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14.3MP 4x CMOS Dec 2012
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Combining a large 14.3 MP Canon CMOS sensor, DIGIC 5 processor and exceptional 4x zoom lens the PowerShot G1 X gives you SLR-levels of control and image quality in a compact camera body. - Large... More
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33 Reasons For

Eighteen Industry Awards

This Canon camera is one of the most awarded by experts of all the bridge camera digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

The experts at 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.

The reviewers at PhotographyBlog.com, Lydogbilde.no, Ljudochbild.se and Lydogbillede.dk all said that this Canon camera was great and gave it their "Highly Recommended" award.

The experts at three additional expert review sites all decided that this bridge camera camera was superb and gave it their highest award. This Canon camera received an "Editor's Choice" award from CNET.co.uk, Photoreview.com.au and Log.com.tr.

The editors of DP Review and Onfoto.ru both said that this Canon camera was great and gave it their "Silver" award.

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Expert Reviews Are Good

Eighty-four experts from sites including What Digital Camera, PhotographyBlog.com, DP Review and CNET.com have rated this camera on average 80%.

Good Owner Reviews

Based on 135 owner reviews this bridge camera camera has an average owner rating of 89 out of 100.

Good Quality Lens

Several Canon G1 X owners reckoned that it had a good lens. Steve mentioned on Amazon “The lens is superb” in his review. Steve also said “You have to remember to take the cap off each time that you want to use it, this can be rectified by purchasing an independent make 'auto' lens cap”. Expert review site Kickstartnews.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “The Canon PowerShot G1 X is capable of delivering image quality that is clearly better than any competing, fixed zoom lens compact” and scored the product 4 stars.

A few customers said that the Canon G1 X had a good zoom. Amazon Customer said “The one on this camera has an optical zoom with it and that's about all” in their review. Sakazoke gave this digital camera a very good rating and wrote “The zoom is great as well”. Ephotozine.com mentioned “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” in their review of the Canon G1 X and rated the Canon G1 X 80 out of 100.

Two Canon G1 X reviewers considered that it had a good autofocus. J. D. Wellbelove wrote on Amazon three years ago “You need to be approx 15-20cm away to properly focus” and gave this digital camera a very good rating. Reviewed.com said “Focusing speeds could be improved”.

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Good Quality Pictures

A number of people who reviewed this digital camera concluded that it was able to produce good images. J. D. Wellbelove rated it 5 stars and wrote in their review of the Canon G1 X “Incredible photographs from its enormous”. J. D. Wellbelove also said “Sharp and clear images - almost every time”. K. Roberts scored the product very highly and said on Amazon “Enlarge it on the (Canon simple picture adjustment software).I have got some fantastically sharp shots”.

A few Canon G1 X reviewers said in their reviews that the product had a good image sensor. Whatdigitalcamera.com wrote on expert review site What Digital Camera “The Canon G1 X's sensor is the star of the show”. Expert review site Ephotozine.com said in their review “Features a large 1.5inch CMOS sensor” and rated the product 80 out of 100. Photographyblog.com wrote “The Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II is a new premium compact camera with a large CMOS image sensor and a fast lens” in their Canon G1 X review.

A few Canon G1 X owners wrote in their reviews that the Canon G1 X had a good picture resolution. Steve wrote in his review of this digital camera on Amazon “Last of all the viewfinder is useless, you are better off using the high resolution screen which I cannot fault” and gave this digital camera a score of 80 out of 100. Reviewed.com wrote “Good detail and resolution at low sensitivities” in their review of the Canon G1 X. Reviewed.com also said “Very slow continuous shooting for this class of camera, no control over parameters in High-Speed Burst scene mode”.

Several customers who purchased it thought it had a good ISO range. Reviewed.com wrote in their review of the Canon G1 X “Good high ISO performance”. Reviewed.com also said “Impressive high ISO performance”. Reviewed.com also mentioned “Excellent high ISO performance, very clean output with good detail”.

One person who reviewed the product thought it was good in low light. J. D. Wellbelove scored it very highly and mentioned three years ago “Takes amazing shots in bright and low light, portraits and landscapes”.

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Good Size

Sixty-two customers who reviewed the product thought it was compact. Dr. John Powell wrote on Amazon “The camera is a good weight and compact enough to keep around for grab shots” in his Canon G1 X review. Sparky_67 gave it a rating of 5 stars and mentioned “From a compact, very happy all round little corner vignetting under extremes”. Steve said “Having just spent a day lugging around my 60D with a couple of lenses I am pleased that I purchased the compact G1x to take on holiday with me” in his review.

