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
Summary: The biggest selling point of this camera is that it has the same size sensor as DSLRs like the Rebel line, so you get the same optical quality in a smaller camera.However, the camera is still too large for my tastes.
Image quality is more than good enough. Be advised that unlike other G series ...
Douglas P Jones, Amazon
18 October 2014
Summary: I specifically chose this over the Mk II version, as some rocket scientist in the Canon planning department decided that the screen didn't need to swivel in BOTH axis. They must not ever shoot verticals.
Excerpt: I come from a very well-schooled large format background and sell prints of my work for a living. The G1X is my current PS camera and I could hardly be happier with the quality of the image files for a camera of this size.
Excerpt: A bit of a quirky camera, but our needs required a silent camera with low light capability. Replaced an awkward and difficult to use silenced (blimped) camera. The G1 X delivers if you are willing to adapt to the camera. Mechanically solid and produces high quality images.
Excerpt: It's like haveing a 35mm with a 28 to 112 lens; I set mine where the front dial changes the zoom range from 28mm to 112, in set increments, it goes 28mm, 35mm, 50mm, 85mm, 100mm, and 112, so there's not guess work in focal lenght...I'm in hog heaven...
Pros: Easy To Use, Good Image Quality, Good Image Stabilization, Good in Low Light, Great Zoom, Large Clear LCD, Short Lag Time, Small / Compact
Excerpt: you must understand this camera's limitations: it is a Canon Powershop digicam with an APS-C sensor and a remarkably good lens grafted on. Which means, like every Powershot, it is slow to get into use; not designed for action; somewhat clumsy (by dSLR standards) ergos; and the sensor/lens geometry...
Excerpt: I will make it simple Pros: Excellent image quality since sensor size is big. DSLR like control in Av and M mode. Solid Construction and feels good in the hands. Nice alternative to carrying DSLR (I own 5D Mkii and iii).