Canon G1 X Review

 
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Model Name: Canon PowerShot G1 X 
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Manufacturer URL: Manufacturer website
Predecessor:  
Successor: Canon G1 X Mark II
G1 X vs G1 X Mark II
General
Model Number: G1 X
Camera Format: Mid-Sized
Currently Manufactured: Yes
Retail Price: $799.99
Street Price: $447.16
Date Available: 2012-02-15
Tripod Mount: Yes
Weight: 19.2 oz (543 g)
includes batteries
Size: 4.6 x 3.2 x 2.5 in.
(117 x 81 x 65 mm)
Waterproof: No
Waterproof Depth: n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS
Sensor Manufacturer:  
Effective Megapixels: 14.3
Sensor Format: 1.5 inch
Sensor size: 261.8mm2 (18.70mm x 14.00mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 4.30 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: n/a
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Color Filter Type: RGBG
Self-Cleaning: No
Built-in image stabilization: No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 4352 x 3264 (14.2 MP, 4:3),
4352 x 2904 (12.6 MP, Other),
4352 x 2448 (10.7 MP, 16:9),
3264 x 3264 (10.7 MP, 1:1),
3072 x 2304 (7.1 MP, 4:3),
3072 x 2048 (6.3 MP, 3:2),
3072 x 1728 (5.3 MP, 16:9),
2304 x 2304 (5.3 MP, 1:1),
1920 x 1080 (2.1 MP, 16:9),
1600 x 1200 (1.9 MP, 4:3),
1600 x 1064 (1.7 MP, 3:2),
640 x 480 (0.3 MP, 4:3),
640 x 424 (0.3 MP, 3:2),
640 x 360 (0.2 MP, 16:9),
480 x 480 (0.2 MP, 1:1),
2608 x 3264 (8.5 MP, Other),
1840 x 2304 (4.2 MP, Other),
960 x 1200 (1.2 MP, Other),
384 x 480 (0.2 MP, Other)
Image File Format: JPEG (EXIF 2.3), 14-bit RAW (.CR2)
Continuous-mode frames/second: 4.5
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes
Movie Resolution: 1920x1080 (24p)
1280x720 (30p)
640x480 (30p)
Movie File Format: MOV (Image: H.264, Audio: Stereo Linear PCM)
Composite Video Out: Yes
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: Yes
Video Usable as Viewfinder:
HD Video Out: Yes
HD Video Connection: HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: n/a
Lens Thread: 58mm
Lens Thread Type: Adapter
Kit Lens: Canon Zoom Lens
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 28 - 112 mm
Zoom Ratio: 4.00x
Aperture Range: f/2.8 (W) / f/5.8 (T) - f/16, with built-in ND filter
Normal Focus Range: 40 cm to Infinity
15.7 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range: 20 - 70 cm
7.9 - 27.6 in
Optical Image Stablization: Yes
Digital Zoom: Yes
Digital Zoom Values: Up to 4x
Filter Thread: 58mm
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes
Auto Focus Type: Contrast Detect AF with Face Detection; 9-point AiAF, 1-point (center for face select and track)
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes
Manual Focus: Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: Optical
Viewfinder Type: Real-image optical viewfinder with diopter adjustment
Focus Peaking: No
EVF Resolution In Pixels:  
EVF Resolution In Dots:  
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: Yes
Rear Display: Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 3.0
Rear Display Resolution: 921,600 dots (307,200 px)
Touchscreen: No
Articulating Screen: Yes
Tilt Swivel Screen:
Selfie Screen:
Max Playback Zoom:  
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native): 12800
Minimum ISO (native): 100
ISO Settings: Auto, 100 to 12800 in 1/3 EV steps
Auto ISO Mode: Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Flash, Custom 1/2, Underwater
Shutter Speed Range: 60 - 1/4000
Bulb Mode: No
Exposure Compensation: +/- 3.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: Evaluative, Center-weighted average, Spot, Face Detect AE
Program, Aperture, Shutter, Manual (PASM) Modes: Yes
Creative Exposure Modes: Movie Digest, Portrait, Landscape, Kids & Pets, Sports, Smart Shutter, High-Speed Burst HQ, Handheld Night Scene, Beach, Underwater, Foliage, Snow, Fireworks, Stitch Assist; Creative Filters: High Dynamic Range, Nostalgic, Fish-eye Effect, Miniature Effect, Toy Camera Effect, Monochrome, Super Vivid, Poster Effect, Color Accent, Color Swap
Self Timer: 1 - 30 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer):  
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes
Flash Modes: Auto, Auto w/Red-eye Reduction, Flash On, Flash On w/Red-eye Reduction, Flash Off; FE lock, Safety FE, Slow Synchro, Second-curtain synchro
Flash Guide Number: n/a
Flash Range Description: Auto ISO: 1.6-23 ft. (W), 3.3-10.2 ft. (T) (50cm-7.0m (W), 1.0-3.1m (T))
Max Flash Sync:  
Flash Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0 EV in 0.3EV steps
External Flash Connection: Hot-Shoe
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC / SDXC
Dual Card Slots: No
Uncompressed Format: 14-bit RAW (.CR2)
CCD Raw Format: Yes
Movie File Format: MOV (Image: H.264, Audio: Stereo Linear PCM)
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-fi: No
Built-In GPS: No
Bluetooth: No
NFC: No
Microphone Jack: No
Headphone Jack: No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed
PictBridge Compliant: Yes
DPOF Compliant: Yes
Remote Control: Yes
Remote Control Type: Optional RS-60E3
Connections (extended): Mini HDMI, remote jack (for optional RS60-E3 wired remote switch)
Performance Timing
Cycle Time RAW Format (secs): 3.46
Buffer Size (Frames, RAW format): Unlimited
Cycle Time Max Res JPEG (secs): 2.67
Buffer Size (Frames, Max Res JPEG): Unlimited
Cycle Time Min Res (secs)  
Camera penalizes early shutter press? No
Continuous Mode Rate (fps): 4.50
Continuous Mode, Buffer Depth (Frames, Max Res): 6
Multi-Burst Continuous Mode Rate (fps):  
Multi-Burst Continuous Mode, Buffer Depth (Frames, Max Res):  
Shutter Lag (auto focus) WIDE: 0.697
Shutter Lag (manual focus): 0.412
Shutter Lag (auto focus) TELE: 0.681
Shutter Lag with Flash: 1.164
Shutter Lag (prefocus): 0.094
Shutter Lag (continuous auto):  
Shutter Lag (notes):  
Startup Time: 1.90
Shutdown Time: 2.70
Play -> Record Time: 2.20
Record -> Play Max Res Time: 1.80
Record -> Play Min Res Time:  
Download Speed (KB/sec): 9,417
Power
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary NB-10L
Usable Battery Types: Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary NB-10L Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (external or internal): Yes
External Charger Included:
Internal Charging Supported:
CIPA Rating Monitor (Live View): 250
CIPA Rating Viewfinder (OVF/EVF):  
Software
Included Software: Digital Camera Solution CD-ROM
OS Compatibility: Windows XP SP3/Vista/7, Mac OS
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: Optical Image Stabilization, 1.5-inch 14-megapixel CMOS sensor, DIGIC 5, HS System, Full HD Video (1080p24), 14-bit RAW, High-Speed Burst HQ (4.5 fps for 6 frames), HDR mode, Flash Hot-shoe.

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