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Pentax XG-1

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Pentax XG-1

$258.12
Pentax XG-1
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A good value for money and good spec bridge camera
Bridge 16MP 52x Yes Jul 2014
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PENTAX XG-1 16.0 MP Digital SLR Camera - Black (Brand new, unopened)
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Pentax XG-1 16 Digital Camera with 52x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom with 3-Inch LCD (Black)
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Pentax XG-1 Review

Representing excellent value for money and with very good features, we have ranked the Pentax XG-1 number 230 in best selling cameras and number 362 across all digital cameras.
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Value for Money
Very Good
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Features
Good Features
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Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 77?

It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better digital cameras are available. View the latest cameras 2018.
This digital camera has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
4608 x 3456 pixels image resolution
Bigger than average optical zoom
A powerful 52-times optical zoom lens brings new discoveries and creative inspirations to your digital photography
The xg-1 provides extra-wide zoom coverage, from ultra-wide-angle to super-telephoto ranges
The 1cm macro mode captures subjects in great detail
Very low maximum ISO sensitivity
Heavier than average

Should You Buy it Now?

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Pentax XG-1 Video Reviews

How Big is the Pentax XG-1?

The Pentax XG-1 is 119mm wide and 97.5mm tall. It is 89mm deep and weighs 539g.

Pentax XG-1 front dimensions
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Pentax XG-1 In-Depth Analysis

Value For Money

Good Value for Money

The product has mediocre features but at $258.12 it is cheaper than 59% of cameras.

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Cheaper Price Found in the United Kingdom

We found a cheaper price for the Pentax XG-1 of £182.68 ($182.68) in the United Kingdom. That's a saving of $75.44.

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Features

Average Megapixels

The megapixels of the Pentax XG-1 of 16MP is pretty typical compared to most other cameras. It is higher than 61% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Image Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is typical of many cameras.

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Bigger Than Average Optical Zoom

The Pentax XG-1's optical zoom of 52x is bigger than average when compared to most other cameras. It is in the biggest 6% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many cameras.

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Very Low Maximum ISO Sensitivity

The average maximum ISO sensitivity of all cameras is 14,000, with the lowest being 200 and the highest being 820,000. The maximum ISO sensitivity of the Pentax XG-1 of only 3,200 is in the lowest 24% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Average Minimum Aperture Number

The Pentax XG-1's minimum aperture number of 2.8 is fairly standard compared to most other cameras. It is larger than 52% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Pentax XG-1 has an image stabilizer, as do 78% of cameras.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Pentax XG-1 has a built-in flash, as do 68% of cameras.

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Heavier Than Average

The Pentax XG-1's weight of 539g is heavier than average when compared to most other cameras. It is heavier than 85% of all cameras when ordered by this feature. The weights of digital cameras range from 50g to 1.5kg, and the average weight is 300g.

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Smaller Than Average Image Sensor Size

The Pentax XG-1's image sensor size of only 0.429" is smaller than average when compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 12% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature. Across all the digital cameras the image sensor sizes range from 0.25" to 1.5", and the average image sensor size is 0.47".

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera supports a video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080|1280 x 720|640 x 480 pixels, which is the most commonly supported resolution on cameras.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

The Pentax XG-1 supports a maximum still image resolution of 4608 x 3456. That's over five times the resolution of the most common resolution of 1712 x 1712. The best resolution of all cameras is 6016 x 4016 and the worst is 384 x 480.

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Very Small Internal Memory

The Pentax XG-1's internal memory of only 15.4MB is smaller than 81% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature. Across all the cameras the internal memory range from 1MB to 700MB, and the average internal memory is 50MB.

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Average Digital Zoom

The Pentax XG-1's digital zoom of 4x is relatively standard compared to most other cameras. It is bigger than 88% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Shorter Than Average Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The Pentax XG-1's minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 24mm is in the shortest 17% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Features Smile Detection

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

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Smaller Than Average Maximum Aperture Number

The maximum aperture number of the Pentax XG-1 of only 5.6 is in the smallest 7% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Has a Wrist Strap

The Pentax XG-1 has a wrist strap, which is unusual. 91% of cameras do not have a wrist strap.

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Average Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the Pentax XG-1 of 3" is fairly typical compared to most other cameras. It is larger than 66% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

pentax 07988, pentax mx1bk

Barcodes:

00027075279766, 00027075279773, 04549212279751

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