's a function of the digic IV processor? Even then if they hadn't done anything I could understand this remark, but Canon have and I quote from Canon's website:
greatly improved noise reduction. Canon’s new Dual Anti-Noise System combines a high sensitivity 10.0 Megapixel image sensor with Canon’s enhanced DIGIC 4 image processing technology to greatly reduce noise and increase quality equal to 2-stops. The Dual Anti-Noise System allows photographers to capture full resolution images - using up to ISO 3200 - in difficult low-light conditions. This makes it easier than ever to take stunning low-light portraits or retain the ambient light detail with late-night landscapes. Motion blur can also be substantially reduced.
Just how much more development would you have them do before youre satisfied they've done enough?
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