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Canon G1 X Digital Camera

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14.3MP 4x CMOS Dec 2012
Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer 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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Nineteen Industry Awards

Expert review sites rave about this camera and have given it nineteen awards.

This bridge camera camera received a "Recommended" from Ephotozine, Digitaltrends.com, Camera Labs, M3.idg.se, Akam.no, Pocket Lint and Vido.com.ua all of whom wrote that this Canon digital camera was good.

The writers at PhotographyBlog.com, Lydogbilde.no, Ljudochbild.se and Lydogbillede.dk all strongly endorse this camera and have given it their "Highly Recommended" award.

CNET.co.uk, Photoreview.com.au and Log.com.tr all decided that this bridge camera camera was superb and gave it their "Editor's Choice" award.

The reviewers at two other expert review sites both decided that this camera was great. This Canon digital camera received a "Silver" award from both DP Review and Onfoto.ru.

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Good Expert Reviews

This bridge camera camera has an average expert rating of 80 out of 100 based on eighty-four expert reviews from sites including What Digital Camera, PhotographyBlog.com, DP Review and CNET.com.

Good User Reviews

People who bought this bridge camera camera rated this digital camera 89% on average.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

A number of people concluded that the Canon G1 X had a good screen. Five years ago Amazon Customer wrote “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”. G. Simpson mentioned “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” in their review. K. Roberts said “PS it also makes a massive difference to the picture if you have a good computer screen” and gave the Canon G1 X a rating of 5 stars.

Four customers wrote in their reviews that the Canon G1 X had a good viewfinder. Mr. Keir J. Faulkner scored the Canon G1 X 5 stars and said on Amazon “It is far far superior to any other viewfinder digital camera”. Expert website Photoreview.com.au mentioned “The lack of a built-in viewfinder is always a deal-breaker for us” in their review of this digital camera.

Some Canon G1 X owners who reviewed the product reckoned that it was mirrorless. Expert review site Pcmag.com said in their review of the Canon G1 X five 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” however they scored it 3 stars. Expert review site Mashable.com wrote “Smartphones are stealing away the low end and affordable mirrorless cameras are eating away at the high end” in their review of this digital camera.

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Good Quality Lens

Several Canon G1 X reviewers mentioned in their reviews that it had a good lens. Amazon Customer wrote on Amazon “Not only with the wider, longer, faster, sharper lens.” and gave it a rating of 4 stars. Amazon Customer also mentioned “The two rotating lens dials are just brilliant once you've set them up”. Mr. Martin Houlton wrote “The thing you notice first is the massive lens” in his review of the Canon G1 X.

A few people said that the product 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 wrote “The one on this camera has an optical zoom with it and that's about all”. Sakazoke wrote “The zoom is great as well” and rated the Canon G1 X as very good.

Five Canon G1 X reviewers who bought it concluded that it had a good autofocus. J. D. Wellbelove mentioned on Amazon three years ago “You need to be approx 15-20cm away to properly focus”. Reviewed.com gave it a rating of 5 stars and said five years ago “Focusing speeds could be improved”.

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Good Quality Pictures

A number of people wrote in their reviews that it was able to produce good images. J. D. Wellbelove gave it a score of 5 stars and wrote “Incredible photographs from its enormous”. J. D. Wellbelove also mentioned “Sharp and clear images - almost every time”. John E. Newton said in his review of the Canon G1 X on Amazon “The highly flexible display on the back makes it easy to take pictures from weird angles”.

A number of people mentioned in their reviews that it had a good image sensor. Schiff scored it very highly and wrote “F2 max aperture; 24-120mm versatile lens; 1.5' sensor = the works; got it” in their review of the Canon G1 X. Whatdigitalcamera.com scored the Canon G1 X 4 stars and wrote “The Canon G1 X's sensor is the star of the show” in their review of this digital camera. Ephotozine.com wrote on Ephotozine “Features a large 1.5inch CMOS sensor” in their Canon G1 X review.

Seven people who purchased the product reckoned that it had a good picture resolution. Steve rated it 4 stars and he said in his review of this digital camera “Last of all the viewfinder is useless, you are better off using the high resolution screen which I cannot fault”. Reviewed.com said five years ago “Good detail and resolution at low sensitivities” and scored it 5 stars. Reviewed.com also mentioned “Very slow continuous shooting for this class of camera, no control over parameters in High-Speed Burst scene mode”.

