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Canon G1 X Digital Camera

£479.99
Bridge Camera 14.3MP 4x Dec 2012
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Eighteen industry awards
Image quality
Unacceptable noise level
256 Reviews + 18 Awards
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Reviews

Eighteen Industry Awards

Amongst digital cameras of this type and age, this Canon camera is one of the most highly awarded.

The editors of websites Ephotozine, Digitaltrends.com, Camera Labs, M3.idg.se, Akam.no and Vido.com.ua all endorse this camera and have given it their "Recommended" award.

Review websites PhotographyBlog.com, Lydogbilde.no, Ljudochbild.se and Lydogbillede.dk all strongly endorse this digital camera and have given it their "Highly Recommended" award.

Three more expert review sites all concluded that this medium megapixel digital camera was terrific and gave it their highest award. CNET.co.uk, Photoreview.com.au and Log.com.tr all gave this camera an "Editor's Choice" award.

This digital camera received a "Silver" award from both review sites DP Review and Onfoto.ru, both of which decided that this Canon digital camera was great.

Furthermore, this camera received an Expert Reviews "Best Buy" award and review website Buy-n-shoot.com said that it was brilliant and gave it a "Platinum" award.

Expert Reviews Are Good

On average, based on eighty-five expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, DP Review, What Digital Camera and CNET.com the average expert rating of this Canon digital camera is 80%. This means that experts are not that keen on this medium megapixel digital camera.

User Reviews Are Good

On average, G1 X owners rated this camera 88 out of 100. 65 reviewers (85% of all reviewers) gave this camera either 4 or 5 stars and 83% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

Canon Has Excellent Reviews for Its Digital Cameras

We checked 34,684 user and expert reviews (including 1,369 verified purchases) for Canon digital cameras and found that on average Canon has excellent reviews. We also found that Canon has excellent reviews specifically within its medium megapixel cameras range. 92% of those that bought a Canon digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

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Power

Battery Life Isn't Great

Eight owners who bought the Canon G1 X reckoned that it did not have a good battery life. Website Pcworld.com_techhive.com said five years ago “Battery life isn't great” in their review of this digital camera. Website Walmart.com wrote “I was used to having to recharge my 7 throughout the day” but despite that they gave the product a rating of 5 stars out of 5. They also mentioned “Battery life could be better” in their review.


Features

Hardware Features

Fourteen owners agreed that the Canon G1 X had good features. Website Pcworld.com_techhive.com wrote “Hardware features” and gave it a score of 4 stars out of 5. Website Asia.cnet.com mentioned “Generous feature set”. Steves-Digicams.com said on expert review site Steve's Digicams five years ago “The G1X has been loaded with new, exceptional quality parts and features that lift the”.


Price

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Pricey

The price range of cameras of this spec and age is from £39 to £4,225. We think that this Canon camera looks expensive compared to other cameras of this spec and age.

Excellent Price

Twelve people considered that this digital camera was good value for money. Five years ago Expert Reviews wrote in their Canon G1 X review “Excellent price” however despite that they rated it 60 out of 100. Expert website Expertreviews.co.uk said in the same month “Stunning image quality, sublime ergonomics, lethargic performance, high price – if you're rich” in their review of this digital camera. Four years ago expert review site Techradar.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Buying Guide Best compact camera Priced at £699 (RRP) in the UK”.

Six owners who reviewed it thought it was expensive. Expert review site Pdnonline.com said five years ago “Not to mention, Canon's latest “flagship” PowerShot is expensive too” in their review of this digital camera. Expert review site Technobuffalo.com mentioned “Traditionally, no fixed lens point-and-shoot camera had ever dabbled with a large sensor before, if you exclude the very expensive Fujifilm X10”. Moravian wrote in their review of this digital camera “Although expensive, well worth it” .

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Other

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was December 2012 when this Canon camera was released.


Audio

Unacceptable Noise Level

Six customers who bought it said that it was noisy. Expert Reviews gave the product a rating of 3 stars out of 5 and wrote “Best to shoot in RAW and process in the supplied software and turn noise reduction off”. Ephotozine.com said in their review of this digital camera on expert website Ephotozine five years ago “ISO noise performance is impressive with low noise right up to high ISO sett” but even so they still rated it 4 stars out of 5. Brsac rated this digital camera 60 out of 100 and wrote in their review of this digital camera “The G1X creates noticeably better images, with less noise, than the G10”.

