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14.3MP 4x CMOS Dec 2012
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Fifteen Industry Awards

This bridge camera camera has received fifteen awards from expert review sites.

This camera received a "Recommended" from Ephotozine, Camera Labs, M3.idg.se, Akam.no and Vido.com.ua all of whom wrote that this bridge camera camera was good.

This digital camera was given an "Editor's Choice" award by CNET.co.uk, Photoreview.com.au and Log.com.tr all of whom thought that this camera was terrific.

This camera was given a "Highly Recommended" award by PhotographyBlog.com, Lydogbilde.no and Ljudochbild.se all of whom decided that this Canon camera was very good.

The experts at DP Review and Onfoto.ru both wrote that this Canon camera was very good and gave it their "Silver" award.

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Expert Reviews Are Good

On average, based on sixty-nine expert reviews from sites including What Digital Camera, PhotographyBlog.com, DP Review and Ephotozine the average expert rating of this Canon digital camera is 80%.

Good User Reviews

Owners have rated this digital camera on average 86%.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

Twelve people mentioned that the product had a good screen. Amazon Customer wrote “It is great for taking the odd candid shot where you do not want to be seen lighting the place up with the excellent screen” in their review. G. Simpson wrote in their review of this digital camera “Going from an nex5 as my walk about to the G16 I was really starting to miss the flip out screen so decided it was time to change”. K. Roberts wrote “PS it also makes a massive difference to the picture if you have a good computer screen” in their review and gave the Canon PowerShot G1X an excellent rating.

Three people who reviewed it reckoned that it had a good viewfinder. Mr. Keir J. Faulkner scored it 5 stars and said on Amazon “It is far far superior to any other viewfinder digital camera”. Theuser mentioned in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “For the price I would have liked a built-in viewfinder (as with the Sony RX111).”.

A few Canon PowerShot G1X reviewers who reviewed it reckoned that it was mirrorless. Expert review site Pcmag.com said “It's a tough sell, as you can get an equally-capable compact camera, D-SLR, or mirrorless interchangeable lens camera for less money” in their review of the Canon PowerShot G1X but in spite of that they gave this digital camera a score of 3 stars.

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Good Quality Lens

Twelve Canon PowerShot G1X owners said in their reviews that the product had a good lens. A few weeks ago Amazon Customer gave it a rating of 80 out of 100 and wrote “Not only with the wider, longer, faster, sharper lens.” in their review of the Canon PowerShot G1X. Amazon Customer also mentioned “The two rotating lens dials are just brilliant once you've set them up”. Mr. Martin Houlton wrote on Amazon “The thing you notice first is the massive lens”.

Several customers considered that the product had a good zoom. This year Amazon Customer wrote in their review of this digital camera “For a dslr quaity camera with a superb zoom range it's the best out there by a long way”. Amazon Customer also said “The one on this camera has an optical zoom with it and that's about all”. Sakazoke said two years ago “The zoom is great as well” in their review.

A number of people who purchased this digital camera wrote that it had a good autofocus. J. D. Wellbelove mentioned “You need to be approx 15-20cm away to properly focus”. Reviewed.com gave the Canon PowerShot G1X a score of 5 stars and said four years ago “Focusing speeds could be improved”.

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Good Quality Pictures

Some people mentioned in their reviews that it was able to produce good images. J. D. Wellbelove wrote in their review on Amazon two years ago “Incredible photographs from its enormous”. J. D. Wellbelove also wrote “Sharp and clear images - almost every time”. John E. Newton gave the Canon PowerShot G1X an excellent review and he wrote on Amazon last year “The highly flexible display on the back makes it easy to take pictures from weird angles”.

Several Canon PowerShot G1X owners who reviewed the product considered that it had a good image sensor. Schiff wrote on Amazon “F2 max aperture; 24-120mm versatile lens; 1.5' sensor = the works; got it”. Whatdigitalcamera.com wrote on expert website What Digital Camera “The Canon G1 X's sensor is the star of the show” in their Canon PowerShot G1X review. Expert website Wired.com wrote “It’s got a massive 1.5-inch, 14.3-megapixel sensor and the s” in their Canon PowerShot G1X review.

