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Canon PowerShot G1 X photos

Larger and a bit heavier than the G12, the G1 X shares the same design sensibility.

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Similar to the G12

The G1 X's body design is quite similar to the G12's, though slightly bigger and heavier. While there's a lot to like in the camera's specs, especially the large sensor, the lens looks a bit disappointing; at f2.8 the aperture doesn't start out very wide, and it gets pretty narrow at a not-terribly-long focal length of f5.8. Plus, while that knurled ring around the lens looks like it'd be great for focusing or zooming, it's just there for show.
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Full controls

Like the G12, the G1 X has dials within dials--in this case a mode dial circumscribed by an exposure-compensation dial--and hot shoe. The flash seems surprisingly small for such a large camera, though.
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Another shot of the top

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Back controls

The rear controls are basically the same as on the G12, though laid out differently, and it has a larger thumb rest and direct-record button for video capture.
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Large LCD

The large articulated LCD is similar to that of the T3i.

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