Has a Built-In Microphone

The Canon G1 X has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other digital cameras of this age and type.

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Best to Shoot in RAW and Process in the Supplied Software and Turn Noise Reduction Off

Six customers who bought it said that it was noisy. Expert Reviews gave the product a rating of 3 stars out of 5 and wrote “Best to shoot in RAW and process in the supplied software and turn noise reduction off”.

Ephotozine.com said in their review of this digital camera on expert website Ephotozine five years ago “ISO noise performance is impressive with low noise right up to high ISO sett” but even so they still rated it 4 stars out of 5. Brsac rated this digital camera 60 out of 100 and wrote in their review of this digital camera “The G1X creates noticeably better images, with less noise, than the G10”.

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Networking

Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Canon G1 X does not support Wi-Fi, unlike most of the other cameras that were released around the same time as this digital camera which support Wi-Fi.

We compared all the other digital cameras which also support Wi-Fi to this digital camera and we think the Fujifilm X-E2 (£479); or the Olympus E-P5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm (£398.95), or the Leica T (£817.34) are also worth considering.

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Does Not Feature Bluetooth

Like most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age, the Canon G1 X does not feature bluetooth.

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Other Features

Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The Canon G1 X supports video capability. Most of the other digital cameras that are a comparable age to this camera also support video capability.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative cameras which support video capability currently available including because of their better review scores, the Fujifilm X-E1 (£439), or the Sony NEX-5 (£489.99).

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Canon G1 X has a built-in flash. Most of the other similar spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camera also have a built-in flash.

Other cameras with a built-in flash currently available which you might want to consider include the Fujifilm X-E2 (£479) which has better reviews; or the Olympus E-P5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm (£398.95), or the Leica T (£817.34) both of which are cheaper.

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Has an HDMI Port

The Canon G1 X has an HDMI port. Most of the other cameras that were released around the same time as this digital camera also have an HDMI port.

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Has a USB 2.0 Port

The Canon G1 X has a USB 2.0 port, as do most of the other similar spec cameras that were launched around the same time as this camera.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Canon G1 X has an image stabilizer. Most of the other digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago also have an image stabilizer.

We compared all the other digital cameras with an image stabilizer to this camera and we think the Olympus E-P5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm (£398.95) which is cheaper; or the X-E1 (£439), and the X-E2 (£479) both from Fujifilm and both of which have better reviews are also worth considering.

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14.3 Megapixels Megapixel

This is a 14.3 megapixels camera.

Cameras with a higher megapixel that might be worth looking at include the Olympus E-P5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm (£398.95) (16.1MP and cheaper); or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 (£319.99) (16MP and higher rated), or the Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR (£317) (16MP and higher rated).

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Weight & Dimensions

Compact Dimensions for Sensor Size

Eighty-three people who purchased it concluded that it was compact. Dp Review wrote “Compact dimensions for sensor size” . Expert website Whatdigitalcamera.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “This brand new compact camera is like a turbo-charged Canon PowerShot G12, albeit with a difference”. They also wrote “Canon's G series of compacts has long been the first port of call for many photographers who are happy with a compact camera” in their review.

Twenty-five people considered that this digital camera was heavy and bulky. Five years ago Whatdigitalcamera.com mentioned on expert review site What Digital Camera “The hefty price tag ought to bring a better, more advanced auto”. Expert website Gadgetspeak.com wrote in their review of the Canon G1 X in the same month “All round as it is a chunky looking item” and scored it 5 stars out of 5. Expert website Photographyblog.com said “It's much bigger and heavier” in their review of this digital camera.

Seven customers thought the product was a good body shape. Dp Review gave the product a score of 4 stars out of 5 and said “Excellent build quality with metal body and comfortable rubber grips”. Three years ago expert review site Cnet.com mentioned “A significantly redesigned body, new sensor”. In the same month Woony90 gave this digital camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars out of 5 and said “Yes i knew sony has better sensor packed into smaller body with a lighter weight” in their review of this digital camera.

