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  • 1080p Full HD video in stereo sound
  • 4x optical zoom with Optical Image Stabilizer, plus a 28mm wide-angle lens

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  • Product Dimensions: 11.7 x 6.5 x 8.1 cm ; 535 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 885 g
  • Batteries 1 Nonstandard Battery batteries required. (included)
  • Item model number: 5249B001
  • ASIN: B006UMM2BW
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 1 Mar. 2012
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 96,282 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)

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CANON 5249B001 14.3 Megapixel PowerShot(R) G1X Digital Camera

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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By K. Roberts on 25 Sept. 2012
I have just purchased the g1x despite reading all the reviews and some of the negative blurb. I am also a DSLR owner Canon 550d with lenses, and I am not someone who always stays with one brand. I do a lot of homework and image testing first.
I can say first off the G1X is a brilliant little camera that takes DSLR PHOTOS, It equals my 550d DSLR and in some shots it's slightly better due to that quality lens they have put on it.
I agree in principle with some of the comments, i.e. poor macro....(but take the photo by switching over to macro the crop it and enlarge it on the (Canon simple picture adjustment software)....I have got some fantastically sharp shots).
The other main criticism was the slow focusing; I have not found this to be a problem at all, unless you want to take continuous sports shots.
The comments about the view finder being useless are unfounded. Yes it's not a DSLR but it's sold as a Professional travel camera.
I use the view finder most of the time, as I need glasses for reading and I have just adjusted the viewfinder to my magnification. This saves me having to find my glasses, which I wouldn't normal carry with me as I only need slight magnification for reading, but enough that the LCD screen is not that clear. Also when the sun is shining the screen whilst very good does lose some of its appeal.
I mainly use the G1X on auto which is very good. However I would recommend that you use P program and set your own adjustments up to improve that already terrific picture. I have (under the function button. then AC custom colour) push function again and you can adjust the sharpness (I went for +2) and the contrast ( I went for +1) I left the rest as standard. Then under function
Button for white balance adjust (mine is AWB..
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60 of 63 people found the following review helpful By G. Gilpin on 2 Mar. 2012
My Canon 400D fitted with Canon's 17-85mm lens failed whilst on holiday (the lens seems to have packed in). What to do? The timing coincided with Canon's launch of the PowerShot G1X. For years I'd thought about buying a G series. Perhaps the gods were trying to tell me something. I bought it. (I should point out that the G1X is a different beast to the G12 - and does not replace it. The G1X has a much bigger sensor, more pixels, higher ISO capability, better screen, HD quality video etc.)

Everything about the G1X screams quality: the metal body, the action of the control dials, the fully articulated LCD screen, the lens. Although it's no pocket point-and-shoot (unless you have a poacher's jacket) it's rather neater than the camera I've been carrying around for some years. Reflecting its size and weight (about 500g), it doesn't have a P&S-style wrist strap but Canon provides a neck strap (a mite short for me but that's minor).

The main programme control dial is very similar so if you're used to a Canon DSLR you won't have any problem in getting up and running with this machine. The LCD screen is stunning and all the information presented can be customised. As can many of the control options eg the click-wheel on the back, the rotating dial above the handgrip on the front, and Canon also provides a dedicated customisable short-cut switch. Menus seem to be very straightforward - possibly simpler than those on my 400D.

The viewfinder is a simple tunnel design and is clearly only provided for those (few) occasions when ambient light conditions render the screen unusable. Field of view is about 80% less than actual frame size and at power-up (wide angle) a good chunk of the lower left corner of view is obscured by the lens barrel.
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27 of 28 people found the following review helpful By A. Brown on 26 May 2012
Having lost my interest in big time photography, i off loaded my 5D2 based DSLR kit and replaced it with this point and shoot, after reading quite a few reviews about various models in the P&S area, including the likes of Fuji's X100 etc.

There is no doubt about the build quality of this camera, or image quality - especially when working in RAW. The optical viewfinder is functional, though the lens showing in the bottom left hand corner can be a distraction at times. The EVF is an extremely competent piece of kit and gives you the chance to shoot from just about any angle as such view finders often do.

The menu system, and custom settings are not as easy to learn or use as on the 30D, 40D, 5D2 or any other Canon DSLR that I've tried, but then you are looking at a different type of camera, and different price range. You need to sit yourself down with the pdf manual on the screen and go through the manual one step at a time to really get to understand how this camera works, and thus to get the absolute most out of this camera. That said, the program and auto modes do an extremely competent job, and the images produced are not to be sneezed at, metering and focusing being more than reliable.

The on board flash appears to have been included just to fill in the space on the top left, but thankfully the camera comes with a hot shoe. I would certainly recommend adding an external flash to your arsenal - nothing expensive - but something that will work in ETTL mode with a Canon camera.

The lens has a more than acceptable focal length for nearly all uses - you really would need to move to a DSLR if you wanted more (via an additional lens which then adds price, bulk and the chance for dust contamination). The quality of the glass is also more than acceptable.
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