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13.1MP 5x CMOS Feb 2014
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First Look_ Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II compact camera review
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Hands-On Review_ Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II

30 Reasons For

One Industry Award

The reviewer at one expert review site concluded that they would endorse this Canon camera. This Canon digital camera received a "Recommended" award from Pocket Lint.

Expert Reviews Are Average

This camera has an average expert rating of 79 out of 100 based on two expert reviews from sites including Pocket Lint and swiatobrazu.pl.

Good Product Quality

A number of Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II owners considered that this digital camera was good quality. Pocket Lint wrote “DSLR quality images, sturdy build, great new lens, physical lens control rings, autofocus speed” and gave it a score of 5 stars. Pocket Lint also wrote “Excellent stills, quality videos”. Pocket Lint also wrote “Great picture quality up to 3200 ISO”.

Good Quality Pictures

Several customers who reviewed it reckoned that it was able to produce good images. Pocket Lint mentioned “Slow to start up and save photos” in their review of this digital camera.

Good Quality Lens

Two Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II reviewers who bought this digital camera reckoned that it had a good autofocus. One Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II owner who purchased the product mentioned that it had a good lens.

Canon Digital Cameras Have Good Reviews

We checked 19,570 owner and expert reviews for Canon digital cameras and found that on average Canon has good ratings compared to other brands. We also found that Canon has good ratings specifically for its compact cameras.

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Robust

A number of Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II reviewers mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was well made. Pocket Lint said “Very solid feel” and rated the Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II 5 stars. One Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II owner who reviewed the Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II wrote that it was strong and durable.

Easy to Use

One customer who purchased the product concluded that it had a good interface. Pocket Lint said “Clearly designed interface”. One Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II owner mentioned in their reviews that the Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II was easy to use. Pocket Lint mentioned in their review “Creative Shot function is a nice extra that's fun to use”.

Good Size

Two Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II owners said in their reviews that it was compact. Two years ago Pocket-Lint.com mentioned “The Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II is the company's highest spec compact camera yet, superseding the original G1 X from 2012”. Pocket Lint wrote “Botier lourd et peu compact une fois allum”.

One Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II owner thought this digital camera was good physically.

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Good Support

One Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II reviewer wrote in their reviews that the Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II had good technical guidance. Pocket Lint mentioned in their review of the Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II “Excellent manual focus mode with peaking” and scored the Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II 5 stars.

Good Video Capture

One customer who purchased the Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II concluded that it was good for video recording.

Good Connectivity

One person who bought it considered that it was wifi compatible. Pocket Lint rated the product 5 stars and mentioned in their Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II review “Builtin WiFi”.

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this camera is Full HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on compact cameras that came out around the same time as it.

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Supports WiFi Connectivity

The PowerShot G1 X Mark II supports WiFi connectivity. Most of the other cameras that were released around the same time as the PowerShot G1 X Mark II do not support WiFi connectivity.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other digital cameras which support WiFi connectivity currently available including because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm X100T[plb_3180325_price], the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100[plb_2510511_price], or the Canon PowerShot SX700 HS[plb_2354770_price].

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II has a built-in flash. Most of the other digital cameras of this type and age also have a built-in flash.

We compared all the other digital cameras with a built-in flash to this camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Canon PowerShot G12[plb_1514037_price], and the Fujifilm FinePix X20[plb_2070137_price] is also worth considering.

It is worth considering alternative digital cameras which also have a built-in flash including the Nikon Coolpix P7800[plb_2086824_price].

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II has an image stabiliser, as do most of the other cameras of this age and type.

We compared all the other digital cameras with an image stabiliser to this digital camera and we think the Canon PowerShot G12[plb_1514037_price], and the Fujifilm FinePix X20[plb_2070137_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

Other cameras which also have an image stabiliser that you might also want to consider include the Nikon Coolpix P7800[plb_2086824_price].

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The PowerShot G1 X Mark II supports Full HD video. Most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec also support Full HD video.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative digital cameras which support Full HD video currently available including the FinePix X20[pl_2070137_price], or the X100T[pl_3180325_price] both from Fujifilm which has better reviews.

We think you might also be interested in alternative digital cameras which also support Full HD video including the Nikon Coolpix P7800[plb_2086824_price].

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SD Memory Card

This digital camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is typical of many compact cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

We compared all the other cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory to this digital camera and we think the PowerShot G15[pl_1556973_price], and the PowerShot G15[pl_1556973_price] both from Canon which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If the memory card type of this Canon camera is too bad for you then you might want to consider the Canon PowerShot G12[plb_1514037_price] (MMC|MMC+|SD|SDHC|SDXC and higher rated), or the Sony DSC-HX300[plb_1543709_price] (MS Duo|MS PRO Duo|MS Pro-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC and higher rated).

