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Powershot G1X 14.3MP 4X Digital Camera

Item No. 5249B005
Canon
  • Powershot G1X 14.3MP 4X Digital Camera

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Features

The G1X has people talking! We can't wait to get our hands on it!

Product Highlights

• 14.3Mp 1.5" CMOS Sensor
• 3.0" Vari-Angle LCD Screen
• 28mm Wide Lens with 4x Optical Zoom
• DIGIC 5 Image Processor
• Hybrid Image Stabilizer
• Optical Viewfinder
• 12,800 ISO
• 1080p Full HD Video
• High Dynamic Range Scene Mode
• Manual & Numerous Other Shooting Modes

OVERVIEW

The Canon PowerShot series has earned its popularity with pro and amateurs alike. Sometimes you just don't want to lug the DSLR out, but you want more flexibility than a basic point-and-shoot can give you. The PowerShot G1 X Digital Camera speaks to your desires, while keeping things simple.

Shoot in the basic auto mode, letting the G1 X do the leg work for you, or choose all your settings in the manual mode - allowing your creativity to run wild. Whatever you're feeling like, the G1 X builds on the good name of its predecessors, giving you an easy to carry around camera with numerous features to keep you satisfied and shooting all day long. You won't be bored or frustrated, instead you'll have a myriad of options, capable of keeping things fresh with every shot.

The shooting and photo effects in the G1 X stretch the photographer's creativity. A brief sampling of modes includes: Custom, Portrait, Landscape, Sports, Handheld Night Scene, Program (and all his friends: Shutter-Priority, Aperture-Priority, the aforementioned manual, etc.), Super Vivid, Nostalgic, Toy Camera Effect, Monochrome, Poster Effect, and then some.

Another interesting feature is the Movie Digest which allows you to create a video of highlights from a day of shooting. When Movie Digest is on the camera will automatically record a short video clip (up to 4 seconds) every time you shoot a still image. The entire day's worth of clips will be automatically combined into a single video.

The High Dynamic Range shooting mode takes a number of shots to ensure you'll get a photo that works - one underexposed, one overexposed, and one normal. All three are combined for an image that is balanced and evenly detailed with flattering shadows and highlights.

The G1 X also puts forth respectable image quality with an enhanced 14.3Mp 1.5" CMOS image sensor. That's over 4Mp more the company's previous permutation in the series. Other improvements include an ISO range that now reaches to 12,800, and 1080p HD video - up from 720p in the past. The camera also gives you a dedicated movie button for one-push video capture. Still in place you'll find the 28mm (35mm equivalent) lens, this time with 4x optical zoom and a 16x combined zoom option. Additionally, the camera also sports a slightly bigger LCD screen, at 3.0". The Vari-Angle option remains a hallmark of the series as does the optical viewfinder. The G1 X gives you room to move in just about every direction you might want to explore. Manual mode? Got it. Want to shoot 1080p video with audio? Got that too. An HDR addict? You can indulge here. What's more, while the camera has a built-in flash it also allows the user to add on optional Canon Speedlites to the hotshoe for more advanced low-light capture, among the many other features on this remarkable camera.

Canon DIGIC 5 Image Processor

The latest-generation Canon DIGIC 5 Image Processor brings phenomenal increases in processing speed and power. Improved chip architecture and algorithms deliver greatly expanded functionality with further refinement in image quality. Improved noise reduction produces clearer images when shooting in low light at high ISO speeds. Enhanced i-Contrast performance adjusts differences between light and dark areas to achieve even more natural-looking results. The faster processing speed also results in faster continuous shooting capability. The DIGIC 5 Image Processor also makes possible a highly advanced automatic white balance system. Whereas conventional white balance makes an overall adjustment based on a single type of light source, the Canon Multi-Area White Balance analyzes several areas of the image to determine whether different adjustments are needed, for example, for the main subject and the background

Canon 1.5" 14.3Mp High-Sensitivity CMOS Sensor
Canon engineers developed a sensor for the PowerShot G1 X digital camera that is nearly the size of an EOS DSLR camera's APS-C sized sensor, and built with a similar pixel structure - each pixel site is larger, allowing more light to be captured - giving the PowerShot G1 X a completely different level of image quality than compact cameras that have come before it. At 1.5", the sensor is approximately 6.3 times larger than that of the PowerShot G12 digital camera. This heightened degree of sensitivity, along with 14.3Mp, delivers several distinct advantages. Noise is dramatically reduced at high ISO speeds for clear low-light and nighttime shooting. Resolution at low ISO speeds is incredibly rich and precise. And, most atypically for a compact camera, the PowerShot G1 X digital camera allows you to create the intensely beautiful background blur that is the hallmark of DSLR cameras

