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Canon-powershot-g1x.33281541
7.7 out of 10

Canon PowerShot G1X

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Reviews and Problems with Canon PowerShot G1X

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Overall 6
6.0

Not my favorite

mikej, B&H Photo
4 weeks ago
  • 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
  • Cons: Lag / Shutter Delay
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Overall 6
6.0

OK camera good housing

Gabi, B&H Photo
27 November 2014
  • Excerpt: I am using the combo both for diving and snorkeling. If one nails the photo, the quality of the photo is amazing. But most of the time (especially while snorkeling) the pictures have focusing problems. Who's fault is that? Maybe it's mine. I think this is not the best camera for underwater photography. I think the focus is slow and even in macro mode the minimum distance is not small.
  • Pros: Easy To Use, Functional, Good Depth Range, Water-tight Seals
  • Cons: Blurry Photos
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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

LIONGATE, Adorama
16 July 2014
  • Excerpt: I bought this camera for a trip to Europe in 2012. The camera performed well for the trip, but I'm not sure it would be my camera of choice if I were to do it again. I read the reviews prior to making the purchase so I had some expectation of the potential issues. I guess I didn't realize how much they would affect me, these being (1)limited macro capability and (2)slow focusing. Put simply, don't expect to take close-ups of any kind with this camera.
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Overall 6
6.0
Value for money 6
6.0
Features 8
8.0
Performance 6
6.0
Overall quality 8
8.0

Good camera with significant drawbacks

LIONGATE, Canon
16 July 2014
  • Conclusion: I bought this camera for a trip to Europe in 2012. The camera performed well for the trip, but I'm not sure it would be my camera of choice if I were to do it again. I read the reviews prior to making the purchase so I had some expectation of the potential issues. I guess I didn't realize how much they would affect me, these being (1)limited macro capability and (2)slow focusing. Put simply, don't expect to take close-ups of any kind with this camera.
  • Pros: Good Low-Light Performance, Nice features/settings, excellent image quality, Bright LCD, Lightweight/Portable, well built
  • Cons: Difficult to use, Short battery life, Complicated controls/menu, viewfinder worthless, shutter lag, slow autofocus
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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

ken, Adorama
29 December 2013
  • Excerpt: Take too long between shot. Seems slower then the cheaper canon power shot. I wish they can make it a bit faster.
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Overall 6
6.0
Value for money 6
6.0
Features 8
8.0
Performance 4
4.0
Overall quality 8
8.0

camera is too slow between shot

ken, Canon
29 December 2013
  • Conclusion: Take too long between shot. Seems slower then the cheaper canon power shot. I wish they can make it a bit faster.
  • Pros: Good Low-Light Performance, Nice features/settings, excellent image quality, Bright LCD, Lightweight/Portable, Simple controls/menu, easy to use
  • Cons: Short battery life, too slow
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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

goran norstedt, DP Review
5 May 2013
Overall 6
6.0

EXCELLENT CAMERA THAT COULD BE BETTER

Oliviero, B&H Photo
28 January 2013
  • Excerpt: This is a very well made compact camera that I have found is ideal for stationary subjects. Image quality is outstanding compared to other compacts. It's greatest limitations are that focussing and recycling are slow, and it has a hopeless macro capability - especially when compared to the Canon G15. As one has come to expect from a compact, the viewfinder could be much better, so I seldom use it. Perhaps Canon should make an accesory viewfinder for it.
  • Pros: Easy To Use, Good Image Quality, Good Image Stabilization, Good in Low Light, Large Clear LCD, Nice Body Color, Small / Compact
  • Cons: Lag / Shutter Delay, Limited Zoom, Poor Viewfiner, Small Lens Aperture, Very Weak Macro
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Overall 6
6.0

expected more

lake boater, B&H Photo
24 January 2013
  • Excerpt: So many fantastic features, just started to to use it ,a lot to learn.
  • Pros: Easy To Use, Good Image Quality, Good Image Stabilization, Good in Low Light, Large Clear LCD, Small / Compact
  • Cons: Lag / Shutter Delay, Limited Zoom, Short Battery Life
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Overall 4
4.0
Value for money 4
4.0
Features 8
8.0
Performance 4
4.0
Overall quality 4
4.0

Doesn't live up to the Canon name

Duvall, Canon
13 January 2013
  • Conclusion: Well I purchased this camera to take to Hawaii while my daughter got married to do some underwater shots. I have been using Canon cameras sense the tx and Ftb came out. This camera does not have any micro capiblity at all. I shot for three weeks everyday underwater. Half my images were out of focus that right half. I was so bumbed. As well as embarrised that I purchased it.
  • Pros: Nice features/settings, Lightweight/Portable, Simple controls/menu, easy to use
  • Cons: has trouble with focusing inside of 10ft
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