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Pentax XG-1 Digital Camera

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16MP 52x CMOS Jul 2014
Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Sensor Type Release Date
- Powerful 52-times optical zoom lens- Aperture F2.8 in wide-angle- 3.0-inch LCD monitor- 1cm Macro Mode- Ultralight & compact body A Powerful 52-times Optical Zoom Lens Brings New Discoveries And... More
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21 Reasons For

Pentax Has Excellent Camera Reviews

We calculated the average reviews for all Pentax cameras and also specifically for Pentax bridge camera digital cameras and found that in both cases Pentax had excellent reviews.

£12.69 Price Drop

In the last 15 days the price of the XG-1 has dropped by £12.69.

Quite Big Optical Zoom

At 52 times zoom factor, the Pentax XG-1 has a fairly big optical zoom compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the XG-1. The average optical zoom of similar spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as the XG-1 is 32x.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Pentax XG-1 has a built-in flash. Most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the XG-1 also have a built-in flash.

Other cameras with a built-in flash currently available which you might also want to consider include the FinePix SL240[pl_1349973_price], or the S1[pl_2145007_price] both from Fujifilm which has better reviews.

We compared all the other digital cameras which also have a built-in flash to this digital camera and we think the Fujifilm FinePix S8400[plb_1558027_price] is also worth considering.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

Like most of the other digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the XG-1, the Pentax XG-1 has an image stabilizer.

We compared all the other cameras with an image stabilizer to this digital camera and we think because of it's better review score, the FinePix SL240[pl_1349973_price], and the S1[pl_2145007_price] both from Fujifilm is also worth considering.

We think you might also be interested in other cameras which also have an image stabilizer including the Fujifilm FinePix S8400[plb_1558027_price].

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Electrical Viewfinder Type

This digital camera has an Electrical viewfinder type, which is typical of many similar spec digital cameras that came out more than two years ago. Most compact cameras do not have enough space to accommodate an optical viewfinder and use the display screen on the back as an electrical viewfinder.

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Has a Micro HDMI Connector Type

The Pentax XG-1 has a greater number of HDMI connector types than most cameras that are a comparable age to it. The most commonly found HDMI connector type is Mini, but this HDMI connector type is not found on this Pentax camera. The HDMI connector types Micro are also found on this camera.

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Very Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of bridge camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the XG-1 is 750mm, and the maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)s range from 100mm to 1,600mm. With a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 1,248 millimeter, the Pentax XG-1 has one of the longer maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)s amongst digital cameras of this age.

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Fairly Big Combined Zoom

The average combined zoom of digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the XG-1 is 230x, and the combined zooms range from 16x to 3,600x. With a combined zoom of 208 times zoom factor, the Pentax XG-1 has one of the bigger combined zooms amongst cameras of this age.

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Has Six White Balances

The number of white balance modes found on the Pentax XG-1 is more than most comparable spec cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. This camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most commonly found white balance found on bridge camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as the XG-1. The white balances "Cloudy", "Daylight", "Fluorescent", "Incandescent" and "Manual" are also found on this digital camera.

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Has Five Photo Effectss

The Pentax XG-1 has a greater number of photo effects than most digital cameras of a comparable age and type to it. This camera has a Black&White photo effects, which is the most commonly found photo effects found on cameras of this age and type. The photo effectss "Negative film", "Positive film", "Sepia" and "Vivid" are also found on this Pentax camera.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution(s)

The Pentax XG-1 has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution(s) which is higher than the 1920 x 1080 still image resolution(s) found on most cameras of this spec and age. In addition, this Pentax camera have still image resolution(s)s of 3648 x 2736, 2592 x 1944, 2048 x 1536, 640 x 480 and 4608 x 3072 and 4608 x 2592. Digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the XG-1 still image resolution(s)s range from 640 x 360 (worst) to 5152 x 3864 (best).

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Supports Six ISO Sensitivitys

The Pentax XG-1 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most digital cameras of a similar age and type to it. The most commonly supported ISO sensitivity is 160, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this digital camera. The ISO sensitivitys 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600 and 3200 are also supported by this camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

The Pentax XG-1 supports a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution supported by cameras of a similar age and spec to the XG-1. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this Pentax digital camera. This camera also supports a video resolutions of 1280 x 720 pixels. 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.

This digital camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best supported video resolution across all bridge camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the XG-1.

Across similar types of digital camera the worst supported video resolution is 320 x 120 pixels.

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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 digital cameras of this age and spec.

