Pentax XG-1
Pentax XG-1
Top 58%1,040 points
Top 58%
Top specs and features

Pentax XG-1 review: 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 25.4mm

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. 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.
3200 ISO
Nikon D7500 + Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR: 1640000 ISO

5. 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

6. video recording (main camera)

The maximum resolution available for videos shot with the main camera. Although it may be possible to choose among other frame rates, those recordings usually have lower resolutions.
1080 x 30fps
Canon EOS 1D X Mark II: 2160 x 60fps

7. weight

567g
HTC Re: 65.5g

8. fastest shutter speed

A faster maximum shutter speed allows taking pictures of fast moving subjects without blur.
1/2000s
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV: 1/32000s

9. 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

10. 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
15% have it

11. width

119mm
DxO One: 26.2mm

12. higher resolution (screen)

A higher screen resolution provides a sharper image, making it easier to review your photos.
460k dots
Fujifilm X-T1 + XF 18-55mm F2.8-4 R LM OIS: 1040000k dots

13. height

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

14. 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
54% have it

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. thickness

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

17. screen size

The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
3"
Light L16: 5"

18. has a serial shot mode

You can shoot multiple pictures in a row.
Pentax XG-1
88% 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
18% 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
20% have it

21. 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
69% have it

22. has a flash

A flash is good for low-light environments, and can sometimes be used as flashlight.
Pentax XG-1
86% have it

23. has manual focus

This allows to manually set the focus.
Pentax XG-1
62% have it

24. has manual exposure

This allows to manually set the exposure.
Pentax XG-1
66% have it

25. 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: 83.3x

Top 10 cameras

Add to comparison
    Compare
    This page is currently only available in English.