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Canon PowerShot G1 X Digital Camera Review

Canon's new G1 X features a giant 1.5-inch CMOS sensor and the same manual control that we loved on the G12.

February 17, 2012

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Introduction

Canon's new PowerShot G1 X is highly reminiscent of the popular G12, but will not replace this model in the company's lineup. The G1 X represents the start of an entirely new branch of Canon cameras. The star of this show is gigantic new 1.5-inch CMOS sensor, larger than the Four-Thirds standard and much larger than the G12's 1/1.7-inch CCD.

These specifications come at a steep price though. The G12 will retail for $799.99, and is clearly intended as a compact companion camera for intermediate and advanced photographers.

Video Review

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Sections

  1. Introduction
  2. Product Tour
  3. Hardware
  4. Photo Gallery
  5. Image Quality
  6. Sharpness
  7. Color
  8. Noise Reduction
  9. Distortion
  10. Video
  11. Usability
  12. Ease of Use
  13. Handling
  14. Controls
  15. Speed
  16. Features
  17. Extras
  18. Video Features
  19. Conclusion

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