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Canon PowerShot G1 X

from  $572.39+
72
Engadget
Score
A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition.
72

A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition.

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Engadget Review

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

Pros
  • Relatively big sensor yields great imagesManual controls and menus are fast and intuitive Solid feel and build quality
Cons
  • Underwhelming macro and low-light performanceNon-interchangeable lensA hefty investment, considering the above
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Scores

Engadget

72
 

User Reviews

80
vinces6394
Whilst I have 5 canon cameras this is probably the one where I have a love hate...read more
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Key Specs

Type
Point and shoot
Resolution (effective)
14.3 megapixels
Sensor size
Other
Model

General

Type
Point and shoot (f /{"1":2.8, "2":16}) ({"1":28, "2":112} mm)

Sensor

Resolution (effective)
14.3 megapixels
Sensor type
CMOS
Sensor size
Other (18.7x14 mm)
ISO modes
100 iso, 200 iso, 400 iso, 800 iso, 1600 iso, 3200 iso, 6400 iso, 12800 iso

Flash

Flash
Yes (External (shoe))

Viewfinder

Viewfinder type
LCD

Image formats

Image formats
Jpeg, Raw
Video recording
Yes (1920 x 1080 (1080p))

Other features

4x (optical)
6 fps (max)
4.5 fps (continuous)
Screen size
3 inches