Visit our Business Solutions website >>

Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II

alaTest has collected and analyzed 399 reviews of Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Opinions about the size and screen are on the whole positive. The portability and usability are also appreciated, whereas the contrast and shutter get less positive views.

performance, usability, portability, screen, size

viewfinder, battery, shutter, contrast

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

See all Canon Digital Cameras

Review analysis

(Based on 399 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

User Reviews  

Features

Showing 180 review(s)

Expert Reviews User Reviews

Disclaimer:

Below is a list of reviews for this or similar products. If you think this grouping is wrong please click here to flag.
Read more on our FAQ’s page.
Showing 1 - 119 of 180 Show Reviews: in English | in other languages (82)

Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 14 user reviews of Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the glare and screen. The size and usability also get good feedback, whereas there are some critical views about the reliability. There are some mixed comments about the battery.

portability, usability, size, screen, glare

reliability

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 95 user reviews of Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the image quality and size. The usability and performance also get good comments. Many are critical about the battery and viewfinder.

portability, performance, usability, size, image quality

shutter, viewfinder, battery

93% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2019

Expert review by : Paul Nuttall (trustedreviews.com)

Canon PowerShot G1 X Mk II

 

Hands-on: The successor to the G1 X arrives

With an SRP of £749, the G1 X Mk II is going to be up against some stiff competition and as such the pressure for it to be just right is particularly high. We look forward to testing it in the near future and seeing if it lives up to expectations.

Feb, 2014

Expert review by (t3.com)

Canon G1 X Mark II review

 

The Canon G1 X Mark 2 is an updated version of the maker's pro compact camera

Solid aluminium build ; Larger than average sensor ; Tilting touch LCD

Bulkier than rivals ; Quite pricey ; Viewfinder costs extra

Jul, 2014

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II review

 

Another contender for the most powerful point-and-shoot camera in the world

Large sensor ; Fast f/2.0 maximum aperture ; Tilting touchscreen

No viewfinder ; Limited video options

Within its limits, the Mark II offers some of the best stills we’ve seen from a compact – but several small flaws take off a little of the shine

Jun, 2014

Expert review by : Mike Lowe (pocket-lint.com)

Canon PowerShot G1 X MkII review

 

The Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II is the company's highest spec compact camera yet, superseding the original G1 X from 2012. Far from being a straightforward rehash of the earlier large sensor model, the Mark II is a total rework. It's built around a...

DSLR quality images, sturdy build, great new lens, physical lens control rings, autofocus speed and macro focus improvements, considerable customisation

Super expensive, now no viewfinder for the price, autofocus not ample for professional continuous AF, some controls seem fussy, a bit chunky, widest aperture no good for macro wide-angle shots

Faster, leaner, meaner: the Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II represents a considerable overhaul to the series. It's an entirely different beast compared to its predecessor and we salute it for that.

May, 2014

Expert review by : Mike Lowe (pocket-lint.com)

Hands-on: Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II review - Pocket-lint

 

The high-end compact camera market has gone from strength to strength over the last couple of years, and Canon is back with a bang in 2014 with the PowerShot

Feb, 2014

Expert review by : Amy Davies (techradar.com)

Canon G1 X Mark II review

 

Canon seems to have returned to top premium compact form with the updated version of its G1 X camera.

Small size, large sensor ; Touchscreen ; Built-in Wi-Fi

High price ; No viewfinder ; Limited raw functionality

Ratings in depth The premium compact camera market used to be pretty much owned by Canon. The much lauded G series was the ultimate in functionality for those that wanted high image quality but didn't want to lug around a heavy DSLR.

May, 2014

Expert review by : Ben Pitt (expertreviews.co.uk)

Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II

 

The best image quality we've seen from a compact camera, and a well-rounded package too

Jul, 2014

Expert review by : Lori Grunin (cnet.co.uk)

Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II review

 

I'm not sure why Canon dubbed this PowerShot G1 X a "Mark II." It's a completely different camera than its predecessor: a significantly redesigned body, new sensor, and wider-aperture lens. Basically, everything that matters. With the PowerShot G1 X,...

With a couple of exceptions, the Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II is very well designed with a functional shooting layout.

The camera is relatively slow and given the price, the photo quality should be better. Also, the grip isn't big enough to maintain a solid hold.

The Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II has some solid capabilities and a standout lens, but the overall experience just doesn't live up to its price.

Jun, 2014

Expert review by (tipa.com)

Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II

 

Canon PowerShot G series cameras are always highly regarded. The latest, the PowerShot G1 X Mark II, offers 13.1 MP with a multi-aspect 1.5-type sensor, an f/2-3.9 5X zoom (24-120mm equivalent), and numerous custom functions and handling features....

Expert review by (which.co.uk)

Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II review

  (Rating Hidden)

The Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II is a premium compact camera with a large price tag. Thanks to its 1.5-inch sensor, which is larger than those you'd find on some DSLR models, it promises superior low light photos. But can it deliver? Our test lab has...

Jul, 2014

Top 5 Digital Cameras