A number of Canon G1 X owners who reviewed the product mentioned that it was a good body shape. Cnet.com said on expert website CNET.com “A significantly redesigned body, new sensor” in their review. Expert website Trustedreviews.com wrote in their review “It has a redesigned body and several interesting tweaks to the specification” .

One person who bought this digital camera considered that it was a good depth. Photographyblog.com wrote on expert review site PhotographyBlog.com “Has a much larger image sensor that delivers better images with more depth of field”.

One Canon G1 X owner considered that it was good physically. Expert website Cnet.com.au wrote in their review “The all-new 14.3-megapixel CMOS sensor is physically bigger than that”. One Canon G1 X reviewer wrote in their reviews that the product was good structurally.

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Good Support

Some people considered that it had good technical guidance. 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. Expert review site Engadget.com wrote “A safe purchase for those requiring good manual controls and a relatively large sensor in a point-and-shoot's body” and gave the Canon G1 X a rating of 72 out of 100. Four years ago Techradar.com/au/ gave the product a score of 80 out of 100 and mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Buying Guide Best compact camera Priced at £699 (RRP) in the UK”.

Good Product Quality

Some Canon G1 X reviewers who reviewed it reckoned that it was good quality. Amazon Customer said on Amazon “Have been looking for a small, high quality camera to carry with me in my pocket at all times”. Fiona mentioned on Amazon “FANTASTIC !dslr quality in a small”. Three years ago J. D. Wellbelove mentioned “Feels like real quality that will last forever” in their Canon G1 X review and rated it as very good.

Easy to Use

A few Canon G1 X owners reckoned that the product was easy to use. Expert website Ephotozine.com said in their review of the Canon G1 X “A new 5x optical zoom lens, with improved macro performance, dual control rings around the lens that can be customised” and gave the product a rating of 4 stars. Expert website Goodgearguide.com.au wrote “It's designed appeal to those of you want to take control of your exposures easily” . Expert website Digitalversus.com scored it 80 out of 100 and said in their review of this digital camera “Optical viewfinders are supposed to be easier to use in bright sunlight”.

Three customers who reviewed it thought it was comfortable and easy to hold. Five years ago Goodgearguide.com.au mentioned on expert review site Good Gear Guide.com.au “It features manual controls and it's comfortable to use for the most part”. Reviewed.com wrote “OVF could be more accurate and more comfortable” and gave the product a score of 5 stars. Reviewed.com also wrote “Excellent build quality with metal body and comfortable rubber grips”.

One person who bought the Canon G1 X concluded that it had a good experience. Five years ago expert website Techradar.com gave this digital camera a score of 4 stars and mentioned “The Canon G1 X delivers a pleasurable handling experience and is capable of producing superb r” in their review.

One customer who bought the product thought it was easy to handle. Five years ago expert review site Maclife.com wrote in their Canon G1 X review “The G1 X impresses on many fronts, with excellent handling and superb image quality”.

One Canon G1 X reviewer who purchased it thought it was easy to use the menus. Reviewed.com scored it 5 stars and mentioned five years ago “Manual controls and menus are fast and intuitive”. One Canon G1 X owner mentioned in their reviews that it had a good interface. Five years ago Reviewed.com said “Intuitive user interface with good number of external controls” in their review of the Canon G1 X.

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Robust

Some Canon G1 X owners who bought this digital camera reckoned that it was well made. Dp Dennis said “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” . J. D. Wellbelove mentioned “Pop up flash - matter of tastes - i did prefer the flash built in” and gave it a very good rating. J. D. Wellbelove also said “Incredible build quality”.

A few people reckoned that the Canon G1 X was strong and durable. Two years ago Fiona said “Rugged package awesome camera” in her review of the Canon G1 X. Also two years ago Steve scored the product 4 stars and he said “I prefer a sturdy camera that you can grip”. Cnet.co.uk wrote on CNET.co.uk “Distinguished line of high-end semi-pro devices in chunky, sturdy bodies” in their Canon G1 X review.

