The final two (2)
After your initial assistance i have finally narrowed it down to the G15 or the G1X.
Have spent many an hour researching and reading reviews so i am coming to you for help.
Cant decide so could you give me your thoughts as to the most likely candidate for my trip to Canada/Alaska.
Brian, Thanks for your question. Looks like you are taking your camera choice seriously as I do.
I like both of these Canon "G" series for three main reasons:
1. They fit in a large enough pocket.
2. I can shoot in raw mode.
3. They have a hot shoe for an external flash.
Sometimes I recommend the most recently released option when comparing two cameras from the same manufacturer. The G15 was offered about 9 months after the G1X. Other than that it's only other advantages are a longer zoom range of 5x verses the 4x with the G1X and a cheaper price tag.
Neither one of these cameras is at all good for sports and average for macro photography, but going to Canada and Alaska makes me think you want quality above all else.
The G1X sensor is around 9x bigger(overall size is more important that just the number of pixels) and far superior than the 1/1.7 sized G15 sensor.
Canon G1X Sensor Size
I also like the fold-out articulating screen in the G1x that is surprisingly missing in the G15.
Ultimately it's your decision based on your budget and shooting style. In this case these cameras are very similar in terms of size and features.
I still use my Canon G11 but If I were buying another G series I would go with the G1X because of its much larger sensor.
Good luck and have a blast in Canada and Alaska!
I also like the built-in 3x Neutral density filter in the G1X which is very useful for waterfalls and fireworks photography.
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