Pentax XG-1
Top 67%498 points
Top 67%
Megapixels
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Top 95%
674 cameras
10.91MP - 19.73MP
NaN% of all camerasYes
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megapixels
sensor size
maximum light sensitivity
continuous shooting at high resolution
video recording
longer battery life

Pentax XG-1: 43 facts and highlights

1. megapixels

16MP
Panono Camera: 108MP

2. sensor size

The larger the sensor the more light the sensor captures yielding in better image quality.
6.17 x 4.55mm
Polaroid Snap: 81.2 x 38mm

3. continuous shooting at high resolution

Fast continuous shooting is useful for catching action shots.
9fps
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II: 60fps

4. weight

567g
HTC Re: 65.50g

5. maximum light sensitivity

With a higher light sensitivity (ISO level), the sensor absorbs more light. This can be used to capture moving objects using a fast shutter speed, or to take images in low light without using a flash.
3200ISO
Pentax KP: 819200ISO

6. video recording

1080 x 30fps
Canon EOS 1D X Mark II: 2160 x 60fps

7. longer battery life

CIPA is an independent, standard measurement that determines how many shots a camera can take before the battery dies.
240shots
Nikon D3x: 4400shots

8. fastest shutter speed

A faster maximum shutter speed allows taking pictures of fast moving subjects without blur.
0s
Canon EOS-1D C: 0s

9. width

119mm
DxO One: 26.20mm

10. height

89mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V: 39mm

11. higher resolution (screen)

A higher screen resolution provides a sharper image, making it easier to review your photos.
460k dots
Fujifilm FinePix X-Pro1: 1230000k dots

12. thickness

98mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX66: 13mm

13. Has timelapse function

A timelapse shows a long passage of time sped up. A series of photographs taken from the same position over a long period is joined together to create a short video. It is great way to capture things like the setting sun, or clouds moving across the sky.
Pentax XG-1
13% have it

14. screen size

The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
3"
Samsung Galaxy Camera 2: 4.80"

15. has sensor shift stabilization

With sensor shift, the image sensor (rather than the lens) moves to counterbalance any vibration of the camera. This means the image will be stabilised regardless of what lens is being used.
Pentax XG-1
18% have it

16. has AF tracking

With AF tracking, once you choose the subject and press the shutter release part way down, as the subject moves, the autofocus will follow it. No more out of focus shots.
Pentax XG-1
72% have it

17. has a two-stage shutter

A two-stage shutter is good for taking photos like a pro; apply pressure to the button in order for the lens to focus, and then press it fully to capture the photograph.
Pentax XG-1
53% have it

18. has a flash

A flash is good for low-light environments, and can sometimes be used as flashlight.
Pentax XG-1
87% have it

19. Has an electronic viewfinder

An electronic viewfinder (or EVF) is a small display showing the image. Benefits of these over optical viewfinders include: they show more of the image, they can be more compact, focusing is easier with digital zoom, and they can also sometimes have extra info on the display, eg. a live histogram.
Pentax XG-1
17% have it

20. has a BSI sensor

A BSI (backside illuminated) sensor is a camera image sensor which captures better quality images in poor lighting conditions, and offers better overall sharpness and image quality.
Pentax XG-1
19% have it

21. optical zoom

The zoom range is the ratio between the longest and shortest focal lengths. A higher zoom range means that the lens is more versatile.
52x
Nikon Coolpix P900: 83.30x

22. has a serial shot mode

You can shoot multiple pictures in a row.
Pentax XG-1
88% have it

23. widest aperture

With a wider aperture the sensor can capture more light, helping to avoid blur by enabling a faster shutter speed. It also provides a shallow depth of field, allowing you to blur the background to focus attention on the subject.
2.80f
Ricoh GR II: 1f

24. has a CMOS sensor

CMOS image sensors are slowly replacing CCD sensors, due to reduced power consumption and better image quality. They can be very compact and cost relatively little to produce.
Pentax XG-1
68% have it

25. maximum focal length

A longer maximum focal length allows you to focus in on a small part of a scene, and offers a narrower angle of view than shorter focal lengths.
1.25m
Nikon Coolpix P900: 2m

26. exposure time

When the camera shutter is open for a long time, more light is absorbed by the sensor. You can use this slow shutter speed to produce vivid night time photography, or capture the trajectory of moving objects such as motorway traffic.
4s
Hasselblad H5D-50c: 720s

27. has manual exposure

This allows to manually set the exposure.
Pentax XG-1
65% have it

28. has a HDMI output

Devices with a HDMI or mini HDMI port can transfer high definition video and audio to a display.
Pentax XG-1
61% have it

29. has manual focus

This allows to manually set the focus.
Pentax XG-1
60% have it

30. minimum focal length

A shorter minimum focal length allows you to get more of the scene in the photo, and offers a wider angle of view than longer focal lengths.
24mm
HP Photosmart R937: 1.18mm

31. has manual ISO

This allows to manually set the ISO level.
Pentax XG-1
93% have it

32. has an accelerometer

An accelerometer is a sensor used to measure the linear acceleration of a device. A common application is detecting when a device changes from a vertical to a horizontal position.
Pentax XG-1
92% have it

33. USB version

Newer USB versions are faster and have better power management.
2
Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5: 3.10

34. has manual white balance

With manual white balance you can choose the most accurate setting and avoid the green, blue or red hue which can occur in auto mode. You can also change the setting for artistic effect.
Pentax XG-1
95% have it

35. has USB mass storage support

It can transfer files, music, photos via USB, no need to install additional software.
Pentax XG-1
98% have it

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