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Canon G1 X
Canon G1 X

Hey! You should know that Canon has released a newer version of this product: the Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II.

Canon G1 X

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We've given the G1 X a grade of B.
This product is ranked
29th of 32 in $400 - $600
27th of 32 in Advanced Compact Digital Cameras
47th of 59 in Canon Digital Cameras
115th of 155 in 14-16 Megapixels Digital Cameras

Editor's Review

Canon's answer to the mirrorless wave took most by surprise. Rather than espouse the interchangeable lens camera like Nikon, Samsung, Sony, and Panasonic, Canon built the G1 X. The body is a bit bigger than the G12 that came before it, but the sensor inside is a new beast that competes with its micro 4/3 competitors. Photos at high ISOs are admirably clean, and a bevy of external controls (and a viewfinder!) ensure that advanced photographers will feel right at home. Reviews have noticed poor macro performance and slow autofocus, however, so its not all good news. And at an initial asking price of $799 the G12's fixed 4x zoom and boxy build is a hard thing to swallow.

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  • 1.5-inch 14.3 megapixel high-sensitivity CMOS sensor
  • 4x optical zoom with 28mm wide-angle lens
  • Optical image stabilization
  • 3-inch vari-angle LCD with 922,000 dots
  • 14-bit RAW + JPEG
  • Full 1080p HD video at 24 fps in stereo sound
  • HDMI output
  • Lithium-ion battery
  • Release Date: Mar 31, 2012

Canon G1 X Reviews

Canon G1 X Reviews by Digital Camera-HQ Users

Top quality optics, dependability, and convenience of use are just some of the reasons that customers choose Canon digital cameras. One of the top makers of digital cameras in the world today, Canon has gained a reputation for producing some of the best digital cameras and digital SLRs that you can buy. Canon cameras are inevitably on the camera wish list of any consumer that wants a high quality camera. So if you take a look at the PC Magazine's winners of the Reader's Choice Award for Service and Reliability, it shouldn't come as a shock that the highest honors are often taken by Canon. It also should be no surprise then that their cameras are reviewed very highly on a consistent basis.

Canon is not generally a cheap brand by any means. In spite of this, Canon digital cameras have achieved the status of best buy. This is proof that you get great value for the extra money. Recently, Canon begun releasing several types that are less expensive, without sacrificing quality. The Canon PowerShot A1200 is one such example. The A1200 has a small optical viewfinder that makes it easier to shoot outdoors as well as AA batteries, unlike most other models that can be found at this low of a price.

The Powershot A series, the SD or ELPH series compact point-and-shoots, and the Rebel consumer dSLRs like the T4i are just a few examples of Canon digital cameras that have highly praised across the board. Most Canon camera customers and aficionados are attracted by the solid design, convenience and the high quality of picture provided by these digital cameras. The Canon enthusiast compacts found in the G and S series cameras are among the best Canon digital cameras you can find. The advanced digital camera market has been dominated by these models for a few years now, being great for both amateurs and professionals requiring something pocketable. For example, the Canon PowerShot G15 boasts an LCD screen that swivels, a 12 megapixel sensor and a very fast lens ideal for low light photography.

GPS and WiFi are features that Canon has been adding to its mid and high-end models recently to keep their cameras specifications right on the cutting edge. These better specifications differentiate the upper models from lower-end cameras, but mean that they also have a higher price tag. With so many features you can find and so many models available, it's always in your best interest to do your research and read Canon digital camera reviews and ratings. Experts recommend reading reviews from users like you to find out if a specific model is right for you.

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