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Canon PowerShot G1 X Review

The Canon PowerShot line has established its reputation as a favorite of both professional and amateur photographers. Sometimes you just don’t want to haul about the DSLR, but you still want more versatility than a basic point-and-shoot can provide; and, perhaps, micro 4/3 isn’t the best fit for your needs right now. The Canon PowerShot G1 X Digital Camera is designed to meet your needs while remaining straightforward.

Shoot in basic auto mode, leaving the G1 X to do the heavy lifting for you, or pick all of your settings in manual mode, allowing your imagination to run wild. Whatever your mood, the G1 X continues on the reputation of its predecessors by providing you with a camera that is small and simple to carry around, yet has a plethora of capabilities that will keep you pleased and shooting all day. You won’t become bored or irritated since you’ll have a plethora of alternatives to choose from, which will allow you to keep things interesting with each shot.

The shooting and picture affects capabilities of the G1 X challenge the photographer’s imagination. Custom, Portrait, Landscape, Sports, Handheld Night Scene, Program (and all of his friends: Shutter-Priority, Aperture-Priority, the aforementioned manual, and so on), Super Vivid, Nostalgic, Toy Camera Effect, Monochrome, Poster Effect, and so on are just a few of the options available.

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In addition, the Movie Digest tool lets you produce a movie of the highlights from a day of filming, which can be shared with others. Whenever you take a still photograph with the Movie Digest feature turned on, the camera will automatically record a small video clip (up to 4 seconds) as well.

The full day’s worth of clips will be automatically blended into a single video for your viewing pleasure. In order to ensure that you receive a good snapshot, the High Dynamic Range shooting mode takes a number of images – one that is underexposed, one that is overexposed, and one that is in the middle. With the combination of these three elements, a balanced and equally detailed image with pleasing shadows and highlights is created.

Apart from providing an abundance of options at your fingertips, the G1 X also provides decent image quality, thanks to an improved 14.3Mp 1.5-megapixel sensor “The CMOS image sensor is a kind of image sensor. That’s over 4Mp greater than the preceding permutation in the series used by the corporation. Other enhancements include an ISO range that now extends to 12,800 and 1080p HD video, which is an upgrade over the previous 720p resolution.

In addition, the camera has a dedicated movie button that allows you to take video with a single press of the button. You’ll still find the 28mm (35mm equivalent) lens in place, but this time it’s equipped with 4x optical zoom as well as a 16x combined zoom option. Additionally, the camera has a somewhat larger LCD screen, measuring 3.0 inches in diameter “. The Vari-Angle option, as well as the optical viewfinder, continue to be distinguishing features of the series.

A rabbit hole might be created to describe all the twists and turns, as well as the several routes to explore with the G1 X. When it comes down to it, the core notion of the camera is that the G1 X provides you plenty of space to travel in virtually any direction you could want to investigate.

Is there a manual mode? That’s what I meant. Want to shoot a 1080p video with audio on your computer? That’s correct as well. Are you a fan of high-dynamic range photography? You are welcome to enjoy yourself here.

Apart from having a built-in flash, the camera also lets the user attach extra Canon Speedlites to the hotshoe for even better low-light performance, which is just one of the many outstanding features of this fantastic camera.

Body & Design

Although the G1 X is quite a bit larger and heavier than the G12 model, with dimensions of 116.7 x 80.5 x 64.7 mm and a weight of 534 g, it nevertheless maintains a fairly similar control layout that will feel instantly recognizable to G-series users who have purchased cameras within the last several years.

The G1 X has a metal body with a solid feel and tank-like construction. It has a layout that, while busy, avoids looking too cluttered, and it has external controls that offer just the right amount of stiffness and resistance. These controls are large enough to be easily and quickly accessed when the action is intense.

The G1 X will not fit into trousers or shirt pockets; rather, it is best suited for placement in a coat pocket with a lot of depth or in a compact camera bag.

The fact that the G1 X is Canon’s first compact camera to have a big CMOS sensor that also has a 4:3 aspect ratio and 14.3 megapixels is the primary reason for the G1 X’s increased size. Its dimensions are 18.7 millimeters by 14 millimeters, which makes it roughly the same height as the APS-C sensor used in many DSLR cameras. In fact, the pixel size and structure of the G1 X are identical to those of the EOS 600D camera.

