Canon PowerShot G1 X

Last Updated (06 July’13):
- Review & Sample Photos @ PhotographyBlog

Canon PowerShot G1 X is a 14.1 MP CMOS Digital Camera with 4x Wide-Angle Optical Image Stabilized Zoom Lens. It features include 28mm Ultra Wide-Angle lens with Optical Image Stabalizer, HS SYSTEM, DIGIC 5 Image Processor, Full 1080p HD Video recording with Stereo Sound including 14-bit RAW + JPEG format, and has a 3.0-inch Vari-angle PureColor System LCD with 922.000 dots for shooting at a variety of angles. The camera measures(W x H x D) 4.60 x 3.17 x 2.55 in. (116.7 x 80.5 x 64.7mm) and weight Approx. 19.0 oz. / 534g (Including the battery and memory card).

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Overall Rating: ★★★★½

Expert Reviews

Canon PowerShot G1 X Reviews

PhotographyBlog reviews the Canon PowerShot G1 X and writes;
“if you want an all-in-one fixed-lens camera that offers a tried and trusted user interface, excellent image quality, full HD video and a versatile screen, the Canon Powershot G1 X is easy to recommend. Whether it offers enough to justify its high price tag compared to cameras with bigger sensors or interchangeable lenses is entirely up to you.”
Rating: ★★★★½

The-digital-picture reviews the Canon PowerShot G1 X and writes;
“With a wide open aperture, the Canon PowerShot G1 X is sharp in the center of the frame with 28mm being the weaker focal length. Wide open corners are moderately soft at 28mm, but improve nicely by 35mm (the G1 X has an f/3.5 max aperture at this point). The G1 X turns in good wide open corner performance throughout the balance of the focal length range.”
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Kenrockwell reviews the Canon PowerShot G1 X and writes;
“The G1 X is the best compact camera there is for nature and landscape shots. For a trip to Yosemite, it’s the best little camera there is if you don’t want to bother carrying a DSLR. The G1 X’ relatively huge sensor allows for far cleaner and larger prints than from the lesser point-and-shoots like the old Canon G12.”
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Expertreviews reviews the Canon PowerShot G1 X and writes;
“The G1 X packages this exceptional image quality in a camera that, for the most part, is a delight to use. The top-mounted metal dials for adjusting the shooting mode and exposure compensation have a reassuringly firm action. With a command dial on the front, a wheel on the back and lots of single-function buttons, it’s generally quick to adjust settings.”
Rating: ★★★☆☆

PCWorld reviews the Canon PowerShot G1 X and writes;
“Overall, the G1X is a superb advanced compact camera that’s great for hobbyists and tourists. It’s not ideal for macros (you can’t get too close to objects) and its zoom is only 4x, but if those things don’t bother you, you’ll be rewarded by a camera that take breathtakingly clear shots exhibiting accurate colours and details.”
Rating: ★★★★½

PCMAG reviews the Canon PowerShot G1 X and writes;
“The G1 X captures HD video in QuickTime format at 1080p24 or 720p30 resolution. The 1080p footage has a bit of a flicker, cinematic feel to it, while the 720p is better at picking up fast motion.”
Rating: ★★★☆☆

Photoreview reviews the Canon PowerShot G1 X and writes;
“Flash performance was extremely good for the relatively low guide number of the flash. Exposures were consistent from ISO 100 to ISO 12800, which is quite an achievement, given the exposure range. The influence of ambient lighting at the highest ISO settings was also very slight, enabling colour accuracy to be maintained throughout the camera’s sensitivity range.”
Rating: ★★★★½

Cameralabs reviews the Canon PowerShot G1 X and writes;
“The Canon PowerShot G1 X is very much a camera of two personalities. On the happy side is superb image quality which matches – and in some cases slightly exceeds – what you can expect from Canon’s 18 Megapixel EOS DSLRs, but in a much more portable body with an excellent articulated screen and flash hotshoe.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

