The Pinnacle of PowerShot. - Bright, fast and more creative than ever: advanced technologies come together for an exciting new camera that moves beyond anything the G-Series has seen before. The PowerShot G1 X digital camera will inspire advanced amateurs who have embraced the G-Series to explore new realms of photographic expression, and give pros an excellent camera that complements their creative demands. The new 1.5-inch High-Sensitivity CMOS sensor approaches an EOS DSLR's APS-C sized sensor, with a light-sensitive area that's approximately 6.3 times larger than that of the PowerShot G12 digital camera. The new 14.3 Megapixel sensor, combined with a new lens and DIGIC 5 Image Processor, creates the HS SYSTEM that delivers image quality previously impossible in a compact camera, with beautiful blur, lower noise, and extraordinary resolution in low-light shooting and can shoot at ISOs of up to 12800. The PowerShot G1 X also has 14-bit RAW capabilities for even greater creative control and Full HD Video recording. Manual settings and operability inherited from EOS cameras impart a high-level shooting experience, and open the door to new creative possibilities. Substantive luxury defines the design: a neatly clarified sculpture with a firm grip, huge Vari-angle LCD and optical viewfinder.
Canon DIGIC 5 Image Processor - 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. Product Details:
- A newly developed Canon 1.5-inch, 14.3 Megapixel High-Sensitivity CMOS sensor combined with the DIGIC 5 Image Processor creates Canon's HS SYSTEM for outstanding low-light performance up to ISO 12800.
- Full range of shooting and recording modes including 14-bit RAW + JPEG, as found in Canon DSLR cameras for the ultimate creative control.
- Shoot beautiful 1080p Full HD video in stereo sound with a dedicated movie button; zoom while shooting and play back videos on an HDTV via the HDMI output.
- 4x Optical Zoom with Optical Image Stabilizer, plus a 28mm Wide-Angle Lens delivers exceptional image quality and allows you to capture more in your frame.
- Intelligent IS automatically chooses from six different modes to optimize image stabilization for the shooting condition.
- Bright 3.0-inch Vari-Angle PureColor System LCD with 922,000 dots for shooting at a variety of angles plus an optical viewfinder.
- High-Speed Burst HQ allows for continuous capture at a maximum of 6 frames while maintaining superb image.
- Compatible with Canon Speedlite flashes for additional creative lighting options.
- Mode Dial and Front Dial provide intuitive manual adjustment.
- High Dynamic Range scene mode combines multiple shots into one picture showing greater image detail.
Image Capture Device
Type - 14.3 Megapixels, 1.5-inch CMOS
Total Pixels - Approx. 15.0 Megapixels
Effective Pixels - Approx. 14.3 Megapixels
Focal Length - 15.1 (W) - 60.4mm (T) (35mm film equivalent: 28 (W) - 112mm (T)
Digital Zoom - 4x
Focusing Range -
-Normal: 1.3 ft. (40cm) - infinity (W), 4.3 ft. (1.3m) - infinity (T)
-Auto: 7.9 in. (20cm) - infinity (W), 2.8 ft. (85cm) - infinity (T)
-Macro: 7.9 in. - 2.3 ft. (20-70cm) (W), 2.8 ft. - 5.2 ft. (85cm - 1.6m) (T)
Autofocus System - TTL Autofocus
Optical Viewfinder - Real-image zoom viewfinder
LCD Monitor - 3.0-inch TFT color LCD (Vari-angle type with wide-viewing angle)
LCD Pixels - Approx. 922,000 dots
LCD Coverage - Approx. 100%
Aperture and Shutter
Maximum Aperture - f/2.8 (W)-f/5.8 (T)
Shutter Speed - 1-1/4000 sec. 60-1/4000 sec. (Total shutter speed range)
Sensitivity - Auto, ISO 100/125/160/200/250/320/400/500/640/800/1000/1250/1600/2000/2500/3200/ 4000/5000/6400/8000/10000/12800 (When in P mode)
Light Metering Method - Evaluative, Center-weighted average, Spot
Exposure Control Method - AE Lock (not available when shooting movies)
Exposure Compensation - +/-3 stops in 1/3-stop increments
White Balance Control - Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Flash, Underwater, Custom,
Built-in Flash - Auto, On, Slow Synchro, Off - Facial brightness is also evaluated in Face Detect
Flash Range - 1.6-23 ft. (W), 3.3-10.2 ft. (T) (50cm-7.0m (W), 1.0-3.1m (T)) - Image brightness may diminish depending on the shooting distance.
