Close
Pentax XG-1
Pentax XG-1
5 Images + 2 Videos
Share on

Loading image...

48

Overall Score

Pentax XG-1

$258.12
A good value for money and fully featured 16 megapixel 52 times zoom factor camera
Bridge 16MP 52x Yes Jul 2014
Camera Type Megapixels Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
You are subscribed to price alerts for this product
Unsubscribe
Overstock
Pentax XG-1 Black
Pentax XG-1 16MP Black Digital Camera
$258.12
Go to Store
Austin_Camera_Store
Pentax XG-1 Black
Pentax XG-1 Kit 16.0 MP Digital Camera (Black) + 16GB SD Card - Brand New in Box (Brand new, unopened) - on
$299.99
Go to Store
eBay
Pentax XG-1 Black
NEW BOXED PENTAX XG-1 XG1 DIGITAL CAMERA BLACK 52X OPTICAL ZOOM (Brand new, unopened)
$335.00
Go to Store
6th Avenue Express
Pentax XG-1 Black +3 More
Pentax XG-1 Digital Camera 07988 (Brand new, unopened) - on
$438.98
Go to Store
6th Avenue Express
Pentax XG-1 Black
Pentax XG-1 Digital Camera - Black 16GB Package (Brand new, unopened) - on
$464.56
Go to Store
6th Avenue Express
Pentax XG-1 Black
Pentax XG-1 Digital Camera - Black 32GB Package (Brand new, unopened) - on
$469.87
Go to Store
6th Avenue Express
Pentax XG-1 Black
Pentax XG-1 Digital Camera - Black 24GB Package (Brand new, unopened) - on
$472.42
Go to Store
- Less from 6th Avenue Express
Report an incorrect price | Found it cheaper elsewhere?
7 Prices from 4 Stores | $258.12-$472.42
Get Price Alerts
Cheltenham Pawn Shop LLC
Pentax XG-1 Black
Used - PENTAX XG-1 16.0 MP Digital Camera w/ 52X Zoom - Black (Used) - on
$149.95
Go to Store
DHcameras
Pentax XG-1 Black
Used - PENTAX XG-1 16.0 MP Digital SLR Camera - Black (Used) - on
$249.99
Go to Store
Report an incorrect price | Found it cheaper elsewhere?
2 Prices from 2 Stores | $149.95-$249.99
Get Price Alerts
Sorry, no international prices found
Searching for international prices ...

Assumed Exchange Rates

Pentax XG-1 Review

Representing very good value for money but with mediocre reviews, we have ranked the Pentax XG-1 number 261 across all digital cameras.
50
74
Good
50
Good Features
Overall Score
48
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 48?

It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better digital cameras are available. View the latest digital cameras 2017.
This digital camera has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
1" image sensor size
Very big optical zoom
Heavy
Very small internal memory

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared it with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is very good for portrait photography, ranking number 9999999 in portrait photography cameras. However average for sports photography, ranking number 9999999 in sports photography cameras as well being mediocre for landscape photography, ranking number 9999999 in landscape photography cameras.
79
Very Good
49
Mediocre
47
Mediocre
59
Average

Should You Buy it Now?

Our unique forecasting algorithm looks at historic price trends and predicts the most likely price change over the next 2 weeks. You may want to consider buying now before the price goes up.
There is a 47% chance that the price will go up. However the future is never certain and there remains a chance that the price will actually go down. Get Price Alerts.

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

Pentax XG-1 size in context

Pentax XG-1 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Pentax Has Excellent Camera Reviews

Based on 2,538 owner and expert reviews (including 473 verified purchases), Pentax has excellent ratings for its cameras. Pentax also has excellent ratings specifically within its cameras range. 98% of those that bought a Pentax digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Value For Money

Average Priced

We think this camera has an average price compared to other cameras. We checked 417 cameras and they range in price from $29 to $6,895.

Price Has Gone Up by $76 (29%)

There was a cheaper price of $182.17 at Walmart 82 days ago.

Sign up to price alerts to be notified when the price goes back down.

Chart Hide Chart View full price history

Cheaper Price Found in the United Kingdom

We found a cheaper price for the Pentax XG-1 of £169.99 ($169.99) in the United Kingdom. That's a saving of $88.13.

Check international prices

Features

Average Megapixel

The Pentax XG-1 has a pretty typical megapixel (16 megapixels) compared to most of the other cameras.