Three customers who bought this digital camera concluded that it was lightweight. Techradar mentioned “Well constructed yet lightweight” in their review of this digital camera. Three years ago website Walmart.com scored this digital camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars and wrote “It's lightweight” in their review of this digital camera. Moravian mentioned in their review of this digital camera “I bought this camera to have a lightweight alternative to my Nikon SLR”.

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Heavy

Medium megapixel cameras that came out more than two years ago have weights of between 20g and 1.3kg, and the average weight is 250g. With a weight of 492 grams, the Canon G1 X is one of the heavier medium megapixel cameras that are a comparable age to this camera amongst cameras of this age.

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Lens System

Very Small Optical Zoom

The Canon G1 X has a fairly small optical zoom (only 4 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this camera. The smallest optical zoom of digital cameras of this spec and age is 0.34x and the biggest is 65x.

If you are looking for a digital camera with a bigger optical zoom then you might want to consider the Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR (£317) (30x) which is also higher rated.

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Average Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 4 times zoom factor, the Canon G1 X has a fairly typical digital zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of medium megapixel cameras that have been on the market for more than two years range from 18mm to 1,500mm, and the average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 350mm. At only 112 millimeters, the Canon G1 X has a fairly short maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera.

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Quite Big Maximum Aperture Number

Cameras of this age and spec have maximum aperture numbers of between 2.5 and 38, and the average maximum aperture number is 7.4. The Canon G1 X has one of the bigger maximum aperture numbers (only 5.8) amongst medium megapixel cameras of this age.

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Quite Small Minimum Aperture Number

With a minimum aperture number of only 2.8, the Canon G1 X has one of the smaller minimum aperture numbers amongst comparable spec digital cameras of this age. Across all the similar spec cameras that have been around for more than two years the minimum aperture numbers range from 1.7 to 22.

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Quite Long Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The shortest minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of medium megapixel cameras that came out more than two years ago is 4.5mm, the longest is 40mm, and the average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 26mm. The Canon G1 X has one of the longer minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) (28 millimeters) amongst medium megapixel cameras of this age.

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Display

Average Display Diagonal

At 2.8 inches, the Canon G1 X has a pretty average display diagonal compared to most of the other medium megapixel cameras that are a comparable age to this camera.

If you want a digital camera with a larger display diagonal then you might want to look at the X-E1 (£439) (2.9" and higher rated), or the X-E2 (£479) (3" and higher rated) both from Fujifilm; or the Olympus E-P5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm (£398.95) (3" and cheaper).

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Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The Canon G1 X has a vari-angle LCD display, unlike most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and type to this digital camera which do not have a vari-angle LCD display.

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Quite High Display Resolution (numeric)

The Canon G1 X has a fairly high display resolution (numeric) (920,000 pixels) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this type and age. Across all the medium megapixel cameras that were released more than two years ago the display resolutions (numeric) range from 230 pixels to 1,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution (numeric) is 430,000 pixels.

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Flash

Has an External Flash Connector

The Canon G1 X has an external flash connector. Most of the other cameras that have been on the market for more than two years also have an external flash connector.

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Has a Flash Exposure Compensation

The Canon G1 X has a flash exposure compensation, as do most of the other cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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Camera

Has a Dioptre Correction

The Canon G1 X has a dioptre correction, as do most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Has an Orientation Sensor

The Canon G1 X has an orientation sensor, as do most of the other cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera.

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Has a Custom Colour

The Canon G1 X has a custom colour, as do most of the other medium megapixel cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this camera.

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Supports Direct Printing

The Canon G1 X supports direct printing. Most of the other cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this digital camera also support direct printing.

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Features Multi-Shot Function

The Canon G1 X features multi-shot function. Most of the other cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this camera also feature multi-shot function.

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The Canon G1 X features brightness adjustment, as do most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been available for more than two years.

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Features Multi Burst Mode

The Canon G1 X features multi burst mode. Most of the other digital cameras that were released around the same time as this digital camera also feature multi burst mode.

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Has a Tripod Mountable

The Canon G1 X has a tripod mountable. Most of the other cameras of this age and spec also have a tripod mountable.

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Features Histogram

The Canon G1 X features histogram. Most of the other similar spec digital cameras that were launched around the same time as this camera also feature histogram.