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Has a Micro HDMI Connector

The PowerShot G1 X Mark II has a greater number of HDMI connector types than most cameras of this age and type. This camera has a Micro HDMI connector, which is the most frequently found HDMI connector found on digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Long Maximum Camera Shutter Speed

Across all the compact cameras that came out more than two years ago the maximum camera shutter speeds range from 4s to 250s, and the average maximum camera shutter speed is 41s. The PowerShot G1 X Mark II has one of the longer maximum camera shutter speeds (60 seconds) amongst compact cameras of this age.

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Has Ten White Balance Modes

The number of white balance modes found on the PowerShot G1 X Mark II is more than most digital cameras of this age and type. This camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most commonly found white balance mode found on compact cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the PowerShot G1 X Mark II. The white balance modes "Cloudy", "Custom modes", "Daylight", "Flash", "Fluorescent", "Fluorescent H", "Shade", "Tungsten" and "Underwater" are also found on this Canon camera.

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Has Six Photo Effects

The Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II has a greater number of photo effects than most digital cameras that came out more than two years ago. This digital camera has a Black&White photo effect, which is the most frequently found photo effect found on comparable spec cameras that came out around the same time as the PowerShot G1 X Mark II. The photo effects "Neutral", "Positive film", "Sepia", "Skin tones" and "Vivid" are also found on this camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera supports a video resolution of 640 x 480|1280 x 720|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly supported video resolution on comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to it. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

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± 3EV (1/3EV Step) Light Exposure Correction

The Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II has a ± 3EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction which is wider than most cameras that have been available for a similar time to it. Most compact cameras that were released more than two years ago have a ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction.

A ± 3EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction is in fact the best light exposure correction amongst all compact cameras that came out around the same time as the PowerShot G1 X Mark II.

The worst light exposure correction across comparable types of camera is ± 2EV (1/3EV step).

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Has Four Light Exposure Modes

The number of light exposure modes found on the Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II is more than most compact cameras that are a similar age to it. This Canon camera has a Manual light exposure mode, which is the most frequently found light exposure mode found on digital cameras of this spec and age. The light exposure modes "Aperture priority AE", "Auto" and "Shutter priority AE" are also found on this Canon digital camera.

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Supports Twenty-Three ISO Speeds

The Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II has a greater number of ISO speeds than most compact cameras that were released more than two years ago. This Canon digital camera supports 3 and 200 ISO speeds, which is the most frequently supported ISO speed supported by compact cameras that were launched around the same time as the PowerShot G1 X Mark II. The ISO speeds "100", "125", "160", "200", "250", "320", "400", "500", "640", "800", "1000", "1250", "1600", "2000", "2500", "4000", "5000", "6400", "8000", "10000", "12800" and "Auto" are also supported by this Canon camera.

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Features Five Auto Focus

The number of auto focusing (AF) modes featured on the PowerShot G1 X Mark II is more than most compact cameras that came out around the same time as it. This digital camera features a Face detection auto focus, which is the most frequently featured auto focus featured on compact cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the PowerShot G1 X Mark II. The auto focus "Continuous Auto Focus", "Servo Auto Focus", "Single Auto Focus" and "Tracking Auto Focus" are also featured on this camera.

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Auto Focus

This camera has an Auto/Manual focus, which is the most frequently found focus on digital cameras of this type and age.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length

With a minimum focal length of only 24 millimeters, the PowerShot G1 X Mark II has a fairly short minimum focal length compared to most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age. The average minimum focal length of compact cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the PowerShot G1 X Mark II is 27mm, and the minimum focal lengths range from 18mm to 35mm.

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Very Short Flash Sync-Speed

At only 0.00025 seconds, the Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II has a quite short flash sync-speed compared to most of the other digital cameras of this type and age. Comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to the PowerShot G1 X Mark II have flash sync-speeds of between 0.00025s and 1s.

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12 Reasons Against

A Bit Expensive

One customer who purchased the product wrote that it was not cheap. Pocket Lint wrote in their Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II review “Super expensive, now no viewfinder for the price, autofocus not ample for professional continuous AF, some controls seem fussy”.

Poor Design

One person who purchased the product reckoned that it was not a good design. Pocket Lint wrote “Quite a few annoying flaws with design and handling” in their review of this digital camera although they still rated the Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II 5 stars.

Price Increase of £96.09

The PowerShot G1 X Mark II has increased in price by £96.09 in the last fortnight.

Does Not Support Video Recording

Most cameras that have been available for around the same time as the PowerShot G1 X Mark II do not support video recording. The PowerShot G1 X Mark II is no exception to this as it too does not support video recording.

