Canon PowerShot G1-X Mark Peters : January 9th 2012 - 17:30 CET
CES 2012 NEWS - Canon PowerShot G1-X digital camera : Canon has launched a revolutionary new compact camera; the Canon PowerShot G1 X. The new Canon G1-X is equipped with a large CMOS image sensor, designed to produce DSLR levels of photo quality and control in a highly portable metal camera body. Created for professional and serious digital photographers, the Canon PowerShot G1X creates a prestigious new category at the top of Canon’s popular PowerShot G line-up, and redefines the performance achievable from a compact digital camera. A high-quality digital camera in its own right or the perfect complement to a professional Digital SLR camera, the Canon PowerShot G1 X combines EOS sensor technology with DIGIC 5 processing power.
Canon PowerShot G1-X
The Canon PowerShot G1-X features a new precision Canon lens and extensive manual control - creating the finest digital compact camera Canon has ever produced. Designed to be highly portable, the Canon PowerShot G1 X camera features a zoom lens which retracts into a discreet, robust metal casing, providing digital photographers with an unimposing camera that delivers high quality pictures and superior handling.
Canon DIGIC 5 image processor
Combining the large image sensor with the Canon DIGIC 5 image processor, the HS System in the Canon PowerShot G1 X digital camera sets new standards for low-light photography, with a maximum full-resolution ISO range of 100 to 12800 - a level never before seen in a Canon compact camera. Photographers can shoot using the ambient light in even the darkest conditions, capturing natural photos with incredible detail and low noise - providing a powerful basis for low-light digital photography.
Canon PowerShot G1 X photo quality
Incorporating Canon image technologies and expertise trusted by professionals worldwide, the new Canon PowerShot G1-X offers a level of photo quality previously only possible with a Canon Digital SLR camera. It’s Canon’s first compact camera to feature a large 4:3 aspect, 14.3 Megapixel CMOS image sensor measuring 18.7mm x 14mm - similar in height to the APS-C sensors used within Canon EOS camera models. Featuring the same pixel size and structure as the Canon EOS 600D, and a surface area approximately 6.3 times larger than the image sensor in the popular Canon PowerShot G12, it provides DSLR image quality in a camera body small enough to carry with you.
14.3 Megapixel Canon PowerShot G1-X camera
The increased image sensor size allows digital photographers to have greater control over the depth of field, with increased potential to creatively and artistically isolate a subject from its background. Improved dynamic range enables users to accurately capture shadows and highlights within the same frame, while the 14.3 Megapixel resolution allows for the picture output of large-sized prints, or permits photographs to be cropped for more powerful compositions. To learn more, Download the Canon PowerShot G1 X specifications and technology data sheet.
Canon PowerShot G1x features
• Large 14.3 Megapixel CMOS sensor
• Canon DIGIC 5
• Canon HS System
• Compact 4x zoom
• Intelligent Image Stabilization
• 7.5cm (3-inch) Vari-angle LCD
• Optical Viewfinder
• High-speed Burst HQ
• HDR mode and ND filter
• Full Manual, RAW, DPP
• Full HD video
• HDMI support
• Smart Auto
• Canon G1-X accessories
• Optional 40m waterproof case
Canon PowerShot G1 X lens technology
Developed using the same design, manufacturing and quality processes as the Canon EF lens range, the lens in the Canon PowerShot G1 X digital camera is built to achieve professional levels of image quality. Utilising Ultra high refractive index Aspherical elements and precision glass moulding technology, the camera lens achieves both a compact size and pin-sharp clarity for the most discerning of photographers. The Canon lens retracts compactly into the camera body while offering a flexible 4x optical zoom range of 28mm - 112mm, giving digital photographers the option to use the zoom creatively and change the framing and perspective of their shot.
Canon PowerShot G1 X review
As soon as we receive a Canon PowerShot G1 X test sample, we will publish a sample photo gallery with high resolution pictures, followed by an in-depth Canon PowerShot G1 X review including HD sample videos. The Canon G1 X compact camera will be available in back.