All of these improvements should add up to higher image quality, particularly in low-light situations, as well as more depth-of-field and dynamic range, which are all things that your standard tiny cameras fail to achieve.

The ability to crank the G1 X’s top plate rangefinder-like knobs in order to set the exposure compensation and capture options from the shooting mode dial will be a treat for photographers who enjoy getting their hands dirty with their equipment, just as it was for us.

However, in order to create room for the new pop-up flash, the ISO dial on the G12 has been removed. In its place, a less satisfying button on the back of the camera has been installed, which results in selecting the ISO speed becoming a three-step procedure.

Another complaint is that inconveniently for such a feature-packed camera, the whole user handbook is only available on the included CD. Only a very brief written guide on getting started is provided in the package, giving the impression that this was really an afterthought.

The 4x zoom lens with a filter thread for the attachment of supplementary extras, the optical viewfinder directly above, and a bulb for the built-in self-timer/AF assist lamp flanking them on the left dominate the otherwise unassuming front plate of the camera. The viewfinder is directly above the optical viewfinder.

The connection of 58mm filters is made possible by a lens filter adapter that is available as an optional extra and expands with the lens when the zoom function is used to provide full coverage across the whole zoom range. Because the G1 X includes a highly helpful front control dial, similar to the ones used on EOS DSLR cameras, adjusting the aperture and, as a result, switching to the full Manual shooting mode can be done with no effort.

There is a gently sloping padded ridge that serves as a handgrip on the left-hand side of the G1 X (when viewed with the lens on), and there is a similarly textured tiny pad at the rear that serves as a grip for the thumb.

A new pop-up flash and a switch for manually releasing it are located on the top plate of the G1 X. There is also a hotshoe for an accessory flash (in addition to the built-in bulb), a wheel the size of a penny for adjusting the exposure (+/- 3EV), as well as a smaller wheel for setting the shooting mode that is mounted on top of the exposure compensation wheel, resembling the upper tier of a wedding cake.

The shooting mode dial includes settings for automatic capture, program capture, shutter priority capture, aperture priority capture, and manual capture. Additionally, there are two settings that can be customized by the user, a variety of scene modes (a total of fifteen), a creative effects mode, and a video mode.

When compared to the 720p video quality of the G12, the jump to 1080p HD video quality at 1920 x 1080 pixels at 24 frames per second is a significant advancement. Additionally, the G1 X features a stereo sound that is captured by two mics that are discretely located on each side of the flash hotshoe, and it allows you to apply creative filters while you are recording to give your movie a more interesting look.

Another upgrade as compared to the G12, which only provided a digital zoom option during movie recording, is the ability to employ the 4x optical zoom when filming.

The brand-new Creative Filters photography mode gives you ten distinct alternatives to choose from in order to liven up your photographs.

The High Dynamic Range option is perhaps the most helpful, as it will automatically take three exposures of the same scene at different settings, and then combine them in-camera to generate a single image with a larger range of tonal gradations.

Take note that in order to prevent camera shaking you will need to put the G1 X on a tripod or another sturdy surface.

As we continue our exploration of the Canon PowerShot G1 X’s top plate, we come across a springy raised nipple-style shutter release button just to the right of the exposure compensation and shooting mode dials. This button is surrounded by a rocker switch for operating the optically stabilized 4x zoom (28-112mm equivalent on a 35mm camera), and behind this again is the on/off button.

The fact that the lens is image stabilized, as stated by Canon, provides a four-stop advantage when shooting handheld, while the Intelligent IS system analyzes the focal length, focal distance, and type of camera movement and applies the most appropriate mode from seven possible settings. Additionally, the Hybrid IS system makes shooting macros easier than it was in the past by counteracting both shift and angular movements.

The G1 X can be powered on in a matter of seconds, and as soon as it does, the back LCD screen begins to flash with an image from the HS System, and the 4x optical zoom lens simultaneously extends from its storage location within the body to its widest possible setting.

It is the equivalent of 28mm here, just like it is with the G12, which makes it incredibly handy for taking landscape photos, group portraits, or capturing the image you need while you’re in a limited place. Although the G1 X’s maximum telephoto aperture of f/5.8 is less spectacular, it appears to be an unavoidable consequence of the physically larger picture sensor. The G1 X has a respectably bright aperture of f/2.8 at the wide-angle end of the zoom range.