Some Canon G1 X owners who bought the Canon G1 X considered that it had a good ISO range. Five years ago Reviewed.com wrote “Good high ISO performance” and scored it 5 stars. Reviewed.com also said “Impressive high ISO performance”. Reviewed.com also wrote “Excellent high ISO performance, very clean output with good detail”.

Several customers mentioned in their reviews that the product was good in low light. G. Simpson said on Amazon “Picture quality is excellent and great for low light and lovely bokeh, Just zoom out 5x” in their review of this digital camera. J. D. Wellbelove said in their Canon G1 X review on Amazon “Takes amazing shots in bright and low light, portraits and landscapes”.

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Good Size

Sixty-six people agreed that the Canon G1 X was compact. Amazon Customer mentioned in their review of this digital camera “A seriously well specified compact camera that produces simply superb files for it's size” . Dr. John Powell wrote in his review of this digital camera on Amazon “The camera is a good weight and compact enough to keep around for grab shots”. Sparky_67 mentioned on Amazon “From a compact, very happy all round little corner vignetting under extremes” in their review of the Canon G1 X.

A few customers who bought the Canon G1 X concluded that it was a good body shape. Expert review site Cnet.com said in their review of the Canon G1 X “A significantly redesigned body, new sensor” . Three years ago Trustedreviews.com mentioned “It has a redesigned body and several interesting tweaks to the specification” in their review. Reviewed.com gave the product a rating of 5 stars and mentioned “Excellent build quality with metal body and comfortable rubber grips” in their review.

Two Canon G1 X reviewers said in their reviews that the Canon G1 X was lightweight. John E. Newton mentioned on Amazon “I sometimes also take the small lightweight MeFoto Q1 carbon tripod” and scored it very highly. John E. Newton also wrote “You are likely to have this small, lightweight camera with you will all the controls you want with few compromises”.

A number of Canon G1 X owners said in their reviews that this digital camera was good physically. Cnet.com.au gave it a rating of 4 stars and wrote “The all-new 14.3-megapixel CMOS sensor is physically bigger than that” in their review. Pocket Lint rated the product 5 stars and wrote three years ago “DSLR quality images, sturdy build, great new lens, physical lens control rings, autofocus speed” in their review of the Canon G1 X.

One Canon G1 X reviewer wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was a good weight.

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Good Support

Nine Canon G1 X owners who reviewed the Canon G1 X thought it had good technical guidance. Stann wrote in their review on Amazon “Excellent manual focus mode”. Vic rated this digital camera as very good and mentioned three years ago “Would have preferred a paper instruction booklet, given the price.” in their review. Photographyblog.com said in their Canon G1 X review on expert review site PhotographyBlog.com “A 5x f/2.0-3.9 lens zoom lens, full manual controls, shooting mode dial, 3-i” and rated the product 5 stars.

Good Product Quality

A number of customers who reviewed the Canon G1 X wrote that it was good quality. Amazon Customer wrote in their Canon G1 X review “Good upgrade from the G1X and the best image quality available from a compact”. Amazon Customer also mentioned “Have been looking for a small, high quality camera to carry with me in my pocket at all times”. Christine mentioned on Amazon two years ago “Picture quality is fab and the size of the camera is smaller than previous” in her review of the Canon G1 X.

Easy to Use

Several customers mentioned that this digital camera was easy to use. Mr. Martin Houlton wrote “You could also tilt the screen up through 90 degrees which would be handy for shooting from a low angle” in his Canon G1 X review. Mr. Martin Houlton also wrote “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”.

A number of customers reckoned that this digital camera was comfortable and easy to hold. Schiff wrote 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;” in their review. Goodgearguide.com.au said in their review of the Canon G1 X on Good Gear Guide.com.au “It features manual controls and it's comfortable to use for the most part”. Reviewed.com said “OVF could be more accurate and more comfortable” and scored the Canon G1 X 5 stars.

