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Canon Powershot G1 X Indoor Crops

14 Megapixels14 MegapixelsHigh ISO: ISO 6400 or more is available at full-resolution.High ISO: ISO 6400 or more is available at full-resolution.Stabilization: Compensates for tiny involuntary movements of the camera.Stabilization: Compensates for tiny involuntary movements of the camera.Full 1080p HD Video: 1920 x 1080 resolution or more but less than 4K.Full 1080p HD Video: 1920 x 1080 resolution or more but less than 4K.Manual Controls: Both fully-manual (M) and semi-automatic modes (T and V).Manual Controls: Both fully-manual (M) and semi-automatic modes (T and V).Custom White-Balance: Specifies exactly what should be white to the camera.Custom White-Balance: Specifies exactly what should be white to the camera.Action Photography: Shutter speeds of 1/1500 or more.Action Photography: Shutter speeds of 1/1500 or more.Night Photography: Reaches shutter-speeds longer than 4 seconds.Night Photography: Reaches shutter-speeds longer than 4 seconds.Hotshoe: Allows external flash units to be attached.Hotshoe: Allows external flash units to be attached.Spot MeteringSpot MeteringAccepts Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC), SDHC and SD memory.Accepts Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC), SDHC and SD memory.Neocamera detailed reviewNeocamera detailed reviewDiscontinued: No longer produced by the manufacturer. May still be in stock or found used.Discontinued: No longer produced by the manufacturer. May still be in stock or found used.

Indoor Crops

Here, the Canon Powershot G1 X is compared to the Pentax K-5
Pentax K-5
which is the best performing cropped-sensor DSLR to date. All images below are 100% unmodified crops from their respective cameras. Both these digital cameras were set to F/5.6 in aperture-priority mode with fixed ISO and custom white-balance. As usual, each of these cameras was calibrated to give the highest quality and most realistic results possible.

These crops help determine which ISO settings can be acceptably used on these cameras. As image noise increases, most cameras compensate with noise reduction which introduces softness. The point at which a print become unacceptably noisy is a matter of personal taste.

Canon Powershot G1 X Pentax K-5

Things look very similar between these two cameras digital cameras. The Powershot G1 X uses a slightly smaller sensor with a lower megapixel count which levels things. The G1 X applies stronger sharpening and keeps noise a tad lower. The difference widens at ISO 3200 in favor of the G1 X by less than one stop.


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Canon Powershot G1 X
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By on 2012/06/28
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Canon G1 X Facts

Medium digital camera
14 Megapixels Fixed LensISO 100-12800
4X Wide Optical ZoomShutter 1/4000-60s
Built-in StabilizationFull manual controls, including Manual Focus
1.9 FPS Drive, 6 ImagesCustom white-balance with 2 axis fine-tuning
1920x1080 @ 24 FPS Video RecordingSpot-Metering
3" LCD 920K PixelsHot-Shoe
Lithium-Ion Battery
Secure Digital Extended Capacity
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