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Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II

alaTest has collected and analyzed 405 reviews of Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviews about the screen and size are overall positive. The portability and usability are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some critical comments about the contrast and shutter.

performance, usability, portability, size, screen

viewfinder, battery, shutter, contrast

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 14 user reviews of Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the glare and screen. The size and usability also get good feedback. Reviews are divided on the battery. Some have doubts about the reliability.

portability, usability, size, screen, glare

reliability

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2020

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 95 user reviews of Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. People really like the image quality and size. The usability and performance are also appreciated, but many are less positive about the battery and viewfinder.

portability, performance, usability, size, image quality

shutter, viewfinder, battery

93% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2020

Expert review by : Lori Grunin (cnet.com)

Canon's high-end enthusiast compact just doesn't work hard enough for the money

 

While there's a lot to like about the Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II, it's still slow.

With a couple of exceptions, the Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II is very well designed with a functional shooting layout.

The camera is relatively slow and given the price, the photo quality should be better. Also, the grip isn't big enough to maintain a solid hold.

The Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II has some solid capabilities and a standout lens, but the overall experience just doesn't live up to its price.

Jun, 2014

Expert review by : Jeff Keller (dpreview.com)

Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II Review

 

One of the most exciting cameras that debuted in 2012 was Canon's PowerShot G1 X. It featured a 1.5" sensor (which is only 20% smaller than APS-C), 28-112mm lens (albeit a moderately slow one), fully articulating LCD, and optical viewfinder (a rarity...

The original

May, 2014

Expert review by : Jim Fisher (pcmag.com)

Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II

 

The Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II fixes just about every fault of the original G1 X, but it's got some stiff competition for your dollar.

Big 1.5-inch image sensor. Wide-aperture 5x zoom lens. Tilting touch-screen display. Quick focus. Excellent manual focus mode with peaking. Creative Shot mode. Raw capture. Add-on EVF available. Wi-Fi-enabled.

Expensive. Soft-focus halo effect when shooting macro images at f/2. Inconsistent autofocus accuracy. Edges never sharpen, even at narrow apertures. Lacks mic input port. Not pocket friendly. Heavy.

You can also push images directly to select Web services via the Canon Image Gateway. You'll need to register an account and pair the camera with the service. Once that's done, you can post images to Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Flickr, and Google...

Apr, 2014

Expert review by : Lori Grunin (cnet.com)

Canon PowerShot G1 X review: Canon PowerShot G1 X

 

Canon PowerShot G1 X

The ; delivers excellent photo quality and a nice shooting design.

Two flaws stand out: the camera's underperforming lens and sluggish shooting speed.

A big camera capable of shooting some lovely photographs, the Canon PowerShot G1 X's slow lens disappoints given its high price.

Feb, 2012

Expert review by : Kyle Schurman (steves-digicams.com)

Canon Powershot G1 X Mark II

 

TThe Canon Powershot G1 X Mark II is a very good advanced fixed lens camera, creating impressive images with its 1.5-inch image sensor. It's a fast performer in many shooting situations, and it has a host of advanced features and settings, including a...

Image quality is outstanding most of the time ; Terrific camera for portrait or product photography ; Allows recording in JPEG or RAW ; Camera works quickly most of the time ; Fast f/2.0 lens ; Solidly built camera ; Tiltable LCD works well for use...

Very heavy for a fixed lens camera ; Small optical zoom capability at 5x ; Battery life is poor ; Camera's performance is slow when using flash or in low light ; Design of step ring on lens is poor and has some responsiveness issues ; Autofocus...

TThe Canon Powershot G1 X Mark II is a very good advanced fixed lens camera, creating impressive images with its 1.5-inch image sensor. It's a fast performer in many shooting situations, and it has a host of advanced features and settings, including a...

Aug, 2014

Expert review by : Ilse Jurriën (letsgodigital.org)

Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II

 

Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark 2 camera : Canon introduced the PowerShot G1 X Mark II Enhanced Grip Edition - a new flagship compact camera and successor to the PowerShot G1 X, boasting the best imaging performance ever seen in a Canon compact camera....

The Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II price is set at € 799. As soon as we receive a test sample, we will publish a sample photo gallery with high resolution pictures, followed by an in-depth Canon PowerShot G1 Mark II review.

Mar, 2014

Highly Recommended

Expert review by : Mark Goldstein (photographyblog.com)

Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II Review

 

The Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II is a new premium compact camera with a large CMOS image sensor and a fast lens. The metal-bodied G1 X Mark II has a 1.5-type multi-aspect sensor, a 5x f/2.0-3.9 lens zoom lens, full manual controls, shooting mode dial,...

The Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II is a smaller, lighter and more full-featured update of the original G1 X camera that we enthusiastically reviewed way back in February 2012, with the faster, longer lens, improved AF system, wi-fi/NFC connectivity and...

Apr, 2014

Expert review by : imaging-resource.com (imaging-resource.com)

Canon G1 X Mark II

 

Two years ago, Canon announced its first -- and until now, only -- entry in the large-sensor, fixed-lens camera market, the PowerShot G1 X. And what an entry it was -- until the G1 X, no manufacturer had introduced a large-sensor compact with a zoom...

Jul, 2014

Expert review by (imaging-resource.com)

Canon G1X Mark II Review

 

Boasting a wider, longer, brighter lens than its predecessor, and a faster DIGIC 6 image processor, Canon aimed to fix some of the trouble spots seen in the original G1 X. Autofocus performance has been improved as has macro shooting, but we found no...

Wider, longer, faster lens than predecessor, with good overall optical quality; Faster AF performance; Closer macro shooting; Built-in Wi-Fi and NFC with remote shooting; Decent JPEG burst performance; Excellent build quality.

Localized flare issue when wide open; No real net improvement in image quality over predecessor; Slow burst mode when shooting RAW files; Poor battery life; Video quality is so-so (not like Canon DSLRs).

Boasting a wider, longer, brighter lens than its predecessor, and a faster DIGIC 6 image processor, Canon aimed to fix some of the trouble spots seen in the original G1 X. Autofocus performance has been improved as has macro shooting, but we found no...

Recommended

Expert review by : Gordon Laing (cameralabs.com)

Canon G1 X Mark II review

 

The Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II is a high-end compact camera aimed at those who desire DSLR quality in a smaller, fixed lens body. Announced in February 2014, the G1X Mark II is the successor to the original G1 X, launched two years earlier, but...

Great image quality from 1.5in sensor. Best in class ; Flexible 5x zoom range with bright aperture ; Tilting screen with touch capabilities ; Built-in Wifi with NFC and smartphone control

No built-in viewfinder - it's an optional accessory ; Too large to fit in most pockets ; Very basic movie capabilities ; Average continuous shooting speed ; Rudimentary smartphone remote control ; Sticky-feeling control ring

The PowerShot G1 X Mark II is Canon's second attempt at a large sensor compact and thankfully it's streets ahead of its disappointing predecessor. The original G1 X Mark I sported a large 1.5in sensor that delivered great image quality that came close...

Sep, 2014

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