Canon PowerShot G1 X Review

4.5
February 14, 2012 | Mark Goldstein |

Main Rivals

Listed below are some of the rivals of the Canon PowerShot G1 X.

Canon EOS 600D

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The Canon EOS 600D (called the Canon EOS Rebel T3i in North America) is a new DSLR camera that boasts a class-leading 18-megapixels and full 1080p high-definition videos. Other key features of the 600D / T3i include continuous shooting at 3.7fps, a vari-angle 3-inch LCD screen with 1,040k dot resolution, ISO range of 100-12800, 14-bit image processing and Canon's Digic 4 processor. Is the Canon EOS 600D / T3i the best mid-range digital SLR camera on the market? Read our expert review to find out...

Canon PowerShot G12

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The Canon PowerShot G12 is a serious camera aimed firmly at the well-off amateur or pro looking for a carry-everywhere compact. Building on the success of previous G-series models, for 2010 the G12 principally adds 720p HD video, stereo sound, High Dynamic Range shooting mode, and a DSLR-like front control dial. £539 / €649 / $499.99 is an awful lot of money for a compact with a small image sensor - read our expert Canon PowerShot G12 review to find out if its worth it.

Fujifilm FinePix F550 EXR

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The Fujifilm FinePix F550 EXR is the latest travel-zoom camera, sporting a 15x lens with a versatile focal range of 24-360mm. The 16 megapixel F550EXR features a lightning quick auto-focus system, full 1080p movies, built-in GPS, and 8fps continuous shooting. Read our in-depth Fujifilm FinePix F550EXR review to find out if this is the ultimate compact camera...

Fujifilm FinePix X10

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The Fujifilm FinePix X10 is a gorgeous new compact camera that boasts impeccable build-quality, intuitive handling and a long-list of photographer-friendly features. Find out if it can deliver the goods in our in-depth Fujifilm FinePix X10 review, complete with full-size sample JPEG and raw images, videos and more...

Nikon 1 J1

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The Nikon 1 J1 is the junior member of Nikon's new range of compact system cameras, featuring a smaller and lighter body at a cheaper price than the V1 model. Based around the same "CX" format sensor, the Nikon J1 is still all about pure speed, with fast auto-focusing and up to 60fps continuous shooting. The J1 also offers a built-in pop-up flash, 3 inch LCD screen, full HD video, and a range of innovative modes like Smart Photo Selector and Motion Snapshot. Read our in-depth Nikon 1 J1 review.

Nikon Coolpix P7100

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The Nikon Coolpix P7100 is a new compact camera for the aspiring photographer, offering most of the functionality of a DSLR without the associated bulk. A more responsive and more intuitive version of last year's model, the P7100 is an even more serious rival to the market-leading Canon Powershot G12. Read our in-depth Nikon P7100 review to find out if this really is a serious challenger.

Olympus E-PL3

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The Olympus E-PL3 is a stylish new addition to the ever-growing compact system camera market. Also known as the PEN Lite, the EPL3 boasts the World's fastest autofocus system, a 3 inch tilting LCD display, new 12.3 megapixel Live MOS sensor, full 1080i HD movie mode with stereo sound, and an extensive range of creative filters. Read our in-depth Olympus E-PL3 review.

Olympus XZ-1

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The new Olympus XZ-1 is a serious compact that's aimed at the enthusiast and professional user looking for a small yet capable pocket camera. A relatively large 1/1.63 inch CCD sensor, f/1.8 maximum aperture, 3 inch OLED screen and a full range of manual shooting modes should be enough to get their attention. But can the XZ1 take on the likes of the Panasonic LX5, Samsung EX-1 and Canon PowerShot S95? Read our detailed Olympus XZ-1 Review, complete with full-size JPEG, RAW and movie samples, to find out...

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

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The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 is a new Compact System Camera designed to appeal to frustrated compact users looking to upgrade to something better but not necessarily bigger. Combining an innovative touch-screen interface with a simple control layout, tiny body and DSLR-like image quality and features, does the GF3 deliver both the portability of a compact and the professionalism of a DSLR? Read the World's First Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 Review to find out...

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

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The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5 is the long-awaited successor to the ahead-of-its-time LX3, a compact camera that hit the sweet spot for photographers looking for a pocketable alternative to their DSLR. Fast forward two years to 2010, and it's the turn of the new LX5 to appeal to the more experienced prosumer, with a longer 3.8x lens, improved 10 megapixel sensor, AVCHD movies and a tweaked control system all on offer. Read our in-depth Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5 review with sample JPEG, RAW and video files now.

Pentax Q

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The new Pentax Q is unlike any other camera on the market - an interchangeable lens model that's as small as a compact yet as full-featured as a DSLR. But can it turn more than heads and persuade you to part with £500 / $800 of your hard-earned cash? Read our Pentax Q review to find out...

Ricoh GXR

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The new Ricoh GXR is a camera unlike any other - it's not very often that we get to say that! Ricoh have created a truly innovative modular system, where you swap both the lens and the image sensor at the same time, not just the lens as with a conventional DSLR camera. The GXR is also smaller than either a DSLR or the recent Micro Four Thirds cameras from Panasonic and Olympus. Can Ricoh succeed with their GXR interchangeable camera unit system? Read the World's first in-depth review to find out...

Samsung EX1

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The Samsung EX1 (also known as the Samsung TL500) is a new pocket camera for serious photographers, sporting a bright f/1.8, 3x zoom lens, sensible 10 megapixel CCD sensor and a swivelling 3 inch AMOLED screen. RAW shooting, ISO 80-3200, image stabilisation and full manual control complete the EX1's main attractions. Read our Samsung EX1 review to find out if it hits the mark.

Samsung NX200

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The Samsung NX200 is a new mirrorless compact system camera that aims for the middle ground between the DSLR-like NX10/11 and consumer-oriented NX100 models, designed to appeal to beginners and prosumers alike. Sporting a 20 megapixel APS-C sensor, full 1080p video, ISO 100-12,800, a 3-inch AMOLED screen and 7fps continuous shooting, the NX200 certainly seems to have what it takes to challenge the ever-expanding number of competitors. Read our expert Samsung NX200 review to find out if it can deliver on its promise...

Sigma DP2x

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The Sigma DP2x is a new compact camera featuring a large APS-C DSLR sensor from Foveon and a fixed 41mm lens with a fast aperture of f/2.8. Can Sigma's latest model compete with the recent crop of compact system cameras? Read our in-depth Sigma DP2x review to find out...

Sony NEX-5N

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The NEX-5N is the fourth compact system camera from Sony, featuring a significant number of improvements to the previous NEX-5 model. With a 16 megapixel APS HD CMOS sensor, 1080p HD movies, high-res 3 inch tilting screen and external flash, the NEX-5N also adds a touchscreen user interface, faster auto-focus and reduced shutter-lag. Read our full Sony NEX-5N review, complete with sample JPEGs, RAW files, and movies, to find out if this is the best NEX camera yet...

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