Pentax XG-1 Review

November 3, 2014 | Jack Baker | |
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Specifications

Type
Camera Type Bridge
Sensor
Type 1/2.33" CMOS
Total Pixels 16.79 megapixels
Effective Pixels 16.0 megapixels
Still

(4:3)  16M(4608x3456), 10M(3648x2736), 5M(2592x1944), 3M(2048x1536), 0.3M(640x480)
(3:2)  14M(4608x3072)
(16:9)   12M(4608x2592), 2M(1920x1080)

Quality level: Best, Fine, Normal

Movie

1920x1080(30fps), 1280x720(60/30fps), 640x480(30fps)
High Speed:640x480(120fps)

Sensitivity

Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200

The Auto ISO range: ISO 100 - 800

Shake Reduction

Still: Sensor-Shift-Type (SR : Shake Reduction)
Movie: Electronic image stabilization

Lens
Focal Length

4.3 - 223.6mm

Approx. 24 - 1248mm in 35mm format equivalent

Aperture Maximum Aperture F2.8(W) - F5.6(T)
Digital Zoom Approx. 4x  (Combined Zoom: approx. 208x)
 
Optical Zoom 52x
Construction smc PENTAX lens, 15 elements in 13 groups(6 aspherical elements)
Focusing System
Type TTL contrast detection auto focus system
Functions

Focus Type: Single-AF, Multi-AF, Object Tracking, Face detection AF, Cont. AF

AF Modes

Focus Range:

Standard:0.6m - infinity / 1.97 ft. - infinity(at wide)
3.0m - infinity / 9.8 ft. - infinity(at tele)
Macro:0.01m - infinity / 0.03 ft. - infinity(at wide)
0.3m - infinity / 0.98 ft. - infinity(Mid-zoom)

Focus mode: Macro
Focal length Focal: Length 4.3mm, Focusing distance 0.01m

AF assist

available

Viewfinder
Type

Electronic Viewfinder, approx. 200K dots

Screen
Type

3.0" TFT color LCD with protection acrylic cover

Resolution approx. 460K dots
Shutter
Type

High speed continuous shooting

Cont. Shoot-High Speed(VGA):Max. 60fps Up to Max 120 frames.
Cont. Shoot-Fast(4M):Max. 30fps Up to Max 60 frames.
Continous Shoot(16M):Max 9fps Up to Max 9 frames.

Speed

4 sec. - 1/2000 sec., 30 sec at most (Manual mode setting)

Exposure system
Metering

AiAE, Spot, Center, Face

Exposure Modes

Auto Mode, Program AE, Shutter priority, Aperture priority, Manual Mode, Face Beautifier, Handheld Night,

Scene Modes: Pet Mode, Sunset, Fireworks, Multi Exposure, Sport, Night Portrait, Landscape, Portrait, Snow, Children, Party,

Movie Mode, Custom Settings

Auto picture Scene Modes: Landscape, Portrait, Night Portrait, Backlit Portrait, Macro, Auto

Compensation

±2EV(1/3EV steps)

Flash
Type Integrated auto flash control
Modes

Force Off, Flash Auto, Force Flash, Slow Sync., Slow Sync.+Red-Eye, Red-Eye Reduction 

Effective Range

Wide: approx. 0.5 - 7.5m / 1.64 - 25 ft. (ISO 800)
Tele: approx. 1.2 - 3.7m / 3.9 - 12 ft. (ISO 800)

Exposure Parameters
Modes

Single, Continuous Shot, Cont. Shot-High Speed (VGA), Cont. Shot-Fast (4M), Time-Lapse(30sec/ 1min/5min/ 10min).

Self-timer(2sec, 10sec, Smile)

Face Recognition

Face detection: Up to 12 faces
Pet detection: Detect up to 10 pet's face

White Balance

AWB, Daylight, Cloudy, Fluorescent, Fluorescent CWF, Incandescent, Manual WB, Color Temp.(1900K, 3000K, 3500K, 5500K, 7000K, 9000K, 10000K).

Digital Filter

Normal, Vivid, Japan Style, Italian Style, French Style, Punk, Black and White, Sepia, Partial Color-Red, Partial Color-Blue, Partial Color-Yellow, Partial Color-Green, Negative, Dreamy, Vignetting, Salon, Fish Eye, Reflection, 4 Grids - Stylish, Sketch

Movie
Recording

Shake Reduction: Electronic image stabilization

Video format: MOV(H.264)

Resolution: 1920x1080(30fps), 1280x720(60/30fps), 640x480(30fps)

High Speed Movie (640x480):120 fps

Audio: Linear PCM, stereo

Playback
Digital Filter

Vivid, Japan Style(8M), Italian Style(8M), French Style(8M), Punk(4M), Black and White, Sepia, Partial Color-Red, Partial Color-Blue, Partial Color-Yellow, Partial Color-Green, Negative(8M), Dreamy, Vignetting, Salon, Fish Eye, Reflection, 4 Grids - Stylish (2M)

Options

Playback modes: Single, Index (9/16 Thumbnails), Slide Show, Date, Burst Shooting, Zoom (Approx. ×2 - ×8), Movie

Storage
Internal

Built-in memory (approx. 15.4MB)

External Compatible with SD/SDHC Memory Card, Eye-Fi Card
File Format

Still: JPEG(conforms to Exif 2.3), conforms to DCF1.0,
Movie: MOV(H.264)
Audio: "Linear PCM, stereo"

Special Features
Language

English, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Japanese, Korean, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Thai, Indonesia, Vietnamese, Italian, German, Dutch, Russian, Polish, Swedish, Danish, Finnish, Norwegian, Greek, Turkish, Hungarian, Croatian, Czech, Arabic, Hindi

Delay

Self- timer count: 10 sec, 2 sec,(Smile Capture)

Shutter Release Delay

Start-up Time: Approx. 2.0 sec
Release Time Lug: Approx. 0.2 sec

Printing
Format

Date Imprint Available(Date, Date & time)

Interface
Interface

Interfaces: AV-OUT/USB2.0 terminal, HDMI terminal(Type D)
Video Output: NTSC/PAL

Power
Source

Rechargeable lithium-ion battery LB-060

Performance

Still*: approx. 240 shots (Rechargeable Lithium-ion battery)

Playback**: approx. 200 min. (Rechargeable Lithium-ion battery)

* Recording capacity shows approximate number of shots recorded during CIPA-compliant testing. Actual performance may vary depending on operating conditions. 

** According to the result of RICOH IMAGING in-house testing.

Dimensions
Height 89mm
Width 119mm
Depth 97.5mm
Weight

With battery & SD card: Approx. 567g / 20.0 oz. (loaded and ready)
Body: Approx. 539g / 19.0 oz.(without battery and SD memory card)

Compatibility
PC Microsoft Windows XP SP3, Vista and 7
Mac Mac OS X 10.3.9 or above
Accessories
Kit Content

Power adapter GAC-03
Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery LB-060
USB cable
Strap
Lens cap
Operating manual (CD-ROM)

Remarks
Special Notes

*Playback mode startup available in the playback button push and hold.

*The flash is not prohibited, the flash pops up automatically according to the brightness.

*Flash does not work continuous shooting setting.

*Exposure compensation possible in movie mode.

*Video mode, 8 types can choose from i button function(Normal,Vivid, Partial Color-Red/Blue/Yellow/Green, Black and White,Sepia).

*Power saver(Auto, Normal, Best)

*LCD Brightness(+2, +1, Normal, -1,-2)