• 1.5 inch 233.8mm2
  • 13.1 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 120.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • APS-C 332.3mm2
  • 24.2 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 72.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • Detailed specifications
  • Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II
  • Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III
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Predecessor: Canon G1X
G1X vs G1X Mark II
Canon G1X Mark II
G1X Mark II vs G1X Mark III
Successor: Canon G1X Mark III
G1X Mark II vs G1X Mark III
 
General
Model Number: G1X Mark II G1X Mark III
Alternate Model Number(s):   G1X III
Camera Format: Mid-Sized Compact
Currently Manufactured: No Yes
Retail Price: $799.99 $1299.00
Street Price: $689.00 $999.00
Date Available: 2014-04-30 2017-11-30
Tripod Mount: Yes Yes
Weight: 19.9 oz (563 g)
includes batteries
14.1 oz (399 g)
includes batteries
Size: 4.6 x 2.9 x 2.6 in.
(116 x 74 x 66 mm)
4.5 x 3.1 x 2.0 in.
(115 x 78 x 51 mm)
Waterproof: No No
Waterproof Depth: n/a n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS CMOS
Sensor Manufacturer:   Canon
Effective Megapixels: 13.1 24.2
Sensor Format: 1.5 inch APS-C
Sensor size: 233.75mm2 (18.70mm x 12.50mm) 332.27mm2 (22.30mm x 14.90mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 4.30 microns 3.72 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: n/a 1.6x
Aspect Ratio: 3:2, 4:3 3:2
Color Filter Type: RGBG RGBG
Anti Aliasing Filter: Fixed Fixed
Self-Cleaning: No Yes
Sensor shift image stabilization: No No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No Yes
DxO Sensor Score: 58  
DxO Color Depth Score (bits): 21.5  
DxO Dynamic Range Score (evs): 10.8  
DxO Maximum Effective ISO Score (iso): 581  
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 4160 x 3120 (13.0 MP, 4:3),
4352 x 2904 (12.6 MP, 3:2),
4352 x 2448 (10.7 MP, 16:9),
3120 x 3120 (9.7 MP, 1:1),
2496 x 3120 (7.8 MP, Other),
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),
1840 x 2304 (4.2 MP, Other),
2048 x 1536 (3.1 MP, 4:3),
2048 x 1368 (2.8 MP, 3:2),
1920 x 1080 (2.1 MP, 16:9),
1536 x 1536 (2.4 MP, 1:1),
1232 x 1536 (1.9 MP, Other),
640 x 480 (0.3 MP, 4:3),
640 x 424 (0.3 MP, Other),
640 x 360 (0.2 MP, 16:9),
480 x 480 (0.2 MP, 1:1),
384 x 480 (0.2 MP, Other)
6000 x 4000 (24.0 MP, 3:2),
3984 x 2656 (10.6 MP, 3:2),
2976 x 1984 (5.9 MP, 3:2),
2400 x 1600 (3.8 MP, 3:2),
6000 x 3368 (20.2 MP, 16:9),
3984 x 2240 (8.9 MP, 16:9),
2976 x 1824 (5.4 MP, Other),
2400 x 1344 (3.2 MP, Other),
5328 x 4000 (21.3 MP, 4:3),
3552 x 2664 (9.5 MP, 4:3),
2656 x 1992 (5.3 MP, 4:3),
2112 x 1600 (3.4 MP, Other),
4000 x 4000 (16.0 MP, 1:1),
2656 x 2656 (7.1 MP, 1:1),
1984 x 1984 (3.9 MP, 1:1),
1600 x 1600 (2.6 MP, 1:1),
24064 x 2800 (67.4 MP, Other),
6000 x 2800 (16.8 MP, Other),
16000 x 4200 (67.2 MP, Other),
4200 x 4000 (16.8 MP, Other)
Image File Format: JPEG (EXIF 2.3), 14-bit RAW (.CR2), RAW+JPEG JPEG (EXIF 2.3), .CR2 14-bit RAW, RAW+JPEG
Continuous-mode frames/second: 5.3 9.3
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes Yes
Movie Resolution: 1920x1080 (30p)
1280x720 (30p)
640x480 (30p)
1920x1080 (60p/​50p/​30p/​25p/​24p)
1280x720 (30p/​25p)
640x480 (30p/​25p)
Movie File Format: MOV (Image: H.264, Audio: Stereo Linear PCM) MP4 (Video: MPEG-4 AVC / H.264; Audio: MPEG-4 AAC-LC (stereo))
Composite Video Out: Yes No
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: Yes n/a
Video Usable as Viewfinder: n/a
HD Video Out: Yes Yes
HD Video Connection: HDMI HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: n/a n/a
Lens: Canon Zoom Lens Canon Zoom Lens; 9 elements in 8 groups with 3 double-sided aspherical elements and 1 single-sided aspherical element
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 24 - 120mm 24 - 72mm
