Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II features a new type of 1.5-Inch CMOS Sensor, Wi-Fi and NFC
Canon today unveiled its new flagship PowerShot G1 X Mark II, a digital camera designed to meet the evolving needs of today’s professional and advanced amateur photographers. Featuring a newly-developed f/2.0 – f/3.9, 5x optical zoom lens (equivalent 24-120mm zoom range) with Dual Control Rings, PowerShot G1 X Mark II provides customized zooming and focus-functionality similar to a DSLR camera.
The Dual Control Rings include a Step Ring to adjust various customizable settings and a Continuous Ring to make focusing adjustments during manual focus, as well as additional customizable settings for manual shooting. The new lens also features a nine-blade aperture to provide beautiful, blurred backgrounds even at full-zoom range.
Boasting a sensor that is 4.5x larger than a 1/1.7″ sensor found in professional level point-and-shoot cameras, the PowerShot G1 X Mark II camera can produce high-quality images with a wide dynamic range. It features a new type of 1.5-inch, 12.8 megapixel High-Sensitivity CMOS sensor, made by Canon, allowing for optimum performance with an ISO range of 100-12800. This sensor, combined with the DIGIC 6 Image Processor, comprises the Canon HS SYSTEM resulting in faster autofocusing speeds over the PowerShot G1 X camera, allowing photographers to capture detailed, vivid images even in low-light conditions. If the photographer wants to switch to a 4:3 ratio, it can be done without impacting the field of view.
The new PowerShot G1 X Mark II camera uses 31 Auto Focus (AF) points, compared to the PowerShot G1 X camera that uses nine AF points, resulting in improved autofocus capabilities allowing the user to easily compose the image and focus on a specific subject in the frame. Utilizing the bright, capacitive touch, three-inch tilt LCD on the PowerShot G1 X Mark II camera helps provide flexibility in shooting by tilting 180 degrees up and 45 degrees down.
The PowerShot G1 X Mark II camera is also compatible with Canon’s new optional electronic viewfinder that mounts to the hot shoe. A new optional grip will also be available for the PowerShot G1 X Mark II camera.
The PowerShot G1 X Mark II camera is equipped with built-in Wi-Fi .The PowerShot G1 X Mark II camera introduces Near Field Communication (NFC) – a first for Canon’s G-series cameras. The camera’s dedicated movie button allows photographers to capture 1080p Full HD video with ease. The PowerShot G1 X Mark II camera has a full range of shooting and recording modes, including 14-bit RAW + JPEG, for outstanding creative control. The PowerShot G1 X Mark II digital camera will be available starting in April for a retail price of $799.99.