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Updated PowerShot G1 X II Specs
« on: February 10, 2014, 11:12:42 AM »

Below is a list of additional specs for the PowerShot G1 X. It looks like Canon is really trying to create a market for this camera based on the spec sheet.


The new flagship of the PowerShot line is expected this week.


Specifications



  • Lens: 24-150 f/2.8-3.9

  • DIGIC 6

  • 30 AF Points

  • 3fps with AF, 5fps with focus locked

  • Macro Mode: 5cm

  • Wifi

  • NFC

  • Tilt Screen

  • Touch Screen

  • EVF is optional


More to come.


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Updated PowerShot G1 X II Specs
« on: February 10, 2014, 11:12:42 AM »

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Re: Updated PowerShot G1 X II Specs
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2014, 11:23:54 AM »
NFC? Why? I guess so I can "bump" my phone/tablet up to the camera to transfer an image? Seems like something that could be covered by WiFi. Feature creep?

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Re: Updated PowerShot G1 X II Specs
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2014, 11:29:15 AM »
I wonder if Canon thinks this is the American substitute for the EOS M?  It seems like they may classify the M system as Asia only.

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Re: Updated PowerShot G1 X II Specs
« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2014, 11:43:51 AM »
any juicy details about the sensor? more importantly does it have dual pixel AF?

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Re: Updated PowerShot G1 X II Specs
« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2014, 11:49:50 AM »
NFC? Why? I guess so I can "bump" my phone/tablet up to the camera to transfer an image? Seems like something that could be covered by WiFi. Feature creep?

They're clearly targeting the Pro market with this - the NFC would allow you to accept payment from clients on the spot.   :P
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Re: Updated PowerShot G1 X II Specs
« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2014, 11:56:44 AM »
Is the EVF only for the G1X2?

Sounds like an interesting addition to DSLR as well...

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Re: Updated PowerShot G1 X II Specs
« Reply #6 on: February 10, 2014, 12:09:08 PM »
Is the EVF only for the G1X2?

Sounds like an interesting addition to DSLR as well...
Every hotshoe mounted EVF from other manufacturers I'm aware of so far* has used an extra port/connector for the data throughput, usually below the hotshoe. I doubt anything like this could be retrofitted to any existing products without the port/connector.

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« Reply #6 on: February 10, 2014, 12:09:08 PM »

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Re: Updated PowerShot G1 X II Specs
« Reply #7 on: February 10, 2014, 12:34:05 PM »
"It looks like Canon is really trying to create a market for this camera based on the spec sheet."

Unusual levels of sarcasm from CR...   ;)

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Re: Updated PowerShot G1 X II Specs
« Reply #8 on: February 10, 2014, 12:49:13 PM »
Jeez...

Why do I even have my M, I wonder...

Fuji X-E2 here I come.

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Re: Updated PowerShot G1 X II Specs
« Reply #9 on: February 10, 2014, 12:54:12 PM »
NFC? Why? I guess so I can "bump" my phone/tablet up to the camera to transfer an image? Seems like something that could be covered by WiFi. Feature creep?

NFC would be for faster/easier pairing between phone and camera, the data connection itself would still be wifi-based.
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Re: Updated PowerShot G1 X II Specs
« Reply #10 on: February 10, 2014, 12:55:59 PM »
Hi,
    NFC = Near field communication??

    Hmm... If I remember correctly, Canon had a patent sometime ago on communicating the lens with the camera body wirelessly. Hmm... may be Canon are testing out the technology on this model?? May be the camera body will communicate with the lens and EVF wirelessly using NFC?? But NFC communication is quite slow right?? Just wonder??

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Re: Updated PowerShot G1 X II Specs
« Reply #11 on: February 10, 2014, 01:03:16 PM »
One thing I find irritating about lower end cameras is the viewfinder. It is often dark and covers only a small field of view. If an EVF were good enough to replace an optical version and the detector allowed for reasonable image quality in lower light, then this might be an interesting model indeed.

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Re: Updated PowerShot G1 X II Specs
« Reply #12 on: February 10, 2014, 01:05:20 PM »
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It's shaping us much as I expected.

Looks like it may be the one to replace my S95.

Looking forward to Wednesday.

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Re: Updated PowerShot G1 X II Specs
« Reply #13 on: February 10, 2014, 01:13:21 PM »
Hi,
    NFC = Near field communication??

    Hmm... If I remember correctly, Canon had a patent sometime ago on communicating the lens with the camera body wirelessly. Hmm... may be Canon are testing out the technology on this model?? May be the camera body will communicate with the lens and EVF wirelessly using NFC?? But NFC communication is quite slow right?? Just wonder??

    Have a nice day.
NFC is commonly used as a protocol to initiate more capable communication channels such as WiFi. This particular camera is rumoured to have a built in lens, so no reason to replace hardwired connections with wireless. Also, what's the point of removing some of the electronic contacts on a lens mount? You can't remove them all without putting batteries in the lens, so what's the point? And what's the problem with electronic contacts within the mount in the first place?

NFC wouldn't have sufficient throughput for a viewfinder. EVF's in their current guise have many issues which make them inferior to OVF's, and lag is certainly high up that list. Any form of additional delay such as that introduced by even the fastest WiFi connection is a big problem. A physical connector is by far the best method. Besides, who wants to have a camera where is constantly says 'Connecting', and then needs lots of menu options and power cycles before you can finally grab the shot? I thought that was what the Sony QX100 was for  ;)
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Re: Updated PowerShot G1 X II Specs
« Reply #14 on: February 10, 2014, 02:47:26 PM »
What does "30 AF points" mean in the context of a mirrorless camera?

With an SLR, it's how many linear arrays are on the AF sensor (and their corresponding optics, of course), but if it's contrast-detect, you can define the area of detection anywhere, and if it's dual-pixel on-sensor PDAF, you've got millions of "AF points" which can be aggregated in a myriad of different ways.

So I'm back to what does "30 AF points" mean?

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Re: Updated PowerShot G1 X II Specs
« Reply #14 on: February 10, 2014, 02:47:26 PM »