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Pentax XG-1 Digital Camera

16MP 52x CMOS Jul 2014
Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Sensor Type Release Date
- Powerful 52-times optical zoom lens- Aperture F2.8 in wide-angle- 3.0-inch LCD monitor- 1cm Macro Mode- Ultralight & compact body A Powerful 52-times Optical Zoom Lens Brings New Discoveries And... More
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20 Reasons For

Pentax Has Excellent Camera Reviews

We calculated the average ratings for all Pentax cameras and also specifically for Pentax bridge camera digital cameras and found that in both cases Pentax had excellent ratings compared to other manufacturers.

Fairly Big Optical Zoom

The Pentax XG-1 has a quite big optical zoom (52 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the XG-1. Digital cameras of this age and type have optical zooms of between 1.3x and 65x, and the average optical zoom is 32x.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Pentax XG-1 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the XG-1.

We compared all the other digital cameras with a built-in flash to this camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm FinePix SL240[plb_1349973_price], and the Nikon P600[plb_2176383_price] is also worth considering.

We think you might also be interested in alternative cameras which also have a built-in flash including the Sony DSC-H300[plb_1611594_price].

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Pentax XG-1 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

We compared this digital camera to all the other digital cameras with an image stabilizer and we think a cheaper camera such as the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS[plb_2412545_price] or you might consider a higher rated camera such as the Fujifilm FinePix SL240[plb_1349973_price], and the Nikon P600[plb_2176383_price] are also worth considering.

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Electrical Viewfinder Type

This camera has an Electrical viewfinder type, which is typical of many digital cameras that are a similar age to it. Most compact cameras do not have enough space to accommodate an optical viewfinder and use the display screen on the back as an electrical viewfinder.

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Has a Micro HDMI Connector Type

The Pentax XG-1 has a greater number of HDMI connector types than most cameras of a similar age and spec to it. The most commonly found HDMI connector type is Mini, but this HDMI connector type is not found on this camera. The HDMI connector types Micro are also found on this Pentax camera.

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Very Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

With a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 1,248 millimeter, the Pentax XG-1 has one of the longer maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)s amongst similar spec digital cameras of this age. The maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)s of bridge camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as the XG-1 range from 100mm to 1,600mm, and the average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 750mm.

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Fairly Big Combined Zoom

Across all the digital cameras of this age and spec the combined zooms range from 16x to 3,600x, and the average combined zoom is 230x. The Pentax XG-1 has a quite big combined zoom (208 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been around for around the same time as the XG-1.

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Has Six White Balances

The number of white balance modes found on the Pentax XG-1 is more than most digital cameras of a comparable age and type to it. This digital camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most frequently found white balance found on digital cameras of this type and age. The white balances "Cloudy", "Daylight", "Fluorescent", "Incandescent" and "Manual" are also found on this Pentax digital camera.

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Has Five Photo Effectss

The number of photo effects found on the Pentax XG-1 is more than most bridge camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to it. This camera has a Black&White photo effects, which is the most frequently found photo effects found on bridge camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the XG-1. The photo effectss "Negative film", "Positive film", "Sepia" and "Vivid" are also found on this Pentax camera.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution(s)

The Pentax XG-1 has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution(s) which is higher than the 1920 x 1080 still image resolution(s) found on most bridge camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as it. In addition, this Pentax camera have still image resolution(s)s of 3648 x 2736, 2592 x 1944, 2048 x 1536, 640 x 480 and 4608 x 3072 and 4608 x 2592.

This camera's still image resolution (4608 x 3456) is in fact the best still image resolution amongst all bridge camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

The worst still image resolution across comparable types of camera is 640 x 360.

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Supports Six ISO Sensitivitys

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Pentax XG-1 is more than most bridge camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as it. The most frequently supported ISO sensitivity is 160, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this camera. The ISO sensitivitys 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600 and 3200 are also supported by this Pentax digital camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

The highest video resolution supported by the Pentax XG-1 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels digital camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution supported by bridge camera digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the XG-1. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this camera. In addition, this digital camera supports a video resolutions of 1280 x 720 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.

This camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best supported video resolution amongst all bridge camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

The worst supported video resolution amongst comparable types of camera is 320 x 120 pixels.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

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

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± 2EV (1/3EV Step) Light Exposure Correction

This digital camera has a ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction, which is typical of many bridge camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as it.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is the most commonly found maximum image resolution on cameras that were released around the same time as it.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This digital camera has an Auto focus adjustment, which is the most commonly found focus adjustment on comparable spec cameras that were released around the same time as it.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

Bridge camera digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the XG-1 have minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)s of between 4.5mm and 28mm. With a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 24 millimeters, the Pentax XG-1 has one of the shorter minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)s amongst similar spec cameras of this age.

