Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II Digital Camera

Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II Digital Camera

Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II Digital Camera

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  • 12.8MP High-Sensitivity 1.5" CMOS Sensor
  • DIGIC 6 Image Processor
  • Canon 5x Optical Zoom Lens
  • 24-120mm f/2-3.9 (35mm Equivalent)
  • 3.0" 1,040k-Dot Tilting Touchscreen LCD
  • Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 30 fps
  • Built-In Wi-Fi Connectivity with NFC
  • High Speed AF and 5.2 fps Shooting
  • HS SYSTEM and Optical Image Stabilizer
  • Dual Control Rings and 14-Bit RAW
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Canon G1 X Mark II overview

  • 1Description

The Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II Digital Camera is an advanced compact camera featuring a 12.8MP High-Sensitivity 1.5" CMOS sensor and a DIGIC 6 image processor to produce high-resolution still imagery and Full HD 1080p video with notable low-light quality and sensitivity to ISO 12800. The sensor and processor work together to form the Canon HS SYSTEM, which helps to improve the image quality of dimly-lit shots by reducing noise and enhancing the overall clarity. Additionally, the processor offers a range of speed-related assets throughout the camera, including a maximum full resolution continuous shooting rate of 5.2 fps for up an SDHC/SDXC UHS-I memory card's capacity as well as a High Speed AF system for maintained sharpness in a variety of shooting conditions.

The built-in Canon 5x optical zoom lens provides a 35mm-equivalent focal length range of 24-120mm, covering wide-angle to telephoto length perspectives. A maximum aperture of f/2-3.9 contributes to working in low lighting and, when coupled with the 9-blade diaphragm, helps to isolate subject matter and realize a pleasing out-of-focus quality in shallow depth of field images. Benefitting this lens' coverage is an Optical Image Stabilizer system, which helps to minimize the appearance of camera shake to suit working with longer shutter speeds and greater focal lengths.

The compact camera design integrates a number of design elements that complement an overall intuitive handling scheme, including a 3.0" 1,040k-dot capacitive touchscreen LCD that features a tilting design to benefit working from high and low angles. A redeveloped lens design also increases shooting efficiency through its incorporation of Dual Control Rings, which support a range of customizable settings and mimic the operation of a traditional SLR lens, including full-time manual focusing abilities, for greater familiarity during shooting.

Complementing the imaging and handling traits of the camera is built-in Wi-Fi connectivity, which allows for the instant sharing of photos and videos to linked mobile devices, home computers, or directly to select social networking sites. Connection is further simplified through the implementation of NFC technology to streamline the sharing process. Once linked, mobile devices can also be used to control and release the camera's shutter.

12.8MP High-Sensitivity CMOS Sensor and DIGIC 6 Image Processor
The 12.8 megapixel High-Sensitivity 1.5" CMOS sensor and DIGIC 6 image processor work in concert to produce high resolution still imagery and Full HD video recording with notable low-light quality and sensitivity to ISO 12800. The combination of these two technologies creates the Canon HS SYSTEM, which provides effective low-light sensitivity with minimal noise and enhanced clarity to truly benefit impressive image making in dimly-lit situations. The processor also contributes to overall speed throughout the camera, including High Speed AF, Full HD 1080p video recording, and a full-resolution continuous shooting rate of 5.2 fps with no buffer limit.

The redeveloped sensor and processor also combine to enable RAW imaging with 14-bit signal processing, the same used in Canon's EOS DSLRs, to provide high image quality with expanded post-processing capabilities. RAW imagery can be recorded in both 3:2 and 4:3 ratios, and due to the size of the sensor, the angle of view remains the same when transitioning from one format to another.
Canon 5x Optical Zoom Lens
The built-in Canon 5x optical zoom lens provides a 35mm-equivalent focal length range of 24-120mm, covering wide-angle to telephoto perspectives to suit working in a wide array of situations. The f/2-3.9 maximum aperture benefits working in low-light conditions and also contributes to producing shallow depth of field imagery, which is further complemented by a nine-blade aperture for producing a smooth out-of-focus quality. Additionally, an inner focusing system benefits a fast AF system and minimal lens movement.

