Testing the G1X Mark II - International Hot Air Balloon Festival in Lubao, Pampanga, Philippines March 2015
I went to Lubao, Pampanga, to see the Balloon festival, and of course to test my new G1X Mark II. It was a bright and sunny day, and therefore, it' was a great opportunity to put the camera through its paces. All shots were taken in P mode and in JPEG format. I check to see, besides the base output quality of the camera, its "Tweakability" in post processing to see if their Jpegs would be easy to edit. These pics were edited in Photoshop. Nothing fancy, just some simple tweaks in their Levels, some sharpness enhancements and that's it. Some cameras are better in their OOC pics, and would worsen if their photos would get further post processing. How will the G1X Mark II do?
Sometime ago, the vintage digicam virus hit me, and I started a quest: To collect cult-classic vintage digital cameras, which were big hits during the early 2000's, at rock-bottom prices, if possible. Over time, I have managed to collect quite a few of these gems, and here in this test, I tested their performance using my default outdoor shot. I will be testing these cams using various conditions, and these will be shown in other posts, but first, let us look at the contenders.
My testing will be a bit different in that I test the images to see how they would fare when basic sharpening is applied. Some images fare well while some do not with basic enhancements.
An Indoor Event shoot with fast moving subjects, uneven lighting and lots of mobile subjects...and Jollibee! It's still a mystery to me how you can control Jollibee's eyelids. Hmmm :)
I am actually enjoying shooting with the NX300. Colors are great off the cam, and there is very little image noise to be found (up to 3200).
AF is slower quite a bit vs the Olympus M43 cams, but for casual use, the NX300 won't disappoint.
I went to Zambales / Olongapo for the weekend for a wedding. Along the way I decided that I should bring along my NX300 plus my new lens, the NX 30mm.
Along the way, there's the old house of former President Ramon Magsaysay. I stopped over to test this new camera-lens combo.