Canon PowerShot G1 X: Featuring a 14MP Image Sensor and DIGIC 5 Image Processing Engine
Canon’s PowerShot G1 X dates back to 2012 but it can still be considered as a powerful alternative for the pixel peepers and enthusiasts alike. The PowerShot G1 X can be purchased from the leading online and offline retail counters with the specs sheet detailed as follows:
The PowerShot G1 X offers the maximum image resolution of 4352x3264 pixels. Other denominations are supported as well with the lowest being 380x480 pixels. The PowerShot G1 X packs in the 14MP image sensor that supports 1:1, 5:4 and other aspect ratios as well. The sensor size for the same is 18.7mmx14mm besides the 1.5 inch layout on offer. The CMOS image sensor is ably supported by the DIGIC 5 image processing engine, facilitating better clicks. The PowerShot G1 X packs in two JPEG quality levels in Normal and Fine. RAW image format is supported by the PowerShot G1 X besides the availability of the optical image stabilization. 2 custom white balance modes are integrated besides the 7 white balance presets. In terms of ISO sensitivity, the PowerShot G1 X offers an extended range of 100-12800, with the upper limited suitable for low-light shooting. The Auto mode is also supported.
Focus and Optics
The PowerShot G1 X offers an optical zooming limit of up to 4X. The equivalent focal range for the same is 28-112mm. Lens aperture for the same is F2.8-F5.8. 9 focus points are available in addition to the macro focus range of up to 20cm and normal focus range of up to 40cm. Manual focus is supported by the PowerShot G1 X besides the digital zooming limit of up to 4X. The PowerShot G1 X also packs in a few AF modes like single, tracking and many more, for added clarity.
The PowerShot G1 X packs in a fully articulated screen that measures 3 inches. In terms of resolution, 920K dots are offered. The TFT PureColor II LCD panel supports the Live View but misses out on touch support. An optical viewfinder is included, featuring a tunnel like layout.
Photography and Videography
The PowerShot G1 X offers a shutter speed range of 60-1/4000 sec. Most of the camera modes are supported by this promising compact, featuring aperture and shutter priority ones. Manual exposure is also supported by this camera followed by the built-in flash and the multiple subject modes. Flash range on offer is 7.00m supporting the built-in flash. External flash is also included via the Hot-Shoe. Several flash modes are integrated besides the burst shooting mode that is supported at 1.9frames per second. 3 metering modes are also included followed by the self-timer.
Full HD videos as 24fps are recorded in addition to the HD and VGA ones, at 30 frames per second for each. H.264 is the supported format. Miniature effect is showcased besides the availability of stereo microphone and mono speaker.
Connectivity and Storage
USB 2.0 is supported besides the Mini HDMI output and optional remote access. SD, SDXC and SDHC digital cards are also supported.
Build and Storage
The PowerShot G1 X weighs 534g and is powered by the NB-10L rechargeable battery module, supporting up to 250 shots on a single charge.