Ratings and Reviews
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.
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.*
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.
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.
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.
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.**
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.
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.
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.
14-bit RAW files and Canon DPP software maximise quality during post production and seamlessly integrate into your existing editing or printing workflows.
The PowerShot G1 X Mark II Enhanced Grip Edition (available in Europe, Middle East and Africa) features a large ergonomic grip for excellent handling.
|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|
|Type||DIGIC 6 with iSAPS technology|
|Focal Length||12.5 – 62.5 mm (35 mm equivalent: 24 – 120 mm)|
|Zoom||Optical 5x |
Digital Approx. 4x (with Digital Tele-Converter Approx. 1.6x or 2.0x¹).
Combined Approx. 20x
|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|
|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|
|Closest Focusing Distance||5 cm (W) from front of lens in macro|
|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)
|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
|Viewfinder||Optional Electronic Viewfinder EVF-DC1|
|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|
|Brightness||Adjustable to one of five levels. Quick-bright LCD|
|Modes||Auto, Manual Flash On / Off, Slow Synchro|
|Slow Sync Speed||Yes. |
1/2000 sec. (built-in flash)
1/250 sec. (external flash)
1/4000 sec. (external using high-speed synchro)
|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|
|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
|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
|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)] |
|Canon Printers||Canon SELPHY Compact Photo Printers and Canon Inkjet Printers supporting PictBridge|
|PictBridge||Yes (via USB or Wireless LAN)|
|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|
|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|
|Type||SD, SDHC, SDXC (UHS Speed Class 1 compatible)|
|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
|Browsing & Printing||ImageBrowser EX|
|Other||CameraWindow, PhotoStitch, Map Utility|
|Image Manipulation||Digital Photo Professional for RAW development|
|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|
|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
|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.|
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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.
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.
Change your angle of view and bring distant objects closer with a teleconverter. Or fit optical filters to your camera with a filter adapter.
Stay connected with the correct interface cable.
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.
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