Retro Review: Gordon Laing tests out Canon’s 21-year-old PowerShot G1 camera: Digital Photography Review

Gordon Laing, Editor of CameraLabs, has shared his newest Retro Overview, this time placing the three.3MP Canon PowerShot G1 to the take a look at 21 years after its launch.

The PowerShot G1 was launched in the direction of the top of 2000 and retailed for roughly $1,100 (roughly $1,735 in at the moment’s cash). It was the primary digital camera in a collection that lives on to this present day and was comparable in measurement and options to its contemporaries, the Epson 3000Z and Sony S70, but in addition had a number of extra advantages.

On the coronary heart of the G1 was a three.3MP 1/1.Eight-inch CCD sensor with a 3x optical zoom in entrance of it (roughly a 35–100mm full-frame equal focal size). On the highest of the digital camera was what Gordon calls a ‘beneficiant info display’ in addition to w hotshot for mounting pace lights and equipment.

The digital camera featured a mode dial, together with a full handbook mode that allow you to management the shutter (Eight seconds to 1/1000th) and aperture (F2 by way of F8), though the shutter pace was restricted to 1/500th at F8. There was an optical viewfinder in addition to a 1.Eight” side-hinged display that might be used to each compose and evaluation photographs.

Photos had been saved on Compact Flash playing cards and in contrast to its aforementioned contemporaries, the G1 provided Uncooked picture seize. Under is a gallery of pictures captured with the PowerShot G1 and shared by Gordon:

Gordon shares his ideas all through the video, however in his written evaluation, he says ‘the G1 was a simple winner again in 2000 and 21 years later nonetheless looks like a digital camera you’d be glad to nonetheless use. And because of the still-common BP-511 battery and Compact Flash reminiscence, it’s fairly sensible in 2021.’

You’ll find extra Retro Evaluations by Gordon over on his DinoBytes YouTube channel.

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