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Canon G1 X

£449.00
Ephotozine Recommended DP Review Silver PhotographyBlog.com Highly Recommended Expert Reviews Best Buy
A multi award winning compact camera, good for portrait photography
Compact 14.3MP 4x Yes Apr 2012
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Canon G1 X Review

With excellent reviews but average features, we have ranked the Canon G1 X number 323 across all digital cameras.
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Why Has it Scored 52?

It has not bad expert reviews and great user reviews with 83% of buyers recommending this digital camera to others. This digital camera has received 19 awards including a "Recommended" award from M3.idg.se plus five other sites and a "Highly Recommended" award from Ljudochbild.se plus three other sites. Canon cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer digital cameras with better features are available. However this Canon digital camera has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest digital cameras 2017.
Customers report good picture quality, it is robust and is easy to use. However they also report sub-standard battery life.
The G1 X has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
1920 x 1080 pixels video resolution
Has an image stabilizer
Very slow camera shutter speed
Heavy

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared it with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is very good for portrait photography, ranking number 226 in portrait photography cameras. However good for sports photography, ranking number 262 in sports photography cameras as well being average for wildlife photography, ranking number 293 in wildlife photography cameras.
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Canon G1 X Video Reviews


How Big is the Canon G1 X?

The Canon G1 X is 116.7mm wide and 80.5mm tall. It is 64.7mm deep and weighs 492g.

Canon G1 X front dimensions

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Canon G1 X In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

19 Industry Awards

Digital camera experts really like this Canon camera and have given it 19 awards.

This digital camera received a "Recommended" award from review sites M3.idg.se, Vido.com.ua, Ephotozine, Camera Labs, Akam.no and Digitaltrends.com all of whom decided that this camera was very good.

The writers at websites Ljudochbild.se, Lydogbilde.no, PhotographyBlog.com and Lydogbillede.dk all concluded that this camera was very good and gave it their "Highly Recommended" award.

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

The authors at review sites Onfoto.ru and DP Review both thought that this camera was great and gave it their "Silver" award.

Two more expert review sites thought that this Canon camera was very good. The writer at review site Buy-N-Shoot.com gave this camera a "Platinum" award and decided it was terrific and it received an Expert Reviews "Best Buy" award.

Expert Reviews Are Good

The average expert rating of this camera is 80 out of 100 based on 86 expert reviews from sites including What Digital Camera, DP Review, PhotographyBlog.com and CNET.com.

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Good User Reviews

People who bought this digital camera rated this digital camera 88 out of 100 on average. 65 reviewers (85% of all reviewers) gave this digital camera either 4 or 5 stars and 83% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Customers Report Good Picture Quality

38 customers said in their reviews that the product was able to produce good images, seven customers said in their reviews that the product had a good picture resolution and four customers wrote that it had a good image sensor. two owners reckoned that this digital camera was good in low light.

Customers Report Inferior Battery Life

Three people who reviewed the product reckoned that it did not have a good battery life.

Canon Cameras Have Excellent Reviews

Based on 35,686 user and expert reviews (including 7,145 verified purchases), Canon has excellent reviews for its cameras. Canon also has excellent reviews specifically for its digital cameras compared to other manufacturers. 96% of those that bought a Canon digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Users Report it is Robust

11 owners who purchased this digital camera agreed that it was well made and three owners wrote in their reviews that it was strong and durable.

Users Report it is Easy to Use

Nine owners who purchased the product wrote that it was easy to use and two people who bought it considered that it was easy to use the menus.

Customers Report Superior Product Quality

21 owners who reviewed the Canon G1 X concluded that it was good quality.

Users Report Excellent Technical Features

Four people who reviewed this digital camera thought it had good features.

Customers Report Nice Design

Four people mentioned that the product was good looking.

Users Report Good Video Capture

Four customers said in their reviews that this digital camera was good for video recording.

Users Report a Good Flash

Two owners said in their reviews that this digital camera had a good flash.

Users Report That it is Reasonably Priced

Three people who reviewed the Canon G1 X said that it was good value for money.

Customers Report a Good Screen / Viewfinder

Three people mentioned that the Canon G1 X had a good screen and two customers agreed that this digital camera had a good viewfinder.

  • Why not put that lovely knurled barrel to good use? ) A good Electronic View Finder to replace the abysmal optical viewfinder…
  • The screen is great…
  • The optical viewfinder, never a strong point on the G series, is now nearly worthless because the lens barrel appears in the viewfinder on wide angle shots, hiding whatever lies beyond…
  • The comments about the view finder being useless are unfounded…
  • Also when the sun is shining the screen whilst very good does lose some of its appeal…
  • It is far far superior to any other viewfinder digital camera…
  • 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…
  • A bit of a pain to put on electronic viewfinder - not from a difficulty standpoint…
  • The manual viewfinder is virtually worthless so you'll want to use the screen for nearly everything…

Users Report Good Lens Quality

12 customers who bought the product said that it had a good lens, four people who purchased it thought it had a good zoom and four customers wrote in their reviews that the product had a good autofocus.

