New Canon PowerShot G1 X


The new Canon PowerShot G1 X  offers advanced technologies that make this camera behave like it’s much larger than it really is. The compact G1 X is armed with a new 1.5-inch High Sensitivity CMOS sensor, which is larger than a 4/3" sensor, and nearly as big as the APS-C-sized sensors found in professional DSLRs. This gives you a light-sensitive area which is nearly 6.3 times larger than the last generation of G-Series digital cameras, and delivers a quality level that’s unheard of in a compact, pocket-friendly camera.

The lens on the G1 X was designed to take full advantage of its oversized 14.3-Megapixel sensor. And a powerful DIGIC 5 Image Processor has been employed to improve noise reduction, allowing this little camera to achieve an ISO up to 12800, ultimately enabling you to photograph in low light with less blur and shorter exposure times. The f/2.8 lens has 4x optical zoom, which utilizes Canon’s UA Lens technology to suppress aberration throughout the zoom range. With a 35mm equivalent focal length of 28-112mm, this lens will capture any scene, from portraiture to landscapes.

Whether you’ve been photographing for years and desire a compact camera that doesn’t compromise on image quality and features, or you’re a beginner who needs an excellent camera that can be used immediately and with which you can grow, the new Canon PowerShot G1 X is a formidable and exciting new option. There’s a lot more to dig into on this camera: full 1080p HD video with a dedicated movie button and stereo sound, an optical viewfinder, a variable-angle 922,000 dot 3-inch LCD screen, 14-bit RAW shooting, HDR, tracking auto focus—and a heck of a lot more.

To really get a taste of the PowerShot G1 X, just keep on reading.

When I was given the chance to take at look at Canon’s latest permutation in the PowerShot lineup—the G1 X—I jumped on it. I immediately went to work, soaking up everything I could about the camera in order to tell you what’s new, what’s improved, and why the G1 X is the pinnacle of the PowerShot lineup. I’m happy to report that there’s plenty of excitement to be found in Canon’s latest baby. All the features and enhancements I’ve written about here are exciting on a number of levels—but really, they all go back to what it’s all about, which is making the resulting image better.

One of the first things to note: this camera has heft. Not that it’s heavy, but when I picked it up I could tell I was holding a well-made camera. The feeling is sort of like when you pick up a crystal goblet after holding a simple flint-glass tumbler. The camera’s lines are smooth and elegant, not comically rounded or intentionally futuristic. Basically, it looks the way a camera should and that’s a very good thing, indeed.

I noted that the G1 X now has a 1.5” 14.3Mp CMOS sensor. It’s nearly the same size as an APS-C DSLR sensor and it dwarfs the 10Mp chip in the G12! That is quite a significant bump in performance. Additionally, this sensor is hooked up to Canon’s new DIGIC 5 image processor. Some of this dynamic duo’s highlights: speedier image processing, greater flexibility in difficult lighting, a higher noise floor for better handling of low light/high-ISO scenarios, faster shooting capability and multi-area white balance adjustments. Working in tandem, this sensor/processor combination is the foundation for Canon’s HS System. One additional tech-speak point of interest: the G1 X features 14-bit signal processing, the same as found in an EOS D-SLR.  While 12-bit processing is standard fare for most cameras, and it is certainly capable of producing fine images, 14-bit processing does provide an edge that can make a huge difference in the final product. The additional data from those extra 2 bits provides smoother tonal gradations, greater detail in both highlights and shadows, and a more pleasing and natural looking edge-to-edge rendering of every image. With an ISO ceiling of 12800, and all that refined processing behind it, Canon really hit the ball out of the park here!

The LCD appeared to be slightly larger that the one on the G12 as well, so I got out my trusty ruler. This new Vari-Angle LCD measures a sweet 3.0 inches. Now the difference between this and the G12’s 2.8-inch screen might seem trivial, but in practical use it’s a pretty significant change that you have to see for yourself. The screen swivels and rotates, and it also tilts up/down. This means you can pull off hail-Marys or worm's-eye shots with ease, not to mention the inevitable self portrait. 

Gaining a huge pixel-count bump, the G1 X’s LCD boasts a whopping 922,000 pixels. Having written such praise, I have to admit that I prefer to use an optical finder. Well, guess what? The G1 X has one! And while I prefer composing through a finder over on an LCD, having both is pretty sweet. Plus, the optical finder zooms in/out along with the lens, so what you see is in fact what you get!

