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Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II

£409.99
Ephotozine Recommended PhotographyBlog.com Highly Recommended Pocket Lint Recommended Expert Reviews Best Buy
A multi award winning compact camera, perfect for portrait photography
Compact 12.8MP 5x Yes Jun 2014
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Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II Review

With excellent reviews, we have ranked the Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II number 23 in best selling cameras and number 217 across all digital cameras.
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Why Has it Scored 63?

It has not bad expert reviews and excellent user reviews with 95% of buyers recommending this digital camera to others. This digital camera has received 10 awards including a "Recommended" award from Pocket Lint plus three other sites and a "Highly Recommended" award from Lydogbillede.dk plus two 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, superior product quality and good lens quality. However they also report inferior battery life and unacceptable noise level.
The PowerShot G1 X Mark II has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
1920 x 1080 pixels video resolution
Fairly high ISO sensitivity (max)
Quite low megapixels sensor
Only 4352 x 2904 pixels image resolution

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared it with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is excellent for portrait photography, ranking number 89 in portrait photography cameras. However good for sports photography, ranking number 183 in sports photography cameras as well being good for wildlife photography, ranking number 212 in wildlife photography cameras.
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Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II Video Reviews


How Big is the Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II?

The Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II is 116.3mm wide and 74mm tall. It is 66.2mm deep and weighs 558g.

Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II front dimensions

Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II size in context

Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

10 Industry Awards

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

The authors at four expert review sites all concluded that they would recommend this camera. Pocket Lint, Ephotozine and Akam.no all gave this Canon digital camera a "Recommended" award and it received a "Recommended Product" award from Digitaltrends.com.

This Canon camera received a "Highly Recommended" award from websites Lydogbillede.dk, Lydogbilde.no and PhotographyBlog.com all of whom said that this digital camera was great.

In addition, the editor of review site Onfoto.ru gave this camera a "Silver" award and concluded it was very good and the editor of website Expert Reviews gave it a "Best Buy" award and thought it was very good.

The author at one more expert review site said that this Canon camera was very good. Ljudochbild.se gave this camera a "Recommended" award.

Expert Reviews Are Average

On average, based on 42 expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, What Digital Camera, CNET.com and Ephotozine the average expert rating of this digital camera is 79 out of 100.

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Owner Reviews Are Excellent

On average, people who bought this camera rated it as superb. 111 reviewers (94% of all reviewers) gave this digital camera either 4 or 5 stars and 95% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others. Owners think this Canon camera is one of the better digital cameras.

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Users Report Good Picture Quality

47 owners who purchased it thought it was able to produce good images, seven customers who bought it reckoned that it had a good picture resolution and three owners who purchased the product considered that it had a good image sensor.

Customers Report Good Product Quality

27 owners who purchased the Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II concluded that it was good quality.

Users Report Good Lens Quality

16 customers who reviewed this digital camera agreed that it had a good lens, nine customers mentioned in their reviews that the product had a good autofocus and four people said in their reviews that it had a good zoom.

Users Report Poor Battery Life

Six people mentioned in their reviews that the product did not have a good battery life.

Customers Report Unacceptable Noise Level

Two owners concluded that it was noisy.

Canon Digital Cameras Have Excellent Reviews

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

Customers Report Nice Design

10 customers who bought the Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II agreed that it was good looking and two owners wrote in their reviews that it was neat.

Users Report Superior Technical Features

Eight customers considered that it had good features.

Users Report a Good Flash

Three customers who bought the product concluded that it had a good flash.

Customers Report it is Robust

Eight customers mentioned in their reviews that the product was well made and two owners who reviewed the product agreed that it was strong and durable.

Customers Report it is Easy to Use

12 owners concluded that this digital camera was easy to use and four owners considered that the product was easy to use the menus.

Users Report That it is Reasonably Priced

Four owners who reviewed this digital camera agreed that it was good value for money.

Users Report Good Video Capture

Two people mentioned in their reviews that it was good for video recording.

Customers Report a Good Screen / Viewfinder

Nine customers who purchased it agreed that it had a good screen and three customers wrote in their reviews that this digital camera had a good viewfinder.

Users Report it is a Good Size

14 customers wrote in their reviews that it was compact, four owners wrote in their reviews that the product was a good body shape and two people who purchased it considered that it was lightweight.