In the function menu, there is an option for a 3-stop neutral density filter, which may be turned on or off depending on the circumstances. Additionally, the horizontal Electronic Level and the RGB histogram can be set to assist with the composition and exposure, respectively.

The G1 X includes a continuous shooting mode that is only reasonably excellent, but when combined with Tracking AF, it makes the camera exceptionally useful for capturing both slowly and quickly moving things.

You have the option of shooting continuously at 1.9 frames per second up to the maximum capacity of the memory card in JPEG format by using the High-speed Burst HQ mode on the G1 X. This mode helps you freeze action that is occurring at a rapid pace. Take note that the frame rate will drop to just 0.7fps if you choose to use the Continuous AF option or Live View.

We were grateful for the versatility offered by the adjustable screen, which allowed us to experiment with unusual and previously difficult framing. In addition to being able to be flipped out at right angles and rotated about its axis, the screen can also be folded screen-in to the body for additional protection.

This monitor tilts forward through 180 degrees and backward through 90 degrees, allowing users to achieve otherwise awkward angle shots at times when they can’t quite get their eyes level with the optical viewfinder of the camera. For example, when shooting low to the ground or over the heads of a crowd, this monitor can tilt forward through 180 degrees and backward through 90 degrees.

The LCD has also been changed to a bigger 3-inch panel with a greater resolution of 920K dots. This improvement brings the total number of pixels in the display to 920K.

In a manner that is quite appropriate, this screen occupies most of the real estate on the rear plate. Directly above it is a porthole for the option of an optical viewfinder, which comes equipped with a dioptre adjuster for people who wear glasses.

Although it’s larger than what you’ll find on most compact cameras these days, the viewfinder on the G1 X is no match for what you’ll find on even the most basic DSLR or compact system camera. At the time of this writing, the G1 X was being sold in the UK for a price of £699, so it was directly competing with these types of cameras.

It is far too tiny, it does not display any shooting information at all, and it shows a portion of the lens barrel when the focal length of the lens is set to a wider angle. However, because to the fact that enthusiasts are the primary audience for this camera, the most beneficial way to think of it is as a more portable backup to existing DSLR ownership.

Users who are accustomed to the user interface of Canon PowerShot cameras will recognize the direct print button located in the upper left corner of the LCD. This more usefully doubles up as a second function in the shooting mode, where it may be assigned as a shortcut key to functions such as auto exposure lock or red-eye correction.

At the back of the Canon PowerShot G1 X is a playback button, which naturally falls under the thumb. To the right of this button is a new one-touch movie record button, which, as its name suggests, instantly begins recording a movie at the current quality and creative settings. Both of these buttons are located on the back of the camera.

Underneath this, once more, is a pair of buttons that each serve a dual function. During playback, these controls include a delete button, as well as a method for skipping quickly among batches of collected photographs, with increments ranging from 10 to 100 at a time.

When in auto-capture mode, the left-hand button activates face detection, and when in program mode, it allows the user to move the focus point from its default center location to a place of the user’s choosing. Face detection is activated when the left-hand button is pressed. You are able to choose things from the center of the frame using the Tracking AF mode, and the camera will continue to follow those objects even if the frame is recomposed or the subjects move.

The G1 X focuses quickly enough for a compact camera in either good light or poor light, with a slight delay of around 0.25 seconds, but it is most certainly not as quick as a DSLR or the best of the compact system cameras. The G1 X has a 0.25-second delay when focusing in good light and around 0.5 seconds when focusing in poor light. The second button is used to adjust the Spot AE to the current AF point or the center of the frame, depending on which option is selected.

Underneath this pair of controls is the four-way selection or control pad, which provides a means of selecting the ISO speed (the helpful Auto ISO feature allows the maximum ISO speed to be set, therefore specifying what ISO range the G1 X will use if you leave it to its own devices), choosing from the on-board flash settings, selecting the display mode, and activating normal, manual, or macro focus mode, the latter of which unfortunately only lets you focus on objects that are closer than one centimeter away

In the middle of it is a button that is consistent with the Canon G-series, and it is called the Function/Set button. When you are in any of the capture modes and press this button in the middle, an L-shaped toolbar that is common to users of Canon cameras will display on the screen. This toolbar offers pull-out toolbars that include more possibilities from the range when you come to rest on a specific setting.

An additional set of buttons for the metering choices (evaluative, center-weighted, and spot) and accessing the main menu can be found in the bottom-right corner of the backplate.