We compared all the other cameras which also support video recording to this digital camera and we think the PowerShot G12[pl_1514037_price], or the PowerShot G15[pl_1556973_price] both from Canon is also worth considering.

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Not Waterproof

The PowerShot G1 X Mark II is not waterproof, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other cameras of this age and type are also not waterproof.

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Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec, the Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II is not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a GPS

The Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II does not have a GPS, although this is within the context that most of the other similar spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as the PowerShot G1 X Mark II also do not have a GPS.

We think you might also be interested in alternative digital cameras which also have a GPS including the Canon PowerShot SX700 HS[plb_2354770_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Only Features Seven Flash Modes

The PowerShot G1 X Mark II has a greater number of flash modes than most digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to it. This camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most commonly featured flash mode featured on compact cameras that were launched around the same time as the PowerShot G1 X Mark II. The flash modes "Flash off", "Flash on", "Manual", "Red-eye reduction", "Second curtain synchro" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this Canon camera.

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Only Has Six Shooting Modes

The Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II has a greater number of shooting modes than most comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to it. This camera has an Auto shooting mode, which is the most commonly found shooting mode found on digital cameras of this age and spec. The shooting modes "Aperture priority", "Manual", "Movie", "Program" and "Shutter priority" are also found on this Canon camera.

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Only 240 Shots Per Battery Charge

Most digital cameras of a similar age and type to the PowerShot G1 X Mark II take between 150 and 949 shots per battery charge, including the PowerShot G1 X Mark II which takes 240 shots per battery charge.

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Heavy

The Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II is quite heavy (558 grams) compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for more than two years. Across all the similar spec digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the PowerShot G1 X Mark II the weights range from 130g to 840g, and the average weight is 340g.

If you would consider a camera with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Fujifilm FinePix X20[plb_2070137_price] (353g), or the Sony DSC-HX300[plb_1543709_price] (623g) which is also higher rated.

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Thick

Across all the cameras of this age and type the depths range from 16mm to 110mm, and the average depth is 49mm. The PowerShot G1 X Mark II is fairly thick (66.2 millimeters) compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this camera was released.

Average Screen Size

At 3 inches, the Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II has a relatively average screen size compared to most of the other compact cameras that came out more than two years ago.

Alternative 3" screen cameras currently available which you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Sony DSC-HX300[plb_1543709_price], the Canon PowerShot G15[plb_1556973_price], or the Ricoh GR[plb_1596652_price].

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Average Digital Zoom

The PowerShot G1 X Mark II has a fairly standard digital zoom (4 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other cameras of this age and type.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 4x digital zoom digital cameras currently available including the PowerShot G12[pl_1514037_price], or the PowerShot G15[pl_1556973_price] both from Canon which has better reviews.

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Average Optical Zoom

The PowerShot G1 X Mark II has a pretty typical optical zoom (5 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age.

There are a number of other 5x optical zoom digital cameras currently available that you might also want to consider including the PowerShot G12[pl_1514037_price], or the PowerShot G15[pl_1556973_price] both from Canon or the Nikon Coolpix P340[plb_2197142_price] which has better reviews.

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MOS Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many compact cameras that were released around the same time as it.

Alternative cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available which you might want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Sony DSC-HX300[plb_1543709_price], the Canon PowerShot G15[plb_1556973_price], or the Ricoh GR[plb_1596652_price].

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Average Megapixel Count

The PowerShot G1 X Mark II has a relatively standard megapixel count (13.1 megapixels) compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been around for around the same time as the PowerShot G1 X Mark II.

If this compact camera megapixel count is not high enough for you then you might also want to consider the Fujifilm X100T[plb_3180325_price] (16.3MP and higher rated).

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Specification

Picture Quality
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Megapixel Count
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Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Format
Full-Frame Sensor Size
Aspect Ratio
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Lens Structure
Combined Zoom
Focusing
Auto Focus
Auto Focus Lock
Auto Focus Assist Beam
Closest Focusing Distance
Macro Focusing Range
Focus
Focus Mode
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Auto Exposure Lock
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Mode
Flash Exposure Compensation
Tele Flash Range
Flash Range
Flash Exposure Lock
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Format
Video Resolution
Resolution and Capture Speed
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio System
Memory
Memory Card
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Touch Sensitive Screen
Display Resolution
Second Display
Display Aspect Ratio
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
USB Connector Type
HDMI Port
HDMI Connector
USB Version
USB Connector
Camera
White Balance Mode
Shooting Mode
Photo Effect
Self-Timer
Histogram
Maximum Playback Zoom
Camera File System
Built-In Processor
Scene Mode
Display Language
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
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Depth
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Battery
Power Source
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Supported Battery
Battery Size
Shot Per Battery Charge
Operational Conditions
Relative Humidity Operating Range
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System Requirements
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
AC Adapter Included
Battery Included
Included Battery Charger
Hand Strap
Quick Start Guide
Networking
WiFi Connectivity
Near Field Communication
Bluetooth
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Built-In Flash
Technical Details
Image Processor

1 Award

Pocket Lint Recommended

Expert Reviews

(4)
5 May 2014

Faster, leaner, meaner: the Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II represents a considerable overhaul to the series. It's an entirely different beast compared to its predecessor and we salute it for that. ...

