this camera is damn impressive. First off, it’s absolutely beautiful imho. It’s so simplified. Just a rectangle, with only a few subtle seams. On the back there is nothing but a black bezel and the display. I absolutely love the aesthetics.
And then, there’s the specs.
It’s important to remember that three years ago, when I bought my sd1200is, which is essentially the same form factor and price level of this camera from back then, 3x optical zoom and 10 mp was standard in a camera of this size.
this has 12x optical zoom in the same size body.
with canon’s 10 mp sensors, they generally add around 9-10x digital zoom, and it looks alright due to some noise reduction algorithms and the optical stabilization. That stabilization’s gotten better since I bought mine, and the sensors have gotten better too. That means this thing should in a pinch be capable of around 22x combined zoom and still shoot decent pictures…
all in this tiny body.
and then it’s got a huge display because it’s a touchscreen and all the buttons are virtual, and can transfer photos over wifi.
This is amazing.
I may have to say that the G1X isn’t my favorite anymore.
ELPH 530 HS