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Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II Digital Camera

$542.13
Compact Camera 12.8MP 5x Jun 2014
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Ten industry awards
Strong image quality
Underwhelming battery life
255 Reviews + 10 Awards
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Reviews

Ten Industry Awards

Websites Ephotozine, Digitaltrends.com, Akam.no and Pocket Lint all recommend this camera and have given it their "Recommended" award.

This Canon camera received a "Highly Recommended" award from review sites PhotographyBlog.com, Lydogbilde.no and Lydogbillede.dk all of whom wrote that this Canon digital camera was great.

Two other expert review sites both endorsed this Canon digital camera. This digital camera received a "Best Buy" award from review website Expert Reviews who wrote it was was good and it received an Onfoto.ru "Silver" award.

Ljudochbild.se gave this camera a "Recommended" award.

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Expert Reviews Are Average

On average, based on fourty-two expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, What Digital Camera, CNET.com and Ephotozine the average expert rating of this digital camera is 79 out of 100.

User Reviews Are Excellent

This compact camera has an outstanding average user rating based on 185 user reviews. Over 94% of reviewers gave this camera either 4 or 5 stars and 95% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

Excellent Brand

Based on 34,085 owner and expert reviews (including 390 verified purchases), Canon has excellent reviews for its digital cameras. Canon also has excellent reviews specifically for its compact cameras. 96% of those that bought a Canon camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

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Packaging Content

Has an AC Adapter Included

The PowerShot G1 X Mark II has an AC adapter included, as do most of the other compact cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera.

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Has a Hand Strap

The PowerShot G1 X Mark II has a hand strap, as do most of the other compact cameras that were launched around the same time as this digital camera.

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Has a Battery Charger Included

The Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II has a battery charger included, as do most of the other cameras that are a comparable age to this camera.

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Has a Batteries Included

The PowerShot G1 X Mark II has a batteries included. Most of the other compact cameras that have been on the market for more than two years also have a batteries included.

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Power

Underwhelming Battery Life

Thirteen owners agreed that it did not have a good battery life. Three years ago Yugatech.com mentioned “Underwhelming battery life”. Bestbuy.com said in their Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II review in the same month “Battery could be better” . Bhphotovideo.com mentioned “Short Battery Life” in their Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II review.


Weight & Dimensions

Good Body Shape

Fourty-three owners agreed that this digital camera was compact. Smh.com.au said in their Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II review three years ago “This 13-megapixel camera stretches the definition of "compact” . Expert review site Photographyblog.com gave it a score of 7 stars and said “The Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II is a new premium compact camera with a large CMOS image sensor”. Whatdigitalcamera.com wrote on expert review site What Digital Camera “Canon's G series of compacts has long been the first port of call for many photographers who are happy with a compact camera” in their review of this digital camera.

Twenty-nine owners who purchased the product considered that it was heavy and bulky. Three years ago expert website Smh.com.au said in their review of the Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II “It is big and heavy.”. Stuff.tv said “It's true that it's pretty hefty, that the zoom range is still fairly limited” and gave it a rating of 7 stars. Expert review site Techradar.com wrote three years ago “Didn't want to lug around a heavy DSLR” in their review of this digital camera and gave it a score of 5 stars.

Seven people thought this digital camera was a good body shape. Bhphotovideo.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “Nice Body Color” . Expert website Cnet.com said “A significantly redesigned body, new sensor” . Expert website Trustedreviews.com wrote “It has a redesigned body and several interesting tweaks to the specification”.

Five owners said in their reviews that it was lightweight. Moravian wrote in their Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II review on Bhphotovideo.com “I bought this camera to have a lightweight alternative to my Nikon SLR” and scored it 7 stars. John E. Newton mentioned on Amazon two years ago “I sometimes also take the small lightweight MeFoto Q1 carbon tripod”. John he mentioned “I am a landscape and nature photographer and was looking for a small, lightweight camera I could always have with me instead of carrying my Canon 6D everywhere”.

One person wrote in their reviews that it was easy to carry around. Mark said in his review of the Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II “I use it everywhere since it is so easy to carry around” . One person who purchased this digital camera considered that it was thin. Islandhopper3 mentioned “You'll also want a different strap, because the one included is narrow” in their review of the Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II.

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Heavy

Digital cameras of a comparable type and age to this digital camera have weights of between 180g and 740g, and the average weight is 360g. The PowerShot G1 X Mark II is one of the heavier cameras of a similar age and spec to this digital camera (558 grams) amongst similar spec cameras of this age.

