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Canon Powershot G-Series 14.3 Megapixel Black Digital Camera - 5249B001

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14.3 Megapixel High-Sensitivity CMOS Sensor/ DIGIC 5 Image Processor/ 1080p Full HD Video With Stereo Sound/ 3.0-Inch Vari-Angle PureColor System LCD Screen/ High-Speed Burst HQ/ Black Finish
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Canon Powershot G-Series 14.3 Megapixel Black Digital Camera, Model G1X

The Pinnacle of PowerShot.
Bright, fast and more creative than ever: advanced technologies come together for an exciting new camera that moves beyond anything the G-Series has seen before. The PowerShot G1 X digital camera will inspire advanced amateurs who have embraced the G-Series to explore new realms of photographic expression, and give pros an excellent camera that complements their creative demands. The new 1.5-inch High-Sensitivity CMOS sensor approaches an EOS DSLR's APS-C sized sensor, with a light-sensitive area that's approximately 6.3 times larger than that of the PowerShot G12 digital camera. The new 14.3 Megapixel sensor, combined with a new lens and DIGIC 5 Image Processor, creates the HS SYSTEM that delivers image quality previously impossible in a compact camera, with beautiful blur, lower noise, and extraordinary resolution in low-light shooting and can shoot at ISOs of up to 12800. The PowerShot G1 X also has 14-bit RAW capabilities for even greater creative control and Full HD Video recording. Manual settings and operability inherited from EOS cameras impart a high-level shooting experience, and open the door to new creative possibilities. Substantive luxury defines the design: a neatly clarified sculpture with a firm grip, huge Vari-angle LCD and optical viewfinder.

Features:

  • A newly developed Canon 1.5-inch, 14.3 Megapixel High-Sensitivity CMOS sensor combined with the DIGIC 5 Image Processor creates Canon's HS SYSTEM for outstanding low-light performance up to ISO 12800.
  • Full range of shooting and recording modes including 14-bit RAW + JPEG, as found in Canon DSLR cameras for the ultimate creative control.
  • Shoot beautiful 1080p Full HD video in stereo sound with a dedicated movie button; zoom while shooting and play back videos on an HDTV via the HDMI output.
  • 4x Optical Zoom with Optical Image Stabilizer, plus a 28mm Wide-Angle Lens delivers exceptional image quality and allows you to capture more in your frame.
  • Intelligent IS automatically chooses from six different modes to optimize image stabilization for the shooting condition.
  • Bright 3.0-inch Vari-Angle PureColor System LCD with 922,000 dots for shooting at a variety of angles plus an optical viewfinder.
  • High-Speed Burst HQ allows for continuous capture at a maximum of 6 frames* while maintaining superb image.
  • Compatible with Canon Speedlite flashes for additional creative lighting options.
  • Mode Dial and Front Dial provide intuitive manual adjustment.
  • High Dynamic Range scene mode combines multiple shots into one picture showing greater image detail.

Specifications:

Device

  • Type: Compact digital still camera with built-in flash, 4x Optical, 4x Digital, and 16x Combined Zoom with Optical Image Stabilizer
  • Total Pixels Approx. 15.0 Megapixels
  • Effective Pixels Approx. 14.3 Megapixels

Lens

  • Focal Length 15.1 (W) - 60.4mm (T) (35mm film equivalent: 28 (W) - 112mm (T)
  • Digital Zoom 4x
  • Focusing Range
    • Normal: 1.3 ft. (40cm) - infinity (W), 4.3 ft. (1.3m) - infinity (T)
    • Auto: 7.9 in. (20cm) - infinity (W), 2.8 ft. (85cm) - infinity (T)
    • Macro: 7.9 in. - 2.3 ft. (20-70cm) (W), 2.8 ft. - 5.2 ft. (85cm - 1.6m) (T)
  • Autofocus System TTL Autofocus

Viewfinders

  • Optical Viewfinder Real-image zoom viewfinder
  • LCD Monitor 3.0-inch TFT color LCD (Vari-angle type with wide-viewing angle)
  • LCD Pixels Approx. 922,000 dots
  • LCD Coverage Approx. 100%
  • 27 display languages provided (English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Simplified/Traditional Chinese, Japanese, Russian, Portuguese, Korean, Greek, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Thai, Arabic, Romanian, Ukrainian, Farsi, and Hindi.)

