Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II arrives with large sensor, compact body

Feb 11, 2014

Among the other cameras Canon has unveiled tonight, the camera maker has taken the wraps off its new PowerShot G1 X Mark II, an update over the previous model that offers photographers a compact body with a larger-than-average image sensor and 12.8-megapixels. We've got the full specifications for you after the jump.

Says Canon, the PowerShot G1 X Mark II features an image sensor that is 4.5 times larger than the common pro-level point and shoot image sensor size of 1/1.7-inches. With this sensor comes 12.8-megapixels, as well as an ISO range of 100 to 12,800 and high-sensitivity. All of it is powered by a DIGIC 6 image processor and Canon's HS SYSTEM.

With the camera comes f/2.0 to f/3.9 5x optical zoom lens with Dual Control Rings, allowing for the isolation of subjects and a level of control akin to what you'd get with a DSLR. There's both a Step Ring and a Continuous Ring, and an option for manual shooting. Rounding it all out are 31 auto focus point, a 3-inch tilt LCD, and integrated WiFi.

The camera launches in April for $799.99 USD.

Said Canon's Yuichi Ishizuka, "The new high-end PowerShot G1 X Mark II camera delivers incredible, professional-level shooting capabilities in a compact camera body making it the ideal second camera for DSLR shooters. In addition, with the introduction of advanced wireless capabilities such as NFC and enhanced low-light shooting and autofocusing, the G1 X Mark II is a well-rounded professional-level camera that allows photographers to get creative."


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