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Retro Evaluation: Gordon Laing exams out Canon’s 21-year-old PowerShot G1 digital camera: Digital Images Evaluation


Gordon Laing, Editor of CameraLabs, has shared his newest Retro Evaluation, 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 immediately’s cash). It was the primary digital camera in a sequence that lives on to this present day and was related in dimension and options to its contemporaries, the Epson 3000Z and Sony S70, but additionally had a couple of extra advantages.

On the coronary heart of the G1 was a 3.3MP 1/1.8-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 data display’ in addition to w hotshot for mounting pace lights and equipment.

The digital camera featured a mode dial, together with a full guide mode that allow you to management the shutter (8 seconds to 1/one thousandth) and aperture (F2 by way of F8), though the shutter pace was restricted to 1/five hundredth at F8. There was an optical viewfinder in addition to a 1.8″ side-hinged display that might be used to each compose and assessment pictures.

Pictures have been saved on Compact Flash playing cards and in contrast to its aforementioned contemporaries, the G1 supplied Uncooked picture seize. Beneath 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 assessment, he says ‘the G1 was a simple winner again in 2000 and 21 years later nonetheless appears like a digital camera you’d be comfortable to nonetheless use. And due to the still-common BP-511 battery and Compact Flash reminiscence, it’s fairly sensible in 2021.’

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



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