Several Canon G1 X owners reckoned that it had a good interface. Three years ago Pocket Lint scored the Canon G1 X 5 stars and wrote “Clearly designed interface”. Reviewed.com mentioned in their review “Intuitive user interface with good number of external controls”.

One Canon G1 X owner wrote in their reviews that the Canon G1 X had a good experience. Expert website Techradar.com rated it 4 stars and mentioned in their review of the Canon G1 X “The Canon G1 X delivers a pleasurable handling experience and is capable of producing superb r”.

One Canon G1 X reviewer considered that the Canon G1 X was easy to handle. Expert website Maclife.com mentioned “The G1 X impresses on many fronts, with excellent handling and superb image quality”. One Canon G1 X owner reckoned that this digital camera was easy to use the menus. Reviewed.com said in their review of the Canon G1 X “Manual controls and menus are fast and intuitive”.

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Good Technical Features

Some customers mentioned in their reviews that it had good features. Two years ago G. Simpson wrote on Amazon “Lots of good features, small and light” in their review of the Canon G1 X and scored this digital camera 80 out of 100. In the same month Gavin Vance wrote “A brilliant carmera compact and crammed full of features and feels very robust” and gave the product a rating of 5 stars. Mr. Martin Houlton mentioned “One of the best features of the G1X mark II is that it can store the photos it takes in RAW format”.

Robust

Several Canon G1 X reviewers who reviewed the product said that it was well made. Amazon Customer gave it a score of 4 stars and said on Amazon “It's a huge shame it hasn't a built in accurate viewfinder though”. Three years ago Dp Dennis mentioned “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 of this digital camera. J. D. Wellbelove gave the product a rating of 5 stars and mentioned in their review of the Canon G1 X on Amazon “Pop up flash - matter of tastes - i did prefer the flash built in”.

Some Canon G1 X reviewers said that the product was strong and durable. Fiona she wrote in her Canon G1 X review on Amazon “Rugged package awesome camera”. Steve mentioned “I prefer a sturdy camera that you can grip” and gave the product a rating of 80 out of 100. Expert website Cnet.co.uk wrote “Distinguished line of high-end semi-pro devices in chunky, sturdy bodies” and gave it a very good rating.

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Good Battery Life

Several Canon G1 X owners reckoned that it had a good battery life. Martin rated the product as excellent and he wrote on Amazon “Interface are adequately fast couldn't be easier to use; battery life is good for many hours between charges” in his review of the Canon G1 X. Mr. Martin Houlton said last year “So I would recommend carrying a spare battery”. Mr. Martin Houlton also wrote “Personally I would not use a 'compatible' battery, even though the genuine one costs the best part of £50”.

Canon Has Good Digital Camera Reviews

We checked 19,820 expert and user reviews for Canon cameras and found that on average Canon has good ratings. We also found that Canon has good ratings specifically for its bridge camera digital cameras.

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Good Connectivity

A number of people who reviewed this digital camera considered that it was wifi compatible. Martin mentioned on Amazon two years ago “The wifi signal is good over several metre, video streams without stuttering” in his Canon G1 X review and gave it a very good review. Expert website Ephotozine.com wrote “Built in Wi-Fi and a 3inch touch screen brings the camera up to date letting you quickly transfer images” in their review of this digital camera.

Good Video Capture

Some customers who purchased it considered that it was good for video recording. Pocket Lint said in their review of this digital camera “Excellent stills, quality videos”. Expert review site Pcworld.com_techhive.com gave the product a rating of 80 out of 100 and said in their review of the Canon G1 X five years ago “Its image quality and video quality are outstanding overall”.

Good Flash

One person wrote that this digital camera had a good flash. John E. Newton mentioned on Amazon “The pop-up flash is the best of any built-in flashes I have ever used” in his review.

Acceptable Noise Level

One person concluded that the product was noisy. Ephotozine.com said on expert website Ephotozine “ISO noise performance is impressive with low noise right up to high ISO sett” in their Canon G1 X review.

Nice Design

Some Canon G1 X owners concluded that it was good looking. Dp Dennis mentioned 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” and rated the Canon G1 X as excellent. Expert website Tipa.com wrote “In a compact camera style body with an e” in their review of this digital camera.

