Pentax XG-1 Review

Overall Score

43

Main Features

  • 16 MP 1/2.3 BSI-CMOS Sensor
  • 24-1248 mm (52x) F2.8-5.6 Zoom Lens
  • 100 - 3200 ISO
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • Electronic Viewfinder
  • 200k dot Electronic viewfinder
  • 9 fps continuous shooting
  • 1920 x 1080 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 119 x 89 x 98 mm, 567g.
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Pentax XG-1 Overview


First introduced in July, 2014, Pentax XG-1 is a 16 MP Compact with a 1/2.3 (6.17 x 4.55 mm) sized BSI-CMOS sensor.


Pentax XG-1 comes with a 6.08 x 4.56 mm BSI-CMOS sensor, which has a diagonal of 7.6 mm (0.3").

- Full Frame
- Pentax XG-1

Sensor resolution of Pentax XG-1 ~ 4613 x 3468 pixels.

Pentax XG-1 has Crop Factor: 5.69

The sensor has a surface area of 27.7 mm².

There are approximate 15,997,884 photosites (pixels) on this area.


Proc and Cons of Pentax XG-1


Get to know this camera closer. Let's look at the features and characteristics of this model. Compare Pentax XG-1 with competitors in small sensor superzoom cameras.

Pros
Built-in Wireless
9.0 fps Continuous Shooting
Manual Exposure Mode
24 mm Wide Angle Lens
Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
Manual Focus
2.8 Lens at Wide
200k dot Viewfinder Resolution
2 AE Bracketing Range
Cons
No Bluetooth
No Touch Screen
No Environmental Sealing
Slow Lens at Wide: F2.8
Low Screen Resolution: 460k dots
No Articulating Screen
No AF Face Detection
No External Flash
Slow Lens at Tele: F5.6
Low Battery Life: 240 shots
Type Scores

Pentax XG-1 has an Overall Score of 43/100 and ranked #308 out of 802 in Compact cameras, and ranked #680 out of 1222 in all cameras.

Pentax XG-1 Scores
Imaging score
21
Features score
48
Value for money score
60
Portability score
78
Overall score
43
Average Scores in Small Sensor Superzoom
Imaging Score
25
Features Score
51
Value For Money Score
61
Portability Score
85
Overall score
45

Physical Dimensions of Pentax XG-1


Pentax XG-1 weighs 567g and has external dimensions of 119 x 89 x 98mm (4.69 x 3.5 x 3.86"). Considering that the average weight of Small Sensor Superzoom cameras is 392g, Pentax XG-1 is 175 grams more than the average weight of cameras in this category.

Weight Comparison
Small Sensor Superzoom Cameras


Pentax XG-1
567g
Average weight
392g
Min weight
136g
Max weight
1415g

Thickness Comparison
Small Sensor Superzoom Cameras


Pentax XG-1
98mm
Average Thickness
65mm
Min Thickness
0mm
Max Thickness
181mm

Here is the front and top view image of Pentax XG-1 with the dimensions:

Pentax XG-1

Size Compared to Major Competitors


Model Weight XG-1 Dimensions XG-1
Nikon Coolpix P530 Nikon P530 494 g 567 g 123 x 84 x 98 mm 119 x 89 x 98 mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70 Panasonic FZ70 606 g 567 g 130 x 97 x 118 mm 119 x 89 x 98 mm
Canon PowerShot SX50 HS Canon SX50 HS 595 g 567 g 123 x 87 x 106 mm 119 x 89 x 98 mm
Nikon Coolpix P600 Nikon P600 565 g 567 g 125 x 85 x 107 mm 119 x 89 x 98 mm
Fujifilm FinePix S1 Fujifilm S1 680 g 567 g 133 x 91 x 110 mm 119 x 89 x 98 mm
Canon PowerShot SX60 HS Canon SX60 HS 650 g 567 g 128 x 93 x 114 mm 119 x 89 x 98 mm
Nikon Coolpix P610 Nikon P610 565 g 567 g 125 x 85 x 107 mm 119 x 89 x 98 mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 Panasonic FZ1000 831 g 567 g 137 x 99 x 131 mm 119 x 89 x 98 mm

Specifications of Pentax XG-1


General
Brand Pentax
Model XG-1
Announced July, 2014
Body Type SLR-like (bridge)
Lens
Lens Mount fixed lens
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier
Number of Lenses 0
Macro Focus Range 1
Screen
Screen Size 3"
Screen Type Fixed
Screen Resolution 460k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Electronic
Viewfinder Resolution 200
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 0
Number of Cross Focus Points
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/4 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/2000 sec
Continuous Shooting 9.0 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range 6.00
Flash Modes Force Off, Flash Auto, Force Flash, Slow Sync., Slow Sync. + Red-Eye, Red-Eye Reduction
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±2 EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size 1/2.3
Sensor Type BSI-CMOS
Sensor Dimensions 6.08 x 4.56 mm
Sensor Area 27.7 mm²
Sensor Resolution 16 MP
Max Image Resolution 4608 x 3456
Max Native ISO 3200
Min Native ISO 100
Max Boosted ISO 0
Min Boosted ISO 0
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution 1920 x 1080
Video Formats Motion JPEG
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 240 shots
Battery Type Battery Pack
Battery Model LB-060
Physical
Weight 567 g
Physical Dimensions 119 x 89 x 98 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type SD/SDHC
Storage Slots 1
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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