Recycling Time - 5.0 seconds or less (battery voltage: 7.4 V)
Flash Exposure Compensation - +/-2 stops in 1/3-stop increments
Shooting Modes - C1, C2, M, Av, Tv, P, Auto, SCN, Creative Filters, Movie
- Shooting movies is possible with the movie button Smart Auto also available for movies Movie Digest, Portrait, Landscape, Kids & Pets, Sports, Smart Shutter, High-Speed Burst HQ, Handheld Night Scene, Beach, Underwater, Foliage, Snow, Fireworks, Stitch Assist, High Dynamic Range, Nostalgic, Fish-eye Effect, Miniature Effect, Toy Camera Effect, Monochrome, Super Vivid, Poster Effect, Color Accent, Color Swap Standard, iFrame Movie Smile, Wink Self-timer, Face Self-timer
Photo Effects - My Colors Off, Vivid, Neutral, Sepia, Black & White, Positive Film, Lighter Skin, Darker Skin, Vivid Blue, Vivid Green, Vivid Red, Custom Color
Self Timer - Approx. 10-sec. delay, Approx. 2-sec. delay, Custom
Wireless Control - Not available
Continuous Shooting - Normal: Approx. 1.9 shots/sec. (in P mode), Approx. 4.5 shots/sec. (in High-speed Burst HQ mode) AF: Approx. 0.7 shots/sec. (in P mode) LV: Approx. 0.7 shots/sec. (in P mode)
- Under conditions where the flash does not fire automatically. - Differs depending on the zoom position.
Storage Media - SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card
File Format - Design rule for Camera File system, DPOF (Version 1.1) compliant
Image Recording Format - Normal, Fine, RAW
JPEG Compression Mode - Still Image: Exif 2.3 JPEG, RAW (14 bit, CR2 (Canon Original)) Video: MOV (Image data: H.264; Audio data: Linear PCM (2 channel stereo)) Videos: MOV (Image data: H.264, Audio data: Linear PCM (Stereo))
Number of Recording Pixels - Still Images: [16:9] Large: 4352 x 2448, Medium 1: 3072 x 1728, Medium 2: 1920 x 1080, Small: 640 x 360
[3:2] Large: 4352 x 2904, Medium 1: 3072 x 2048, Medium 2: 1600 x 1064, Small: 640 x 424
[4:3] Large: 4352 x 3264, Medium 1: 3072 x 2304, Medium 2: 1600 x 1200, Small: 640 x 480 RAW: 4352 x 3264
[1:1] Large: 3264 x 3264, Medium 1: 2304 x 2304, Medium 2: 1200 x 1200, Small: 480 x 480
[4:5] Large: 2608 x 3264, Medium 1: 1840 x 2304, Medium 2: 960 x 1200, Small: 384 x 480
Videos: [iFrame Movie] 1280 x 720 (30 fps*1)
[Miniature Effect] 1280 x 720*2 / 640 x 480*2
[Other than the above*3] 1920 x 1080 (24 fps*4), 1280 x 720 (30 fps*1) / 640 x 480 (30 fps*1)
*1 Actual frame rate is 29.97 fps. *2 Shooting: 6 fps, 3 fps, 1.5 fps Playback: 30 fps*1 *3 Movies made in Movie Digest mode: 640 x 480 (30 fps*1) only. *4 Actual frame rate is 23.976 fps.
Playback Modes File - Still Images & Movies: Auto Rotate, Transition Effects (Off, Scroll, Slide, Fade), Scroll Display, Rotate, Favorites, My Category, Search Jump (Favorites*1, Date*1, My Category*2, Still Images/Movies/Movie Digest, Jump 10 Images*1, Jump 100 Images*1), Smart Shuffle, Group Playback, Movie Digest, Filtered Playback, Slideshow
*1 Can also be controlled with Front Dial *2 No category also selectable
Still Images: Single, Index, Magnification (Approx. 2x-10x), Thumbnails (4-100), Information Display, Histogram, Overexposure Warning, Resume Playback, Red-Eye Correction, i-Contrast, Trimming, Resize, My Colors
Movies: Normal Playback, Slow Motion, Skip Backward, Previous Frame, Next Frame, Skip Forward, Resume Playback, Delete Unwanted Portions of a Clip
Erase Modes - Select, Select Range, Select All Images
- The image data in memory card stored with the design rule for camera file systems format can be erased (however, protected images cannot be erased).
- RAW+JPEG images can be erased individually.
Computer Interface - Hi-Speed USB 2.0 (Dedicated connector (female) with unified type of digital, audio and video)
Video Out - Analog: NTSC or PAL, Digital: HDMI (HDMI mini connector)
Audio Out - Stereo
Other - Memory card slot; direct connection to Canon SELPHY Compact Photo Printers, PIXMA Inkjet Photo Printers and PictBridge-compatible printers via camera's USB 2.0 Hi-Speed Cable
Power Source - 1. Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery Pack NB-10L 2. Compact Power Adapter CA-PS700 (included with AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC80)
Shooting Capacity - LCD Monitor on: Approx. 250 shots LCD Monitor off: Approx. 700 shots Approx: 310 shots when in Quick Shot mode (LCD monitor on)
Playback Time - Approx. 7 hours
Operating Temperature - 32-104?F/0-40?C
Operating Humidity - 10-90%
Dimensions (W x H x D) - 4.60 x 3.17 x 2.55 in. / 116.7 x 80.5 x 64.7mm
Weight - Approx. 17.3 oz. / 492g (Camera only) Approx. 19.0 oz. / 534g (Including the battery and memory card)
27 display languages provided (English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Simplified/Traditional Chinese, Japanese, Russian, Portuguese, Korean, Greek, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Thai, Arabic, Romanian, Ukrainian, Farsi, and Hindi.)