Canon HS SYSTEM
The Canon HS SYSTEM lets you take bright, clear photos in an even wider range of shooting situations. Beautiful low-light shots are possible with minimal noise and maximum detail in highlight and shadow areas. The system is the result of two technologies brought together in PowerShot cameras: a high-sensitivity imaging sensor, which is able to capture more light; and the DIGIC Image Processor, which actively reduces noise with high-speed image processing. The 14.3 megapixel Canon CMOS sensor in the PowerShot G1 X incorporates advanced light reception technology that enhances sensitivity. The new DIGIC 5 Image Processor provides a major boost in noise reduction, expanding the usable range to an amazingly high ISO of 12,800. The HS SYSTEM thus lets you use higher shutter speeds to capture clearer images with reduced noise and blur

EOS-Level Creative Control: Shooting and Recording Modes Including 14-Bit RAW + JPEG
The PowerShot G1 X offers a host of shooting and recording modes ranging from fully automatic to fully manual, plus full HD movies and full-resolution High-Speed Burst HQ at a maximum of 6 frames. The camera recognizes 32 shooting situations, automatically optimizing settings for achieving the highest quality shots on the go. Alternatively, you can exert complete creative control over the look and feel of your images. The 14-bit signal processing, just as in EOS series cameras, gives images notably rich detail and smooth gradation. Compared with 12-bit processing, 14-bit offers a 4x increase in RAW data, makes a visible impact, giving images rich detail in both highlights and shadows as well as smoother, more natural tonal gradation for outstanding image quality

Canon Full HD Video Advantage
In addition to the HS SYSTEM, the combination of the advanced CMOS sensor and the DIGIC 5 Image Processor in the PowerShot G1 X digital camera makes it possible to shoot crisp, clear high definition video. Imagine the fun and excitement of being able to shoot spectacular 1080p full HD video with stereo sound that you can later watch on your HDTV or download to your computer to share with family and friends. In addition to be able to shoot full HD 1080p video at 24 frames per second, the PowerShot G1 X digital camera can also shoot 720p HD video at 30 frames per second

Dedicated Movie Button, Wind Filter Feature and Optical Zoom for Easy Video Capture
It's never been easier to shoot videos with a PowerShot digital camera. The PowerShot G1 X has a dedicated movie button that lets you start and stop recording instantly. There is no need to go through layers of menus or operate switches or dials to switch to and from video recording mode. The camera is always ready to shoot stills or video whenever you want. The PowerShot G1 X also incorporates an electronic wind filter, which suppresses wind noise that can muffle or distort the sound. And unlike less sophisticated point-and-shoot cameras, the PowerShot G1 X lets you use the full range of optical zoom when you're shooting a video

HDTV Playback via HDMI with CEC Support
It's easy to enjoy and share the videos you shoot with the PowerShot G1 X. Simply connect its HDMI terminal to your HDTV using an HDMI cable. And because the PowerShot G1 X supports HDMI-CEC technology, you'll be able to control the playback of your images and videos on any CEC-enabled HDTV using the TV's remote control. (CEC - Consumer Electronic Control - is part of the HDMI specification, enabling components in a system to communicate with one another)

iFrame
With the PowerShot G1 X you can also shoot video in the Apple iFrame format, which is a computer-friendly standard that speeds importing and editing of videos. It keeps file sizes small, making it more convenient to upload or email high-quality videos. The iFrame format enjoys native support in compatible Mac and Windows video applications, making it unnecessary to perform time-consuming and often quality-degrading conversions

4x Wide-Angle Optical Zoom and 28mm Lens
The PowerShot G1 X digital camera is equipped with a newly designed 4x wide-angle optical zoom and 28mm lens (35mm equivalent: 28-112mm), built with the knowledge acquired over decades of Canon leadership in optical technology innovation. Canon engineers specifically designed this lens to take advantage of the PowerShot G1 X digital camera's exceptionally large sensor. Bright and fast, the f/2.8 lens captures the wealth of subtle detail, even indoors and in dark scenes, and easily covers a full range of shooting situations. It incorporates the latest in Canon UA lens technology, suppressing lens aberration for outstanding image quality throughout the entire zoom range. Images are richly expressive, from areas of highest resolution to beautifully your avenues for creative photography. Zooming is fast and precise, and 4x power takes you in for the close-up

UA Lens Technology
Pioneered by Canon, UA Lens technology makes possible compact lenses with remarkable optical performance. By using molded glass with an ultra-high refractive index in aspherical lens elements, Canon has succeeded in reducing lens size while significantly reducing image aberrations. Another stellar example of cutting-edge Canon optics, UA Lens technology helps make PowerShot digital cameras pocket-friendly and capable of astounding image quality

