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Canon PowerShot G1X

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Overall 8

Canon PowerShot G1 X Review

Review guidelines
29 August 2013
  • Summary: For some time, the market is demanding solutions that make live compactness and image quality, or small bodies and large sensors. The buoyancy of the market of mirrorless is the confirmation. But there are many users who are not interested in interchangeable lenses, and therefore, looking for a complete solution that meets the majority of photographic needs.
  • Pros: Robustness and ergonomics, Display fully adjustable, Thread on the lens that allows you to mount filters, Image quality, Performance at high ISO.
  • Cons: - Tripod mount is not in line with the target and blocking the battery compartment and memory card, Viewfinder really of little use, Autofocu Dancer, Macro not sufficient for tightly frame, Optical brightness is not enough for a good detachment of the plans.
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Expert Review

3 March 2013
  • Conclusion: The Canon G1 X impresses on all fronts, delivering excellent handling and great results across its comprehensive range of exposure modes. Pricey it may be, but this camera's real-world performance goes a long way towards justifying its price tag.
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Expert Review

15 November 2012
  • Excerpt: Don't bother trying to use the optical viewfinder. It's junk. It's clear and bright enough, but at anything other than full zoom the lens barrel dominates the view. The optical viewfinder provides no shooting information - nothing at all, not even framing lines. It's just a plain, optical tunnel with a view that is mechanically coupled to the camera's zoom control. The optical viewfinder is useless and a complete disappointment on an otherwise wonderful camera.
  • Cons: The optical viewfinder on the G1 X is one of those things you just have to wonder about. I mean, why did Canon put so much well considered effort into almost every aspect of the camera's usability, build quality, handling and image quality, and then allow the inclusion of an optical viewfinder that isn't much different from the one you can still find on a throwaway, 35mm, single use, film camera? The optical viewfinder on the G1 X is an unmagnified telescope which mec...
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Overall 8
Value for money 6
Video quality 7
Functionality 8
Audio & image quality 10
Appearance 7
Build quality 8

Canon PowerShot G1X Digital Camera Review

28 September 2012
  • Conclusion: The Canon PowerShot G1X goes down in history as a ‘classic’. The unrivaled quality this camera presents will outlast it’s competitors. While the focus is more on quality and functionality rather than design and gimmicks, you won’t be disappointed. Canon have developed a top of the market camera with the G1X, ready to outlast and outlive.
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Expert Review

Steve's Digicams
27 August 2012
  • Summary: Other new features include 14-bit RAW file support, a new DIGIC 5 image processor with improved low-light support, high-speed burst shooting of up to 6fps (4.5 fps at full resolution), multi-area white balance adjustment, expanded Smart Auto settings, child-weighted face detection system, handheld night scene, and an in-camera HDR mode.
  • Pros: Smart Auto handled lighting situations better than program mode, Various manual exposure control options, Dedicated Video Capture Button is always ready to record, HS system and new image sensor produce amazing image quality, Incredibly low image noise levels at all ISO levels, DIGIC 5 processor produces amazing burst rates, Intelligent IS is ready for any shooting situation, Vari-Angle LCD is great for tough shooting situations, Hot Shoe accepts all Speedlight flash ...
  • Cons: Macro focus is almost nonexistent with a minimum focus range of only 7.9-inches at wide angle, The AF system did a lot of focus hunting / searching and failing to achieve focus in various lighting conditions, Optical viewfinder is not reliable where framing is concerned, Battery Life is not very good when using the LCD screen, No audio input to match great audio with the great video capabilities, Quite pricey at $799 USD
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Overall 8

Canon Powershot G1 X

13 July 2012
  • Summary: The Canon Powershot G1 X is the first G-series to use a large sensor, somewhere between a 4/3 sensor and an APS-C one. The 14 MP one fitted in the Canon G1 X gives superb image quality, making it produce the best image quality among fixed-lens cameras. Noise levels are very low and images remain sharp and extrmely usable until ISO 3200 which only shows light noise. This matches the performance of the best cropped-sensor DSLRs.
  • Pros: Excellent image quality, Low image noise, Good image sharpness, Good colors with tweak, Great WB in bright-light, Quick shutter-lag, Built-in 3-step ND filter, Intuitive interface, Durable build quality
  • Cons: Generally sluggish AF, Glacial AF in low-light, Some over-exposure, Bluish cast in low-light, Slow shot-to-shot speed, 1s video record delay, Low battery-life, No AEB in M mode, Optical tunnel viewfinder partly obstructed by lens
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Overall 7

Canon PowerShot G1 X Review

29 May 2012
  • Summary: The Canon PowerShot G1 X is priced in India at an MRP of Rs.47,995. This is an extremely expensive camera that will probably put most people off from the get go. The model is a professional camera that is loaded with features that can be a good alternative for a DSLR camera. However, Canon, unlike other brands are not looking to launch a camera that bridges the gap between DSLR cameras and compact point and shoot options, instead, this camera is designed for owners of...
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The new fixed lens king?

Gear Patrol
28 May 2012
  • Excerpt: Canon’s PowerShot G-series has always strived to meld the smaller form factor of a point and shoot with the photo quality of a larger-sensor DSLR, and with the new Canon G1 X ($799) , Canon continues to aim to do just that. Building on its predecessor’s, the G12, precedents the G1 X boasts a substantial 1.5-inch 14.3 megapixel CMOS sensor, which is the largest sensor ever dropped into a Powershot compact.
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Canon G1 X: The Camera Caught Between Two Worlds

27 May 2012
  • Excerpt: The Summer Gadget Series is presented by the Galaxy Nexus from Sprint . Android 4.0, Google Wallet and Google Play make it pure Google. Truly Unlimited data from Sprint makes it unstoppable. Check it out . Product: Canon PowerShot G1 X Price: $799 What It’s Good For: Shooting great photos in challenging situations (like moving targets or low light) without the hassle of a full-featured DSLR.
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Overall 6

Canon PowerShot G1 X

PC Magazine
12 May 2012
  • Conclusion: The Canon G1 X is a compact camera with a big sensor and a fixed zoom lens. At $800, it's a tough sell, as you can get an equally-capable compact camera, D-SLR, or mirrorless interchangeable lens camera for less money.
  • Pros: Large image sensor. Sharp lens. Good high ISO performance.
  • Cons: Expensive. Limited macro capability. Small optical viewfinder. Slow lens. 1080p video is limited to 24 frames per second.
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