If you're looking for a new camera as a companion or alternative to digital SLR camera, then the Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II is a serious piece of kit that aligns Canon with some of the competition that's out there, you can even call the successor of the PowerShot G1 X as a mini DSLR camera. You can operate the Canon G1 X Mark II is like a DSLR camera because you can maximize PASM; the Smart Auto button; Scene, and Movie. Canon G1 Mark II has new lens with Dual Control Rings provides customized functions with operation similar to SLR lenses and allows full-time manual focus.
The Canon G1 X Mark II has a 13.1-megapixel (12.8MP in 3:2 ratio) sensor, features Canon’s latest DIGIC 6 processor that, according to Canon, is 2.6x faster than the previous DIGIC 5 version; Focusing speeds were noticeably faster than the G1 X. This new camera also equipped with NFC connectivity as well as Wi-Fi. The G1 X Mark II has made a lot of sensible improvements over its predecessor. The Canon PowerShot G1 x Mk II also features a bright f/2.0-3.9 lens that delivers excellent low light performance.
|Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II with buil-in pop flash. Image: imaging-resource.com|
You can enjoy a 1-million dot 3-inch LCD screen mounted on a tilt-angle bracket. The G1 X MkII's screen can flip all the way up to face forward for selfies and its touch-sensitive panel adds yet another additional feature compared to the original.
The G1 X Mark II also has a new lens, and more exciting, starting at a very bright f/2.0 wide angle, and only falling to f/3.9 at the telephoto position, despite offering more zoom range. And there's also a new nine-bladed aperture, up from six blades in the Canon GX 1, a change that should yield more attractive bokeh.
You can also maximize your imagination to create a variety of creative photo because on Canon G1 X The Mark II, there are a couple of new options on the mode dial provides a choice of Auto, Retro, Monochrome, Special, and Natural categories. If you want to make a movie or a video clip, then the G1 X Mark II is Able to record 1920x1080 30p Full HD movies with stereo sound, utilising the optical zoom if the user desires. Your pictures can be saved with a choice of JPEG; Raw; Raw + JPEG.
The Canon G1 X Mark II also has been equipped with NFC (Near-Field Communications) technology, and built-in Wi-Fi that letting you pair the camera to your smartphone or tablet. The buil-in Wi-Fi enabled computer to transfer images, so you can post your images to social networking and media sites such as Twitter, YouTube, Facebook, Flickr and now Google Drive through CANON iMAGE GATEWAY directly from your PowerShot camera, or save them to the online photo album.
You can also remotely control the camera from certain Android and iOS devices, Including zoom, shutter, and self-timer features. You can also connect directly to both iOS and Android devices, and upload images via the free Canon CameraWindow app without a computer.
Canon G1 X Mark II major features:
Canon 1.5-inch, 12.8 Megapixel High-Sensitivity CMOS sensor
5x Optical Zoom plus a new f/2.0 – f/3.9, 24mm Wide-Angle lens
Capture stunning 1080p Full HD video with a dedicated movie button
Bright, capacitive 3.0-inch tilt-type touch panel LCD
Optical Image Stabilizer
Built-in NFC (Near Field Communication)
A 9-blade aperture
High Speed AF
Burst rate up to 5.2fps with less and the removal of buffer time.
14-bit RAW + JPEG
Optional Electronic Viewfinder, custom grip available.
If you're want to capture a view of the night, then by placing a tripod on the G1 X Mark II, then you can use features such as: Star Trails, Star Nightscapes, Star Time-Lapse Movies and Star Portrait. The new Star Portrait mode, the which consecutively takes two shots of the subject plus one of the night sky and then merges them into a single image, enables beautiful portraits with a starry background. By doing so you can create a variety of beautiful pictures and creative as a professional photographers.
Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II is an advanced compact camera. The GX1 Mark has Small size, large sensor, Optical Image Stabilizer, and touchscreen LCD. The camera body strengthened with a steel chassis and aluminum metal exterior, along with a large ergonomic grip for a professional feel, which also makes you feel comfortable when holding and using it. You also get the full suite of creative shooting modes, manual controls and a 14-bit RAW+JPEG capture, which is nice in a small camera. The closest competitor of this camera is the Fuji X100S, Sony RX100 and RX100.
If you are patient enough, then the Canon G1 X Mark II, available in April 2014. Hopefully the price of this camera is not too expensive, so you can use a high-end compact camera with more enthusiasm.