Canon G1 X II summary
Canon G1 X II is Canon's Large Sensor Compact camera first launched on February of 2014. The camera has a 13MP, CMOS 1.5" sized sensor and has a max resolution of 4160 x 3120.
The G1 X II stands at #32 out of 62 in Large Sensor Compact cameras and over all #290 out of 1436 for digital cameras in our database. You should test our Smart camera filter to see camera rankings based on your custom requirements.
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Canon G1 X II family
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Canon G1 X II Gallery
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Canon G1 X II Pros and Cons
Below is a collection of upsides and downsides of the Canon G1 X II based on things which are often considered useful in a camera.
Canon G1 X II Sensor info
The Canon G1 X II is run by the Digic 6 chip. The specification of the sensor in the Canon G1 X II is 18.7mm x 14mm (1.5"). The 262 mm² sensor has the capability to capture 4160 x 3120 pixels and aspect ratios of 1:1, 5:4, 4:3 and 3:2. The camera boasts Image Stabilization (Optical). Sensor stabilization is more effective than digital stabilization as the latter may lead to cropping.Coronavirus is affecting the sensor business
The CMOS sensor boasts 13MP and has a native ISO range of 100 - 12800. RAW photos are supported so you have wider margin for error.
The picture underneath illustrates the G1 X II's sensor dimensions in comparison to other common sizes. The G1 X II sensor comes with a crop factor of 1.9 and is shown in green.Last day to get your files as Canon Irisa shuts down
To get a sense of specific aspect ratios, you should refer to the visual below.
Canon G1 X II dimensions
Canon G1 X II weighs around 1.22 lb (553 gr or 19.51 oz) and features exterior dimensions of 116mm x 74mm x 66mm (4.6" x 2.9" x 2.6"). The weight of typical Large Sensor Compact camera is 394 gr so the Canon G1 X II is more heavy in comparison with other competitors.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
Underneath is a shot of the Canon G1 X II next to a soft drink so you're able to have a feel for its scale.
The top view underneath will show the button design on the G1 X II.
Canon G1 X II Lens info
The G1 X II includes a built in lens and it has a focal range of 24-120mm making it a 5.0 x zoom which is not at all huge however it will surely be very helpful in certain conditions.
At the widest 24mm, the lens will have an aperture of f2.0 which is great in low light events and getting a shallow depth of field. It is going to also make it easier to go with a lower ISO and get crisper photographs. At the tele end, 120mm comes at f3.9 making it fairly decent and helps you maintain high shutter speeds.
Canon G1 X II Connectivity
The G1 X II has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- Wireless Yes
- NFC Yes
- HDMI Yes
Digital cameras that come with NFC and / or Bluetooth compatibility can easily be controlled wirelessly via smartphones. You can easily transfer photos and in some cases change settings with no need to connect physically to the camera.
Certain applications even provide a Liveview and hit the shutter whenever you are not close to the camera. If the camera comes with a HDMI out, it could be attached to an external screen. Most cameras enable you to charge the battery pack through the USB socket.
Canon G1 X II Video info
The max video quality in the Canon G1 X II is 1920 x 1080 and it can shoot in MPEG-4 and H.264 format. 1080p quality can provide a good balance for quality vs file sizes but 1080p will not give you much room to crop. The camera does not have a mic and / or headphone port so you have little control over your audio. It is probably a better idea to find an alternative model in case you need good audio in your video clips.
Canon G1 X II Weather Sealing
There is no environment proofing on the Canon G1 X II so you need to be careful in wet or dusty conditions.
Canon G1 X II Display and Viewfinder
The Canon G1 X II has a 3" tilting display supporting a resolution of 1,040k dots.
It has got a selfie friendly display to get self portraits as well as group photos when necessary. Additionally the display is touch friendly so you will be able to change focus points plus adjust settings using your finger.Control Profoto B10 & B10 Plus with your Android Phone
The ViewFinder details regarding Canon G1 X II are as follows:
- ViewFinder Electronic (optional)
In those sunny outdoor conditions which make the camera displays washed out and difficult to view, viewfinders can be particularly helpful.
Canon G1 X II Shutter info
Canon G1 X II has the capability to shoot continuously at 5.0 frames/s. The highest shutter speed is 1/4000 sec.
Canon G1 X II Flash and Hot shoe info
Canon G1 X II boasts both built-in flash and also external flash support.
Canon G1 X II Autofocusing info
Canon G1 X II boasts just Contrast Detect Auto Focus and does not have Phase Detect Auto Focus. Phase Detection autofocusing is a lot more quicker and precise in comparison with Contrast Detect autofocusing. The camera has Face detect which makes it useful for portrait photography.
The Sensor has 31 focus points to pick from. Canon G1 X II has touch to focus. You are able to use your fingers in order to shift focus. It also comes with Tracking Auto Focus for things on the move. Canon G1 X II includes manual focus when required for low light conditions or you need more precise focus control.
Canon G1 X II Battery life
The battery pack (NB-12L) on the Canon G1 X II is designed to last for 240 images according to the CIPA specifications making it less compared with its competitors. The usual Large Sensor Compact camera battery life is 300. Leica X-U has got the maximum (450) battery life for this class of cameras.
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Canon G1 X II for various kinds of photography
The following diagram gives a summary of the Canon G1 X II for various kinds of photography. To look at more, scroll to the specific paragraph underneath.
Canon G1 X II Portrait photography highlights
The Canon G1 X II receives a points tally of 72 which is nice, meaning that it is a good option for portraits. Photographing portrait photos leans heavily to sensor size, RAW support in addition to the capability to utilize off-camera flash.
Canon G1 X II Street photography information
With a above average points total of 74, the Canon G1 X II is a respectable choice to use in street photography. A very good street photography camera gives a fine balance of image quality plus portability.
Canon G1 X II as a Sports photography camera
A modest sports photography points total of 55 suggests the Canon G1 X II is relatively suited for photographing sports. A camera should have great autofocus and fast shutter speeds for sports photography.
Canon G1 X II Travel photography highlights
Size is extremely crucial when buying a camera for travel. In general, the Canon G1 X II gets a nice 67 as a travel camera which is a fine fit to take on your travels.
Canon G1 X II Landscape photography information
When you are planning to choose a camera for landscape photos, the most essential aspect will no doubt be image quality. The Canon G1 X II with it's above average score of 65 as a landscape camera is a fine option among it's competition.
Canon G1 X II Vlogging details
A camera for vlogging should really posses a moving display screen, microphone input and preferably IBIS. Considering every thing, the Canon G1 X II is a good pick for vlogging as it delivers a nice rating of 72.
Canon G1 X II Alternatives
If you want alternatives to the G1 X II, below is a selection of the top ranked cameras that fall within the category of Large Sensor Compact.
The chart down below gives you a summary of the G1 X II compared to it's top scored rivals suggested earlier.
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