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Pentax XG-1 Digital Camera

£169.99
Bridge Camera 16MP 52x Jul 2014
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Pentax has excellent camera reviews
Very big optical zoom
Has an image stabilizer
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Reviews

Pentax Has Excellent Camera Reviews

Based on 2,026 expert and user reviews (including 121 verified purchases), Pentax has excellent reviews for its cameras. Pentax also has excellent reviews specifically within its medium megapixel digital cameras range. 97% of those that bought a Pentax camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Lens System

Very Big Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 52 times zoom factor, the Pentax XG-1 has one of the biggest optical zooms amongst similar spec cameras of this age. Across all the cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this digital camera the optical zooms range from 0.34x to 65x, and the average optical zoom is 14x.

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Very Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of cameras of a comparable type and age to this camera is 350mm. When compared to other medium megapixel digital cameras that were released more than two years ago, the Pentax XG-1's maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 1,248 millimeter is one of the longest.

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Quite Small Minimum Aperture Number

The average minimum aperture number of similar spec digital cameras that have been available for more than two years is 3.4. With a minimum aperture number of only 2.8, the Pentax XG-1 has a fairly small minimum aperture number compared to most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this digital camera.

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Quite Big Maximum Aperture Number

The average maximum aperture number of cameras that have been around for a similar time to this camera is 7.4, and the maximum aperture numbers range from 2.5 to 38. With a maximum aperture number of only 5.6, the Pentax XG-1 has a fairly big maximum aperture number compared to most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this camera.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the Pentax XG-1 has a pretty standard digital zoom compared to most of the other cameras of this age and type.

We compared all the other 4x digital zoom digital cameras to this digital camera and we think the Olympus SP-820UZ (£127.99) which is cheaper; or the Canon PowerShot SX600 HS (£159.99), and the Nikon S6800 (£189.46) which has better reviews are also worth considering.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

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

There are a number of other digital cameras with an image stabilizer currently available which you might want to consider including the Canon PowerShot SX600 HS (£159.99), the Kodak Pixpro AZ421 (£162.68), or the Fujifilm F660EXR (£181.00) which has better reviews.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

The Pentax XG-1 has a higher still image resolution than most digital cameras of this age and type. This camera has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution(s), whereas most medium megapixel digital cameras that were released around the same time as it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). This Pentax camera also have still image resolution(s) of 3648 x 2736, 2592 x 1944, 2048 x 1536, 4608 x 3072 and 4608 x 2592 and 1920 x 1080. Across all medium megapixel digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to this camera the best still image resolution is 4928 x 3264 and the worst is 640 x 360.

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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 frequently found maximum image resolution on medium megapixel digital cameras that came out more than two years ago.

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Other Features

Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Pentax XG-1 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this camera.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available including the Canon PowerShot SX600 HS (£159.99), the Kodak Pixpro AZ421 (£162.68), or the Fujifilm F660EXR (£181.00) which has better reviews.

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Focusing

Very Small Closest Focusing Distance

The Pentax XG-1 has a fairly small closest focusing distance (only 0.01 meters) compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this camera. The closest focusing distances of medium megapixel digital cameras that came out around the same time as this camera range from 0.001m to 0.5m.

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Features Smile Detection

The Pentax XG-1 features smile detection. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as this digital camera also feature smile detection.

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Packaging Content

Has a Wrist Strap Included

The Pentax XG-1 has a wrist strap included. Most of the other similar spec cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this digital camera also have a wrist strap included.

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Has an AC Adapter Included

The Pentax XG-1 has an AC adapter included, as do most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this camera.

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Has a Batteries Included

The Pentax XG-1 has a batteries included. Most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec also have a batteries included.

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Ports & Interfaces

Has an HDMI

The Pentax XG-1 has an HDMI, as do most of the other digital cameras of this type and age.

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Audio

Has a Built-In Microphone

The Pentax XG-1 has a built-in microphone. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that were launched around the same time as this digital camera also have a built-in microphone.

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Video

1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The Pentax XG-1 supports a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of the most common video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels (which is also supported by this camera). This Pentax 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.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolutions is in fact the best supported video resolution amongst all comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera.

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

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The Pentax XG-1 has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of a 1280 x 720 pixels digital camera, which is the most common video resolution.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels maximum video resolution is actually the best video resolution across all digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to this camera.

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

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Memory

Very Small Internal Memory

At only 15.4 megabytes, the Pentax XG-1 has a quite small internal memory compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that came out more than two years ago. The internal memory of medium megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this digital camera range from 8MB to 8GB.

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Weight & Dimensions

Heavy

The average weight of medium megapixel digital cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera is 250g, and the weights range from 20g to 1.3kg. With a weight of 539 grams, the Pentax XG-1 is one of the heavier digital cameras of this type and age amongst medium megapixel digital cameras of this age.

Alternative cameras with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the Olympus SP-820UZ (£127.99) (485g and cheaper); or the Fujifilm S9200 (£218.79) (577g and higher rated), or the Nikon P600 (£204.99) (565g and higher rated).

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Other

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was April 2017 when this digital camera was released.


Display

Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the Pentax XG-1 has a relatively average display diagonal compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this digital camera.

We compared all the other 3" screen digital cameras to this digital camera and we think the Fujifilm F660EXR (£181.00) which has better reviews; or the Olympus SP-820UZ (£127.99) which is cheaper are also worth considering.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers pentax 07988, pentax mx1bk, pentax xg1
Barcodes 00027075279766, 00027075279773, 04549212279751

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