If you would consider a digital camera with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Canon G15 (352g), the Fujifilm X100 ($700.00) (400g), or the Sony DSCHX300 ($540.86) (623g) which is also cheaper.

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Light Exposure

Supports Twenty-Three ISO Sensitivities

The number of ISO speeds supported by the PowerShot G1 X Mark II is more than most cameras of this age and spec. This camera supports a 160 ISO sensitivity, which is the most commonly supported ISO sensitivity supported by compact cameras that are a similar age to this camera. The ISO sensitivities "100", "125", "200", "250", "320", "400", "500", "640", "800", "1000", "1250", "1600", "2000", "2500", "3200", "4000", "5000", "6400", "8000", "10000", "12800" and "Auto" are also supported by this Canon digital camera.

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Audio

Has a Built-In Microphone

The Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II has a built-in microphone. Most of the other compact cameras that have been on the market for more than two years also have a built-in microphone.

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Acceptable Noise Level

Three owners who bought it said that it was noisy. Yugatech.com said “Impressive Noise performance at High ISO” in their review of this digital camera however they only rated it 1 stars. John gave the product a score of 5 stars and he mentioned “Image noise is really bad”.

Good Noise Control and Detail Retention

Three owners who bought it said that it was noisy. Yugatech.com said “Impressive Noise performance at High ISO” in their review of this digital camera however they only rated it 1 stars.

John gave the product a score of 5 stars and he mentioned “Image noise is really bad”.


Ports & Interfaces

Has an HDMI

The PowerShot G1 X Mark II has an HDMI. Most of the other cameras of this spec and age also have an HDMI.

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Supports PictBridge

The PowerShot G1 X Mark II supports PictBridge, as do most of the other cameras of this age and spec.

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Display

Has a Touchscreen

The PowerShot G1 X Mark II has a touchscreen, as do most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec.

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Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the PowerShot G1 X Mark II has a pretty typical display diagonal compared to most of the other compact cameras that were launched around the same time as this digital camera.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 3" screen cameras currently available including the Sony DSCHX300 ($540.86), the Canon G15, or the Fujifilm X100 ($700.00) which is cheaper.

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Flash

Has a Flash Exposure Compensation

The PowerShot G1 X Mark II has a flash exposure compensation, as do most of the other compact cameras that have been available for around the same time as this digital camera.

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Camera

Features Histogram

The PowerShot G1 X Mark II features histogram, as do most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to this digital camera.

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Design

Strong Image Quality

Eighty-two owners who reviewed this digital camera wrote that it was good quality. What Digital Camera mentioned “Strong image quality” in their review of this digital camera. Cnet.com.au mentioned on CNET.com.au three years ago “Great image quality with accurate colors Sharp screen that flips up 180degrees Excellent touchscreen sensitivity with multitouch” in their review of this digital camera. Thestar.com.my wrote in their review of the Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II “Good build quality, excellent images at high ISO settings, extensive control options” nonetheless they only gave it a rating of 14 out of 100.

Design, Conception, Taille Du Capteur, Ergonomie, Qualit D'image

Sixteen people concluded that this digital camera was good looking. Sam said in his review of the Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II “My first shoot included lots of avaiable light and fill flash shots of people and even the JPG's impressed me; the color and skin tones were beautiful” and gave it a rating of 8 stars. Peter mentioned on Bhphotovideo.com “They are pretty close” in his Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II review. Peter also said “Overall the camera is pretty close to a SLR replacement, I would highly recommend it” in his review.

Four people who purchased it thought it was well designed. Cnet.com wrote on CNET.com “The Canon PowerShot 1 X Mark II is very well designed with a functional shooting layout” in their review of this digital camera but they only rated it 1 stars. Straitstimes.com mentioned “Design, conception, taille du capteur, ergonomie, qualit d'image” yet they gave it a score of 18.8 out of 100. Two years ago Eajjdj wrote “Fast startup & operation, great design & build quality & touch screen” in their review of this digital camera.

Three owners said in their reviews that this digital camera was neat. Wandering George said on Bhphotovideo.com “2nd, some of the in camera effects are kind of neat on occasion.” in their review of this digital camera and gave the product a score of 7 stars. Two years ago Ken mentioned in his review of this digital camera on Bhphotovideo.com “Easy to use and has very neat features, such as the touch screen” and rated it 8 stars. Dr. Tom mentioned in their review of the Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II “A neat feature if you want to shoot low to the ground without laying on your stomach” and rated it 7 stars.

Two people who reviewed this digital camera mentioned that it was ergonomic. Dmiti scored it 7 stars and said two years ago “It takes excellent photos and fine video, is a great performer, well-built, great ergonomics”. Josephnl said in their review of this digital camera “It's small, well built, ergonomic and takes great pics”.

