Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II

PowerShot and IXUS digital compact cameras

Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II

Enhanced Grip Edition

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.

  • 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
PowerShot G1 X Mark II
  • Large sensor close to DSLR APS-C size Large sensor close to DSLR APS-C size
  • Wide aperture throughout zoom range Wide aperture throughout zoom range
  • 12.8 Megapixel CMOS with 3:2 aspect 12.8 Megapixel CMOS with 3:2 aspect
  • Two customisable lens rings Two customisable lens rings
  • Powerful DIGIC processing Powerful DIGIC processing
  • Great low-light shots Great low-light shots
  • 5x optical zoom, ultra wide-angle 5x optical zoom, ultra wide-angle
  • Steady shots in every situation Steady shots in every situation
  • Share and backup images wirelessly Share and backup images wirelessly
  • NFC simplifies smartphone sharing NFC simplifies smartphone sharing
  • Control the camera with a smartphone Control the camera with a smartphone
  • Tilt to shoot up high or down low Tilt to shoot up high or down low
  • 14-bit RAW 14-bit RAW
  • Aperture and shutter speed control Aperture and shutter speed control
  • High maximum ISO sensitivity High maximum ISO sensitivity
  • 1080p movies 1080p movies
  • Create SLR style background blur Create SLR style background blur
  • Capture starry skies with ease Capture starry skies with ease
  • Capture HDR without a tripod Capture HDR without a tripod
  • Neutral Density Filter Neutral Density Filter

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Sample Images

Sample Videos

Features in depth

DSLR-level image quality from a compact camera

The PowerShot G1 X Mark II’s large 1.5-type sensor has a surface area similar to APS-C, measuring 18.7 x 14.0mm. It uses 12.8 Megapixel resolution (3:2) and Canon’s CMOS technology to deliver DSLR-like image quality. Use the Multi-aspect Sensor to capture either 12.8 MP images at 3:2 or 13.1 MP images at 4:3 aspect ratios with the same effective focal length.*

Great low-light performance

The PowerShot G1 X Mark II’s 1.5-type sensor and DIGIC 6 processor ensure superb performance right up to ISO 12,800. HS System, combined with a bright f/2-3.9 lens, makes the most of available ambient light, for superb clarity and colour whatever the conditions. Intelligent IS selects the optimum optical Image Stabilizer mode from 8 options to reduce camera shake and blur.

Precision 5x zoom lens

The PowerShot G1 X Mark II features an ultra-wide angle 24mm, 5x optical zoom lens. Utilising Canon’s precision technology and advanced lens expertise for sharp, high-resolution images. Large 1.5-type sensor combined with the bright f/2-3.9, 9-bladed aperture ensures excellent subject isolation with smooth background blur.

Capturing the moment

A DIGIC 6 processor delivers fast, responsive handling, so you’ll always be ready to capture that decisive moment. High-density 31-point AiAF locks on to subjects quickly and accurately, while fine manual focus adjustments can be made using one of the camera’s Dual Control Rings, positioned around the lens barrel. Manual Focus Peaking further aids accuracy by highlighting in-focus areas.

Wireless remote shooting and Image Sync

Initiate a Wi-Fi connection between the PowerShot G1 X Mark II and a compatible smart device using the camera’s dedicated Mobile Device Connect Button or NFC. Once connected, the Canon CameraWindow app enables you to control the PowerShot G1 X Mark II wirelessly from up to 5m away. The Mobile Device Connect Button can also be assigned to Image Sync, enabling you to back up your images and movies to a registered home computer, Flickr™ and Google Drive™, via CANON iMAGE GATEWAY.**

Designed just for you

Tailor the PowerShot G1 X Mark II to your own way of working. Frequently used functions can be added to a custom menu so they’re easier to find when you need them. Customisable Dual Control Rings surrounding the camera’s lens barrel can be programmed to change different settings.