A few people who purchased the product thought it had a good ISO range. Reviewed.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “Good high ISO performance” and rated it 5 stars. Reviewed.com also said “Impressive high ISO performance”. Reviewed.com also wrote “Excellent high ISO performance, very clean output with good detail”.

A few Canon PowerShot G1X owners wrote that it had a good picture resolution. Steve wrote in his Canon PowerShot G1X review on Amazon “Last of all the viewfinder is useless, you are better off using the high resolution screen which I cannot fault” and gave it a rating of 4 stars. Four years ago Reviewed.com wrote in their review of the Canon PowerShot G1X “Good detail and resolution at low sensitivities” and gave this digital camera a score of 5 stars. Reviewed.com also wrote “Very slow continuous shooting for this class of camera, no control over parameters in High-Speed Burst scene mode”.

Several customers thought the Canon PowerShot G1X was good in low light. G. Simpson wrote on Amazon in December last year “Picture quality is excellent and great for low light and lovely bokeh, Just zoom out 5x” in their review. J. D. Wellbelove said “Takes amazing shots in bright and low light, portraits and landscapes”.

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Good Support

A few people who bought this digital camera said that it had good technical guidance. Last year Stann mentioned “Excellent manual focus mode”. Two years ago Vic wrote on Amazon “Would have preferred a paper instruction booklet, given the price.” in their review of the Canon PowerShot G1X. Expert review site Engadget.com wrote four years ago “A safe purchase for those requiring good manual controls and a relatively large sensor in a point-and-shoot's body” and scored it 4 stars.

Robust

Twelve people mentioned in their reviews that it was well made. In December this year Amazon Customer said on Amazon “It's a huge shame it hasn't a built in accurate viewfinder though”. Dp Dennis wrote on Amazon “Macro mode let the camera down if you can work around these then a great camera well built, for me it is a great buy” and gave it a rating of 5 stars. J. D. Wellbelove rated the Canon PowerShot G1X 5 stars and wrote in their Canon PowerShot G1X review two years ago “Pop up flash - matter of tastes - i did prefer the flash built in”.

Some people who reviewed it said that it was strong and durable. Fiona said in her review of this digital camera “Rugged package awesome camera”. Steve rated the Canon PowerShot G1X 4 stars and he wrote in December last year “I prefer a sturdy camera that you can grip”. Cnet.co.uk said on expert website CNET.co.uk “Distinguished line of high-end semi-pro devices in chunky, sturdy bodies” in their review of this digital camera and scored the Canon PowerShot G1X very highly.

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Good Size

Fourty-four people who bought this digital camera mentioned that it was compact. This year Amazon Customer gave the Canon PowerShot G1X a score of 80 out of 100 and mentioned on Amazon “A seriously well specified compact camera that produces simply superb files for it's size”. Dr. John Powell wrote on Amazon in December last year “The camera is a good weight and compact enough to keep around for grab shots”. Sparky_67 wrote on Amazon “From a compact, very happy all round little corner vignetting under extremes”.

A number of Canon PowerShot G1X reviewers who reviewed the Canon PowerShot G1X mentioned that it was lightweight. John E. Newton wrote on Amazon “I sometimes also take the small lightweight MeFoto Q1 carbon tripod” in his review. John E. Newton also mentioned “You are likely to have this small, lightweight camera with you will all the controls you want with few compromises”.

One customer who bought it considered that it was a good weight.

One customer who bought the product reckoned that it was a good depth. Photographyblog.com wrote on PhotographyBlog.com “Has a much larger image sensor that delivers better images with more depth of field” and scored the product 5 stars.

One Canon PowerShot G1X reviewer who bought the Canon PowerShot G1X thought it was good physically. Expert review site Cnet.com.au said “The all-new 14.3-megapixel CMOS sensor is physically bigger than that” in their review of this digital camera.