One person said in their reviews that this digital camera was rough. Expert website Cameralabs.com wrote in their review of this digital camera three years ago “Inside there's what appears to be the same 1.5in sensor, rough”.

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Solid Build

Thirty-seven owners agreed that the Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II was well made. What Digital Camera mentioned “Solid build” in their review of this digital camera but in spite of that they only gave this digital camera a score of 19.04 out of 100. Yugatech.com mentioned “Robust and durable build” nonetheless they gave it a score of 14 out of 100. Cnet.com.au said in their Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II review on CNET.com.au “DSLR quality images, sturdy build, great new lens, physical lens control rings, autofocus speed” but even so they rated this digital camera 18.2 out of 100.

Five owners who bought the product concluded that it was strong and durable. Trustedreviews.com mentioned on expert website Trusted Reviews three years ago “While the manual control rings aid functionality and give the camera a robust feel” and scored it 5 stars. Shippy said in their review of this digital camera on Bhphotovideo.com “And talk about a very sturdy body” and gave it a score of 8 stars. Skollie14 mentioned in their review of this digital camera “This is one very robust camera however I do not recommend that you try this at home”.

Two owners thought the product was reliable. Larry said in his Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II review on Bhphotovideo.com “The auto focus is very reliable” and gave it a score of 8 stars. Lt.worf mentioned on Bhphotovideo.com “I will take her on a dive trip soon to see, if she can hold up to my trusty S100”.

One customer thought the product was good at resisting water ingress. Jim said on Bhphotovideo.com “The G7 was used in an Ikelight housing and took many great underwater photos and videos” and rated it 7 stars.

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Good Noise Control and Detail Retention

Thirty-five people mentioned in their reviews that the product was easy to use. Hardwarezone.com.sg wrote in their review of the Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II “Good noise control and detail retention”. Digital Versus said in their review of this digital camera “Creative Shot function is a nice extra that's fun to use” nonetheless they only gave it a score of 18.8 out of 100. Ephotozine.com rated the product 4 stars and said on expert website Ephotozine “A new 5x optical zoom lens, with improved macro performance, dual control rings around the lens that can be customised” in their review of this digital camera.

Ten people concluded that it was easy to use the menus. Digital Versus said “Two customisable settings rings on the lens barrel”. Good Gear Guide.com.au mentioned in their Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II review “Simple to understand menu system”. Asr wrote “Some of the advanced features/settings take a while to record to the memory card, so I can't shoot rapidly” in their review of this digital camera.

Four owners who reviewed it wrote that it was comfortable and easy to hold. What Digital Camera mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Addition of handgrip welcome”. Trustedreviews.com wrote “The new handgrip is less appealing” in their Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II review. Ridzdesign wrote in their review of this digital camera “I will be updating as I learn more about it and get more comfortable using it” .

Three owners who reviewed this digital camera reckoned that it had a good interface. Digital Versus mentioned three years ago “Clearly designed interface” . Pocket Lint mentioned also three years ago “Interface claire, cran tactile efficace” in their review of this digital camera. Bestbuy.com wrote “Interface with ipad”.

One owner reckoned that this digital camera was easy to handle. Avid Photographer said on Bhphotovideo.com “I like the clarity and handling of the camera” and gave the product a rating of 6 stars.

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Other Features

Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The PowerShot G1 X Mark II has a built-in flash. Most of the other digital cameras of a similar spec and age to this camera also have a built-in flash.

We compared all the other cameras with a built-in flash to this digital camera and we think cheaper cameras such as the X100 ($700.00), and the FinePix X20 both from Fujifilm or the Canon G12 is also worth considering.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The PowerShot G1 X Mark II has an image stabilizer. Most of the other compact cameras that came out more than two years ago do not have an image stabilizer.

Alternative digital cameras with an image stabilizer currently available that you might also want to look at include the G12, or the G15 both from Canon or the Fujifilm FinePix X20 which is cheaper.

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Only 1840 X 2304 Still Image Resolution

The PowerShot G1 X Mark II has a 1840 x 2304 still image resolution(s) which is higher than the 384 x 480 still image resolution(s) found on most digital cameras of a similar age and spec to it. This Canon camera also have still image resolution(s) of 4352 x 2904, 3072 x 2048, 2048 x 1368, 640 x 424, 4160 x 3120, 3072 x 2304, 2048 x 1536, 640 x 480, 4352 x 2248, 3072 x 1728, 1920 x 1080, 640 x 360, 3120 x 3120, 2304 x 2304, 1536 x 1536, 480 x 480 and 2496 x 3120 and 1232 x 1536. The still image resolution of all digital cameras that were launched around the same time as this digital camera ranges from 384 x 480 (worst) to 6016 x 4016 (best).

