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JasonsDrivingForce


Feb 22, 2010, 7:50 AM

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Re: [rocknice2] Does Size make a Difference ?
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The salesman either lied or was misinformed. The G series Canon cameras generally have a 1/1.7 " sensor which is bigger than the two compact cameras you showed but nowhere near as big a sensor in even an entry level DSLR.

Typically, the larger the sensor or more specifically the larger each pixel on the sensor is, the better the camera handles noise. The Canon G series are known for doing a great job with noise in low light situations. The two compacts you showed are terrible for pictures in low light situations.

Here is a review of one of them.

http://www.dpreview.com/...s/q209grouplongzoom/

Now donít get me wrong the G11 is a fine camera. It takes excellent still photos for a camera in its price range. However, the real issue is that it only takes 640x480 video. If you want HD video then Canon really doesnít offer a sub $500 compact camera, with a good lens, and HD video right now.

What you might want instead is the Olympus E-PL1. It is a very small interchangeable lens camera with 720p video. It doesnít have all of the features that the Olympus E-P2 or Panasonic GF1 have. However, it is only $600 and when combined with the right lens(The 20mm F1.7 from Panasonic) you can take some amazing pictures and videos.



http://www.dpreview.com/previews/olympusepl1/

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/..._Digital_Camera.html

Here are some video samples that were taken with a Panasonic DMC-GF1 but could have been easily taken with the much cheaper E-PL1. Remember to hit the 1080p button on youtube if you have a fast connection.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NTXcAOGpMp4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eCOcFXyGqb4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oCh5t15vIdw


(This post was edited by JasonsDrivingForce on Feb 24, 2010, 7:36 PM)



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