Join ePHOTOzine, the friendliest photography community.
Upload photos, chat with photographers, win prizes and much more for free!
Canon Powershot G1 X
The Canon Powershot G1 X features a 14.3 megapixel APS-C sized sensor, full manual controls, a wide angle 4x optical zoom lens with optical image stabilisation, optical viewfinder and will be available from February for £699 including VAT.
Canon Powershot G1 X Grip
- Large 14.3 MP CMOS, DIGIC 5, HS System
- Compact 4x zoom 28-112mm; 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
- Available from late February, priced at £699/€799 RRP incl. VAT
Canon Powershot G1 X Swivel Screen, lens at full optical zoom
Handling: The Canon Powershot G1 X features a large chunky hand grip at the front with a large thumb grip at the rear. The lens has a removable conversation lens ring and is quite large.
Canon Powershot G1 X Back
Menus: The menus are very typically Canon menus and that's a good thing, as they're easy to use, well laid out with clear text and helpful text that explains each setting and menu item. The menus will be instantly familiar to anyone who's used a Canon camera before.
Canon Powershot G1 X Top
Buttons: The buttons and controls are very similar to the Canon Powershot G12 with a top mode dial and underneath the exposure compensation dial. A front command wheel allows setttings to be changed quickly and on the back are a number of customisable buttons.
Canon Powershot G1 X Bottom
Battery / Speed: Switch on time seemed reasonable and under our brief time with the camera, we found the camera responsive enough, however it didn't particularly stand out as super fast. When we got one to review we will post full details.Battery life seems reasonable at 250shot but it would have been nice if there was a way of enahnching the battery life.
Canon Powershot G1 X
As the camera tested was pre-production we are unable to show sample photos, however we will update as and when we can and will a large sensor high ISO performance is expected to be good.
Value For MoneyPriced at £699 the camera is aimed at the enthusiast and is a similar price to some of the higher end Micro Four Thirds or APS-C mirrorless cameras such as the Olympus PEN E-P3, Sony NEX-5N, Samsung NX200 or Fujifilm X-Pro1.
Come back for more CES 2012 coverage, here.
Canon PowerShot G1 X Specifications
|Max Aperture||f/2.8 - f/5.8|
|35mm equivalent||28mm - 112mm|
|CCD pixels||14.3Mp (Megapixels)|
|Sensor Size||1.5 inch|
|Sensor Size (width)||18.7mm|
|Sensor Size (height)||14mm|
|Shutter speeds shortest||1/4000sec|
|Shutter speeds longest||60sec|
|ISO sensitivity||100 - 12800|
|Optical Zoom with Video||Yes|
|Battery Type||Rechargeable Li-ion Battery NB-10L|
|Box Contents||Digital Camera, Neck Strap, Battery Charger, Battery Pack, Interface Cable (USB), Software (CD-ROM), Quick Start Guide|