I have already told you what Canon G1 X is not:
- it is not a macro camera;
- it is not a camera for taking shots of fast moving objects (i. e. children);
- it is not a pocket size point-and-shoot camera unless you have huge pockets.
But the main kick is this: the G1 X lens has perfect size for sticking it through the chicken wire airport fence. It is not always the case with some Canon L lenses – the front element may be prohibitively large. Depending on the angle your shot may be needing some serious trimming, or worse you may be unable to get a shot at all.
Yet I have not tried aiming G1 X on fast moving jets, but promise you to try and report back. But for as long as airplane is part of the landscape you are in business.
Right answer: top – G1 X, bottom – 40D/100 mm. Both images were saved as RAW and processed into JPG with exactly same settings in canon DPP. I can see the difference with the colours being bolder with the former, but the light detailing more superior with the latter. Of course, the 100 mm 2.8 piece of glass did a great job too.