Canon aim to give compact users DSLR level image quality and control with their latest PowerShot camera thanks to a 14.3 megapixel APS-C sized sensor and full manual controls. The Canon Powershot G1 X features a wide angle 4x optical zoom lens with optical image stabilisation and will be available from February for £699 including VAT.
- 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
- Available from late February, priced at £699/€799 RRP incl. VAT
The Canon PowerShot GX 1 features a large CMOS sensor and this, combined with its DIGIC 5 processing power, a new precision Canon lens and extensive manual controls make put it straight to the top of Canon's G-series line-up.
It’s Canon’s first compact camera to feature a large, 4:3 aspect, 14.3 Megapixel CMOS sensor measuring 18.7mm x 14mm – similar in height to the APS-C sensors used within EOS DSLR models. Featuring the same pixel size and structure as the EOS 600D, and a surface area approximately 6.3 times larger than the sensor in the PowerShot G12, it provides DSLR image quality in a body small enough to carry anywhere.
Designed to be highly portable, the PowerShot G1 X features a 4x optical zoom lens with a range of 28mm – 112mm which retracts into a robust metal body, providing photographers with an unimposing camera that delivers high quality images and superior handling.
The lens features a 4-stop optical Image Stabilizer (IS), allowing photographers to shoot in darker conditions and use shutter speeds up to four stops slower than would be possible without IS. The optical Image Stabilizer is supported by Intelligent IS which analyses the focal length, focal distance and type of camera movement and applies the most appropriate Image Stabilizer mode from seven possible settings: Normal IS, Macro IS, Panning IS, Powered IS (in Movie mode only), Dynamic IS, Dynamic and Macro IS and Tripod Mode. The lens also includes an in-built 3-stop Neutral Density (ND) Filter.
On-chip noise reduction ensures images are clear, even at high ISO speeds (the camera has an ISO range of 100- 12800), while a 4-channel read-out provides high speed image capture – ensuring fast, responsive performance in all conditions.
You can shoot continuously at 1.9fps or capture bursts of six full-resolution shots at 4.5fps to freeze fast-moving action. The camera also captures Full HD (1080p) movies at 24fps, via a dedicated movie button. The 4x optical zoom can be used while filming, offering versatility, while stereo sound is also captured.
The 920k dot LCD is a large (3in), vari-angle screen and a newly-integrated manual pop-up flash provides the option to add additional light to a scene, and, using the hotshoe, external Canon Speedlite flashes can also be used.
A range of advanced shooting modes are provided to assist photographers in capturing challenging scenes and situations and various additional accessories including a waterproof case that can provide protection to a depth of 40m are available for the camera.
The PowerShot G1 X is available from late February, priced at £699/€799 RRP incl. VAT.
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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|
- Face Detection
- AF Tracking
|Shutter speeds shortest||1/4000sec|
|Shutter speeds longest||60sec|
- Scene modes
- Centre-weighted - Average
|ISO sensitivity||100 - 12800|
- 1280x720 720p
- 320x240 QVGA
|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|
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