G1 X review @ What Digital Camera - No Gold Award

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G1 X review @ What Digital Camera - No Gold Award
Feb 20, 2012

http://www.whatdigitalcamera.com/equipment/reviews/compactcameras/129256/1/canon-powershot-g1-x-review.html

Interesting the G1X did not receive their Gold Award which the X10, X100, G12, S100, and P7100 received.

Pros: Superb image quality and shallow depth of field possibilities, excellent sharpness, impressive high ISO performance, Raw capture, vari-angle LCD

Cons: Poor close-focus, off-set parallax and limited field of view optical viewfinder, significant price, so-so battery life, autofocus system less capable than some competitors

Design 18/20
Image Quality 19/20
Performance 16/20
Value 17/20
Features 18/20
Overall Score 88%

Canon PowerShot G1 X review - Verdict

"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.

But in use there are issues. The hefty price tag ought to bring a better, more advanced autofocus system, plus the close-focus distance of the lens can be limiting.

The viewfinder, too, is no better than that found in the PowerShot G12. What with electronic viewfinders making headway in other cameras such as the Fujifilm X-S1, the Canon G1 X's low field-of-view, small and off-set optical viewfinder just doesn't cut it. But then it does have one, which is more than can be said for almost any other compact.

On the plus side the build is sturdy, the layout functional and everything falls into its right place in use. Find that stride when shooting and the G1 X will have plenty of appeal to candid street snappers, landscape photographers, or those that demand the utmost in image quality. Considering the high £699 price-point the camera's performance is underwhelming, yet its images are so good that the G1 X is guaranteed to win over a demanding audience. It's that good. "

Canon PowerShot G1 X Canon PowerShot G12 Fujifilm FinePix X100 Fujifilm X10 Fujifilm X-S1 Nikon Coolpix P7100
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