Canon PowerShot G1 X Review at Digital Photography Review

Richard Butler and Andy Westlake takes Canon's bulkycam for a ride:

"At high sensitivities the G1 X sets a new benchmark for compact cameras. You really only need to worry about noise and the effects of noise reduction at ISO 1600 and above where the Canon takes a quite heavy-handed approach towards both chroma and luminance noise. The end result are very clean pictures with slightly smeared low contrast detail. . . . read more

Canon G1 X light leak/internal reflection issue discovered by Imaging Resource?

Ooops, what have we got here? It appears Fuji X10 owners are not the only ones facing funky sensor issues:

"Our exhaustive camera testing often smokes out issues in cameras that others (and often the manufacturers) don't find. Though that's a good effect of exhaustive testing, it often leads to much time spent verifying an issue before publishing, and leaves us with the unenviable . . . read more

Canon G1 X Field review at the Luminous Landscape

"Based on the DxOMark test results (see below) the G1X performs in-between the Panasonic GX1 and the Sony NEX 5n. This is right in line with their sensor size, Micro Four Thirds being somewhat smaller and APS-C being somewhat larger. Not that sensor size is the only criteria to use in judging overall image quality, but it does track comparative IQ performance in this instance.

I did not do much low light shooting with the G1X. It just isn't a camera that I find suitable for this use. The lens is far too slow, except at its . . . read more

Canon G1 X latest reviews, n'bits

First, not a review per se, but Roger Cicala at Rens Rentals takes the G1 X through the Imatest numbers, analyzes and compares the output to that of the Canon 7D, and comes up with the obvious. 

Then there's a long video over at Serious Compacts where the G1X gets dissected and compared to Fujifilm X10 and Olympus . . . read more

Canon Powershot G1X review at Pop Photo

Either Pop Photo is a bit relaxed in their high iso ratings, or this pachyderm of a camera has some secrets we've yet to uncover. Acceptable noise at12.800 iso? Whatever. In the battle of the bulge(s) this Powershot wins anyway over its Coolpix antagonist, mostly due to the sheer size of its sensor:


"Noticeably chunkier than its G-series brethren, the G1 X nonetheless feels good in the hand. Toting it around New York City, we . . . read more

Canon Powershot G1X review at What Digital Camera

"images this camera can produce are exceptional, easily of a DSLR quality - and it's not often that's said.

But in use there are issues. The hefty price tag ought to bring a better, more advanced autofocus system, plus the close-focus distance of the lens can be limiting. . . . read more

Canon Powershot G1X review at Digital Camera Info

"Rarely do we see such an expensive, specialized camera make its way to the fixed-lens market. At $800, the Canon PowerShot G1 X should appeal exclusively to intermediate and advanced photographers. Photographers who–let’s face it–probably own a DSLR already. So the question becomes, does the G1 X succeed as a companion camera, a backup model for situations when size and weight are important? . . . read more

Canon Powershot G1x review at Cnet Asia

With a chubbiness rivaled only by the Pentax K-01, the G1x is Canon's intermediate response to the tsunami of compact camera systems threatening to seriously erode it's once dominant market share. Because, as we all suspect​ know, Canon R&D is feverishly working on a compact mirrorless system of its own. In the meantime Canon fans will have to do with this enlarged G12 that sports an almost aps-c sized sensor, a tunnel for a viewfinder, and for some strange reason loses one of the best features of the G12, the dedicated ISO dial.If there's one thing that saves this beast from oblivion, its the  formidable high iso quality of its files: . . . read more

Canon PowerShot G1 X Review at the Photography Blog

Canon's obese  prosumer camera is in the midst of its 'review wave'. As the whale that it is, it surely makes a big splash:


"Taken on its own merits, there's little wrong with the G1 X and lots to like. Anyone that's already familiar with the Canon G-series . . . read more

Canon G1 X review at The Verge

"The G1 X has a rangefinder-style optical viewfinder that's much like the one on the Fujifilm X10, and my opinions of both are much the same: it's a radically different way of framing a photo than with a through-the-lens viewfinder (which is what you get on every DSLR), and what you see isn't exactly what you get (which is good, because you can see the lens through the viewfinder, and . . . read more

Canon G1 X review at Engadget

Looking like a constipated G12 and costing as much as two of them, this is Canon's answer to the onslaught of compact camera systems being released by its competitors. While its viewfinder and frame rate seems better suited for the next Barbie cam, it does come with an almost aps-c sized sensor, and a 'bright at wide' f2.8-5.8 x4 zoom lens. So, is it up to the task?  . . . read more

Canon G1X sample images @ photographyblog

"Ahead of our full review, here are 95 sample JPEG photos and a full HD 1080p movie taken with the new Canon PowerShot G1 X compact camera.

