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8.3 out of 10

Canon PowerShot G1X

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Overall 8
8.0

Excellent low light camera

A2, B&H Photo
24 April 2014
  • 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.
  • Pros: Good Image Quality, Good in Low Light
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Overall 8
8.0

A Great Little Camera

Busy Bee Photographer, B&H Photo
30 March 2014
  • 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
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

gear1box, DP Review
23 February 2014
  • 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 means essentially no macro.  Oh, all is packaged in a rather clunky body that, still, is half the size and weight of an APSC dSLR (even if the size of a smaller m4/3).
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Overall 8
8.0

Nice Camera

Ram, B&H Photo
12 January 2014
  • 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). Cons Focussing: Forget about focussing close (I am not talking about macro but close focussing especially if you zoom). View finder is useless. No TTL flash (called auto in G1x) when you put your camera in Manual mode.
  • Pros: Good Image Quality, Large Clear LCD
  • Cons: Focus View Finder
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Overall 8
8.0

Could use more pop

Joe, B&H Photo
30 December 2013
  • Excerpt: I use this as a backup for my SLR but carry it when the other would be too much to carry. Good image quality but sometimes misfires before focus. I wish Canon would go back to sending a manual. For this camera the digital manual is 240 pages, who could memorize all that. I alway take my manuals along.
  • Pros: Easy To Use, Good Image Quality, Large Clear LCD, Nice Body Color, Small / Compact
  • Cons: Fires Before Focus
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 6
6.0
Features 8
8.0
Performance 6
6.0
Overall quality 10
10

great camera/ missing features

Rmark, Canon
25 December 2013
  • 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. There are 2 rather inexplicable problems when using external flash. One, there is a noticeable delay after triggering shutter and when the external flash fires.
  • Pros: Good Low-Light Performance, Nice features/settings, excellent image quality, Bright LCD
  • Cons: Missing features/settings, Short battery life, steep learning curve
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Overall 8
8.0

Powershot G1x great compact camera

jjmurra2, Ebay
6 November 2013
  • Summary: This camera was purchased as an alternative to a DSLR of which I own several at a lower price than interchangeable m4/3 systems, Although bigger and heavier than the Powershot 'G' series, the sensor is 6 times larger (20% smaller than APS-C most DSLRs), having the advantage of a much large sensor in a compact body. The images are useable up to iso 3200-6400 with some smearing of the details but much better than most point and shoot systems.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great backup camera...

Daniel Treto "dmtspaces", Amazon
8 October 2013
  • 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...but when it works, it takes some very, very good pictures...some of the pictures rival my DSLR pictures perfectly...sometimes, they look better..
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Overall 8
8.0

A Learning Curve with Beautiful Pictures

Steven R. Pocock, Amazon
7 October 2013
  • 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. Strengths: I could carry it everywhere I went with ease, compared to my traveling companion's DSLR and lenses. It feels substantial, like it is made for travel. Not so small that the fumble fingered like me might drop it.
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 8
8.0
Features 10
10
Ease of use 8
8.0
Picture quality 10
10

Not bad

SMDrPepper, Bestbuy
11 September 2013
  • Summary: Been using this camera mostly for documenting my friends comedy show so far. I like being able to just sit in one spot and still get really good...
  • Pros: The telephoto lens, while small, is worth it
  • Cons: It has trouble with motion
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