Canon has announced an update to its G1 X camera by introducing the G1 X Mark II.
The PowerShot G1 X Mark II Enhanced Grip Edition1 is Canon’s flagship professional compact camera, featuring a large 1.5-type Canon CMOS sensor, a super-wide 24mm 5x f/2.0-3.9 zoom, 31-point AiAF, Dual Control Rings and a 7.5cm (3.0”) LCD with touch-screen control plus WiFi with Remote Shooting function and Image Sync. It features the new DIGIC 6 processor and can record Full HD video (1920x1080) at 30p.
This is a small compact with professional features. One can even use the Wireless connectivity feature which allows users to control the PowerShot G1 X Mark II remotely by installing the Canon CameraWindow app on a smart device. So you can even place the camera near the place where you expect action and shoot wildlife. The smaller size of this camera will make it inconspicuous.
The detailed specifications are as follows:
IMAGE SENSOR Type 1.5 type (18.7 mm x 14.0 mm) Canon high-sensitivity CMOS Effective Pixels Approx. 12.8M (Aspect ratio: 3:2)
Approx. 13.1M (Aspect ratio: 4:3)
Aspect Ratio Multi-aspect Sensor - 3:2 (default), 4:3 Colour Filter Type Primary Colour
IMAGE PROCESSOR Type DIGIC 6 with iSAPS technology
LENS Focal Length 12.5 - 62.5 mm (35 mm equivalent: 24 - 120 mm) Zoom Optical 5x
Digital Approx. 4x (with Digital Tele-Converter Approx. 1.6x or 2.0x¹).
Combined Approx. 20x
Maximum f/number f/2.0-f/3.9 Construction 14 elements in 11 groups (1 double sided aspherical UA lens and 2 double-sided aspherical lenses) Image Stabilisation Yes (lens shift-type), approx. 3.5-stop¹. Intelligent IS with 5-axis Enhanced Dynamic IS
FOCUSING Type TTL AF System/ Points AiAF (31-point, Face Detection or Touch AF with Object and Face Select and Track), 1-point AF (any position is available or fixed centre) AF Modes Single, Continuous, Servo AF/AE¹, Touch AF AF Point Selection Size (Normal, Small) AF Lock Yes, via customisable buttons AF Assist Beam Yes Manual Focus Yes, plus MF Peaking AF + MF Focus Bracketing Yes Closest Focusing Distance 5 cm (W) from front of lens in macro
EXPOSURE CONTROL Metering modes Evaluative (linked to Face Detection AF frame), Centre-weighted average, Spot (centre or linked to Face Detection AF or AF frame) AE Lock Yes, via customisable buttons Exposure Compensation +/- 3 EV in 1/3 stop increments
Manual and automatic dynamic range correction
Automatic shadow correction
ND Filter (3 stop)
AEB 1/3 - 2 EV in 1/3 stop increments ISO sensitivity AUTO, 100, 125, 160, 200, 250, 320, 400, 500, 640, 800, 1000, 1250, 1600, 2000, 2500, 3200, 4000, 5000, 6400, 8000, 10000, 12800
SHUTTER Speed 1 - 1/4000 sec. (factory default)
60 - 1/4000 sec. (total range - varies by shooting mode)
WHITE BALANCE Type TTL Settings Auto (including Face Detection WB), Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Flash, Underwater, Custom 1, Custom 2
Multi-area WB correction available in Smart Auto
White Balance Compensation
White Balance Compensation in Underwater mode
Colour adjustment in Star Mode
COLOUR MATRIX Type sRGB
VIEWFINDER Viewfinder Optional Electronic Viewfinder EVF-DC1
LCD MONITOR Monitor Tilt type 7.5 cm (3.0”) sRGB PureColor II Touchscreen LCD (TFT). 3:2 aspect ratio. Approx. 1,040,000 dots. In-cell capacitive type Coverage Approx. 100% Brightness Adjustable to one of five levels. Quick-bright LCD
FLASH Modes Auto, Manual Flash On / Off, Slow Synchro Slow Sync Speed Yes.