Pocket Lint

DSLR quality images, sturdy build, great new lens, physical lens control rings, autofocus speed and macro focus improvements, considerable customisation
Excellent stills, quality videos
Much improved performance
Very solid feel
Big 1.5-inch image sensor
Super expensive, now no viewfinder for the price, autofocus not ample for professional continuous AF, some controls seem fussy, a bit chunky, widest aperture no good for macro wideangle shots
No builtin viewfinder
Screen has reflectivity issues in bright sunshine
Videos only 30p
Expensive
12 February 2014

Après 15 jours passés en compagnie du G1X Mark II de Canon, il est temps de rendre notre verdict. Sur le papier, le compact expert de Canon a de nombreux atouts pour séduire les photographes...

Bonne gestion du bruit lectronique jusqu' 1600 ISO
Ouverture 2 au grandangle
Mode macro intressant (mise au point 5 cm au grandangle)
Excellente stabilisation optique
Ecran LCD de qualit mont sur double charnire pour l'inclinaison
Ouverture glissante de l'optique trop glissante
Performances optiques dcevantes
Botier lourd et viseur lectronique en option
Mode vido anecdotique
Pas de mise au point manuelle, pas de modifications possibles pendant l'enregistrement, pas de phot
8 November 2015

Nadszed? czas, aby zebra? wszystko, co do tej pory napisali?my na temat aparatu Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II i go oceni?. Nie jest to ?atwe zadanie. Nowa wersja tej nietuzinkowej cyfrówki jest...

Excellent build quality
Straightforward controls
Robust and durable build
Faster lens with wider zoom range
Significantly improved AF performance
Can be slow at times
Grip is too small
Images aren't as sharp as we expected
PlayPreview button placement
WiFi button is prone to accidental presses
23 July 2014

Dotarli?my do ko?ca formalnego opisu poszczególnych kategorii, w których aparat podlega? testom. Pora zatem na podsumowanie wra?e? z u?ytkowania i uzyskanych wyników.Jeszcze raz przypomnijmy,...

Good build quality, excellent images at high ISO settings, extensive control options
Good image quality
Good noise control and detail retention
Robust build
Solid aluminium build
Pricey
AF ocassionally struggles in low light
Bulky
Expensive
Bulkier than rivals

User Reviews

(16)
Reviewed 1 July 2016 by Concertina
(Verified Purchase)

An excellent camera for both beginner and advanced user with a 5 times zoom. Easy to handle. Good value.

Reviewed 1 April 2016 by Mr. Martin Houlton
(Verified Purchase)

I got this camera this morning and initial impressions are very good. The thing you notice first is the massive lens. This is to serve a large sensor inside the camera. The reason to have a large... Read more…

Reviewed 12 February 2016 by Amazon Customer
(Verified Purchase)

This camera is amazing. I had a DSLR but i found it too big and cumbersome whats with all the accompanying lenses. this struck the balance between form and function for me.

Reviewed 20 January 2016 by Amazon Customer | 22 Comments

A seriously well specified compact camera that produces simply superb files for it's size. As a happy G1X owner I was looking to see if the next model would improve upon the first and it does. Not... Read more…

Reviewed 22 November 2015 by John E. Newton | 22 Comments

Perhaps the best camera I have ever owned. Although not as full featured as my SLRs, but because it is very portable and easy to take with me anywhere. It still has light sensitivity, accuracy and... Read more…

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Manufacturer Part Numbers canon g1, canon g1x, canon g1xm, canon g1xma, canon g1xmar, canon g1xmark, canon 9167b001, canon g1xmarki, canon g1xmarkii, canon powershotg1, canon powershotg1x, canon powershotg1xm, canon powershotg1xma, canon powershotg1xmar, canon powershotg1xmark, canon powershotg1xmarki, canon powershotg1xmarkii
Barcodes 00013803240047, 00138032400472, 00639476428980, 00813789500063, 04549292008197, 05054230872277, 08714574615950, 08714574623641, 08714574623689

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