Canon's PowerShot G1 X features a 1.5-inch sensor that's almost as large as those found on higher-end (and more expensive) DSLRs. The result is great low-light perfomance and a fantastic picture. Editorial Assistant Alex Wawro tells us all about it.

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At a Glance
  • PCWorld Rating

    The Canon PowerShot G1 X takes the sharpest photos we've ever seen from a fixed-lens camera, and its image quality and video quality are outstanding overall. However, for $800, we expected better macro and burst-mode performance.

    Pros

    • Outstanding image quality
    • Excellent Handheld Night Scene mode
    • Extensive range of manual and automated controls

    Cons

    • Poor macro performance
    • Autofocus issues in macro and burst mode
    • Very expensive for a fixed-lens camera
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