camera of choice is my dslr (either my 6d or 7d) however whilst planning and researching a European vacation I was made aware that taking a dslr may not be the best camera for my travels. It seemed the destinations I was going to were rife with crime, camera thefts and muggings for photography equipment. It seemed that tourists were an easy target for scum and low lives, and it didn’t matter how careful I was, how much I looked after my equipment and how much I tried to blend into the background I could still be a victim.
If I had read one or two reports it wouldn’t have bothered me, and I would have run the risk but once I had read over fifty reports I was getting a little concerned, and then when I found a few travel forums I was very concerned. The decision was made to leave my dslr camera at home and use a cheap looking point and shoot.
Long story short I ended up buying the canon G1X, and whilst I was skeptical about the image quality I really needn’t have been. The Canon G1X is a cracking little camera and I was pleased with the photos it captured, a sample of which include:-
All of the above photos are available to buy as prints, posters, canvases etc. and if you are interested simply click on the relevant link.
Using the Canon G1X inspired me to write a few more articles about this cracking little point and shoot camera as I feel it is a camera many people would benefit from. Links to these are as follows:-
“First time out with the Canon G1X” is an article focusing on using the Canon out in the field for the first time.
“Landscape photography with a compact camera” focuses on using point and shoot cameras, like the G1X to capture landscape photos.
“Fisheye photography with a point and shoot camera” explains how to capture full circular fisheye style photos with a camera like the G1X.
“Long exposure using a compact camera” explains how to capture the increasingly popular long exposure style shots with cameras like the G1X.
“Macro photography using a compact camera” explains how to capture macro and close up photos with cameras like the G1X.
“Wide angle photography with a point and shoot” explains how to capture wide angle shots using cameras like the G1X.
There “6 Reasons why the G1X is better than the G1X mark II” justifies why you should buy the G1X mark I rather than the Mark II, even though it is older and cheaper.
After using a G1X “Why you need a professional point and shoot camera” is an article summing up just how good the G1X is.
Having used the G1X Now I have used the Canon G1X I have to ask the question “Is the day of the dslr camera coming to an end?” I’ll let you have a read and think about that one yourself.