Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II
12.8-megapixel digital camera with 5X optical zoom and Wi-Fi®
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Item #: 280G1XII
Your price: $699.00 Earn up to 699 Rewards points
The Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II features manual focus rings on the lens and a tilting LCD touchscreen.
Sure, the Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II can fit into your pocket or purse, but don't let the camera's small size deceive you; there's plenty going on inside that slim chassis. Canon built the Mark II around the fast, powerful DIGIC 6 processor, which makes sure your images are sharp and colorful. The image sensor that "sees" the image in the first place is almost as large as the one used in many of Canon's EOS SLR cameras, and sensitive enough so you can shoot vivid photos even in low light. The 3" LCD touchscreen tilts out for easier framing and viewing even when you're in the shot.
The Mark II is loaded with automatic modes that will help you get started, but it also features dual focus rings that allow you to make fine adjustments to the lens' focus when you want to take charge. With 12.8 megapixels and 5X optical zoom, even subjects a ways off can be captured in living color and pinpoint detail.
The Mark II has built-in Wi-Fi® so you can upload images and videos to your smart device. That works both ways, so you can wirelessly fire the shutter on the camera when you're joining into a group shot — no need to set the timer and run when you have a wireless connection. If you're an Android™ user, the Mark II is equipped with Near Field Communication (NFC), so you can just touch a compatible phone or tablet to the camera and sync up instantly.
From baby's first steps, to that dream vacation in the islands, these cameras make it easy to capture life's greatest hits. Today's cameras have helpful automatic features, like face detection and scene recognition that make shooting more foolproof than ever. And they all have plenty of megapixels for detailed photos that stay sharp, even when you enlarge and print them.
We like the lithium ion battery as you can recharge it (big savings on purchasing batteries). It takes really sharp, clear photos. Loads of extra features for the money.....directions are clear & concise.....really happy with this purchase~~~
Pros: Great for usage in the dark or low light conditions.
Cons: It could have come with more pixels.
Canon g1x mark lives up to the Canon reputation for crisp, clear shots. It has the right amount of heft to feel substantial in it's handling. It exceeds comparison to my former Canon G 11, with its improved speed, LCD screen, and telephoto lens, as evidenced by a comparison of super moon and evening harbor shots. Bravo!
Pros: Improved zoom, speed, photo clarity, and LCD size.
Cons: Prefer rotating screen and ability to close the LCD screen on the g 11. Miss the built in viewfinder for bright light and speed shots.
I am really impressed with this camera. The fact that it has a wider format and bigger sensor means that you get more detail and true colors. Canon is always improving their cameras and it shows. Digic 6 is the latest software included as well as a nice 5x zoom.
Pros: Self closing lens means no fumbling with a lens cap, true colors, nice zoom, wide format, and wi fi to phone or computer works seamlessly.
Cons: Not enough pixels! By now Canon should have upped the pixels in their G Series.
It has taken me a while to familiarize myself with this camera due to the myriad options and features, but the more that I learn the more impressed I become. The low light capabilities are fantastic in general, and the Handheld Nightscene feature is truly amazing.
Pros: Very versatile. Great for low light situations: the BIG sensor really makes a difference as does image stabilization. Many built in shooting modes and features. Very substantial and impressive build. I'm not a big fan of touch screens but this one is starting win me over.
Cons: A bit overwhelming at first for someone only familiar a basic point and shoot. Somewhat bulky and not easily pocketable, but of course, with the exposed LCD screen you wouldn't want to just shove it any old where anyway. Expensive: I had to think about this purchase for a long time, but I am very glad that I did.
