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Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II

$539.37
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A fully featured 12.8 megapixel 5 times zoom factor digital camera
Compact 12.8MP 5x Yes Jun 2014
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Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II Review

With mediocre reviews and features, we have ranked the Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II number 429 across all digital cameras.
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31
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 32?

It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better digital cameras are available. View the latest digital cameras 2017.
Customers report good picture quality, great product quality and good lens quality. However they also report poor battery life and unacceptable noise level.
This digital camera has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
1" image sensor size
Has a built-in flash
Quite low megapixel
Heavy

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared it with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is good for portrait photography, ranking number 9999999 in portrait photography cameras. It is also mediocre for sports photography, ranking number 9999999 in sports photography cameras as well being mediocre for everyday photography, ranking number 9999999 in everyday photography cameras.
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Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II Video Reviews


How Big is the Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II?

The Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II is 116.3mm wide and 74mm tall. It is 66.2mm deep and weighs 558g.

Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II front dimensions

Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II size in context

Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

10 Industry Awards

This digital camera has received 10 awards from experts.

The authors at websites Pocket Lint, Ephotozine, Akam.no and Digitaltrends.com all decided that concluded that they would endorse this camera and gave it their "Recommended" award.

Three other expert review sites all concluded that this Canon camera was great. Lydogbillede.dk and Lydogbilde.no both gave this camera an "Especially Recommended 5 Star" award and PhotographyBlog.com gave it a "Highly Recommended" award.

The writers at two more expert review sites endorsed this digital camera. The author at website Onfoto.ru gave this camera a "Silver" award and decided it was very good and it received a "Best Buy" award from review site Expert Reviews who said it was was a sensible purchase.

The editor of one additional expert review site thought that this digital camera was very good. Ljudochbild.se gave this camera a "Recommended" award.

Expert Reviews Are Average

The average expert rating of this camera is 79% based on 42 expert reviews from sites including What Digital Camera, PhotographyBlog.com, CNET.com and Ephotozine.

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Excellent Owner Reviews

PowerShot G1 X Mark II owners on average rated this camera as exceptional. Over 94% of reviewers gave this camera either 4 or 5 stars and 95% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Users Report Good Picture Quality

47 owners who reviewed it concluded that it was able to produce good images, seven owners said that this digital camera had a good picture resolution and three owners who reviewed it considered that it had a good image sensor.

Users Report Excellent Product Quality

27 customers who purchased this digital camera concluded that it was good quality.

Customers Report Good Lens Quality

16 people who bought the product concluded that it had a good lens, nine customers said in their reviews that it had a good autofocus and four owners said that the product had a good zoom.

Customers Report Poor Battery Life

Six people who reviewed this digital camera agreed that it did not have a good battery life.

Users Report Unacceptable Noise Level

Two people mentioned in their reviews that the Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II was noisy.

Canon Has Excellent Digital Camera Reviews

Based on 33,726 expert and user reviews (including 6,880 verified purchases), Canon has excellent reviews for its cameras. Canon also has excellent reviews specifically within its cameras range compared to other manufacturers. 96% of those that bought a Canon camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Customers Report Nice Design

10 owners who purchased this digital camera thought it was good looking and two customers said that it was neat.

Users Report Superior Technical Features

Eight people wrote in their reviews that this digital camera had good features.

Users Report a Good Flash

Three owners who reviewed the Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II considered that it had a good flash.

Customers Report it is Robust

Eight people who purchased it concluded that it was well made and two customers mentioned in their reviews that the product was strong and durable.

Users Report it is Easy to Use

12 customers mentioned in their reviews that it was easy to use and four owners concluded that it was easy to use the menus.

Users Report Good Video Capture

Two owners who reviewed it reckoned that it was good for video recording.

Customers Report a Good Screen / Viewfinder

Nine owners who reviewed it reckoned that it had a good screen and three customers who purchased it agreed that it had a good viewfinder.

Customers Report That it is Fairly Priced

Three owners who reviewed the Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II agreed that it was good value for money.

Customers Report it is a Good Size

14 owners who purchased the product reckoned that it was compact, four people who reviewed this digital camera reckoned that it was a good body shape and two owners who purchased it considered that it was lightweight.


