Excerpt: This is a very unique camera. It has a sensor on a little smaller than the one typically found in SLRs. Thus you can get SLR quality photos from a camera that fits (though somewhat bulkily)in your coat pocket. Like all Canon cameras, the controls are plain and simple.
Pros: Easy To Use, Fast/accurate auto-focus, Good Image Quality, Good in Low Light, Great Zoom, Large Clear LCD, Nice Body Color, Small / Compact
Cons: Limited Zoom, No built in lens cover, No Thread For Filter, No Viewfinder, Poor Flash
Excerpt: I use this for personal/vacation. Nice feel to the G1X but very slow. Not good for any quick point and shoot things like a baby or moving animal. Great quality and nice feel to the camera. Probable going to sell/return it after testing for 2 weeks.
Pros: Good Image Quality, Good in Low Light, Large Clear LCD
Excerpt: I was looking for a camera to replace my Canon G15 that I had sold. I saw this one for a good price and took a chance. Wow, am I ever pleased. The biggest high-end point-n-shoot I have ever seen, heavy in a positive way for me.
Pros: Easy To Use, Good Image Quality, Good Image Stabilization, Large Clear LCD
Excerpt: The Canon G1X is an excellent camera if you understand its limitations. It is not optimal for fast action shooting, but for the style of photography that I shoot (still life, scenery, low light) the camera has a fantastic low noise sensor.
Pros: Easy To Use, Good Image Quality, Good Image Stabilization, Good in Low Light, Large Clear LCD