Cover all angles

A high-quality LCD touch-screen, with 1,040k dot resolution, uses sRGB colour reproduction for excellent colour accuracy, image clarity and contrast. The tilt-type screen and intuitive controls make the PowerShot G1 X Mark II quick and easy to use, even when shooting at unusual angles. Equip the camera with an optional responsive electronic viewfinder for more traditional handling.

New creative possibilities

Experiment with advanced shooting modes and discover new creative possibilities. Hand-held HDR and Background Defocus modes capture multiple pictures in quick succession and merge them together for a professional-looking result. Star modes provide an easy route into capturing spectacular astrophotography.

Seamless workflow

14-bit RAW files and Canon DPP software maximise quality during post production and seamlessly integrate into your existing editing or printing workflows.

Ergonomic handling

The PowerShot G1 X Mark II Enhanced Grip Edition (available in Europe, Middle East and Africa) features a large ergonomic grip for excellent handling.

  • *Multi-aspect Sensor captures 12.8 MP images at 3:2 aspect ratio with default settings. 13.1 MP images at 4:3 aspect ratio can be captured with the same effective focal length.
  • **Wi-Fi support varies by device and region. For more information visit www.canon-europe.com/wirelesscompacts
  • Direct Internet sharing, Image Sync and Send via server features require a CANON iMAGE GATEWAY account. CANON iMAGE GATEWAY may not be supported in some countries or regions. Please visit www.canon-europe.com/cig for more information.
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What's in the box

Whats in the box
  • PowerShot G1 X Mark II
  • Battery Pack NB-12L
  • Battery Charger CB-2LGE
  • Neck Strap NS-DC11
  • AC Cable
  • User Manual Kit

Product Specification

IMAGE SENSOR

Type 1.5 type (18.7 mm x 14.0 mm) Canon high-sensitivity CMOS
Effective Pixels Approx. 12.8M (Aspect ratio: 3:2)
Approx. 13.1M (Aspect ratio: 4:3)
Aspect Ratio Multi-aspect Sensor - 3:2 (default), 4:3
Colour Filter Type Primary Colour

IMAGE PROCESSOR

Type DIGIC 6 with iSAPS technology
Focal Length 12.5 – 62.5 mm (35 mm equivalent: 24 – 120 mm)
Zoom Optical 5x
ZoomPlus 10x
Digital Approx. 4x (with Digital Tele-Converter Approx. 1.6x or 2.0x¹).
Combined Approx. 20x
Maximum f/number f/2.0-f/3.9
Construction 14 elements in 11 groups (1 double sided aspherical UA lens and 2 double-sided aspherical lenses)
Image Stabilisation Yes (lens shift-type), approx. 3.5-stop¹. Intelligent IS with 5-axis Enhanced Dynamic IS

FOCUSING

Type TTL
AF System/ Points AiAF (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 Modes Single, Continuous, Servo AF/AE¹, Touch AF
AF Point Selection Size (Normal, Small)
AF Lock Yes, via customisable buttons
AF Assist Beam Yes
Manual Focus Yes, plus MF Peaking & AF + MF
Focus Bracketing Yes
Closest Focusing Distance 5 cm (W) from front of lens in macro

EXPOSURE CONTROL

Metering modes Evaluative (linked to Face Detection AF frame), Centre-weighted average, Spot (centre or linked to Face Detection AF or AF frame)
AE Lock Yes, 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)
AEB 1/3 – 2 EV in 1/3 stop increments
ISO sensitivity AUTO, 100, 125, 160, 200, 250, 320, 400, 500, 640, 800, 1000, 1250, 1600, 2000, 2500, 3200, 4000, 5000, 6400, 8000, 10000, 12800
Speed 1 – 1/4000 sec. (factory default)
60 – 1/4000 sec. (total range – varies by shooting mode)

