• 1/1.7 inch 43.3mm2
  • 12.0 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 112.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1.5 inch 233.8mm2
  • 13.1 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 120.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • Detailed specifications
  • Olympus Stylus XZ-2
  • Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II
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Predecessor:   Canon G1X
G1X vs G1X Mark II
Successor:   Canon G1X Mark III
G1X Mark II vs G1X Mark III
General
Model Number: XZ-2 G1X Mark II
Alternate Model Number(s):    
Camera Format: Mid-Sized Mid-Sized
Currently Manufactured: No No
Retail Price: $599.99 $799.99
Street Price: $449.99 $599.00
Date Available: 2012-11-15 2014-04-30
Tripod Mount: Yes Yes
Weight: 12.6 oz (357 g)
includes batteries
19.9 oz (563 g)
includes batteries
Size: 4.4 x 2.6 x 1.9 in.
(113 x 65 x 48 mm)
4.6 x 2.9 x 2.6 in.
(116 x 74 x 66 mm)
Waterproof: No No
Waterproof Depth: n/a n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS CMOS
Sensor Manufacturer:    
Effective Megapixels: 12.0 13.1
Sensor Format: 1/1.7 inch 1.5 inch
Sensor size: 43.32mm2 (7.6mm x 5.7mm) 233.75mm2 (18.70mm x 12.50mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 1.92 microns 4.30 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: n/a n/a
Aspect Ratio: 4:3 3:2, 4:3
Color Filter Type: RGBG RGBG
Anti Aliasing Filter:   Fixed
Self-Cleaning: Yes No
Sensor shift image stabilization: Yes No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No No
DxO Sensor Score: 49 58
DxO Color Depth Score (bits): 20.4 21.5
DxO Dynamic Range Score (evs): 11.3 10.8
DxO Maximum Effective ISO Score (iso): 216 581
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 3968 x 2976 (11.8 MP, 4:3),
2560 x 1920 (4.9 MP, 4:3),
1280 x 960 (1.2 MP, 4:3),
640 x 480 (0.3 MP, 4:3)
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)
Image File Format: JPEG, 12-bit RAW JPEG (EXIF 2.3), 14-bit RAW (.CR2), RAW+JPEG
Continuous-mode frames/second: 5.0 5.3
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes Yes
Movie Resolution: 1920x1080 (30p)
1280x720 (30p)
1920x1080 (30p)
1280x720 (30p)
640x480 (30p)
Movie File Format: .MOV (MPEG-4 AVC / H.264), Linear PCM, 16-bit, 48kHz stereo audio MOV (Image: H.264, Audio: Stereo Linear PCM)
Composite Video Out: Yes Yes
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: Yes Yes
Video Usable as Viewfinder:
HD Video Out: Yes Yes
HD Video Connection: HDMI HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: n/a n/a
Lens: i.Zuiko Digital ED; 11 elements in 8 groups Canon Zoom Lens
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 28 - 112mm 24 - 120mm
Focal Length (actual): 6 - 24mm 12.5 - 62.5mm
Zoom Ratio: 4.00x 5.00x
Aperture Range: f/1.8 (W) / f/2.5 (T) - f/8 f/2.0 (W) / f3.9 (T) - f/16, with 9-blade aperture
Integrated ND Filter: Yes Yes
Normal Focus Range: 60 cm to Infinity
23.6 in to Infinity
5 cm to Infinity
2.0 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range: 1 - 60 cm
0.4 - 23.6 in
 
Filter Thread: n/a n/a
Thread Type: n/a n/a
Optical Image Stabilization: No Yes
Digital Zoom: Yes Yes
Digital Zoom Values: Up to 4x Up to 4x
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes Yes
Auto Focus Type: Contrast Detection: 35-area multiple AF (All target, Group target area (9-area), Single target) Contrast Detect AF with Face Detection; 31-point AiAF, 1-point (center for face select and track)
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes Yes
Manual Focus: Yes Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: No / LCD No / LCD
Viewfinder Type: Optional VF-2 or VF-3 external EVF Optional EVF available.