Techradar reviews the Canon PowerShot G1 X and writes;
“We used the Canon G1 X in fairly low light conditions, but the autofocus (AF) system performed pretty well, focusing quickly on subjects with strong contrast. With low contrast subjects there was a quick back and forwards adjustment before the subject was made sharp, but this is hardly unusual with a contrast detection system.”
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Engadget reviews the Canon PowerShot G1 X and writes;
“We loved the vast majority of the stills we took with this camera, and especially those with bold colors and plenty of light. The camera itself doesn’t produce particularly vibrant colors, but when we supplied the vibrancy our shots came out nicely. The contribution of the large sensor is obvious, especially in shots that benefit from shallow depth of field.”
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Photoreview reviews the Canon PowerShot G1 X and writes;
“Flash performance was extremely good for the relatively low guide number of the flash. Exposures were consistent from ISO 100 to ISO 12800, which is quite an achievement, given the exposure range. The influence of ambient lighting at the highest ISO settings was also very slight, enabling colour accuracy to be maintained throughout the camera’s sensitivity range.”
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Trustedreviews reviews the Canon PowerShot G1 X and writes;
“Overall image quality is, as might be expected, very good indeed… This produces really impressive, almost DSLR-like levels of sharpness and detail and across the whole frame too, with only occasional instances of purple fringing on high-contrast borders letting the side down.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

Digitalcamerainfo reviews the Canon PowerShot G1 X and writes;
“With that superior handling comes comprehensive manual controls. Continuous shooting speed has been improved, along with video capture. And of course, image quality was outstanding in the G12, and given Canon’s history we expect the same from the G1 X.”
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Whatdigitalcamera reviews the Canon PowerShot G1 X and writes;
“The Canon G1 X’s sensor is the star of the show. The images this camera can produce are exceptional, easily of a DSLR quality – and it’s not often that’s said.”
Rating: ★★★★½

DCresource reviews the Canon PowerShot G1 X and writes;
“It takes photos with vibrant colors and plenty of detail, with very low noise levels (especially in good light). Photos are sharp, yet maintain the “smooth” appearance that owners of Canon D-SLRs will be familiar with.”
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Pocket-lint reviews the Canon PowerShot G1 X and writes;
“ISO 100-800 shots hold their colour well, have low image noise and are bitingly sharp, thanks to that fantastic lens. We wouldn’t hesitate to use ISO 1600 to 3200 modes for large prints, and there are few compacts that can match the level of detail still visible.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

Ephotozine reviews the Canon PowerShot G1 X and writes;
“ISO 100-800 shots hold their colour well, have low image noise and are bitingly sharp, thanks to that fantastic lens. We wouldn’t hesitate to use ISO 1600 to 3200 modes for large prints, and there are few compacts that can match the level of detail still visible.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

Expertreviews reviews the Canon PowerShot G1 X and writes;
“With its screen extended out to the side and cradled in the left hand and the right hand in the normal position, it feels extremely comfortable and stable.”
Rating: ★★★☆☆

CNET reviews the Canon PowerShot G1 X and writes;
“Offering a wide selection of features in a sturdy chassis, the PowerShot G1X delivers excellent photographic results thanks to its extra-large image sensor and processor.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

Video Reviews

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Canon PowerShot G1 X Video Review by WhichWebsite

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Canon PowerShot G1 X Video Review by WhatDigitalCamera

Canon PowerShot G1 X Video Review by jon4lakers

Samples

Canon PowerShot G1 X Sample Photos

- Canon PowerShot G1 X Sample Photos @ Canon.com

- Canon PowerShot G1 X Sample Photos @ Cameralabs

- Canon PowerShot G1 X Sample Photos @ Flickr.com

- Canon PowerShot G1 X Sample Photos @ Techradar.com

- Canon PowerShot G1 X Sample Photos @ The-digital-picture

- Canon PowerShot G1 X Sample Photos @ Amazon

- Canon PowerShot G1 X Sample Photos @ Photographyblog.com

- Canon PowerShot G1 X Sample Photos @ Imaging-resource.com

- Canon PowerShot G1 X Sample Photos @ Trustedreviews.com

- Canon PowerShot G1 X Sample Photos @ Whatdigitalcamera.com

- Canon PowerShot G1 X Sample Photos @ Ephotozine.com

Manual

Canon PowerShot G1 X User Manual (PDF)

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- Download Canon PowerShot G1 X User Manual (PDF – 15.6MB)

Features

Canon PowerShot G1 X Features

The Canon PowerShot G1 X digital camera will inspire advanced amateurs photographer who have used the G-Series to explore new realms of photographic expression, and give pros an excellent camera that complements their creative demands. It comes with new 1.5-inch High-Sensitivity CMOS sensor which offers a 14.3 Megapixel sensor, combined with a new lens and DIGIC 5 Image Processor, creates the HS SYSTEM that delivers image quality previously impossible in a compact camera. The images result will be more beautiful with beautiful blur, lower noise, and extraordinary resolution in low-light shooting and can shoot at ISO of up to 12800.