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Very Small Minimum Aperture Number

The Pentax XG-1 has one of the smaller minimum aperture numbers (only 2.8) amongst digital cameras of this age. The minimum aperture numbers of bridge camera digital cameras that have been available for more than two years range from 2.6 to 19, and the average minimum aperture number is 3.5.

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Supports One Power Source Type

The Pentax XG-1 has a greater number of power sources than most digital cameras of this age and spec. This camera supports a Battery power source type, which is the most commonly supported power source type supported by cameras of this age and type.

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16 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Video Capability

The Pentax XG-1 does not support video capability. Most of the other digital cameras of this age and type also do not support video capability.

We compared all the other cameras which also support video capability to this digital camera and we think the Fujifilm FinePix SL240[plb_1349973_price], or the Kodak Pixpro AZ251[plb_2452647_price] or the Fujifilm S4500[plb_1353342_price] are also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

Most bridge camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the XG-1 do not support Full HD video. The Pentax XG-1 is no exception to this as it too does not support Full HD video.

Other digital cameras which also support Full HD video that you might want to consider include the Nikon 820[plb_2153075_price].

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Pentax XG-1 does not support wi-Fi. Most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to the XG-1 also do not support wi-Fi.

Other cameras which also support wi-Fi that you might want to look at include the Nikon P600[plb_2176383_price], or the Fujifilm S9200[plb_2145008_price].

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Not 3D

The Pentax XG-1 is not 3D, although this is within the context that most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the XG-1 are also not 3D.

Digital cameras which are 3D that might also be worth considering include the Nikon 820[plb_2153075_price] which is also cheaper.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Like most of the other cameras of a similar age and spec to the XG-1, the Pentax XG-1 does not have a GPS (satellite).

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Not Waterproof

The Pentax XG-1 is not waterproof. Most of the other cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the XG-1 are also not waterproof.

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Only Features Four Flash Modess

The Pentax XG-1 has a greater number of flash modes than most bridge camera digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. This Pentax digital camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most frequently featured flash modes featured on comparable spec cameras that came out more than two years ago. The flash modess "Forced off", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this camera.

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Only Supports Three Camera File Systems

The Pentax XG-1 has a greater number of camera file systems than most cameras of a comparable type and age to it. The most frequently supported camera file system is Exif 2.3, but this camera file system is not supported by this Pentax camera. The camera file systems DCF 2.0, DPOF and PRINT Image Matching III are also supported by this camera.

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Only Has Four Light Exposure Modess

The number of light exposure modes found on the Pentax XG-1 is more than most digital cameras of a similar age and spec to it. This camera has a Shutter priority AE light exposure modes, which is the most frequently found light exposure modes found on cameras of a comparable age and spec to the XG-1. The light exposure modess "Aperture priority AE", "Auto" and "Manual" are also found on this digital camera.

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Very Small Internal Memory

With an internal memory of only 15.4 megabytes, the Pentax XG-1 has one of the smaller internal memorys amongst bridge camera digital cameras of this age. The average internal memory of bridge camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the XG-1 is 54MB, and the internal memorys range from 8MB to 200MB.

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Only 240 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)s

The Pentax XG-1 is a camera that takes 240 shots battery life (CIPA standard)s.

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Very Low ISO Sensitivity (max)

At only 3,200, the Pentax XG-1 has a fairly low ISO sensitivity (max) compared to most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that have been around for more than two years. Across all the bridge camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the XG-1 the ISO sensitivity (max)s range from 1,600 to 26,000, and the average ISO sensitivity (max) is 7,700.

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Only Supports One Image Formats Supported

The Pentax XG-1 has a greater number of supported image formats than most digital cameras of a similar spec and age to it. This camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most commonly supported image formats supported supported by bridge camera digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the XG-1.

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Only 1280×720@60fps Resolution At Capture Speed

The Pentax XG-1 has a higher resolution at capture speeds than most bridge camera digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. This Pentax digital camera has a 1280×720@60fps resolution at capture speed, whereas most cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it have a 1920x1080@30fps resolution at capture speed. In addition, this camera have resolution at capture speeds of 1280×720@30fps, 1280×720@60fps and 640x480@30fps and 640x480@60fps. The worst resolution at capture speeds of all bridge camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the XG-1 is 320×240@30fps and the best is 1920x1080@60fps.