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± 2EV (1/3EV Step) Light Exposure Correction

This camera has a ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction, which is the most commonly found light exposure correction on cameras of a similar age and spec to it.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

This camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is the most frequently found maximum image resolution on digital cameras that are a comparable age to it.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This camera has an Auto focus adjustment, which is typical of many digital cameras of a similar age and spec to it.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The Pentax XG-1 has a quite short minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) (only 24 millimeters) compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to the XG-1. The shortest minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of digital cameras of this type and age is 4.5mm, the longest is 28mm, and the average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 24mm.

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Very Small Minimum Aperture Number

At only 2.8, the Pentax XG-1 has a fairly small minimum aperture number compared to most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the XG-1. The average minimum aperture number of bridge camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to the XG-1 is 3.5, and the minimum aperture numbers range from 2.6 to 19.

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Supports One Power Source Type

The number of power sources supported by the Pentax XG-1 is more than most similar spec cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This Pentax digital camera supports a Battery power source type, which is the most frequently supported power source type supported by bridge camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to the XG-1.

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17 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Video Capability

Most digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the XG-1 do not support video capability. The Pentax XG-1 is no exception to this as it too does not support video capability.

It is worth considering alternative digital cameras which also support video capability including the Fujifilm FinePix SL240[plb_1349973_price], or the Kodak Pixpro AZ251[plb_2452647_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

Like most of the other cameras of this type and age, the Pentax XG-1 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 Canon PowerShot SX510 HS[plb_1602380_price] or the Nikon 820[plb_2153075_price] are also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Most digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the XG-1 do not support wi-Fi. The Pentax XG-1 is no exception to this as it too does not support wi-Fi.

We compared this digital camera to all the other cameras with a wi-Fi and we think the Fujifilm S1[plb_2145007_price], or the Canon PowerShot SX510 HS[plb_1602380_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Not 3D

The Pentax XG-1 is not 3D, although this is within the context that most of the other digital cameras that came out more than two years ago are also not 3D.

Cameras which are 3D that might be worth considering include the Nikon 820[plb_2153075_price] which is also cheaper.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Pentax XG-1 does not have a GPS (satellite). Most of the other cameras that have been available for a similar time to the XG-1 also do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Not Waterproof

Most cameras of this age and type are not waterproof. The Pentax XG-1 is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Only Features Four Flash Modess

The Pentax XG-1 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 frequently featured flash modes featured on similar spec digital cameras that have been available for more than two years. The flash modess "Forced off", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this camera.

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Only Supports Three Camera File Systems

The Pentax XG-1 has a greater number of camera file systems than most cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it. The most frequently supported camera file system is Exif 2.3, but this camera file system is not supported by this Pentax camera. The camera file systems DCF 2.0, DPOF and PRINT Image Matching III are also supported by this camera.

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Only Has Four Light Exposure Modess

The number of light exposure modes found on the Pentax XG-1 is more than most bridge camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to it. This Pentax digital camera has a Shutter priority AE light exposure modes, which is the most commonly found light exposure modes found on cameras of this spec and age. The light exposure modess "Aperture priority AE", "Auto" and "Manual" are also found on this digital camera.

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Very Small Internal Memory

The internal memorys of digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the XG-1 range from 8MB to 200MB, and the average internal memory is 54MB. At only 15.4 megabytes, the Pentax XG-1 has a quite small internal memory compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Only 240 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)s

The Pentax XG-1 is a digital camera that takes 240 shots battery life (CIPA standard)s. Most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago take between 180 and 869 battery life (CIPA standard)s.

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Very Low ISO Sensitivity (max)

With an ISO sensitivity (max) of only 3,200, the Pentax XG-1 has one of the lower ISO sensitivity (max)s amongst bridge camera digital cameras of this age. Bridge camera digital cameras that have been around for more than two years have ISO sensitivity (max)s of between 1,600 and 26,000, and the average ISO sensitivity (max) is 7,700.

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Quite Big Maximum Aperture Number

The Pentax XG-1 has one of the bigger maximum aperture numbers (only 5.6) amongst digital cameras of this age. The maximum aperture numbers of comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to the XG-1 range from 2.7 to 20.

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Only 1280×720@60fps Resolution At Capture Speed

The Pentax XG-1 has a higher resolution at capture speeds than most similar spec cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it. This Pentax camera has a 1280×720@60fps resolution at capture speed, whereas most cameras that are a comparable age to it have a 1920x1080@30fps resolution at capture speed. In addition, this camera have resolution at capture speeds of 1280×720@30fps, 1280×720@60fps and 640x480@30fps and 640x480@60fps. The best resolution at capture speeds of all bridge camera digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the XG-1 is 1920x1080@60fps and the worst is 320×240@30fps.