Not only that, the camera also equipped with 14-bit RAW capabilities for even greater creative control and Full HD Video recording. While the manual settings and operability provides a high-level shooting experience, and open the door to new creative possibilities. Additionally, the luxury design offers a neatly clarified sculpture with a firm grip, huge Vari-angle LCD and optical viewfinder.

Canon DIGIC 5 Image Processor

With the latest-generation Canon DIGIC 5 Image Processor that brings phenomenal increases in processing speed and power, the Canon PowerShot G1 X has improved chip architecture and algorithms that greatly expanded functionality with further refinement in image quality. The DIGIC 5 Image Processor is able to improve the noise reduction that produce clearer images when shooting in low light at high ISO speeds. It also provide faster processing speed that results in faster continuous shooting capability.

Canon 1.5-inch, 14.3 Megapixel High-Sensitivity CMOS Sensor

This sensor is nearly the size of an EOS DSLR camera’s APS-C sized sensor, and built with a similar pixel structure—each pixel site is larger, allowing more light to be captured—giving the PowerShot G1 X a completely different level of image quality than compact cameras. The Canon 1.5-inch, 14.3 Megapixel High-Sensitivity CMOS Sensor is able to deliver several distinct advantages. It dramatically reduce the noise at high ISO speeds for clear low-light and nighttime shooting. While the resolution at low ISO speeds is incredibly rich and precise. In addition, the PowerShot G1 X digital camera allows you to create the intensely beautiful background blur.

Canon HS SYSTEM

The camera also has a Canon HS SYSTEM which allows users to capture bright, clear photos in an even wider range of shooting situations. This system enable to capture beautiful low-light photos with minimal noise and maximum detail in highlight and shadow areas. It also allows users to use higher shutter speeds to capture clearer images with reduced noise and blur.

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Shooting and Recording Modes Including 14-bit RAW + JPEG

The Canon PowerShot G1 X allows users to shots and record in variety of shooting and recording mode from fully automatic to fully manual, plus Full HD movies and full-resolution High-Speed Burst HQ at a maximum of 6 frames. With capabilities to recognize 32 shooting situations, the camera is automatically optimizing settings for achieving the highest quality of image result. Not only that, the camera also allows users to capture image in RAW data that produces the images rich detail in both highlights and shadows as well as smoother, more natural tonal gradation for outstanding image quality.

3.0-inch Vari-Angle PureColor System LCD

With a 3.0-inch Vari-Angle PureColor System LCD that can be swivels out and rotates, tilting up and down, the camera allows you get access to the highest and lowest angles for shooting flexibility that greatly enhances your creative expression. The LCD screen allows you to capture perfectly centered self-portraits or put yourself into group shots. It offers high resolution of 922,000 dots that gives you an unprecedented level of detail in the images you’re composing. The high resolution level also makes it easy to read on-screen information to adjust the camera settings and accessing shot information.

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Highlight Features:

* Full HD 1080p video recording

* Dedicated Movie Button, Wind filter feature and Optical Zoom for easy video capture

* HDTV Playback via HDMI with CEC Support

* 4x Wide-Angle Optical Zoom and 28mm Lens

* UA Lens Technology

* Optical Image Stabilizer

* Intelligent IS

* Electronic Level

* High-Speed Burst HQ

* Movie Digest

* High Dynamic Range

* Miniature Effect for Movies

* Compatibility with Cannon Speedlite Flashes

* Mode Dial and Front Dial

* High Dynamic Range Scene Mode

What’s in the Box?

+ PowerShot G1 X Digital Camera
+ Battery Pack NB-10L
+ Battery Charger CB-2LC
+ USB Interface Cable IFC-400PCU
+ Lens Cap (with strap)
+ Neck Strap NS-DC9
+ Digital Camera Solution CD-ROM

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