Overall- great camera. Love the resolution upgrade and low light sensitivity! However, I do miss the screen that was on my last model, the G11. I don't like that I can't flip the screen to the inside for protection, and I liked the additional freedom of articulation on the G11. I feel like I'll have to be more careful with this camera, which is a bit of a bummer because I am outdoors and travelling a lot.
|LCD Screen Size||3"|
|Lens 35mm Equivalent||24-120mm|
|Effective Megapixel Count||12.8|
|Highest Resolution||4352 x 2904|
|HD Video Recording||1920 x 1080/30p|
|Weight With Battery (ounces)||19.51|
|Parts Warranty||1 Year|
|Labor Warranty||1 Year|
Vari-Angle LCD Monitor: The new flagship of the Canon PowerShot line, the G1 X Mark II, has a 3" TFT color vari-angle capacitive touch panel LCD monitor featuring a resolution of approximately 922,000 dots. The monitor has an approximately 100% picture coverage. The touch-sensitive panel gives you easy access to operations, menus, and controls. Using Touch AF, you can set the focus point and activate the shutter release with the touch of a fingertip. Like modern smart devices, you can also utilize the swipe and pinch actions on the LCD panel for other functions. The vari-angle LCD monitor can be tilted up 180° or down 45° so you can take pictures at nearly every angle. You can manually adjust the LCD monitor's brightness.
Optional EVF: The optional EFV-DC1 Electronic Viewfinder offers a high-resolution view and displays all shooting information. The EFV-DC1 mounts to the accessory shoe, and can tilt up to 90° to let you shoot at different angles. It has a dioptric adjustment to let you focus the high-resolution LCD to your eyesight, with or without eyeglasses.
Canon's HS System: The PowerShot G1 X MkII employs the HS System by combining the 1.5", 12.8 Megapixel CMOS Image Sensor with the new DIGIC 6 Image Processor to produce spectacular images with minimal noise:
Built-in Wi-Fi: The camera's built-in Wi-Fi lets you wirelessly connect to and send images to computers or smartphones, upload images to social networking sites, photo and video-sharing websites, or use in emails, using the Canon iMage Gateway application. You can also send images to other cameras or wireless printers. With the CameraWindow app, you can use Near-Field Communications (NFC) to easily pair the camera with your NFC-compatible Android phone (using OS 4.0 or later) by touching the two devices together at the camera's "N-mark." You can also shoot images remotely via your smartphone.
Geotagging: GPS data recorded on a smartphone using the CameraWindow app can be added to images taken by the G1 X MkII. Location information, such as latitude, longitude, and elevation, can be used to identify the precise location where your photos are taken, and display the photos on a map.
Recording Media: The camera records still images or moving images with stereo audio on SD, SDHC, and SDXC Memory Cards, including support for high-speed UHS-I memory cards.
File Formats: The G1 X MkII records still images and movies in the following file formats:
Image Sizes: The camera can record in the following image sizes and aspect ratios for JPEG and RAW still images:
|Large||4352 x 2448||4352 x 2904||4160 x 3120||3120 x 3120||2496 x 3120|
|Medium 1||3072 x 1728||3072 x 2048||3072 x 2304||2304 x 2304||1840 x 2304|
|Medium 2||1920 x 1080||2048 x 1368||2048 x 1536||1536 x 1536||1232 x 1536|
|Small||640 x 360||640 x 424||640 x 480||480 x 480||384 x 480|
Wide-Angle 5x Optical Zoom Lens: The PowerShot G1 X MkII is equipped with an f/2.0-f/3.9, 5x Optical Zoom lens with a focal length of 12.5-62.5mm (35mm film equivalent: 24-120mm. The 4x digital zoom extends the camera's telephoto capabilities to a total zoom of 20x. The lens has a 9-blade aperture to provide beautiful blurred backgrounds, even at full-range zoom. The focusing range differs depending upon the focusing mode:
Digital Tele-Converter: Using the built-in Digital Tele-Converter, you can increase the focal length of the lens by approximately 1.6x or 2.0x. The focal length when using the 1.6x digital tele-converter is 38.4-192mm. When using the 2.0x tele-converter, the focal length is 48-240mm. The Digital Tele-Converter cannot be used together with the digital zoom.
Preset Focal Lengths: You can shoot at preset focal lengths of 24mm, 28mm, 35mm, 50mm, 85mm, 100mm, or 112mm. This feature allows you to shoot at the angle of view of those focal lengths to replicate the use of various prime lenses at the same focal lengths.
Dual Control Rings: The camera features two control rings surrounding the lens barrel which are designed to enhance functionality. The inner "step" ring can be configured to set the aperture value, shutter speed, and exposure compensation. The outer "continuous" ring helps you make fine tuning adjustments, including manual focus.
