Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II

Announced Feb 12, 2014 •
13 megapixels | 3 screen | 24 – 120 mm (5×)
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The PowerShot G1 X Mark II is an enthusiast compact whose fast lens and large sensor allow it to produce impressive photos in both bright and low light. Its well-built body offers three dials, and numerous controls can be customized. That said, there are numerous improvements that could be made, especially in terms of dynamic range and responsiveness.

Good for

Those desiring a flexible compact camera that's even good for portrait photography.

Not so good for

Photographers who demand wide dynamic range. Auto/Program mode shooters. Videographers.

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