Aperture and Shutter

  • Maximum Aperture
    • f/2.8 (W) - f/5.8 (T)
    • The following f/numbers are available in Av or M:
      W: f/2.8, 3.2, 3.5, 4.0, 4.5, 5.0, 5.6, 6.3, 7.1, 8.0, 9.0, 10, 11, 13, 14, 16
      T: f/5.8, 6.3, 7.1, 8.0, 9.0, 10, 11, 13, 14, 16
    • Differs depending on the zoom position
  • Shutter Speed
    • 1-1/4000 sec.
    • 60-1/4000 sec. (Total shutter speed range)
    • Shutter speed range differs depending on the shooting mode
    • Shutter speeds available in Tv and M:
      60, 50, 40, 30, 25, 20, 15, 13, 10, 8, 6, 5, 4, 3.2, 2.5, 2, 1.6, 1.3, 1, 0.8, 0.6, 0.5, 0.4, 0.3, 1/4, 1/5, 1/6, 1/8, 1/10, 1/13, 1/15, 1/20, 1/25, 1/30, 1/40, 1/50, 1/60, 1/80, 1/100, 1/125, 1/160, 1/200, 1/250, 1/320, 1/400, 1/500, 1/640, 1/800, 1/1000, 1/1250, 1/1600, 1/2000,1/2500, 1/3200, 1/4000 (Units: sec.)

Exposure Control

  • Sensitivity
    Auto*, ISO 100/125/160/200/250/320/400/500/640/800/1000/1250/1600/2000/2500/3200/ 4000/5000/6400/8000/10000/12800 (When in P mode)
    *Optimal ISO speed is automatically set depending on the shooting mode.
  • Light Metering Method
    Evaluative*1, Center-weighted average, Spot*2 *1 Facial brightness is evaluated (Face Detect AE) in Face Detect. *2 Fixed to Center, linked to AF frame
  • Exposure Control Method
    AE Lock (not available when shooting movies)
  • Exposure Compensation
    +/-3 stops in 1/3-stop increments

White Balance

  • White Balance Control
    • Auto
    • Daylight
    • Cloudy
    • Tungsten
    • Fluorescent
    • Fluorescent H
    • Flash
    • Underwater
    • Custom1
    • Custom2

Flash

  • Built-in Flash
    • Auto
    • On
    • Slow Synchro
    • Off
    • Facial brightness is also evaluated in Face Detect
  • Flash Range
    • 1.6-23 ft. (W), 3.3-10.2 ft. (T) (50cm-7.0m (W), 1.0-3.1m (T))
    • Image brightness may diminish depending on the shooting distance.
  • Recycling Time 5.0 seconds or less (battery voltage: 7.4 V)
  • Flash Exposure Compensation +/-2 stops in 1/3-stop increments

Shooting Specifications

  • Shooting Modes
    • C1, C2, M, Av, Tv, P, Auto, SCN, Creative Filters, Movie
    • Shooting movies is possible with the movie button
  • Photo Effects
    • My Colors Off
    • Vivid
    • Neutral
    • Sepia
    • Black & White
    • Positive Film
    • Lighter Skin
    • Darker Skin
    • Vivid Blue
    • Vivid Green
    • Vivid Red
    • Custom Color
  • Self Timer Approx. 10-sec. delay, Approx. 2-sec. delay, Custom
  • Continuous Shooting
    • Normal: Approx. 1.9 shots/sec. (in P mode), Approx. 4.5 shots/sec. (in High-speed Burst HQ mode)
    • AF: Approx. 0.7 shots/sec. (in P mode)
    • LV: Approx. 0.7 shots/sec. (in P mode)
    • Under conditions where the flash does not fire automatically.
    • Differs depending on the zoom position

