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.
Conclusion: I have the G1x for about 18 months, having bought it shortly after it was released. I wanted the larger sensor and the external (non-menu) controls. I had read most of the critical reviews and was not put off by the slower focus and lack of macro. Neither was a deal breaker.
Excerpt: I have the G1x for about 18 months, having bought it shortly after it was released. I wanted the larger sensor and the external (non-menu) controls. I had read most of the critical reviews and was not put off by the slower focus and lack of macro. Neither was a deal breaker.
Summary: Not going to get too deep into this but here is my experience...yes, the autofocus is annoying sometimes...sometimes it works flawless, alot of times it has issues...the constant re-focusing is unbearable at times...don't know why it acts that way but it does..
Summary: I've had the G1X for about 6 months now. Took it to Ireland for 2 weeks as my only camera. I have to say, I was not disappointed with the beautiful shots I got with it. Gorgeous, and sometimes very surprisingly good results.
Excerpt: This is a really nice little camera. I dont see what all the whining is about regarding the wifi. it works perfect. and is actually suprisingly fast at transfering pics to my iPhone. The only problem I have is accidentally taking pics w/the touch screen. and while using on screen options.
Summary: Have used the item for a while. Focusing seems to be a hit and miss. The camera is also very heavy. Other than that, the photos have been great with good colors and saturation. Well built too!
Excerpt: I have been buying Canon Elph cameras since 2001. Normally I LOVE them and when needed will only consider buying another one, since they've always worked great for me. All new cameras purchased have been to replace a previous camera because it was either lost or broken by me (or my kids).