Replacement for Canon Powershot Pro 1

by smacg
(Ireland)

I am going to a family Wedding at the end of June. I had a Canon Powershot Pro 1 camera which was broken on Holiday. I need a replacement and saw on the Internet rumours of a new G17. If this is untrue I may buy a Sony RX 10 instead. I would prefer to buy a canon - any suggestions ?

Thanks for your question about a good camera for your family wedding. If you are considering the Canon "g" series of cameras, then I really like the G1x at its current price level.

I am always a little reluctant to buy a brand new camera model because they are UN-tested and are usually slightly over-priced because they are the "new kid on the block". With that said, it looks like Canon finally has realized that we want larger sensors than the tiny postage-stamp sized ones that were used throughout the "g" series of cameras.

The G17 looks like it's going to have that larger sensor as well as a real nice lens, so it will be tempting. It will be interesting to see its final size and price tag.

The release of the G1x Mark II caused a nice price drop in the G1X. I am also partial to cameras with optical viewfinders. Although it is not a great one, the G1X does have an optical viewfinder.

Here are links to the reviews on the G1X:

Canon PowerShot G1 X 14.3 MP CMOS Digital Camera

Canon G1X review at DPReview






Good Luck!

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