Optical Image Stabilizer
Handheld shooting can often lead to camera shake, making photos and videos blurry. Canon's Optical Image Stabilizer is a sophisticated system that shifts a lens groups to correct unwanted camera movement. It makes handheld photography more practical in more shooting situations. For photos, it enables shooting at slower shutter speeds, accommodating more low-light shooting situations of up to 4 stops without having to boost ISO sensitivity. With camera shake reduced you get a sharper, steadier image

Intelligent IS
Intelligent IS analyzes camera movement and applies the best shake correction method for the shooting situation. For stills, the system automatically selects among Normal, Panning, Macro (Hybrid), and Tripod IS modes. When shooting video, the system automatically selects among Dynamic, Powered, Macro, and Tripod IS modes. With Intelligent IS, you can concentrate on image capture, letting the camera make the most effective IS settings to assure the steadiest possible image

3.0" Vari-Angle PureColor System LCD
With the PowerShot G1 X digital camera, difficult shooting angles won't stop you from getting the shot you want. The camera's big 3.0" Vari-Angle LCD screen swivels out and rotates, tilting up and down to give you access to the highest and lowest angles for shooting flexibility that greatly enhances your creative expressive. You can also capture perfectly centered self-portraits or put yourself into group shots. The LCD screen's benefits don't end with mobility. A resolution of 922,000 dots gives you an unprecedented level of detail in the images you're composing. The high resolution level also makes it easy to read on-screen information when you're adjusting camera settings and accessing shot information. Full-spectrum color is true and natural. AS befits a high-performance camera designed for advanced users, the PowerShot G1 X digital camera is equipped with an optical viewfinder as well. Shoot SLR-style with the real image optical zoom finder, and customize the viewfinder for your vision with dioptric adjustment

Electronic Level
The PowerShot G1 X even has a built-in electronic level that calculates the camera's horizontal angle of tilt and displays the information on the LCD monitor. The features makes it easier to capture a perfectly level shot every time

High-Speed Burst HQ
Utilizing the increased processing speed and power of the new Canon DIGIC 5 Image Processor High-Speed Burst HQ makes it possible to capture fast action stills as full resolution during continuous shooting. The results are exceptionally high-quality images recorded in rapid sequence. In this mode, the PowerShot G1 X can capture a maximum of 6 shots in a single burst

SPECIFICATIONS
Resolution Effective : 14.3 Megapixel, Actual Pixels: 15.0 Megapixel
Sensor 1.5" CMOS
File Formats Still Images: JPEG, RAW Movies: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, MOV
Audio:Linear PCM
Max Resolution 14.3MP: 4352 x 3264 @ 4:3
Aspect Ratio 1:1, 3:2, 4:3, 4:5, 16:9
Image Stabilization Optical
Lens EFL: 15.1-60.4mm (35mm equivalent: 28-112mm)
Aperture:f/2.8 (W) - 5.8 (T)
Zoom Digital: 4x
Optical: 4x
Focus Range Normal: 4.3' (1.31 m) - Infinity Macro: 2.8' (0.85 m) - 5.2' (1.58 m)
ISO Sensitivity Auto, 100-12800
Shutter 60 - 1/4000 sec
Exposure Metering Center-weighted, Evaluative, Spot
Exposure Modes Modes: AE Lock
Compensation: -3 EV to +3 EV (in 1/3 EV steps)
White Balance Modes Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Tungsten, Underwater 2
Burst Rate Up to 4.5 fps for up to 6 frames
Self Timer 10 Seconds, 2 Seconds
Remote Control RS60-E3 (Optional)
Built-in Flash Yes: Auto, Exposure Compensation, Flash On, Off, Slow Sync
Effective Flash Range Wide: 1.6 - 23' (0.49 - 7.01 m) Telephoto: 3.3 - 10.2' (1.01 - 3.11 m) External Flash Connection Hot Shoe
Memory Card Type SD SDHC SDXC
Video Recording Yes Audio Recording With Video
Viewfinder Type Optical, LCD Display
Viewfinder Coverage 100% Screen 3.02" LCD (922000 pixels)
Connectivity AV Output, Audio Out, HDMI C (Mini), USB 2.0
Battery NB-10L Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack
AC Power Adapter CA-PS700 (Optional)
Dimensions (WxHxD) 4.6 x 3.2 x 2.5" / 116.84 x 81.28 x 63.50 mm
Weight 17.3 oz / 0.49 kg

Box Contents

What's in the Box:
  • PowerShot G1x camera
  • Lithium Battery Pack NB-10L
  • Neck Strap
  • Digital Camera Solution CD-ROM
  • USB Interface Cable
  • AV Cable
  • Warranty

    1 Year Manufacturer's Warranty.

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