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Good Product Quality

A few customers mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was good quality. In December this year Amazon Customer said “Good upgrade from the G1X and the best image quality available from a compact” and gave this digital camera a rating of 4 stars. Amazon Customer also mentioned “Have been looking for a small, high quality camera to carry with me in my pocket at all times”. Christine wrote “Picture quality is fab and the size of the camera is smaller than previous”.

Good Technical Features

Seven people mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera had good features. G. Simpson gave the Canon PowerShot G1X a score of 80 out of 100 and wrote “Lots of good features, small and light” in their review of the Canon PowerShot G1X. Gavin Vance said in his Canon PowerShot G1X review on Amazon “A brilliant carmera compact and crammed full of features and feels very robust”. Mr. Martin Houlton wrote in his review of this digital camera “One of the best features of the G1X mark II is that it can store the photos it takes in RAW format” and scored it 5 stars.

Easy to Use

Some customers mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was easy to use. Mr. Martin Houlton wrote on Amazon this month “You could also tilt the screen up through 90 degrees which would be handy for shooting from a low angle” in his review of this digital camera. Mr. Martin Houlton also said “You can also tilt the view screen down 45 degrees, which would be handy at a rock concert, to hold the camera above the heads of the crowd”. Mr. Martin Houlton also mentioned “It would be sensible to use this as the JPEG format loses detail each time you save it”.

Four people who bought the product concluded that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Schiff wrote in their Canon PowerShot G1X review on Amazon “Excellent build quality; very good LCD display, even with sun shining; a pleasure to hold (the weight IMO a benefit, not a curse); excellent low-light performance; true colours;”. Goodgearguide.com.au mentioned on Good Gear Guide.com.au four years ago “It features manual controls and it's comfortable to use for the most part” in their review of this digital camera and rated this digital camera 5 stars. Reviewed.com wrote “OVF could be more accurate and more comfortable” in their review of the Canon PowerShot G1X and gave it a rating of 5 stars.

One person who purchased the Canon PowerShot G1X concluded that it had a good experience. Expert review site Techradar.com wrote in their review of the Canon PowerShot G1X “The Canon G1 X delivers a pleasurable handling experience and is capable of producing superb r” and gave the product a rating of 4 stars.

One Canon PowerShot G1X owner who purchased it considered that it was easy to handle. Maclife.com mentioned “The G1 X impresses on many fronts, with excellent handling and superb image quality” and gave this digital camera a rating of 5 stars.

One Canon PowerShot G1X owner who purchased it thought it was easy to use the menus. Reviewed.com mentioned in their review four years ago “Manual controls and menus are fast and intuitive”. One customer who reviewed it concluded that it had a good interface. Reviewed.com said in their review four years ago “Intuitive user interface with good number of external controls” .

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Nice Design

Three people who reviewed the product reckoned that it was good looking. Dp Dennis wrote “Camera was in condition as described quick delivery, produces beautiful files as good as my DSLR read reviews on the camera websites all say the same about the files, viewfinder” in their Canon PowerShot G1X review. Five years ago Tipa.com said “In a compact camera style body with an e” in their Canon PowerShot G1X review.

One Canon PowerShot G1X owner said in their reviews that it was ergonomic. Expertreviews.co.uk mentioned on Expert Reviews “Stunning image quality, sublime ergonomics, lethargic performance, high price – if you're rich” but even so they only scored the Canon PowerShot G1X 3 stars.

One Canon PowerShot G1X reviewer who reviewed the product thought it was a good design.

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Canon Has Good Reviews for Its Cameras

Canon bridge camera digital cameras have good reviews on average and across all cameras Canon is one of the better rated brands.

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Good Battery Life

Three Canon PowerShot G1X owners said in their reviews that the product had a good battery life. Martin said on Amazon in December last year “Interface are adequately fast couldn't be easier to use; battery life is good for many hours between charges”. Mr. Martin Houlton mentioned in his review “So I would recommend carrying a spare battery” and gave the product a rating of 5 stars. Mr. Martin Houlton also said “Personally I would not use a 'compatible' battery, even though the genuine one costs the best part of £50”.

Good Flash

One customer concluded that this digital camera had a good flash. John E. Newton wrote in his review of the Canon PowerShot G1X on Amazon “The pop-up flash is the best of any built-in flashes I have ever used”.

