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Canon PowerShot G1X Digital Camera

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14.3MP 4x CMOS Dec 2012
Megapixel Count Optical Zoom Image Stabiliser Sensor Type Release Date
Combining a large 14.3 MP Canon CMOS sensor, DIGIC 5 processor and exceptional 4x zoom lens the PowerShot G1 X gives you SLR-levels of control and image quality in a compact camera body. - Large... More
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Fifteen Industry Awards

This Canon digital camera has received fifteen awards from experts.

The reviewers at Ephotozine, Camera Labs, M3.idg.se, Akam.no and Vido.com.ua all endorse this compact camera and have given it their "Recommended" award.

This camera was given an "Editor's Choice" award by CNET.co.uk, Photoreview.com.au and Log.com.tr all of whom said that this digital camera was marvellous.

Three additional expert review sites all concluded that this compact camera was very good. This camera received an "Especially Recommended" award from both Lydogbilde.no and Ljudochbild.se and PhotographyBlog.com gave it a "Highly Recommended" award.

The experts at two more expert review sites both concluded that this camera was very good. This Canon camera received a "Silver" award from both DP Review and Onfoto.ru.

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Expert Reviews Are Good

Based on sixty-nine expert reviews from sites including What Digital Camera, PhotographyBlog.com, DP Review and Ephotozine this compact camera has an average expert rating of 80 out of 100.

User Reviews Are Good

Based on 102 user reviews the average user rating of this camera is 86%.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

A few Canon PowerShot G1X owners who purchased the Canon PowerShot G1X concluded that it had a good screen. Four years ago Amazon Customer wrote on Amazon “It is great for taking the odd candid shot where you do not want to be seen lighting the place up with the excellent screen” in their review. G. Simpson said on Amazon “Going from an nex5 as my walk about to the G16 I was really starting to miss the flip out screen so decided it was time to change”. K. Roberts wrote on Amazon “PS it also makes a massive difference to the picture if you have a good computer screen”.

A number of customers who reviewed it thought it had a good viewfinder. Mr. Keir J. Faulkner wrote in their Canon PowerShot G1X review on Amazon “It is far far superior to any other viewfinder digital camera”. Theuser said “For the price I would have liked a built-in viewfinder (as with the Sony RX111).” in their review.

A few Canon PowerShot G1X reviewers who bought the product thought it was mirrorless. Pcmag.com wrote in their review of the Canon PowerShot G1X four years ago “It's a tough sell, as you can get an equally-capable compact camera, D-SLR, or mirrorless interchangeable lens camera for less money”.

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Good Quality Pictures

A number of people who bought it agreed that it was able to produce good images. J. D. Wellbelove wrote “Incredible photographs from its enormous” in their review of the Canon PowerShot G1X and gave it a rating of 5 stars. J. D. Wellbelove also mentioned “Sharp and clear images - almost every time”. John E. Newton wrote in his Canon PowerShot G1X review on Amazon in November last year “The highly flexible display on the back makes it easy to take pictures from weird angles” and gave it a very good review.

Several customers mentioned in their reviews that it had a good image sensor. Schiff gave it a rating of 5 stars and wrote in their review of the Canon PowerShot G1X on Amazon two years ago “F2 max aperture; 24-120mm versatile lens; 1.5' sensor = the works; got it”. Expert review site Whatdigitalcamera.com wrote “The Canon G1 X's sensor is the star of the show”. Expert review site Wired.com said four years ago “It’s got a massive 1.5-inch, 14.3-megapixel sensor and the s” however despite that they scored the product 3 stars.

A number of Canon PowerShot G1X reviewers who purchased it considered that it had a good ISO range. Reviewed.com gave it a rating of 5 stars and mentioned in their review of the Canon PowerShot G1X “Good high ISO performance”. Reviewed.com also said “Impressive high ISO performance”. Reviewed.com also said “Excellent high ISO performance, very clean output with good detail”.

