Canon PowerShot G1X

  • Canon PowerShot G1X
80
Based on 48 scores, 80 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    16
  • Good:
    19
  • Average:
    6
  • Bad:
    7

Pros:

  • Lots of control and auto options.
  • Excellent image quality.
  • Variable angle LCD usable viewfinder.

Cons:

  • Bulky for a compact camera.
  • Maximum aperture falls quickly with zoom.

Expert reviews and ratings

By howtospendit.ft.com on -

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 80

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...

By GadgetSpeak on 92

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...

By Steves Digicams on -

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 PC World on 80

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...

By TechSmart.co.za on -

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 90

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)...

By Buy-n-Shoot on 60

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...

By Tech2 on 70

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By The Imaging Resource on -

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,...

By AsiaOne on 60

It is a serious looking compact that doesn't look out of place next to a DSLR and its wide array of external controls will appeal to experienced photographers....

By Good Gear Guide on 90

Canon's PowerShot G1X is a high-level performer. Its image quality in our tests was excellent, as was its overall performance. It's a camera that's well built, it features manual controls and it's comfortable to use for the most part....

By CNET UK on 100

The Canon PowerShot G1 X is the most capable pocket camera you can buy right now. The degree to which you can customise its menus and hardware functions, the speedy access it gives you to the most common shooting options and the quality of its output...

By TechCentral on 70

The Canon G1X is a solid camera that is packed to the brim with features at the cost of portability. CONCEALED: You'll find the G1X's mini USB, cable release and mini HDMI port hidden behind a hinged plastic door on the side of the camera. It is...

By Photo Answers on 80

At a time when most of the camera-making world is busy building compacts with interchangeable lenses, Canon is bucking the trend with the all-in-one Canon PowerShot G1X and its 14.3MP CMOS sensor....

By Wired on 50

As with many cameras nestled in the niche between sub-$500 point-and-shoots and full-fledged, $1,000-plus DSLRs, the PowerShot G1 X is pure, drooling goodness when you take it out of the box. It’s got a massive 1.5-inch, 14.3-megapixel sensor and...

By DPexpert on -

REVIEW—CANON PowerShot G1X] by terry on 22 March 2012 Price: $800 It’s certainly different THE LOW-DOWN: This 14 megapixel camera with a fixed 28–112mm (film equivalent) lens comes with the PowerShot appellation, suggesting that we...

By Expert Reviews on 60

Stunning image quality, sublime ergonomics, lethargic performance, high price – if you're rich and not in any rush, it might just be perfect...

By CNET Australia on 83

Offering a wide selection of features in a sturdy chassis, the PowerShot G1X delivers excellent photographic results thanks to its extra-large image sensor and processor. Users will need to be wary of its average performance, but otherwise will enjoy...

By KenRockwell on -

The Canon G1 X is the biggest compact digital camera ever from Canon. It's bigger because it uses the largest sensor ever crammed into a compact digital camera by Canon, a healthy 14 x 18.7mm (1.85x ) CMOS chip. The ...