1/2000 sec. (built-in flash)
1/250 sec. (external flash)
1/4000 sec. (external using high-speed synchro)
Red-Eye Reduction Yes Flash Exposure Compensation +/- 2 EV in 1/3 stop increments. Face Detection FE, Safety FE, Smart Flash Exposure Flash Exposure Lock Yes Manual Power Adjustment 3 levels with internal flash (up to 19 levels with external EX Speedlites 270EX II and 430EX II. 22 levels with 580EX II, 600EX and 600EX-RT¹) Second Curtain Synchronisation Yes Built-in Flash Range 50 cm - 6.8 m (W) / 50 cm - 3.5 m (T) External Flash E-TTL with EX series Speedlites¹
SHOOTING Modes Smart Auto (58 scenes detected), Program AE, Shutter priority AE, Aperture priority AE, Manual, Custom 1, Custom 2, Hybrid Auto, Auto, Creative Shot, SCN (Portrait, Smart Shutter (Smile, Wink Self-Timer, FaceSelf-Timer), Star (Star Nightscape, Star Trails, Star Portrait, Star Time-Lapse Movie), Handheld Night Scene, Underwater, Snow, Fireworks), Creative Filters (High Dynamic Range, Nostalgic, Fish-eye Effect, Miniature Effect, Toy Camera Effect, Background Defocus, Soft Focus, Monochrome, Super Vivid, Poster Effect), Movie Modes in Movie Smart Auto (21 scenes detected), Standard, Program AE, Portrait, Nostalgic, Miniature Effect, Monochrome, Super Vivid, Poster Effect, Underwater, Snow, Fireworks, iFrame Movie Photo Effects My Colors (My Colors Off, Vivid, Neutral, Sepia, Black White, Positive Film, Lighter Skin Tone, Darker Skin Tone, Vivid Blue, Vivid Green, Vivid Red, Custom Color) Drive modes Single, Auto Drive, Continuous, Continuous with AF, Self-Timer Continuous Shooting Approx. 5.2 shots/sec until memory card becomes full¹
with AF: Approx. 3.0 shots/sec
with Live View: Approx. 3.1 shots/sec
(all speeds are until memory card becomes full)²³
RECORDING PIXELS / COMPRESSION Image Size 3:2 - (RAW, L) 4352 x 2904, (M1) 3072 x 2048, (M2) 2048 x 1368, (S) 640 x 424
4:3 - (RAW, L) 4160 x 3120, (M1) 3072 x 2304, (M2) 2048 x 1536, (S) 640 x 480
16:9 - (RAW, L) 4352 x 2248, (M1) 3072 x 1728, (M2) 1920 x 1080, (S) 640 x 360
1:1 - (RAW, L) 3120 x 3120, (M1) 2304 x 2304, (M2) 1536 x 1536, (S) 480 x 480
4:5 - (RAW, L) 2496 x 3120, (M1) 1840 x 2304, (M2) 1232 x 1536, (S) 384 x 480
Resize in playback (M2, S)
Compression RAW, Superfine, Fine Movies (Full HD) 1920 x 1080, 30 fps (HD) 1280 x 720, 30 fps, (L) 640 x 480, 30 fps
Star Time-Lapse Movie (Full HD) 30, 15 fps
Miniature Effect (HD, L) 6fps, 3fps, 1.5 fps
Hybrid Auto (HD) 30 fps
iFrame Movie (Full HD) 30fps
Movie Length (Full HD HD) Up to 4 GB or 29 min. 59 sec.¹
(L and M) Up to 4 GB or 1 hour²
(Star Time-Lapse Movie) Up to 32 sec
FILE TYPES Still Image Type JPEG compression (Exif 2.3 [Exif Print] compliant) / Design rule for Camera File system and DPOF ver. 1.1 compliant), RAW (14bit, Canon original RAW 2nd edition), RAW+JPEG Movies MP4 [Video: MPEG4-AVC (H.264), Audio: MPEG2 AAC-LC (stereo)]
DIRECT PRINT Canon Printers Canon SELPHY Compact Photo Printers and Canon Inkjet Printers supporting PictBridge PictBridge Yes (via USB or Wireless LAN)
OTHER FEATURES GPS GPS via mobile (linked to compatible smartphone) Red-Eye Correction Yes, during shooting and playback My Camera / My Menu My Menu customisation available My Category Image tagging feature Intelligent Orientation Sensor Yes Histogram Yes, live histogram Playback zoom Approx. 2x - 10x Self Timer Approx. 2 or 10 sec., Custom Menu Languages English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Finnish, Italian, Greek, Norwegian, Portuguese, Russian, Swedish, Spanish, Ukrainian, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Simplified Chinese, Chinese (traditional), Japanese, Korean, Thai, Arabic, Romanian, Farsi, Hindi, Malay, Indonesian, Vietnamese, Hebrew
