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Pentax XG-1

£169.99
A good value for money bridge camera, great for wildlife photography
Bridge 16MP 52x Yes Jul 2014
Camera Type Megapixels Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
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Pentax XG-1 Review

Representing very good value for money, we have ranked the Pentax XG-1 number 214 across all digital cameras.
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Why Has it Scored 61?

Canon cameras have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better digital cameras are available. View the latest cameras 2017.
This digital camera has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Quite big optical zoom
1920 x 1080 pixels video resolution
Very low ISO sensitivity (max)
Heavy

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared it with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is excellent for wildlife photography, ranking number 182 in wildlife photography cameras. However good for portrait photography, ranking number 172 in portrait photography cameras as well being average for sports photography, ranking number 223 in sports photography cameras.
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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

Pentax Has Excellent Reviews for Its Digital Cameras

Based on 2,542 owner and expert reviews (including 474 verified purchases), Pentax has excellent reviews for its digital cameras. Pentax also has excellent reviews specifically for its digital cameras compared to other brands. 98% of those that bought a Pentax digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Value For Money

Very Good Value for Money

The product has average features and is over 6 months old but at £169.99 it is cheaper than 73% of cameras.

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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 £169.99 was the cheapest. The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United States where the price is $258.12 (£336.25).

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Features

Average Megapixels

The megapixels of the Pentax XG-1 of 16MP is pretty standard compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the lowest 1% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Quite Big Optical Zoom

The optical zoom of the Pentax XG-1 of 52x is fairly big compared to most other cameras. It is in the biggest 12% 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 the most frequently found resolution on digital cameras. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 is known as "Full HD".

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Very Low ISO Sensitivity (max)

The average ISO sensitivity (max) of all digital cameras is 14,000, with the lowest being 200 and the highest being 820,000. The ISO sensitivity (max) of the Pentax XG-1 of only 3,200 is fairly low compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the lowest 23% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Average Minimum Aperture Number

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

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Pentax XG-1 has an image stabilizer, as do 77% of digital cameras.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Pentax XG-1 has a built-in flash, as do 66% of digital cameras.

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Heavy

The weights of digital cameras range from 50g to 1.5kg, and the average weight is 300g. The Pentax XG-1's weight of 539g is in the heaviest 14% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Very Small Closest Focusing Distance

The Pentax XG-1's closest focusing distance of only 0.01m is in the smallest 17% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Still Image Resolution

This digital camera supports a still image resolution of 4608 x 3456|4608 x 3072|4608 x 2592|3648 x 2736|2592 x 1944|2048 x 1536|1920 x 1080|640 x 480 pixels, which is the most commonly supported resolution on digital cameras.

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Quite Small Maximum Aperture Number

The Pentax XG-1's maximum aperture number of only 5.6 is fairly small compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 25% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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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 typical of many 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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Average Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the Pentax XG-1 of 3" is relatively typical 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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Quite Small Image Sensor Size

The image sensor size of the Pentax XG-1 of only 0.429" is fairly small compared to most other cameras. It is in the smallest 7% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature. The average image sensor size of all cameras is 0.5", with the smallest being 0.25" and the biggest being 1.5".

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Features Smile Detection

The Pentax XG-1 features smile detection. 89% of digital cameras do not feature smile detection.

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Has a Wrist Strap

The Pentax XG-1 has a wrist strap, unlike 93% of digital cameras which do not have a wrist strap.

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Very Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of the Pentax XG-1 of 1,250mm is in the longest 1% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Very Small Internal Memory

The smallest internal memory of digital cameras is 1MB, the biggest is 32GB, and the average internal memory is 390MB. The internal memory of the Pentax XG-1 of only 15.4MB is in the smallest 17% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Average Digital Zoom

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

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Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

This digital camera has been on the market since July 2014.


Product Identifiers

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

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