Several Canon PowerShot G1X reviewers thought it had a good picture resolution. Steve said on Amazon in November last year “Last of all the viewfinder is useless, you are better off using the high resolution screen which I cannot fault” in his review of this digital camera and rated the product 4 stars. Reviewed.com wrote four years ago “Good detail and resolution at low sensitivities”. Reviewed.com also said “Very slow continuous shooting for this class of camera, no control over parameters in High-Speed Burst scene mode”.

Several Canon PowerShot G1X reviewers mentioned in their reviews that it was good in low light. J. D. Wellbelove wrote in their review “Takes amazing shots in bright and low light, portraits and landscapes” .

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Good Quality Lens

A few Canon PowerShot G1X owners said in their reviews that the Canon PowerShot G1X had a good lens. This year Amazon Customer gave this digital camera a score of 4 stars and mentioned in their review “Not only with the wider, longer, faster, sharper lens.”. Amazon Customer also said “The two rotating lens dials are just brilliant once you've set them up”. Mr. Martin Houlton rated the product 5 stars and he said in his Canon PowerShot G1X review this year “The thing you notice first is the massive lens”.

Several Canon PowerShot G1X owners mentioned in their reviews that it had a good zoom. Amazon Customer wrote “For a dslr quaity camera with a superb zoom range it's the best out there by a long way”. Amazon Customer also mentioned “The one on this camera has an optical zoom with it and that's about all”. G. Simpson said in their Canon PowerShot G1X review “Great for low light and lovely bokeh, Just zoom out 5x” .

A few people who reviewed it concluded that it had a good autofocus. J. D. Wellbelove wrote on Amazon two years ago “You need to be approx 15-20cm away to properly focus” in their review of this digital camera and scored the product very highly. Reviewed.com gave it a score of 5 stars and said “Focusing speeds could be improved”.

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Easy to Use

A number of customers who bought it thought it was easy to use. Mr. Martin Houlton scored the product very highly and he said in his review on Amazon in November “You could also tilt the screen up through 90 degrees which would be handy for shooting from a low angle”. Mr. Martin Houlton also said “You can also tilt the view screen down 45 degrees, which would be handy at a rock concert, to hold the camera above the heads of the crowd”. Mr. Martin Houlton also mentioned “It would be sensible to use this as the JPEG format loses detail each time you save it”.

Some Canon PowerShot G1X owners considered that this digital camera was comfortable and easy to hold. Reviewed.com mentioned in their review of the Canon PowerShot G1X “OVF could be more accurate and more comfortable” and scored this digital camera 5 stars.

One Canon PowerShot G1X owner concluded that it had a good experience. Expert website Techradar.com mentioned “The Canon G1 X delivers a pleasurable handling experience and is capable of producing superb r”.

One person who purchased this digital camera considered that it was easy to handle. Expert review site Maclife.com rated it 5 stars and said in their review of this digital camera “The G1 X impresses on many fronts, with excellent handling and superb image quality”.

One customer wrote in their reviews that the product was easy to use the menus. Reviewed.com scored it 5 stars and said in their Canon PowerShot G1X review “Manual controls and menus are fast and intuitive”. One Canon PowerShot G1X reviewer reckoned that it had a good interface. Reviewed.com wrote “Intuitive user interface with good number of external controls” in their review.

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Good Technical Features

Several Canon PowerShot G1X reviewers reckoned that it had good features. G. Simpson wrote “Lots of good features, small and light” . Mr. Martin Houlton mentioned this year “One of the best features of the G1X mark II is that it can store the photos it takes in RAW format”. Four years ago expert website Cnet.com.au mentioned “Offering a wide selection of features in a sturdy chassis”.

Robust

A number of Canon PowerShot G1X owners mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was well made. In November Amazon Customer wrote in their review on Amazon “It's a huge shame it hasn't a built in accurate viewfinder though”. Dp Dennis said “Macro mode let the camera down if you can work around these then a great camera well built, for me it is a great buy” in their review. J. D. Wellbelove rated the Canon PowerShot G1X as very good and mentioned “Pop up flash - matter of tastes - i did prefer the flash built in” in their review of this digital camera.