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Good Technical Features

Some Canon G1 X reviewers mentioned in their reviews that it had good features. Two years ago Gavin Vance gave it a score of 5 stars and he said on Amazon “A brilliant carmera compact and crammed full of features and feels very robust” in his review. Cnet.com.au wrote “Offering a wide selection of features in a sturdy chassis” in their review. Steves-Digicams.com mentioned “The G1X has been loaded with new, exceptional quality parts and features that lift the”.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

A few Canon G1 X reviewers wrote in their reviews that the product had a good screen. Amazon Customer wrote on Amazon “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 of the Canon G1 X. K. Roberts mentioned on Amazon “PS it also makes a massive difference to the picture if you have a good computer screen” in their review of the Canon G1 X. Cameralabs.com rated it 4 stars and said on expert review site 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 Canon G1 X review.

A few people wrote in their reviews that it was mirrorless. Expert website Pcmag.com mentioned five years ago “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 G1 X. Mashable.com wrote “Smartphones are stealing away the low end and affordable mirrorless cameras are eating away at the high end”.

A number of people wrote in their reviews that this digital camera had a good viewfinder. Three years ago Mr. Keir J. Faulkner mentioned on Amazon “It is far far superior to any other viewfinder digital camera” in their review of the Canon G1 X. Expert website Photoreview.com.au said “The lack of a built-in viewfinder is always a deal-breaker for us”.

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Canon Has Good Camera Reviews

We checked 20,583 user and expert reviews for Canon cameras and found that on average Canon has good ratings compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Canon has good ratings specifically within its bridge camera digital cameras range.

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Nice Design

Three customers said in their reviews that it was good looking. Dp Dennis said in their review of the Canon G1 X “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” . Expert website Tipa.com wrote “In a compact camera style body with an e” in their review of this digital camera.

One Canon G1 X owner said in their reviews that the Canon G1 X was ergonomic. Expert website Expertreviews.co.uk wrote “Stunning image quality, sublime ergonomics, lethargic performance, high price – if you're rich” in their review of the Canon G1 X.

One Canon G1 X reviewer who bought it thought it was a good design. Expert website Buy-N-Shoot.com mentioned in their review “The most solid structural materials and design”.

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Acceptable Noise Level

One Canon G1 X owner reckoned that the product was noisy. Ephotozine.com mentioned in their Canon G1 X review “ISO noise performance is impressive with low noise right up to high ISO sett” and rated the product 4 stars.

Good Connectivity

One Canon G1 X reviewer who reviewed the product considered that it was wifi compatible. Expert website Ephotozine.com said “Built in Wi-Fi and a 3inch touch screen brings the camera up to date letting you quickly transfer images” in their Canon G1 X review.

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In the last few weeks the price of the G1 X has dropped by £120.00.

Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

Unlike most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the G1 X which do not support video capability, the Canon G1 X supports video capability.

There are a number of other digital cameras which support video capability currently available that you might want to look at including the Olympus Stylus 1[plb_2096856_price] which has better reviews; or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330[plb_2981228_price] which is cheaper.

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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 bridge camera digital cameras that have been around for more than two years also have a built-in flash.

We compared all the other cameras with a built-in flash to this camera and we think the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000[plb_2413606_price] which has better reviews; or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330[plb_2981228_price], and the Sony DSC-HX300[plb_1543709_price] which is cheaper are also worth considering.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Canon G1 X has an image stabilizer. Most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years also have an image stabilizer.

We compared this digital camera to all the other cameras with an image stabilizer and we think the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000[plb_2413606_price] which has better reviews; or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330[plb_2981228_price], and the Sony DSC-HX300[plb_1543709_price] which is cheaper are also worth considering.

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Quite Wide Field of View

The field of views of bridge camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the G1 X range from 95% to 100%, and the average field of view is 99%. At 100 percent, the Canon G1 X has a quite wide field of view compared to most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Has Nine White Balances

The Canon G1 X has a greater number of white balance modes than most cameras of this age and type. This digital camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most commonly found white balance found on digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the G1 X. The white balances "Cloudy", "Custom modes", "Daylight", "Flash", "Fluorescent", "Fluorescent H", "Tungsten" and "Underwater" are also found on this camera.

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Has Six Photo Effectss

The Canon G1 X has a greater number of photo effects than most cameras of this type and age. This camera has a Black&White photo effects, which is the most commonly found photo effects found on comparable spec cameras that have been around for more than two years. The photo effectss "Neutral", "Positive film", "Sepia", "Skin tones" and "Vivid" are also found on this Canon camera.

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Supports Twenty-Three ISO Sensitivitys

The Canon G1 X has a greater number of ISO speeds than most cameras of this spec and age. This camera supports a 160 ISO sensitivity, which is the most frequently supported ISO sensitivity supported by bridge camera digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the G1 X. The ISO sensitivitys "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 camera.

