The Canon PowerShot G1 X is one of my shortlisted camera to upgrade to from my PowerShot S95 which has been serving me for the past 2 years. It is still performing great and is compact and I still love it very much, but being Claudia, I just need to have a change of style for my gadgets every couple of years.

Canon PowerShot G1 X

I had an opportunity to give the PowerShot G1 X a test drive before jumping into a store with my credit card.

Details of the camera and its features can be found on Canon website and no I’m not going to repeat them here. Just a very quick sharing of what I like about the camera.

  • Big and bulky
    Yes! You heard me right. I like it big and bulky because it feels great in my hands. With my S95, I am constantly reminded of how small it is and having to hold it properly so it will not slipped of my hand. With the solid body of the G1 X, I feel like I am shooting with a compact DSLR and can hold it with two hands without having to look like a “circus bear on a tiny bike”, if you know what I mean.
  • Swivel LCD display
    Need I say more? Its great for self-portrait!
  • Shoots well in low-light condition
    Love this especially now I shoot almost everyday in my room with very little light.
  • Fast
    I can just hold down the shutter and let it roll! Love the clarity of all the images shot.
  • Love the colors…
Great colors with high-sensitivity 1.5” CMOS sensor

If I didn’t have that much to-buy and to-pay items in my list, the PowerShot G1 X would have been my immediate purchase. I’ve a month to consider or save for it. May just get it before my family trip to HongKong in mid June. Hmmm…