Focal Length (actual): 12.5 - 62.5mm 15 - 45mm
Zoom Ratio: 5.00x 3.00x
Aperture Range: f/2.0 (W) / f3.9 (T) - f/16, with 9-blade aperture f/2.8 (W) / f/5.6 (T) - f/16 with 9-blade Circular Diaphragm; ND Filter (3-stop): On / Auto / Off
Integrated ND Filter: Yes Yes
Normal Focus Range: 5 cm to Infinity
2.0 in to Infinity
10 cm to Infinity
3.9 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range:   10 - 50 cm
3.9 - 19.7 in
Filter Thread: n/a 37.0mm
Thread Type: n/a n/a
Optical Image Stabilization: Yes Yes
Digital Zoom: Yes Yes
Digital Zoom Values: Up to 4x 4x (with Digital Tele-Converter Approx. 1.6x or 2.0x), ZoomPlus 6x (total)
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes Yes
Auto Focus Type: Contrast Detect AF with Face Detection; 31-point AiAF, 1-point (center for face select and track) Hybrid PDAF/CDAF: Dual Pixel CMOS AF; Maximum 49 AF points (Fixed location on 7x7 grid) via camera automatic selection; Freely position 1 AF point / 1 AF Zone (9 points, 3x3 grid) via manual selection; Touch AF
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes Yes
Manual Focus: Yes Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: No / LCD EVF / LCD
Viewfinder Type: Optional EVF available. 0.39"-type 2.36m-dot OLED EVF, 100% coverage, 22mm eyepoint, -3 to +1 diopter correction, eye sensor
Focus Peaking: Yes Yes
EVF Resolution: n/a 2,360,000 dots (786,666 pixels)
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent):    
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed):    
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: No Yes
Rear Display: Yes Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 3.0 3.0
Rear Display Resolution: 1,040,000 dots (345,600 px) 1,040,000 dots
Touchscreen: Yes Yes
Articulating Screen: Yes Yes
Tilt Swivel Screen: No Yes
Selfie Screen: Yes Yes
Max Playback Zoom:   10.0x
Top Deck Display: No No
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native): 12800 25600
Minimum ISO (native): 100 100
ISO Settings: Auto, 100 to 12800 in 1/3 EV steps Auto, 100 - 25600 in 1/3 or 1EV steps
Auto ISO Mode: Yes Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Flash, Custom 1/2, Underwater Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, White Fluorescent, Flash, Underwater, Color Temperature, Custom
Shutter Speed Range: 1/4000 - 60 sec 1/2000 - 30 sec
Bulb Mode: No Yes
Exposure Compensation: +/- 3.0EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 3.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: Evaluative, Center-weighted average, Spot, Face Detect AE Evaluative, Center-weighted, Spot
Program Auto Exposure: Yes Yes
Aperture Priority: Yes Yes
Shutter Priority: Yes Yes
Full Manual Exposure: Yes Yes
Creative Exposure Modes: Scene Modes: Portrait, Smart Shutter, Star, Handheld Night Scene, Underwater, Snow, Fireworks; Filters: High Dynamic Range, Nostalgic, Fisheye Effect, Miniature Effect, Toy Camera Effect, Background Defocus, Soft Focus, Monochrome, Super Vivid, Poster Effect Smart Auto (58 scenes detected), Hybrid Auto, Custom 1, Custom 2, SCN (Self-Portrait, Portrait, Smooth Skin, Panoramic Shot, Panning, Star (Star Nightscape, Star Trails, Star Time-Lapse Movie), Handheld Night Scene, Grainy B/W, Soft Focus, Art Bold effect, Water painting effect, Toy camera effect, Miniature effect, HDR, Underwater, Fireworks), Movie (Standard, Short Clip, Manual, Time-lapse Movie)
Self Timer: 1 - 30 seconds 10, 2 or custom seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer):    
High Resolution Composite: No No
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes 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 Auto, Manual Flash On / Off, Slow Synchro; FE Lock, Red-eye Reduction, Second Curtain Synchro; E-TTL with EX series Speedlites
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): n/a n/a