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Has Six Shooting Modess

The Canon G1 X has a greater number of shooting modes than most similar spec cameras that came out around the same time as it. The most frequently found shooting modes is Auto, but this shooting modes is not found on this Canon digital camera. The shooting modess Aperture priority, Manual, Movie, Program, Scene and Shutter priority are also found on this Canon camera.

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Fairly High Display Resolution (numeric)

The average display resolution (numeric) of bridge camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the G1 X is 490,000 pixels. With a display resolution (numeric) of 920,000 pixels, the Canon G1 X has one of the higher display resolution (numeric)s amongst bridge camera digital cameras of this age.

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

The Canon G1 X has a wider light exposure correction than most bridge camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as it. This camera has a ± 3EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction, whereas most bridge camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to it have a ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction.

A ± 3EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction is actually the best light exposure correction amongst all comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to the G1 X.

Amongst comparable types of digital camera the worst light exposure correction is ± 2EV (1/3EV step).

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many bridge camera digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolutions

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 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). Bridge camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the G1 X video resolutionss range from 320 x 120 pixels (worst) to 1920 x 1080 pixels (best).

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TFT Display

The Canon G1 X has a TFT display which is better than most bridge camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago. Most cameras of a comparable age and type to it have an LCD display. 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.

A TFT display is in fact the best display amongst all digital cameras of this spec and age.

An LCD display is the worst display amongst comparable types of digital camera.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

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

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Very Small Minimum Aperture Number

Across all the cameras that were released around the same time as the G1 X the minimum aperture numbers range from 2.6 to 19. The Canon G1 X has one of the smaller minimum aperture numbers (only 2.8) amongst comparable spec digital cameras of this age.

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Supports One Power Source Type

The number of power sources supported by the Canon G1 X is more than most digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. This camera supports a Battery power source type, which is the most frequently supported power source type supported by digital cameras that have been available for more than two years.

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20 Reasons Against

A Bit Expensive

Some Canon G1 X reviewers wrote in their reviews that it was not cheap. Steve said “Is lot more expensive and due to this you can pick up a bargain G1x MK1” in his review of this digital camera. Five years ago Reviewed.com wrote “Expensive for an advanced compact” in their review of the Canon G1 X but they still gave the product a rating of 5 stars. Expert website Pdnonline.com mentioned also five years ago “Not to mention, Canon's latest “flagship” PowerShot is expensive too”.

A number of Canon G1 X reviewers who reviewed the Canon G1 X thought it was not good value for money. Expert website Whatdigitalcamera.com mentioned five years ago “The hefty price tag ought to bring a better, more advanced auto”. Expert website Maclife.com said “It’s pricey.” .

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Canon G1 X does not support wi-Fi. Most of the other cameras that came out more than two years ago also do not support wi-Fi.

It is worth considering other digital cameras which also support wi-Fi including the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000[plb_2413606_price], or the Olympus Stylus 1[plb_2096856_price] or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330[plb_2981228_price].

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

Like most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the G1 X, the Canon G1 X does not support Full HD video.

We compared all the other digital cameras which also support Full HD video to this digital camera and we think the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330[plb_2981228_price]; or the Olympus Stylus 1[plb_2096856_price] are also worth considering.

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Not 3D

Most cameras that have been available for a similar time to the G1 X are not 3D. The Canon G1 X is no exception to this as it too is not 3D.

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

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Canon G1 X does not have a GPS (satellite). Most of the other digital cameras that came out more than two years ago also do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Not Waterproof

Most digital cameras that have been available for more than two years are not waterproof. The Canon G1 X is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Not Cheap

We think this digital camera looks expensive compared to other digital cameras of a comparable age and type. The price range of digital cameras of a comparable age and type is from £113 to £939.

Quite Small Optical Zoom

Across all the bridge camera digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago the optical zooms range from 1.3x to 65x. With an optical zoom of only 4 times zoom factor, the Canon G1 X's optical zoom is one of the smallest amongst digital cameras of a similar age and type to the G1 X.

Digital cameras with a bigger optical zoom that might also be worth looking at include the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330[plb_2981228_price] (24x and cheaper); or the Olympus Stylus 1[plb_2096856_price] (10.7x and higher rated), or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000[plb_2413606_price] (16x and higher rated).

