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.
SD, SDHC, SDXC
4:3, 16:9, 3:2, 1:1, 4:5
Focal Length Equivalent:
28 – 112 mm
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
-2EV to +2EV (in 1/3EV steps)
Auto, Manual Flash On / Off
Multi-pattern, centre weighted, spot
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:
Maximum Movie Duration:
4 GB or 29 minutes
Fully Manual, Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority
10 seconds or 2 seconds
Video Out (TV Playback)
116.7 x 80.5 x 64.7mm
Specifications are subject to change without notice.
Canon Powershot G1 X Specification