With International Consumer Electronics Show yet to start in Las Vegas and already the press channels are flooded with news on upcoming gadgets to have. On the most anticipated category is the new Canon PowerShot G1 X, which leaked onto the Internet a few days ago. Hailed to be the top of Canon PowerShot G-Series family, the PowerShot G1 X was made to be the perfect complementary compact camera to the massive Canon EOS-1D X digital SLR.
The first Canon camera to have a new 14.3-megapixel CMOS sensor, larger than any PowerShot imaging sensor and similar in dimension as the APS-C size ones used in the Canon EOS 600D, an entry-level DSLR. This is also larger than any sensors found on the popular Micro Four Thirds cameras on the market today by competitors Panasonic and Olympus. The PowerShot G1 X also boasts the new DIGIC 5 image processor. Thus ensuring a full ISO range of 100 – 12800. With abilities to record 1080p video at 24fps and 6 full-frame shots per second, serious photographers can abandon the practice of carrying two cameras with PowerShot G1 X handling all their daily needs and more.
For the optimum clarity in both still images and full HD videos, Canon incorporated a 4-stop optical Image Stabilizer. This allows a user to shoot in darker environment with shutter speed up to four stops slower. Supported by Intelligent IS, the camera determines the most appropriate Image Stabilizer mode according to various factors. This also gives users greater freedom to be creative with their images.
Known for its optics, Canon lavished the G1 X with a 4X-optical-zoom lens, at 28mm to 112mm with F2.8 to F16. Fully customizable to he or her work flow, the new Canon flagship model includes manual settings and a large vari-angle PureColor II VA LCD at 3.0-inch and 920,000 dot resolution. There is also an optical viewfinder for the traditionalist. Additional to the camera’s flash, a hotshoe provides a full range of possibilities when it comes to Canon accessories.
Suggested retail price set at $799 US, the Canon PowerShot G1 X will be available at authorized dealers worldwide starting at the end of February 2012.
- New 14.3-megapixel CMOS Image Sensor
- Canon DIGIC 5 Image Processor
- 4X Optical Zoom Lens at 28mm to 112mm
- 3.0 Inch Vari-Angle LCD Display with 920,000 Dots Resolution
- Full Manual, RAW, DPP HD, HDMI
Release Date: February 2012