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Very Big Minimum RAM

The minimum RAM of the Pentax XG-1 of 512 megabytes is one of the biggest amongst digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the XG-1. Across all the digital cameras that were released around the same time as the XG-1 the minimum RAMs range from 250MB to 520MB.

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Very High Minimum Hard Disk Space

The lowest minimum hard disk space of bridge camera digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the XG-1 is 110MB and the highest is 1GB. With a minimum hard disk space of 1,000 megabyte, the Pentax XG-1 has a very high minimum hard disk space compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the XG-1.

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7 Other reasons to consider the Pentax XG-1

Released Over Two Years Ago

Pentax released the XG-1 over two years ago.

Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the Pentax XG-1 has a relatively average display diagonal compared to most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the XG-1.

We compared all the other 3" screen cameras to this digital camera and we think the Fujifilm FinePix SL240[plb_1349973_price] which has better reviews; or the Fujifilm S4500[plb_1353342_price] which is cheaper are also worth considering.

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

This camera supports an Eye-Fi|SD|SDHC compatible memory cards, which is the most frequently supported compatible memory cards on digital cameras of a similar spec and age to it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

If you are looking for a digital camera with a better memory card type then you might also want to look at the Fujifilm FinePix SL240[plb_1349973_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC and higher rated); or the Fujifilm S4500[plb_1353342_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC and cheaper).

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Average Weight

With a weight of 539 grams, the Pentax XG-1 has a pretty average weight compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the XG-1.

If you would consider a digital camera with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Fujifilm S9200[plb_2145008_price] (577g), or the Nikon P600[plb_2176383_price] (565g) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Megapixel

With a megapixel of 16 megapixels, the Pentax XG-1 has a pretty standard megapixel compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as the XG-1.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 16MP cameras currently available including a cheaper digital camera such as the Nikon 820[plb_2153075_price], or the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS[plb_2412545_price] or you might consider a higher scoring digital camera such as the Kodak Pixpro AZ251[plb_2452647_price].

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Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the Pentax XG-1 has a pretty standard digital zoom compared to most of the other cameras of this age and spec.

Alternative 4x digital zoom cameras currently available that you might want to consider include the P600[pl_2176383_price], or the Coolpix P530[pl_2240483_price] both from Nikon which has better reviews; or the Nikon 820[plb_2153075_price] which is cheaper.

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MOS Sensor Type

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

It may also be worth considering one of the other digital cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available including the Fujifilm S9200[plb_2145008_price], or the Nikon P600[plb_2176383_price] which has better reviews; or the Nikon 820[plb_2153075_price] which is cheaper.

Cameras with a better sensor type that might also be worth looking at include the Fujifilm S4500[plb_1353342_price] (CCD and cheaper) or the Fujifilm FinePix SL240[plb_1349973_price] (CCD and higher rated).

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Formats Supported
Total Megapixels
Image Stabilizer Location
Supported Aspect Ratios
Image Sensor Size
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
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
Closest Focusing Distance
Macro Focusing Range (wide)
Auto Mode Focusing Range (wide)
Focus Adjustment
Smile Detection
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Auto Mode Focusing Range (tele)
Focus
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter Type
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Range (tele)
Flash Range (wide)
Flash Exposure Lock
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Video Formats Supported
Analog Signal Format System
Video Resolutions
Resolution At Capture Speed
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Internal Memory
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Display Resolution (numeric)
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Type
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI
HDMI Connector Type
USB Version
Camera
White Balance
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Camera File System
Camera Playback
Scene Modes
Languages Support
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight (including Battery)
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Number of Batteries Supported
Battery Type
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
System Requirements
Minimum Processor
Minimum RAM
Minimum Hard Disk Space
Packaging Content
AC Adapter Included
Cables Included
Batteries Included
Quick Start Guide
Wrist Strap Included
Other Features
Built-In Flash

Expert Reviews

10 December 2014
10fps continuous shooting
52x optical zoom lens
2.8 at wideangle
Manual controls
HDR mode
Lacks panoramic mode
Image stabilisation not effective in video mode
Short battery life
Sehr schwach aufgelster und daher pixeliger elektronischer Sucher 200.000 Subpixel)
Display mit 460.000 Supixel nur "durchschnittlich" aufgelst

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers pentax xg1, pentax 7987, pentax ptx27976, pentax ptx27976e, pentax ptx27976ea, pentax ptx27976ean
Barcodes 00027075279766, 04549212279751

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