Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II

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Canon's crown jewel of compacts, the PowerShot G1X Mark II, boasts the best imaging performance ever seen in a Canon compact camera, making it the perfect addition to your camera bag. Without a doubt, a photographers camera, Canon developed a 12.8 MP high sensitivity large format CMOS sensor and fast f/2.0 zoom lens making the PowerShot G1 X Mark II the latest, most advanced and highest quality high performance camera yet! With Wi-Fi, NFC and remote shooting, the GIX Mark II can easily connect to other devices so you can share your images with ease.

Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II

Canon PowerShot G1X MKII

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DSLR like performance. PowerShot portability.

Canon's crown jewel of compacts, the PowerShot G1X Mark II, boasts the best imaging performance ever seen in a Canon compact camera, making it the perfect addition to your camera bag. Without a doubt, a photographers camera, Canon developed a 12.8 MP high sensitivity large format CMOS sensor and fast f/2.0 zoom lens making the PowerShot G1 X Mark II the latest, most advanced and highest quality high performance camera yet! With Wi-Fi, NFC and remote shooting, the GIX Mark II can easily connect to other devices so you can share your images with ease.

Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II Key Feature

Connectivity Options

With Wi-Fi, NFC and remote shooting, easily connect to other devices so you can share your images with ease.
Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II Key Feature

DiG!C 6

DiG!C 6 is Canon's latest generation image processor, delivering stunning image quality and seamless performance.
Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II Key Feature

High Performance

Capture every moment with 5.2 Frames Per Second continuous shooting.
Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II Key Feature

Newly Developed Lens

With a 24mm 5x zoom IS lens and large aperture with a wide angle end of f/2. you can achieve high quality background blur.
Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II Key Feature

Unsurpassed Quality

Canon developed 12.8 MP High Sensitivity large format CMOS sensor (3:2 aspect ratio).

Selected shots from the PowerShot G1X Mark II

  • Night time landscape image taken with the Canon PowerShot G1X compact camera
  • Image of a case of fruit taken with the Canon PowerShot G1X compact camera
  • Image of a fruit market taken with the Canon PowerShot G1X compact camera
  • Desert landscape image taken with the Canon PowerShot G1X compact camera
  • Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II Sample Image
  • City landscape image taken with the Canon PowerShot G1X compact camera
  • Star mode effect image taken with the Canon PowerShot G1X compact camera
  • Night time landscape image taken with the Canon PowerShot G1X compact camera
  • Street view image taken with the Canon PowerShot G1X compact camera
  • Portrait of a women taken with the Canon PowerShot G1X compact camera
  • Image of waves crashing over rocks taken with the Canon PowerShot G1X compact camera

    Detailed Specifications

    PowerShot G1X Mark II Technical Specifications

    Image Sensor

    Type
    1.5 type (18.7 mm x 14.0 mm)
    Canon high-sensitivity CMOS
    Effective Pixels
    Approx. 12.8M (Aspect ratio: 3:2)
    Approx. 13.1M (Aspect ratio: 4:3)
    Aspect Ratio
    Multi-aspect Sensor – 3:2 (default), 4:3
    Colour Filter Type
    Primary Colour

    Image Processor

    Type
    DIGIC 6 with iSAPS technology

    Lens

    Focal Length
    12.5 – 62.5 mm (35 mm equivalent: 24 – 120 mm)
    Zoom
    Optical 5x
    ZoomPlus 10xDigital Approx. 4x (with Digital Tele-Converter Approx.1.6x or 2.0x*1)Combined Approx. 20x
    Maximum f/number
    f/2.0 – f/3.9
    Construction
    14 elements in 11 groups (1 double-sided aspherical UA lens and 2 double-sided aspherical lenses)
    Image Stabilization
    YES – lens shift-type, approx. 3.5-stop*2. Intelligent IS with 5-axis Enhanced Dynamic IS

    Focusing

    Type
    TTL
    AF System / Points
    AiAF (31-point, Face Detection or Touch AF with Object and Face Select and Track), 1-point AF (any position is available or fixed centre)
    AF Modes
    Single, Continuous, Servo AF/AE*3, Touch AF
    AF Point Selection
    Size (Normal, Small)
    AF Lock
    YES – via customisable buttons
    AF Assist Beam
    YES
    Manual Focus
    YES – plus MF Peaking & AF + MF
    Focus Bracketing
    YES
    Closest Focusing Distance
    5 cm (W) from front of lens in macro

