Summary Canon G1

Prices Price
Camera only
Score Snapsort rank
Within its price range
#n/a of 0
Among similar cameras
#n/a of 10
Specifications Key specs
Help 3x
Screen size
Help 1.8"
Help f/2
Screen resolution
Help Unknown
Wide angle
Help 34 mm
Movie format
Help Unknown
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The Canon G1 vs other recent digicams

Aperture Very wide aperture Help
External flash External flash Help
Better lighting
Supports RAW Shoots RAW Help
Better editing
Viewfinder Doesn't use battery, see more detail Help

The Canon G1 vs other recent pro digicams

Built-in flash Built-in flash Help
Usually standard
Lowest price Inexpensive Help


The Canon G1 vs other recent digicams

Zoom Below average zoom Help
Announced Old Help
September 2000
Popularity Not so popular Help
Among snapsort users
Macro focus Poor macro Help
6.0 cm
Fastest shutter speed Slow shutter speed Help
1/1000 of a second

The Canon G1 vs other recent pro digicams

Sensor size Small sensor Help
1/1.8" 7.18x5.32mm
Screen size Very small screen Help
Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
Risk of blur
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
400 ISO
True resolution Lower true resolution Help
3.1 MP
Autofocus contrast detection autofocus Help
slower focusing
Sensor type Sensor type Help
Weight Heavy Help
490 g
Wide angle Very poor wide angle lens Help
34 mm
Size Slightly large Help
Standard size (120×77×64 mm)
Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
1.3 fps
Touch screen No touch screen Help
More buttons
Screen flips out Fixed screen Help
Less flexible
Screen type Screen type Help
Thickness Thick Help
Longest exposure Short exposures Help
8 seconds


Showing 3 comments

Antoine20008 (4:23 PM, March 10, 2012)
sorry that's my fault, i have to see the G1X specs and not the G1 wich is the first of the family "G".
Antoine20008 (4:20 PM, March 10, 2012)

You write that the sensor  is  :
 Very large sensor

1/1.8" 7.2x5.3mm
but, i think it's a little mistake and probably a confusion with G12,
I read on other sites that the sensor is 18.7 x 14 mm.
Perhaps you should change the value..
Best regards,
Antoine20008 (4:17 PM, March 10, 2012)