Canon Powershot G1X Digital Compact Camera
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- Product Info
Canon Powershot G1X
- Large 14.3 MP CMOS, DIGIC 5, HS System
- Compact 4x zoom; Intelligent IS
- 7.5 cm (3.0”) vari-angle LCD; OVF
- Full Manual, RAW, DPP
- Full HD, HDMI
- High-speed Burst HQ
- Smart Auto
- Extensive accessories
- HDR mode and ND filter
- Optional 40m waterproof case
Large 14.3 MP Canon CMOS, DIGIC 5, HS System
The large CMOS sensor at 18.7 x 14.0 mm (4:3) has a similar height to a Canon DSLR APS-C sensor. When combined with the DIGIC 5 image processor it produces stunning DSLR-like image quality with high ISO up to 12800 for exceptional images even in the darkest of conditions. The large sensor also allows photographers to shoot with greater control over depth of field.
The latest-generation Canon DIGIC 5 Image Processor brings phenomenal increases in processing speed and power. Improved chip architecture and algorithms deliver greatly expanded functionality with further refinement in image quality. Improved noise reduction produces clearer images when shooting in low light at high ISO speeds. Enhanced i-Contrast performance adjusts differences between light and dark areas to achieve even more natural-looking results. The faster processing speed also results in faster continuous shooting capability. The DIGIC 5 Image Processor also makes possible a new, highly advanced automatic white balance system. Whereas conventional white balance makes an overall adjustment based on a single type of light source, the new Canon Multi-Area White Balance analyzes several areas of the image to determine whether different adjustments are needed, for example, for the main subject and the background.
Canon 1.5-inch, 14.3 Megapixel High-Sensitivity CMOS Sensor
Canon engineers developed a sensor for PowerShot G1 X digital camera that is nearly the size of an EOS DSLR camera's APS-C sized sensor, and built with a similar pixel structure - each pixel site is larger, allowing more light to be captured - giving the PowerShot G1 X a completely different level of image quality than compact cameras that have come before it. At 1.5 inches, the sensor is approximately 6.3 times larger than that of the PowerShot G12 digital camera. This heightened degree of sensitivity, along with 14.3 Megapixels, delivers several distinct advantages. Noise is dramatically reduced at high ISO speeds for clear low-light and nighttime shooting. Resolution at low ISO speeds is incredibly rich and precise. And, most atypically for a compact camera, the PowerShot G1 X digital camera allows you to create the intensely beautiful background blur that is the hallmark of DSLR cameras.
Canon HS SYSTEM
The Canon HS SYSTEM lets you take bright, clear photos in an even wider range of shooting situations. Beautiful low-light shots are possible with minimal noise and maximum detail in highlight and shadow areas. The system is the result of two technologies brought together in PowerShot cameras: a high-sensitivity imaging sensor, which is able to capture more light; and the DIGIC Image Processor, which actively reduces noise with high-speed image processing. The 14.3 Megapixel Canon CMOS sensor in the PowerShot G1 X incorporates advanced light reception technology that enhances sensitivity. The new DIGIC 5 Image Processor provides a major boost in noise reduction, expanding the usable range to an amazingly high ISO 12800. The HS SYSTEM thus lets you use higher shutter speeds to capture clearer images with reduced noise and blur.
Compact, precision 4x zoom lens; Intelligent IS
The compact 28mm wide-angle 4x optical zoom lens uses Canon’s precision technology and advanced lens expertise for sharp, high-resolution images. The Intelligent IS system selects the optimum optical Image Stabilizer mode from 7 options to reduce camera shake and blur.
The PowerShot G1 X digital camera is equipped with a newly designed 4x Wide-Angle Optical Zoom and 28mm lens (35mm equivalent: 28-112mm), built with the knowledge acquired over decades of Canon leadership in optical technology innovation. Canon engineers specifically designed this lens to take advantage of the PowerShot G1 X digital camera's exceptionally large sensor. Bright and fast, the f/2.8 lens captures a wealth of subtle detail, even indoors and in dark scenes, and easily covers a full range of shooting situations. It incorporates the latest in Canon UA lens technology, suppressing lens aberration for outstanding image quality throughout the entire zoom range. Images are richly expressive, from areas of highest resolution to beautifully artistic background blurs. The wide angle gives you more to work with in every shot, expanding your avenues for creative photography. Zooming is fast and precise, and 4x power takes you in for the close-up.
7.5 cm (3.0”) vari-angle LCD; OVF
A 920k dot PureColor II VA LCD gives a clear and detailed view of the subject and allows comfortable shooting from a range of angles. A metal body and stainless steel chassis along with an optical viewfinder lets photographers shoot confidently and in their own style.