Good Connectivity

One Canon PowerShot G1X reviewer who reviewed the Canon PowerShot G1X reckoned that it was wifi compatible. Martin said in his Canon PowerShot G1X review on Amazon “The wifi signal is good over several metre, video streams without stuttering”.

Acceptable Noise Level

One customer mentioned in their reviews that it was noisy. Expert review site Ephotozine.com said “ISO noise performance is impressive with low noise right up to high ISO sett” in their review.

Good Video Capture

Several people concluded that the Canon PowerShot G1X was good for video recording. Expert review site Pcworld.com_techhive.com wrote “Its image quality and video quality are outstanding overall”.

Supports Video Recording

supports video recording

The Canon PowerShot G1X supports video recording. Most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to the PowerShot G1X do not support video recording.

Other digital cameras which support video recording currently available that you might also want to look at include the Olympus Stylus 1[plb_2096856_price], or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200[plb_3140190_price] which has better reviews.

Alternative digital cameras which also support video recording that you might also want to look at include the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330[plb_2981228_price].

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Supports Full HD Video

Like most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the PowerShot G1X, the PowerShot G1X supports Full HD video.

We compared this camera to all the other digital cameras which support Full HD video and we think the Olympus Stylus 1[plb_2096856_price], and the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200[plb_3140190_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

We think you might also be interested in other digital cameras which also support Full HD video including the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330[plb_2981228_price].

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

Like most of the other digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago, the PowerShot G1X has a built-in flash.

There are a number of other digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available which you might want to consider including the Olympus Stylus 1[plb_2096856_price], or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200[plb_3140190_price] which has better reviews.

We think you might also be interested in alternative digital cameras which also have a built-in flash including the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330[plb_2981228_price].

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Has an Image Stabiliser

Like most of the other cameras of this age and type, the PowerShot G1X has an image stabiliser.

Other cameras with an image stabiliser currently available which you might also want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Olympus Stylus 1[plb_2096856_price], or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200[plb_3140190_price].

Other digital cameras which also have an image stabiliser that you might also want to look at include the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330[plb_2981228_price].

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Stereo Audio System

This camera has a Stereo audio system, which is the most frequently found audio system on cameras of this age and type.

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Fairly Long Maximum Camera Shutter Speed

The average maximum camera shutter speed of cameras that have been around for more than two years is 20s, and the maximum camera shutter speeds range from 2s to 120s. When compared to other cameras that were released more than two years ago that we have checked the maximum camera shutter speed of, the Canon PowerShot G1X's maximum camera shutter speed of 60 seconds is one of the longest.

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Has Nine White Balance Modes

The Canon PowerShot G1X has a greater number of white balance modes than most cameras of this age and spec. This digital camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most frequently found white balance mode found on bridge camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the PowerShot G1X. The white balance modes "Cloudy", "Custom modes", "Daylight", "Flash", "Fluorescent", "Fluorescent H", "Tungsten" and "Underwater" are also found on this camera.

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Has Six Photo Effects

The PowerShot G1X has a greater number of photo effects than most cameras of this spec and age. This camera has a Black&White photo effect, which is the most commonly found photo effect found on cameras of this spec and age. The photo effects "Neutral", "Positive film", "Sepia", "Skin tones" and "Vivid" are also found on this Canon camera.

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Quite Long Maximum Battery Life

At 7 hours, the Canon PowerShot G1X has a quite long maximum battery life compared to most of the other cameras of this type and age. Across all the comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the PowerShot G1X the maximum battery lives range from 1.1h to 9h.

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Quite High Maximum ISO Speed

The average maximum ISO speed of digital cameras of this age and type is 8,000, and the maximum ISO speeds range from 1,600 to 26,000. The PowerShot G1X has a fairly high maximum ISO speed (12,800) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec.

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Has Six Shooting Modes

The Canon PowerShot G1X has a greater number of shooting modes than most digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. The most commonly found shooting mode is Auto, but this shooting mode is not found on this camera. The shooting modes Aperture priority, Manual, Movie, Program, Scene and Shutter priority are also found on this digital camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many digital cameras of a comparable type and age to it.