One customer who reviewed the product concluded that it was ergonomic. Expert website Expertreviews.co.uk said “Stunning image quality, sublime ergonomics, lethargic performance, high price – if you're rich” but even so they rated it 60 out of 100.

One Canon G1 X owner mentioned that it was a good design. Expert website Buy-N-Shoot.com said in their review of this digital camera “The most solid structural materials and design” but despite that they only gave it a score of 3 stars.

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Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

Unlike most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that came out more than two years ago which do not support video capability, the Canon G1 X supports video capability.

We compared all the other digital cameras which support video capability to this camera and we think the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330[plb_2981228_price] which is cheaper; or the Olympus Stylus 1[plb_2096856_price] which has better reviews are also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Canon G1 X has a built-in flash. Most of the other digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the G1 X also have a built-in flash.

We compared all the other digital cameras with a built-in flash to this camera and we think a cheaper camera such as the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330[plb_2981228_price], and the Sony DSC-HX300[plb_1543709_price] or you might consider a better rated camera such as the Olympus Stylus 1[plb_2096856_price] are also worth considering.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

Like most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the G1 X, the Canon G1 X has an image stabilizer.

Other cameras with an image stabilizer currently available which you might also want to look at include the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330[plb_2981228_price], or the Sony DSC-HX300[plb_1543709_price] which is cheaper; or the Olympus Stylus 1[plb_2096856_price] which has better reviews.

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Fairly Wide Field of View

With a field of view of 100 percent, the Canon G1 X has a fairly wide field of view compared to most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to the G1 X. Across all the digital cameras that are a similar age to the G1 X the field of views range from 95% to 100%.

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Has Nine White Balances

The number of white balance modes found on the Canon G1 X is more than most cameras of this spec and age. This camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most frequently found white balance found on bridge camera digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the G1 X. The white balances "Cloudy", "Custom modes", "Daylight", "Flash", "Fluorescent", "Fluorescent H", "Tungsten" and "Underwater" are also found on this Canon camera.

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Has Six Photo Effectss

The number of photo effects found on the Canon G1 X is more than most digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to it. This Canon camera has a Black&White photo effects, which is the most commonly found photo effects found on digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the G1 X. The photo effectss "Neutral", "Positive film", "Sepia", "Skin tones" and "Vivid" are also found on this Canon digital camera.

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Supports Twenty-Three ISO Sensitivitys

The Canon G1 X has a greater number of ISO speeds than most bridge camera digital cameras that have been around for more than two years. This Canon camera supports a 160 ISO sensitivity, which is the most commonly supported ISO sensitivity supported by cameras of this spec and age. The ISO sensitivitys "100", "125", "200", "250", "320", "400", "500", "640", "800", "1000", "1250", "1600", "2000", "2500", "3200", "4000", "5000", "6400", "8000", "10000", "12800" and "Auto" are also supported by this digital camera.

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Fairly High ISO Sensitivity (max)

The ISO sensitivity (max)s of digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the G1 X range from 1,600 to 26,000, and the average ISO sensitivity (max) is 7,700. At 12,800, the Canon G1 X has a fairly high ISO sensitivity (max) compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been around for around the same time as the G1 X.

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Has Six Shooting Modess

The Canon G1 X has a greater number of shooting modes than most similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to it. The most frequently found shooting modes is Auto, but this shooting modes is not found on this camera. The shooting modess Aperture priority, Manual, Movie, Program, Scene and Shutter priority are also found on this Canon camera.

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Quite High Display Resolution (numeric)

The lowest display resolution (numeric) of bridge camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as the G1 X is 460 pixels and the highest is 1,500,000 pixels. At 920,000 pixels, the Canon G1 X has a quite high display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the G1 X.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many cameras of a comparable age and spec to it.

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

The Canon G1 X has a ± 3EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction which is wider than most cameras of this age and type. Most bridge camera digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it have a ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction.

A ± 3EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction is actually the best light exposure correction across all bridge camera digital cameras that came out more than two years ago.

A ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction is the worst light exposure correction across similar types of digital camera.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolutions

The Canon G1 X supports a maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels digital camera, which is the most common video resolution supported by digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the G1 X. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this camera. A video resolution of 1280 x 720 is classified as HD and TVs supporting this resolution are referred to as "HD Ready". However the resolution is not as detailed as Full HD (1920 x 1080). Bridge camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the G1 X video resolutionss range from 320 x 120 pixels to 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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TFT Display

The Canon G1 X has a TFT display which is better than most cameras of this spec and age. Most comparable spec cameras that were released more than two years ago have an LCD display. 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 digital cameras of this age and type.

The worst display across comparable types of camera is LCD.

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Very Small Minimum Aperture Number

With a minimum aperture number of only 2.8, the Canon G1 X has one of the smaller minimum aperture numbers amongst comparable spec cameras of this age. Across all the bridge camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as the G1 X the minimum aperture numbers range from 2.6 to 19.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

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

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Supports One Power Source Type

The Canon G1 X has a greater number of power sources than most cameras of this spec and age. This camera supports a Battery power source type, which is the most commonly supported power source type supported by digital cameras that came out around the same time as the G1 X.

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19 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Full HD Video

The Canon G1 X does not support Full HD video. Most of the other comparable spec cameras that came out more than two years ago also do 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 Olympus Stylus 1[plb_2096856_price], or the Sony RX10[plb_2051754_price]; or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330[plb_2981228_price] are also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Most cameras of a comparable age and spec to the G1 X do not support wi-Fi. The Canon G1 X is no exception to this as it too does not support wi-Fi.

We compared all the other cameras which also support wi-Fi to this digital camera and we think the Olympus Stylus 1[plb_2096856_price], or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000[plb_2413606_price] or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330[plb_2981228_price] are also worth considering.

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Not 3D

The Canon G1 X is not 3D, although this is within the context that most of the other cameras of a comparable type and age to the G1 X are also not 3D.

If you would prefer a digital camera that is 3D then you might want to look at the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330[plb_2981228_price] which is also cheaper.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Canon G1 X does not have a GPS (satellite), although it is worth noting that most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to the G1 X also do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Not Waterproof

Most cameras of this age and type are not waterproof. The Canon G1 X is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Quite Small Optical Zoom

When compared to other cameras that came out more than two years ago, the Canon G1 X's optical zoom of only 4 times zoom factor is one of the smallest. The smallest optical zoom of digital cameras that were released more than two years ago is 1.3x and the biggest is 65x.

If you would prefer a bigger optical zoom then you might also want to look at the Sony RX10[plb_2051754_price] (8.3x), the Olympus Stylus 1[plb_2096856_price] (10.7x), or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000[plb_2413606_price] (16x) which is also higher rated.

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Very Small Display Diagonal

Across all the digital cameras of this age and spec the display diagonals range from 2.7" to 3.2", and the average display diagonal is 3". With a display diagonal of only 2.8 inches, the Canon G1 X has one of the smaller display diagonals amongst comparable spec cameras of this age.

If this Canon digital camera display diagonal is not large enough for you then you might want to look at the Sony RX10[plb_2051754_price] (3" and higher rated), or the Olympus Stylus 1[plb_2096856_price] (3" and higher rated) or the Sony DSC-HX300[plb_1543709_price] (3" and cheaper).

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Quite Low Motion JPEG Frame Rate

The motion JPEG frame rates of bridge camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as the G1 X range from 24fps to 240fps, and the average motion JPEG frame rate is 39fps. The Canon G1 X has one of the lower motion JPEG frame rates (only 24 frames per second) amongst digital cameras of this age.

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Only Features Five Flash Modess

The Canon G1 X has a greater number of flash modes than most cameras that are a comparable age to it. This Canon camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most frequently featured flash modes featured on digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the G1 X. The flash modess "Flash off", "Flash on", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this Canon digital camera.

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Only 1600 X 1200 Still Image Resolution(s)

The Canon G1 X has a 1600 x 1200 still image resolution(s) which is higher than the 1920 x 1080 still image resolution(s) found on most cameras that have been around for more than two years. This camera also have still image resolution(s)s of 384 x 480, 480 x 480, 640 x 360, 640 x 424, 640 x 480, 960 x 1200, 1200 x 1200, 1600 x 1064, 1840 x 2304, 2304 x 2304, 2608 x 3264, 3072 x 1728, 3072 x 2048, 3072 x 2304, 3264 x 3264 and 4352 x 2248 and 4352 x 2904. The best still image resolution of all digital cameras of this age and spec is 4608 x 3456 and the worst is 640 x 360.