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Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

The PowerShot G1 X Mark II supports Wi-Fi, as do most of the other cameras of this age and spec.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative digital cameras which support Wi-Fi currently available including cheaper cameras such as the Fujifilm X100 ($700.00).

Alternative digital cameras which also support Wi-Fi that you might also want to consider include the Sony RX100 III ($699.99).

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The PowerShot G1 X Mark II supports Near Field Communication (NFC), as do most of the other cameras of this spec and age.

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Does Not Feature Bluetooth

The PowerShot G1 X Mark II does not feature bluetooth, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other compact cameras that are a comparable age to this camera also do not feature bluetooth.

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Good Exposure Control

One customer wrote in their reviews that the product had good exposure controls. Ridzdesign mentioned “Front click wheel is loud - Exposure compensation dial is tucked in too far” in their review of this digital camera.

Good Flash

Seven people thought the product had a good flash. Sunny mentioned on Bhphotovideo.com two years ago “The flash is pretty darn good too”. David from Charleston mentioned three years ago “The pop-up flash, high ISO” in his review of this digital camera. John E. Newton mentioned on Amazon “The pop-up flash is the best of any built-in flashes I have ever used”.

Excellent Stills, Quality Videos

Thirteen people said in their reviews that it was good for video recording. Digitaltrends.com mentioned three years ago “Excellent stills, quality videos” in their review of this digital camera but despite that they only rated it 18.8 out of 100. Mommy scored the product 6 stars and wrote “And its quick and clear! The video is also very clear”. Two years ago Wb rated this digital camera 7 stars and said in their review of this digital camera on Bhphotovideo.com “I was often in churches or other places where flash photography was prohibited and this camera did not disappoint! The video footage I took was excellent as well”.

Strong Image Quality

One hundred and nineteen owners said that the product was able to produce good images. Cnet.com.au said in their review of this digital camera on CNET.com.au “The big sensor, small pixel count, modest zoom and optically brilliant lens altogether make for images unlike other compacts can produce”. Digital Versus said in their review of this digital camera three years ago “Great picture quality up to 3200 ISO” . Also three years ago Ephotozine.com scored the Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II 6 stars and mentioned “Built in Wi-Fi and a 3inch touch screen brings the camera up to date letting you quickly transfer images” in their review of this digital camera.

Twenty-two people who reviewed this digital camera wrote that it had a good image sensor. Three years ago Cnet.com.au wrote in their review of this digital camera “Lichtempfindlicher Sensor” however they gave it a score of 18.2 out of 100. T3.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Larger than average sensor” however despite that they gave it a score of 1 stars. Techradar wrote three years ago “Small size, large sensor”.

Fourteen customers who reviewed it agreed that it had a good picture resolution. Brisbanetimes.com.au mentioned three years ago “It has fewer pixels” in their review of this digital camera yet they only scored it 3 stars. Ridzdesign said in their review of this digital camera on Bhphotovideo.com “It is like shooting a combination smart phone/slr style”. Minaz said “It has only modest continuous shooting capability” and scored it 7 stars.

Eleven owners who bought it agreed that it was good in low light. Bhphotovideo.com wrote “Good in Low Light”. Watergirl mentioned “It takes some getting use to, would be a waste for someone who just wants to use 'Auto.' The quality lens and large sensor good for low light conditions”. Scott S. he wrote “I needed something that would deliver sharp images in low light conditions and produce great IQ” in his review of this digital camera.

Ten owners who purchased it wrote that it had a good ISO range. Cnet.com.au mentioned in their review of this digital camera on CNET.com.au “Gute bis sehr gute Bildqualitt (bis ISO 800”. Cnet.com.au also wrote “Auch hohe ISOWerte bis ISO 3.200 noch relativ gut nutzbar” in their review. Cnet.com.au also wrote “Resolved detail is sparkling and the ISO sensitivity can be set up to 3200 with good results” in their review.

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Improved Display Panel With

Twenty-five people said in their reviews that the product had a good screen. Yugatech.com wrote in their Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II review “Improved display panel with” but in spite of that they only scored it 1 stars. Two years ago Bhphotovideo.com mentioned “Touch-sensibility Screen” in their review of this digital camera. Ridzdesign wrote in their review of this digital camera “Tilt screen doesn't tilt down - flip the camera upside down”.

