Further readings for the Canon PowerShot G1 X Lens
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It seems that every passing month brings a new compact camera to the market, featuring a large sensor and the promise of higher image quality than its peers. However, while the sensor is often the star of the show, the lens is just as important and can make or break the performance of the camera. The Nikon Coolpix A is one of this new breed of large sensor compact cameras, and just a few years ago it would have seemed a most unlikely proposition. However, as technology has improved, costs have come down and it is now possible to fit large sensors in small cameras at a reasonable cost, but this does mean the lenses have to improve in tandem or they risk damaging the great work done by the sensor engineers.
I'm glad that the lens does very well when wide-open, but man, the edges get soft without much work. I think that I would have preferred a smaller sensor and faster lens, especially for the eye-watering price that they are asking.
.... is suitable for point and shoot purpose. The more compact the most comfort and agile like the S100. If it is bulky (near to size of DSLR) it is not so difficult for other famous brand factories to do so (assembling bigger sensor size). If that is needed or preferred a better quality. I reckon Nex 5N (hybrid type) with pancake lens is so proper to handle or be hidden in pocket in terms of output of quality images and camera's size relevant. I would take the D550 of mine for more serious photography only.