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Very Small Display Diagonal

The Canon G1 X has a quite small display diagonal (only 2.8 inches) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec. The smallest display diagonal of digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the G1 X is 2.7", the largest is 3.2", and the average display diagonal is 3".

If this camera display diagonal is not large enough for you then you might also want to look at the Sony DSC-HX300[plb_1543709_price] (3" and cheaper); or the Olympus Stylus 1[plb_2096856_price] (3" and higher rated), or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000[plb_2413606_price] (3" and higher rated).

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Quite Low Motion JPEG Frame Rate

The motion JPEG frame rates of digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the G1 X range from 24fps to 240fps, and the average motion JPEG frame rate is 39fps. With a motion JPEG frame rate of only 24 frames per second, the Canon G1 X's motion JPEG frame rate is one of the lowest amongst cameras that are a comparable age to the G1 X.

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Only Features Five Flash Modess

The Canon G1 X has a greater number of flash modes than most cameras of this type and age. This digital camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most commonly featured flash modes featured on cameras of a similar age and type to the G1 X. The flash modess "Flash off", "Flash on", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this Canon camera.

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Only 1600 X 1200 Still Image Resolution(s)

The Canon G1 X has a higher still image resolution than most cameras of this type and age. This camera has a 1600 x 1200 still image resolution(s), whereas most bridge camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago have a 1920 x 1080 still image resolution(s). In addition, this Canon digital camera have still image resolution(s)s of 384 x 480, 480 x 480, 640 x 360, 640 x 424, 640 x 480, 960 x 1200, 1200 x 1200, 1600 x 1064, 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. Across all cameras of this age and type the still image resolution ranges from 640 x 360 to 5152 x 3864.

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Quite Small Combined Zoom

Across all the digital cameras of this type and age the combined zooms range from 16x to 3,600x, and the average combined zoom is 230x. At only 16 times zoom factor, the Canon G1 X has a very small combined zoom compared to most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Only Has One Light Exposure Modes

The number of light exposure modes found on the Canon G1 X is more than most similar spec digital cameras that have been around for more than two years. The most commonly found light exposure modes is Shutter priority AE, but this light exposure modes is not found on this camera. The light exposure modess Auto are also found on this Canon camera.

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Quite Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of cameras of a similar age and type to the G1 X is 750mm. At only 112 millimeters, the Canon G1 X has a very short maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to the G1 X.

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Only Nine Auto Focus (AF) Pointss

Most cameras that have been available for a similar time to the G1 X have between 9 and 255 auto Focus (AF) pointss, including the Canon G1 X which has nine auto Focus (AF) pointss.

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Only 250 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)s

The Canon G1 X is a digital camera that takes 250 shots battery life (CIPA standard)s.

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Very Long Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

Across all the similar spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as the G1 X the minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)s range from 4.5mm to 28mm. When compared to other comparable spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago that we have checked, the Canon G1 X's minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 28 millimeters is one of the longest.

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Quite Large Closest Focusing Distance

The smallest closest focusing distance of cameras of a similar type and age to the G1 X is 0.001m and the largest is 0.3m. The Canon G1 X has a quite large closest focusing distance (0.2 meters) compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the G1 X.

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Quite Long Flash Sync-Speed

With a flash sync-speed of 1 second, the Canon G1 X has one of the longer flash sync-speeds amongst similar spec cameras of this age. Across all the cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the G1 X the flash sync-speeds range from 0.00062s to 1s.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Canon G1 X

Released Over Four Years Ago

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

SD Compatible Memory Cards

This digital camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is typical of many bridge camera digital cameras that came out more than two years ago. 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 Stylus 1[pl_2096856_price], and the Stylus 1[pl_2096856_price] both from Olympus or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000[plb_2413606_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If the memory card type of this camera is not good enough for you then you might also want to look at the Sony DSC-HX300[plb_1543709_price] (MS Duo|MS PRO Duo|MS PRO Duo HS|MS Pro-HG Duo|MS XC-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC and cheaper).

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Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the Canon G1 X has a relatively typical digital zoom compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable type and age to the G1 X.

If this Canon digital camera digital zoom is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the Sony DSC-HX300[plb_1543709_price] (200x and cheaper).

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Average Megapixel

With a megapixel of 14.3 megapixels, the Canon G1 X has a fairly typical megapixel compared to most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the G1 X.

