Camera News
by Brad Soo on January 9 2012

Canon PowerShot G1 X

Canon finally took the wraps off their new compact flagship camera today; the new PowerShot G1 X sports an imaging sensor that’s even larger than that of a Micro Four Thirds camera (ie those interchangeable lens compact cameras made by Olympus and Panasonic), and a whole 6.3 times larger than the old PowerShot G12’s sensor. However, the camera’s lens zoom range has been reduced as well as its aperture range, and the G1 X’s physical size also rivals or is bigger than some interchangeable lens camera in the market.

  • 14 megapixel CMOS sensor
    (sensor measures 1.5 inches diagonally; much larger than on a typical compact camera; 6.3X bigger than the G12’s sensor)
  • 28 – 112 mm (f2.8 – f5.8) 4X optical zoom lens
  • Optical image stabilization
  • 3 inch rotating LCD (922,000 pixels) and optical viewfinder
  • Full manual controls with 14 bit RAW support and hotshoe
    Camera supports filters and conversion lenses
  • ISO range 100 to 12800
  • High-speed continuous shooting up to 4.5 frames per second (full resolution)
  • 1080p Full HD (1920 x 1080) 24 FPS movie mode with stereo sound and optical zoom
  • Takes SD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards
  • Uses a lithium-ion battery
  • Available in February for $800

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