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.


  • 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.

Warranty Terms – Parts1 year limited
Warranty Terms – Labor1 year limited
Height2.9 inches
Width4.6 inches
Depth2.6 inches
Weight1.2 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 ResolutionUp to 4160 x 3120The 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 Zoom5xThis 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 Zoom4xThis 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 FeaturesWide-angle lens with dual control rings and 9-blade aperture
Lens Focal Length(s)35mm equivalent 24 – 120mmThe 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 Size3″Size of the LCD screen, in inches, measured diagonally from corner to corner.
LCD Screen FeaturesCapacitive touch-panel LCD with tilting design
ViewfinderLCD onlyProvides 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 StabilizationYes, opticalDigitally compensates for camcorder shake so videos appear steady.
Face DetectionYes
Burst ModeYesAlso 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 ModeNo
Image StitchingNo
Internal MemoryNoneMemory that is built into a digital camera for storing images.
Compatible Memory FormatsSecure 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 Speeds1 – 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 Rangef/2 – f/3.9The 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 BalanceAuto, daylight, shade, cloudy, tungsten, fluorescent, fluorescent H, flash, underwater, customSettings 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 Range1.6′ – 22′ (wide); 4.6′ – 11′ (telephoto)Distance over which a flash will adequately light a subject.
Flash ModesAuto, on, slow synchro, offFlash 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 Range2″ – infinity (wide), 1.3′ – infinity (telephoto); Macro: 2″ – 1.6′ (wide)Distance over which the camera is capable of focusing on the subject.
Movie ModeYesCaptures short, low-resolution video clips, sometimes with sound.
ISO EquivalentAuto, 100 – 12,800Measurement 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 DockNot included
File FormatsJPEG, RAW, MP4, DPOF
Image Storage CapacityVariesNumber 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 TypeCMOSType 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 Size1.5″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.
Color CategoryBlack
HD Movie ModeYes
Smile ModeYes
Low-Light/High SensitivityYes
WiFi enabledYes

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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