The lens' performance is further enhanced through the inclusion of an Optical Image Stabilizer system, which helps to minimize the appearance of camera shake to suit working in difficult lighting conditions. Furthermore, an Intelligent IS system offers unique stabilization solutions depending on specific shooting conditions. The Normal setting corrects for a wide range of movements and is ideal for still photography; the Panning setting detects when panning shots are being made and does not compensate for lateral shake; the Macro (Hybrid) setting specifically corrects for shift-type shake that is common when working with close-up subject matter; the Dynamic mode is highly effective for video work and wide-angle settings and helps to minimize common shake that occurs while walking or moving with the camera; the Powered setting is suited for shooting at the telephoto end of the zoom range when hand shake is most prevalent; the Active Tripod mode is used for recording video atop a tripod where minor amounts of camera shake can occur; and Tripod mode simply turns off the IS since it is no longer needed.
Full HD Video Recording
Full HD 1080p movie recording is supported at 30 fps in the Internet-friendly MP4 format. A built-in stereo microphone provides clear sound and direct playback to an HDTV is afforded through the incorporation of an HDMI port. Additionally, movies can also be recorded in the Apple iFrame format to help expedite the process of importing and exporting videos on a computer.
Built-In Wi-Fi Connectivity with NFC
Built-in Wi-Fi connectivity enables seamless and instant transferring of photos and videos to mobile devices, home computers, and to select social networking sites. Linking Android devices to the camera is aided through the incorporation of NFC (Near Field Communication), which facilitates connection simply by tapping the two devices. A dedicated Mobile Device Connect Button is available too, to further establish a simplified means for linking both iOS and Android devices. Additionally, Automatic Switching via the Image Sync function works to automatically sync images with any discovered and linked PC within a designated network or, alternatively, images are temporarily sent to the CANON iMAGE GATEWAY for later transferring.

When connected, the mobile device can also be used to remotely control and release the camera's shutter, self-timer, flash, and zoom from a distance, as well as display a live view image on the linked device's screen.
Camera Design
Revolving around a compact overall form factor, the G1 X Mark II incorporates a large 3.0" 1,040k-dot, 3:2 aspect ratio capacitive touchscreen LCD for live view monitoring, image playback, and menu navigation. As a touchscreen, convenient and intuitive features, such as Touch AF, touch-enabled shutter release and focus point selection, and simplified menu navigation, are also available to benefit an overall workflow. Additionally, the screen features a tilting design-180° upward and 45° downward-to better facilitate working from high and low angles. For enhanced eye-level viewing, the optional EVF-DC1 electronic viewfinder can also be employed.

Benefitting the overall control and handling capabilities, Dual Control Rings surround the lens and offer an intuitive means for controlling customizable functions and camera settings. The inner ring is stepped and can be set to control aperture value, shutter speed, and exposure compensation. The outer, non-stepped ring has a different texture for easy recognition and is used for fine-tuned adjustments, including full-time manual focus akin to a traditional SLR lens. When combined with a rear control dial, the camera can be easily configured to give immediate access to the most frequently used camera controls.
Other Camera Features
  • Photographing and recording movies during nighttime is enhanced through a series of dedicated star shooting modes, including Star Nightscapes, Star Trails, Star Time-Lapse Movies, and Star Portrait, which help to more easily achieve clear, brilliant imagery of the night sky. Star Portrait mode, in particular, records two consecutive images of a subject and one of the night sky and composites all three into a well-rendered portrait with a properly depicted starry sky. Each of these modes can be used with auto or manual settings, and Night Display, Color Adjustment, and Star Emphasis support functions further aid the photographing process.
  • A 31-point AF system delivers precise focus in a quick and consistent manner. Individual focus points are easily selectable as well as different AF frame sizes depending on the type of subject being photographed. One-point and Touch AF functions are also supported.
  • Benefitting manual focus operation, MF Peaking is available and works to highlight bright edges of contrast for faster, more precise control over critical focus.
  • Multiple aspect ratio RAW imagery can be recorded in both 3:2 and 4:3 formats, with further support given for other formats in the RAW+JPEG file saving format. When shooting in 3:2 or 16:9 ratios, a JPEG will be saved in the chosen format with a RAW image being saved in the 3:2 format. When shooting in 4:3, 1:1, or 4:5 aspect ratios, a JPEG will be saved in the chosen format and a RAW image will be saved in the 4:3 aspect ratio.
  • A hot shoe is incorporated to permit the use of an off-camera, external flash and is compatible with Canon Speedlite flashes for utilizing the intelligent E-TTL II flash metering system.
  • The High Dynamic Range scene mode is ideally suited to working in high contrast environments and records three consecutive exposures-one underexposed, one overexposed, and one at normal-in order to realize one composite image displaying extended shadow and highlight detail with an expanded range of mid-tones.
  • Four Sub-modes-Art Bold, Art Vivid, Art Standard, and Art Embossed-allow you to more precisely refine the final output and appearance of imagery in-camera.
  • UPC: 013803240047

