PowerShot G1 X
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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 DSLR size, 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.
The latest-generation Canon DIGIC 5 Image Processor brings phenomenal increases in processing speed and power. Enhancements include improved chip architecture and algorithms, improved noise reduction and enhanced i-Contrast performance. 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.Canon 1.5-inch, 14.3 Megapixel High-Sensitivity CMOS Sensor
The sensor for PowerShot G1 X digital camera is nearly the size of an EOS DSLR camera's APS-C sized sensor, and built with a similar pixel structure. 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.Shooting and Recording Modes Including 14-bit RAW + JPEG
The PowerShot G1 X offers a host of shooting and recording modes ranging from fully automatic to fully manual. The camera recognizes 32 shooting situations, automatically optimizing settings. 14-bit offers a 4x increase in RAW data, giving images rich detail in both highlights and shadows as well as smoother, more natural tonal gradation for outstanding image quality.Canon Full HD Video Advantage
In addition to the HS SYSTEM, the combination of the advanced CMOS sensor and DIGIC 5 Image Processor in the PowerShot G1 X digital camera makes it possible to shoot crisp, clear high definition video. In addition to being able to shoot Full HD 1080p video at 24* frames per second, the PowerShot G1 X digital camera can also shoot 720p HD video at 30** frames per second.Dedicated Movie Button, Wind filter feature and Optical Zoom for easy video capture
The PowerShot G1 X has a dedicated movie button that lets you start and stop recording instantly. The PowerShot G1 X also incorporates an electronic wind filter, which suppresses wind noise that can muffle or distort the sound. PowerShot G1 X also lets you use the full range of optical zoom when you're shooting a video.iFrame
With the PowerShot G1 X, you can also shoot video in the Apple iFrame format. It keeps file sizes small, making it more convenient to upload or e-mail high-quality videos.4x Wide-Angle Optical Zoom and 28mm Lens
The PowerShot G1 X digital camera is equipped with a newly designed 4x Wide-Angle Optical Zoom and 28mm lens (35mm equivalent: 28-112mm). The f/2.8 lens captures a wealth of subtle detail and easily covers a full range of shooting situations.Optical Image Stabilizer and Intelligent IS
Canon's Optical Image Stabilizer is a sophisticated system that shifts a lens group to correct unwanted camera movement. Intelligent IS analyzes camera movement and applies the best shake correction method for the shooting situation.3.0-inch Vari-Angle PureColor System LCD
The camera's 3.0-inch Vari-Angle LCD screen swivels out and rotates, tilting up and down to give you access to the highest and lowest angles.
Compact digital still camera with built-in flash, 4x Optical, 4x Digital, and 16x Combined Zoom with Optical Image Stabilizer
14.3 Megapixels, 1.5-inch CMOS
Approx. 15.0 Megapixels
Approx. 14.3 Megapixels
15.1 (W) - 60.4mm (T) (35mm film equivalent: 28 (W) - 112mm (T)
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)
Real-image zoom viewfinder
3.0-inch TFT color LCD (Vari-angle type with wide-viewing angle)
Approx. 922,000 dots
f/2.8 (W) - f/5.8 (T)
- The following f/numbers are available in Av or M:
W: f/2.8, 3.2, 3.5, 4.0, 4.5, 5.0, 5.6, 6.3, 7.1, 8.0, 9.0, 10, 11, 13, 14, 16
T: f/5.8, 6.3, 7.1, 8.0, 9.0, 10, 11, 13, 14, 16
- Differs depending on the zoom position
60-1/4000 sec. (Total shutter speed range)
- Shutter speed range differs depending on the shooting mode
Shutter speeds available in Tv and M:
60, 50, 40, 30, 25, 20, 15, 13, 10, 8, 6, 5, 4, 3.2, 2.5, 2, 1.6, 1.3, 1, 0.8, 0.6, 0.5, 0.4, 0.3, 1/4, 1/5, 1/6, 1/8, 1/10, 1/13, 1/15, 1/20, 1/25, 1/30, 1/40, 1/50, 1/60, 1/80, 1/100, 1/125, 1/160, 1/200, 1/250, 1/320, 1/400, 1/500, 1/640, 1/800, 1/1000, 1/1250, 1/1600, 1/2000,1/2500, 1/3200, 1/4000 (Units: sec.)
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) *Optimal ISO speed is automatically set depending on the shooting mode.
