|I own it||I want it||I had it|
Ricoh's Pentax XG-1 superzoom features a 16MP BSI-CMOS sensor and a 52x optical zoom range covering a 24-1248mm equivalent focal range. It offers a fixed 3.0-in LCD, 1080/30p HD video recording and a built-in electronic viewfinder. The XG-1 uses SR Shake Reduction stabilization technology and a rechargeable lithium-ion battery rated to 240 shots per charge.
|Body type||SLR-like (bridge)|
|Max resolution||4608 x 3456|
|Effective pixels||16 megapixels|
|Sensor size||1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm)|
|ISO||Auto, 100, 200, 400,800, 1600, 3200|
|Focal length (equiv.)||24–1248 mm|
|Min shutter speed||4 sec|
|Max shutter speed||1/2000 sec|
|USB||USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)|
|Weight (inc. batteries)||567 g (1.25 lb / 20.00 oz)|
|Dimensions||119 x 89 x 98 mm (4.69 x 3.5 x 3.84″)|
The Pentax XG-1 is a bargain, but that's pretty much all that's going for it. On the positive side, it's relatively compact with good build quality, the grip is large, and image quality is respectable. The bad news is that it has no control dials, which makes adjusting settings a bear, image stabilization is sub-par, Wi-Fi and 1080/60p video are both missing, and the electronic viewfinder is poor. Battery life was also the worst amongst its peers.
Good for: Those on a budget who want a compact, long zoom camera.
Not so good for: Those who want quick access to camera settings, reliable image stabilization, a full day of shooting without draining their battery. Frequent electronic viewfinder users.
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