Some people who bought this digital camera considered that it was strong and durable. Fiona scored the product 5 stars and she mentioned “Rugged package awesome camera” in her Canon PowerShot G1X review. In November last year Steve mentioned on Amazon “I prefer a sturdy camera that you can grip” in his review of this digital camera. Cnet.co.uk mentioned on CNET.co.uk “Distinguished line of high-end semi-pro devices in chunky, sturdy bodies” in their review of this digital camera.

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Good Support

Several Canon PowerShot G1X owners who reviewed it mentioned that it had good technical guidance. Stann mentioned “Excellent manual focus mode” and rated the Canon PowerShot G1X 80 out of 100. Vic wrote in their review of this digital camera “Would have preferred a paper instruction booklet, given the price.”. Goodgearguide.com.au mentioned four years ago “It features manual controls and it's comfortable to use for the most part” in their Canon PowerShot G1X review.

Good Size

Some Canon PowerShot G1X owners who reviewed it agreed that it was compact. Amazon Customer mentioned “A seriously well specified compact camera that produces simply superb files for it's size” in their review of the Canon PowerShot G1X. Dr. John Powell wrote in his Canon PowerShot G1X review on Amazon “The camera is a good weight and compact enough to keep around for grab shots”. Gavin Vance scored it very highly and he wrote in his review on Amazon “A brilliant carmera compact and crammed full of features”.

Several Canon PowerShot G1X owners who reviewed the product said that it was lightweight. John E. Newton wrote on Amazon “I sometimes also take the small lightweight MeFoto Q1 carbon tripod” in his review of this digital camera. John E. Newton also mentioned “You are likely to have this small, lightweight camera with you will all the controls you want with few compromises”.

One person said in their reviews that the Canon PowerShot G1X was a good weight. Schiff gave the product a rating of 5 stars and said on Amazon “Excellent build quality; very good LCD display, even with sun shining; a pleasure to hold (the weight IMO a benefit, not a curse); excellent low-light performance; true colours;”.

One Canon PowerShot G1X reviewer mentioned in their reviews that it was a good depth. Photographyblog.com said “Has a much larger image sensor that delivers better images with more depth of field”.

One person thought the Canon PowerShot G1X was good physically. Cnet.com.au gave it a score of 4 stars and said on expert review site CNET.com.au “The all-new 14.3-megapixel CMOS sensor is physically bigger than that” in their review of this digital camera.

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Good Product Quality

Thirty-one people reckoned that the Canon PowerShot G1X was good quality. Amazon Customer mentioned in their Canon PowerShot G1X review on Amazon this month “Good upgrade from the G1X and the best image quality available from a compact” and scored the Canon PowerShot G1X 80 out of 100. Amazon Customer also mentioned “Have been looking for a small, high quality camera to carry with me in my pocket at all times”. Christine said in November last year “Picture quality is fab and the size of the camera is smaller than previous”.

Nice Design

Several customers who bought it reckoned that it was good looking. Dp Dennis wrote on Amazon “Camera was in condition as described quick delivery, produces beautiful files as good as my DSLR read reviews on the camera websites all say the same about the files, viewfinder” in their review of the Canon PowerShot G1X. Tipa.com mentioned “In a compact camera style body with an e” in their review of this digital camera.

One Canon PowerShot G1X reviewer who purchased this digital camera reckoned that it was ergonomic. Four years ago expert website Expertreviews.co.uk mentioned “Stunning image quality, sublime ergonomics, lethargic performance, high price – if you're rich” in their review.

One customer wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was a good design.

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Canon Has Good Digital Camera Reviews

On average Canon compact cameras have good reviews compared to other brands as do all digital cameras manufactured by Canon.

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Good Battery Life

A few people who reviewed it reckoned that it had a good battery life. Martin rated the product 5 stars and he mentioned “Interface are adequately fast couldn't be easier to use; battery life is good for many hours between charges”. This month Mr. Martin Houlton mentioned in his review on Amazon “So I would recommend carrying a spare battery”. Mr. Martin Houlton also said “Personally I would not use a 'compatible' battery, even though the genuine one costs the best part of £50”.