INTERFACE Computer Hi-Speed USB (MTP, PTP) dedicated connector (Mini-B compatible) Other HDMI Micro Connector (HDMI-CEC compatible) A/V output (PAL/NTSC) Computer/Other Wi-Fi (IEEE802.11b/g/n), (2.4 GHz only), with NFC support¹
MEMORY CARD Type SD, SDHC, SDXC (UHS Speed Class 1 compatible)
SUPPORTED OPERATING SYSTEM PC Macintosh Windows 8 / 8.1 / 7 SP1 / Vista SP2 / XP SP3
Mac OS X 10.7, 10.8, 10.9
For Wi-Fi connection to a PC:
Windows 8 / 8.1 / 7 SP1 only
Mac OS X 10.7 / 10.8.2 or later / 10.9
SOFTWARE Browsing Printing ImageBrowser EX Other CameraWindow, PhotoStitch, Map Utility Image Manipulation Digital Photo Professional for RAW development
POWER SOURCE Batteries Rechargeable Li-ion Battery NB-12L (NB-12L battery and charger supplied) Battery life Approx. 240 shots
Eco mode approx. 300 shots
Approx. 300 min. playback
A/C Power Supply Optional, AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC100
ACCESSORIES Cases / Straps Soft Case DCC-1820
PowerShot Neck Strap NS-100
Waterproof / Weatherproof Case Waterproof Case (40m) WP-DC53
Waterproof Case Weight WW-DC1
Lenses Lens Hood LH-DC80
Filter Adapter FA-DC58E (Compatible with Canon 58mm Filters: Circular Polarizing Filter PL-C B, Neutral Density Filters ND4-L ND8-L, Protect Filter, UV Filter, Skylight Filter, Softmat Filter No.1 2)
Flash Canon Speedlites (including 270EX II, 320EX, 430EX II, 580EX II, 600EX, 600EX-RT¹)
Speedlite Transmitter ST-E2, Off-Camera Shoe Cord OC-E3, Bracket BKT-DC1, Speedlite Bracket SB-E2
Remote Controller/ Switch Remote Switch RS-60E3 Power Supply Battery Chargers AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC100, Battery Charger CB-2LGE Other Electronic Viewfinder EVF-DC1
(0.48 type), 4:3 aspect ratio, Approx. 2,360,000 dots, 100% coverage
Canon AV cable AVC-DC400ST
Interface cable IFC-400PCU
PHYSICAL SPECIFICATIONS Operating Environment 0 - 40 °C, 10 - 90% humidity Dimensions (WxHxD) 116.3 x 74.0 x 66.2 mm Weight Approx. 558 g (including battery/batteries and memory card)
Zoom ¹ Depending on the image size selected. Image Stabilisation ¹ Values at maximum optical focal length. Cameras whose focal length exceeds 350mm (35mm equivalent) are measured at 350mm. AF Modes ¹ Some settings limit availability. Manual Power Adjustment ¹ Not all functions of the flash are supported. External Flash ¹ Not all functions of the flash are supported. Continuous Shooting ¹ Sustained continuous shooting function requires compatible SDHC/SDXC UHS Speed Class 1 memory card, total number of frames captured varies depending on shooting subject.
² Under conditions where the flash does not fire.
³ Depending on memory card speed / capacity / compression setting.
Movie Length ¹ The following Speed Class memory cards are required for maximum record time: (HD) 1280 x 720 Speed Class 4 or above. (Full HD) 1920 x 1080 Speed Class 6 or above. (iFrame) 1280 x 720 Speed Class 6 or above.
² Depending on memory card speed / capacity / compression setting.
Computer/Other ¹ Wi-Fi use may be restricted in certain countries or regions. Wi-Fi support varies by device and region. For more information visit www.canon-europe.com/wirelesscompacts Flash ¹ Not all functions of the flash are supported.