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Canon PowerShot G1X
7.5 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
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.
  • 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

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.
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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

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 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.
  • Pros: Nice features/settings, Lightweight/Portable, Simple controls/menu, easy to use
  • Cons: has trouble with focusing inside of 10ft
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Overall 6
6.0

Two Problems, sent in for repair

nightphotog, Amazon
14 December 2012
  • Summary: My macro will not focus on close-ups, even after manually setting it to macro. The video did not work, and would only take still photos while in the video setting. Other than that, great wide high quality photographs, but it is a little too large for my side pocket in comparison with my past G3, G9...
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Overall 4
4.0
Value for money 4
4.0
Features 8
8.0
Performance 2
2.0
Overall quality 8
8.0

User Review

Dave, Canon
24 October 2012
  • Conclusion: This camera is so slow, it takes all the enjoyment out of photography, and its macro for all reality does not exsist. I find it funny the other write that said come on its not a dslr its not going to be fast. Let me tell you most ALL point and shots beat this camera and for a lot less.
  • Pros: excellent image quality, durable, Bright LCD
  • Cons: slow hunts for focus, lag
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Overall 4
4.0
Value for money 6
6.0
Features 8
8.0
Performance 2
2.0
Overall quality 8
8.0

Too bad

MikeO, Canon
16 July 2012
  • Conclusion: Well, I'm sorry to say that this product has really left me wondering what's up at Canon... The image quality is good enough at lower ISOs --- BUT the camera response to menu commands, button clicks, multiple shutter exposures is soooooo slow it reminds you of the early digital cameras..
  • Pros: Bright LCD, Lightweight/Portable, easy to use
  • Cons: Missing features/settings, Short battery life, slow
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Overall 6
6.0
Value for money 6
6.0
Features 6
6.0
Performance 4
4.0
Overall quality 10
10

A Flawed Gem

BRSac, Canon
2 July 2012
  • Conclusion: This G1X replaced my G10. Moving up from a G10 (or similar) is easy; most of the controls, menus, and characteristics are unchanged. The G1X creates noticeably better images, with less noise, than the G10 and so is a success in that regard.
  • Pros: Good Low-Light Performance, excellent image quality, Bright LCD, Simple controls/menu
  • Cons: Short battery life
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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

BRSac, Adorama
2 July 2012
  • Excerpt: This G1X replaced my G10. Moving up from a G10 (or similar) is easy; most of the controls, menus, and characteristics are unchanged. The G1X creates noticeably better images, with less noise, than the G10 and so is a success in that regard.
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