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Only Supports One Image Formats Supported

The Pentax XG-1 has a greater number of supported image formats than most bridge camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to it. This Pentax camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most commonly supported image formats supported supported by cameras of this type and age.

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Very Big Minimum RAM

At 512 megabytes, the Pentax XG-1 has a very big minimum RAM compared to most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the XG-1. Across all the digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the XG-1 the minimum RAMs range from 250MB to 520MB, and the average minimum RAM is 380MB.

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Very High Minimum Hard Disk Space

Digital cameras of this spec and age have minimum hard disk spaces of between 110MB and 1GB, and the average minimum hard disk space is 370MB. With a minimum hard disk space of 1,000 megabyte, the Pentax XG-1's minimum hard disk space is one of the highest amongst similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to the XG-1.

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7 Other reasons to consider the Pentax XG-1

Released Over Two Years Ago

This digital camera was released over two years ago.

Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the Pentax XG-1 has a pretty typical display diagonal compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the XG-1.

Other 3" screen digital cameras currently available that you might also want to consider include the S4500[pl_1353342_price], or the FinePix S4200[pl_1353343_price] both from Fujifilm which is cheaper; or the Fujifilm FinePix SL240[plb_1349973_price] which has better reviews.

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

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

Digital cameras with a better memory card type that might also be worth considering include the S4500[pl_1353342_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC and cheaper), or the FinePix S4200[pl_1353343_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC and cheaper) both from Fujifilm; or the Fujifilm FinePix SL240[plb_1349973_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC and higher rated).

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Average Weight

The Pentax XG-1 has a pretty average weight (539 grams) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the XG-1.

If you don't mind having a heavier weight then you might also want to consider the Fujifilm FinePix S8500[plb_1565844_price] (577g), or the Nikon P600[plb_2176383_price] (565g) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Megapixel

With a megapixel of 16 megapixels, the Pentax XG-1 has a fairly standard megapixel compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to the XG-1.

There are a number of alternative 16MP cameras currently available which you might want to consider including the Fujifilm FinePix S8600[plb_2205969_price], or the Nikon 820[plb_2153075_price] which is cheaper; or the Kodak Pixpro AZ251[plb_2452647_price] which has better reviews.

Cameras with a higher megapixel that might also be worth considering include the Kodak Pixpro AZ421[plb_2515884_price] (16.15MP) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 4 times zoom factor, the Pentax XG-1 has a pretty typical digital zoom compared to most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the XG-1.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 4x digital zoom digital cameras currently available including the Nikon 820[plb_2153075_price] which is cheaper; or the Canon PowerShot SX510 HS[plb_1602380_price], or the Nikon P600[plb_2176383_price] which has better reviews.

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MOS Sensor Type

This camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most commonly found sensor type on digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to it.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other digital cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available including the Fujifilm FinePix S8500[plb_1565844_price], or the Canon PowerShot SX510 HS[plb_1602380_price] which has better reviews.

If you want a camera with a better sensor type then you might also want to consider the S4500[pl_1353342_price] (CCD and cheaper), or the FinePix S4200[pl_1353343_price] (CCD and cheaper) both from Fujifilm; or the Fujifilm FinePix SL240[plb_1349973_price] (CCD and higher rated).

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Formats Supported
Total Megapixels
Image Stabilizer Location
Supported Aspect Ratios
Image Sensor Size
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
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
Closest Focusing Distance
Macro Focusing Range (wide)
Auto Mode Focusing Range (wide)
Focus Adjustment
Smile Detection
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Auto Mode Focusing Range (tele)
Focus
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter Type
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Range (tele)
Flash Range (wide)
Flash Exposure Lock
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Video Formats Supported
Analog Signal Format System
Video Resolutions
Resolution At Capture Speed
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Internal Memory
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Display Resolution (numeric)
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Type
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI
HDMI Connector Type
USB Version
Camera
White Balance
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Camera File System
Camera Playback
Scene Modes
Languages Support
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight (including Battery)
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Number of Batteries Supported
Battery Type
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
System Requirements
Minimum Processor
Minimum RAM
Minimum Hard Disk Space
Packaging Content
AC Adapter Included
Cables Included
Batteries Included
Quick Start Guide
Wrist Strap Included
Other Features
Built-In Flash

Expert Reviews

10 December 2014
10fps continuous shooting
52x optical zoom lens
2.8 at wideangle
Manual controls
HDR mode
Lacks panoramic mode
Image stabilisation not effective in video mode
Short battery life
Sehr schwach aufgelster und daher pixeliger elektronischer Sucher 200.000 Subpixel)
Display mit 460.000 Supixel nur "durchschnittlich" aufgelst

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00027075279766, 04549212279751

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