 The Canon PowerShot G1 X is a premium compact camera with a large 14.3-megapixel CMOS sensor and a 4x, 28-112mm equivalent zoom lens."

Canon Powershot G1 X high iso analysis and print quality @ IR

Imaging Resource has updated its vast preview of the Powershot G1 X with with print quality iso crop analysis. The G1 X is being compared to the Canon G12, Canon T3i, Olympus E-P3, Nikon J1, and Sony NEX-5N. Guess what camera comes on top?  . . . read more

Updated Canon G1 X hands-on review with video @ Tech Radar

"In a change from the control arrangement of the Canon G12, the exposure compensation dial of the G1 X sits under the exposure mode dial on the top-plate. On the G12, this space is occupied by the sensitivity (ISO) control.  . . . read more

Canon Powershot G1X gets DXO marked, on of the best aps-c cameras so far.

'So far' until the Fujifilm X-Pro1 gets the DXO treatment of course, that camera can look at a full framer right in the eye.  Quick notes: It trumps

the Nikon 1 system by far and large, every m43 camera except for the Panasonic GX1, and in turn gets trampled on by both Sony NEXes and every current aps-c DSLR:

  . . . read more

Canon 1D X Technical report released by Canon

Back in the day we used to call'em 'white papers' even if they came in all sorts of colors. Once we we're done with'em we used'em to roll some wacky tobacky, or do our business in the outhouse if you know what i mean. There's also a white paper  technical report on S100 at the same site (Canon camera museum..why do the keep their freshest stuff in a museum?) if anyone is into that sort of thing. . . . read more

Canon Powershot G1X review @

Will Canon ever release a compact camera system? Yes, they pretty much have to. In the meantime they stuffed an aps-c sensor in some oversized g12ish body, and came up with this:


"Shots taken at high ISO settings were consistently clean and noise-free up to . . . read more

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 Review @ DCR

"The GX1 features the micro four thirds lens mount and sensor, in this case a 16 megapixel live MOS sensor and Venus Engine processor. The camera has a 160-12800 ISO sensitivity range, and as with all Four Thirds/Micro Four Thirds system cameras a 2x crop factor . . . read more

Canon PowerShot G1X sample images (outdoor shots) @ LensTip

"Today we would like to show You additional sample shots taken with the new Canon PowerShot G1 X compact camera. The samples are JPEG files with the lowest level of sharpening and the lowest level of compression. We also present two sample movies. Enjoy!"

Canon G1X samples gallery posted @ Dpreview

"We've spent a couple of days shooting with a pre-production Canon PowerShot G1 X. We've prepared a 30 image gallery, shot in a range of lighting conditions and using a variety of focal lengths, ISO settings and apertures, in addition to the studio examples we've already posted. The . . . read more

Canon PowerShot G1 X review page added @ TDP

"When it becomes available (expected in Feb 2012), I intend to complete a full Canon PowerShot G1 X review - taking an especially close look at the image quality this large-sensored, pro-grade point and shoot camera can deliver. I'm expecting this camera to become my choice . . . read more

Canon PowerShot G1 X Sample images @ LensTip

As always, everything above iso 1600 is of special interest :)  The quality of those images are well on par or above all Canon cropped DSLRs, including the 7D: . . . read more

Canon G1X preview updated, ISO samples added @ DpReview

"We've spent a bit more time with the Canon PowerShot G1 X, and will be publishing a samples gallery from a pre-production camera in the near future. In the meantime, we've taken the chance to expand our preview based on our further experience and some real-world shooting with the . . . read more

Canon G1x Iso samples and comparison @ Focus Numerique

This page shows; perharps best of them all, the tremendous leap smaller than full-frame sensors have made in the past year.  Prepare your google translator to read the text, alhough in this case the images really do tell all of the story.  . . . read more

Canon PowerShot G1X preview @ DpReview

"The Canon PowerShot G1 X may look like the company's existing G-series compacts, but is a very different prospect. It's a large sensor camera with a flexible 28-112mm-equivalent, 4x zoom lens and extensive manual controls. The company says it sees it as a camera for photographers who already have a high end DSLR such as a 5D Mark II or 7D, but at a price of $799, we think it'll appeal much more widely than that. . . . read more

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