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Canon Powershot G1 X Mark II
8.9 out of 10

Canon Powershot G1 X Mark II

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Overall 8
8.0

Canon G1X Mark II

Imaging Resource
2 weeks ago
  • Conclusion: Canon turned a few heads, back when it released the original PowerShot G1 X: the industry's first compact, large-sensor camera to offer a zoom lens. The 1.5"-type sensor was leaps and bounds larger than what's inside the typical compact camera, and it was married with Canon's popular PowerShot...
  • Pros: Wider, longer, faster lens than predecessor, with good overall optical performance (though see Cons), Closer macro focusing than predecessor, Built-in ND filter (3-stop), 3:2 and 4:3 modes offer roughly the same diagonal angle of view, Generally very good image quality, Improved AF performance, D...
  • Cons: Localized flare issue wide open (diminishes as you stop down, but somewhat negates having a fast lens), No real net improvement in image quality over predecessor, Below average dynamic range with noisy shadows, Strong distortion correction at wide angle makes corners soft with stretching artifact...
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Overall 8
8.0

PowerShot G1X Mark II: G major

The Star
21 July 2014
  • Excerpt: Canon’s G-series has been around for a long time — a check on Wikipedia reveals that the first PowerShot G1 ­camera was released as far back as 2000. BIG LENS: The G1X Mark II has a larger, brighter lens than its predecessor, which is better for low-light work.
  • Pros: Good build quality; excellent images at high ISO settings; extensive control options.
  • Cons: Pricey.
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Overall 8
7.7

Expert Review

DP Review
21 July 2014
  • Summary: The PowerShot G1 X Mark II is an enthusiast compact whose fast lens and large sensor allow it to produce impressive photos in both bright and low light. Its well-built body offers three dials, and numerous controls can be customized.
  • Pros: Very good photo quality, Fast lens with good focal range, capable of very shallow depth-of-field, Solid build quality, with two grips to choose from, Three dial operation: two 'clicky', one smooth, 3-inch tilting LCD flips up 180 degrees for self-portraits, Highly customizable (buttons, dials, an...
  • Cons: Considerable shadow noise in Raw, Abrupt highlight clipping, Program line's tendency to use wide apertures can lead to unintentional background blur, Inner lens ring can be frustratingly unresponsive, AF system can struggle in low contrast / low light situations, No manual focus or exposure adjus...
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 8
8.0
Display 7
7.0
Video quality 8
8.0
Functionality 9
9.0
Audio & image quality 8
8.0
Appearance 8
8.0
Build quality 8
8.0

Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II Camera Review

Buy-n-Shoot.com
20 June 2014
  • Excerpt: The Canon PowerShot G1X MII is the perfect addition for the enthusiast or experience photographer looking to add a high performance, compact DSLR-like camera to their kit. With DSLR-like image and function quality this camera will appeal to people looking to add to something smaller and zippier to...
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Overall 7
7.0

Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II Review

yooip.com
17 June 2014
  • Summary: PowerShot G1 X Mark II is very promising especially in the lens department. Unfortunately, image quality and responsiveness are not so good as compare to computation.
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Overall 8
8.4
Design 8
8.0
Value for money 8
7.5
Features 9
9.0
Performance 9
8.5
Picture quality 9
9.0

Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II Review

What Digital Camera
13 May 2014
  • Summary: Not only is the image processing improved, but the new lens means that issues with focusing and macro work have also been addressed.
  • Pros: Strong image quality; Solid build; Addition of handgrip welcome; Wi-fi and NFC functionality
  • Cons: Removal of viewfinder will disappoint some; High list price
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Overall 8
8.0

Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II

PC Magazine
13 May 2014
  • Conclusion: The Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II fixes just about every fault of the original G1 X, but it's got some stiff competition for your dollar.
  • Pros: Big 1.5-inch image sensor. Wide-aperture 5x zoom lens. Tilting touch-screen display. Quick focus. Excellent manual focus mode with peaking. Creative Shot mode. Raw capture. Add-on EVF available. Wi-Fi-enabled.
  • Cons: Expensive. Soft-focus halo effect when shooting macro images at f/2. Inconsistent autofocus accuracy. Edges never sharpen, even at narrow apertures. Lacks mic input port. Not pocket friendly. Heavy.
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Overall 8
8.4

Expert Review

reviewed
22 April 2014
  • Summary: The sequel to Canon's acclaimed G1 X is here, and it's no slouch.
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Overall 9
8.5
Ease of use 9
8.5
Control 8
8.0
Video quality 9
8.5
Build quality 9
8.5

Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II

PhotoReview
22 July 2014
  • Summary: Like previous model, the Mark II will suit photographers who want a walk-around camera when they don't want to lug a lot of equipment about. It's also an option for minimalistic travellers.
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Overall 8
8.0

Canon G1 X Mark II review

T3
1 July 2014
  • Summary: The Canon G1 X Mark 2 is an updated version of the maker's pro compact camera
  • Pros: Solid aluminium build, Larger than average sensor, Tilting touch LCD
  • Cons: Bulkier than rivals, Quite pricey, Viewfinder costs extra
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