With the PowerShot G1 X digital camera, difficult shooting angles won't stop you from getting the shot you want. The camera's big 3.0-inch Vari-Angle LCD screen swivels out and rotates, tilting up and down to give you access to the highest and lowest angles for shooting flexibility that greatly enhances your creative expression. You can also capture perfectly centered self-portraits or put yourself into group shots. The LCD screen's benefits don't end with mobility. A resolution of 922,000 dots gives you an unprecedented level of detail in the images you're composing. The high resolution level also makes it easy to read on-screen information when you're adjusting camera settings and accessing shot information. Full-spectrum color is true and natural. As befits a high-performance camera designed for advanced users, the PowerShot G1 X digital camera is equipped with an optical viewfinder as well. Shoot SLR-style with the real image optical zoom finder, and customize the viewfinder for your vision with dioptric adjustment.
Expert control with Full Manual and RAW
Take control with the dedicated exposure compensation dial, or the front and rear control dials that can be used to adjust shooting settings such as aperture, shutter speed, and white balance. A range of manual modes and 14-bit RAW files allow control over the final image with the option to post-process.
The PowerShot G1 X offers a host of shooting and recording modes ranging from fully automatic to fully manual. For the ultimate in creative control, the PowerShot G1 X allows you to record in 14-bit RAW + JPEG. 14-bit signal processing, just as in EOS series cameras, gives images notably rich detail and smooth gradation. Compared with 12-bit processing, 14-bit offers a 4x increase in RAW data, makes a visible impact, giving images rich detail in both highlights and shadows as well as smoother, more natural tonal gradation for outstanding image quality. RAW images can be edited to a photographer's exact specifications with bundled software for increased creative control. In addition, RAW and JPEG can be record simultaneously.
Full HD, HDMI
Use the dedicated movie record button to capture superb, Full HD 1080p movies at 24fps with optical zoom and stereo sound. Enjoy high quality playback on an HDTV via the HDMI port.
In addition to the HS SYSTEM, the combination of the advanced CMOS sensor and DIGIC 5 Image Processor in the PowerShot G1 X digital camera makes it possible to shoot crisp, clear high definition video. Imagine the fun and excitement of being able to shoot spectacular 1080p Full HD video with stereo sound that you can later watch on your HDTV or download to your computer to share with family and friends. In addition to being able to shoot Full HD 1080p video at 24* frames per second, the PowerShot G1 X digital camera can also shoot 720p HD video at 30** frames per second.
Dedicated Movie Button, Wind filter feature and Optical Zoom for easy video capture
It's never been easier to shoot videos with a PowerShot digital camera. The PowerShot G1 X has a dedicated movie button that lets you start and stop recording instantly. There is no need to go through layers of menus or operate switches or dials to switch to and from video recording mode. The camera is always ready to shoot stills or video whenever you want. The PowerShot G1 X also incorporates an electronic wind filter, which suppresses wind noise that can muffle or distort the sound. And 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.
HDTV Playback via HDMI with CEC Support
It's easy to enjoy and share the videos you shoot with the PowerShot G1 X. Simply connect its HDMI terminal to your HDTV using an HDMI cable. And because the PowerShot G1 X supports HDMI-CEC technology, you'll be able to control the playback of your images and videos on any CEC-enabled HDTV using the TV's remote control. (CEC - Consumer Electronic Control - is part of the HDMI specification, enabling components in a system to communicate with one another.)
With the PowerShot G1 X, you can also shoot video in the Apple iFrame format, which is a computer-friendly standard that speeds up importing and editing of videos. It keeps file sizes small, making it more convenient to upload or e-mail high-quality videos. The iFrame format enjoys native support in compatible Mac and Windows video applications, making it unnecessary to perform time-consuming and often quality-degrading conversions.
High-speed Burst HQ
Capture split second action at 4.5 fps in a 6-frame full resolution burst using High-speed Burst HQ mode.
Smart Auto, Multi-area WB
Smart Auto automatically selects camera settings from 32 scenes for optimum results. Multi-area White Balance compensates for multiple light sources in the same scene for natural images.
Compatible with a range of EOS System accessories including Canon Speedlites and 58mm filters by using the Lens Filter Adapter.
HDR mode and ND filter
High Dynamic Range mode takes multiple exposures of a scene, combining them in-camera to deliver rich detail in shadow and highlight areas. The built-in 3-stop ND filter lets you use longer shutter speeds or wider apertures in bright light.
Optional waterproof case
Shoot underwater down to depths of 40m.
- Tech Specs
IMAGE SENSOR Type 18.7 mm x 14.0 mm Canon high-sensitivity CMOS Effective Pixels Approx. 14.3M Aspect Ratio/Colour 4:3 Colour Filter Type Primary Colour
Type DIGIC 5 with iSAPS technology
Focal Length 15.1 - 60.4 mm (35 mm equivalent: 28 – 112 mm) Zoom Optical 4x. Digital Approx. 4x (with Digital Tele-Converter Approx. 1.5x or 1.9x and Safety Zoom¹) Combined Approx. 16x Maximum f/number f/2.8-f/5.8 Construction 11 elements in 10 groups (2 double-sided aspherical UA elements, 1 double-sided aspherical element) Image Stabilisation Yes (lens shift-type), 4-stop. Intelligent IS
Type TTL AF System/ Points AiAF (Face Detection / 9-point), 1-point AF (Any position is available, fixed centre or Face Select and Track) AF Modes Single, Continuous, Servo AF/AE¹, Tracking AF AF Point Selection Manual selection using FlexiZone AF/AE, Size (Normal, Small) AF Lock On/Off Selectable AF Assist Beam Yes Manual Focus Yes Focus Bracketing Yes Closest Focusing Distance 20 cm (W) from front of lens in macro
Metering modes Evaluative (linked to Face Detection AF frame), Centre-weighted average, Spot (centre or linked to Face Detection AF or FlexiZone AF frame) AE Lock Yes Exposure Compensation +/- 3 EV in 1/3 stop increments
Enhanced i-Contrast for automatic dynamic range correction
ND Filter (3 stop)
AEB 1/3 - 2 EV in 1/3 stop increments ISO sensitivity* AUTO, 100, 125, 160, 200, 250, 320, 400, 500, 640, 800, 1000, 1250, 1600, 2000, 2500, 3200, 4000, 5000, 6400, 8000, 10000, 12800
Speed 1 - 1/4000 sec. (factory default)
60 - 1/4000 sec. (total range – varies by shooting mode)
Type TTL 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
Viewfinder Real-image zoom, optical viewfinder Dioptre Correction Yes
Monitor Vari-angle 7.5 cm (3.0”) PureColor II VA (TFT), Approx. 920,000 dots Coverage Approx. 100% Brightness Adjustable to one of five levels. Quick-bright LCD
Modes Auto, Manual Flash On / Off Slow Sync Speed Yes.
1/2000 sec. (built-in flash)
1/250 sec. (external flash)
1/4000 sec. (external using high-speed synchro)
Red-Eye Reduction Yes Flash Exposure Compensation +/- 2 EV in 1/3 stop increments. Face Detection FE. Safety FE. Flash Exposure Lock Yes Manual Power Adjustment 3 levels with internal flash (up to 19 levels with external EX Speedlites 270EX and 430EX II. 22 levels with 580EX II¹) Second Curtain Synchronisation Yes Built-in Flash Range 50 cm - 7.0 m (W) / 1.0 m - 3.1 m (T) External Flash E-TTL with EX series Speedlites¹, Macro Twin Lite MT-24EX, Macro Ring Lite MR-14EX
Modes Smart Auto (32 scenes detected), Program AE, Shutter priority AE, Aperture priority AE, Manual, Custom (2 modes), SCN (Movie Digest, 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), Movie Modes in Movie Smart Auto (21 scenes detected), Standard, Program AE, Portrait, Landscape, Beach, Underwater, Foliage, Snow, Fireworks, Nostalgic, Fish-eye Effect, Miniature Effect, Monochrome, Super Vivid, Poster Effect, Color Accent, Color Swap, iFrame Movie Photo Effects My Colors (My Colors Off, Vivid, Neutral, Sepia, Black & White, Positive Film, Lighter Skin Tone, Darker Skin Tone, Vivid Blue, Vivid Green, Vivid Red, Custom Color) Drive modes Single, Continuous, Continuous with AF, Self-Timer Continuous Shooting Approx. 1.9 shots/sec., AF: Approx. 0.7 shots/sec., LV: Approx. 0.7 shots/sec. (until memory card becomes full) High-speed Burst HQ: Approx. 4.5 shots/sec., up to 6 shots¹²
RECORDING PIXELS / COMPRESSION
Image Size 4:3 - (L & RAW) 4352 x 3264, (M1) 3072 x 2304, (M2) 1600 x 1200, (S) 640 x 480
16:9 - (L) 4352 x 2248, (M1) 3072 x 1728, (M2) 1920 x 1080, (S) 640 x 360
3:2 - (L) 4352 x 2904, (M1) 3072 x 2048, (M2) 1600 x 1064, (S) 640 x 424
1:1 - (L) 3264 x 3264, (M1) 2304 x 2304, (M2) 1200 x 1200, (S) 480 x 480
4:5 - (L) 2608 x 3264, (M1) 1840 x 2304, (M2) 960 x 1200, (S) 384 x 480
Resize in playback (M2, S, XS)