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Packaging Content

Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Canon G1 X has a handheld remote control. Most of the other cameras of a comparable type and age to this camera do not have a handheld remote control.

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Has a Battery Charger Included

The Canon G1 X has a battery charger included, as do most of the other medium megapixel cameras that are a comparable age to this camera.

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Has an AC Adapter Included

The Canon G1 X has an AC adapter included. Most of the other cameras of a similar age and spec to this digital camera also have an AC adapter included.

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Has a Batteries Included

The Canon G1 X has a batteries included. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and type to this camera also have a batteries included.

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Ports & Interfaces

Has an HDMI

The Canon G1 X has an HDMI, as do most of the other cameras of a comparable spec and age to this camera.

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Supports PictBridge

The Canon G1 X supports PictBridge, as do most of the other cameras of this age and type.

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Video

1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The Canon G1 X has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of the most common maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels maximum video resolution is actually the best video resolution amongst all cameras that have been around for a similar time to this camera.

Amongst comparable types of camera the worst video resolution is 640 x 480 pixels.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

The Canon G1 X supports a maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of the most frequently found video resolutions 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 digital cameras of a similar spec and age to this digital camera the video resolution ranges from 320 x 120 pixels to 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Design

Image Quality

Sixty-seven owners said in their reviews that it was good quality. Website Pcworld.com_techhive.com wrote five years ago “Outstanding image quality” in their review of this digital camera. In the same month website Dcresource.com said “Solid build quality, with lots of dials”. Website Cnet.com.au wrote “Excellent image quality” in their review of this digital camera.

Nice Design

Thirteen customers wrote that it was good looking. Expert review site Tipa.com said “In a compact camera style body with an e”. Sunny wrote on expert review site Bhphotovideo.com “The flash is pretty darn good too” in her review of this digital camera and gave it a rating of 4 stars out of 5. Sam said in his review of this digital camera on expert review site Bhphotovideo.com “My first shoot included lots of avaiable light and fill flash shots of people and even the JPG's impressed me; the color and skin tones were beautiful” and scored it 5 stars out of 5.

Intuitive Interface

Twenty-one people mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was easy to use. Website Pcworld.com_techhive.com gave it a rating of 4 stars out of 5 and said “Comfortable to use with extensive manual controls”. They also wrote “Lots of control and auto options” in their review. Website Neocamera.com scored it 80 out of 100 and said “Intuitive interface” in their review of this digital camera.

Six owners who reviewed it agreed that it was easy to use the menus. Website Pcworld.co.nz wrote “Simple to understand menu system” in their review of this digital camera and rated the product 4 stars out of 5. Website Engadget.com rated it 4 stars out of 5 and mentioned “Manual controls and menus are fast”. Djpeebz said on expert review site Walmart.com “3) Rich feature set with extremely versatile controls and highly customizable shooting settings” and scored it 4 stars out of 5.

Five customers said in their reviews that the product was easy to handle. Five years ago website Pcworld.com_techhive.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “The hand grip featured at the front assists in the handling” and gave it a score of 4 stars out of 5. Expert review site Maclife.com mentioned “The G1 X impresses on many fronts, with excellent handling and superb image quality”. Techradar.com gave the product a score of 80 out of 100 and wrote on expert website Techradar five years ago “The Canon G1 X delivers a pleasurable handling experience and is capable of producing superb r”.

Five customers thought this digital camera was comfortable and easy to hold. An anonymous reviewer said on expert review site Walmart.com “Its size, I like feeling something strong in my hands or my neck when carring it” in her review of this digital camera. Viktas mentioned “Set AF point to center helpiing with AF not hunting and composition, third learn to hold it steady”. Mr. Brown wrote “I have large hands and the larger body makes things a lot more comfortable”.

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Solid Build

Thirty-four owners who reviewed the Canon G1 X said that it was well made. Website Asia.cnet.com wrote “Very solid build”. Website Pcworld.com_techhive.com said five years ago “Solid construction” in their review of this digital camera. Website Neocamera.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Durable build quality”.

Seven people wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was strong and durable. Website Cnet.com.au gave it a score of 4 stars out of 5 and mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Large, robust body”. Expert website Pcworld.co.nz said “Huge sensor for a compact camera, Outstanding handling, Exceptional images, Rugged buildSummary”. Cnet.com.au also wrote “Offering a wide selection of features in a sturdy chassis” in their review.