Cameras with a higher megapixel that might be worth considering include the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000[plb_2413606_price] (20.1MP and higher rated); or the Sony DSC-HX300[plb_1543709_price] (20.4MP and cheaper).

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MOS Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many bridge camera digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

Alternative cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available which you might also want to consider include the Sony DSC-HX300[plb_1543709_price] which is cheaper; or the Olympus Stylus 1[plb_2096856_price] which has better reviews.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
Image Stabilizer Location
Supported Aspect Ratios
Design
Colour of Product
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture Number
Minimum Aperture Number
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Combined Zoom
Number of Aspheric Elements
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
Closest Focusing Distance
Auto Focus (AF) Points
Focus Adjustment
Focus
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Sync-Speed
External Flash Connector
Flash Exposure Compensation
Flash Range (tele)
Flash Range (wide)
Flash Exposure Lock
Flash Exposure Correction
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Video Formats Supported
Analog Signal Format System
Video Resolutions
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Memory Slots
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Field of View
Display Resolution (numeric)
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Type
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
USB Connector
Camera
White Balance
Shooting Modes
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Histogram
Playback Zoom (max)
Dioptre Correction
Image Editing
Camera File System
Multi Burst Mode
Camera Playback
Built-In Processor
Scene Modes
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
Weight & Dimensions
Height
Depth
Width
Weight (including Battery)
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Number of Batteries Supported
Battery Type
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Operational Conditions
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Packaging Content
Batteries Included
Battery Charger Included
Other Features
Video Capability
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
On/off Switch
Camera Shutter Speed
Video Memory Capacity

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Expert Reviews

(153)
18 December 2014

If you have kids, the impulse to document every instant of their waking lives is nearly as powerful as the impulse to feed and shelter them. I'll help you find the perfect camera to freeze those... Read more…

26 November 2014

These cameras may be a bit too big to fit in your pocket but most are compact enough to be considered appealing alternatives to heavier, bulkier, interchangeable lens camera systems...

19 November 2014

It has been two years since Canon released the PowerShot G1X prosumer compact camera to counter the rise of mirrorless cameras.The G1X's 1.5-inch CMOS image sensor is about 16 per cent bigger than... Read more…

25 October 2014

The Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II is a little heavier than either the Leica or the Fuji and, although it's being advertised as a compact, it's no slim little thing. But it does do stuff neither of... Read more…

29 August 2014

The Canon Powershot G1x Mark II's true asset is its lens. The lens is very fast with larger aperture. The sensor size is about 20% smaller than an APSC sensor but is decent. The RX100 also has a...

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Reviewed 7 May 2014 by MinAZ
(Verified Purchase)

There are a large number of reviews of this camera on the Internet, so I will try to keep it brief and focus on an enthusiast's perspective. This camera is the only one of its kind - a... Read more…

Reviewed 29 April 2014 by Galvatron0828
Galvatron0828 would recommend the Canon PowerShot G1 X mk2 (Verified Purchase)

I bought this camera the day it was released. My general impressions at the moment: ? If you are like me, who is used to DSLR quality photos, but don't want to lug around gear, this camera is... Read more…

Reviewed 25 April 2014 by Thoots
Thoots would recommend the Canon PowerShot G1 X mk2 (Verified Purchase)

Over the years, I have gone through a number of DSLR and mirrorless cameras, but what I have wanted all along was a compact camera with a large sensor -- and a versatile lens. And that is exactly... Read more…

Reviewed 24 April 2015 by Deacon Greg
Deacon Greg would recommend the Canon PowerShot G1 X mk2

I got this camera to take on a trip overseas; I wanted something relatively small, portable, with no extra lenses that would require me to carry around a big kit. This fit the bill. And it then... Read more…

Reviewed 19 October 2014 by Bob in BG
Bob in BG would recommend the Canon PowerShot G1 X mk2 (Verified Purchase)

As you would expect from a 1.5" CMOS sensor, the light sensitivity is excellent and the image quality is superb for this camera. Optics are extremely high quality and images are as sharp as with... Read more…

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Manufacturer Part Numbers canon g1, canon g1x, canon g1xm, canon g1xma, canon g1xmar, canon g1xmark, canon 5249b001, canon 9167b001, canon g1xmarki, canon g1xmarkii, canon powershotg1, canon powershotg1x, canon powershotg1xm, canon powershotg1xma, canon powershotg1xmar, canon powershotg1xmark, canon powershotg1xmarki, canon powershotg1xmarkii
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