WHITE BALANCE

Type TTL
Settings Auto (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

Type sRGB

VIEWFINDER

Viewfinder Optional Electronic Viewfinder EVF-DC1

LCD MONITOR

Monitor Tilt 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
Coverage Approx. 100%
Brightness Adjustable to one of five levels. Quick-bright LCD
Modes Auto, Manual Flash On / Off, Slow Synchro
Slow Sync Speed Yes.
Fastest speed:
1/2000 sec. (built-in flash)
1/250 sec. (external flash)
1/4000 sec. (external using high-speed synchro)
Red-Eye Reduction Yes
Flash Exposure Compensation +/- 2 EV in 1/3 stop increments. Face Detection FE, Safety FE, Smart Flash Exposure
Flash Exposure Lock Yes
Manual Power Adjustment 3 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 Synchronisation Yes
Built-in Flash Range 50 cm – 6.8 m (W) / 50 cm - 3.5 m (T)
External Flash E-TTL with EX series Speedlites¹

SHOOTING

Modes Smart 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 Movie Smart Auto (21 scenes detected), Standard, Program AE, Portrait, Nostalgic, Miniature Effect, Monochrome, Super Vivid, Poster Effect, Underwater, Snow, Fireworks, iFrame Movie
Photo Effects My 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 modes Single, Auto Drive, Continuous, Continuous with AF, Self-Timer
Continuous Shooting Approx. 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 Size 3:2 - (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)
Compression RAW, 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 Type JPEG 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
Movies MP4 [Video: MPEG4-AVC (H.264), Audio: MPEG2 AAC-LC (stereo)]
iFrame

DIRECT PRINT

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

OTHER FEATURES

GPS GPS via mobile (linked to compatible smartphone)
Red-Eye Correction Yes, during shooting and playback
My Camera / My Menu My Menu customisation available
My Category Image tagging feature
Intelligent Orientation Sensor Yes
Histogram Yes, live histogram
Playback zoom Approx. 2x – 10x
Self Timer Approx. 2 or 10 sec., Custom
Menu Languages English, 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

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

MEMORY CARD

Type SD, SDHC, SDXC (UHS Speed Class 1 compatible)

SUPPORTED OPERATING SYSTEM

PC & Macintosh Windows 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 & Printing ImageBrowser EX
Other CameraWindow, PhotoStitch, Map Utility
Image Manipulation Digital Photo Professional for RAW development

POWER SOURCE

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

ACCESSORIES

Cases / Straps Soft Case DCC-1820
PowerShot Neck Strap NS-100
Waterproof / Weatherproof Case Waterproof Case (40m) WP-DC53
Waterproof Case Weight WW-DC1
Lenses Lens 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)
Flash Canon 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/ Switch Remote Switch RS-60E3
Power Supply & Battery Chargers AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC100, Battery Charger CB-2LGE
Other Electronic 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 Environment 0 – 40 °C, 10 – 90% humidity
Dimensions (WxHxD) 116.3 x 74.0 x 66.2 mm
Weight Approx. 558 g (including battery/batteries and memory card)
Image Stabilisation ¹ Values at maximum optical focal length. Cameras whose focal length exceeds 350mm (35mm equivalent) are measured at 350mm.
AF Modes ¹ Some settings limit availability.
External Flash ¹ Not all functions of the flash are supported.
Continuous Shooting ¹ Sustained continuous shooting function requires compatible SDHC/SDXC UHS Speed Class 1 memory card, total number of frames captured varies depending on shooting subject.
² Under conditions where the flash does not fire.
³ Depending on memory card speed / capacity / compression setting.
Movie Length ¹ The following Speed Class memory cards are required for maximum record time: (HD) 1280 x 720 Speed Class 4 or above. (Full HD) 1920 x 1080 Speed Class 6 or above. (iFrame) 1280 x 720 Speed Class 6 or above.
² Depending on memory card speed / capacity / compression setting.
Computer/Other ¹ Wi-Fi use may be restricted in certain countries or regions. Wi-Fi support varies by device and region. For more information visit www.canon-europe.com/wirelesscompacts
Flash ¹ Not all functions of the flash are supported.
Zoom ¹ Depending on the image size selected.
Manual Power Adjustment ¹ Not all functions of the flash are supported.
  • All data is based on Canon standard testing methods (according to CIPA Standards) except where indicated.
  • Subject to change without notice.

