RAWsumer reviews at the Compact Reviews Organizer
CANON: G11 S95 G10 G9 S90 SX1is
PANASONIC: LX5 LX3 LX2 FZ50 FZ100 FZ40/FZ45 FZ38/FZ35 FZ28
FUJI: S100fs
NIKON: P7000 P6000
CAMERA DIARIES: Panasonic LX3 Canon G10

Friday, March 27, 2009

Shock! Canon SX1is gets trashed by dpreview!

You don't see this happening often. It's usually Olympus, Pentax or Sigma/Foveon that are on the receiving end of a trashing at dpreview, but it looks like what goes around comes around for Canon as dpreview's review of the Canon SX1is (see post at main blog) delivers a major trashing at a camera that the photographic world was looking at with anticipation.

Anticipating because this was the first implementation of Canon's CMOS sensor at the compact digital camera level. This is a 1/2.3" CMOS sensor, and as we have seen with the Fuji SuperCCD sensors, the benefits do not necessarily scale down.

However, one thing that might be promising for Canon users, and perhaps the potential of a CMOS-based G-series camera with a 1/1.72" or larger sensor, is that the Fuji SuperCCD did much better at 1/1.6" and 1/1.7" than it did at 1/2.5". In-fact Fuji abandoned the 1/2.5" sensor size and has "stuck" with 1/1.6". And they even went a little bit bigger, at 2/3" with the giant-sumer S100fs.

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