Canon PowerShot G1 X Review

Overall Score

62

Main Features

  • 14 MP 1.5 CMOS Sensor
  • 28-112 mm (4x) F2.8-5.8 Zoom Lens
  • 100 - 12800 ISO
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 3" Articulated Screen
  • Optical (tunnel) Viewfinder
  • 2 fps continuous shooting
  • 1920 x 1080 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 117 x 81 x 65 mm, 534g.
  • Price Category:
  • Replaced by: PowerShot G1 X Mark II

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Canon PowerShot G1 X Overview


First introduced in March, 2012, Canon PowerShot G1 X is a 14 MP Compact with a 1.5 (18.7 x 14 mm) sized CMOS sensor.

Canon replaced PowerShot G1 X with Canon G1 X II. Follow the link to read our detailed comparison of these models:

Compare Canon G1 X with Canon G1 X II


Canon G1 X comes with a 18.7 x 14 mm CMOS sensor, which has a diagonal of 23.36 mm (0.91").

- Full Frame
- Canon PowerShot G1 X

Sensor resolution of Canon G1 X ~ 4331 x 3232 pixels.

Canon G1 X has Crop Factor: 1.85

The sensor has a surface area of 261.8 mm².

There are approximate 13,997,792 photosites (pixels) on this area.


Proc and Cons of Canon G1 X


Get to know this camera closer. Let's look at the features and characteristics of this model. Compare Canon PowerShot G1 X with competitors in large sensor compact cameras.

Pros
Built-in Wireless
Articulating Screen
AF Face Detection
12800 Max Native ISO
2.0 fps Continuous Shooting
Manual Focus
9 Focus Points
±3 AE Bracketing Range
Focus Bracketing
Optical Image Stabilization
External Flash
RAW Support
920k dots Screen Resolution
1/4000s Max Shutter Speed
Manual Exposure Mode
5.8 Lens at Tele
28 mm Wide Angle Lens
Selfie Friendly Screen
Cons
No Bluetooth
No Touch Screen
Slow Lens at Wide: F2.8
Slow Continuous Shooting: 920 fps
No Articulating Screen
No Environmental Sealing
Slow Lens at Tele: F5.8
Low Battery Life: 250 shots
Type Scores

Canon PowerShot G1 X has an Overall Score of 62/100 and ranked #60 out of 801 in Compact cameras, and ranked #278 out of 1201 in all cameras.

Canon G1 X Scores
Imaging score
49
Features score
64
Value for money score
76
Portability score
83
Overall score
62
Average Scores in Large Sensor Compact
Imaging Score
49
Features Score
57
Value For Money Score
70
Portability Score
85
Overall score
58

Physical Dimensions of Canon G1 X


Canon PowerShot G1 X weighs 534g and has external dimensions of 117 x 81 x 65mm (4.61 x 3.19 x 2.56"). Considering that the average weight of Large Sensor Compact cameras is 382g, Canon G1 X is 152 grams more than the average weight of cameras in this category.

Weight Comparison
Large Sensor Compact Cameras


Canon G1 X
534g
Average weight
382g
Min weight
206g
Max weight
800g

Thickness Comparison
Large Sensor Compact Cameras


Canon G1 X
65mm
Average Thickness
53mm
Min Thickness
31mm
Max Thickness
95mm

Here is the front and top view image of Canon PowerShot G1 X with the dimensions:

Canon PowerShot G1 X

Size Compared to Major Competitors


Model Weight PowerShot G1 X Dimensions PowerShot G1 X
Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II Canon G1 X II 553 g 534 g 116 x 74 x 66 mm 117 x 81 x 65 mm
Canon PowerShot G16 Canon G16 356 g 534 g 109 x 76 x 40 mm 117 x 81 x 65 mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 Panasonic LX100 393 g 534 g 115 x 66 x 55 mm 117 x 81 x 65 mm
Canon PowerShot G7 X Canon G7 X 304 g 534 g 103 x 60 x 40 mm 117 x 81 x 65 mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 Sony RX100 240 g 534 g 102 x 58 x 36 mm 117 x 81 x 65 mm
Canon PowerShot G15 Canon G15 352 g 534 g 107 x 76 x 40 mm 117 x 81 x 65 mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II Sony RX100 II 281 g 534 g 102 x 58 x 38 mm 117 x 81 x 65 mm
Canon PowerShot G5 X Canon G5 X 353 g 534 g 112 x 76 x 44 mm 117 x 81 x 65 mm

Specifications of Canon PowerShot G1 X


General
Brand Canon
Model PowerShot G1 X
Announced March, 2012
Body Type Large sensor compact
Lens
Lens Mount fixed lens
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier
Number of Lenses 0
Macro Focus Range 20
Screen
Screen Size 3"
Screen Type Articulated
Screen Resolution 920k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Optical (tunnel)
Viewfinder Resolution no electronic viewfinder
Viewfinder Coverage n/a%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.0
Autofocus
AF Touch
AF Continuous
AF Single
AF Tracking
AF Selective
AF Center
AF Multi Area
AF Live View
AF Face Detection
AF Contrast Detection
AF Phase Detection
Number of Focus Points 9
Number of Cross Focus Points 0
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/60 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/4000 sec
Continuous Shooting 2.0 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range 7.00
Flash Modes Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync, Fill-in
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±3 EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size 1.5
Sensor Type CMOS
Sensor Dimensions 18.7 x 14 mm
Sensor Area 261.8 mm²
Sensor Resolution 14 MP
Max Image Resolution 4352 x 3264
Max Native ISO 12800
Min Native ISO 100
Max Boosted ISO 0
Min Boosted ISO 0
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution 1920 x 1080
Video Formats H.264
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS None
Wireless Connectivity Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 250 shots
Battery Type Battery Pack
Battery Model NB-10L
Physical
Weight 534 g
Physical Dimensions 117 x 81 x 65 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type SD/SDHC/SDXC
Storage Slots 1
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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