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I Get A Refurbished PowerShot G1 X, From Canon, For $269.

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by Anura Guruge


No flash, HDR-mode with Lumix FZ1000.

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** ‘Camera Labs’
review
of Canon G3X.
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Click to ENLARGE. From the ever excellent ‘dpreview.com’ at: http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/canong1x/2


I have been hankering for a ‘powerful’ compact to augment my Panasonic Lumix FZ1000. [Check out my FZ1000 blog for new pictures.] I want a small camera that I will carry around as much as possible — possibly even on my run.

That is why I was considering the new, quite impressive Canon G5 X.

But since I bought, last August, a refurbished Canon Rebel T3i, from Canon, they send me quite a few offers a week hoping to tempt me into buying another Canon from them. I got such an e-mail today. I knew that there would be no discounts on the G5 X. But I was curious what they had. It was a 3-page e-mail. Then I saw this $269 offer on page 3.

Of course it is NOT perfect. But neither was the FZ1000. All cameras are a compromise. But for $269 I can AFFORD to compromise quite a bit. What swung the deal is that it has a BIG sensor, even slightly bigger than 1″. So for $269 I am willing to give it a try. The cheapest I can find on Amazon is $358 — for used. Refurbished from Canon, I think, is a better deal.

I will keep you posted. So now I will have the challenge of trying to master two new cameras in tandem.

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With the Lumix FZ1000 last night — at first Halloween party of 2015. See yesterday’s post.


Canon Slashing Prices On Other PowerShots, Inc. G3 X and G9 X, Ahead Of The G5 X.

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by Anura Guruge


Other Related posts:
>> Canon G5X
could be next camera.
>>
Lumix FZ1000 stunning pictures.
>>
Lumix FZ1000 blog.
>> Got a Panasonic Lumix FZ1000.

** Canon G3X is ugly.
** 
Canon G3X: 80% my next camera.
** ‘Camera Labs’
review
of Canon G3X.
**
Sony RX10 II vs
Canon PowerShot G3X.

>> Search ‘Sony’, ‘Panasonic’ & ‘Canon’  for other related posts >>>>


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The message seems to be quite blatant. They want the runway clear for the G5 X — though the G3 X with its 24 to 600mm zoom is in a different class (despite its glaring lack of an electronic view finder).

The Canon discounts are already being reflected at Amazon.

Amazon is also offering the Canon G5 X as of October 23, 2015. That is soon. I will have to make up my mind soon.

Keeping you abreast, as promised. 


The New Canon G5X Could Very Well Be My Next (Companion) Camera

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by Anura Guruge


Other Related posts:
>>
Lumix FZ1000 stunning pictures.
>>
Lumix FZ1000 blog.
>> Got a Panasonic Lumix FZ1000.

** Canon G3X is ugly.
** 
Canon G3X: 80% my next camera.
** ‘Camera Labs’
review
of Canon G3X.
**
Sony RX10 II vs
Canon PowerShot G3X.

>> Search ‘Sony’, ‘Panasonic’ & ‘Canon’  for other related posts >>>>


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Click to access the “dpreview” for the new Canon G5X.


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Click to access Canon online store page for the G5X.


I really thought long and hard about getting a Canon PowerShot G3X as an alternative to my Canon Rebel T3i (which has now become Devanee’s camera). In the end the MAIN REASON I did not get it was the lack of a built-in electronic viewfinder (EVF). Yes, I knew I could get an external add-on but that jacked the price beyond what I was willing to pay.

Then as I have amply documented here, I ended up getting a Sony a77 mk II which I had assumed — and maybe even hoped — would be my permanent camera for at least 24 months. Well that was not to be. When I lost 989 images with it, I just could not deal with it. So I ended up getting a Panasonic Lumix FZ1000 as a short-term compromise. I LIKE THE FZ1000. It can take some stunning pictures — out of the box. That appeals to me. But given that I got 100% of my money back on the Sony a77 II I kind of have $1,000 in the bank from my camera fund.

I have been toying with getting another camera to augment the Lumix FZ1000 — primarily one that I can carry around, most of the time, without having to lug the FZ1000. PLUS I have been hankering, this week after again reading reviews of Olympus OMD cameras, for a camera with a LOT of control wheels! I do not like fiddling around with menus to set parameters. I want a dedicated ‘Exposure Compensation’ wheel (like I had with the Sony). Another wheel or two I could customize, maybe for flash and focus, would really appeal. The G5X seems to offer me this capability and it has a EVF and a 1″ sensor.

Yes, I am seriously thinking about it. Might not get it this week! I still need to spend some quality time with my FZ1000. Maybe for Christmas. I will keep you posted.

Bottom line, the Canon PowerShot G5X sure is more attractive than the G3X.


Canon slashing prices of other PowerShots,
including G3X & G9X, ahead of G5 X. Click …


I get a refurbished PowerShot G1 X, from Canon, for $269.