Image Storage

  • Storage Media
    • SD Memory Card
    • SDHC Memory Card
    • SDXC Memory Card
  • File Format Design rule for Camera File system, DPOF (Version 1.1) compliant
  • Image Recording Format
    • Normal
    • Fine
    • RAW
  • JPEG Compression Mode
    • Still Image: Exif 2.3 JPEG, RAW (14 bit, CR2 (Canon Original))
    • Video: MOV (Image data: H.264; Audio data: Linear PCM (2 channel stereo))
    • Videos: MOV (Image data: H.264, Audio data: Linear PCM (Stereo))
  • Number of Recording Pixels
    • Still Images:
      [16:9]
      Large: 4352 x 2448, Medium 1: 3072 x 1728,
      Medium 2: 1920 x 1080, Small: 640 x 360
      [3:2]
      Large: 4352 x 2904, Medium 1: 3072 x 2048,
      Medium 2: 1600 x 1064, Small: 640 x 424
      [4:3]
      Large: 4352 x 3264, Medium 1: 3072 x 2304,
      Medium 2: 1600 x 1200, Small: 640 x 480
      RAW: 4352 x 3264
      [1:1]
      Large: 3264 x 3264, Medium 1: 2304 x 2304,
      Medium 2: 1200 x 1200, Small: 480 x 480
      [4:5]
      Large: 2608 x 3264, Medium 1: 1840 x 2304,
      Medium 2: 960 x 1200, Small: 384 x 480
    • Videos:
      [iFrame Movie]
      1280 x 720 (30 fps*1)
      [Miniature Effect]
      1280 x 720*2 / 640 x 480*2
      [Other than the above*3]
      1920 x 1080 (24 fps*4), 1280 x 720 (30 fps*1) /
      640 x 480 (30 fps*1)

Playback Specifications

  • Playback Modes File
    • Still Images & Movies:
      Auto Rotate, Transition Effects (Off, Scroll, Slide, Fade), Scroll Display, Rotate, Favorites, My Category, Search Jump (Favorites*1, Date*1, My Category*2, Still Images/Movies/Movie Digest, Jump 10 Images*1, Jump 100 Images*1), Smart Shuffle, Group Playback, Movie Digest, Filtered Playback, Slideshow
    • Still Images:
      Single, Index, Magnification (Approx. 2x-10x), Thumbnails (4-100), Information Display, Histogram, Overexposure Warning, Resume Playback, Red-Eye Correction, i-Contrast, Trimming, Resize, My Colors
    • Movies:
      Normal Playback, Slow Motion, Skip Backward, Previous Frame, Next Frame, Skip Forward, Resume Playback, Delete Unwanted Portions of a Clip

Erasing Specifications

  • Erase Modes
    • Select, Select Range, Select All Images
    • The image data in memory card stored with the design rule for camera file systems format can be erased (however, protected images cannot be erased).
    • RAW+JPEG images can be erased individually

Interfaces

  • Computer Interface Hi-Speed USB 2.0 (Dedicated connector (female) with unified type of digital, audio and video)
  • Video Out
    • Analog: NTSC or PAL
    • Digital: HDMI (HDMI mini connector)
  • Audio Out Stereo
  • Other
    • Memory card slot
    • Direct connection to Canon SELPHY Compact Photo Printers, PIXMA Inkjet Photo Printers and PictBridge-compatible printers via camera's USB 2.0 Hi-Speed Cable
  • Power Source
    • Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery Pack NB-10L
    • Compact Power Adapter CA-PS700 (included with AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC80)
  • Shooting Capacity
    • LCD Monitor on: Approx. 250 shots
    • LCD Monitor off: Approx. 700 shots
    • Approx: 310 shots when in Quick Shot mode (LCD monitor on)
  • Playback Time Approx. 7 hours

In The Box:

  • PowerShot G1 X
  • Battery Pack NB-10L
  • Battery Charger CB-2LC
  • USB Interface Cable IFC-400PCU
  • Lens Cap(with strap)
  • Neck Strap NS-DC9
  • Digital Camera Solution CD-ROM