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Quite High Display Resolution

With a display resolution of 920,000 pixels, the PowerShot G1X has a fairly high display resolution compared to most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the PowerShot G1X. The average display resolution of cameras that have been around for a similar time to the PowerShot G1X is 510,000 pixels.

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

The Canon PowerShot G1X has a wider light exposure correction than most bridge camera digital cameras that have been available for more than two years. This digital camera has a ± 3EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction, whereas most bridge camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as it have a ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction.

This camera's light exposure correction (± 3EV (1/3EV step)) is in fact the best light exposure correction across all comparable spec cameras that have been available for more than two years.

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

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Supports Twenty-Three ISO Speeds

The number of ISO speeds supported by the PowerShot G1X is more than most bridge camera digital cameras that came out more than two years ago. This camera supports a 160 ISO speed, which is the most frequently supported ISO speed supported by digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. The ISO speeds "100", "125", "200", "250", "320", "400", "500", "640", "800", "1000", "1250", "1600", "2000", "2500", "3200", "4000", "5000", "6400", "8000", "10000", "12800" and "Auto" are also supported by this Canon digital camera.

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H.264 Video Format

This digital camera supports a H.264|MOV video format, which is typical of many cameras of a similar spec and age to it.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

The Canon PowerShot G1X supports a maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of the most common video resolution of 640 x 480 pixels (which is also supported by this Canon digital camera). A video resolution of 1280 x 720 is classified as HD and TVs supporting this resolution are referred to as "HD Ready". However the resolution is not as detailed as Full HD (1920 x 1080). Across all similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to the PowerShot G1X the video resolution ranges from 320 x 240 pixels to 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Features Six Auto Focus

The number of auto focusing (AF) modes featured on the PowerShot G1X is more than most digital cameras that were released more than two years ago. This camera features a Face detection auto focus, which is the most frequently featured auto focus featured on cameras of this type and age. The auto focus "Continuous Auto Focus", "Multi Point Auto Focus", "Servo Auto Focus", "Single Auto Focus" and "Tracking Auto Focus" are also featured on this digital camera.

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TFT Display

The PowerShot G1X has a TFT display which is better than the LCD display found on most digital cameras of this age and spec. TFT LCDs provide better image quality and higher resolutions to earlier LCD displays but their limitations are narrow viewing angles and poor vislibility in direct sunlight.

This digital camera's display (TFT) is in fact the best display amongst all digital cameras of this type and age.

Amongst similar types of digital camera the worst display is LCD.

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Supports One Power Source

The number of power sources supported by the Canon PowerShot G1X is more than most bridge camera digital cameras that came out more than two years ago. This Canon camera supports a Battery power source, which is the most frequently supported power source supported by digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

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Auto Focus

This digital camera has an Auto/Manual focus, which is typical of many digital cameras of this spec and age.

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Very Small Minimum Aperture

The average minimum aperture of comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the PowerShot G1X is 3.5, and the minimum apertures range from 2.6 to 19. At only 2.8, the PowerShot G1X has a fairly small minimum aperture compared to most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the PowerShot G1X.

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21 Reasons Against

A Bit Expensive

Some Canon PowerShot G1X owners mentioned in their reviews that it was not cheap. Steve wrote on Amazon “Is lot more expensive and due to this you can pick up a bargain G1x MK1” in his review of this digital camera but in spite of that he gave the product a rating of 4 stars. Reviewed.com wrote in their Canon PowerShot G1X review “Expensive for an advanced compact”. Expert review site Pdnonline.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera four years ago “Not to mention, Canon's latest “flagship” PowerShot is expensive too” .

Some customers who reviewed the Canon PowerShot G1X mentioned that it was not good value for money. Four years ago Whatdigitalcamera.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera on expert review site What Digital Camera “The hefty price tag ought to bring a better, more advanced auto”. Also four years ago expert review site Maclife.com said “It’s pricey.” in their review of this digital camera.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Most digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years do not support WiFi connectivity. The PowerShot G1X is no exception to this as it too does not support WiFi connectivity.