When you press the menu button, three different menus will appear on the screen: the first is the shooting menu, which is where features such as the AF assist beam and blink detection modes can be toggled on and off; the second is the set up menu, which is where sound options and LCD brightness can be adjusted; and the third is a ‘My Menu’ option for frequently used features. Pressing the menu button will bring up all of these menus.

The HDMI out connector, an optional remote shutter release cable, and a combined USB 2.0/AV out connection may all be found on the right-hand side of the camera when seen from the rear.

A lithium-ion battery is required for power, and either SD, SDHC, or SDXC cards are required for picture storage. The bottom of the device has a standard metal screw thread for attaching a tripod, as well as a sliding cover for the compartment that contains the battery.

Because the battery life is significantly lower than that of the G12 (about 250 shots from a full charge as opposed to 370), you will need to make room in your budget for at least one additional battery.

Quality of the Image

All of the sample photographs included in this Review were captured with the JPEG option set to 14 megapixels, which results in an image size that is around 4 megabytes on average.

The Canon PowerShot G1 X is capable of producing photographs of exceptionally high quality. At ISO 80–1600, the photographs were captured without any noise; however, at ISO 3200, there was considerable noise and a minor loss of color saturation.

Even while ISO 6400 exhibits more noticeable noise and a loss of color, the setting is still completely acceptable, and even the highest possible level of ISO 12800 doesn’t suffer too terribly from the effects of the noise.

Chromatic aberrations were handled competently by the Canon PowerShot G1 X, with the camera exhibiting relatively little purple fringing effects in high-contrast conditions and, more generally, around the frame’s periphery.

At the 28mm wide-angle setting, the lens displays a slight amount of barrel distortion, in addition to detail fuzziness in the corners of the frame. Even though there is considerable vignetting when using the lens at 28 millimeters, the built-in flash performed admirably inside, preventing red-eye and providing adequate exposure overall.

The night snapshot came out quite well, and the maximum shutter speed of sixty seconds was adequate for the majority of the shots taken after dark.

When shooting in low-light settings with the camera held by hand or when utilizing the telephoto end of the zoom range, anti-shake performs really well. The performance of the macro mode is weak, and you will only be able to focus on subjects that are 20 centimeters or farther away from you.

The photographs were also a touch soft right out of the Canon PowerShot G1 X when the default sharpening level was used. For the best results, you should do further sharpening in an application such as Adobe Photoshop; alternatively, you may modify the setting directly in the camera.

Canon PowerShot G1 X Specifications

Sensor• 18.7 x 14mm Canon high-sensitivity CMOS
• Approx 14.3 million effective pixels
• 4:3 Aspect ratio
Image sizes*4:3
• 4352 x 3264
• 3072 x 2304
• 1600 x 1200
• 640 x 480

16:9
• 4352 x 2248
• 3072 x 1728
• 1920 x 1080
• 640 x 360

3:2
• 4352 x 2904
• 3072 x 2048
• 1600 x 1064
• 640 x 424

1:1
• 3264 x 3264
• 2304 x 2304
• 1200 x 1200
• 480 x 480

4:5
• 2192 x 3264
• 1840 x 2304
• 960 x 1200
• 384 x 480
Movie clips• 1920 x 1080 @ 24fps (Full HD)
• 1280 x 720 @ 30fps (HD)
• 640 x 480 @ 30fps (L)

