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Pentax XG-1

alaTest has collected and analyzed 132 reviews of Pentax XG-1. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviews about the zoom and size are overall positive. The image quality and price are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed views about the performance, and there are some critical comments about the portability.

usability, price, image quality, size, zoom

portability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Pentax XG-1 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Pentax XG-1

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 17 user reviews of Pentax XG-1 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the flash and performance. The image quality and price also get good reviews, whereas many are negative about the zoom. Reviews are divided on the portability.

usability, price, image quality, performance, flash

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76% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Pentax XG-1

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 48 user reviews of Pentax XG-1 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com.

77% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2019

Recommended

Expert review by : Joshua Waller (ephotozine.com)

Pentax XG-1 Bridge Camera Review

 

Reviewed The Pentax X-G1 - an ultra zoom bridge camera with a 52x optical zoom lens, 16 megapixel sensor, 3inch screen and an electronic viewfinder.

10fps continuous shooting ; 52x optical zoom lens, f/2.8 at wide-angle ; Manual controls ; HDR mode ; Colourful images ; Good rubber grips

Lacks panoramic mode ; Image stabilisation not effective in video mode ; Short battery life

The Pentax X-G1 offers a 52x optical zoom lens, and has a good number of rubber surfaces to aid grip. An electronic viewfinder can also help keep the camera steady when taking shots with lots of optical zoom. Built in is sensor-shift image...

Sep, 2014

Expert review by : Michael Palmer (steves-digicams.com)

Pentax XG-1

 

Ricoh Imaging has debuted a budget-friendly new bridge camera, the Pentax XG-1. This all-in-one digital camera boasts DSLR-inspired styling, a 16-megapixel CMOS image sensor capable of recording 1920x1080 Full HD Video @ 30 frames-per-second, a...

Jul, 2014

Expert review by : Ilse Jurriën (letsgodigital.org)

Pentax XG-1

 

Pentax XG-1 superzoom camera : The Pentax XG-1 is a versatile, all-purpose bridge camera; perfect for beginners who are looking for a step up from a compact camera. The camera allows you to effortlessly capture a variety of images from friends and...

If that wasn’t enough, the XG-1 also offers ten shooting modes including the hands-off Auto Picture, Scene (11 options), Program, Face Beautifier and Movie. Select digital filters such as black & white and fish-eye to extend the creativity of your...

Jul, 2014

Recommended

Expert review by : Jack Baker (photographyblog.com)

Pentax XG-1 Review

 

The Pentax XG-1 is an ultra-zoom bridge camera with a 52x optical zoom range that translates to a 24-1248mm focal range (in 35mm camera terms). The lens also features sensor-shift Shake Reduction to help iron out any camera movement and it also boasts...

The Pentax XG-1 is a case of less is more. It may lack features like Wi-Fi, GPS and a fold-out or touch-sensitive screen, but it easily makes up for this with decent image quality. Detail, colour and noise levels are all impressive up to ISO1600,...

Nov, 2014

Expert review by : Mike Tomkins (imaging-resource.com)

Pentax XG-1 Review

 

Some cameras aim for balance in all areas of their designs. Others focus on one detail, and take it to the maximum. The Pentax XG-1 takes the latter route, with a seriously powerful zoom lens -- far more so than any past model from the company.

Expect to factor the cost of a second battery into your purchase cost if you're planning to be away from a charging station for any significant length of time.

Jul, 2014

Consumer review (amazon.in)

Five Stars

 

I Love this good quality camera and i received this camera with in three days. the picture quality is good, i impressed. I upload few pictures taken by this camera here.

Consumer review (amazon.in)

Great bridge camera at this price

 

Excellent bridge camera. I bought it for my son and it has most of the settings and features as a dslr without the bulk and high price. The image quality is very respectable for the price point. Also the inbuilt 52x zoom is great for birding and...

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