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Canon G1 X Mark II review

Canon seems to have returned to top premium compact form with the updated version of its G1 X camera.

Canon G1 X Mark II

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The G1X II is suited to a wide range of shooting subjects, with a 5x optical zoom and a fast maximum aperture throughout the focal range.

Canon G1 X Mark II

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Having a tilting screen makes it easier to compose from awkward angles, while using the screen to fire off the shutter release is handy if the camera is in a slightly awkward position.

Canon G1 X Mark II

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The G1X II is capable of capturing very clean images at high sensitivity settings, such as ISO 3200.

Canon G1 X Mark II

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Colours are bright and punchy directly from the camera.

Canon G1 X Mark II

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The new closer focusing distance of 5cm allows you to get closer to the subject than the original G1X allowed.

Canon G1 X Mark II

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At its widest point, the G1X Mark II offers a focal length of an equivalent of 24mm, allowing you to capture a wide view of the scene.

Canon G1 X Mark II

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The 5x optical zoom offers an equivalent of 120mm, which should be flexible enough for the majority of shooting situations.

Canon G1 X Mark II

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However, if you need extra length, you can engage the camera's digital zoom functionality, and although quality is somewhat diminished at this range, it is helpful if you need it.

Digital filters

Canon G1 X Mark II
No filter

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Canon G1 X Mark II
Nostalgic

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Canon G1 X Mark II
Fish-eye effect

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Canon G1 X Mark II
Miniature effect

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Canon G1 X Mark II
Toy camera effect (standard)

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Canon G1 X Mark II
Toy camera effect (cool)

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Canon G1 X Mark II
Toy camera effect (warm)

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Canon G1 X Mark II
Soft Focus

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Canon G1 X Mark II
Monochrome

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Canon G1 X Mark II
Super Vivid

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Canon G1 X Mark II
Poster Effect

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Tech Specs

Product TypeCompact Camera
Battery Size SupportedProprietary Battery Size
Green CompliantYes
Maximum Video Resolution1920 x 1080
TouchscreenYes
Wireless LANYes
Effective Camera Resolution13.1 Megapixel
GPSNo
USBYes
HDMIYes
Wide AngleYes
PictBridgeYes
Product FamilyPowerShot
HD Movie ModeYes
Memory Card SupportedSecure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC), Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC UHS-I), Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC UHS-I), Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card
Image StabilizationOptical
Optical Zoom5x
Digital Zoom4x
Brand NameCanon
FeaturesFace Detection, Smile Detection, Wink Detection, Orientation Sensor, Continuous Shooting Mode, Live View, Near Field Communication (NFC)
Screen Size7.6 cm (3")
Video FormatsMP4, MPEG-2
Weight (Approximate)558 g
Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityErP, REACH, RoHS, WEEE
Minimum Focus Distance50 mm
Maximum Image Resolution4352 x 2904
Maximum Frame Rate30 fps
Number of Batteries Supported1
Battery Built-inNo
Battery RechargeableYes
Battery IncludedYes
Display Screen TypeLCD
Image Sensor TypeCMOS
Total Camera Resolution15 Megapixel
Battery Model SupportedNB-12L
Height74 mm
Width116.3 mm
Depth66.2 mm
Autofocus Points31
Focal Length12.50 mm to 62.50 mm
Image FormatsJPEG, RAW
Audio FormatsAAC-LC
Focus ModesAuto, Manual
ManufacturerCanon, Inc
Product ModelG1 X Mark II
Product NamePowerShot G1 X Mark II Compact Camera
Product LinePowerShot
Aspect Ratio16:9
Manufacturer Part Number9167B012AA
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.canon.co.uk
Marketing Information

Enhanced Grip Edition

With its large sensor and fast f/2 zoom lens, the PowerShot G1 X Mark II delivers DSLR-like performance and versatility from the body of a compact camera.

Battery Life300 Shot
Package Contents
  • PowerShot G1 X Mark II Compact Camera
  • Battery Pack NB-12L
  • Battery Charger CB-2LGE
  • Neck Strap NS-DC11
  • AC Cable
  • User Manual Kit
Display Resolution1040000 Pixel
Limited Warranty1 Year
Built-in DevicesMicrophone, Speaker