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Canon PowerShot G1 X Digital Camera Review$799.99
Speed and Timing
The G1 X includes a full resolution continuous shooting mode, with a virtually unlimited buffer, as well as a full resolution burst mode that maxes out at 6 shots. The latter of these is relegated to a Scene mode, and cannot be found inside the regular continuous shooting menu.
We clocked the continuous shooting mode at 1.9 frames per second. That's relatively slow, but given the huge sensor, not entirely unsurprising. The full resolution burst mode fared slightly better, achieving speeds of 4.66 frames per second. Again, still not the best we've seen, even from cheaper fixed-lens models. RAW continuous shooting is also supported, but it's even slower than either of these two modes.
The self-timer comes with 10-second and 2-second countdowns, as well as a fully customizable setting that allows the user to specify the number of shots as well as the countdown timer. We always appreciate this detail, since it aids in our testing process so much.