• iFrame Movie (HD)
• Miniature Effect (HD, L) 6fps, 3fps, 1.5 fps
Maximum clip lengthUp to 4 GB or 29 min. 59 sec. (FullHD & HD)
Up to 4 GB or 1 hour (L)
File formats• Still: JPEG (Exif v2.3 [Exif Print} compliant)
• RAW (14bit, Canon original RAW 2nd edition)
• Movie: MOV [H.264 + Linear PCM (stereo)]
• iFrame
Lens• 15.1 – 60.4 mm (35mm equivalent: 28-112mm)
• 4x optical zoom
• F2.8-5.8
• Construction: 11 elements in 10 groups (2 double-sided aspherical UA elements, 1 double-side aspherical element)
Image stabilization• Yes (Lens-Shift), 4-stop,
• Intelligent IS
Conversion lensesYes
Digital zoomup to 4x (with Digital Tele-Converter Approx 1.5x or 1.9x and Safety zoom), combined approx. 16x.
Focus• Autofocus : TTL
– AiAF (Face Detection / 9-point)
– 1-point AF (Any position is available, fixed center or Face Select and Track)
• Manual Focus
• Focus Bracketing
AF area modes• Single
• Continuous
• Servo AF/AE
• Tracking AF
AF point selection• Manual selection using Flexizone AF/AE, Size (Normal, Small)
AF lockYes (on/off selectable)
AF assist lampYes
Focus distanceThe closest focus distance is 20 cm (W)
Metering• Evaluative (linked to Face Detection AF frame)
• Center-weighted average
• Spot (center or linked to Face Detection AF or FlexiZone AF frame)
ISO sensitivity• Auto
• ISO 100
• ISO 125
• ISO 160
• ISO 200
• ISO 250
• ISO 320
• ISO 400
• ISO 500
• ISO 640
• ISO 800
• ISO 1000
• ISO 1250
• ISO 1600
• ISO 2000
• ISO 2500
• ISO 3200
• ISO 4000
• ISO 5000
• ISO 6400
• ISO 8000
• ISO 10000
• ISO 12800
AE lockYes (on/off selectable)
Exposure compensation• +/- 3EV in 1/3 stop increments
• Enhanced i-Contrast for automatic dynamic range correction
• ND Filter (3 stop)
AE Bracketing• 1/3 – 2EV in 1/3 stop increments
Shutter speed• 1 – 1/4000 sec (Factory default)
• 60-1/4000 sec (Total range – varies by shooting mode)
Modes• Smart Auto (32 scenes detected)
• Program AE
• Shutter Priority AE
• Aperture Priority AE
• Manual
• Custom (2 modes)
• SCN
• Creative Filter
• Movie
SCN modes• Movie Digest
• Portrait
• Landscape
• Kids & Pets
• Sports
• Smart Shutter (Smile, Wink Self-Time, Face Self-Timer)
• High-speed Burst HQ
• Handheld Night Scene
• Beach
• Underwater
• Foliage
• Snow
• Fireworks
• Stitch Assist
Creative Filter• High Dynamic Range
• Nostalgic
• Fish-eye Effect
• Miniature Effect
• Toy Camera Effect
• Monochromic
• Super Vivid
• Poster Effect
• Color Accent
• Color Swap
Modes in Movie• Smart Auto (21 scenes detected)
• Standard
• Program AE
• Portrait
• Landscape
• Beach
• Underwater
• Foliage
• Snow
• Fireworks
• Nostalgic
• Fish-eye Effect
• Miniature Effect
• Monochromic
• Super Vivid
• Poster Effect
• Color Accent
• Color Swap
• iFrame Movie
White balance• Auto (including Face Detection WB)
• Daylight
• Cloudy
• Tungsten
• Fluorescent
• Fluorescent H
• Flash
• Underwater
• Custom1
• Custom2
• Mutil area WB correction available in Smart Auto
Self-timerCustom
Continuous shooting• Approx. 1.9 shots/sec
• AF: Approx. 0.7 shots/sec.
• LV: Approx. 0.7 shots/sec. (until the memory card becomes full)
• High-speed Burst HQ: Approx. 4.5 shots/sec (up to 6 shots)
Photo Effects
(My colors)
• My Colors Off
• Vivid
• Neutral
• Sepia
• Black & White
• Positive Film
• Lighter Skin Tone
• Darker Skin Tone
• Vivid Blue
• Vivid Green
• Vivid Red
• Custom Color
Flash• Auto, Manual Flash On / Off, Slow Sync, Red-eye reduction
• Fastest speed
– 1/2000 sec (built-in flash)
– 1/250 sec (external flash)
– 1/4000 sec (external using high-speed synchro)
Flash Exposure Comp.• +/- 2EV in 1/3 stop increments
• Face Detection FE compensation
• Safety FE
Flash details• Flash exposure lock
• Manual Power Adjustment (3 levels with internal flash. up to 19 levels with external EX Speedlites 270EX and 430EX. 22 levels with 580EX II)
• Second Curtain Sync
• Range (Auto ISO):50cm – 7.0m (wide) / 1.0m – 3.1m (tele)
External FlashE-TTL with EX-series Speedlites, Macro Twin Lite MT-24EX, Macro Ring Lite MR-14EX
Viewfinder• Real-image zoom
• Optical Viewfinder
• Dioptre Correction
LCD monitor• 3.0-inch Vari-angle PureColor II VA (TFT)
• 920,000 pixels
• 100% coverage
• Adjustable to one of five levels, Quick-bright LCD
Connectivity• USB 2.0 Hi-Speed
• HDMI mini connector
• AV out (PAL / NTSC switchable)
Print compliancePictBridge
Storage• SD, SDHC, SDXC
Power• Rechargeable Li-ion Battery NB-10L
• Approx. 250 shots
• Approx. 420 min. playback
Accessories• Soft Case SC-DC75, DCC-1800
• Waterproof Case (40m) WP-DC44
• Waterproof Case Weight WW-DC1
• Lens Hood LH-DC70
• Filter Adapter FA-DC58C (Compatible with Canon 58mm Filters: Circular Polarizing PL-C B, Neutral Density Filter ND4X-L & NDX8-L, Protect, UV, Softmat No.1 & 2)