Navigating through the menus, while reading some of the official literature on hand, I found that there’s a wealth of shooting modes that span the steps from fully automatic to fully manual. The G1 X has a brain, and it’s one smart camera too! It can recognize 32 shooting situations and it automatically optimizes the in-camera settings for the highest quality images possible. Being somewhat on the move most of the time, this is a huge bonus. But wait—there’s more! I can still put my foot down and tell the camera what I want it to do, which is another huge plus. Sometimes it's good to blow out a highlight or to bury distractions in a shadow.

You know what else I really like about this brand new powerhouse from Canon? The full-res high-speed burst that delivers 6 fps. Let's not forget that regular continuous shooting is pretty speedy also, at 4 fps. Capturing fast-breaking action with a point-and-shoot? Definitely!

Video. Ah,video. Yes, there’s plenty of video capability to be found in the G1 X also. Most of the time I think in still-image mode, but for those YouTube moments, the G1 X can record Full HD movies in stunning 1080p at 24 fps, or 720p at 30 fps; both with stereo sound. There’s a new, and very conveniently placed, button on the back of the camera—a dedicated movie button that enables you to instantly shoot movies without having to set anything else. Just press to start recording. Brilliant!

Late-breaking news! There’s an electronic wind filter, and you can rack the lens across the entire zoom range when you’re shooting a video! Awesome!

Now, on to the lens: the integral 4x f/2.8 optic starts at the wide end at 28mm (35mm equivalent) and it’ll reach all the way out to a spectacular 112mm (also 35mm equivalent). For me, this is a perfect range; wide enough for dramatic breadth and scope, long enough for intimate portraits or compressing perspective.  By incorporating Canon’s UA lens technology, lens aberration is suppressed and image quality is constant across the entire zoom range. Zooming the lens is smooth and predictable; there were no fast spots, or any of that jerky hesitation that drives photographers crazy. Moving from wide to tele went quickly, and the motor hummed effortlessly and without distraction.

For those moments when additional stability is needed, Canon’s newest version of its legendary Optical Image Stabilization—Intelligent IS—saves the day.  It analyzes the camera’s movement and it then applies the best shake correction for the situation. There are several modes to select, depending on whether you’re shooting stills or video.   

Like its predecessor, the G1 X is also compatible with the range of Speedlite flashes, making every shooting experience one you can tailor to your own needs. You’ll be happy to know that the optical viewfinder, the dual top dials, front dial, diopter adjustment, hot shoe and the myriad shooting modes and photo effects didn’t go anywhere either. With nothing lacking and much gained, the G1 X is definitely a camera that’s an improvement over what was already great! Whether you’re a PowerShot devotee, or new to the series, the G1 X has much to offer you—pro, amateur, or anywhere in-between. So, hats off to Canon, and enjoy all the new technology that's packed into this little beauty.

Resolution Effective: 14.3 Megapixel, Actual Pixels: 15.0 Megapixel
Sensor 1.5" CMOS
File Formats Still Images: JPEG, RAW - Movies: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, MOV - Audio: Linear PCM
Max Resolution 14.3MP: x
Aspect Ratio 1:1, 3:2, 4:3, 4:5, 16:9
Image Stabilization Optical
Lens EFL: 15.1-60.4mm (35mm equivalent: 28-112mm) Aperture: f/2.8 (W) - 5.8 (T)
Zoom Optical: 4x - Digital: 4x
Focus Range Normal: 1.3' (0.40 m) - Infinity, Normal: 4.3' (1.31 m) - Infinity, Auto: 7.9" (20.07 cm) - Infinity, Auto: 2.8' (0.85 m) - Infinity, Macro: 7.9" (20.07 cm) - 2.3' (0.70 m), Macro: 2.8' (0.85 m) - 5.2' (1.58 m)
ISO Sensitivity Auto, 100-12800
Shutter 60 - 1/4000 sec
Exposure Metering Center-weighted, Evaluative, Spot
Exposure Modes Modes: AE Lock
  Compensation: -3EV to +3EV (in 1/3EV steps)
White Balance Modes Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Tungsten, Underwater 2 
Self Timer 10 Seconds, 2 Seconds
Built-in Flash Yes: Auto, Flash On, Off, Slow Sync
Effective Flash Range 1.6 - 23' (0.49 - 7.01 m)
External Flash Connection Hot Shoe
Memory Card Type SD, SDHC, SDXC
Video Recording Yes
Audio Recording With Video
Viewfinder Type Optical
Screen 3.02" LCD (922000 pixels)
Connectivity AV Output, HDMI C (Mini), USB 2.0
Operating/Storage Temperature Operating - 32 to 104 °F (0 to 40 °C), Humidity: 10 - 90%
Battery NB-10L Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack
AC Power Adapter CA-PS700 (Optional)
Dimensions (WxHxD) 4.6 x 3.2 x 2.5" / 116.84 x 81.28 x 63.50 mm
Weight 17.3 oz / 0.49 kg


Can anyone tell me if the ISO is limited at longer shutter speeds the way it is with other G series cameras?