Good Flash

One person mentioned in their reviews that it had a good flash. John E. Newton rated it as very good and he mentioned in his Canon PowerShot G1X review “The pop-up flash is the best of any built-in flashes I have ever used”.

Good Connectivity

One customer mentioned in their reviews that it was wifi compatible. Martin said in his review on Amazon last year “The wifi signal is good over several metre, video streams without stuttering”.

Acceptable Noise Level

One person said in their reviews that the Canon PowerShot G1X was noisy. Ephotozine.com wrote on expert website Ephotozine “ISO noise performance is impressive with low noise right up to high ISO sett” in their review of this digital camera.

Good Video Capture

A few people agreed that this digital camera was good for video recording. Four years ago expert website Pcworld.com_techhive.com mentioned “Its image quality and video quality are outstanding overall”.

Supports Video Recording

supports video recording

Unlike most of the other digital cameras that came out around the same time as the PowerShot G1X which do not support video recording, the PowerShot G1X supports video recording.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative digital cameras which support video recording currently available including a cheaper digital camera such as the Canon PowerShot G15[plb_1556973_price] or you might consider a better rated digital camera such as the Canon PowerShot G12[plb_1514037_price].

We think you might also be interested in alternative digital cameras which also support video recording including the Fujifilm FinePix X10[plb_1150_price].

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The PowerShot G1X supports Full HD video, as do most of the other compact cameras that have been around for around the same time as the PowerShot G1X.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other cameras which support Full HD video currently available including a cheaper camera such as the Fujifilm FinePix X20[plb_2070137_price] or you might consider a better rated camera such as the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100[plb_2510511_price].

We think you might also be interested in alternative digital cameras which also support Full HD video including the Fujifilm FinePix X10[plb_1150_price].

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The PowerShot G1X has an image stabiliser. Most of the other compact cameras that are a similar age to the PowerShot G1X also have an image stabiliser.

We compared this camera to all the other digital cameras with an image stabiliser and we think a cheaper camera such as the Fujifilm FinePix X20[plb_2070137_price] or you might consider a higher scoring camera such as the Canon PowerShot G12[plb_1514037_price] are also worth considering.

Other digital cameras which also have an image stabiliser that you might want to consider include the Fujifilm FinePix X10[plb_1150_price].

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

Like most of the other similar spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as the PowerShot G1X, the PowerShot G1X has a built-in flash.

There are a number of other cameras with a built-in flash currently available which you might want to consider including the Fujifilm FinePix X20[plb_2070137_price] which is cheaper; or the Canon PowerShot G12[plb_1514037_price] which has better reviews.

There are a number of other cameras which also have a built-in flash which you might also want to consider including the Fujifilm FinePix X10[plb_1150_price].

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Quite Long Maximum Camera Shutter Speed

At 60 seconds, the PowerShot G1X has a fairly long maximum camera shutter speed compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the PowerShot G1X. The shortest maximum camera shutter speed of compact cameras that came out around the same time as the PowerShot G1X is 4s, the longest is 300s, and the average maximum camera shutter speed is 46s.

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Has Four Photo Effects

The number of photo effects found on the PowerShot G1X is more than most compact cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. This Canon camera has a Black&White photo effect, which is the most frequently found photo effect found on compact cameras that are a comparable age to the PowerShot G1X. The photo effects "Cinema", "Sepia" and "Vivid" are also found on this digital camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera supports a video resolution of 640 x 480|1280 x 720|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently supported video resolution on digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it. 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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± 3EV (1/3EV Step) Light Exposure Correction

The PowerShot G1X has a wider light exposure correction than most cameras of a similar type and age to it. This camera has a ± 3EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction, whereas most digital cameras that came out around the same time as it have a ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction.

A ± 3EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction is in fact the best light exposure correction amongst all similar spec cameras that came out around the same time as the PowerShot G1X.

The worst light exposure correction amongst comparable types of digital camera is ± 2EV (1/3EV step).