• Canon Speedlites (including 220EX, 270EX, 270EX II, 320EX, 420EX, 430EX,
430EX II, 550EX, 580EX, 580EX II)

• Macro Twin Lite MT-24EX, Macro Ring Lite MR-14EX (Both require Macro
Light Adapter MLA-DC1)

• Speedlite Transmitter ST-E2, Off-Camera Shoe Cord OC-E3, Bracket BKT-DC1,
Speedlite Bracket SB-E2

• Remote Switch RS-60E3

• AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC80, Battery Charger CB-2LCE
• Canon HDMI Cable HTC-100
Weight (with battery and card)534g
Dimensions116.7 x 80.5 x 64.7 mm

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Conclusion

The Canon Powershot G1 X is a camera that defies categorization in many different ways. It is significantly larger and heavier than other premium compact cameras, but it features a significantly larger image sensor, which results in photographs that are of higher quality and have a greater depth of focus.

It has a body and image sensor that are comparable in size to those of compact system cameras, but it does not have detachable lenses like those types of cameras do. It is far more compact than a DSLR, and the image quality is still above average, but it does not have the same level of responsiveness, and the lens cannot be interchanged.

If the description fits your demands, then the G1 X is almost worth the relatively expensive price tag of £699, €799, or $799.99. It is a physically huge compact camera with a fixed zoom lens and image quality that rivals many, but not all, small system cameras.

When judged on its own merits, the G1 X has very few drawbacks and many positive qualities to recommend it. Anyone who is already familiar with the Canon G-series will soon feel at home with this new model, while individuals who are new to the system will find the abundance of external controls to be a tremendous advantage to their ability to be creative.

Though, we did miss the G12’s ISO dial, which was replaced in the G1 X by a less suitable ISO button and a subsequent dive into the menu system. Aside from that, however, the user interface is highly polished and customizable.

In a similar vein, the image quality of the G1 X is exceptional for a small camera (with the exception of macro photography), which is reasonable considering the big sensor that sits at the camera’s core. If you’ve ever wanted photographs from a fixed-lens camera that appear like they were taken with a DSLR, then the G1 X is the camera for you.

It’s true that it can’t compete with a DSLR or an APS-C equipped compact system camera when it comes to the higher ISO rates, but the ISO range of 100-1600 is really useable, and you can use 3200 as a backup, which isn’t something you can say about a lot of compacts.

This performance also significantly matches that of small system cameras designed for the Micro Four Thirds standard, which positions the G1 X as a genuine competitor to the camera systems designed by Olympus and Panasonic in terms of the image quality it produces.

Therefore, if you are looking for an all-in-one fixed-lens camera that provides a user interface that has been tried and tested, exceptional image quality, full HD video, and a screen that can be used in a variety of ways, the Canon Powershot G1 X is an easy camera to recommend to you. You are the only one who can decide if the benefits it provides are sufficient to outweigh the high cost of purchasing it in comparison to cameras that have larger sensors or lenses that can be switched out.

Canon PowerShot G1 X Price

Pros & Cons

Good For
  • Image Stabilization
  • Integrated Optical Viewfinder Within the Camera
  • Full HD Video
  • Flash Shoe Attachment External
  • Screen That Can Be Moved Around
Need Improvements
  • No wireless connection was established.
  • Continuous Shooting at a Slow Pace: 2.0 frames per second
  • There Are Only Nine Focus Points
  • 14.0 megapixels for a sensor with a low resolution
  • A Lack of a Touch Screen

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