We compared this digital camera to all the other digital cameras with a WiFi connectivity and we think the Olympus Stylus 1[plb_2096856_price] which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Not 3D Compatible

The PowerShot G1X is not 3D compatible. Most of the other cameras that are a similar age to the PowerShot G1X are also not 3D compatible.

If you are looking for a camera that is 3D compatible then you might also want to consider the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330[plb_2981228_price].

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Does Not Have a GPS

Like most of the other cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the PowerShot G1X, the PowerShot G1X does not have a GPS.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that have been around for more than two years, the PowerShot G1X is not waterproof.

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Quite Small Optical Zoom

Cameras of a similar age and spec to the PowerShot G1X have optical zooms of between 1.3x and 65x. At only 4 times zoom factor, the PowerShot G1X has a very small optical zoom compared to most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

If you would prefer a bigger optical zoom then you might want to consider the Olympus Stylus 1[plb_2096856_price] (10.7x), or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200[plb_3140190_price] (24x) which is also higher rated.

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Very Small Screen Size

The PowerShot G1X has a fairly small screen size (only 2.8 inches) compared to most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the PowerShot G1X. Comparable spec cameras that were released around the same time as the PowerShot G1X have screen sizes of between 2.7" and 3".

If you would prefer a larger screen size then you might want to consider the Olympus Stylus 1[plb_2096856_price] (3" and higher rated), or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200[plb_3140190_price] (3" and higher rated).

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Only 640 X 480 Still Image Resolution

The PowerShot G1X has a higher still image resolution than most digital cameras of this age and spec. This camera has a 640 x 480 still image resolution, whereas most digital cameras of this age and type have a 1920 x 1080 still image resolution. In addition, this Canon camera have still image resolutions of 384 x 480, 480 x 480, 640 x 360, 640 x 424, 960 x 1200, 1200 x 1200, 1600 x 1064, 1600 x 1200, 1840 x 2304, 2304 x 2304, 2608 x 3264, 3072 x 1728, 3072 x 2048, 3072 x 2304, 3264 x 3264 and 4352 x 2248 and 4352 x 2904. The still image resolution of all similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to the PowerShot G1X ranges from 640 x 360 (worst) to 4608 x 3456 (best).

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Only Features Five Flash Modes

The number of flash modes featured on the PowerShot G1X is more than most cameras of a comparable age and spec to it. This Canon digital camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most commonly featured flash mode featured on digital cameras of this type and age. The flash modes "Flash off", "Flash on", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this Canon camera.

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Quite Low JPEG Frame Rate

The JPEG frame rates of bridge camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago range from 24fps to 120fps, and the average JPEG frame rate is 36fps. With a JPEG frame rate of only 24 frames per second, the PowerShot G1X has a quite low JPEG frame rate compared to most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the PowerShot G1X.

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Quite Small Combined Zoom

The combined zoom of digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the PowerShot G1X range from 16x to 3,600x. When compared to other digital cameras of this spec and age that we have assessed, the PowerShot G1X's combined zoom of only 16 times zoom factor is one of the smallest.

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Only Supports Three Camera File Systems

The number of camera file systems supported by the Canon PowerShot G1X is more than most cameras of this spec and age. This camera supports an Exif 2.3 camera file system, which is the most commonly supported camera file system supported by bridge camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as the PowerShot G1X. The camera file systems "DPOF 1.1" and "RAW" are also supported by this digital camera.

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Only Has One Light Exposure Mode

The number of light exposure modes found on the PowerShot G1X is more than most digital cameras that came out around the same time as it. The most commonly found light exposure mode is Manual, but this light exposure mode is not found on this digital camera. The light exposure modes Auto are also found on this Canon digital camera.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length

Across all the cameras of this type and age the maximum focal lengths range from 84mm to 1,600mm. The Canon PowerShot G1X has one of the shorter maximum focal lengths (only 112 millimeters) amongst similar spec digital cameras of this age.

