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Canon PowerShot G1 X Digital Camera Price & Review

By on May 9, 2012

Canon’s new PowerShot G1 X Digital Camera is the latest from the Company’s existing G series of products. When most of the rivals (read Olympus and Panasonic) are moving to mirror-less interchangeable lens system, Canon decided to offer flexibility to photographers from a different angle with the Canon PowerShot G1 X.

In this article, the product specifications and features of the new Canon PowerShot G1 X Digital Camera are discussed in detail.

Canon PowerShot G1 X Review

Features of Canon PowerShot G1 X 

Design

Canon offers flexibility to its users by using a large sensor (28-112 mm equivalent), high-resolution flip-out/swivel LCD and with extensive manual controls (similar to the ones found in the G12 model). The product has an excellent build quality with its metal body construction and ergonomics.

Dimensions

The product weighs approximately 0.49 kg and has the following measurements – 116.84 x 81.28 x 63.50 mm

Sensor

The product uses Canon 1.5 inch 14.3 MP High-Sensitivity CMOS Sensor. The sensor is definitely smaller than the ones the Company had previously used in its DSLR products but is larger than the four thirds.

Canon PowerShot G1 X features

The significantly larger sensor of the product offers the following benefits to the users – a better image quality, reduced noise at high ISO speeds, rich and precise resolution at low ISO speeds, intelligent and beautiful background blur etc.

Lens

The Canon PowerShot G1 X Digital Camera uses a newly designed stabilized built-in Wide angled lens with 35 mm equivalent: 28-112 mm range, 4x optical zoom and a 16x combined zoom option and an aperture range of F2.8-5.8. The lens of the camera gets its features from the latest Canon UA lens technology that suppresses lens aberration for high quality image capture.

Processor

Canon PowerShot G1 X price

Canon DIGIC 5 Image Processor with improved chip architecture and algorithms.

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Screen

The camera offers a 3 inch Vari Angle Pure Color System LCD VGA type display with a resolution support for 920k dots and support for an optical viewfinder.

Others

Other functionalities in the Canon PowerShot G1 X Digital Camera include -  twin control dials, exposure compensation dial, 1080p HD movie recording with stereo sounds and by using a dedicated movie button, pop-up type flash unit, hotshoe, Movie Digest to create a video from the day’s highlights as it creates a short video clip ( close to 4 seconds) every time a shot is captured, High Dynamic Range shooting mode that captures underexposed, overexposed and normal images, ISO range of 12800, Canon HS system for brighter and clear blur free photos, EOS-Level Creative Control with 14 bit RAW + processing, HDTV Playback via HDMI with CEC Support, shoot video in the computer friendly standard Apple iFrame format, optical image stabilizer for correcting unwanted movements, Intelligent IS for best shake corrections , built-in electronic level to calculate the horizontal angle of tilt, High-Speed Burst HQ, and the following shooting and special scene modes – Smart AUTO, Program, Movie Digest, Shutter-Priority, Aperture-Priority, Manual, Custom, Portrait, Landscape, Kids and Pets, Sports, Handheld Night Scene, Super Vivid, Color Accent, Color Swap, High Dynamic Range, Nostalgic, Beach, Underwater, Foliage, Snow, Fireworks, Fisheye Effect, Miniature Effect, Toy Camera Effect, Monochrome, Poster Effect etc.

Battery

NB-10L Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack

Price & Availability of Canon PowerShot G1 X 

The Canon PowerShot G1 X Digital Camera is currently available in the market for sale and at a price of $799.

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