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Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II

alaTest has collected and analyzed 411 reviews of Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviewers really like the size and screen. The portability and usability are also mentioned favorably. Many are negative about the contrast and shutter.

performance, usability, portability, screen, size

viewfinder, battery, shutter, contrast

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 14 user reviews of Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the glare and screen. The size and usability also get good feedback. There are some mixed comments about the battery. Many are negative about the reliability.

portability, usability, size, screen, glare

reliability

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II Camera - Black (12.8 MP, 5x Optical Zoom) 3 inch Touch ScreenCanon PowerShot G1X Mark II Camera - Black (12.8 MP, 5x Optical Zoom) 3 inch Touch Screen

Aug, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 95 user reviews of Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. Comments about the image quality and size are generally positive. The usability and performance also get good opinions. There are some negative reviews about the battery and viewfinder.

portability, performance, usability, size, image quality

shutter, viewfinder, battery

93% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II Digital CameraCanon PowerShot G1X Mark II Digital Camera

Aug, 2018

Expert review by : Paul Nuttall (trustedreviews.com)

Canon PowerShot G1 X Mk II

 

Hands-on: The successor to the G1 X arrives

With an SRP of £749, the G1 X Mk II is going to be up against some stiff competition and as such the pressure for it to be just right is particularly high. We look forward to testing it in the near future and seeing if it lives up to expectations.

Feb, 2014

Expert review by (t3.com)

Canon G1 X Mark II review

 

The Canon G1 X Mark 2 is an updated version of the maker's pro compact camera

Solid aluminium build ; Larger than average sensor ; Tilting touch LCD

Bulkier than rivals ; Quite pricey ; Viewfinder costs extra

Expert review by : Mike Lowe (pocket-lint.com)

Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II review: Touchscreen camera power in your pocket

 

The G9 X Mark II is as much a success as it is a missed opportunity. Compared to the original G9 X model very little has changed. We'd like to see a

Pocketable design ; Decent image quality from 1-inch sensor ; Touschreen controls ; Works well enough in variety of lighting conditions

No tilt-angle screen feels restrictive ; Limited zoom range ; Limited maximum aperture at full zoom ; The G7 X II is a more logical proposition

The G9 X Mark II is as much a success as it is a missed opportunity. Compared to the original G9 X model very little has changed. We’d like to see a bracket-mounted touchscreen, for the shutter button to be in a more sensibly placed, and for autofocus...

Sep, 2017

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II review

 

Another contender for the most powerful point-and-shoot camera in the world

Large sensor ; Fast f/2.0 maximum aperture ; Tilting touchscreen

No viewfinder ; Limited video options

Within its limits, the Mark II offers some of the best stills we’ve seen from a compact – but several small flaws take off a little of the shine

Jun, 2014

Expert review by : Mike Lowe (pocket-lint.com)

Canon PowerShot G1 X MkII review

 

The Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II is the company's highest spec compact camera yet, superseding the original G1 X from 2012. Far from being a straightforward rehash of the earlier large sensor model, the Mark II is a total rework. It's built around a...

DSLR quality images, sturdy build, great new lens, physical lens control rings, autofocus speed and macro focus improvements, considerable customisation

Super expensive, now no viewfinder for the price, autofocus not ample for professional continuous AF, some controls seem fussy, a bit chunky, widest aperture no good for macro wide-angle shots

Faster, leaner, meaner: the Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II represents a considerable overhaul to the series. It's an entirely different beast compared to its predecessor and we salute it for that.

May, 2014

Expert review by : Mike Lowe (pocket-lint.com)

Hands-on: Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II review - Pocket-lint

 

The high-end compact camera market has gone from strength to strength over the last couple of years, and Canon is back with a bang in 2014 with the PowerShot

Feb, 2014

Expert review by : Amy Davies (techradar.com)

Canon G1 X Mark II review

 

Canon seems to have returned to top premium compact form with the updated version of its G1 X camera.

Small size, large sensor ; Touchscreen ; Built-in Wi-Fi

High price ; No viewfinder ; Limited raw functionality

Ratings in depth The premium compact camera market used to be pretty much owned by Canon. The much lauded G series was the ultimate in functionality for those that wanted high image quality but didn't want to lug around a heavy DSLR.

May, 2014

Expert review by : Ben Pitt (expertreviews.co.uk)

Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II

 

The best image quality we've seen from a compact camera, and a well-rounded package too

Jul, 2014

Expert review by : Lori Grunin (cnet.co.uk)

Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II review

 

I'm not sure why Canon dubbed this PowerShot G1 X a "Mark II." It's a completely different camera than its predecessor: a significantly redesigned body, new sensor, and wider-aperture lens. Basically, everything that matters. With the PowerShot G1 X,...

With a couple of exceptions, the Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II is very well designed with a functional shooting layout.

The camera is relatively slow and given the price, the photo quality should be better. Also, the grip isn't big enough to maintain a solid hold.

The Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II has some solid capabilities and a standout lens, but the overall experience just doesn't live up to its price.

Jun, 2014

Expert review by (tipa.com)

Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II

 

Canon PowerShot G series cameras are always highly regarded. The latest, the PowerShot G1 X Mark II, offers 13.1 MP with a multi-aspect 1.5-type sensor, an f/2-3.9 5X zoom (24-120mm equivalent), and numerous custom functions and handling features....