Optical Image Stabilizer: Optical (lens shift type) Image Stabilization allows you to minimize the camera shake which results in blurred images when you shoot distant subjects that have been magnified or when you shoot in dark conditions. Intelligent Image Stabilization (Intelligent IS) automatically selects one of six modes of image stabilization depending upon the shooting conditions:
Star Shooting Modes: The G1 X MkII features new Star Shooting modes to help you take photographs of stars in the night sky. Each of these modes requires a tripod to prevent camera shake. Other functions, including Night Display, Color Adjustment, and Star Emphasis, help you make your nighttime photos better. The Star Shooting modes include:
AF Frame Modes: You can change the AF frame mode to match the scene you want to shoot. You can choose from the following:
AF-Assist Beam: The AF-assist beam will sometimes emit when the shutter button is pressed halfway to assist focusing in certain conditions, i.e. dark conditions. The AF-assist beam can be turned off. If animals are your subject, turn off the beam when shooting in the dark to avoid startling them.
Focus Lock: If it becomes difficult to focus on the subject due to low contrast to the surroundings, close up and far away subjects in the same shot, or quickly moving subjects, you can choose to lock the focus or auto focus on an object at a similar distance, then shoot the picture after recomposing the shot.
Focus Bracketing: The camera automatically takes three shots; one at the manual focus position, and one each with focus positions preset farther and nearer. The three shots are taken at the same interval as continuous shooting. The farther and nearer focus positions can be set in three steps.
Drive Modes: The Canon PowerShot G1 X MkII features Single, Continuous, Self-Timer Drive modes:
Shooting Modes: Using the Mode Dial on the top of the camera, you can select from numerous shooting modes:
Exposure Compensation: When shooting against a bright or dark background, you may need to correct the exposure so that the subject is correctly lit. You can adjust the exposure from -3 to +3 in 1/3-stop increments.
Locking the Exposure Setting (AE Lock): You can set the exposure and focus separately. This is effective when the contrast is too strong between the subject and background, or when a subject is backlit.
Auto Exposure Bracketing (AEB): In this mode, the camera automatically changes the exposure within a set range to take three shots at the same interval as continuous shooting. The images are shot in the following order: standard exposure, underexposure, and overexposure. You can set the amount of under- or over-exposure from -2 to +2 in 1/3-stop increments.
Metering Modes: You can select from the following metering modes:
ISO Settings: The PowerShot G1 X MkII features Auto and Manual ISO. The higher the ISO, the greater it reduces the effects of camera shake and sharpens subjects in low-light situations. ISO speed settings can be adjusted in 1/3 EV increments. The settings include 100, 125, 160, 200, 250, 320, 400, 500, 640, 800, 1000, 1250, 1600, 2000, 2500, 3200, 4000, 5000, 6400, 8000, 10000, 12800, or Auto.
Built-In Flash: The PowerShot G1 X MkII has a built-in flash. Using the control dial, you can select Auto (flash fires in low light), On (flash always fires), Slow-Synchro (flash timing is adjusted to slow shutter speeds) or Off (flash doesn't fire). The built-in flash has a range of 1.6' to 22' in Wide Angle and 4.6' to 11' in Telephoto. You can adjust the flash output (3 levels) and flash exposure compensation (+/-2 stops in 1/3 stop increments). In the menu, you can add the following flash functions when the flash is set to On or Auto:
ND Filter: The ND filter reduces light intensity to 1/8 (3-stops) of the actual level, allowing for slower shutter speeds and smaller aperture values. Use of a tripod is recommended with the slower shutter speeds to prevent camera shake.
White Balance: You can choose from the following white balance settings:
My Colors: Using My Colors you can easily change colors in an image when it's taken. My Colors offers several options:
Display Overlays: You can display a variety of guides and overlays in the viewfinder or LCD to aid you in shooting images. These include shooting information, grid lines, an electronic level, and a histogram.
Wind Filter: The Wind Filter suppresses noise during audio recording when the wind is strong.