    Exposure Control

    Metering Modes
    Evaluative (linked to Face Detection AF frame),
    Centre-weighted average, Spot (centre or linked toFace Detection AF or AF frame)
    AE Lock
    YES – via customisable buttons
    Exposure Compensation
    +/- 3 EV in 1/3 stop increments
    Manual and automatic dynamic range correctionAutomatic shadow correctionND Filter (3 stop)
    AEB
    1/3 – 2 EV in 1/3 stop increments
    ISO sensitivity
    AUTO, 100, 125, 160, 200, 250, 320, 400, 500, 640, 800, 1000, 1250, 1600, 2000, 2500, 3200, 4000, 5000, 6400, 8000, 10000, 12800

    Shutter

    Speed
    1 – 1/4000 sec. (factory default) 60 – 1/4000 sec. (total range – varies by shooting mode)

    White Balance

    Type
    TTL
    Settings
    Auto (including Face Detection WB), Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Flash, Underwater, Custom 1, Custom 2
    Multi-area WB correction available in Smart AutoWhite Balance CompensationWhite Balance Compensation in Underwater modeHue adjustment in Star mode

    Colour Matrix

    Type
    sRGB

    Viewfinder

    Viewfinder
    Optional Electronic Viewfinder EVF-DC1

    LCD monitor

    Monitor
    Tilt type 7.5 cm (3.0") sRGB PureColor II Touchscreen LCD (TFT). 3:2 aspect ratio. Approx. 1,040,000 dots. In-cell capacitive type
    Coverage
    Approx. 100%
    Brightness
    Adjustable to one of five levels. Quick-bright LCD

    Flash

    Modes
    Auto, Manual Flash On / Off, Slow Synchro
    Slow Sync Speed
    YES
    Fastest speed:1/2000 sec. (built-in flash)1/250 sec. (external flash)1/4000 sec. (external using high-speed synchro)
    Red-Eye Reduction
    YES
    Flash Exposure Compensation
    +/- 2 EV in 1/3 stop increments. Face Detection FE, Safety FE, Smart Flash Exposure
    Flash Exposure Lock
    YES
    Manual Power Adjustment
    3 levels with internal flash (up to 19 levels with external EX Speedlites 270EX II and 430EX II. 22 levels with 580EX II, 600EX and 600EX-RT[4])
    Second Curtain Synchronisation
    Yes
    Built-in Flash Range
    50 cm – 6.8 m (W) / 50 cm - 3.5 m (T)
    External Flash
    E-TTL with EX series Speedlites*4

    Shooting

    Modes
    Smart Auto (58 scenes detected), Program AE, Shutter priority AE, Aperture priority AE, Manual, Custom 1, Custom 2, Hybrid Auto, Auto, Creative Shot, SCN (Portrait, Smart Shutter (Smile, Wink Self-Timer, FaceSelf-Timer), Star (Star Nightscape, Star Trails, Star Portrait, Star Time-Lapse Movie), Handheld Night Scene, Underwater, Snow, Fireworks), Creative Filters (High Dynamic Range, Nostalgic, Fish-eye Effect, Miniature Effect, Toy Camera Effect, Background Defocus, Soft Focus, Monochrome, Super Vivid, Poster Effect), Movie
    Modes In Movie
    Smart Auto (21 scenes detected), Standard, Program AE, Portrait, Nostalgic, Miniature Effect, Monochrome, Super Vivid, Poster Effect, Underwater, Snow, Fireworks, iFrame Movie
    Photo Effects
    My Colors (My Colors Off, Vivid, Neutral, Sepia, Black & White, Positive Film, Lighter Skin Tone, Darker Skin Tone, Vivid Blue, Vivid Green, Vivid Red, Custom Color)
    Drive Modes
    Single, Auto Drive, Continuous, Continuous with AF, Self-Timer
    Continuous Shooting
    Approx. 5.2 shots/sec until memory card becomes full*5
    With AF: Approx. 3.0 shots/sec.With Live View: Approx. 3.1 shots/sec.(all speeds are until memory card becomes full)*6*7

