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Video Review: Canon PowerShot G1 X II

Kai from DigitalRev has completed his review of the Canon PowerShot G1 X II. This is Canon’s top end compact camera for photo enthusiasts.

The review is fairly positive, although a few quirks are pointed out. Some of the button placements are odd and the camera isn’t all that “compact”. The video performance leaves a lot to be desired and it’s not the most attractive camera.

However, the image quality is very good, the autofocus performs very well and it has all the features you could ever want in a serious PowerShot camera.

Canon PowerShot G1 X II: B&H Photo | Amazon

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Hong Kong Teaser Announcement

Hong Kong Teaser Announcement

What was the teaser from the other day on the Canon Hong Kong Facebook page for? They announced the PowerShot G1 X II, which was already announced every place else a long while ago. Yet again, a regional announcement is of little interest.

Canon PowerShot G1 X II: B&H Photo (In Stock) | Amazon  (In Stock)

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Canon Wins Some TIPA 2014 Awards

Canon Wins Some TIPA 2014 Awards

Canon has won some 2014 TIPA awards.

About the TIPA Awards
The TIPA Awards are renowned as the most influential photo and imaging product awards in markets around the world. All products and their advertising media bearing the TIPA Awards logo indicate that these have passed evaluations by TIPA’s technical committee and magazine editors. A TIPA Awards endorsement is the highest accolade for any photo and imaging product.

Canon won the following awards

Source: [TIPA]

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Manual for PowerShot G1 X II is Available

Manual for PowerShot G1 X II is Available

Canon has posted the manual for the upcoming PowerShot G1 X II.

Download the manual | Canon PowerShot G1 X II

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Canon PowerShot G1 X II Technical Report

Canon PowerShot G1 X II Technical Report

The Canon Camera Museum has posted the technical report on the soon-to-be-released Canon PowerShot G1X II.

By all accounts, this looks to be a big upgrade from the G1 X. I’m looking forward to seeing real world results.

Technical Report Index

Read the full report | PowerShot G1 X II Preorder: B&H Photo | Amazon

via [TDP]

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Canon PowerShot G1 X II Coming May 9, 2014

Canon PowerShot G1 X II Coming May 9, 2014

Amazon.com is saying the Canon PowerShot G1 X II will start shipping on May 9, 2014. This is slightly after the original “end of April” information given at the time of launch.

Canon PowerShot G1 X II via Amazon

Image credit: reviewed.com

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Canon PowerShot G1 X II Thoughts from CP+

Canon PowerShot G1 X II Thoughts from CP+

Reviewed.com has their camera staff at CP+ in Tokyo and have taken some time to write a pretty extensive preview of the Canon PowerShot G1 X II. On the surface, they appear very positive about the camera. Keep in mind, these thoughts are without actual real world image samples and usability tests.

Some thoughts from reviewed.com
“The retooled Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II is a clear shot at the Sony Cyber-shot RX100 II—a camera that currently enjoys an undisputed reign atop the pocket cam hierarchy. And in some key specs, the Canon is a superior offering. Its lens is both brighter and has more reach, and the sensor’s a lot bigger, too. All of that ought to translate to higher image quality, especially in low light.”

Read the full article | Canon PowerShot G1 X II at B&H Photo

image credit: reviewed.com

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Canon PowerShot G1 X II Final Specifications

Canon PowerShot G1 X II Final Specifications

Below are the final specifications for the Canon PowerShot G1 X II compact camera. This camera is replacing the Canon PowerShot G1 X that is a few years old.

Specifications

  • 13.1 mp in 4:3 format
  • 12.8 mp in 3:2 format
  • 1.5″ CMOS Sensor
  • 3fps with AF, 5fps with focus locked
  • 24-120mm f/2-3.9
  • DIGIC 6
  • 3″ tilting touch LCD
  • Two Control Rings
  • Wifi
  • NFC
  • Creative shot
  • Multi-scene IS
  • Optional Grip
  • Optional EVF
  • Price: $799 USD

More specs and features after the break.