Value For Money

Mediocre Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews but average features and is over 6 months old, and at £409.99 it is more expensive than 60% of cameras.

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Cheaper in the United Kingdom Than Overseas

We checked 22 other countries for prices for the Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II and the United Kingdom price of £409.99 was the cheapest. The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United States where the price is $425.00 (£552.29).

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Features

Quite Low Megapixels Sensor

The megapixels of cameras range from 0.3MP to 80MP, and the average megapixels is 16MP. The PowerShot G1 X Mark II's sensor megapixels of only 12.8MP is quite low compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the lowest 24% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Only 4352 X 2904 Pixels Image Resolution

The PowerShot G1 X Mark II has a maximum image resolution of 4352 x 2904 pixels. That's 21% lower image resolution than a 4608 x 3456 pixels digital camera, which is the most common resolution. The worst resolution of all digital cameras is 640 x 480 pixels and the best is 8256 x 6192 pixels.

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Average Optical Zoom

The optical zoom of the Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II of 5x is fairly average 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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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many digital cameras. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 is known as "Full HD".

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Average Minimum Aperture Number

The PowerShot G1 X Mark II's minimum aperture number of 2 is pretty standard 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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Fairly High ISO Sensitivity (max)

The ISO sensitivity (max) of the Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II of 12,800 is in the highest 24% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature. Digital cameras have ISO sensitivities (max) of between 200 and 820,000, and the average ISO sensitivity (max) is 14,000.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The PowerShot G1 X Mark II has an image stabilizer. 77% of digital cameras also have an image stabilizer.

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Heavy

The Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II's weight of 558g is in the heaviest 13% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature. The lightest camera is 50g , the heaviest is 1.5kg, and the average weight is 300g.

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Has a Built-In Flash

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

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Quite Small Maximum Aperture Number

The Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II's maximum aperture number of only 3.9 is quite small compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 18% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Features Flash Exposure Compensation

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

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4352 X 2904 Pixels Still Image Resolution

The PowerShot G1 X Mark II supports a maximum still image resolution of 4352 x 2904 pixels. That's 21% lower still image resolution than the most common resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels. In addition, this camera supports still image resolutions of 4352 x 2248 pixels, 3072 x 2304 pixels, 3072 x 2048 pixels plus 11 more values. The best resolution of all digital cameras is 6016 x 4016 pixels and the worst is 384 x 480 pixels.

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Average Digital Zoom

The digital zoom of the Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II of 4x is fairly average compared to most other cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Quite Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The PowerShot G1 X Mark II's maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 120mm is fairly short compared to most other cameras. It is in the shortest 24% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Very Small Closest Focusing Distance

The PowerShot G1 X Mark II's closest focusing distance of only 0.05m is fairly small compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 22% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Average Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the PowerShot G1 X Mark II of 3" is relatively average 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 a Touchscreen

The Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II has a touchscreen, unlike 84% of digital cameras which do not have a touchscreen.

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Very Big Image Sensor Size

The PowerShot G1 X Mark II's image sensor size of 1.5" is very big compared to most other cameras. It is in the biggest 1% of all cameras when sorted by this feature. The smallest image sensor size of cameras is 0.25", the biggest is 1.5", and the average image sensor size is 0.5".

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Fairly High Display Resolution

The PowerShot G1 X Mark II's display resolution of 1,040,000 pixels is fairly high compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the highest 7% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature. The display resolutions of digital cameras range from 3 pixels to 16,000,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 590,000 pixels.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera supports a video resolution of 1920 x 1080|1280 x 720|640 x 480 pixels, which is the most frequently supported resolution on digital cameras. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II supports Near Field Communication (NFC), which is unusual. 88% of digital cameras do not support Near Field Communication (NFC).

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Does Not Feature Bluetooth

The PowerShot G1 X Mark II does not feature bluetooth, although keep in mind that 96% of digital cameras also do not feature bluetooth.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The PowerShot G1 X Mark II supports Wi-Fi, unlike 72% of digital cameras which do not support Wi-Fi.

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Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

This camera has been on the market since June 2014.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers canon powershotg1xmarkii, canon 9167b001evf, canon 9167b001z
Barcodes 00013803240047, 00138032400472, 00840014155088, 00840014185696, 04053162712171, 04549292008197, 05054230872277, 08714574615950, 08714574623641, 08714574623689

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