Accessories & Supplies

Power

Trust Canon for guaranteed power performance. Extra batteries, battery chargers and AC adapter kits let you shoot photos and video for longer and review images without worrying about fading battery life.

NB_12L_02_t

NB-12L

A spare or replacement battery for your Canon digital compact camera. Genuine Canon batteries offer 100% compatibility, safety and performance.
CB-2LGE_t

CB-2LGE

A spare or replacement battery charger, perfect for travelling.
ACK-DC100_t

ACK-DC100

Power your Canon compact camera directly from a mains electricity supply. Ideal for shooting longer projects and powering the camera while it’s connected to a computer.

Softcases & Straps

Carry your compact camera comfortably and protect it from dust and scratches.

DCC-1820_CASE_w_WRIST_STRAP

DCC-1820

Protect your Canon PowerShot camera with a soft leather case when you are out and about.

Underwater & Adventure

Perfect for scuba diving and snorkeling, waterproof cases provide easy access to many photographic controls, such as White Balance adjustment. They can also be useful on land, protecting against snow, sand, dust and humidity.

WP-DC53

Perfect for scuba diving and snorkelling. Use your Canon Compact Camera underwater, at depths of up to 40m.

Waterproof Case Weight WW-DC1

A set of four weights designed to make your Canon waterproof case more neutrally buoyant while diving. Includes securing pins and screws.

Flashes

Get creative with your lighting and explore new and exciting types of photography. Canon Speedlites deliver accurate flash exposures time after time, and is quick and simple to use.

Speedlite 320EX

Featuring Wireless Slave technology, a bounce/swivel head and a constant LED light source for video work, the Canon Speedlite 320EX opens up new creative possibilities for EOS photographers.

Speedlite 270EX II

Explore the creative side of lighting with the Canon Speedlite 270EX II – a compact flashgun that is as easy to use off-camera as it is in your camera’s hotshoe.

Speedlite Transmitter ST-E2

Speedlite Transmitter ST-E2

Small, lightweight and portable, the ST-E2 is a dedicated infra-red transmitter to control two groups of remote wireless slave Speedlites. It also functions as a focus assist lamp in low light.

Off Camera Shoe Cord OC-E3

Use a Canon Speedlite off-camera while retaining E-TTL II flash exposure control.

Lens Accessories

Change your angle of view and bring distant objects closer with a teleconverter. Or fit optical filters to your camera with a filter adapter.

Lens_Hood_LH-DC80

LH-DC80

Maintains image quality by preventing flare, and protects your lens against bumps and knocks.

FA-DC58E

Attached directly to the front of the camera’s lens, allowing the use of 58mm optical filters.

Cables & Other Accessories

Stay connected with the correct interface cable.

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Accessory Organiser

Carry your battery charger, cables and spare memory cards.

AV Cable AVC-DC400 ST

Show photos and movies on TVs and displays that have composite video connections. Carries picture and stereo sound.

Interface Cable IFC-400PCU

Transfer photos and movies from your camera to a PC or Mac computer via USB. 1.5m (5ft) cable length.

Remote Switch RS-60E3

Trigger your camera’s shutter without touching it, avoiding vibration and preventing camera shake – great for long exposures in low-light conditions.

Electronic Viewfinder EVF-DC1

A responsive, high resolution electronic viewfinder for comfortable framing. Pivots up to 90 degrees for traditional SLR-like handling or waist-level shooting.

Product Awards

Sensors

DSLR quality results with large, high-sensitivity sensor

For the ultimate in image quality the PowerShot G1 X Mark II boasts a large 1.5-type Multi-aspect sensor. With an effective area that is approximately 2x bigger than 1.0-type sensors and 5.7x bigger than 1/1.7-type sensors - commonly used in advanced compact cameras - it offers DSLR-level quality in a compact form. The 1.5-type sensor also gives photographers greater control over depth of field and exceptionally low noise images even when shooting with high ISO in extremely low light situations.

Sample Videos

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