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Very Few Total Megapixel Count

With a total megapixel count of only 15 megapixels, the PowerShot G1X has a quite few total megapixel count compared to most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the PowerShot G1X. Across all the bridge camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago the total megapixel counts range from 12MP to 15,000,000MP.

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Only Nine Auto Focus Points

The PowerShot G1X is a nine auto focus point digital camera.

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Only 250 Shots Per Battery Charge

Most similar spec cameras that have been on the market for more than two years take between 180 and 889 shots per battery charge, including the PowerShot G1X which takes 250 shots per battery charge.

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Only Optical Viewfinder

This digital camera has an Optical viewfinder, which is the most frequently found viewfinder on cameras of a similar age and spec to it.

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Only Supports One Image Format

The number of supported image formats on the PowerShot G1X is more than most digital cameras that came out more than two years ago. This Canon digital camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most commonly supported image format supported by bridge camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Very Long Minimum Focal Length

Across all the cameras of this age and type the minimum focal lengths range from 4.5mm to 28mm. When compared to other similar spec cameras that were released more than two years ago that we have checked the minimum focal length of, the PowerShot G1X's minimum focal length of 28 millimeters is one of the longest.

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Quite Large Closest Focusing Distance

With a closest focusing distance of 0.2 meters, the Canon PowerShot G1X has a fairly large closest focusing distance compared to most of the other cameras of this spec and age. Cameras of a similar age and spec to the PowerShot G1X have closest focusing distances of between 0.001m and 0.3m, and the average closest focusing distance is 0.053m.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Canon PowerShot G1X

Released Over Four Years Ago

This camera has been on the market for over four years.

SD Memory Card

This digital camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is the most commonly supported memory card on digital cameras of this age and type. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

We compared this camera to all the other digital cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory and we think the Stylus 1[pl_2096856_price], and the Stylus 1[pl_2096856_price] both from Olympus or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200[plb_3140190_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 492 grams, the Canon PowerShot G1X has a fairly standard weight compared to most of the other cameras of this age and spec.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the PowerShot G1X has a pretty typical digital zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras that came out around the same time as the PowerShot G1X.

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Average Megapixel Count

The PowerShot G1X has a pretty average megapixel count (14.3 megapixels) compared to most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as the PowerShot G1X.

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MOS Sensor Type

The Canon PowerShot G1X has a better sensor type than most bridge camera digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to it. This digital camera has a MOS sensor type, whereas most digital cameras of a comparable type and age to it have a CCD sensor type.

We compared all the other digital cameras that have a CMOS sensor to this digital camera and we think the Olympus Stylus 1[plb_2096856_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Image Stabiliser
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Full-Frame Sensor Size
Image Stabilizer
Aspect Ratio
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
Aspheric Element
Focusing
Auto Focus
Auto Focus Lock
Auto Focus Assist Beam
Closest Focusing Distance
Auto Focus Point
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
Flash
Flash Mode
Flash Sync-Speed
External Flash Connector
Flash Exposure Compensation
Tele Flash Range
Flash Range
Flash Exposure Lock
Flash Exposure Correction
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Format
Analog Signal Format
Video Resolution
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Memory
Memory Card
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Field of View
Display Resolution
Viewfinder
Viewfinder
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
USB Connector
Camera
White Balance Mode
Shooting Mode
Photo Effect
Self-Timer
Histogram
Maximum Playback Zoom
Dioptre Correction
Image Editing Mode
Camera File System
Multi Burst Mode
Playback Mode
Built-In Processor
Scene Mode
On Screen Display Language
Weight & Dimensions
Height
Depth
Width
Weight Including Battery
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Supported Battery
Battery Size
Shot Per Battery Charge
Operational Conditions
Relative Humidity Operating Range
Operating Temperature Range
Operating System/software
System Requirements
Packaging Content
Battery Included
Included Battery Charger
Technical Details
Networking
Certificates
Other Features
Video Recording
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Port
HDMI Port
On/off Switch
Camera Shutter Speed Range
Video Memory Capacity
Special Features

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3 March 2013

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1 November 2012

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