Wow!! This is great.. I'm now really totally in love with Powershot Canon G1x camera
Thanks for the Review!
Totally Amazing

When do you expect to have the camera in hand?


Canon USA has encouraged its dealers to accept advance orders so as the camera becomes available, these orders will be filled before the camrea is made available to our inventory. Its hard to say when the camera will be in house and shows "In Stock".  We will post any updated availability we learn on our web site.

I pre-ordered the camera from you some time ago.  I was wondering when mine will ship.  I can order the camera from Crutchfield as they have it in stock.  I would rather get it from you.

 Also do you have any idea when the canon 250d filter will become available again?



I too was really disappointed that there's no mention of the shutter-lag problem.  I own a G10 [for 3 years now] - and love it!  However, the most notable down-side is the shutter-lag, esp. when taking indoor pics.  (And, it caught my attention that many of you also are concerned about this short-coming, given the comments in response to this review.)   I would have hoped that if the "actual" measurement wasn't know, was there at least a "sense" that this problem has been addressed and eliminated in this new G-series product?  (To me, it's the most critical decision as to whether I purchase the G1 X.)  I know B&H keeps saying that they only had this for a short time - but, the shutter-lag problem is huge for a lot of potential buyers and should have jumped out to the reviewer IF the problem was still there or is significantly better.  Now, some of us will have sit and wait [until we get our answer somewhere] BEFORE committing to buying this or pre-ordering it.)  Outside of this... thanks for the review of this camera.

- Paul

To get the best from this camera in terms of speed. 

What would be the best memory card type & speed to use?

I want to get the max from the camera but think 600X cards would be over kill.

I am a father of two young children and by no means a professional photographer. I am considering the folllowing 1) T2i , 2) T3i and 3) now the G1x. Speed is important to me to catch the family in action. What are the thoughts between these choices to meet my situation?


One the biggest factors affecting a cameras performance speed is the type of auto focusing system it uses. P/S's like the G1x use Contrast Detection which is slow and cannot handle effectively moving action.  SLR's like the Rebels you mentioned use a much faster process called Phase Detection which is cabable of focusing on a moving subject.


canon remove remote camera controle using PC software on G11 and G12 but leave this functionnality on all canon EOS including the cheapest

this G1x is a powershoot ... but with same sensor as a EOS

is it possible to remote controle the G1x from a computer (PC / LINUX / MAC)


The PC control on the G series cameras was a great feature, but we do not see Canon adding it back to the the G1-X.

I am in a quandry between this fine camera, I am a Canon shooter, and the Lumix GX1 with it.s array of interchangable lenses. in particular the 40/1.7.

I am a rough shooter and have scratched my G9 lens renderigthe camera unusable.  Changing lenses would be sweet.



What to the scratches on your G9 lens look like? Are they short, generally centered and aligned with the  direction of the lens cover retracting? I had this problem with both a G10 and G11 and both times Canon replaced the lens with no questions asked. FYI Mark

I have the same problem with my G11, could you share who you contacted and how I go about getting similar replacement for my camera.

I too have a Canon G 11. I've had the lens replaced twice for $150.00 plus. Now again for a third time it has scratches. This seems to be a problem others are suffering from. Who at Canon can address this issue? Thanks Larry

I have a Panasonic GF1 and find the manual focus really useful for macro shots when the autofocus tends to focus on the wrong part of tthe image (or the background rather than the leaves). Do you know if the G1X has a manual focus option? 

It would be too much to hope that it automatically zooms the centre of the image to check focus when in manual focus mode....

The camera does have a manual focus feature to it. It is not done via the lens such as with an SLR lens, but rather via a dial on the camera and a menu on the LCD screen. 

Basically you would select a distance range and a magnified view of the area you are focusing on will appear on the LCD screen so that you can better see what is being focused upon.  Once you set it to the position your happy with you may depress the shutter button half way down to fine tune the focus.