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Has Four Light Exposure Modes

The number of light exposure modes found on the Canon PowerShot G1X is more than most digital cameras of this age and type. This camera has a Manual light exposure mode, which is the most commonly found light exposure mode found on cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the PowerShot G1X. The light exposure modes "Aperture priority AE", "Auto" and "Shutter priority AE" are also found on this digital camera.

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Supports Twenty ISO Speeds

The PowerShot G1X has a greater number of ISO speeds than most cameras of a comparable spec and age to it. This Canon digital camera supports a 160 ISO speed, which is the most commonly supported ISO speed supported by cameras of this age and type. The ISO speeds "100", "125", "200", "250", "320", "400", "500", "640", "800", "1000", "1250", "1600", "2000", "2250", "2500", "4000", "5000", "6400" and "12800" are also supported by this camera.

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Features Seven Auto Focus

The Canon PowerShot G1X has a greater number of auto focusing (AF) modes than most comparable spec cameras that were launched around the same time as it. The most frequently featured auto focus is Face detection, but this auto focus is not featured on this camera. The auto focus Centre weighted Auto Focus, Continuous Auto Focus, Face tracking, Multi Point Auto Focus, Servo Auto Focus, Single Auto Focus and Tracking Auto Focus are also featured on this Canon digital camera.

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TFT Display

The PowerShot G1X has a TFT display which is better than the LCD display found on most similar spec cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. TFT LCDs provide better image quality and higher resolutions to earlier LCD displays but their limitations are narrow viewing angles and poor vislibility in direct sunlight.

A TFT display is actually the best display across all cameras of this type and age.

Across comparable types of camera the worst display is LCD.

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Auto Focus

This digital camera has an Auto/Manual focus, which is the most commonly found focus on cameras of this type and age.

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16 Reasons Against

Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Like most of the other cameras of a similar spec and age to the PowerShot G1X, the Canon PowerShot G1X does not support WiFi connectivity.

There are a number of other cameras which also support WiFi connectivity which you might want to consider including the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100[plb_2510511_price].

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the PowerShot G1X, the PowerShot G1X is not waterproof.

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Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other digital cameras of this type and age, the PowerShot G1X is not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a GPS

The PowerShot G1X does not have a GPS. Most of the other digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the PowerShot G1X also do not have a GPS.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

At only 4 times zoom factor, the PowerShot G1X has a fairly small digital zoom compared to most of the other compact cameras that are a similar age to the PowerShot G1X. The average digital zoom of similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the PowerShot G1X is 31x, and the digital zooms range from 2x to 490x.

If this Canon camera digital zoom is too small for you then you might want to consider the Fujifilm FinePix X20[plb_2070137_price] (8x), or the Sony DSC-HX300[plb_1543709_price] (100x) which is also cheaper.

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Only 640 X 424 Still Image Resolution

The PowerShot G1X has a 640 x 424 still image resolution which is higher than most digital cameras of a comparable type and age to it. Most similar spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago have a 640 x 480 still image resolution. This Canon digital camera also have still image resolutions of 384 x 480, 480 x 480, 640 x 360, 960 x 1200, 1200 x 1200, 1600 x 1064, 1600 x 1200, 1920 x 1080, 2304 x 2304, 3072 x 1728, 3072 x 2048, 3072 x 2304 and 4352 x 2904 and 4352 x 3264. The best still image resolution of all comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to the PowerShot G1X is 4608 x 3456 and the worst is 384 x 480.

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Only Features Five Flash Modes

The number of flash modes featured on the PowerShot G1X is more than most similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most commonly featured flash mode featured on compact cameras that have been available for around the same time as the PowerShot G1X. The flash modes "Flash off", "Flash on", "Manual" and "Red-eye reduction" are also featured on this digital camera.

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Very Few Total Megapixel Count

The least total megapixel count of digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the PowerShot G1X is 12MP and the most is 33MP. The PowerShot G1X has one of the less total megapixel counts (only 14.3 megapixels) amongst compact cameras of this age.

