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Canon PowerShot G1

alaTest has collected and analyzed 439 reviews of Canon PowerShot G1. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. People really like the screen and flash. The image quality and portability also get good opinions, whereas there are some mixed views about the shutter and usability. There are some negative reviews about the exposure and lens.

durability, portability, image quality, flash, screen

focus, lens, exposure

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Canon PowerShot G1 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Canon PowerShot G1

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 27 user reviews of Canon PowerShot G1 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk.

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

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 191 user reviews of Canon PowerShot G1 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com.

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

Jul, 2019

Best Buy!

Expert review by : Simon Eccles (digitalartsonline.co.uk)

Canon PowerShot G1

 

Image quality is top of the class, and equal to the benchmark Nikon CoolPix 990 and Olympus 3030Z. Reproduction of bright, saturated colours is particularly impressive. If you can't afford Canon's new £2,200 D30 digital SLR, this is the next best thing

Expert review by (pcworld.com)

Canon PowerShot G1

 

Compact 3.3-megapixel camera boasts flexible controls and a remarkable LCD viewfinder.

A solid choice for anyone looking for a relatively compact, highly flexible, high-resolution camera.

Nov, 2000

Expert review by : Phil Askey (dpreview.com)

Canon PowerShot G1

 

A departure from the norm? Not what was expected? A few sites have claimed the G1 is the "replacement for the Pro 70". I personally have other thoughts. The G1 is a direct competitor to Nikon's 990 and Olympus's C-3030Z, it has a completely different...

Great image quality, resolution, sharpness, on-par or better than the 990 ; Good colours, stronger and more accurate than most, slightly cool skintones ; ISO 50 produces less noise than the 3 megapixel competition ; Exellent strong blues (something...

Very slow startup time ; Visible chromatic aberrations ; Average macro performance (needs close-up lens accessory to really shine) ; Tendancy to over-expose dark scenes ; Pale skintones when using onboard flash ; Barrel distortion at wide angle ; No...

Canon knew what they had to do, they knew of the 990 when they were developing the G1 and they knew what users wanted, they've ensured that lots of the things we've complained were missing from the 990 (and other 3 megapixel prosumer digital cameras)...

Oct, 2000

Expert review by : Steve's Digicams (steves-digicams.com)

Canon Powershot G1

 

Continue on to Page Two Canon PowerShot G1 Specifications Image Capture Device Type 1/1.8-inch Charge-Coupled Device (CCD) Total Pixels Approx. 3.34 million Effective Pixels Approx. 3.24 million Lens Digital Tele-converter 2x, 4x (12x digital zoom when...

Expert review by (imaging-resource.com)

Canon PowerShot G1 Digital Camera Review: Intro and Highlights

 

Canon U.S.A. has been an active contender in the digital market this year, releasing a full complement of new digital cameras, all designed and engineered to live up to Canon's high standards. Its two May announcements, the PowerShot S100 Digital Elph...

Oct, 2000

Expert review by : David Snider (digitaljournalist.org)

Canon G1 Digital Still Camera

 

When I was six years old, my father bought me a small Kodak 110 camera. I carried that little plastic camera in my pocket for 6 years and shot pictures of everything I could get close to. The best thing about it was that I could shove it in my pocket...

Mar, 2001

Expert review by : Philip Greenspun (photo.net)

Canon G1 Digital Camera Review

 

The most interesting feature of the Canon G1 is the hot shoe that accepts Canon EOS flash units. Adding an accessory flash with bounce capability and a Sto-Fen diffuser to the G1 will make a slightly bulky camera much bulkier but it will free your...

Dec, 2000

Expert review by : Jeff Keller (dcresource.com)

Canon PowerShot G1

 

What's in the Box

Very sturdy, well designed body; Swiveling LCD is great ; Great features for those on the "pro" end: hot shoe and full manual controls ; Movies with sound ; CompactFlash Type II support ; CCD-RAW mode just as good as TIFF but much smaller ; Superfast...

Pictures start getting noisy at ISO 100 ; Purple fringing noticeable on cloudy days ; Having to send it back to Canon

But I will say that the PowerShot G1 takes care of a lot of issues that I had with the Coolpix 990, such as sound with movies, CompactFlash Type II support, and a hot shoe. Plus it adds the very handy swiveling LCD! This one would definitely be one of...

Consumer review (ciao.com)

door stopper

 

Delhi. After deciding on the Canon G1, purchasing a 2GB Memory Card, the camera arriving 2-days before I left and not having time to read the directions - I just hoped for the best. Wow! The pictures of saravanan thru the window of the plane, the...

Indoor, portrait, landscape, that sort of stuff

Nothing

Feb, 2009

Consumer review (ciao.com)

old but good

 

camera which was top of the range when it came out but has now been superseded by many newer models but because of the ease of use and the fact that it stills takes photos as good as the day I bought it 5 years ago I have kept a hold of it and still...

good for the age

it s big

Jan, 2009

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