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New Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II Announced

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12/02/2014 10:37:00 AM by

Today Canon has announced their 2014 flagship high-end compact camera - the PowerShot G1 X MKII. Compact camera is an under statement for this model as it boasts DSLR like features; a large 1.5 type Canon CMOS Sensor, 12.8 MP images and a fast f/2  aperture just to name a few. 

Pricing is not firm in Australia as yet, but its estimated to be around $899 RRP at this stage. 

Availability is set to be around end of April / early May. 

For all other enquires please call us on 02 8021 3444 or send us an email to sales@camera-warehouse.com.au

 

For more information on the new Canon G1X MK 2, please read the below press release from Canon. 

 

 

 

PowerShot G1X Mark II – key features: 

  •  Large 1.5-type Canon CMOS sensor 
  • 12.8 Megapixel images (3:2) and multi-aspect shootingi 
  • Fast f/2 aperture and a max ISO 12,800 
  • Ultra-wide 24mm, 5x zoom lens 
  • DIGIC 6 processing and Intelligent IS 
  • 31-point AiAF and MF Peaking 
  • Dual Control Rings and touch-screen operation 
  • Wi-Fi with remote shooting and Image Sync 
  • Optional electronic viewfinder 
  • 14-bit RAW

 

Delivering DSLR-like image quality and handling within the compact form and function of the 

highly successful PowerShot G-series, the PowerShot G1X Mark II is the perfect addition to 

any professional kitbag. Engineered using photographer feedback, it introduces new 

capabilities that offer outstanding performance and control, building on Canon’s reputation 

as an industry leader in optics and image quality. 

“The PowerShot G1X Mark II is the best quality compact camera Canon has ever produced,” 

said Brendan Maher, Product Manager – Image Capture, Canon Australia. “With its large 

CMOS sensor, fast f/2 zoom lens and range of connectivity options, the PowerShot G1X 

Mark II delivers DSLR-like performance and versatility from the body of a compact camera.” 

Featuring a completely re-mastered design, with a stainless steel chassis and all aluminium 

metal exterior, the G1X Mark II is compact yet comfortable to handle making it the perfect 

companion for experienced photographers who need a portable, high-performance camera 

that they can trust and seamlessly integrate into their existing workflow. 

 

A smarter sensor for sharper, brighter shots 

The power of the PowerShot G1X Mark II comes from a large 1.5-type Canon CMOS 

sensor. With the surface area of the sensor over twice as large as conventional 1.0 type 

sensors in competitor models, it delivers shallow depth of field comparable to an APS-C size 

DSLR sensor, making it ideal for professional-looking portrait and macro photography. The 

new sensor configuration means that it can adapt and use the full width of the lens image 

circle, whether capturing images in default 3:2 ratio at 12.8 Megapixels or 4:3 ratio at 13.1 

Megapixels, allowing creative composition and easy integration with existing DSLR editing 

processes. 

The sensor’s pixels are 4.5x larger than the most recent PowerShot G16, making them more 

sensitive to light and producing less digital noise for improved shooting in low-light, while the 

larger pixels also enable a wider dynamic range – capturing more detail in bright highlights 

and dark shadows. 

Outstanding optics in a compact body 

A new super-bright f/2.0-3.9 lens harnesses Canon’s heritage of optical expertise to deliver 

the speed, quality and versatility needed by photojournalists or enthusiasts. Though 

compact, the lens maintains a large f/3.9 aperture even when fully zoomed, delivering 

excellent low-light performance and the ability to control depth of field. The 5x optical zoom 

lens with 24-120mm focal range and a 9-blade aperture excels at shooting an incredibly 

diverse portfolio of subjects – from pin-sharp, wide-angle landscapes to close-up portraits 

with smooth background blur. ZoomPlus gives added flexibility by digitally doubling the 

zoom’s reach, while at the opposite end of the scale, the PowerShot G1X Mark II allows 

macro shooting at a distance of as little as 5cm. The PowerShot G1X Mark II also features 

Manual Focus Peaking, perfect for bringing the best out of macro or portrait shooting. 

Accurate and customisable focus and framing 

Designed to deliver expert performance within a compact body, the 

PowerShot G1X Mark II includes a number of developments that give professional-level 

control. The first, an improved AiAF System, now includes 31 AF points compared to the 

PowerShot G1X’s nine. The high density AF points and wide coverage across the frame 

improve the camera’s ability to lock onto subjects accurately when creating images with 

shallow depth of field. 

The PowerShot G1X Mark II is built with fully-customisable Dual Lens Control Rings, making 

it easier and quicker to achieve the desired photographic result. The ergonomically placed 

Step and Continuous Rings deliver reassuring control of parameters in increments, including 

zoom, aperture and shutter speed, while the smooth Continuous Ring provides the additional 

A smarter sensor for sharper, brighter shots 

The power of the PowerShot G1X Mark II comes from a large 1.5-type Canon CMOS 

sensor. With the surface area of the sensor over twice as large as conventional 1.0 type 

sensors in competitor models, it delivers shallow depth of field comparable to an APS-C size 

DSLR sensor, making it ideal for professional-looking portrait and macro photography. The 

new sensor configuration means that it can adapt and use the full width of the lens image 

circle, whether capturing images in default 3:2 ratio at 12.8 Megapixels or 4:3 ratio at 13.1 

Megapixels, allowing creative composition and easy integration with existing DSLR editing 

processes. 

The sensor’s pixels are 4.5x larger than the most recent PowerShot G16, making them more 

sensitive to light and producing less digital noise for improved shooting in low-light, while the 

larger pixels also enable a wider dynamic range – capturing more detail in bright highlights 

and dark shadows. 

 

Outstanding optics in a compact body 

A new super-bright f/2.0-3.9 lens harnesses Canon’s heritage of optical expertise to deliver 

the speed, quality and versatility needed by photojournalists or enthusiasts. Though 

compact, the lens maintains a large f/3.9 aperture even when fully zoomed, delivering 

excellent low-light performance and the ability to control depth of field. The 5x optical zoom 

lens with 24-120mm focal range and a 9-blade aperture excels at shooting an incredibly 

diverse portfolio of subjects – from pin-sharp, wide-angle landscapes to close-up portraits 

with smooth background blur. ZoomPlus gives added flexibility by digitally doubling the 

zoom’s reach, while at the opposite end of the scale, the PowerShot G1X Mark II allows 

macro shooting at a distance of as little as 5cm. The PowerShot G1X Mark II also features 

Manual Focus Peaking, perfect for bringing the best out of macro or portrait shooting. 

Accurate and customisable focus and framing 

Designed to deliver expert performance within a compact body, the 

PowerShot G1X Mark II includes a number of developments that give professional-level 

control. The first, an improved AiAF System, now includes 31 AF points compared to the 

PowerShot G1X’s nine. The high density AF points and wide coverage across the frame 

improve the camera’s ability to lock onto subjects accurately when creating images with 

shallow depth of field. 

 

The PowerShot G1X Mark II is built with fully-customisable Dual Lens Control Rings, making 

it easier and quicker to achieve the desired photographic result. The ergonomically placed 

Step and Continuous Rings deliver reassuring control of parameters in increments, including 

zoom, aperture and shutter speed, while the smooth Continuous Ring provides the additional 


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