Flash Range Description: Auto ISO: 1.6 - 22 ft. (W), 4.6 - 11 ft. (T) / (50cm - 6.8m (W), 1.4 - 3.5m (T)) 1.6 ft. (50cm) - 29.5 ft. (9.0m) (W), 1.6 ft. (50cm) - 14.8 ft. (4.5m) (T)
Max Flash Sync:   1/2000
Flash Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0 EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 2.0 EV in 0.3EV steps
External Flash Connection: Hot-Shoe Hot Shoe
Built-In Wireless Flash Control:   No
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC / SDXC SD / SDHC / SDXC
UHS Support: UHS-I UHS-I
Other Memory:    
Dual Card Slots: No No
RAW Capture Support: Yes Yes
Uncompressed Format: 14-bit RAW (.CR2), RAW+JPEG .CR2 14-bit RAW, RAW+JPEG
Movie File Format: MOV (Image: H.264, Audio: Stereo Linear PCM) MP4 (Video: MPEG-4 AVC / H.264; Audio: MPEG-4 AAC-LC (stereo))
Included Memory: No memory included No memory included
Included Memory Type:    
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: Yes Yes
NFC: Yes Yes
Bluetooth: No Yes
Built-In GPS: No No
Microphone Jack: No No
Headphone Jack: No No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed,WiFi USB 2.0 High Speed,Bluetooth,WiFi
PictBridge Compliant: Yes Yes
DPOF Compliant: Yes Yes
Remote Control: Yes Yes
Remote Control Type: Optional RS-60E3 wired release, and via Wi-Fi Wi-Fi/Bluetooth or optional wired
Connections (extended): Micro HDMI, remote jack (for optional RS60-E3 wired remote switch) Micro-B USB, Micro (Type-D) HDMI, Wired Remote Switch
Performance Timing
Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution): 1.01 0.43
Cycle time for RAW shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame): 1.14  
Buffer size for RAW shooting in single shot mode (frames): Unlimited  
Cycle time for RAW+JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per shot): 1.24 0.41
Camera penalizes early shutter press? No No
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution): 5.3 9.3
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution): Unlimited 23
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps): 1.5 9.4
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames): Unlimited 16
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps): 1.3 9.4
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames): Unlimited 16
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid): 0.21 seconds 0.12 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, tele): 0.37 seconds 0.12 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter lag (prefocused, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter Lag (manual focus): 0.238 seconds 0.100 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash): 1.03 seconds 0.40 seconds
Shutter Lag (prefocused): 0.091 seconds 0.033 seconds
Shutter Lag (notes): Fill AF shutter lag, Auto-area mode = 0.422s  
Startup Time: 2.0 seconds 2.1 seconds
Play -> Record Time: 1.5 seconds 1.4 seconds
Flash cycle time, full power: 3.2 seconds 3.8 seconds
Power
Battery Life, Stills (CIPA Rating Monitor/Live View): 240 shots 200 shots
Battery Life, Still (CIPA Rating OVF/EVF):   200 shots
Battery Life, Video:   85 minutes
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary NB-12L Proprietary
Usable Battery Types: Lithium-ion rechargeable NB-13L Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary NB-12L Lithium-ion rechargeable 1 x Proprietary NB-13L Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): Yes Yes
Dedicated Battery Charger Included: Yes Yes
Internal Charging Supported: No Yes
Software
Included Software: Digital Camera Solution CD-ROM No disc is included; Canon software can be downloaded from their website.
OS Compatibility: Windows Vista/7/8, Mac OS  
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: 12.8MP 1.5-inch CMOS sensor, f/2.-3.9 5x zoom, DIGIC 6 processor, 1080p60 Full HD video, Built-in Wi-Fi with NFC. Optional EVF and grip available.