Review: After an image is recorded, it will appear in the LCD monitor for a preset number of seconds for reviewing. You can select the review time from Quick, 2 seconds, 4 seconds, 8 seconds, or Off. It will also display until you press the shutter button halfway to focus your next shot (Hold).
Focus Check Display: Focus Check display allows you to check the focus of image taken and allows you to easily check facial expressions and whether a subject's eyes are closed. This feature can be set to allow you to check the focus of an image taken right after shooting the subject.
Jump Images: When you have a lot of images recorded onto a memory card, you can use the Jump feature to speed up your search for the image you want to view. You can choose from the following categories:
Index Replay: This feature allows you to view 6, 12, 42, or 110 images at once on the LCD monitor so that you can search for an image quickly.
Image Magnification: When viewing a still picture in Single Image Replay mode, you can magnify the image to get a closer look at the detail. You can also maneuver around in the magnified picture by using the multi-purpose control dial.
Rotating Images: You can rotate an image by 90° or 270° clockwise in the LCD monitor.
Smart Shuffle: Based on the current image, the camera suggests four images that you may want to view. After you choose one of those images, four more images are offered, making it an enjoyable way to play back images in an unexpected order.
Slide Show: Images stored on a memory card can automatically be displayed one-by-one using the Slide Show function. Each image displays for approximately 3-10, 15, 30 seconds. You can choose whether you want a fade transition effect or not.
Movie Playback: In addition to normal playback of your video clips the camera features slow-motion, fast-forward, rewind and frame-by-frame playback.
Trimming: You can trim a portion of a recorded image and save it as a new image file. You can also trim the beginnings and ends of recorded movies in one-second increments.
Resizing Images: You can resize images to a lower pixel setting and save the resized image as a separate file.
Protecting Images: The protect feature allows you to protect important images from accidental erasure.
PictBridge/Wireless Printing: You can connect this camera directly to a PictBridge-compatible printer of any brand with an optional USB cable and print photos without having to connect it to a computer. You can also connect the camera wirelessly via an access point or directly.
Power Requirements: The Canon PowerShot G1 X MkII powered by the supplied NB-12L rechargeable Lithium-Ion battery pack (3.6V / 1910mAh / 6.8Wh). The battery pack can be charged in the supplied CB-2LG battery charger in approximately 3 hours and 5 minutes. For long periods of continuous use, or when connected to a computer, it is recommended that the camera be connected to the optional ACK-DC100 AC adapter kit. The typical performance of the battery is as follows:
|Still Images||Screen On: Approx 240 shots|
|Eco Mode: Approx. 300 shots|
|Movie Recording||Typical||Screen On: Approx. 50 mins|
|Continuous||Screen On: Approx. 90 mins|
|Playback Time||Screen On: Approx. 5 hours|
Note: With the optional Electronic Viewfinder in use, the battery life is 200 still images, 50 minutes typical movie recording, and 90 minutes continuous movie recording.
Eco Mode: To save battery power, the screen darkens when the camera is not used for approximately two seconds, then turns off after another ten seconds. The camera shuts itself off after three minutes of inactivity.
Digital/AV Output Terminal: The PowerShot G1 X MkII has a Mini-B USB 2.0 Hi-Speed terminal to allow you to connect the camera to a compatible computer or compatible printer via a USB cable (not included). The camera's Mini-B USB 2.0 output also allows you to connect the camera to a TV or video monitor with a RCA audio and composite video input jacks using the optional AVC-DC400ST stereo AV cable. You can set the video output to NTSC or PAL.
Micro HDMI Output: The PowerShot G1 X MkII features a micro-HDMI (Type D) output for connecting the camera to your HDTV.
Remote In: The PowerShot G1 X MkII features a 2.5mm sub-mini input for connecting the optional Canon RS-60E3 Wired Remote Switch (sold separately). The remote prevents camera shake when taking photographs using a tripod, such as when taking close-ups, long-exposure, or Star Shooting photographs.
DC In: The camera features a DC input for optional AC power adapter (ACK-DC100, sold separately).
Software: The PowerShot G1 X MkII does not come with software in the box. The following software programs are available for download from the Canon website:
Operating Systems: The software is compatible with the following operating systems: