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Canon G1 X Digital Camera

$649.00
$480.92 $168.08 cheaper than 15 days ago
Bridge Camera 14.3MP 4x Dec 2012
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Eighteen industry awards
Unacceptable noise level
Battery life isn't great
256 Reviews + 18 Awards
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Reviews

Eighteen Industry Awards

This Canon digital camera has received eighteen awards from experts in digital cameras.

This digital camera was given a "Recommended" award by websites Ephotozine, Digitaltrends.com, Camera Labs, M3.idg.se, Akam.no and Vido.com.ua all of whom thought that this camera was good.

This camera received a "Highly Recommended" award from review websites PhotographyBlog.com, Lydogbilde.no, Ljudochbild.se and Lydogbillede.dk all of whom wrote that this medium megapixel camera was great.

This medium megapixel camera received an "Editor's Choice" award from review sites CNET.co.uk, Photoreview.com.au and Log.com.tr all of whom decided that this Canon camera was outstanding.

The editors of websites DP Review and Onfoto.ru both decided that this camera was very good and gave it their "Silver" award.

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Expert Reviews Are Good

Based on eighty-five expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, DP Review, What Digital Camera and CNET.com this Canon camera has an average expert rating of 80%. If all the medium megapixel digital cameras that have been around for more than two years are ranked by average expert review score then this Canon digital camera is in the bottom 82%.

Good Owner Reviews

Based on 133 owner reviews the average owner rating of this medium megapixel camera is 88 out of 100. Over 85% of reviewers gave this camera either 4 or 5 stars and 83% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

Excellent Brand

We checked 34,085 user and expert reviews (including 1,378 verified purchases) for Canon cameras and found that on average Canon has excellent reviews. We also found that Canon has excellent reviews specifically for its medium megapixel digital cameras. 92% of those that bought a Canon digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

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Features

Hardware Features

Fourteen people who reviewed it considered that it had good features. Five years ago Pcworld.com_techhive.com said “Hardware features” however despite that they only scored it 18.8 out of 100. Asia.cnet.com said in their Canon G1 X review “Generous feature set”. Expert review site Steves-Digicams.com scored this digital camera 5 stars and wrote “The G1X has been loaded with new, exceptional quality parts and features that lift the” in their review of this digital camera.


Design

Image Quality

Seventy-four owners who reviewed it reckoned that it was good quality. Reviewed.com said five years ago “Classleading image quality for an advanced compact”. Camera Labs said in their review of the Canon G1 X “Superb image quality” however despite that they only scored it 1 stars. Camera Labs also said “Great quality 3in 920k fully articulated screen” in their review.

Smooth

Thirteen owners thought it was good looking. Six years ago expert review site Tipa.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “In a compact camera style body with an e”. Shippy wrote on Bhphotovideo.com “And the fact that it's made well from Japan should be an indicator that you're in pretty good hands” and scored it 8 stars. Sam said on Bhphotovideo.com “My first shoot included lots of avaiable light and fill flash shots of people and even the JPG's impressed me; the color and skin tones were beautiful”.

One customer who purchased it thought it was ergonomic.

One owner who bought the product considered that it was well designed. Expert website Buy-N-Shoot.com gave it a rating of 4 stars and said five years ago “Products made with the highest quality finish and the most solid structural materials and design”.

One owner concluded that this digital camera was smooth. Walmart.com wrote three years ago “The processor is zippy; page transitions are smooth, apps download” but despite that they only gave the product a rating of 20 out of 100.

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Intuitive Interface

Twenty-three people said in their reviews that it was easy to use. Five years ago Neocamera.com wrote “Intuitive interface”. Pcworld.com_techhive.com mentioned “Comfortable to use with extensive manual controls”. Reviewed.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Sus diales de control manual” .

Seven people wrote in their reviews that it was easy to use the menus. Pcworld.com_techhive.com wrote “Wysokiej jakoci wykonanie, wielko przetwornika, wygodne sterowanie przyciskami oraz menu, due moliwoci konfiguracji aparatu, szeroka gama filtrw artystycznych oraz profili barwnych, dobra jako obrazu”. Engadget.com wrote “Manual controls and menus are fast” in their review of this digital camera. Pcworld.co.nz wrote in their review of this digital camera three years ago “Simple to understand menu system” although they gave it a score of 1 stars.

Five owners said in their reviews that it was easy to handle. Pcworld.com_techhive.com wrote in their review of this digital camera five years ago “The hand grip featured at the front assists in the handling” but they rated the Canon G1 X 18.8 out of 100. In the same month Techradar.com said in their Canon G1 X review on expert website Techradar “The Canon G1 X delivers a pleasurable handling experience and is capable of producing superb r”. Mtb wrote “Handling is also very straightforward like all G's before it”.

Five owners mentioned in their reviews that it was comfortable and easy to hold. An anonymous reviewer mentioned on Walmart.com “Its size, I like feeling something strong in my hands or my neck when carring it”. M. Ross mentioned “It feels good in my hands” in their Canon G1 X review and scored this digital camera 7 stars. Mr. Brown said in their Canon G1 X review “I have large hands and the larger body makes things a lot more comfortable” .

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Solid Build

Thirty-four customers concluded that this digital camera was well made. Pcworld.com_techhive.com said “Solid build” in their review of the Canon G1 X nonetheless they rated the product 18.8 out of 100. Pcworld.com_techhive.com also wrote “Solid construction” in their review. Dp Review said on DP Review “Excellent build quality with metal body” but despite that they only gave it a rating of 18.56 out of 100.

Seven people who purchased this digital camera concluded that it was strong and durable. Cnet.com.au wrote “Large, robust body” in their review of the Canon G1 X. Pcworld.co.nz rated the product 70 out of 100 and mentioned “Huge sensor for a compact camera, Outstanding handling, Exceptional images, Rugged buildSummary”. Cnet.com.au also wrote “Offering a wide selection of features in a sturdy chassis” in their review.

Two owners wrote in their reviews that the product was reliable. Mediamike gave the product a score of 7 stars and wrote “The G9 is much more reliable” in their review of this digital camera. Mediamike also mentioned “What happened to easy and reliable?” in their review.

One customer who purchased the product thought it was easy to damage or scratch. J. D. Wellbelove scored the product 6 stars and said “Manual Lens cover - no chance of the lens developing the famous scratches and marks as the others suffer from” in their review of the Canon G1 X.

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Other Features

Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The Canon G1 X supports video capability. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this camera also support video capability.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative digital cameras which support video capability currently available including the Fujifilm X-E1, the Pentax K-5 II ($709.95), or the Sony NEX-5 ($346.95) which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Canon G1 X has a built-in flash, as do most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera.

It may also be worth considering one of the other digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available including the Olympus E-P5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm which is cheaper; or the Pentax K-5 II ($709.95) which has better reviews.

We think you might also be interested in alternative digital cameras which also have a built-in flash including the Nikon 1 AW1 ($566.23).

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Has an HDMI Port

The Canon G1 X has an HDMI port, as do most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this digital camera.

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Has a USB 2.0 Port

The Canon G1 X has a USB 2.0 port, as do most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Canon G1 X has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other cameras of this age and spec.

We compared all the other cameras with an image stabilizer to this camera and we think the Fujifilm X-E1, and the Pentax K-5 II ($709.95) which has better reviews; or the Olympus E-P5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm which is cheaper are also worth considering.

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Packaging Content

Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Canon G1 X has a handheld remote control. Most of the other cameras of this age and spec do not have a handheld remote control.

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Has a Battery Charger Included

The Canon G1 X has a battery charger included. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to this digital camera also have a battery charger included.

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Has an AC Adapter Included

The Canon G1 X has an AC adapter included, as do most of the other cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this camera.

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Has a Batteries Included

The Canon G1 X has a batteries included, as do most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this camera.

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Camera

Has a Dioptre Correction

The Canon G1 X has a dioptre correction, as do most of the other cameras of this type and age.

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Has an Orientation Sensor

The Canon G1 X has an orientation sensor. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to this camera also have an orientation sensor.

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Has a Custom Colour

The Canon G1 X has a custom colour, as do most of the other digital cameras of this age and type.

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Supports Direct Printing

The Canon G1 X supports direct printing. Most of the other digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago also support direct printing.

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Features Multi-Shot Function

The Canon G1 X features multi-shot function. Most of the other digital cameras of this type and age also feature multi-shot function.

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Features Multi Burst Mode

The Canon G1 X features multi burst mode, as do most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that were launched around the same time as this digital camera.

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The Canon G1 X features brightness adjustment. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera also feature brightness adjustment.

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Has a Tripod Mountable

The Canon G1 X has a tripod mountable. Most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec also have a tripod mountable.

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Features Histogram

The Canon G1 X features histogram, as do most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this camera.

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Flash

Has an External Flash Connector

The Canon G1 X has an external flash connector. Most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as this digital camera also have an external flash connector.

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Has a Flash Exposure Compensation

The Canon G1 X has a flash exposure compensation, as do most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Display

Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The Canon G1 X has a vari-angle LCD display. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as this digital camera do not have a vari-angle LCD display.

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Quite High Display Resolution (numeric)

The lowest display resolution (numeric) of medium megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this digital camera is 230 pixels and the highest is 1,300,000 pixels. At 920,000 pixels, the Canon G1 X has a fairly high display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and type.

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Average Display Diagonal

At 2.8 inches, the Canon G1 X has a fairly typical display diagonal compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar type and age to this camera.

If you want a larger display diagonal then you might want to look at the X-E1 (2.9"), or the X-E2 ($696.17) (3") both from Fujifilm or the Pentax K-5 II ($709.95) (3") which is also higher rated.

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Ports & Interfaces

Has an HDMI

The Canon G1 X has an HDMI. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to this digital camera also have an HDMI.

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Supports PictBridge

The Canon G1 X supports PictBridge. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago also support PictBridge.

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Audio

Has a Built-In Microphone

The Canon G1 X has a built-in microphone. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that were released more than two years ago also have a built-in microphone.

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Noise Reduction in Jpegs is Unnecessarily Aggressive

Seven people mentioned in their reviews that the product was noisy. Expert Reviews wrote “Best to shoot in RAW and process in the supplied software and turn noise reduction off”. Expert Reviews also mentioned “Noise reduction in jpegs is unnecessarily aggressive” in their review.

Ephotozine.com mentioned on Ephotozine “ISO noise performance is impressive with low noise right up to high ISO sett”.

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Unacceptable Noise Level

Seven people mentioned in their reviews that the product was noisy. Expert Reviews wrote “Best to shoot in RAW and process in the supplied software and turn noise reduction off”. Expert Reviews also mentioned “Noise reduction in jpegs is unnecessarily aggressive” in their review. Ephotozine.com mentioned on Ephotozine “ISO noise performance is impressive with low noise right up to high ISO sett”.


Video

1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution of the Canon G1 X is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of the most frequently found maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels maximum video resolution is in fact the best video resolution across all medium megapixel digital cameras that were launched around the same time as this digital camera.

The worst video resolution amongst similar types of digital camera is 640 x 480 pixels.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the Canon G1 X is 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of the most frequently found video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels (which is also supported by this Canon digital 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). Across all digital cameras of this type and age the video resolution ranges from 320 x 120 pixels (worst) to 1920 x 1080 pixels (best).

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Lens System

Quite Small Minimum Aperture Number

The smallest minimum aperture number of digital cameras of a similar spec and age to this digital camera is 1.7 and the largest is 22. The Canon G1 X has one of the smaller minimum aperture numbers (only 2.8) amongst similar spec digital cameras of this age.

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Very Small Optical Zoom

Cameras that have been available for a similar time to this digital camera have optical zooms of between 0.34x and 65x, and the average optical zoom is 14x. The Canon G1 X has one of the smaller optical zooms (only 4 times zoom factor) amongst cameras of this age.

If you want a bigger optical zoom then you might want to look at the Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR (30x) which also has a higher rating.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The shortest maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of cameras of a similar spec and age to this digital camera is 18mm and the longest is 1,500mm. The Canon G1 X has a quite short maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) (only 112 millimeters) compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as this digital camera.

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Quite Big Maximum Aperture Number

At only 5.8, the Canon G1 X has a quite big maximum aperture number compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to this camera. The average maximum aperture number of comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera is 7.4, and the maximum aperture numbers range from 2.5 to 38.

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Fairly Long Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

With a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 28 millimeters, the Canon G1 X has a fairly long minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other cameras of this spec and age. The average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camera is 26mm, and the minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) range from 4.5mm to 40mm.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the Canon G1 X has a relatively typical digital zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and type.

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Weight & Dimensions

Compact Dimensions for Sensor Size

Eighty-four customers who reviewed the Canon G1 X reckoned that it was compact. Dp Review wrote in their review of the Canon G1 X “Compact dimensions for sensor size” however despite that they only gave it a rating of 18.56 out of 100. Digitalversus.com wrote in their review of this digital camera on expert website Digital Versus “One key difference between an expert compact and a standard point-and-shoot is the presence of an optical viewfinder as well as an LCD screen” and gave this digital camera a rating of 7 stars. Photographyblog.com mentioned on expert website PhotographyBlog.com “The Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II is a new premium compact camera with a large CMOS image sensor” in their review of this digital camera and gave it a score of 7 stars.

Twenty-six customers who reviewed it reckoned that it was heavy and bulky. Pcworld.com_techhive.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “Excellent overall image quality, surprisingly low noise results without significant loss of detail up to ISO 6400, very nice 3inch, variangle LCD, superb 1080p HD recording with stereo sound, chunky b”. Five years ago Gadgetspeak.com said “All round as it is a chunky looking item” in their review of this digital camera. Photographyblog.com mentioned on expert website PhotographyBlog.com “It's much bigger and heavier”.

Seven customers concluded that this digital camera was a good body shape. Cnet.com mentioned on expert review site CNET.com “A significantly redesigned body, new sensor” in their review of the Canon G1 X. Two years ago Shippy wrote on Bhphotovideo.com “And talk about a very sturdy body”. Woony90 wrote “Yes i knew sony has better sensor packed into smaller body with a lighter weight” in their review of this digital camera.

Three people wrote that the product was lightweight. Techradar wrote five years ago “Well constructed yet lightweight”. Walmart.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “It's lightweight” but in spite of that they only gave it a rating of 1 stars. Moravian said in their review of this digital camera “I bought this camera to have a lightweight alternative to my Nikon SLR”.

One person who reviewed this digital camera concluded that it was good structurally.

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Excellent Overall Image Quality, Surprisingly Low Noise Results Without Significant Loss of Detail Up to ISO 6400, Very Nice 3inch, Variangle LCD, Superb 1080p HD Recording With Stereo Sound, Chunky B

Twenty-six customers who reviewed it reckoned that it was heavy and bulky. Pcworld.com_techhive.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “Excellent overall image quality, surprisingly low noise results without significant loss of detail up to ISO 6400, very nice 3inch, variangle LCD, superb 1080p HD recording with stereo sound, chunky b”.

Five years ago Gadgetspeak.com said “All round as it is a chunky looking item” in their review of this digital camera. Photographyblog.com mentioned on expert website PhotographyBlog.com “It's much bigger and heavier”.

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Heavy

With a weight of 492 grams, the Canon G1 X is fairly heavy compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to this digital camera. Digital cameras of this type and age have weights of between 20g and 1.3kg, and the average weight is 250g.

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Support

Manual Controls

Eighteen customers considered that it had good technical guidance. Pcworld.com_techhive.com wrote in their Canon G1 X review “Provided with all necessary controls for manual and semimanual modes”. Pcworld.com_techhive.com also said “Nice manual controls have a satisfying feel” in their review. Dcresource.com wrote “Full manual controls, including RAW support” .


Excellent Images, Video

Seventeen people mentioned in their reviews that the product was good for video recording. Reviewed.com said in their review of this digital camera “Videos con muy buena calidad de sonido” however they only scored it 19.4 out of 100. Pcworld.com_techhive.com wrote “C phm quay video ring, hai bnh xe thng s, b tr phm d s dng, thao tc”. Pcworld.com_techhive.com also said “Sensore di grande formato, immagini e video nitidi e dettagliati” in their review.

Image Quality

One hundred and nineteen customers reckoned that the product was able to produce good images. Reviewed.com wrote five years ago “Qualit des images jusqu' 3200 ISO, cran LCD mont sur rotule” but they only gave it a score of 19.4 out of 100. Dcresource.com wrote “Excellent photo quality, with low noise until highest ISOs” yet they only scored it 14 out of 100. Five years ago Pcworld.com_techhive.com mentioned in their review of the Canon G1 X “Large sensor produces excellent images” but even so they only gave it a score of 18.8 out of 100.

Twenty-five people who reviewed it mentioned that it had a good image sensor. Reviewed.com said in their review of this digital camera “Su excelente sensor de gran tamao, permitiendo obtener resultados de excelente calidad” . Ephotozine.com mentioned on Ephotozine three years ago “Features a large 1.5inch CMOS sensor”. In the same month Photographyblog.com wrote on expert website PhotographyBlog.com “The metal-bodied G1 X Mark II has a 1.5-type multi-aspect sensor” in their review of the Canon G1 X.

Eighteen customers considered that it had a good picture resolution. Dcresource.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Super high resolution 3inch rotating LCD display”. Dp Review wrote on DP Review “Articulated screen useful for waist-level and high angle shooting” in their review of this digital camera but despite that they only gave it a rating of 1 stars. Dp Review also mentioned “Good detail and resolution at low sensitivities” in their review.

Fifteen customers said in their reviews that the product had a good ISO range. Pcworld.com_techhive.com wrote “Great high ISO performance” but in spite of that they only gave this digital camera a score of 18.8 out of 100. Pcworld.com_techhive.com also wrote “Verhltnismig wenig Bildrauschen auch bei hohen ISOWerten (ISO 1.600 und darber” in their review. Pcworld.com_techhive.com also said “Very little noise, even at higher ISOs” in their review.

Seven customers concluded that it was good in low light. Pcworld.com_techhive.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “Good low light performance” but in spite of that they only gave it a rating of 18.8 out of 100. Watergirl said “It takes some getting use to, would be a waste for someone who just wants to use 'Auto.' The quality lens and large sensor good for low light conditions” in their review of this digital camera and rated it 7 stars. Djpeebz said five years ago “2) Incredible lowlight results up to ISO 12800” in their review of the Canon G1 X.

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Flip-Out High-Resolution LCD Screen

Eighteen people said that this digital camera had a good screen. Reviewed.com mentioned “Variangle LCD screen adds flexibility” in their review of the Canon G1 X. Pcworld.com_techhive.com said in their review of this digital camera “High res LCD screen which is usable in sunlit conditions”. Pcworld.com_techhive.com also mentioned “Hochauflsendes 920.000 Subpixel) drehund schwenkbares Display mit sehr guter Bildqualitt” in their review.

Eight people thought it had a good viewfinder. Pcworld.com_techhive.com said “Variable angle LCD usable viewfinder” but in spite of that they only gave it a score of 1 stars. Dcresource.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “Optical viewfinder is always a nice touch” nonetheless they scored this digital camera 14 out of 100. Photoreview.com.au scored the product 7 stars and wrote “The lack of a built-in viewfinder is always a deal-breaker for us”.

Four owners wrote in their reviews that the product was mirrorless. Expert website Pcmag.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera 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” . Expert review site Mashable.com mentioned in their review of the Canon G1 X “Smartphones are stealing away the low end and affordable mirrorless cameras are eating away at the high end”.

Two owners who bought this digital camera reckoned that it had an electronic viewfinder. Watergirl wrote in their Canon G1 X review “I would have preferred the EVF built in and will miss the vary-angle display of my former G1X original”. Galvatron0828 mentioned on Bhphotovideo.com “The EVF has great quality to it” in their review of the Canon G1 X and gave it a rating of 6 stars.

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Sharp Lens

Thirty-six people who reviewed it considered that it had a good lens. Reviewed.com said five years ago “Super sharp lens that captures lots of detail”. Camera Labs wrote “Built-in lens with useful general-purpose range” in their review of the Canon G1 X. Pcworld.com_techhive.com mentioned “Quite a bit smaller than large-sensor mirrorless or SLR with similar lens” in their review of this digital camera but despite that they only gave it a rating of 18.8 out of 100.

Eighteen customers concluded that the product had a good zoom. Reviewed.com wrote “Zoom optique 4x de qualit”. Pcworld.com_techhive.com wrote “Lens is fairly sharp (except corners at wide angle), hits a good sweet spot for zoom range” in their review of this digital camera but even so they only scored it 18.8 out of 100. Digital Versus wrote five years ago “Goodquality 4x zoom lens” in their review of this digital camera.

Ten owners thought this digital camera had a good autofocus. Daryl gave it a rating of 7 stars and he mentioned “The focusing could be easier”. Dave said “It's lag and hunting for focus takes all the fun away from actually taking the pictures” in his review of this digital camera. Jay B. mentioned on Walmart.com “Macro, super fast focus, super fast burst, etc.” and gave it a rating of 8 stars.

Three people who reviewed this digital camera said that it had a good image stabiliser. Hardwarezone.com.sg mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Excellent image stabilizer” however despite that they only gave the product a rating of 19.4 out of 100. Dcresource.com mentioned “Optical image stabilization”. Five years ago Robw gave it a rating of 9 stars and wrote “Results were impressive, with the video image quality and stabilization outstanding” in their review of this digital camera.

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ISO Dial Removed to Make Room for Popup Flash, Expensive

Eight customers concluded that it did not have a good flash. Pcworld.com_techhive.com wrote “ISO dial removed to make room for popup flash, expensive”. Photonut wrote on Bhphotovideo.com “The 270EX flash is not essential” in their Canon G1 X review. Spike mentioned on Bhphotovideo.com “This unit has a funny, flimsy onboard flash that gets the job done”.


Price

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Power

Battery Life Isn't Great

Nine customers mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera did not have a good battery life. Pcworld.com_techhive.com wrote five years ago “Battery life isn't great” in their review of this digital camera. In the same month What Digital Camera wrote “Poor closefocus, offset parallax and limited field of view optical viewfinder, significant price, soso battery life, autofocus system less capable than some competitors”. Walmart.com mentioned “I was used to having to recharge my 7 throughout the day” in their Canon G1 X review.


Smart TV

Poor Connectivity

One person who reviewed it considered that it was not good in terms of connectivity. Brisbanetimes.com.au mentioned “Does it really need to be this heavy? The Wi-Fi connectivity with a smartphone is pretty crude compared with the competitors' apps.”.


Networking

Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Canon G1 X does not support Wi-Fi, unlike most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as this digital camera which support Wi-Fi.

Other cameras which also support Wi-Fi that you might want to look at include the Olympus E-P5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm or the Fujifilm X-E2 ($696.17), or the Sony NEX-5 ($346.95).

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Does Not Feature Bluetooth

Like most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that were released around the same time as this digital camera, the Canon G1 X does not feature bluetooth.

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Focusing

Fairly Large Closest Focusing Distance

At 0.2 meters, the Canon G1 X has a quite large closest focusing distance compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable spec and age to this camera. Across all the digital cameras of this age and spec the closest focusing distances range from 0.001m to 0.5m, and the average closest focusing distance is 0.066m.

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Other

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was April 2017 when Canon released the G1 X.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers canon powershotg1xmarkii, canon 9167b022aa, canon 9167b012aa, canon p213110p, canon 9167b001
Barcodes 00008137163655, 00009608235271, 00013803143997, 00013803240047, 00138031439978, 00163120770625, 00635131601040, 00714574577739, 00854587178467, 03250391415199, 04960999815985, 08714574577739, 08714574577753, 08714574577760, 08714574615967, 08714574623658

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