Anybody know the coverage of the optical viewfinder? 



The camera has an optical tunnel viewfinder.  The viewfinder is correlated - so when you zoom in and out the view changes accordingly with the lens, however what you are seeing in the viewfinder is not displaying 100% exactly what is captured through the lens.

Canon does not indicate a percentage of difference between the viewfinder and composing on the LCD screen (image on the LCD screen is 100% of what the lens captures). Its worth noting you would likekly never notice any differecnces in what you saw in the optical viewfinder versus what the camera would capture. The only time it may become an issue is if you were taking close-up macro shots and trying to use the optical viewfinder.  That would be a situation where using the LCD would be key.

The camera has an optical tunnel viewfinder.  The viewfinder is correlated - so when you zoom in and out the view changes accordingly with the lens, however what you are seeing in the viewfinder is not displaying 100% exactly what is captured through the lens. Canon does not indicate a percentage of difference between the viewfinder and composing on the LCD screen (image on the LCD screen is 100% of what the lens captures). Its worth noting you would likely never notice any differences in what you saw in the optical viewfinder versus what the camera would capture. The only time it may become an issue is if you were taking close-up macro shots and trying to use the optical viewfinder.  That would be a situation where using the LCD would be key.

How much video can be recorded?  Maximum video file? ect.

Regarding the viewfinder coverage question:  the Canon's user guide for the G10 says (page 43) "the viewfinder has a field of vision of approximately 77% of the actual shooting image." I assume this is an area measurement, meaning that the amount of coverage in each dimension (horizontal, vertical) would be about 88%. (Since .88 X .88 = .77.) For comparison, Fuji says the viewfinder in the X10 camera provides about 85% coverage (or 92% in each dimension).

Anyhow, I find the optical viewfinder coverage in the G10 to be better than nothing, but just barely. The optical VF in the X10 is much better (more coverage and easier to see through as well).  I have not yet seen a downloadable user guide from Canon for the G1X where the viewfinder coverage for the new G1X will hopefully be specified. I good guess would be that it is similar to that of the G10/G11/G12.

I didn't see a user guide on Canon's website but under Specifications for this camera it says this- Optical Viewfinder Real-image zoom viewfinder That seems like it might be 100% or something close. We'll see.

A User Guide for the G1X has been posted to the Canon UK web site. The link is

According to the User Guide, optical viewfinder coverage in the G1X is 77%, as was the case with the G10/G11/G12 models. The guide also says "the area visible in the optical viewfinder may differ slightly from the image area in your shots." Slightly is an understatement. (And if you are not shooting with a 4:3 aspect ratio, the dimensions of what you see in the viewfinder will not be quite the same as what you are shooting either.) In my opinion the severely cropped image you get with such a viewfinder is practically useless for photo composition, especially for applications such as landscape, though I suppose it at least allows you to see what you are pointing the camera at.

The above direct link to the User Guide on the Canon UK site doesn't seem to work any more. Here is a link to the page where you can download the User Guide:

I think the G1x would be a great camera at $499. But it is way too little, way too late, and given its price point, I think it will not be a success for Canon unless the IQ is far better than I expect it to be. Worse, I think it is another example of how Canon has competely lost their way in the market.

For $899, assuming you don't want to carry a full size DSLR, you are firmly in mirrorlesss DSLR territory. This camera cannot compete with a mirrorless DSLR with it big (enough) sensor, interchangeable lens, great IQ, and parallax-free viewfinder; or no viewfinder at all if you want minimum size. Check the DxoMark ratings, you will find the 4/3 system and Sony Nex sensors are quite good even when compared to Canon's low and mid range (ie 60D) APS DSLRs - and there is no way Canon will cannibalize their DSLR market by putting better IQ in the G1x than they have in a 60D. Even the new Nikons test fairly well (web blabber notwithstanding) if you are willing to give up a stop of low light performance due to the smaller sensor. And those small sensors allow a tiny camera - with the 30mm (equiv) lens the J1 is smaller than a lot of compacts, anf even with the 30-90 zoom lens the V1 will fit in a jacket pocket. And once Panasonic gets the IS firmware right, the new 14-42PZ collapsible pancake lens (28-84mm equiv) on a DMC-GF3, with 24/30/60 FPS 1080p, is going to blow the G1x out of the water.

