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Canon G1 X review

A premium compact camera bursting with high-end features, the Canon G1X is here

As part of our image quality testing for the Canon G1 X, we've shot our resolution chart.

If you view our crops of the resolution chart's central section at 100% (or Actual Pixels) you will see that, for example, at ISO 200 the Canon G1 X is capable of resolving up to around 22 (line widths per picture height x100) in its highest quality JPEG files.

For a full explanation of what our resolution charts mean, and how to read them please read the resolution charts explained article.

Examining images of the chart taken at each sensitivity setting reveals the following resolution scores in line widths per picture height x100:

JPEG

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Full ISO 100 image, see the cropped (100%) versions below.

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ISO 100, score 22 (see full image)

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ISO 200, score 22 (see full image)

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ISO 400, score 20 (see full image)

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ISO 800, score 20 (see full image)

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ISO 1600, score 20 (see full image)

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ISO 3200, score 18 (see full image)

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ISO 6400, score 14 (see full image)

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ISO 12800, score 14 (see full image)

Raw

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ISO 100, score 22 (see full image)

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ISO 200, score 22 (see full image)

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ISO 400, score 22 (see full image)

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ISO 800, score 22 (see full image)

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ISO 1600, score 20 (see full image)

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ISO 3200, score 18 (see full image)

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ISO 6400 , score 14 (see full image)

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ISO 12800, score 14 (see full image)

Tech Specs

Product TypeCompact Camera
Battery Size SupportedProprietary Battery Size
Green CompliantYes
Maximum Video Resolution1920 x 1080
Effective Camera Resolution14.3 Megapixel
USBYes
HDMIYes
PictBridgeYes
Product FamilyPowerShot G
HD Movie ModeYes
Memory Card SupportedSecure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card, Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC), Eye-Fi Card
Image StabilizationOptical
ColourBlack
Optical Zoom4x
Digital Zoom4x
Brand NameCanon
FeaturesSelf-timer, Wink Detection, Smile Detection, Face Detection, Continuous Shooting Mode, Orientation Sensor, Blink Detection
Screen Size7.6 cm (3")
Video FormatsMPEG-4, QuickTime MOV
Viewfinder TypeOptical
Weight (Approximate)534 g
Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityRoHS, WEEE, REACH, ENERGY STAR
Image Sensor Size18.70 mm x 14 mm
Maximum Image Resolution4352 x 3264
Display Screen TypeLCD
Height80.5 mm
Width116.7 mm
Depth64.7 mm
Product SeriesG
Focal Length15.10 mm to 60.40 mm
Image FormatsJPEG, RAW
Focus ModesAuto, Manual
ManufacturerCanon, Inc
Product ModelG1 X
Product NamePowerShot G1 X Compact Camera
Product LinePowerShot
Exposure Control
  • Program AE
  • Aperture Priority AE
  • Shutter Priority AE
  • Manual
Aspect Ratio16:9
Manufacturer Part Number5249B011
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.canon.co.uk
Marketing Information

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.

Package Contents
  • PowerShot G1 X Compact Camera
  • Rechargeable Li-ion Battery NB-10L (with Terminal Cover)
  • Battery Charger (CB-2LC/CB-2LCE)
  • Interface Cable IFC-400PCU
  • Neck Strap NS-DC9
  • Lens Cap (with Cord)
  • Getting Started
  • Software Disk
  • Warranty Card
Limited Warranty1 Year