Canon Debuts PowerShot GX 1 Point-And-Shoot Digital Camera (CES)

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Cannon GX-1

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10 Comments to Canon Debuts PowerShot GX 1 Point-And-Shoot Digital Camera (CES)

  1. “The ginormous sensor allows for nine times more light than the previous 1/1.7-inch chip and 1.5-inch CMOS chip increases depth-of-field dramatically”

    The size of the sensor has NOTHING to do with depth of field. That is dependent on focal length and lens opening. Kristie needs to study basic photography.

    • what do you want from someone who would use the word “ginormous” in a review?   That tells you all need to know, dosn’t it?

    •  I think ‘decreases’ is more accurate than ‘increases’ .

      Larger image size (format) gives LESS depth of field at the same aperture, than a smaller format. Hence a 300mm f9 lens wide open at f9 (‘standard’ lens for 8″x10″ format) gives much less DOF than a 300mm f2.8 lens closed down to f9. But since the normal lens for 35mm format or smaller is 50mm down to 8mm, you would need f1.4 to render soft backgrounds. Even if f5.6 is the widest you would get at a tighter zoom, it’s fair to say that the G1x would render better out of focus backgrounds compared to my G10. I’ll do some tests and get back to you.

    • The larger the sensor the less depth of field.
      The smaller the sensor the more depth of field. Is that basic enough…….

    • Paul Perry

      Higher sensor size gives higher light sensitivity, which allows smaller aperture, which gives greater depth of field.
      Doesn’t require a ‘ginormous’ brain to get that!

    • Gandalf-merlyn

      Actually the size of the sensor does affect the depth of field in tandem with the focal length and the F stop. Perhaps we should all learn all the terms and all the influences before we diss someone.

  2. Well, I hope finally photographer could have a proper pocket camera without having too many $$$ with this camera

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