I see this camera as a designed-by-committee knee jerk reaction by Canon in an attempt to stop the onslaught of mirrorless systems from eating further into its market share - of not just high end compacts, but of DSLRs as well.

Canon has gone this route before. They were very late to the game with HD video in their compacts, not for any techinical reason, but because it would have eaten into their low end camcorder sales. Until last year the best they offered on most of their compacts was 640x480 with an ancient MJPEG compressor, while the competition went to 720p and then 1080p with H.264 AVCHD. That plan backfired and the low to midrange camcorder market still tumbled - so you would think they would have learned. Like it or not, mirrorless systems are here to stay. Canon can either make a camera cheap enough to be competitive, like the old G12, or take the leap the way Nikon just did, or they can sit back while their middle market evaporates. The mass market will always choose lighter-smaller-cheaper, even at the cost of some image quality. Sure, Fuji sell the X10, but they don't sell many of them.

Until then, I'm going to pass. If they keep this up they might even turn me into a Nikon guy :-)

The recent g cameras have a dial to change to iso which is really useful when playing with different shots.  I cant see one on this camera. Does anyone know how to change it quickly?


On the back of the camera, the thumb wheel has an ISO button that you press to adust the ISO via the LCD display.

I have bought and still use the G10 and G12, and I am happy for the one with 14 MPX.. I will def have one as soon as it is in store!

Take look freehand from Stough Canyon, Burbank


I just received my S100 from you yesterday as a backup and backpack option to my 5D, should I return/exchange it and get this little monster, or is it too large to be used for that?

Too bad it does not have a small  internal memory. Very useful to download and separate some files.

I own a G12 and love it for what it is. It affords a nice option in terms of manual adjustability and I can get get great quality 11X14 prints. It works well for one such as myself who is an amateur and loves photography as an art hobby. What I have longed for in the same size camera is a significanlty bigger sensor, more fstop options, and EVF such as found in the NEX-7 or less so in GH2. I get most of what I was looking for but still long for the EVF where I can get good manual focus and control information when the sun is glaring. For someonen not wanitng a big DSLR with big bulky lenses the G1X offers a lot. There are tradeoff's for everything and this is getting closer to my particular niche. Still, something like the NEX-7, although wonderful in so many respects, is still way to big and bulky for someeone wanting to avoid lens changing and likes a verstatile zoom range. For now, the G1X will work well for me.

no 1080p 25fps? I'm out!

What is the minimum/smallest f-stop of this lens?

The minimum f-stop on the Canon Powershot G1X is f/16.

I am going to be buying a P&S for an upcoming trip when I don't want to lug my backpack full of gear around with my SLR, and the other day I was browsing and noticed an ad for the Fuji Finepix F770 EXR.

After comparing this new Canon and the Fuji, I am torn. I love the idea of a nice rugged Canon, and I know the optical quality of Canon, but for an extra $400 is it worth the massive sacrifice to camera features to get it? The Fuji is packed with features and specs that I am looking for - plus it shoots RAW, which is a big plus. The focal length is amazing and its image stabilization and advanced anti-blur technologies make it look very attractive.

But I've never shot Fuji before, so I'm not sure if they are any good. I just can't see the extra $400 being worth it.

can the lens zoom while doing the video? Because for G12 once in video mode its zoom is fixed.

Canon lists under the Features tab on the Canon Powershot G1X webpage that, unlike less sophisticated point-and-shoot cameras, the PowerShot G1 X lets you use the full range of optical zoom when you're shooting a video.

Dear BH

Looks very interesting. Does the G1x, like the old G cameras, allow for automatically taking a shot eg. every 60 seconds during some hours or a night. Would be fine for time lapses etc. ?

I am sorry I do not know the name of this setting.

Best regards


While full details cannot be fully gleaned from the Specifications alone, Canon does list under "Self Timer" under Shooting Specifications on the Canon Powershot G1X webpage that there is a Custom setting under the Self Timer setting.  This is followed by an asterick and the following:

* Delay time (0 - 15 sec. (in one-second increments), 20/25/30 sec.) and number of shots (1-10 shots (in one-shot increments)) can be specified.

While I cannot be certain until more information is released about the camera or until we have the camera in-hand for testing, this appears to denote that you would be able to have interval timer capabilities under the Self Timer allowing for up to 10 shots at delayed intervals.  We will either have to wait for the camera or the instruction manual to be released for full explanation on this feature.

What is the AF speed and tracking like?

