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Canon PowerShot G1 X

alaTest has collected and analyzed 833 reviews of Canon PowerShot G1 X. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. People really like the screen and image quality. The portability and usability are also appreciated. The storage and price get mixed opinions. Many are less positive about the memory and shutter.

performance, usability, portability, image quality, screen

viewfinder, focus, battery, shutter, memory

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Canon PowerShot G1 X is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

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

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 51 user reviews of Canon PowerShot G1 X from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. Comments about the lens and image quality are on the whole positive. The performance and portability are also appreciated, but some have doubts about the viewfinder.

usability, portability, performance, image quality, lens

viewfinder

90% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Canon PowerShot G1 X

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 52 user reviews of Canon PowerShot G1 X from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. Opinions about the size and image quality are on the whole positive. The usability and portability are also appreciated. Views about the storage and battery are mixed. There are some less positive reviews about the shutter and viewfinder.

performance, portability, usability, image quality, size

viewfinder, shutter

85% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Canon PowerShot G1 X

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 user reviews of Canon PowerShot G1 X from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.ca. Reviewers are impressed by the price and sensor.

image quality, sensor, price

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

Dec, 2019

Expert review by (engadget.com)

Canon PowerShot G1 X review

 

A safe purchase for those requiring good manual controls and a relatively large sensor in a point-and-shoot's body.

Relatively big sensor yields great imagesManual controls and menus are fast and intuitive Solid feel and build quality

Underwhelming macro and low-light performanceNon-interchangeable lensA hefty investment, considering the above

Feb, 2012

Expert review by : Tim Moynihan (pcworld.com)

Canon PowerShot G1 X Review: Amazing Photos, Troubling Limitations

 

If you want the highest photo quality, turn to the 14-megapixel Canon PowerShot G1 X, which in our tests produced the best images we've ever seen from a fixed-lens camera. Even in challenging lighting conditions, it delivers photos that transcend the...

Outstanding image quality ; Excellent Handheld Night Scene mode ; Extensive range of manual and automated controls

Very expensive for a fixed-lens camera ; Poor macro performance ; Autofocus issues in macro and burst mode

The Canon PowerShot G1 X takes the sharpest photos we've ever seen from a fixed-lens camera, and its image quality and video quality are outstanding overall. However, for $800, we expected better macro and burst-mode performance.

Aug, 2012

Expert review by : Scott Gilbertson (wired.com)

Review: Canon G1 X

 

It's the near-perfect compromise between the portability of a point-and-shoot and the image quality of an SLR. Unfortunately, because it comes so close to perfection,...

Large sensor produces excellent images. Solid construction. Nice manual controls have a satisfying feel. Very little noise, even at higher ISOs

Slow, fixed lens. Viewfinder is close to worthless. Battery life isn’t great. Difficult to justify the 0 price tag for the subpar fixed lens when multi-lens cameras are available for under ,000

Apr, 2012

SILVER AWARD!

Expert review by : Lars Rehm with additional content by Richard Butle (dpreview.com)

Canon PowerShot G1 X

 

Anyone watching the emergence of mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras will have spent much of the last year patiently waiting for Canon and Nikon to show their hands. Nikon clearly decided such cameras didn't need large sensors, and it appears Canon...

Good detail and resolution at low sensitivities ; Excellent high ISO performance, very clean output with good detail ; Compact dimensions for sensor size and lens range ; Intuitive user interface with good number of external controls and...

Very slow continuous shooting for this class of camera, no control over parameters in High-Speed Burst scene mode ; Comparatively slow AF, slowing down further in macro mode ; Limited close focusing capabilities require frequent switches to macro focus...

The G1 X is an excellent camera for some but not for everyone. The camera gives you great image quality and a versatile zoom range in a small package and without the need to carry a stack of lenses. However, the sluggish AF, limited close-focusing...

Mar, 2012

Expert review by : Lori Grunin (cnet.com)

Canon PowerShot G1 X review

 

Canon PowerShot G1 X

The Canon PowerShot G1 X 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 : David Pierce (theverge.com)

Canon PowerShot G1 X review

 

Camera manufacturers all seem to believe that there's a middle ground between a point-and-shoot and a DSLR, and they've all tried to find it — Nikon with the 1 series, Sony with the NEX models,...

Excellent pictures and video ; Fast performance ; Plenty of manual control

Poor autofocusing performance ; Big and bulky ; Expensive

The G1 X is good, but the price is hard to justify

Feb, 2012

Expert review by : Jim Fisher (pcmag.com)

Canon PowerShot G1 X

 

Despite its larger size, the Canon G1 X is a technically a compact camera, but it's one with a big sensor and a fixed zoom lens. At $800, though, it's a tough sell, as you can get an equally capable compact camera, D-SLR, or mirrorless interchangeable...

Large image sensor. Sharp lens. Good high ISO performance.

Expensive. Limited macro capability. Small optical viewfinder. Slow lens. 1080p video is limited to 24 frames per second.

Another design choice that must be noted when talking about the G1 X is its autofocus assist beam. Many cameras shoot out a beam of light to increase focus speed and accuracy. These lights are generally red in color, and I've never used one that...

Feb, 2012

Expert review by : Josh Fate (steves-digicams.com)

Canon PowerShot G1 X Review

 

The Canon PowerShot G1X is a compact digicam designed to produce the highest image quality possible. Made up of dSLR quality parts and features, the only thing holding it back are some focusing and pricing issues. Read more in our Full Conclusion.

Smart Auto handled lighting situations better than program mode ; Various manual exposure control options ; Dedicated Video Capture Button is always ready to record ; HS system and new image sensor produce amazing image quality ; Incredibly low image...

Macro focus is almost nonexistent with a minimum focus range of only 7.9-inches at wide angle ; The AF system did a lot of focus hunting / searching and failing to achieve focus in various lighting conditions ; Optical viewfinder is not reliable where...

The Canon PowerShot G1X is a compact digicam designed to produce the highest image quality possible. Made up of dSLR quality parts and features, the only thing holding it back are some focusing and pricing issues. Read more in our

Aug, 2012

Expert review by : Bryan Carnathan (the-digital-picture.com)

Canon PowerShot G1 X Review

 

The Canon PowerShot G1 X is not a DSLR, so why is it included in the Canon Digital SLR Camera Reviews category on this site? That question is indeed justified - the G1 X is not a DSLR, but ... the size of the sensor in this camera brings the G1 X's...

Oct, 2012

Highly Recommended

Expert review by : Mark Goldstein (photographyblog.com)

Canon PowerShot G1 X Review

 

The Canon PowerShot G1 X is a new premium compact camera with a large CMOS image sensor. Dubbed “the finest compact camera Canon has ever produced”, the metal-bodied G1 X has a 14.3 megapixel, 18.7x14mm sensor that's marginally bigger than Micro Four...

The Canon Powershot G1 X is a very difficult camera to pigeon-hole. Compared to other premium compact cameras, it's much bigger and heavier but has a much larger image sensor that delivers better images with more depth of field. Compared to a compact...

Feb, 2012

Price comparison for Canon PowerShot G1 X

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