Summary Pentax XG-1

Prices Price
Camera only
Score Snapsort rank
Within its price range
#n/a of 2
Among similar cameras
#n/a of 9
Specifications Key specs
Help 52x
Screen size
Help 3"
Help f/2.8
Screen resolution
Help 460k dots
Wide angle
Help 24 mm
Movie format
Help 1080p @ 30fps
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The Pentax XG-1 vs other recent digicams

Zoom Great zoom Help
Lowest price Inexpensive Help
Screen flips out Flip-out screen Help
Great for movies
Viewfinder Doesn't use battery, see more detail Help


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The Pentax XG-1 vs other recent digicams

Screen resolution Low resolution screen Help
460k dots
Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
9 fps
Supports 24p No 24p movies Help
Missing that film look
True resolution Lower true resolution Help
9.7 MP
Announced Old Help
July 2014
Longest exposure Short exposures Help
4 seconds
Size Slightly large Help
Professional size (119×89×98 mm)
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
3,200 ISO
Touch screen No touch screen Help
More buttons
Sensor size Slightly smaller than average sensor Help
1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
Thickness Thick Help
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The Pentax XG-1 vs other recent super zooms

Movie format Full HD Help
1080p @ 30fps
Image stabilization Image stabilization Help
  1. Sensor shift
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack Help
Limited to the in-camera mic
External flash No external flash Help
Less expandable
Popularity Not so popular Help
Among snapsort users
High-speed framerate High speed movies Help
Not supported
Battery life Shorter battery life Help
240 shots
Screen type Screen type Help
Fastest shutter speed Slow shutter speed Help
1/2000 of a second


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Pentax XG-1

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