Pentax XG-1

Announced Jul 15, 2014 •
16 megapixels | 3 screen | 24 – 1248 mm (52×)
Add this product to your shortlist for comparison
Buy on Amazon.com
Pentax XG-1 16 Digital Camera with 52x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom with 3-Inch LCD (Black)
$161.39
Buy on Amazon.com
Share
User reviews
Questions & Answers
Gear list
6 14 8
I own it I want it I had it
Product description
Announced Jul 15, 2014

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.

Product timeline
Group review, Jun 17, 2015
Quick specs
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)
Sensor type BSI-CMOS
ISO Auto, 100, 200, 400,800, 1600, 3200
Focal length (equiv.) 24–1248 mm
Optical zoom 52×
Articulated LCD Fixed
Screen size 3
Screen dots 460,000
Min shutter speed 4 sec
Max shutter speed 1/2000 sec
Format Motion JPEG
Storage types SD/SDHC
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)
GPS None

See full specifications

Our review

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.

Read the full review

69%
dpreview score
Scoring
Build quality
Ergonomics & handling
Features
Exposure and focus accuracy
Image quality (jpeg)
Flash performance
Low light / high ISO performance
Optics
Performance (speed)
Movie / video mode
Value
Pentax XG-1 videos
Pentax XG-1 low light sample video
00:17 (17 Jun, 2015)
Pentax XG-1 samples gallery
28 images • View album
Sample photoSample photoSample photoSample photoSample photoSample photoSample photoSample photoSample photoSample photoSample photoSample photoSample photoSample photoSample photoSample photoSample photoSample photoSample photoSample photoSample photoSample photoSample photoSample photoSample photoSample photoSample photoSample photo