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Only Nine Auto Focus Points

Most digital cameras that came out more than two years ago have between 9 and 255 auto focus points, including the PowerShot G1X which has nine auto focus points.

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Heavy

With a weight of 534 grams, the PowerShot G1X is one of the heavier comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the PowerShot G1X amongst digital cameras of this age. The weights of digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the PowerShot G1X range from 130g to 630g.

If you would consider a digital camera with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Fujifilm FinePix X10[plb_1150_price] (330g).

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Only Has Eight White Balance Modes

The PowerShot G1X has a greater number of white balance modes than most digital cameras of this spec and age. This camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most commonly found white balance mode found on digital cameras that came out more than two years ago. The white balance modes "Cloudy", "Custom modes", "Flash", "Fluorescent", "Fluorescent H", "Tungsten" and "Underwater" are also found on this Canon digital camera.

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Very Thick

The average depth of comparable spec cameras that have been around for more than two years is 47mm, and the depths range from 16mm to 110mm. When compared to other digital cameras of this spec and age, the depth of the PowerShot G1X of 80.5 millimeters is one of the thickest.

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Quite Big Minimum ISO Speed

The average minimum ISO speed of digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the PowerShot G1X is 100, and the minimum ISO speed range from 80 to 160. With a minimum ISO speed of 100, the PowerShot G1X has a fairly big minimum ISO speed compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and type to the PowerShot G1X.

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Fairly Long Minimum Focal Length

Comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the PowerShot G1X have minimum focal lengths of between 18mm and 35mm. With a minimum focal length of 28 millimeters, the PowerShot G1X has one of the longer minimum focal lengths amongst digital cameras of this age.

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Quite Large Closest Focusing Distance

The closest focusing distances of digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the PowerShot G1X range from 0.01m to 0.24m, and the average closest focusing distance is 0.098m. With a closest focusing distance of 0.2 meters, the PowerShot G1X has a quite large closest focusing distance compared to most of the other compact cameras that are a comparable age to the PowerShot G1X.

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Very Long Flash Sync-Speed

The shortest flash sync-speed of compact cameras that have been available for more than two years is 0.00025s, the longest is 1s, and the average flash sync-speed is 0.25s. When compared to other cameras that were released more than two years ago that we have checked, the Canon PowerShot G1X's flash sync-speed of 1 second is one of the longest.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Canon PowerShot G1X

Average Screen Size

At 3 inches, the PowerShot G1X has a pretty standard screen size compared to most of the other compact cameras that came out around the same time as the PowerShot G1X.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 3" screen digital cameras currently available including the Canon PowerShot G15[plb_1556973_price], or the Sony DSC-HX300[plb_1543709_price] which is cheaper.

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Released Over Five Years Ago

It was over five years ago when Canon released the PowerShot G1X.

SD Memory Card

This digital camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is the most frequently supported memory card on cameras that are a comparable age to it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

If the memory card type of this compact camera is too bad for you then you might want to look at the Canon PowerShot G12[plb_1514037_price] (MMC|MMC+|SD|SDHC|SDXC and higher rated) or the Sony DSC-HX300[plb_1543709_price] (MS Duo|MS PRO Duo|MS Pro-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC and cheaper).

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Average Megapixel Count

With a megapixel count of 14.3 megapixels, the Canon PowerShot G1X has a pretty standard megapixel count compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the PowerShot G1X.

Digital cameras with a higher megapixel count that might be worth considering include the Sony DSC-HX300[plb_1543709_price] (20.4MP) which is also cheaper.

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MOS Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most frequently found sensor type on digital cameras of this type and age.

Alternative digital cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available which you might also want to look at include the Sony DSC-HX300[plb_1543709_price], or the Canon PowerShot G15[plb_1556973_price] which is cheaper.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the Canon PowerShot G1X has a pretty average optical zoom compared to most of the other compact cameras that are a similar age to the PowerShot G1X.