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:STEREO
Built-In Microphone: Yes

Battery

Battery life (CIPA standard):240 / 300
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:NB-12L
Number of Batteries Supported:1
Power source type:Battery
Video recording time:300

Camera

Camera file system:DPOF 1.1, Exif 2.3, RAW
GPS (satellite): Yes
Histogram: Yes
Image processor:DIGIC 6
Languages support:Multi
On Screen Display (OSD) languages:ARA, CHI (SIMPL), CHI (TR), CZE, DAN, DEU, DUT, ENG, ESP, FIN, FRE, GRE, HEB, HUN, IND, ITA, JPN, KOR, NOR, POL, POR, RUM, RUS, SWE, THA, TUR, UKR, VIE
Orientation sensor: Yes
Photo effects:black&white, Neutral, Positive film, Sepia, Skin tones, Vivid
Playback zoom (max):10
Scene modes:Fireworks, Night landscape, Portrait, Self-portrait, Snow, Underwater / Fireworks, Night, Portrait, Snow, Underwater
Self-timer:2,10
Self-timer delay:2,10
Shooting modes:Aperture priority, Auto, Manual, Movie, Program, Shutter priority
White Balance:Auto, Cloudy, Custom modes, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Shade, Tungsten, Underwater

Design

Colour of product:Black
Energy Star certified:N

Display

Display:LCD
Display aspect ratio:3:2
Display diagonal:7.62
Display diagonal (metric):7.5
Display resolution (numeric):1040000
Second display: No
Touch screen: Yes
Touchscreen:No / Yes
Vari-angle LCD display: No

Flash

External flash connector: Yes
Flash exposure compensation: Yes
Flash exposure correction:±2EV (1/3 EV step)
Flash exposure lock: Yes
Flash Modes:Auto, Flash off, Flash on, Manual, Red-eye reduction, Second curtain synchro, Slow synchronization / Auto, Flash off, Flash on, Manual, Red-eye reduction, Slow synchronization
Flash range (tele):0.5 - 3.5
Flash range (wide):0.5 - 6.8
Flash sync-speed:0.00025

Focusing

Auto Focus (AF) assist beam: Yes
Auto Focus (AF) lock: Yes
Auto Focus (AF) points:31
Auto focusing (AF) modes:Continuous Auto Focus, Face detection, Servo Auto Focus, Single Auto Focus, Tracking Auto Focus / Continuous Auto Focus, Servo Auto Focus, Single Auto Focus
Closest focusing distance:0.0500
Focus:TTL
Focus adjustment:Auto/Manual

Lens System

Combined zoom:20
Digital Zoom:4
Extra/Smart zoom:10
Focal length range (f-f):12.5 - 62.5
Lens structure (elements/groups):14/11
Maximum aperture number:3.9
Maximum focal length (35mm film equiv):12
Minimum aperture number:2
Minimum focal length (35mm film equiv):2.4
Number of aspheric elements:3
Optical Zoom:5

Light exposure

Auto Exposure (AE) lock: Yes
ISO sensitivity (max):12800
ISO sensitivity (min):100
Light exposure control:Program AE
Light exposure correction:± 3EV (1/3EV step)
Light exposure modes:Aperture priority AE, Auto, Manual, Shutter priority AE / Auto, Manual
Light metering:Centre-weighted, Evaluative (Multi-pattern), Spot

Memory

Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC, SDXC
Memory slots:1

Networking

Bluetooth: No
Near Field Communication (NFC): Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n

Operational conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 90
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 40

Other features

Built-in Flash: Yes

Packaging Content

AC adapter included: Yes
Batteries included: Yes
Battery charger included: Yes
Bundled software:ImageBrowser EX, CameraWindow, PhotoStitch, Map Utility, Digital Photo Professional
Hand strap: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes

Picture Quality

Camera Type:Compact Camera
Image formats supported:JPG / JPG, RAW
Image Sensor Size:1.5
Image sensor size (W x H):18.7 x 14
Image stabilizer: Yes
Image stabilizer location:Lens
Maximum image resolution:4352 x 2904
Megapixel:12.8 / 13.1
Sensor Type:CMOS
Still image resolution(s):4352 x 2904, 3072 x 2048, 2048 x 1368, 640 x 424, 4160 x 3120, 3072 x 2304, 2048 x 1536, 640 x 480, 4352 x 2248, 3072 x 1728, 1920 x 1080, 640 x 360, 3120 x 3120, 2304 x 2304, 1536 x 1536, 480 x 480, 2496 x 3120, 1840 x 2304, 1232 x 1536, 384 x 480 / 4352 x 2904\n3072 x 2048\n2048 x 1368\n640 x 424\n4160 x 3120\n3072 x 2304\n2048 x 1536\n640 x 480\n4352 x 2248 \n3072 x 1728\n1920 x 1080\n640 x 360\n3120 x 3120\n2304 x 2304\n1536 x 1536\n480 x 480\n2496 x 3120\n1840 x 2304\n1232 x 1536\n384 x 480
Supported aspect ratios:3:2, 4:3
Total MegaPixels:13.1

Ports & interfaces

HDMI: Yes
HDMI connector type:Micro
PictBridge: Yes
USB connector:Mini-USB B
USB connector type:Mini-USB B
USB version:2.0

Shutter

Fastest camera shutter speed:1/4000
Slowest camera shutter speed:60

System requirements

Mac operating systems supported:Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite, Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan, Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks / Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks
Windows operating systems supported: Yes

Technical Details

Image processor:DIGIC 6
Self-timer: Yes

Video

Full HD: Yes
HD type:Full HD
Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080
Motion JPEG frame rate:30
Resolution at capture speed:1280×720@30fps, 1920x1080@30fps, 640x480@30fps / 640x480@30fps, 1280×720@30fps, 1920x1080@30fps
Video formats supported:AVC, MPEG2, MPEG4-ASP / MP4
Video recording: Yes
Video Resolutions:640 x 480,1280 x 720,1920 x 1080

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:6.62 / 7.4
Height :6.62 / 7.4
Weight:558
Width:11.6