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Width: 4.6"
  • Height: 3.17"
  • Depth: 2.55"

Approximate Weight:

  • Unit: 1.19 lbs
  • Shipping: 3 lbs

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturer Warranty (authorized online retailer): One Year Parts And Labor
  • Extended Service Warranty Available: Click the warranty tab above for details
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TypePoint and Shoot
Effective Pixels14.3 Megapixels
Records VideoYes
Records HD VideoYes
Height (inches)3.17"
Width (inches)4.6"
Depth (inches)2.55"
Optical Zoom4x
Digital Zoom4x
Built-In FlashYes
Image StabilizationYes
LCD Screen Size (inches)3.0"
LCD TypeVari-Angle PureColor System LCD
Red-Eye ReductionYes
Self TimerYes
Self Timer Delay2/10seconds
Shutter SpeedApprox. 60 - 1/4000 sec
Storage MediaSD memory card, SDHC memory card, SDXC memory card
Power SourceLithium-ion Battery Pack NB-10L
White BalanceAuto, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Flash, Underwater, Custom 1, Custom 2
  

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Canon Powershot G-Series 14.3 Megapixel Black Digital Camera
 
4.1

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    (11)

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    (7)

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    (4)

77%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Excellent image quality (31)
  • Large clear LCD (25)
  • Lightweight/portable (25)
  • Good low-light performance (24)
  • Nice features/settings (23)

Cons

  • Short battery life (13)
  • Missing features/settings (7)
  • Complicated controls/menu (4)
  • Difficult to use (3)
  • Slow (3)

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What ive been waiting for - mostly.....

Overall this is an amazing camera. Photo quality is amazing with the huge CMOS chip, all the manual controls and knobs make it easy to use, and the flash shoe allows u to...Read complete review

