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Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II

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Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II

With its large sensor and fast f/2 zoom lens, the PowerShot G1 X Mark II delivers DSLR-like performance and versatility from the body of a compact camera.

Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II

Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II

Download user manual G1 X Mark II in PDF format: G1_X_Mark_II-EN

  • Large 1.5-type 18.7 x 14.0 mm Canon CMOS sensor with multi-aspect shooting
  • Capture 12.8 Megapixel images (3:2)* and Full HD videos with DSLR-like quality
  • Be creative with depth of field, using a fast f/2-3.9, 24mm 5x zoom lens and 9-bladed aperture
  • Fast image processing and responsive operation with DIGIC 6
  • Shoot great pictures, even in low light, with HS System and max ISO 12,800
  • Intelligent IS image stabilisation guards against camera shake
  • Accurate 31-point AiAF. Precise manual focusing with Manual Focus Peaking
  • Customisable Dual Control Rings and intuitive touch screen for tailor-made handling
  • Wi-Fi and Image Sync for easy image sharing and backup. Connect to a smartphone or tablet for remote shooting
  • Optional EVF for traditional handling
  • 14 bit RAW and DPP software integrate seamlessly into any workflow

IMAGE SENSOR

Type1.5 type (18.7 mm x 14.0 mm) Canon high-sensitivity CMOS
Effective PixelsApprox. 12.8M (Aspect ratio: 3:2)
Approx. 13.1M (Aspect ratio: 4:3)
Aspect RatioMulti-aspect Sensor – 3:2 (default), 4:3
Colour Filter TypePrimary Colour

IMAGE PROCESSOR

TypeDIGIC 6 with iSAPS technology

LENS

Focal Length12.5 – 62.5 mm (35 mm equivalent: 24 – 120 mm)
ZoomOptical 5x
ZoomPlus 10x
Digital Approx. 4x (with Digital Tele-Converter Approx. 1.6x or 2.0x¹).
Combined Approx. 20x
Maximum f/numberf/2.0-f/3.9
Construction14 elements in 11 groups (1 double sided aspherical UA lens and 2 double-sided aspherical lenses)
Image StabilisationYes (lens shift-type), approx. 3.5-stop¹. Intelligent IS with 5-axis Enhanced Dynamic IS

FOCUSING

TypeTTL
AF System/ PointsAiAF (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 ModesSingle, Continuous, Servo AF/AE¹, Touch AF
AF Point SelectionSize (Normal, Small)
AF LockYes, via customisable buttons
AF Assist BeamYes
Manual FocusYes, plus MF Peaking & AF + MF
Focus BracketingYes
Closest Focusing Distance5 cm (W) from front of lens in macro

EXPOSURE CONTROL

Metering modesEvaluative (linked to Face Detection AF frame), Centre-weighted average, Spot (centre or linked to Face Detection AF or AF frame)
AE LockYes, via customisable buttons
Exposure Compensation+/- 3 EV in 1/3 stop increments
Manual and automatic dynamic range correction
Automatic shadow correction
ND Filter (3 stop)
AEB1/3 – 2 EV in 1/3 stop increments
ISO sensitivityAUTO, 100, 125, 160, 200, 250, 320, 400, 500, 640, 800, 1000, 1250, 1600, 2000, 2500, 3200, 4000, 5000, 6400, 8000, 10000, 12800

SHUTTER

Speed1 – 1/4000 sec. (factory default)
60 – 1/4000 sec. (total range – varies by shooting mode)

WHITE BALANCE

TypeTTL
SettingsAuto (including Face Detection WB), Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Flash, Underwater, Custom 1, Custom 2
Multi-area WB correction available in Smart Auto
White Balance Compensation
White Balance Compensation in Underwater mode
Colour adjustment in Star Mode

COLOUR MATRIX

TypesRGB

VIEWFINDER

ViewfinderOptional Electronic Viewfinder EVF-DC1

LCD MONITOR

MonitorTilt 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
CoverageApprox. 100%
BrightnessAdjustable to one of five levels. Quick-bright LCD

FLASH

ModesAuto, Manual Flash On / Off, Slow Synchro
Slow Sync SpeedYes.
Fastest speed:
1/2000 sec. (built-in flash)
1/250 sec. (external flash)
1/4000 sec. (external using high-speed synchro)
Red-Eye ReductionYes
Flash Exposure Compensation+/- 2 EV in 1/3 stop increments. Face Detection FE, Safety FE, Smart Flash Exposure
Flash Exposure LockYes
Manual Power Adjustment3 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-RT¹)
Second Curtain SynchronisationYes
Built-in Flash Range50 cm – 6.8 m (W) / 50 cm – 3.5 m (T)
External FlashE-TTL with EX series Speedlites¹

