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Pentax XG-1

69

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Pentax XG-1

£230.00
£182.68 £47 cheaper than 70 days ago
Pentax XG-1
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A good spec but 3 year old bridge camera
Bridge 16MP 52x Yes Jul 2014
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Pentax XG-1 Review

With very good features but at over 3 years old, we have ranked the Pentax XG-1 number 506 across all digital cameras.
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Features
Good Features
71
Age
3 Years Old
69
Overall Score
Good

Why Has it Scored 69?

Praktica cameras have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better cameras are available. View the latest cameras 2018.
This digital camera has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
4608 x 3456 pixels image resolution
Bigger than average optical zoom
A powerful 52-times optical zoom lens brings new discoveries and creative inspirations to your digital photography
The xg-1 provides extra-wide zoom coverage, from ultra-wide-angle to super-telephoto ranges
The 1cm macro mode captures subjects in great detail
Very low maximum ISO sensitivity
Heavier than average

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared it with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is very good for wildlife photography, ranking number 9999999 in wildlife photography cameras. It is also very good for portrait photography, ranking number 9999999 in portrait photography cameras, but only average for sports photography, ranking number 9999999 in sports photography cameras.
71
Portrait Photography
Very Good
51
Landscape Photography
Average
38
Everyday Photography
Mediocre
52
Sports Photography
Average
79
Wildlife Photography
Very Good

Should You Buy it Now?

Our unique forecasting algorithm looks at historic price trends and predicts the most likely price change over the next 2 weeks.
There is a 90% chance that the price will go down. However the future is never certain and there remains a chance that the price will actually go up. Get Price Alerts.

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How Big is the Pentax XG-1?

The Pentax XG-1 is 119mm wide and 97.5mm tall. It is 89mm deep and weighs 539g.

Pentax XG-1 front dimensions
Pentax XG-1 size in context

Pentax XG-1 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Excellent Brand

Based on 2,566 expert and owner reviews (including 483 verified purchases), Pentax has excellent reviews for its digital cameras. 98% of those that bought a Pentax digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Value for Money

Price Has Gone Down by £47 (21%)

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Cheaper in the United Kingdom Than Overseas

We checked 22 other countries for prices for the Pentax XG-1 and the United Kingdom price of £182.68 was the cheapest.

The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United States where the price is $258.12 (£357.99).

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Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

This camera was released in July 2014.

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Features

Average Megapixels

The megapixels of the Pentax XG-1 of 16MP is fairly standard compared to most other digital cameras. It is higher than 60% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Image Resolution

This camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is the most commonly found resolution on digital cameras.

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Bigger Than Average Optical Zoom

The Pentax XG-1's optical zoom of 52x is bigger than average when compared to most other cameras. It is in the biggest 14% of all 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 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many cameras.

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Very Low Maximum ISO Sensitivity

The ISO sensitivities (max) of cameras range from 200 to 820,000, and the average maximum ISO sensitivity is 14,000. The maximum ISO sensitivity of the Pentax XG-1 of only 3,200 is lower than average when compared to most other cameras. It is lower than 75% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Average Minimum Aperture Number

The minimum aperture number of the Pentax XG-1 of 2.8 is relatively average compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the largest 47% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Pentax XG-1 has an image stabilizer, as do 78% of cameras.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Pentax XG-1 has a built-in flash, as do 68% of cameras.

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Heavier Than Average

Across all the cameras the weights range from 50g to 1.5kg, and the average weight is 300g. The Pentax XG-1's weight of 539g is heavier than average when compared to most other cameras. It is in the heaviest 15% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Average Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the Pentax XG-1 of 3" is relatively average compared to most other cameras. It is in the largest 64% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Has a Wrist Strap

The Pentax XG-1 has a wrist strap, unlike 91% of cameras which do not have a wrist strap.

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Smaller Than Average Image Sensor Size

The Pentax XG-1's image sensor size of only 0.429" is smaller than average when compared to most other cameras. It is in the smallest 12% of all cameras when sorted by this feature. The image sensor sizes of cameras range from 0.25" to 1.5", and the average image sensor size is 0.47".

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

The Pentax XG-1 supports a maximum still image resolution of 4608 x 3456. That's over five times the resolution of the most frequently found resolution of 1712 x 1712. Across all digital cameras the best resolution is 6016 x 4016 and the worst is 384 x 480.

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Very Small Internal Memory

The average internal memory of all digital cameras is 50MB, with the smallest being 1MB and the biggest being 700MB. The Pentax XG-1's internal memory of only 15.4MB is smaller than 81% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Average Digital Zoom

The Pentax XG-1's digital zoom of 4x is pretty typical compared to most other cameras. It is in the biggest 14% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Shorter Than Average Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of the Pentax XG-1 of only 24mm is shorter than 66% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Features Smile Detection

The Pentax XG-1 features smile detection, unlike 88% of digital cameras which do not feature smile detection.

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Smaller Than Average Maximum Aperture Number

The maximum aperture number of the Pentax XG-1 of only 5.6 is smaller than average when compared to most other cameras. It is in the smallest 7% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera supports a video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080|1280 x 720|640 x 480 pixels, which is typical of many cameras.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

pentax 07988, pentax mx1bk

Barcodes:

00027075279766, 00027075279773, 04549212279751

Pentax XG-1

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