Light Metering Method
Evaluative*1, Center-weighted average, Spot*2
Exposure Control Method
AE Lock (not available when shooting movies)
+/-3 stops in 1/3-stop increments
White Balance Control
Auto*, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Flash, Underwater, Custom1, Custom2
*Facial color is evaluated in Face AiAF (Face Detect WB). Adjusts the white balance separately for the main subject and the background when the flash fires.
Auto, On, Slow Synchro, Off - Facial brightness is also evaluated in Face Detect
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.
5.0 seconds or less (battery voltage: 7.4 V)
Flash Exposure Compensation
+/-2 stops in 1/3-stop increments
C1, C2, M, Av, Tv, P, Auto*1, SCN*2, Creative Filters*3, Movie*4
- Shooting movies is possible with the movie button
*1 Smart Auto also available for movies
*2 Movie Digest, Portrait, Landscape, Kids & Pets, Sports, Smart Shutter*5, High-Speed Burst HQ, Handheld Night Scene, Beach, Underwater, Foliage, Snow, Fireworks, Stitch Assist
*3 High Dynamic Range, Nostalgic, Fish-eye Effect, Miniature Effect, Toy Camera Effect, Monochrome, Super Vivid, Poster Effect, Color Accent, Color Swap
*4 Standard, iFrame Movie
*5 Smile, Wink Self-timer, Face Self-timer
My Colors Off, Vivid, Neutral, Sepia, Black & White, Positive Film, Lighter Skin, Darker Skin, Vivid Blue, Vivid Green, Vivid Red, Custom Color*
* Adjustment of contrast, sharpness, saturation, red, green, blue and skin tone are available. - Not available in RAW and RAW+JPEG
Approx. 10-sec. delay, Approx. 2-sec. delay, Custom*
* Delay time (0 - 15 sec. (in one-second increments), 20/25/30 sec.) and number of shots (1-10 shots (in one-shot increments)) can be specified.
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.
* Max. of 6 continuous shots per burst
SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card
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.
|File Size (KB)||4 GB||16 GB||File Size (KB)||4 GB||16 GB||File Size (KB)||4 GB||16 GB|
|4 GB||16 GB||File Size
|4 GB||16 GB|
Storage Capacity varies depending on camera settings. This data is estimated from Canon's standard shooting conditions. Figures for Movie Mode represent total capacity of the particular media.
|iFrame Movie||Miniature Effect|
|HD: 1280 x 720||HD: 1280 x 720||640 x 480|
|6 fps||3 fps||1.5 fps||6 fps||3 fps||1.5 fps|
|4 GB||13 min. 35 sec.||1 hr. 45 min. 52 sec.||3 hr. 21 min. 9 sec.||5 hr. 35 min. 16 sec.||3 hr. 43 min. 30 sec.||6 hr. 42 min. 20 sec.||11 hr. 10 min. 33 sec.|
|16 GB||55 min. 38 sec.||7 hr.13 min. 30 sec.||13 hr. 43 min. 40 sec.||22 hr. 52 min. 47 sec.||15 hr. 15 min. 11 sec.||27 hr. 27 min. 20 sec.||45 hr. 45 min. 35 sec.|
|Other than the Above|
Full HD: 1920 x 1080
|HD: 1280 x 720||HD: 640 x 480|
|24 fps||30 fps||30 fps|
|Movie size (KB/sec.)||4355||3054||1416|
|4 GB||14 min. 34 sec.||20 min. 43 sec.||43 min. 43 sec.|
|16 GB||59 min. 40 sec.||1 hr. 24 min. 54 sec.||2 hr. 59 min. 3 sec.|
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
Select*1, Select Range, Select All Images*2
- 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. *1 Movies can be erased individually. *2 When images have been selected in filtered playback, only those images will be played back.
Hi-Speed USB 2.0 (Dedicated connector (female) with unified type of digital, audio and video*1)
*1 mini-B compatible
Analog: NTSC or PAL, Digital: HDMI (HDMI mini connector)
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
1. Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery Pack NB-10L
2. Compact Power Adapter CA-PS700 (included with AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC80)
LCD Monitor on: Approx. 250 shots LCD Monitor off: Approx. 700 shots Approx: 310 shots when in Quick Shot mode (LCD monitor on)
Approx. 7 hours
Dimensions (W x H x D)
4.60 x 3.17 x 2.55 in. / 116.7 x 80.5 x 64.7mm
Approx. 17.3 oz. / 492g (Camera only)
Approx. 19.0 oz. / 534g (Including the battery and memory card)
All data are based on Canon's Standard Test Method. Subject to change without notice.
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