a review of the canon g1

The Canon Powershot G1 was the very first camera to be released under the Powershot G series. It is is a 3.3 megapixel camera that can produce high resolution photographs. Though quite old, the camera is still in vogue among professionals. The fact that you can attach filters and lenses to it makes it an invaluable photography tool. The high shutter speed of the camera (1/1000th of a second) makes it very powerful indeed.
The camera is quite heavy to hold, as it is made of quite a lot of metal and thick plastic. It has two LCD displays - a twist-and-swivel color display on the user’s side for viewing pictures, and a monochrome display on the top that displays battery life, memory, exposure and some other statistics. The G series cameras support RAW image processing. This is a feature widely used by professional consumers, or ‘prosumers’.
The camera is compact, and has a hot-shoe in addition to an in-built flash. It is powered by a long-lasting lithium-ion battery. The solidly built camera is covered with buttons and dials, and may intimidate a beginner or amateur. However, the complexity of it’s design is what makes it invaluable to professionals. Allowing almost every single feature or setting to be tweaked and customized, it lets photographers realize their photography dreams.
The camera, despite being feature-rich, has quite a lot of shortcomings. Flash power cannot be manually set, overexposure warnings are absent, and spot auto-focus is not available. The G1 also requires a couple of firmware upgrades for optimal performance. Overall, the camera is ideal for professional photographers who like their photographs to be rich and wholesome.