    Canon G1 X Mark II specs

    Pixels Actual: 15 Megapixel
    Effective: 12.8 Megapixel
    Sensor 1.5" (18.7 x 12.5 mm) CMOS
    Bit Depth 14-Bit
    File Formats Still Images: JPEG, RAW
    Movies: MP4, MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
    Audio: AAC LC
    Max Resolution 4352 x 2904
    Aspect Ratio 1:1, 3:2, 4:3, 4:5, 16:9
    Image Stabilization Optical
    Lens 14 elements in 11 groups
    EFL: 12.5-62.5mm (35 mm equivalent: 24-120mm)
    Aperture: f/2 (W) - 3.9 (T)
    Zoom Optical: 5x
    Digital: 4x
    Focus Range Wide: 1.97" (5.00 cm) to Infinity
    Telephoto: 1.31' (39.93 cm) to Infinity
    Wide Macro: 1.97" (5.00 cm) to 1.64' (49.99 cm)
    Quick: 4.92' (1.50 m) to 65.62' (20.00 m)
    Exposure Control
    ISO Sensitivity Auto, 100-12800
    Shutter 1 - 1/4000 Second 
    15 - 1/4000 Second in Shutter Priority Mode
    60 - 1/4000 Second in Manual Mode
    Exposure Metering Center-Weighted, Evaluative, Spot
    Exposure Modes Modes: Aperture Priority, Auto, C1, C2, Creative Filters, Creative Shot, Custom, Hybrid Auto, Manual, Movie, Program, SCN, Scene Modes, Shutter Priority
    Compensation: -3 EV to +3 EV (in 1/3 EV Steps)
    Shooting Modes Auto
    Background Defocus
    Face Self-Timer
    Fish-Eye Effect
    Handheld Night Scene
    Miniature Effect
    Poster Effect
    Smart Shutter
    Soft Focus
    Star Nightscape
    Star Portrait
    Star Time-Lapse Movie
    Star Trails
    Super Vivid
    Toy Camera Effect
    Wink Self-Timer
    iFrame Movie
    White Balance Modes Auto, Cloudy, Custom 1, Custom 2, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Multi-Area White Balance, Shade, Tungsten, Underwater
    Buffer/Continuous Shooting Up to 5.2 fps at 12.8 MP for up to Frames
    Up to 3.1 fps at 12.8 MP for up to Frames
    Up to 3.0 fps at 12.8 MP for up to Frames
    Self-Timer 2, 10 Seconds
    Remote Control RS60-E3 (Optional)
    Flash Modes Auto
    Flash On
    Slow Sync
    Built-In Flash Yes
    Maximum Effective Flash Range Wide: 1.64 - 22.31' (0.5 - 6.8 m)
    Telephoto: 4.59 - 11.48' (1.4 - 3.5 m)
    External Flash Connection Hot Shoe
    Memory Card Type SD
    Video Recording Yes, NTSC/PAL
    Resolution 1920 x 1080p: 30 fps, 15 fps
    1280 x 720p: 30 fps, 6 fps, 3 fps, 1.5 fps
    640 x 480p: 30 fps, 6 fps, 3 fps, 1.5 fps
    Audio Recording Built-In Mic: With Video (Stereo)
    Screen 3.0" LCD Rear Touch Screen Tilt (1,040,000 pixels)
    Screen Coverage 100%
    Connectivity/System Requirements
    Connectivity HDMI D (Micro), USB 2.0
    Wi-Fi Yes built-in
    Operating/Storage Temperature Operating
    32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)
    Humidity: 10 - 90%
    Battery 1 x NB-12L Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack, 3.6 VDC, 1910 mAh
    AC Power Adapter ACK-DC100 (Optional)
    Dimensions (W x H x D) 4.6 x 2.9 x 2.6" / 116.8 x 73.7 x 66.0 mm
    Weight 1.22 lb / 553.38 g CIPA standard
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 2.1 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 6.5 x 6.0 x 4.0"

