Canon PowerShot G1 X

Announced Jan 9, 2012 •
14 megapixels | 3 screen | 28 – 112 mm (4×)
dpreview conclusion

The G1 X is an excellent camera for some but not for everyone. The camera gives you great image quality and a versatile zoom range in a small package and without the need to carry a stack of lenses. However, the sluggish AF, limited close-focusing capability and lack of manual control in video mode will make some users look elsewhere.

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Silver Award
76%
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Good for

Anyone who wants DSLR-like image quality and a versatile zoom range in a pocketable format.

Not so good for

Sports and action photographers, serious videographers

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Canon PowerShot G1 X review
By: Mike Lowe, What Digital Camera (Feb 18, 2012)

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.

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