    Recording Pixels/ Compression

    Image Size
    3:2 – (RAW, L) 4352 x 2904, (M1) 3072 x 2048, (M2) 2048 x 1368, (S) 640 x 424
    4:3 – (RAW, L) 4160 x 3120, (M1) 3072 x 2304, (M2) 2048 x 1536, (S) 640 x 48016:9 – (RAW, L) 4352 x 2248, (M1) 3072 x 1728, (M2) 1920 x 1080, (S) 640 x 3601:1 – (RAW, L) 3120 x 3120, (M1) 2304 x 2304, (M2) 1536 x 1536, (S) 480 x 4804:5 – (RAW, L) 2496 x 3120, (M1) 1840 x 2304, (M2) 1232 x 1536, (S) 384 x 480Resize in playback (M2, S)
    Compression
    RAW, Superfine, Fine
    Movies
    (Full HD) 1920 x 1080, 30 fps (HD) 1280 x 720, 30 fps, (L) 640 x 480, 30 fps
    Star Time-Lapse Movie (Full HD) 30, 15 fpsMiniature Effect (HD, L) 6 fps, 3 fps, 1.5 fpsHybrid Auto (HD) 30 fpsiFrame Movie (Full HD) 30 fps
    Movie Length
    (Full HD & HD) Up to 4 GB or 29 min. 59 sec. *8
    (L and M) Up to 4 GB or 1 hour *7(Star Time-Lapse Movie) Up to 32 sec.

    File Types

    Still Image Type
    JPEG compression (Exif 2.3 [Exif Print] compliant) / Design rule for Camera File system and DPOF ver. 1.1 compliant), RAW (14bit, Canon original RAW 2nd edition), RAW+JPEG
    Movies
    MP4 [Video: MPEG4-AVC (H.264), Audio: MPEG2
    AAC-LC (stereo)]iFrame

    Direct Print

    Canon Printers
    Canon SELPHY Compact Photo Printers and Canon Inkjet Printers supporting PictBridge
    PictBridge
    YES – via USB or Wireless LAN

    Other Features

    GPS
    GPS via mobile (linked to compatible smartphone)
    Red-Eye Correction
    YES – during shooting and playback
    My Camera / My Menu
    My Menu customisation available
    My Category
    Image tagging feature
    Intelligent Orientation Sensor
    YES
    Histogram
    YES – live histogram
    Playback Zoom
    Approx. 2x – 10x
    Self Timer
    Approx. 2 or 10 sec., Custom
    Menu Languages
    English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Finnish, Italian, Greek, Norwegian, Portuguese, Russian, Swedish, Spanish, Ukrainian, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Simplified Chinese, Chinese (traditional), Japanese, Korean, Thai, Arabic, Romanian, Farsi, Hindi, Malay, Indonesian, Vietnamese, Hebrew

    Interface

    Computer
    Hi-Speed USB (MTP, PTP) dedicated connector (Mini-B compatible)
    Other
    HDMI Micro Connector (HDMI-CEC compatible) A/V output (PAL / NTSC)
    Computer / Other
    Wi-Fi (IEEE802.11 b/g/n), (2.4 GHz only), with NFC support.*9

    Memory Card

    Type
    SD, SDHC, SDXC (UHS Speed Class 1 compatible)

    Supported Operating System

    PC & Macintosh
    Windows 8 / 8.1 / 7 SP1 / Vista SP2 / XP SP3
    Mac OS X 10.7 / 10.8 / 10.9For Wi-Fi connection to a PC:Windows 8 / 8.1 / 7 SP1 onlyMac OS X 10.7 / 10.8.2 or later / 10.9

    Software

    Browsing & Printing
    ImageBrowser EX
    Other
    CameraWindow, PhotoStitch, Map Utility
    Image Manipulation
    Digital Photo Professional for RAW development

    Power Source

    Batteries
    Rechargeable Li-ion Battery NB-12L (NB-12L battery and charger supplied)
    Battery Life
    Approx. 240 shots
    Eco mode approx. 300 shotsApprox. 300 min. playback
    A/C Power Supply
    Optional, AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC100

    Physical Specifications

    Operating Environment
    0 – 40 °C, 10 – 90% humidity
    Dimensions (W x H x D)
    116.3 x 74.0 x 66.2 mm
    Weight
    Approx. 558 g (including battery and memory card)

    Footnotes

    G1X Mark II
    1. Depending on the image size selected. 2. Values at maximum optical focal length. Cameras whose focal length exceeds 350 mm (35 mm equivalent) are measured at 350 mm. 3. Some settings limit availability. 4. Not all functions of the flash are supported. 5. Sustained continuous shooting function requires compatible SDHC / SDXC UHS Speed Class 1 memory card, total number of frames captured varies depending on shooting subject. 6. Under conditions where the flash does not fire. 7. Depending on memory card speed / capacity / compression setting. 8. The following Speed Class memory cards are required for maximum record time: (HD) 1280 x 720 Speed Class 4 or above. (Full HD) 1920 x 1080 Speed Class 6 or above. (iFrame) 1280 x 720 Speed Class 6 or above. 9. Wi-Fi use may be restricted in certain countries or regions. Wi-Fi support varies by device and region.