Two people wrote in their reviews that the product was reliable. Mediamike said in their review of this digital camera “The G9 is much more reliable”. They also wrote “What happened to easy and reliable?” in their review.

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Focusing

Fairly Large Closest Focusing Distance

The Canon G1 X has a fairly large closest focusing distance (0.2 meters) compared to most of the other medium megapixel cameras that have been available for more than two years. The average closest focusing distance of digital cameras of this type and age is 0.066m, and the closest focusing distances range from 0.001m to 0.5m.

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Image Quality

One hundred and ten owners considered that the Canon G1 X was able to produce good images. Five years ago website Hardwarezone.com.sg wrote in their review of this digital camera “Superb image clarity”. Website Pcworld.com_techhive.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Large sensor produces excellent images”. Website Neocamera.com said in their review of this digital camera “Good image sharpness”.

Twenty-four people who reviewed the product considered that it had a good image sensor. Expert website Whatdigitalcamera.com mentioned “The Canon G1 X's sensor is the star of the show” in their review of this digital camera. Expert review site Wired.co.uk wrote “It's got a massive 1.5-inch, 14.3-megapixel sensor and the sam”. Expert review site Photographyblog.com mentioned “The metal-bodied G1 X Mark II has a 1.5-type multi-aspect sensor” in their review of this digital camera and scored the product 5 stars out of 5.

Sixteen people who reviewed this digital camera considered that it had a good picture resolution. Dp Review wrote in their review of this digital camera eleven years ago “Good detail and resolution at low sensitivities” . Expert review site Brisbanetimes.com.au said three years ago “It has fewer pixels”. Phoenix 599 mentioned on expert website Bhphotovideo.com “The 24 mm equivalent lens is great for shooting smaller rooms” in their review of this digital camera and rated the product 5 stars out of 5.

Seven owners who reviewed it reckoned that it was good in low light. Five years ago website Pcworld.com_techhive.com mentioned “Good low light performance”. Watergirl wrote in their review of this digital camera “It takes some getting use to, would be a waste for someone who just wants to use 'Auto.' The quality lens and large sensor good for low light conditions” and gave the product a rating of 5 stars out of 5. Five years ago Djpeebz said “2) Incredible lowlight results up to ISO 12800”.

Six people who reviewed this digital camera considered that it had a good ISO range. Website Walmart.com said three years ago “Big sensor, great lens, good high ISO performance” in their review of this digital camera. Three years ago expert review site Dxomark.com said “A more careful look at the performance reveals that the G1X II is in fact a strong performer at high ISOs” in their review of this digital camera. Expert website Firstpost.com wrote “Image quality and ISO performance are quite good.” in their review of this digital camera and gave the product a score of 4 stars out of 5.

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Good Video Capture

Twelve owners who reviewed the product considered that it was good for video recording. Expert website Pcworld.com_techhive.com wrote “Its image quality and video quality are outstanding overall” . Flying Scotsman rated it 5 stars out of 5 and mentioned on expert review site Walmart.com “It WILL knock out 98-99 percent of the average shooter's "vacation" images and should leave you speechless; the 1080p video almost looks too good to be "amateur” in their review of the Canon G1 X. Five years ago Jay B. wrote on expert website Walmart.com “1) An experienced photographer (that shoots a lot of video, too) that simply doesn't want to carry a DSLR 2) A user that wants great image quality”.

Good Screen

Eleven owners wrote that the product had a good screen. Website Walmart.com wrote “This tablet has a stunning screen” in their review of this digital camera. They also mentioned “Awesome display” in their review. Cameralabs.com mentioned on expert website Camera Labs five years ago “Canon PowerShot G1 X review The Canon PowerShot G1 X is a compact camera with a large sensor, 4x zoom, optical viewfinder and articulated screen packed into a metal body” in their review of this digital camera.

Seven customers who reviewed the Canon G1 X concluded that it had a good viewfinder. Website Dcresource.com mentioned “Optical viewfinder is always a nice touch” in their review of this digital camera. Expert review site Photoreview.com.au said “The lack of a built-in viewfinder is always a deal-breaker for us”. Five years ago Djpeebz wrote on expert website Walmart.com “However, I do get that for some people a full coverage optical viewfinder is an absolute necessity” in their review of this digital camera and gave it a score of 4 stars out of 5.

Three customers mentioned in their reviews that it was mirrorless. Pcmag.com said in their review of this digital camera on expert website PC Mag “It's a tough sell, as you can get an equally-capable compact camera, D-SLR, or mirrorless interchangeable lens camera for less money”. Expert website Mashable.com wrote “Smartphones are stealing away the low end and affordable mirrorless cameras are eating away at the high end” .

Two owners said that it had an electronic viewfinder. Watergirl said in their review of this digital camera “I would have preferred the EVF built in and will miss the vary-angle display of my former G1X original” . Galvatron0828 wrote in their review of this digital camera “The EVF has great quality to it” and scored the product 5 stars out of 5.

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Sharp Lens

Thirty-three customers who reviewed the Canon G1 X agreed that it had a good lens. Five years ago website Reviewed.com mentioned “Super sharp lens that captures lots of detail”. Expert review site Photographyblog.com said “The Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II is a new premium compact camera with a large CMOS image sensor and a fast lens”. Expert review site Hardwarezone.com.sg mentioned three years ago “The PowerShot G1 X Mark II addresses many of the shortcomings of the original, such as a faster lens, quicker autofocus” in their review of this digital camera.

Fifteen customers thought the product had a good zoom. Website Pcworld.com_techhive.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Lens is fairly sharp (except corners at wide angle), hits a good sweet spot for zoom range” and gave it a score of 80 out of 100. Expert review site Photographyblog.com said “A 5x f/2.0-3.9 lens zoom lens, full manual controls, shooting mode dial, 3-i” in their review of this digital camera. Ephotozine.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera on expert website Ephotozine “The Canon Powershot G1 X Mark II is a noticeable upgrade to the original G1 X, with a brighter lens with an improved zoom range, from 24mm to 120mm”.

Ten people who bought it concluded that it had a good autofocus. Jmike said on expert website Bhphotovideo.com “I have had no issues with focusing speed or accidental thumb press of the WiFi button, both of which seem to be the niggling issues reported by other reviewers”. Five years ago Jay B. mentioned “Macro, super fast focus, super fast burst, etc.” in his review of this digital camera. Daryl said “The focusing could be easier” in his review of this digital camera.

Three owners mentioned in their reviews that it had a good image stabiliser. Website Dcresource.com said “Optical image stabilization”. Five years ago Robw wrote on expert review site Walmart.com “Results were impressive, with the video image quality and stabilization outstanding” in their review of this digital camera.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers canon powershotg1xmarkii, canon 9167b022aa, canon 9167b012aa, canon 5249b011aa, canon 9167b021, canon 9167b001, canon 1010074h, canon g1x
Barcodes 00009608235271, 00013803143997, 00138031439978, 00163120770625, 00635131601040, 00714574577739, 00854587178467, 03250391415199, 04960999815985, 08714574577739, 08714574577753, 08714574577760, 08714574615967, 08714574623641, 08714574623658

Canon G1 X Review Sources

To prepare this Canon G1 X review we compared this digital camera to 1,217 other models. For each digital camera that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 311,945 product attributes, 170,936 digital camera reviews and 3,219,200 historical digital camera prices from 0 digital camera retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this digital camera compared to the other models as well as any areas where this digital camera is lacking.

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£ 1,674.99
Pocket Lint review is significantly better
Ephotozine review is significantly better
Techmagnifier.com review is significantly better
£1,195 More Expensive
Canon PowerShot G7

Canon
PowerShot G7

£ 342.99
£137 Cheaper
Vastly smaller closest focusing distance
Shorter flash sync-speed
3 bigger maximum aperture
Panasonic DMC-LX100

Panasonic
DMC-LX100

£ 497.00
Vastly better 01net.com review
Vastly better Digital Versus review
Vastly better PC Mag review
£17 More Expensive
Fujifilm X10

Fujifilm
X10

£ 469.00
£11 Cheaper
Digitalone.com.sg review is significantly better
"Expert Reviews" review is significantly better
Vastly smaller combined zoom
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