    Canon G1 X Mark II reviews

    PowerShot G1 X Mark II Digital Camera is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 72.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Above all the others! I've shot many weddings and have a canon 5d MK2 and some fine L glass. I'm for the most part, retired now but the wife and I take a yearly cruise with the family and I always drag the wedding camera and lens with me for some great memories. However, I'll just be taking my new canon g1x mk2 and its viewfinder with me for family and scenery pictures. I'm totally amazed with this camera and couldn't be happier with IQ. When you add in all the bells and whistles that come with this camera, then that adds up to being a no brainer. Probably the best point and shoot canon has ever produced. I haven't found anything not to like about this beauty. 5 Star rating.
    Date published: 2015-12-21
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Camera - Perfect for my needs! I no longer want to haul around a bag of lenses and gear for a DSLR yet I want quality images. GiX2 is perfect as I can set it up for the way I photograph, full manual controls and for the two weeks I have used it, it had performed very well. It takes some getting use to, would be a waste for someone who just wants to use 'Auto.' The quality lens and large sensor good for low light conditions. I would have preferred the EVF built in and will miss the vary-angle display of my former G1X original. Battery life is short, a spare or more highly recommended. But overall, this is much faster and a real keeper in my book!
    Date published: 2014-05-12
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good things come in small packages... I replaced my G11 with the G1XM2. I needed a compact, powerful camera that I could pack into a small bag along with a flash, in order to take real estate listing photos. The G1XM2 is perfect for my needs, and the advances in technology (especially since the G11)have made this portion of my job much easier. The G1XM2 is easy to use, takes great pictures, and the 24 mm equivalent lens is great for shooting smaller rooms. The WiFi feature is great because, in conjunction with Canon's free Camera Window app, I can append GPS data to the photos as well, which helps me plot where all my listings are.
    Date published: 2014-04-25
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Thought I wanted the Sony RX100M3 After lots of research I purchased the new Sony RX100 Mark III but after a couple of weeks of testing, it was returned and I ordered the G1X Mark II and now I'm happy. The results I've gotten so far with my new G1X MII (I also owned and loved the G1X MI) have been more than I expected. My first shoot included lots of avaiable light and fill flash shots of people and even the JPG's impressed me; the color and skin tones were beautiful. Next I'll be taking it out for some landscape and cityscape shots. I'm probably going to order the EVF before I travel with this camera. I'll leave the 20 lbs of DSLRs and lenses home because of this little gem's performance (not to mention the benefits to my back) for a 10 day trip abroad.
    Date published: 2014-07-15
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent DSLR Alternative Was looking to downsize from my Canon t2i. Didn't feel like carrying around a bunch of lenses anymore. G1X mark ii has this great built in lens that's 24-120mm 35mm equivalent. So that's a pretty darn good range, especially considering how light the camera is. In terms of picture quality, I'd say it looks pretty darn identical to my t2i.My two issues with this camera is its lack of a viewfinder and the odd construction on the screen. The screen has this weird pulley system that lets you swivel the screen in a really restricted axis. The canon dslr's have a much better system for their screens.
    Date published: 2014-12-27
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Getting Use To Needed a new camera on short notice, current one I owned failed. Did research as well as consulted Consumer Reports who gave high marks but had a lesser model as a first choice. I opted for this camera and am glad I did. Camera arrived 3 days before I took a 3 week trip to Alaska. Just shot pictures before our trip to get used to features. All the pictures from the trip came out great as well as a number of HD movies. Would recommend this to anyone looking to jump up a notch from the typical point and shoot cameras.
    Date published: 2015-10-07
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Image Quality As you would expect from a 1.5 CMOS sensor, the light sensitivity is excellent and the image quality is superb for this camera. Optics are extremely high quality and images are as sharp as with some of my L-lenses on my Canon 20D body. This is a very versatile, powerful image maker in a relatively small body. But one immediately notices the heft of this device. The weight of this camera gives you the sense that is means serious business. I wouldn't buy this if you're looking for something that you can easily carry in your pocket without noticiing it until you need it. While this is definitely easier to port than a full-size SLR with a high quality lens, it's much less convenient to carry than a small point and shoot. However, the image quality will rival the SLR so if you're looking for a camera with near the capability of a high quality SLR that you can pack in a corner of your suitcase, then this would be a good choice.
    Date published: 2014-10-19
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Trust worthy and Capable I am a photo/journalist and writer for a medium-sized community newspaper. I have used Canon cameras both film and digital. I used SLR's and all different lenses including 5 L lenses for years. Several years ago I developed back problems and hefting all that equipment was a lot of work to get quality photos. I bought three Canon Power Shots this year: The SG50, the G12 and now this Mark II. It has filled almost all my capabilities except sports but I don't shoot them anymore. The clarity and sensitivity of this Mark II gives me confidence every time I use it knowing the images will be first-class. This unit has a funny, flimsy onboard flash that gets the job done and the heft and workmanship are solid and worthy of the price. The only drawback is if you have large slightly clumsy hands, you will hit a lot of feature buttons if you're handling it. It is annoying.
    Date published: 2014-10-05
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