Overall this is an amazing camera. Photo quality is amazing with the huge CMOS chip, all the manual controls and knobs make it easy to use, and the flash shoe allows u to add a pro flash. Ill detail all of the features I was impressed with, but for balance Ill lay out the cons real quick. First they designed the lens with special threads so you have to buy an additional expensive adapter to add filters. To add insult to injury the camera is realeased but the adapter isn't so you can't even buy it as i write this. Second is the macro. I loved my other Canon point and shoots ability to take great macro shots. This one you cant get too close. Again you can buy the Canon Close up Lens (model 250D) in 58mm but it is not available almost anywhere at this time. This is a 2 element add on that Canon claims will not create abbaration or affect image quality. I'll address some of the other points I read in other reviews. Other people address the size as a problem. I don't know what you expect from a camera with optics this good with a chip that large. I think it is great. I would like it to be as small as the g11 or smaller but reality is they packed a lot into this great camera. The screen is great. Someone said it needs glass in front of it. If your that reckless with your camera, get a protector for 5 bucks. The viewfinder is what I would expect from a point and shoot. Do people really expect a SLR prism quality on a view camera? If you have ever had Canon products before it will take you all but an hour to get thru the manual to master 90 percent of the functions (or at least that's how long it took me). If its your first Canon, I agree with the other guy who said to not learn it at the last minute before a trip unless you like to just keep your camera on Auto. SOME GREAT FEATURES: The thing I LOVE about Canon high end point and shoots -- In manual mode you get an exposure preview on the LCD screen. I use this all the time. It gives you a very very close estimation of what the final pic is going to look like right on the screen. Once you pop up the flash it doesn't work but you can use it to meter your background with the flash down and then add the flash once you like what you see. For instance you are going to use the pop up as a fill flash against a bright sky, you can use this feature to dial in the clouds and sky color perfectly before you raise the flash. There are other amazing features that some people may be "Too Proffessional" to use but I think are great like the wink function to trigger the shutter. You and your wife or husband are out and you compose a great shot you want to be in. Set the camera up and simply calmly walk over to your wife and get your pose perfect. Once you are ready, just wink (yes just wink one of your eyes) and the camera detects it and will fire 1 to 5 frames (as you set it) two seconds after the wink. It has another function where you can select one color in a scene to keep and the rest will be black and white (I know what the advanced photographers reading this are thinking right now -- "i can do that in photoshop"). Of course you can, but it is still a really great feature and can save you time if it comes out well. For instance you are at a wedding and you wand the yellow flowers to pop and the bride to be in black and white. Just show the camera what you want to keep and it will keep the yellow. It will even give you a preview before you click the shot. (this will not work in a busy scene with lots of yellow in the background or foreground but still a neat feature). Video -- takes 1080p, sorry not a video guy but looks great to me. HDR mode. For those un familiar with Hight Dynamic Range, it is simply a series of shots (one underexposed, one over exposed and one normal exposure) that is normally combined with software to get details previously impossible in very high-contrast scenes (like a sunny day where lots of shadows are cast by trees or other objects). This camera actually takes the 3 shots for you and combines them automatically and does a GREAT JOB of it in my short test of the feature. I read one guy complain about it not being good, I found the opposite. The problem I find with HDR shots is many of them look so unreal they are no longer photos but a digital creation in my mind. The feature on the camera combines the 3 shots and the scene still looks "believable" in other words looks like a real shot to me which is something I like rather than avoid. Another feature I enabled is where you take a shot and it shows the preview but in a small box it shows a zoomed in portion of where the camera was focused for the shot so you can examine the detail of your shot on the fly. So camera shake or improper focus stands out and you can retake as needed. The optical image stabalization helps with focus by the way, I almost forgot to mention. Lots of cool stuff for the newbie photographer like face detection, red eye reduction, fisheye effect, toy camera effect, etc. Stuff I personally will not use but I think a lot of consumers will have fun with these features once they learn how to use them. It even has a wind reduction feature for recording video like a vollyball game with the fam on the beach. So I love this camera and plan to give it lots of use. It is big but fits in my travel bag nicely. As you can see from above, I am excited about this new camera my only real complaint is that Canon has me locked into spending another 150 bucks to buy an adapter that is not even available yet and a close up lens to take my macro shots which is also not available. Items that could have been included with the camera (at least the adapter). One suggestion to Canon - on the next model - if you look in the pic you can see there is a nice big high grip ring around the lens. If this could be rotated left and right to control the zoom it would really feel like a pro camera. Instead there is this little cheap plastic piece sticking out from the shutter release button for the motorized zoom. It would really improve the feel of this great camera.

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This camera is so slow, ...

This camera is so slow, it takes all the enjoyment out of photography, and its macro for all reality does not exsist. I find it funny the other write that said come on...Read complete review

This camera is so slow, it takes all the enjoyment out of photography, and its macro for all reality does not exsist. I find it funny the other write that said come on its not a dslr its not going to be fast. Let me tell you most ALL point and shots beat this camera and for a lot less. It's lag and hunting for focus takes all the fun away from actually taking the pictures. Not sure what guys around a board table approved this camera but someone really needs to be held accountable. Does it take good pictures....Yes, but the mind blowing slowness of this camera and for the price point make it a Do Not Buy.

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5.0

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Comments about Canon Powershot G-Series 14.3 Megapixel Black Digital Camera:

I got this camera for about a month now and absolutely delighted as a amateur photographer. Purshase was made based on online reviews of specialists and legendary Canon name. It's advanced point and shoot camera exceeded my expectations with clear, sharp, vibrant images. Some of them are really amazing.