Eight customers concluded that it had a good viewfinder. Expert website Photoreview.com.au wrote in their review of this digital camera “The lack of a built-in viewfinder is always a deal-breaker for us” . Three years ago Denise wrote on Bhphotovideo.com “I carry spares for EVERY camera and phone.I did purchase the viewfinder ($+ I believe) which I like” in her review of this digital camera. Amazon Customer scored it 6 stars and mentioned “It's a huge shame it hasn't a built in accurate viewfinder though” in their review of this digital camera.

Four people who reviewed it reckoned that it had an electronic viewfinder. Three years ago Yugatech.com wrote “Optional EVF” in their review of this digital camera. Watergirl said in their Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II review “I would have preferred the EVF built in and will miss the vary-angle display of my former G1X original” and scored it 7 stars. Galvatron0828 said on Bhphotovideo.com three years ago “The EVF has great quality to it”.

One owner who bought it wrote that it was mirrorless.

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Lichtstarkes Zoom

Thirty-eight owners said in their reviews that it had a good lens. Hardwarezone.com.sg mentioned “The 24-120mm F2.0 -3.9 lens is much faster than the one found on the original G1 X.” in their review of this digital camera. Hardwarezone.com.sg also wrote “The PowerShot G1 X Mark II addresses many of the shortcomings of the original, such as a faster lens, quicker autofocus” in their review. Yugatech.com gave it a rating of 6 stars and mentioned in their review of the Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II “The PowerShot G1X Mark II which boasts the same 1.5-inch sensor that's now paired with a faster lens with a wider coverage area”.

Twenty-five owners who bought this digital camera reckoned that it had a good zoom. Cnet.com.au mentioned “Lichtstarkes Zoom” in their review of this digital camera. Yugatech.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera three years ago “Faster lens with wider zoom range” however they rated the product 1 stars. Cnet.com.au also mentioned “5x optische zoom, ingebouwde wifi met NFC, optische beeldstabilisatie, kantelbaar 3 inch aanraakscherm” in their review.

Sixteen customers who bought it reckoned that it had a good autofocus. Yugatech.com mentioned “Better Focus Assist Lamp” in their review of the Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II but in spite of that they gave the product a rating of 1 stars. Three years ago Pocket Lint wrote in their review of this digital camera “Suivi autofocus trs efficace” but they gave it a score of 19.4 out of 100. Bhphotovideo.com mentioned “Fastaccurate auto-focus” in their review of the Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II however they rated it 1 stars.

One owner who purchased the product concluded that it had a good image stabiliser. Bhphotovideo.com said “Good Image Stabilization” yet they gave the product a rating of 20 out of 100.

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Smart TV

Good Connectivity

One person concluded that the product was good in terms of connectivity. Flphotog gave it a rating of 6 stars and wrote in their Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II review on Bestbuy.com “A solid performer, great photo quality, wifi connectivity is a great feature if a little clunky”.


Video

Supports Video Recording

The PowerShot G1 X Mark II supports video recording. Most of the other digital cameras that have been available for more than two years also support video recording.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera supports a video resolutions of 640 x 480|1280 x 720|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently supported video resolutions on digital cameras of a similar age and spec to it. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

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Support

Good Support

Sixteen people reckoned that the Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II had good technical guidance. Three years ago expert website Photographyblog.com wrote “A 5x f/2.0-3.9 lens zoom lens, full manual controls, shooting mode dial, 3-i”. Expert website Gizmodo.in wrote “I'll help you find the perfect camera to freeze those priceless moments” and gave it a score of 5 stars. Peter said “Have become too old to carry all the weight, so I was looking for a point and shoot with a large sensor, shoots in RAW and has full manual control”.


Features

Good Features

Sixteen owners thought it had good features. Bhphotovideo.com said two years ago “Excellent Features” . Peter said on Bhphotovideo.com “A great features are a wheel on the back” in his review of this digital camera. Scott S. said “I personally believe that this camera's flip-up and touch screen are far more important and useful features”.


Lens System

Average Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 4 times zoom factor, the Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II has a pretty typical digital zoom compared to most of the other cameras that are a comparable age to this camera.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 4x digital zoom cameras currently available including the G12, or the G15 both from Canon which is cheaper.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 5 times zoom factor, the PowerShot G1 X Mark II has a fairly average optical zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

Other 5x optical zoom digital cameras currently available that you might want to look at include cheaper digital cameras such as the G12, or the G15 both from Canon.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00013803240047, 00138032400472, 04053162712171, 04549292008197, 05054230872277, 08714574615950, 08714574623641, 08714574623689

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