Despite common thought that compact cameras are going extinct, this is really only true of the low end of that market. On the high end of the market, you have really high quality cameras that can produce images rivaling that of DSLRs, and these cameras are not going anywhere anytime soon. A recent addition to this market is the new Canon G1 X Mark II, which aims to be one of the top high-end compacts on the market, going up against the likes of the really popular Sony RX100 series. Digital Rev TV recently did a great hands on look video with the new Canon G1 X Mark II, here are their thoughts… Here are the Pros and Cons of the new Canon G1 X Mark II: canon-g1-xII-1


  • Excellent Image Quality
  • Good High ISO Performance
  • Speedy and Accurate AF


  • Price
  • Size
  • Menu Navigation & Button Placement

Overall, I would say that the Canon G1 X Mark II is a solid option for those looking for a top quality compact camera for vacations or family use. Its video options aren’t the most robust, but they will work in a pinch. This is definitely a camera with a focus on stills, which, given what it is, I have no problems with.

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What are your thoughts on the Canon G1 X Mark II? How do you think it compares with other high end compact cameras like the Sony RX100 M2? Share your thoughts in a comment below.