At A Glance

The Canon PowerShot G1 X takes the sharpest photos we've ever seen from a fixed-lens camera, and its image quality and video quality are outstanding overall. However, for $800, we expected better macro and burst-mode performance.

Manufacturer’s Description

Bright, fast and more creative than ever: advanced technologies come together for an exciting new camera that moves beyond anything the G-Series has seen before. The PowerShot G1 X digital camera will inspire advanced amateurs who have embraced the G-Series to explore new realms of photographic expression, and give pros an excellent camera that complements their creative demands. The new 1.5-inch High-Sensitivity CMOS sensor approaches an EOS DSLR's APS-C sized sensor, with a light-sensitive area that's approximately 6.3 times larger than that of the PowerShot G12 digital camera. The new 14.3 Megapixel sensor, combined with a new lens and DIGIC 5 Image Processor, creates the HS SYSTEM that delivers image quality previously impossible in a compact camera, with beautiful blur, lower noise, and extraordinary resolution in low-light shooting and can shoot at ISOs of up to 12800. The PowerShot G1 X also has 14-bit RAW capabilities for even greater creative control and Full HD Video recording. Manual settings and operability inherited from EOS cameras impart a high-level shooting experience, and open the door to new creative possibilities. Substantive luxury defines the design: a neatly clarified sculpture with a firm grip, huge Vari-angle LCD and optical viewfinder.

The Specs

Battery Information
Battery Size Supported Proprietary Battery Size
Battery Built-in No
Battery Included Yes
Battery Rechargeable Yes
Battery Life 700 Shot
Number of Batteries Supported 1
Interfaces/Ports
USB Yes
HDMI Yes
Display & Graphics
Screen Size 3.00 "
Effective Camera Resolution 14.3 Megapixels
Image Sensor Size 0.74" x 0.55"
Image Sensor Type CMOS
Exposure
Shortest Shutter Speed 1/4000 Second
Longest Shutter Speed 60 Second
Flash
Flash Modes Auto Flash, Flash OFF, Flash ON, Slow Sync, Red-eye Reduction, Flash Exposure Compensation, Rear Curtain Sync
General Information
Manufacturer Canon, Inc
Manufacturer Part Number 5249B001
UPC Code 013803143997
Brand Name Canon
Product Name PowerShot G1 X Compact Camera
Marketing Information

Bright, fast and more creative than ever: advanced technologies come together for an exciting new camera that moves beyond anything the G-Series has seen before. The PowerShot G1 X digital camera will inspire advanced amateurs who have embraced the G-Series to explore new realms of photographic expression, and give pros an excellent camera that complements their creative demands. The new 1.5-inch High-Sensitivity CMOS sensor approaches an EOS DSLR's APS-C sized sensor, with a light-sensitive area that's approximately 6.3 times larger than that of the PowerShot G12 digital camera. The new 14.3 Megapixel sensor, combined with a new lens and DIGIC 5 Image Processor, creates the HS SYSTEM that delivers image quality previously impossible in a compact camera, with beautiful blur, lower noise, and extraordinary resolution in low-light shooting and can shoot at ISOs of up to 12800. The PowerShot G1 X also has 14-bit RAW capabilities for even greater creative control and Full HD Video recording. Manual settings and operability inherited from EOS cameras impart a high-level shooting experience, and open the door to new creative possibilities. Substantive luxury defines the design: a neatly clarified sculpture with a firm grip, huge Vari-angle LCD and optical viewfinder.

Product Model G1 X
Product Type Compact Camera
Image
Maximum Image Resolution 4352 x 3264
Lens
Optical Zoom 4.0 x
Digital Zoom 4.0
Aperture Range f/2.8 to 5.8
Image Stabilization Optical, Electronic
Autofocus Points 9
Focus Modes Auto, Manual
Minimum Focus Distance 7.90
Memory
Memory Card Supported Secure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card, Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC), Eye-Fi Card
Miscellaneous
Package Contents
  • PowerShot G1 X Compact Camera
  • Battery Pack NB-10L
  • Battery Charger CB-2LC
  • USB Interface Cable IFC-400PCU
  • Lens Cap (with strap)
  • Neck Strap NS-DC9
  • Software CD-ROM
  • Warranty Card
Features Face Detection, Continuous Shooting Mode, Self-timer, Smart Capture, Smile Detection, Wink Detection, Orientation Sensor, External Flash Shoe, Live View, Blink Detection
Physical Characteristics
Height 3.2"
Width 4.6"
Depth 2.6"
Weight (Approximate) 17.28 oz
Video
Video Formats MOV, MPEG-4
Maximum Video Resolution 1920 x 1080
Maximum Frame Rate 30 fps
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Type Optical
Warranty
Limited Warranty 1 Year

Performance

Performance (New)
Exposure Superior
Color Very Good
Sharpness Superior
Distortion Superior
Video Quality Superior
Video Sound Quality Good

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