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5.0

Pictures admired by photography professionals

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from Los Angeles, CA

Comments about Canon Powershot G-Series 14.3 Megapixel Black Digital Camera:

Love when my professional photography friends admire pictures I am able to make with this little camera :)

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5.0

A Very Good Camera for Travel

By 

from Honolulu, Hawaii

Comments about Canon Powershot G-Series 14.3 Megapixel Black Digital Camera:

This is a very good general purpose camera for travel. it is like a combination of a rebel with some L lens. Image is extremely sharp. Color is very accurate. The dials and buttons are very professional like, very easy to access. Very strong IS, very safe to use at low light or low shutter speed. Very clean high ISO, I shot a lot with ISO 3200 at night, and sometimes 6400 or 12800. The articulated screen is helpful at certain angle, or selfie... The scene mode add a lot of fun. The miniature mode, old camera mode, color accent mode is very fun to use. The 4.5FPS at 6 shot is somehow useful. I brought the G1X for my trip to Hong Kong and it was a right decision. the range is excellent for causal walk around photography. The G1x is heavy, bulky, but it is still much smaller and light than a Rebel with L lens. Also it won't scare people (of catch attention) when doing street photography. Drawback is battery life, pretty short if you shot with the LCD on all time, the battery would only last half a day. Later on, I have learned to use the small (but somehow very useful at day time) OVF, the battery life extended a lot longer. The OVF is not 100% coverage, it will take awhile to learn how to use it. Beware of the ISO "Rate of change" setting. The default was standard, but will always give me ISO 800 in a cloudy day. I will switch it back to "low". Marco is fair... at a DSLR user point of view, I know this is not a macro lens, why bother? In fact, at 20cm away from the object, I got extremely sharp image, at F3.2 with nice background isolation! Because the image by G1x is so sharp and noise free so I just go home and crop the image. Just beware that the G1x won't work very well on super tiny object. Overall, I love this camera.

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3.0

Good camera with significant drawbacks

By 

from Scottsdale, Arizona

Pros

  • Bright LCD
  • Excellent Image Quality
  • good low-light performance
  • lightweight/portable
  • Nice features/settings
  • Well built

Cons

  • Complicated controls/menu
  • Difficult to use
  • Short battery life
  • Shutter lag
  • Slow autofocus
  • viewfinder worthless

Best Uses

    Comments about Canon Powershot G-Series 14.3 Megapixel Black Digital Camera:

    I bought this camera for a trip to Europe in 2012. The camera performed well for the trip, but I'm not sure it would be my camera of choice if I were to do it again. I read the reviews prior to making the purchase so I had some expectation of the potential issues. I guess I didn't realize how much they would affect me, these being (1)limited macro capability and (2)slow focusing. Put simply, don't expect to take close-ups of any kind with this camera. Even with the 4x magnifier I bought for it, and in macro mode, I can't get closer than 2 feet away from a subject. The slow focusing proved to be a bigger issue for me. For a carry around camera to shoot architecture, landscapes, etc., it proved to be great. Candid shots of the family enjoying the trip were a little more difficult because the focus was so slow. Additionally, there's a significant lag after you press the shutter button. Being accustomed to my Canon 20D ESLR, this was really noticeable and quite constraining. My only other comments are that there seem to be a lot of features that are only usable in specific modes and given the large variety of features and settings, it's more than a little confusing trying to remember what's available for a given mode. Keep your manual handy. Lastly, the battery life is very poor. I'd strongly recommend buying several batteries to keep on standby. The manual viewfinder is virtually worthless so you'll want to use the screen for nearly everything and it burns batteries like they're going out of style.

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    5.0

    I enjoy it

    By 

    from los angeles

    Pros

    • Bright LCD
    • Easy to use
    • Excellent Image Quality
    • good low-light performance
    • lightweight/portable
    • Nice features/settings

    Cons

    • Short battery life

    Best Uses

      Comments about Canon Powershot G-Series 14.3 Megapixel Black Digital Camera:

      Cut my teeth years ago with F1 mech., A1, F1AE, T90, etc. Remember the weight of a f1ae with motor drive, 12 count them 12 aa batteries. Carried them all over the world. Everyone remember the 50+ lbs camera bag? Wanted a camera that I could get good to very good images with a decent sensor size plus my small sound recording gear and my underwater gear in one small bag. Its perfect for that. Am I going to shoot a f1 race with it no, football action no, but for wandering around Maui and taking very nice shots with exceptional resolution its great. Know what it can do and accept the limitations your good to go

