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Pentax XG-1 16 Digital Camera with 52x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom with 3-Inch LCD (Black) by Review Summary ,  Aug 4, 2015

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Pentax XG-1 16 Digital Camera with 52x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom with 3-Inch LCD (Black)
Report Date: 01/03/2016
Based on 45 customer reviews
Overall satisfaction: 4.0
Returned or considering to return: 8.9%

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Individual Feature Rating
Zoom3.3   below average


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Focus

Focus:
"The zoom does not focus very easily."
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"Canon has smooth cameras with very logical and rich menus, but I could never able to record video indoor with out focus issues."
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"I chose this camera over a $2,000 lens for my big camera, and I've used it to bring the wildlife in the back yard much closer, as well as some awesome moon shots, but getting a clear moon shot is really a challenge with the focus issue."
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"I love this camera just wish the focus was a bit more stable, it hunts in and out of focus."
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"It's works well from macro on up to the 300 350mm level and once there, refuses to focus..at all."
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"Manual Focus and or a touch screen to aid in auto focus should be an option which this otherwise terrific Pentax lacks."
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"Sunrise Moonrise shots were terrific when auto focus worked."
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"The additional money for a close competitor (Canon SX60 HS) would be well spent for the benefits of manual focus and RAW captures."
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Pentax

Pentax:
"Very disappointing based on my positive past experience with Pentax brand cameras."
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"Just wish it had IR (Pentax ad is wrong on their store site, states it has IR (recommended accessories)), but Ricoh site is correct."
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"Unfortunately most are made in China, but some (like this Pentax) are made in other lesser Asian countries with even cheaper labor."
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"I havf purchased 5 PENTAX camers, one K1000 two ME-Supers a X12 and an X16, I have always been pleased with the quality of PENTAX cameras."
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"IK highly recommend PENTAX for both amatuer and professional photographers."
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"Pentax again provides an excellent camera that is portable and takes amazing pictures."
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"Pentax, I love your DSLR cameras, but this one definitely needs work."
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"Just wish it had IR (Pentax ad is wrong on their store site, states it has IR (recommended accessories)), but Ricoh site is correct."
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Price

Price:
"Great product for the price."
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"Nice looking camera for the money."
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"It's great for the price."
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"Great camera at a great affordable price."
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Zoom

Zoom:
"I having problems with the zoom feature."
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"The zoom does not focus very easily."
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"This camera not only has a great zoom, but can be used as an automatic camera or fully manual camera for all types of skill levels."
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"Capturing wildlife would be a challenge when zoomed all the way."
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"Image stabilization at extended zoom is negligible and most shots don't come out well- again contrary to all the manufactures' claims."
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"The weight also make it easier to hold the camera steady when fully zoomed out, so pictures turn out perfect."
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"This camera rocks it takes amazing picture whether at wide angle or zoomed out."
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"works great it really zooms in on far away wildlife."
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"I bought this camera for taking nature shots as I cycle as I want a decent zoom, BTW the Sony LCSU11 case is a perfect size for the XG-1."
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"On a tripod in day light, I got good pics at full zoom, but the Multi-AF may pick up a a different subject, recommend using Single AF."
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