Specs: Details: Description:
Warranty Terms – Parts 1 year limited
Warranty Terms – Labor 1 year limited
Height 2.9 inches
Width 4.6 inches
Depth 2.6 inches
Weight 1.2 pounds
Megapixels (Effective) 12.8 (3:2 aspect ratio), 13.1 (4:3 aspect ratio) A camera’s image sensor resolution measured in millions of tiny dots (pixels). Effective megapixels — the number of megapixels actually used to capture the image — is typically slightly lower than the number of total available megapixels.
Megapixels (Total) 15.0
Image Resolution Up to 4160 x 3120 The clarity of a digital image, determined by multiplying the number of pixels wide by the number of pixels high (e.g., 640 x 480).
Optical Zoom 5x This is your lens’ true zoom capability. The lens does the work by reducing or enlarging the field of view. The greater the optical zoom, the closer you can get to the subject you are shooting.
Digital Zoom 4x This is not true zoom, it is merely simulating zoom by enlarging the existing image’s pixels by cropping. The actual length of the lens does not change. Digital zooming results in reduced image quality, and should generally be avoided or turned off on your camera altogether. Optical zoom is recommended to ensure crisp, detailed photos.
Lens Features Wide-angle lens with dual control rings and 9-blade aperture
Lens Focal Length(s) 35mm equivalent 24 – 120mm The distance (in millimeters) from a camera’s image sensor to its lens, usually given in terms of the 35mm (film camera) equivalent. Cameras with optical zoom have a range of focal lengths, while cameras without optical zoom have a fixed focal length.
LCD Screen Size 3″ Size of the LCD screen, in inches, measured diagonally from corner to corner.
LCD Screen Features Capacitive touch-panel LCD with tilting design
Viewfinder LCD only Provides the photographer with an approximation of what the lens is seeing. In addition to a conventional optical viewfinder, most digital cameras also provide a color LCD panel.
Image Stabilization Yes, optical Digitally compensates for camcorder shake so videos appear steady.
Face Detection Yes
Burst Mode Yes Also referred to as continuous shooting, burst mode captures multiple shots in rapid succession with a single click of the shutter. This is a useful feature when shooting subjects in motion.
Panorama Mode No
Image Stitching No
Internal Memory None Memory that is built into a digital camera for storing images.
Compatible Memory Formats Secure Digital (SD)|Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC)|Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC) Number of images that can be stored on a digital camera’s built-in memory and/or included removable memory cards. This number varies depending on the resolution of each image. The higher the resolution of the image, the more storage space it takes up.
Shutter Speeds 1 – 1/4000 sec.; 15 – 1/4000 sec. (in Tv mode); 60 – 1/4000 sec. (in M mode) The rate (typically measured in fractions of a second) at which a camera shutter opens and closes to capture an image. Slow shutter speeds are used for low-light conditions, while faster speeds are best for action shots.
Aperture Range f/2 – f/3.9 The range, expressed in f-stop numbers, from a camera’s largest lens opening setting to its smallest. The greater this range, the more manual control and creative license available to the photographer in regard to light and focus.
White Balance Auto, daylight, shade, cloudy, tungsten, fluorescent, fluorescent H, flash, underwater, custom Settings that assess and compensate for color conditions in any given lighting to ensure true-to-life color. Most digital cameras feature automatic white balance settings as well as the option to manually override such settings.
Flash Range 1.6′ – 22′ (wide); 4.6′ – 11′ (telephoto) Distance over which a flash will adequately light a subject.
Flash Modes Auto, on, slow synchro, off Flash settings. Common modes include Auto (camera decides when the flash is needed), Red-Eye Reduction (minimizes eye reflections) and Fill (reduces deep shadows in bright sunlight).
Focus Range 2″ – infinity (wide), 1.3′ – infinity (telephoto); Macro: 2″ – 1.6′ (wide) Distance over which the camera is capable of focusing on the subject.
Movie Mode Yes Captures short, low-resolution video clips, sometimes with sound.
ISO Equivalent Auto, 100 – 12,800 Measurement of a digital camera’s light sensitivity, which is equivalent to a conventional camera’s film speed. The higher the ISO, the clearer the image in low-light conditions.
Camera Dock Not included
File Formats JPEG, RAW, MP4, DPOF
Image Storage Capacity Varies Number of images that can be stored on a digital camera’s built-in memory and/or included removable memory cards. This number varies depending on the resolution of each image. The higher the resolution of the image, the more storage space it takes up.
Imaging Sensor Type CMOS Type of element used to convert light into a digital image. The most common types are CCD (charge-coupled device) and CMOS (complementary metal-oxide semiconductor).
Imaging Sensor Size 1.5″ Size of the CCD or CMOS image sensor, usually measured in fractions of an inch (e.g., 1/1.8″ or 2/3″). In general, the larger the sensor, the better the picture quality.
Touchscreen Yes
Color Category Black
HD Movie Mode Yes
Smile Mode Yes
Shockproof No
Waterproof No
Coldproof No
Low-Light/High Sensitivity Yes
WiFi enabled Yes
UPC 013803240047

Product Features

12.8-megapixel, 1.5″ CMOS sensor
Captures high-resolution images up to 4160 x 3120 pixels at 3:2 aspect ratio (13.1 effective megapixels at 4:3 aspect ratio).

5x optical/4x digital/20x total zoom
Through a wide-angle lens for precise zooming and accuracy. The lens features dual control rings for customized functions similar to SLR lenses and a 9-blade aperture for beautiful, blurred backgrounds.

3″ capacitive touch-panel LCD
Makes it easy to navigate features and displays images in crisp, bright detail. The tilting design lets you achieve an ideal view of the screen from multiple angles.

High-definition movie mode
Enables one-touch recording of stunning videos in 1080p resolution via the dedicated movie button.

DIGIC 6 image processor
Combines with the CMOS sensor to create the Canon HS SYSTEM, which optimizes low-light performance.

Optical image stabilizer
Reduces image blur caused by camera shake and vibration. ISO up to 12,800 ensures images are clearly captured, even in dimly lit environments.

Scene modes
Include creative shot, portrait, star, handheld night scene, snow, fireworks, nostalgic, fish-eye effect, background defocus, super vivid and more, so you can add a variety of artistic, complementary effects to your shots.

Burst mode
Allows you to capture dynamic, fast-motion events at up to 5.2 fps. Face detection isolates subjects in-frame and optimizes conditions, letting you take high-quality pictures of friends and family members.

White balance modes
Include auto, daylight, shade, cloudy, tungsten, fluorescent, fluorescent H, flash, underwater and custom, helping you achieve natural tones in a wide range of lighting conditions.

Built-in flash
With auto, on, slow synchro and off modes provides efficient illumination, so you can capture clear, properly lit images.

High-speed autofocus
Improves focusing speed, letting you quickly hone in on subjects from as close as 2″.

Built-in Wi-Fi
Enables the wireless transfer of photos and videos to compatible mobile devices, select social networking sites and Wi-Fi-enabled computers and lets you remotely operate the camera using an enabled cell phone or tablet.

Built-in NFC (near-field communication)
Allows you to pair the camera and your compatible Android device with just 1 touch.

Multicard slot
Supports Secure Digital, Secure Digital High Capacity and SDXC memory cards (not included), so you can store plenty of photos and videos.

Source: [DCI]

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Updated PowerShot G1 X II Specs

Updated PowerShot G1 X II Specs

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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