What does "megapixels" mean? Less Edit

1" Image Sensor Size

This digital camera has an 1|1/2.3|1/2.33" image sensor size, which is typical of many cameras.

What does "image sensor size" mean? Less Chart Hide Chart Edit

Heavy

The average weight of cameras is 300g, and the weights range from 1g to 1.5kg. The Pentax XG-1 is one of the heavier digital cameras (539 grams) amongst cameras of this age.

What does "weight" mean? Less Edit

Very Big Optical Zoom

Cameras have optical zooms of between 0.34x and 83x, and the average optical zoom is 12x. When compared to other cameras, the Pentax XG-1's optical zoom of 52 times zoom factor is one of the biggest.

What does "optical zoom" mean? Less Edit

Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Pentax XG-1 has a built-in flash. Most of the other digital cameras also have a built-in flash.

What is a built-in flash? Less Edit

Average Display Diagonal

The Pentax XG-1 has a pretty average display diagonal (3 inches) compared to most of the other cameras.

What does "display diagonal" mean? Less Chart Hide Chart Edit

Very Small Closest Focusing Distance

The smallest closest focusing distance of cameras is 0.001m, the largest is 5m, and the average closest focusing distance is 0.17m. At only 0.01 meters, the Pentax XG-1 has a fairly small closest focusing distance compared to most of the other cameras.

What does "closest focusing distance" mean? Less Chart Hide Chart Edit

Very Small Internal Memory

Across all the digital cameras the internal memory range from 1MB to 32GB, and the average internal memory is 420MB. At only 15.4 megabytes, the Pentax XG-1 has a fairly small internal memory compared to most of the other cameras.

What does "internal memory" mean? Less Chart Hide Chart Edit

Has a Wrist Strap

The Pentax XG-1 has a wrist strap, as do most of the other cameras.

What is a wrist strap? Less Chart Hide Chart Edit

1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found maximum video resolution on cameras.

What does "maximum video resolution" mean? Less Edit

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Pentax XG-1 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other cameras also have an image stabilizer.

What is an image stabilizer? Less Chart Hide Chart Edit

Very Small Maximum Aperture Number

The maximum aperture numbers of digital cameras range from 1.8 to 130. With a maximum aperture number of only 5.6, the Pentax XG-1 has a quite small maximum aperture number compared to most of the other cameras.

What does "maximum aperture number" mean? Less Chart Hide Chart Edit

Very Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

Cameras have maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of between 2.3mm and 2,000mm, and the average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 300mm. The maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of the Pentax XG-1 of 1,248 millimeter is one of the longest amongst cameras.

What does "maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)" mean? Less Chart Hide Chart Edit

4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

The Pentax XG-1 has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution(s) which is higher than most digital cameras. Most cameras have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). This camera also have still image resolution(s) of 4608 x 3072, 4608 x 2592, 3648 x 2736, 2592 x 1944 and 2048 x 1536 and 1920 x 1080. The still image resolution of all cameras ranges from S: (3:2) 2496 x 1664 / (16:9) 2496 x 1408 / (1:1) 1664 x 1664 to 6016 x 4000.

What does "still image resolution" mean? Less Chart Hide Chart Edit

1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the Pentax XG-1 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of a 1280 x 720 pixels camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution supported by cameras. 1280 x 720 pixels is also supported by this camera. In addition, this Pentax 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. The worst video resolution of all cameras is 320 x 120 pixels and the best is 4096 x 2160 pixels.

What does "video resolution" mean? Less Chart Hide Chart Edit

Very Small Digital Zoom

Across all the digital cameras the digital zooms range from 0.72x to 810x. With a digital zoom of only 4 times zoom factor, the Pentax XG-1 has one of the smaller digital zooms amongst digital cameras of this age.

What does "digital zoom" mean? Less Chart Hide Chart Edit

Quite Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of cameras is 26mm. With a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 24 millimeters, the Pentax XG-1 has a quite short minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other cameras.

What does "minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)" mean? Less Chart Hide Chart Edit

Features Smile Detection

The Pentax XG-1 features smile detection, as do most of the other cameras.

What is smile detection? Less Chart Hide Chart Edit

Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

This Pentax digital camera has been on the market since July 2014.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

pentax ptx27976ean

Barcodes:

00027075279766, 04549212279751

Pentax XG-1

Overstock
Austin_Camera_Store
eBay

Frequently Asked Questions About the Pentax XG-1

Popular Comparisons With The Pentax XG-1

Feedback