Customers Report it is a Good Size

20 people who purchased this digital camera agreed that it was compact and four owners who reviewed this digital camera said that it was a good body shape.


Value For Money

Mediocre Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews but mediocre features and is over 6 months old, and at £449.00 it is more expensive than 65% of cameras.

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Features

Average Megapixels

The Canon G1 X's sensor megapixels of 14.3MP is relatively average compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the lowest 1% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Average Optical Zoom

The Canon G1 X's optical zoom of 4x is relatively typical compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently found resolution on cameras. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 is known as "Full HD".

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Canon G1 X has an image stabilizer, as do 77% of digital cameras.

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Average Minimum Aperture Number

The Canon G1 X's minimum aperture number of 2.8 is pretty typical compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Very Slow Camera Shutter Speed

The camera shutter speed of the Canon G1 X of only 0.00025s is in the slowest 16% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature. The average camera shutter speed of all digital cameras is 0.16s, with the slowest being 0.000062s and the fastest being 8s.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Canon G1 X has a built-in flash. 66% of digital cameras also have a built-in flash.

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Heavy

The weights of digital cameras range from 50g to 1.5kg, and the average weight is 300g. The Canon G1 X's weight of 492g is in the heaviest 18% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The Canon G1 X has a vari-angle LCD display. 84% of digital cameras do not have a vari-angle LCD display.

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Supports Dioptic Correction

The Canon G1 X supports dioptic correction, which is unusual. 90% of digital cameras do not support dioptic correction.

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Supports Video Capability

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The Canon G1 X supports video capability, unlike 67% of digital cameras which do not support video capability.

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Has a Tripod Mount

The Canon G1 X has a tripod mount, which is unusual. 75% of digital cameras do not have a tripod mount.

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Does Not Feature Bluetooth

The Canon G1 X does not feature bluetooth. 96% of digital cameras also do not feature bluetooth.

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Features Multi Burst Mode

The Canon G1 X features multi burst mode, which is unusual. 87% of cameras do not feature multi burst mode.

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Has an HDMI Port

The Canon G1 X has an HDMI port, unlike 71% of digital cameras which do not have an HDMI port.

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Very Big Image Sensor Size

The Canon G1 X's image sensor size of 1.5" is in the biggest 1% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature. The image sensor sizes of digital cameras range from 0.25" to 1.5", and the average image sensor size is 0.5".

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Features Flash Exposure Compensation

The Canon G1 X features flash exposure compensation, which is unusual. 80% of cameras do not feature flash exposure compensation.

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Supports Direct Printing

The Canon G1 X supports direct printing, which is unusual. 89% of digital cameras do not support direct printing.

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The Canon G1 X features brightness adjustment. 79% of digital cameras do not feature brightness adjustment.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Like most other cameras, the Canon G1 X does not support Wi-Fi. 72% of digital cameras do not support Wi-Fi.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The Canon G1 X's maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 112mm is in the shortest 19% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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4352 X 3264 Pixels Still Image Resolution

The highest still image resolution supported by the Canon G1 X is 4352 x 3264 pixels. That's 11% lower still image resolution than a 4608 x 3456 pixels digital camera, which is the most common resolution supported by cameras. This Canon camera also supports still image resolutions of 4352 x 2904 pixels, 4352 x 2448 pixels, 3072 x 2304 pixels plus 11 more values. Across all digital cameras the resolution ranges from 384 x 480 pixels (worst) to 6016 x 4016 pixels (best).

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Supports Custom Colours

The Canon G1 X supports custom colours, which is unusual. 94% of digital cameras do not support custom colours.

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Has an Orientation Sensor

The Canon G1 X has an orientation sensor, unlike 93% of cameras which do not have an orientation sensor.

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Features Multi-Shot Function

The Canon G1 X features multi-shot function. 91% of digital cameras do not feature multi-shot function.

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Average Display Diagonal

The Canon G1 X's display diagonal of 3" is relatively typical compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Has an External Flash Connector

The Canon G1 X has an external flash connector. 87% of digital cameras do not have an external flash connector.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Canon G1 X has a handheld remote control, unlike 99% of digital cameras which do not have a handheld remote control.

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Average Digital Zoom

The Canon G1 X's digital zoom of 4x is pretty typical compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Age

Released Over Five Years Ago

Canon released the G1 X in April 2012.


Product Identifiers

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