Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II

Announced Feb 12, 2014 •
13 megapixels | 3 screen | 24 – 120 mm (5×)
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Product description
Announced Feb 12, 2014

Manufacturer description: Boasting a sensor that is 4.5x larger than a 1/1.7" sensor found in professional level point-and-shoot cameras, the PowerShot G1 X Mark II camera can produce high-quality images with a wide dynamic range. The G1 X II improves upon its predecessor in many ways. It's smaller, features a faster 24-120mm F2.0-3.9 lens (with closer focusing distances), a 31-point AF system, dual lens rings, a touchscreen LCD that can tilt upward by 180°, and Wi-Fi with NFC. While its 1.5"-type is a bit smaller than on the original, the G1 X II can shoot at 3:2 or 4:3 with the same field-of-view. The catch? No more optical viewfinder (though an EVF is optional).

Quick specs
Body type Large sensor compact
Max resolution 4160 x 3120
Effective pixels 13 megapixels
Sensor size 1.5″ (18.7 x 14 mm)
Sensor type CMOS
ISO Auto, 100-12800
Focal length (equiv.) 24–120 mm
Optical zoom 5×
Articulated LCD Tilting
Screen size 3
Screen dots 1,040,000
Min shutter speed 60 sec
Max shutter speed 1/4000 sec
Format MPEG-4, H.264
Storage types SD/SDHC/SDXC
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Weight (inc. batteries) 553 g (1.22 lb / 19.51 oz)
Dimensions 116 x 74 x 66 mm (4.57 x 2.91 x 2.6)
GPS None

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Our review

The PowerShot G1 X Mark II is an enthusiast compact whose fast lens and large sensor allow it to produce impressive photos in both bright and low light. Its well-built body offers three dials, and numerous controls can be customized. That said, there are numerous improvements that could be made, especially in terms of dynamic range and responsiveness.

Good for: Those desiring a flexible compact camera that's even good for portrait photography.

Not so good for: Photographers who demand wide dynamic range. Auto/Program mode shooters. Videographers.

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