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Old Apr 20, 2012, 10:38 PM   #11
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I need to use burst mode in low light shooting theater events. What interests me is the silent shutter that would not disturb patrons or performers in small venues. I would need a high shutter speed to catch the action and would not worry about high ISO as this camera is outstanding in that department. I know my point and shoots on auto usually go for a slow shutter speed to keep the ISO down. I would love to hear from someone who has used the burst mode in low light.

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Old Apr 21, 2012, 3:20 PM   #12
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Selecting MUTE in the menu makes the shutter barely whisper - no problem there.
In High Burst mode and Auto it appears that you cannot use more than ISO 1600 ( ie max auto ISO ) IQ is good enough for me at that setting and would stand enlargement to 20x16 inches.
In P mode you can alter the ISO even higher but then you are limited to about 1 frame every 2 seconds.

As with many other aspects of the G1X your efforts may be baulked by crude firmware.
Canon need to work hard on new firmware to lift the Auto ISO restrictions and to make manual operation of the camera easier. While they're at it they might like to improve the default colours and to lift the restriction on customised jpegs when shooting RAW and Jpeg.
It really is an unfinished camera much like early copies of the Fuji X100 ; similar IQ too!
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Old May 3, 2012, 7:23 AM   #13
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i would go for a full entry DSLR Cam !

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Old May 4, 2012, 11:03 PM   #14
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I have a DSLR. I'm looking for a silent camera for indoor events.

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Old May 5, 2012, 9:03 AM   #15
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pboerberger- maybe the Panasonic G3's improved low light performance (over the G2) might make it a contender..?
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Old May 16, 2012, 6:36 PM   #16
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I have looked at the G3. If I understand it correctly, the G3 does have an electronic shutter mode but only at 4 megapixels.
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G'day PB

Just a thought - have you looked at the panny FZ100/150??
It has a "more-than-reasonable" response with burst at high ISOs ~ & with silent shutter operation as well

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