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Quite Small Combined Zoom

Across all the digital cameras of this spec and age the combined zooms range from 16x to 3,600x, and the average combined zoom is 230x. When compared to other digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the G1 X, the Canon G1 X's combined zoom of only 16 times zoom factor is one of the smallest.

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Only Has One Light Exposure Modes

The number of light exposure modes found on the Canon G1 X is more than most bridge camera digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to it. The most commonly found light exposure modes is Shutter priority AE, but this light exposure modes is not found on this camera. The light exposure modess Auto are also found on this Canon camera.

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Only Supports Three Camera File Systems

The number of camera file systems supported by the Canon G1 X is more than most cameras of a similar type and age to it. This digital camera supports an Exif 2.3 camera file system, which is the most commonly supported camera file system supported by digital cameras of a similar type and age to the G1 X. The camera file systems "DPOF 1.1" and "RAW" are also supported by this camera.

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Quite Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of comparable spec cameras that have been around for around the same time as the G1 X is 750mm, and the maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)s range from 100mm to 1,600mm. The Canon G1 X has one of the shortest maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)s (only 112 millimeters) amongst digital cameras of this age.

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Only Nine Auto Focus (AF) Pointss

Most digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the G1 X have between 9 and 255 auto Focus (AF) pointss, including the Canon G1 X which has nine auto Focus (AF) pointss.

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Only 250 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)s

The Canon G1 X is a camera that takes 250 shots battery life (CIPA standard)s. Most of the other cameras of a similar age and spec to the G1 X take between 180 and 869 battery life (CIPA standard)s.

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Very Long Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The Canon G1 X has a very long minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) (28 millimeters) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the G1 X. Cameras of a comparable spec and age to the G1 X have minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)s of between 4.5mm and 28mm.

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Fairly Large Closest Focusing Distance

The smallest closest focusing distance of cameras of a comparable type and age to the G1 X is 0.001m and the largest is 0.3m. The Canon G1 X has one of the larger closest focusing distances (0.2 meters) amongst bridge camera digital cameras of this age.

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Fairly Long Flash Sync-Speed

The Canon G1 X has one of the longer flash sync-speeds (1 second) amongst cameras of this age. The average flash sync-speed of similar spec cameras that were launched around the same time as the G1 X is 0.29s.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Canon G1 X

Released Over Four Years Ago

This digital camera has been on the market for over four years.

SD Compatible Memory Cards

This camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is typical of many digital cameras of this age and spec. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory currently available including because of it's better review score, the Stylus 1[pl_2096856_price], or the Stylus 1[pl_2096856_price] both from Olympus.

If the memory card type of this camera is not good enough for you then you might want to consider the Sony DSC-HX300[plb_1543709_price] (MS Duo|MS PRO Duo|MS PRO Duo HS|MS Pro-HG Duo|MS XC-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC and cheaper) or the Sony RX10[plb_2051754_price] (MS Duo|MS PRO Duo|MS PRO Duo HS|MS Pro-HG Duo|MS XC-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC and higher rated).

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Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the Canon G1 X has a pretty typical digital zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the G1 X.

Digital cameras with a bigger digital zoom that might also be worth considering include the Sony DSC-HX300[plb_1543709_price] (200x and cheaper).

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Average Megapixel

The Canon G1 X has a pretty average megapixel (14.3 megapixels) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and type.

If you are looking for a higher megapixel then you might want to consider the Sony DSC-HX300[plb_1543709_price] (20.4MP and cheaper); or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000[plb_2413606_price] (20.1MP and higher rated), or the Sony RX10[plb_2051754_price] (20.2MP and higher rated).

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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 type and age to it.

