Canon PowerShot G1X
Lots of control and auto options.
Excellent image quality.
Variable angle LCD usable viewfinder.
Quite a bit smaller than large-sensor mirrorless or SLR with similar lens.
Lens is fairly sharp (except corners at wide angle).
Hits a good sweet spot for zoom range.
Bright at wide angle.
JPEG mode automatically corrects for distortion.
Solid build quality.
Good ISO performance.
Accessory hot shoe.
Large sensor produces excellent images.
Very little noise, even at higher ISOs.
Superb image clarity.
Bulky for a compact camera.
Maximum aperture falls quickly with zoom.
Autofocus and burst performance much slower than most compact system cameras.
Many fixed-lens compacts.
Optical viewfinder is not very useful.
Limited focus range.
No manual control in video mode.
Viewfinder is close to worthless.
Battery life isnít great.
Difficult to justify the $800 price.
By howtospendit.ft.com on June 25, 2013
This new compact (but not overly so) Canon reminds me of the little Land Rover Freelander, in that it's tough and businesslike without being a Range Rover – which in camera terms would be one of the big, professional top-of-range Canon EOS...-
By KickStartNews on November 01, 2012
The Canon PowerShot G1 X is capable of delivering image quality that is clearly better than any competing, fixed zoom lens compact. Image quality also rivals that of the stellar, full APS-C size sensors, fixed prime lens cameras such as the Fujifilm...80
By GadgetSpeak on October 12, 2012
This is a PowerShot but looking at it quickly you may consider it is DSLR unit as it is larger than the recent PowerShot offerings not in the battery area as it has a solid battery but all round as it is a chunky looking...92
By Steves Digicams on August 27, 2012
Canon's first major update to the its G-series cameras is the PowerShot G1X, taking the place of the PowerShot G12 from 2 years ago. Targeted at more advanced users, the G1X has been loaded with new, exceptional quality parts and features that lift...-
By pcworld.com_techhive.com on August 06, 2012
The Canon PowerShot G1 X takes the sharpest photos we've ever seen from a fixed-lens camera, and its image quality and video quality are outstanding overall. However, for $800, we expected better macro and burst-mode...80
By TechSmart.co.za on July 24, 2012
Offering some of the same functionality as prosumer DSLRs, Canon’s PowerShot G-series was recently forced to undergo a transformation of sorts. The result is the G1 x.A bit of history is in order. The past few years have seen new mirrorless...-
By Mac|Life on June 15, 2012
It’s pricey, but the G1 X impresses on many fronts, with excellent handling and superb image quality. Product PowerShot G1 X Company Canon Contact www.usa.canon.com Price $799 Requirements Specs: 14.3MP resolution; 28-112mm(35mm equivalent)...90
By Buy-n-Shoot on May 23, 2012
The Canon PowerShot G1X goes down in history as a ‘classic’. The unrivaled quality this camera presents will outlast it’s competitors. While the focus is more on quality and functionality rather than design and gimmicks, you...60
By Tech2 on May 23, 2012
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By The Imaging Resource on May 20, 2012
For several years now I've waited in anticipation, wondering how much longer Canon could ignore the burgeoning compact system camera market, and finally make a splash with a mirrorless model of its own. The Canon PowerShot G1 X is not that camera,...-