*XS is half the length and width of S
Compression Fine, Normal Movies (Full HD) 1920 x 1080, 24 fps, (HD) 1280 x 720, 30 fps, (L) 640 x 480, 30 fps
Miniature Effect (HD, L) 6fps, 3fps, 1.5 fps
iFrame Movie (HD)
Movie Length (Full HD & HD) Up to 4 GB or 29 min. 59 sec.¹
(L and M) Up to 4 GB or 1 hour²
Still Image Type JPEG compression, (Exif 2.3 [Exif Print] compliant) / Design rule for Camera File system, RAW (14bit, Canon original RAW 2nd edition), Digital Print Order Format [DPOF] Version 1.1 compliant Movies MOV [H.264 + Linear PCM (stereo)]
Canon Printers Canon SELPHY Compact Photo Printers and Canon Inkjet Printers supporting PictBridge (ID Photo Print, Fixed Size Print and Movie Print supported on SELPHY CP & ES printers only) PictBridge Yes
Red-Eye Correction Yes, during shooting and playback My Camera / My Menu Start-up image and camera sounds customisation. Menu customisation My Category Image tagging feature Intelligent Orientation Sensor Yes Histogram Yes, live histogram Playback zoom Approx. 2x - 10x Self Timer Approx. 2 or 10 sec., Custom Menu Languages English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Simplified Chinese, Chinese (traditional), Japanese, Russian, Portuguese, Korean, Greek, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Thai, Arabic, Ukrainian, Romanian, Farsi, Hindi
Computer Hi-Speed USB (MTP, PTP) dedicated connector (Mini-B compatible) Other HDMI Mini Connector (HDMI-CEC compatible) A/V output (PAL/NTSC)
Type SD, SDHC, SDXC
SUPPORTED OPERATING SYSTEM
PC & Macintosh Windows 7 SP1/ Vista SP2/ XP SP3
Browsing & Printing ZoomBrowser EX / ImageBrowser Other CameraWindow, Movie Uploader for YouTube, PhotoStitch Image Manipulation Digital Photo Professional for RAW development
Batteries Rechargeable Li-ion Battery NB-10L (NB-10L battery and charger supplied) Battery life Approx. 250 shots¹
Approx. 420 min. playback
A/C Power Supply Optional, AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC80
Cases / Straps Soft Case SC-DC75, DCC-1800 Lenses Lens Hood LH-DC70
Filter Adapter FA-DC58C (Compatible with Canon 58mm Filters: Circular Polarizing PL-C B, Neutral Density Filter ND4X-L & ND8X-L, Protect, UV, Softmat No.1 & 2)
Waterproof / Weatherproof Case Waterproof Case (40m) WP-DC44
Waterproof Case Weight WW-DC1
Flash Canon Speedlites (including 220EX, 270EX, 270EX II, 320EX, 420EX, 430EX, 430EX II, 550EX, 580EX, 580EX II¹),
Macro Twin Lite MT-24EX, Macro Ring Lite MR-14EX (Both require Macro Light Adapter MLA-DC1),
Speedlite Transmitter ST-E2, Off-Camera Shoe Cord OC-E3, Bracket BKT-DC1, Speedlite Bracket SB-E2
Remote Controller/ Switch Remote Switch RS-60E3 Power Supply & Battery Chargers AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC80, Battery Charger CB-2LCE Other Canon HDMI Cable HTC-100
Operating Environment 0 - 40 °C, 10 - 90% humidity Dimensions (WxHxD) 116.7 x 80.5 x 64.7 mm Weight Approx. 534 g (including battery/batteries and memory card)
¹ Depending on the image size selected.
¹ Some settings limit availability.
Manual Power Adjustment
¹ Not all functions of the flash are supported.
¹ Not all functions of the flash are supported.
¹ Under conditions where the flash does not fire.
² Depending on memory card speed / capacity / compression setting.
¹ The following Speed Class memory cards are required for maximum record time: (HD) 1280 x 720 Speed Class 4 or above. (Full HD) 1920
² Depending on memory card speed / capacity / compression setting.
¹ Using the batteries and memory card format supplied with the camera (where included), except where indicated.
¹ Not all functions of the flash are supported.
- What's In The Box
- Canon Powershot G1X Camera
- Lithium-ion Battery Pack
- Battery Charger
- Lens Cap
- Neck Strap
- Digital Camera Solution CD-ROM
- USB Interface Cable
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