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      5.0

      A Great Choice

      By 

      from Los Angeles

      Pros

      • Bright LCD
      • Durable
      • Easy to use
      • Excellent Image Quality
      • front stereo microphones
      • Good battery life
      • good low-light performance
      • lightweight/portable
      • Nice features/settings
      • Simple controls/menu

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Canon Powershot G-Series 14.3 Megapixel Black Digital Camera:

          There is little to complain about when it comes to the Canon Elph 320 HS. The wide angle lens (compared to others) is excellent. The low light lens, all touch screen enables the large 3.2 inch LCD screen. The microphones (stereo) are built in the front of the camera, which records those you are filming rather than on top, which also picks up the users voice instead. The light weight camera is sleek, has both HD video and 16 megapixels for flawless enlargements. I have no issues with this little gem. There may be some reviews that are not warranted due to the user not setting up the camera properly to be at its full capacity and functioning. But the camera is really well thought out and produces excellent images and prints. A good investment.

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          3.0

          camera is too slow between shot

          By 

          from Washington

          Pros

          • Bright LCD
          • Easy to use
          • Excellent Image Quality
          • good low-light performance
          • lightweight/portable
          • Nice features/settings
          • Simple controls/menu

          Cons

          • Short battery life
          • Too slow

          Best Uses

            Comments about Canon Powershot G-Series 14.3 Megapixel Black Digital Camera:

            Take too long between shot. Seems slower then the cheaper canon power shot. I wish they can make it a bit faster.

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            4.0

            great camera/ missing features

            By 

            from Maryland

            Pros

            • Bright LCD
            • Excellent Image Quality
            • good low-light performance
            • Nice features/settings

            Cons

            • Missing features/settings
            • Short battery life
            • Steep learning curve

            Best Uses

              Comments about Canon Powershot G-Series 14.3 Megapixel Black Digital Camera:

              I have the G1x for about 18 months, having bought it shortly after it was released. I wanted the larger sensor and the external (non-menu) controls. I had read most of the critical reviews and was not put off by the slower focus and lack of macro. Neither was a deal breaker. There are 2 rather inexplicable problems when using external flash. One, there is a noticeable delay after triggering shutter and when the external flash fires. The built in flash does not have this problem. Second is the lack of TTL flash when shooting in manual Canon DSLRs have TTL flash in manual, cannot understand why it would be disabled. Firmware upgrade could probably fix these issues, but Canon seems reluctant to provide updates for Powershot cameras.

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              1.0

              Extremely SLOW autofocus !

              By 

              from Minneapolis

              Pros

              • Bright LCD
              • lightweight/portable
              • Nice features/settings

              Cons

              • extremely slow autofocus
              • Short battery life

              Best Uses

                Comments about Canon Powershot G-Series 14.3 Megapixel Black Digital Camera:

                Let me begin by saying I have used Cannon cameras exclusively since 1973 ! I bought the G1x to replace my G7 that had served me well for many years. I also own 2 high end Canon DSLR camera bodies. I have been extremely disappointed with the G1x for one reason. The autofocus is EXTREMELY slow ! You click the shutter and wait and wait and wait for the camera to take the photo ! I have missed so many shots with the camera waiting for the shutter to open. When I do get an image the image quality is very good. I have been very frustrated with so many missed shots.

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                2.0

                Poorly placed video button

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                Pros

                • Excellent Image Quality

                Cons

                • Complicated controls/menu
                • Missing features/settings
                • poor video button placement

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                  Comments about Canon Powershot G-Series 14.3 Megapixel Black Digital Camera:

                  A terribly placed video start button. This is where the exposure lock button used to be on powershots, which was perfect. Now when we go to lock exposure we mistakenly start shooting video. By the time this can be shut off, you miss the shot. I must be the only one that has a problem with this button as Canon continues to include this button in the exact same place on the G16. If you can't move it, at least let the function of it be customizable.

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                  Canon Powershot G-Series 14.3 Megapixel Black Digital Camera

                  Canon Powershot G-Series 14.3 Megapixel Black Digital Camera

                  Discontinued


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