If you would prefer a camera with a bigger optical zoom then you might also want to look at the Canon PowerShot G15[plb_1556973_price] (5x and cheaper), or the Sony DSC-HX300[plb_1543709_price] (50x and cheaper); or the Canon PowerShot G12[plb_1514037_price] (5x and higher rated).

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Sensor Type
Optical Sensor Size
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Aspect Ratio
Image Format
Full-Frame Sensor Size
Total Megapixel Count
Image Stabilizer
Aspect Ratio
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour
Body Material
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Lens Structure
Combined Zoom
Aspheric Element
Focusing
Auto Focus
Closest Focusing Distance
Auto Focus Point
Focus
Focus Mode
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Mode
Flash Sync-Speed
Tele Flash Range
Flash Range
Flash Exposure Correction
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Format
Analog Signal Format
Video Resolution
HD Type
Audio
Audio System
Memory
Memory Card
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Field of View
Touch Sensitive Screen
Display Resolution
Second Display
Viewfinder
Viewfinder
Ports & Interfaces
USB Connector Type
HDMI Connector
USB Version
USB Connector
Camera
3D Compatible
White Balance Mode
Shooting Mode
Photo Effect
Self-Timer
Maximum Playback Zoom
Image Editing Mode
Camera File System
Playback Mode
Built-In Processor
Scene Mode
On Screen Display Language
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight Including Battery
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Supported Battery
Battery Size
Maximum Battery Life
Shot Per Battery Charge
Operational Conditions
Relative Humidity Operating Range
Operating Temperature Range
System Requirements
Mac Operating System
Windows Operating System
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
Networking
WiFi Connectivity
Bluetooth
Network Ready
Other Features
Weight
Dimension
Photo Mode
Operating System
Video Out Port
Camera Shutter Speed Range
Colour Depth
Video Memory Capacity
Power Supply
Digital SLR
Recording Format
Battery Pack

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Expert Reviews

(116)
26 May 2014

Given the same money will buy the Samsung NX11 (with an ?APS-C' size sensor), Sony NEX-C3 (likewise), Pentax Q (with a much smaller sensor) or the Olympus E-PL3 (with a Micro Four Thirds sensor),...

15 April 2014

At first sight, the sensor performance of the G1X II doesn't look particularly exciting with relatively low scores for color, DR and low light but a more careful look at the performance reveals...

This new compact (but not overly so) Canon reminds me of the little Land Rover Freelander, in that it's tough and businesslike without being a Range Rover ? which in camera terms would be one of... Read more…

3 March 2013

Buying Guide Best compact camera Priced at £699 (RRP) in the UK and $799.99 in the US, the Canon PowerShot G1X costs more than some entry-level DSLRs, so Canon's really taking a gamble when it...

1 November 2012

The Canon PowerShot G1 X is capable of delivering image quality that is clearly better than any competing, fixed zoom lens compact. Image quality also rivals that of the stellar, full APS-C size... Read more…

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User Reviews

(60)
Reviewed 9 November 2014 by Sheila Z.
(Verified Purchase)

This is a great tablet. I wouldn't hesitate to pick one up if the price is right...

Reviewed 26 May 2015 by Eric G.
(Verified Purchase)

Get the Samsung book cover case. It snaps into place and works great with this tablet...

Reviewed 16 April 2013 by Nikola K.
(Verified Purchase)

I replace G10, but didn't get much more. Camera is bigger and heavier...

Reviewed 12 June 2015 by Dr. John Powell "JHP"
(Verified Purchase)

It's my fault...I didn't realise this was the Mk1. Boy can I see why they needed a Mk2. It works fine for landscapes but the focusing is appalling at shorter ranges. It hunts and wavers like a... Read more…

Reviewed 2 May 2015 by Anonymous

I got this camera for about a month now and absolutely delighted as a amateur photographer. Purshase was made based on online reviews of specialists and legendary Canon name. It's advanced point... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 5249b001aa
Barcodes 00013803143997, 00138031439978, 00163120770625, 00714574577739, 00854587178467, 04960999815985, 08714574577739, 08714574577753, 08714574577760

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