Unfortunately, as the camera has just been announced recently and we had limited time to work with the camera, we do not currently have all the necessary information.

We will post them as soon as we get more info.

Any word on expected availability?  Canon seems to imply February 2012.

Comments: Larger sensor is just what Canon's G-series needed!

However....  my old G10 has a 5x zoom f2.8-4.5.  New G1X has a 4x zoom f2.8-5.8, pretty dim at the telephoto end despite shorter zoom range.  It's disappointing to gain a better sensor, yet lose lens speed.  I'd prefer a faster lens like the original G1 (3x zoom, f2.0-2.5).

Also, note that G1X battery life (250 pictures) is a lot shorter than the G10 battery life (400 pictures), so a spare may be advisable.

My progression: G1 -> G10 -> probably G1X

You lose the lens speed and the zoom range BECAUSE of the larger sensor, which requires a larger lens for the same equivalent field-of-view. Consider that a DSLR lens of the same range probably will be even slower at the wide end (f3.5 vs 2.8).

A spare battery is always advisable, as is a spare card. I shoot a few pictures at horse shows. (In 2011, I took only 66,150 photos at horse shows; I'm not a pro.) At nearly every show, I have run into someone who is frantically trying to delete stuff from their card so that they can take more photos and videos. (I'll loan a SD card to those I know well.) Often, someone gets upset because the camera's battery is dead. (I've also loaned batteries, though that's more problematic than SD cards.) Never go to any event where you want to be sure to get photos and videos without both a spare (charged!) battery and a spare (empty!) card. (Obviously, I carry a lot more--usualy 40-80 GB in CF for the 50D & 30D and 24-40 GB for the G9 I mount on the 50D to take videos along with photos, plus 2 extra sets of batteries with me, with more in the car.)

I have a few questions:

1. Does the lens retract completely back into the camera, safely covered/protected (Someone mentioned a lens cap)?

2. Does it have a manual zoom and/or focus ring?

3. Is it small enough to fit in a shirt pocket like the S90 and S95?

4. Does its surface feel "slip-free" and are there decent "grips" on the front and back to hold it firmly while shooting with one hand if necessary?

5. Is the pop-up flash placed where it won't interfere with your left hand fingers when holding it with both hands?

I like the idea of its larger sensor, tilt screen, viewfinder (unless it's only 77% as someone stated), and ability to give you decent bokeh in your images. Sure, I'd prefer 24 on the wide end and maybe a  200 zoom, etc., but at least on paper it sounds like a great compact cam.

"You lose the lens speed and the zoom range BECAUSE of the larger sensor, which requires a larger lens for the same equivalent field-of-view."

Why not have a slightly larger lens?  It's a design choice.

Anyway, it is what it is, but it could have been a bit faster zoom, e.g. not much slower than the G12 with f4.5 at the telephoto end.  That's about a full stop faster.

Canon's original G1 was f2.5 at the telphoto end -- faster by 2.5 stops.  In other words, you need at least ISO 2000 with the G1X where ISO 400 would do with the original G1 (which Canon built over a decade ago).  Hmmm....

I am a little sad at this announcement as I have the G12. I would have loved for that to be close to an APS-C Sensor. I think I will wait for a G2X or G3X at this stage as its such an expensive camera I couldn't update so quickly. The G12 is a lovely camera but I was always disappointed with image quality. It didn't compare at all to an APS-C sensor. It is good but not good enough. I love the minature mode but would like the quality to be better. $899 is a huge price for the new G1X , it would have to really be very good to justify that. You'd have a iPhone for much less than that (Which has much lower quality but is quite fun to use with all the different iPhone Apps available. I know video is not the most important thing but I would love 60FPS or 120FPS on a G1X even at a lower quality than full HD. Only Casio seem to do this in the past but super slow motion is visually great.

I'm not sure this is addressed here, or even needs to be, but is there a delay on the shutter like on a lot of p/s?  I have DSLRs, and this looks really good.



Unfortunately, as the camera has just been announced recently and we had limited time to work with the camera, we do not currently have shutter lag measurements.

We will post them as soon as we get more info.

Does anyone have an idea what the adjustment ring on the lens barrel does?  It would be brilliant if it provides the manual zoom like the Fujifilm x10 does.  The motorized zoom mechanism of the G-series doesn't work to well for me although it is industry standard...


It does have texturing like a focusing or zooming ring but is only a removeable cover that hides a bayonet mount, to which the Canon's macro flash light system is attached.

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