Canon Powershot G1 X

The Canon Powershot G1 X is the flagship model in the Canon digital camera range. It is packed with features that you usually find on a Digital SLR and is used by many professional photographers as a second camera.

Starting off with the more basic features the Powershot G1 X has 14 megapixels and a 4x wide angle lens. The CMOS sensor is six times as large as previous models in the Canon G series. This should result in improved image quality.

The maximum lens aperture is f/2.8 and the focal length of the lens is equivalent to 28 – 112mm in 35mm format. For composing images there is a 3 inch LCD screen that you can pull away from the body of the camera and twist round to find a more comfortable shooting angle. In addition there is an optical viewfinder.

The Powershot G1 X has manual exposure controls (Fully Manual, Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority), plus two custom settings. For high speed shooting there is a burst mode that can fire off full resolution photos at a rate of 4.5 frames per second for 6 images. Canon have added a High Dynamic Range setting for bringing out extra detail in high contrast scenes. Your images can be stored in RAW format for later post processing. If you have a photo opportunity that requires slower shutter speeds you can activate a built in ND filter.

Canon have equipped the Powershot G1 X with a High Definition movie mode. Stereo sound can be recorded to go with your movies. Image stabilisation works for both still images and movie clips.

The size of the Powershot G1 X is noticeably larger than previous models in this series. The body is made out of metal with a stainless steel chassis.

Canon Powershot G1 X

Camera Type: Advanced Compact

14 Megapixels

4x Zoom

Dimensions: 116.7 x 80.5 x 64.7mm

Weight: 534g

Memory Card: SD, SDHC, SDXC

Canon Powershot G1 X Details

Camera Type:

Advanced Compact





LCD Screen:


Memory Cards:


Aspect Ratios:

4:3, 16:9, 3:2, 1:1, 4:5

File Formats:


Focal Length Equivalent:

28 – 112 mm

Shutter Speed:

60 to 1/4000 seconds


f/2.8 - f/5.8


AUTO, 100, 125, 160, 200, 250, 320, 400, 500, 640, 800, 1000, 1250, 1600, 2000, 2500, 3200, 4000, 5000, 6400, 8000, 10000, 12800

White Balance Settings:

Auto (including Face Detection WB), Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Flash, Underwater, Custom 1, Custom 2. Multi-area WB correction available in Smart Auto

Exposure Compensation:

-2EV to +2EV (in 1/3EV steps)



Flash Modes:

Auto, Manual Flash On / Off

Flash Range:



Multi-pattern, centre weighted, spot

Shooting Modes:

Portrait, Landscape, Kids & Pets, Sports, Smart Shutter(Smile, Wink Self-Timer, FaceSelf-Timer), High-speed Burst HQ, Handheld Night Scene, Beach, Underwater, Foliage, Snow, Fireworks, Stitch Assist, Creative Filter (High Dynamic Range, Nostalgic, Fish-eye Effect, Miniature Effect, Toy Camera Effect, Monochrome, Super Vivid, Poster Effect, Color Accent, Color Swap)

Maximum Movie Resolution:

1920 x 1080

Max Movie Frames Per Sec:

24 fps

Maximum Movie Duration:

4 GB or 29 minutes

Macro Focus:



Fully Manual, Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority

Image Stabilisation


Lens Converters


Self Timer

10 seconds or 2 seconds

Video Out (TV Playback)


Computer Connection



Lithium-ion Rechargeable


116.7 x 80.5 x 64.7mm



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Canon Powershot G1 X Specification

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Canon Powershot G1 X Specification