Focus Peaking: No Yes
EVF Resolution: n/a n/a
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent):    
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed):    
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: No No
Rear Display: Yes Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 3.0 3.0
Rear Display Resolution: 920,000 dots (307,200 px) 1,040,000 dots (345,600 px)
Touchscreen: Yes Yes
Articulating Screen: Yes Yes
Tilt Swivel Screen: No No
Selfie Screen: No Yes
Max Playback Zoom: 10.0x  
Top Deck Display: No No
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native): 12800 12800
Minimum ISO (native): 100 100
ISO Settings: AUTO ISO 100 - 12800 (customizable, Default 100-1600) Manual ISO 100 - 12800, 1/3 EV steps Auto, 100 to 12800 in 1/3 EV steps
Auto ISO Mode: Yes Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Lamp, Fluorescent 1, Fluorescent 2, Daylight, Cloudy, Shade, Underwater Auto, One-Touch Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Flash, Custom 1/2, Underwater
Shutter Speed Range: 1/2000 - 60 sec 1/4000 - 60 sec
Bulb Mode: Yes No
Exposure Compensation: +/- 3.0EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 3.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: 324-zone Digital ESP, Center-weighted Average, Spot Evaluative, Center-weighted average, Spot, Face Detect AE
Program Auto Exposure: Yes Yes
Aperture Priority: Yes Yes
Shutter Priority: Yes Yes
Full Manual Exposure: Yes Yes
Creative Exposure Modes: Scene (Portrait, e-Portrait, Landscape, Sport, Night, Night + Portrait,Sunset, Documents, Panorama, Fireworks, Multiple Exposure, Beach & Snow, Underwater - Wide, Underwater - Macro), HDR , 11 Art Filters and 5 Art Effects 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
Self Timer: 2 or 12 seconds 1 - 30 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer):    
High Resolution Composite: No No
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes Yes
Flash Modes: Auto, Red-eye reduction, Red-eye reduction slow sync., Slow sync at 1st curtain, Slow sync at 2nd curtain, Fill-in, Off. 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 (ISO 100): 5.2 n/a
Flash Range Description: ISO 1600: W:0.6 to 11.1m / T:0.6 to 8.5m Auto ISO: 1.6 - 22 ft. (W), 4.6 - 11 ft. (T) / (50cm - 6.8m (W), 1.4 - 3.5m (T))
Max Flash Sync:    
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: Full TTL exposure  
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC / SDXC SD / SDHC / SDXC
UHS Support:   UHS-I
Other Memory:    
Dual Card Slots: No No
RAW Capture Support: Yes Yes
Uncompressed Format: 12-bit RAW 14-bit RAW (.CR2), RAW+JPEG
Movie File Format: .MOV (MPEG-4 AVC / H.264), Linear PCM, 16-bit, 48kHz stereo audio MOV (Image: H.264, Audio: Stereo Linear PCM)
Included Memory: No memory included No memory included
Included Memory Type:    
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: No Yes
NFC: No Yes
Bluetooth: No No
Built-In GPS: No No
Microphone Jack: No No
Headphone Jack: No No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed USB 2.0 High Speed,WiFi
PictBridge Compliant: Yes Yes
DPOF Compliant: Yes Yes
Remote Control: Yes Yes
Remote Control Type: Optional RM-UC1 Remote cable Optional RS-60E3 wired release, and via Wi-Fi
Connections (extended): Dedicated Multi-connector (USB/AV/Remote); Micro HDMI Type-D, Accessory Port Micro HDMI, remote jack (for optional RS60-E3 wired remote switch)
Performance Timing
Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution): 1.21 1.01
Cycle time for RAW shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame): 1.27 1.14
Buffer size for RAW shooting in single shot mode (frames): 7 Unlimited
Cycle time for RAW+JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per shot): 1.62 1.24
Camera penalizes early shutter press? No No
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution): 5.0 5.3
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution): 4 Unlimited
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps): 5.0 1.5
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames): 3 Unlimited
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps): 4.9 1.3
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames): 3 Unlimited
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid): 0.12 seconds 0.21 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, tele): 0.11 seconds 0.37 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter lag (prefocused, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter Lag (manual focus): 0.069 seconds 0.238 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash): 0.18 seconds 1.03 seconds
Shutter Lag (prefocused): 0.033 seconds 0.091 seconds
Shutter Lag (notes):   Fill AF shutter lag, Auto-area mode = 0.422s
Startup Time: 1.8 seconds 2.0 seconds
Play -> Record Time: 1.4 seconds 1.5 seconds
Flash cycle time, full power: 3.2 seconds 3.2 seconds
Power
Battery Life, Stills (CIPA Rating Monitor/Live View): 310 shots 240 shots
Battery Life, Still (CIPA Rating OVF/EVF):    
Battery Life, Video:    
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary Li-90B Proprietary NB-12L
Usable Battery Types: Lithium-ion rechargeable Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary Li-90B Lithium-ion rechargeable 1 x Proprietary NB-12L Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): Yes Yes
Dedicated Battery Charger Included: No Yes
Internal Charging Supported: Yes No
Software
Included Software: OLYMPUS [ib] software CD-ROM Digital Camera Solution CD-ROM
OS Compatibility:   Windows Vista/7/8, Mac OS
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: 3-inch 920K-dot tilting touchscreen LCD, Full HD movies, hybrid control ring, HDR backlit correction, 11 Art Filters and 5 Art Effects, FlashAir compatible, removable grip, accessory port. Body available in black only. 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.