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Equipment & Techniques => Cameras, Lenses and Shooting gear => Topic started by: Ian Rivlin on December 09, 2008, 05:04:28 pm

Title: Canon G1 - Enough, already!
Post by: Ian Rivlin on December 09, 2008, 05:04:28 pm
The G1 is good but is it that good?
Title: Canon G1 - Enough, already!
Post by: DarkPenguin on December 09, 2008, 05:09:09 pm
Are you referring to the Canon G10 or the Panasonic G1?
Title: Canon G1 - Enough, already!
Post by: dalethorn on December 09, 2008, 07:31:39 pm
Quote from: Ian Rivlin
The G1 is good but is it that good?
The G1 is great and so is the G10. Both are good values for the money.
Title: Canon G1 - Enough, already!
Post by: Ian Rivlin on December 09, 2008, 08:28:38 pm
My mistake --meant to say G10 and when I saw the pic that was taken with the G1 (Panasonic) thought it was yet another review. This will teach me to read things more carefully!

I use a Pentax K20D. The autofocus is poor (slow and inaccurate in low light) and the auto exposure isn't as good as on the D300 or D90 Nikon - BUT the image quality is best of all the cameras of its class. It's a superb camera for landscapes, if you can plonk it on a tripod and take a little time. I haven't seen "The Luminous Landscape" do any reviews on this camera - surprising as it's such a good tool for landscape photography.

Does anyone else have any personal experiences with the K20D?
Title: Canon G1 - Enough, already!
Post by: Ian Rivlin on December 09, 2008, 08:29:17 pm
My mistake --meant to say G10 and when I saw the pic that was taken with the G1 (Panasonic) thought it was yet another review. This will teach me to read things more carefully!

I use a Pentax K20D. The autofocus is poor (slow and inaccurate in low light) and the auto exposure isn't as good as on the D300 or D90 Nikon - BUT the image quality is best of all the cameras of its class. It's a superb camera for landscapes, if you can plonk it on a tripod and take a little time. I haven't seen "The Luminous Landscape" do any reviews on this camera - surprising as it's such a good tool for landscape photography.

Does anyone else have any personal experiences with the K20D?
Title: Canon G1 - Enough, already!
Post by: oldcsar on December 10, 2008, 01:09:56 am
Hello Ian,
I have no experience whatsoever with the K20D... however, it has been reviewed quite well with respect to the Samsung sensor that Pentax has implemented. If I were not already invested in Canon mount glass (and a Canon DSLR body), I would seriously consider the K20D. Their viewfinders are supposed to be large and nice, while the sensor itself provides a nice balance of resolution and high iso performance.

Do you have any K20D photo samples (or insights) that you would like to share?