SHOOTING

ModesSmart 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 MovieSmart Auto (21 scenes detected), Standard, Program AE, Portrait, Nostalgic, Miniature Effect, Monochrome, Super Vivid, Poster Effect, Underwater, Snow, Fireworks, iFrame Movie
Photo EffectsMy 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 modesSingle, Auto Drive, Continuous, Continuous with AF, Self-Timer
Continuous ShootingApprox. 5.2 shots/sec until memory card becomes full¹
with AF: Approx. 3.0 shots/sec
with Live View: Approx. 3.1 shots/sec
(all speeds are until memory card becomes full)²³

RECORDING PIXELS / COMPRESSION

Image Size3:2 – (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 480
16:9 – (RAW, L) 4352 x 2248, (M1) 3072 x 1728, (M2) 1920 x 1080, (S) 640 x 360
1:1 – (RAW, L) 3120 x 3120, (M1) 2304 x 2304, (M2) 1536 x 1536, (S) 480 x 480
4:5 – (RAW, L) 2496 x 3120, (M1) 1840 x 2304, (M2) 1232 x 1536, (S) 384 x 480
Resize in playback (M2, S)
CompressionRAW, 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 fps
Miniature Effect (HD, L) 6fps, 3fps, 1.5 fps
Hybrid Auto (HD) 30 fps
iFrame Movie (Full HD) 30fps
Movie Length(Full HD & HD) Up to 4 GB or 29 min. 59 sec.¹
(L and M) Up to 4 GB or 1 hour²
(Star Time-Lapse Movie) Up to 32 sec

FILE TYPES

Still Image TypeJPEG 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
MoviesMP4 [Video: MPEG4-AVC (H.264), Audio: MPEG2 AAC-LC (stereo)]
iFrame

DIRECT PRINT

Canon PrintersCanon SELPHY Compact Photo Printers and Canon Inkjet Printers supporting PictBridge
PictBridgeYes (via USB or Wireless LAN)

OTHER FEATURES

GPSGPS via mobile (linked to compatible smartphone)
Red-Eye CorrectionYes, during shooting and playback
My Camera / My MenuMy Menu customisation available
My CategoryImage tagging feature
Intelligent Orientation SensorYes
HistogramYes, live histogram
Playback zoomApprox. 2x – 10x
Self TimerApprox. 2 or 10 sec., Custom
Menu LanguagesEnglish, 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

ComputerHi-Speed USB (MTP, PTP) dedicated connector (Mini-B compatible)
OtherHDMI Micro Connector (HDMI-CEC compatible) A/V output (PAL/NTSC)
Computer/OtherWi-Fi (IEEE802.11b/g/n), (2.4 GHz only), with NFC support¹

MEMORY CARD

TypeSD, SDHC, SDXC (UHS Speed Class 1 compatible)

SUPPORTED OPERATING SYSTEM

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

SOFTWARE

Browsing & PrintingImageBrowser EX
OtherCameraWindow, PhotoStitch, Map Utility
Image ManipulationDigital Photo Professional for RAW development

POWER SOURCE

BatteriesRechargeable Li-ion Battery NB-12L (NB-12L battery and charger supplied)
Battery lifeApprox. 240 shots
Eco mode approx. 300 shots
Approx. 300 min. playback
A/C Power SupplyOptional, AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC100

ACCESSORIES

Cases / StrapsSoft Case DCC-1820
PowerShot Neck Strap NS-100
Waterproof / Weatherproof CaseWaterproof Case (40m) WP-DC53
Waterproof Case Weight WW-DC1
LensesLens Hood LH-DC80
Filter Adapter FA-DC58E (Compatible with Canon 58mm Filters: Circular Polarizing Filter PL-C B, Neutral Density Filters ND4-L & ND8-L, Protect Filter, UV Filter, Skylight Filter, Softmat Filter No.1 & 2)
FlashCanon Speedlites (including 270EX II, 320EX, 430EX II, 580EX II, 600EX, 600EX-RT¹)
Speedlite Transmitter ST-E2, Off-Camera Shoe Cord OC-E3, Bracket BKT-DC1, Speedlite Bracket SB-E2
Remote Controller/ SwitchRemote Switch RS-60E3
Power Supply & Battery ChargersAC Adapter Kit ACK-DC100, Battery Charger CB-2LGE
OtherElectronic Viewfinder EVF-DC1
(0.48 type), 4:3 aspect ratio, Approx. 2,360,000 dots, 100% coverage
Canon AV cable AVC-DC400ST
Interface cable IFC-400PCU

 

PHYSICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Operating Environment0 – 40 °C, 10 – 90% humidity
Dimensions (WxHxD)116.3 x 74.0 x 66.2 mm
WeightApprox. 558 g (including battery/batteries and memory card)

 

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