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New Canon PowerShot G1 X Compact Camera

New Canon PowerShot G1 X Compact Camera - Canon add a revolutionary new compact to their camera range.

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Canon PowerShot G1 X in Compact Cameras

PowerShot G1 X

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.

Canon PowerShot G1 X

Key Features:

  • 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.

Canon PowerShot G1 X

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.

Visit Canon for more information.

Canon PowerShot G1 X Specifications

Max Aperturef/2.8 - f/5.8
35mm equivalent28mm - 112mm
Optical Zoom4x
Image Sensor
Pixels14.3Mp (Megapixels)
Pixels (W)4352
Pixels (H)3264
Sensor TypeCMOS
Sensor Size1.5 inch
Sensor Size (width)18.7mm
Sensor Size (height)14mm
Aspect Ratio
  • 4:3
  • 3:2
  • 16:9
  • 1:1
  • 4:5
LCD Monitor
LCD Monitor3in
Screen resolution920,000
Touch ScreenNo
Min Focus20cm
Focusing modes
  • Autofocus
  • Spot
  • Face Detection
  • AF Tracking
Exposure Control
Shutter speeds shortest1/4000sec
Shutter speeds longest60sec
Bulb modeNo Data
Exp modes
  • Program
  • Aperture-Priority
  • Shutter-Priority
  • Manual
  • Scene modes
  • A
  • Centre-weighted - Average
  • Spot
ISO sensitivity100 - 12800
White balance
  • Auto
  • Manual
  • Outdoors/Daylight
  • Cloudy
  • Incandescent
  • Fluorescent
  • Flash
  • Underwater
Exposure Comp+/-3
Shooting Options
Continuous shooting1.9fps
Movie modeYes
Video Resolution
  • 1920x1080 FullHD
  • 1280x720 HD 720p
  • 320x240 QVGA
Video FPS24
Stereo SoundYes
Optical Zoom with VideoYes
Other Features
Image StabilisationYes
Card Type
  • SD
  • SDHC
  • SDXC
File Type
  • RAW
  • JPG
  • RAW + JPG
Power Source
Battery TypeRechargeable Li-ion Battery NB-10L
Battery Life (CIPA rating)250shots
Box Contents
Box ContentsDigital Camera, Neck Strap, Battery Charger, Battery Pack, Interface Cable (USB), Software (CD-ROM), Quick Start Guide

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woodrow 11 153 Scotland
9 Jan 2012 6:38PM
impressive......dust sealing?

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ahollowa 14 1.1k England
9 Jan 2012 7:02PM
su671 8 33 United Kingdom
9 Jan 2012 9:45PM
own a G12, I LOVE IT, but if i had a spare 700 would i buy the G1 X????? Probably lol, thats whay they bring these new cameras out, to intise us,, I will not take any better photos,, but i will have a nice new shinny camera lo,, there again, last week i wanted a Fuji X100.

we should stop looking at cameras and get out and take more photos with the cameras we have

BUT WE WONT!!!!!!!!

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