Value For Money

Average Priced

The cheapeast cameras that we found costs $29 and the most expensive costs $6,895. We think that this camera has an average price.

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Features

Quite Low Megapixel

The PowerShot G1 X Mark II has a fairly low megapixel (only 12.8 megapixels) compared to most of the other cameras. The average megapixel of cameras is 16MP, and the megapixels range from 0.3MP to 80MP.

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Heavy

The PowerShot G1 X Mark II is one of the heavier cameras (558 grams) amongst digital cameras of this age. Across all the cameras the weights range from 1g to 1.5kg, and the average weight is 300g.

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1" Image Sensor Size

This camera has a 1.5|1" image sensor size, which is the most commonly found image sensor size on cameras.

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Average Optical Zoom

The Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II has a fairly standard optical zoom (5 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other cameras.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II has a built-in flash. Most of the other cameras also have a built-in flash.

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Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II has a pretty typical display diagonal compared to most of the other cameras.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many cameras.

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Has a Touchscreen

The Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II has a touchscreen, unlike most of the other digital cameras which do not have a touchscreen.

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Quite High Display Resolution (numeric)

At 1,040,000 pixel, the PowerShot G1 X Mark II has a fairly high display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other digital cameras. The lowest display resolution (numeric) of cameras is 3 pixels and the highest is 16,000,000 pixels.

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Has a Flash Exposure Compensation

The PowerShot G1 X Mark II has a flash exposure compensation. Most of the other digital cameras also have a flash exposure compensation.

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Very Small Maximum Aperture Number

The PowerShot G1 X Mark II has one of the smaller maximum aperture numbers (only 3.9) amongst cameras of this age. The maximum aperture numbers of cameras range from 1.8 to 130.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

At only 4 times zoom factor, the PowerShot G1 X Mark II has a fairly small digital zoom compared to most of the other cameras. The digital zooms of cameras range from 0.72x to 810x.

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Quite Small Minimum Aperture Number

Across all the cameras the minimum aperture numbers range from -2 to 22. With a minimum aperture number of only 2, the PowerShot G1 X Mark II has a quite small minimum aperture number compared to most of the other cameras.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II supports a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of the most common video resolutions of 1280 x 720 pixels (which is also supported by this Canon camera). In addition, this camera supports a video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail. Across all cameras the best video resolution is 4096 x 2160 pixels and the worst is 320 x 120 pixels.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The PowerShot G1 X Mark II supports Wi-Fi, as do most of the other cameras.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The PowerShot G1 X Mark II has an image stabilizer. Most of the other cameras also have an image stabilizer.

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4352 X 2904 Still Image Resolution

The Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II has a higher still image resolution than most digital cameras. This camera has a 4352 x 2904 still image resolution(s), whereas most cameras have a 2256 x 1504 still image resolution(s). This Canon digital camera also have still image resolution(s) of 4352 x 2248, 3072 x 2304, 3072 x 2048, 2304 x 2304, 3072 x 1728, 1840 x 2304, 2048 x 1536, 1536 x 1536, 1920 x 1080, 640 x 480, 640 x 424, 480 x 480 and 640 x 360 and 384 x 480. The still image resolution of all cameras ranges from (L) 4320 x 3240 (worst) to 6016 x 4016 (best).

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II has one of the shorter minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) (only 24 millimeters) amongst cameras of this age. The shortest minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of digital cameras is 2.3mm and the longest is 75mm.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The PowerShot G1 X Mark II supports Near Field Communication (NFC). Most of the other cameras also support Near Field Communication (NFC).

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Does Not Feature Bluetooth

The PowerShot G1 X Mark II does not feature bluetooth, although keep in mind that most of the other cameras also do not feature bluetooth.

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Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

Canon released the PowerShot G1 X Mark II in June 2014.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers canon powershotg1xmarkii, canon 9167b001evf, canon 9167b001z
Barcodes 00013803240047, 00138032400472, 00840014155088, 00840014185696, 04053162712171, 04549292008197, 05054230872277, 08714574615950, 08714574623641, 08714574623689

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