There are a number of alternative digital cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available that you might also want to consider including the Sony DSC-HX300[plb_1543709_price] which is cheaper; or the Sony RX10[plb_2051754_price], or the Olympus Stylus 1[plb_2096856_price] which has better reviews.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
Image Stabilizer Location
Supported Aspect Ratios
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
Number of Aspheric Elements
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
Closest Focusing Distance
Auto Focus (AF) Points
Focus Adjustment
Focus
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Sync-Speed
External Flash Connector
Flash Exposure Compensation
Flash Range (tele)
Flash Range (wide)
Flash Exposure Lock
Flash Exposure Correction
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Video Formats Supported
Analog Signal Format System
Video Resolutions
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Memory Slots
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Field of View
Display Resolution (numeric)
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Type
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
USB Connector
Camera
White Balance
Shooting Modes
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Histogram
Playback Zoom (max)
Dioptre Correction
Image Editing
Camera File System
Multi Burst Mode
Camera Playback
Built-In Processor
Scene Modes
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
Weight & Dimensions
Height
Depth
Width
Weight (including Battery)
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Number of Batteries Supported
Battery Type
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Operational Conditions
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Packaging Content
Batteries Included
Battery Charger Included
Other Features
Video Capability
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
On/off Switch
Camera Shutter Speed
Video Memory Capacity

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Expert Reviews

(153)
18 December 2014

If you have kids, the impulse to document every instant of their waking lives is nearly as powerful as the impulse to feed and shelter them. I'll help you find the perfect camera to freeze those... Read more…

26 November 2014

These cameras may be a bit too big to fit in your pocket but most are compact enough to be considered appealing alternatives to heavier, bulkier, interchangeable lens camera systems...

19 November 2014

It has been two years since Canon released the PowerShot G1X prosumer compact camera to counter the rise of mirrorless cameras.The G1X's 1.5-inch CMOS image sensor is about 16 per cent bigger than... Read more…

25 October 2014

The Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II is a little heavier than either the Leica or the Fuji and, although it's being advertised as a compact, it's no slim little thing. But it does do stuff neither of... Read more…

29 August 2014

The Canon Powershot G1x Mark II's true asset is its lens. The lens is very fast with larger aperture. The sensor size is about 20% smaller than an APSC sensor but is decent. The RX100 also has a...

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Reviewed 7 May 2014 by MinAZ
(Verified Purchase)

There are a large number of reviews of this camera on the Internet, so I will try to keep it brief and focus on an enthusiast's perspective. This camera is the only one of its kind - a... Read more…

Reviewed 29 April 2014 by Galvatron0828
Galvatron0828 would recommend the Canon PowerShot G1 X mk2 (Verified Purchase)

I bought this camera the day it was released. My general impressions at the moment: ? If you are like me, who is used to DSLR quality photos, but don't want to lug around gear, this camera is... Read more…

Reviewed 25 April 2014 by Thoots
Thoots would recommend the Canon PowerShot G1 X mk2 (Verified Purchase)

Over the years, I have gone through a number of DSLR and mirrorless cameras, but what I have wanted all along was a compact camera with a large sensor -- and a versatile lens. And that is exactly... Read more…

Reviewed 24 April 2015 by Deacon Greg
Deacon Greg would recommend the Canon PowerShot G1 X mk2

I got this camera to take on a trip overseas; I wanted something relatively small, portable, with no extra lenses that would require me to carry around a big kit. This fit the bill. And it then... Read more…

Reviewed 19 October 2014 by Bob in BG
Bob in BG would recommend the Canon PowerShot G1 X mk2 (Verified Purchase)

As you would expect from a 1.5" CMOS sensor, the light sensitivity is excellent and the image quality is superb for this camera. Optics are extremely high quality and images are as sharp as with... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers canon p213110, canon p220866, canon 9167b011, canon 9167b001, canon 9167b021, canon p213110p, canon 5249b011, canon 9167b012, canon p220866p, canon 9167b022, canon 5249b011a, canon 9167b022a, canon 9167b012a, canon 9167b022aa, canon 9167b012aa, canon 5249b011aa
Barcodes 00006536089031, 00013803143997, 00138031439978, 00163120770625, 00714574577739, 00854587178467, 03250391415199, 04960999815985, 08714574577739, 08714574577753, 08714574577760, 08714574615967, 08714574623641, 08714574623658

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