Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II Review

Overall Score

65

Main Features

  • 13 MP 1.5 CMOS Sensor
  • 24-120 mm (5x) F2.0-3.9 Zoom Lens
  • 100 - 12800 ISO
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 3" Tilting Screen
  • Electronic (optional) Viewfinder
  • 5 fps continuous shooting
  • 1920 x 1080 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 116 x 74 x 66 mm, 553g.
  • Price Category:
  • Replaced: PowerShot G1 X
  • Replaced by: PowerShot G1 X Mark III

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Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II Overview


First introduced in February, 2014, Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II is a 13 MP Compact with a 1.5 (18.7 x 14 mm) sized CMOS sensor. Canon replaced the older Canon G1 X with PowerShot G1 X Mark II. Follow the link to read our detailed comparison of these models:

Compare Canon G1 X II with Canon G1 X

Canon replaced PowerShot G1 X Mark II with Canon G1 X III. Follow the link to read our detailed comparison of these models:

Compare Canon G1 X II with Canon G1 X III


Canon G1 X II comes with a 18.7 x 14 mm CMOS sensor, which has a diagonal of 23.36 mm (0.91").

- Full Frame
- Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II

Sensor resolution of Canon G1 X II ~ 4173 x 3114 pixels.

Canon G1 X II has Crop Factor: 1.85

The sensor has a surface area of 261.8 mm².

There are approximate 12,994,722 photosites (pixels) on this area.


Proc and Cons of Canon G1 X II


Get to know this camera closer. Let's look at the features and characteristics of this model. Compare Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II with competitors in large sensor compact cameras.

Pros
Built-in Wireless
Optical Image Stabilization
Touch Screen
AF Face Detection
12800 Max Native ISO
5.0 fps Continuous Shooting
Manual Focus
31 Focus Points
24 mm Wide Angle Lens
Selfie Friendly Screen
NFC Connectivity
Tilting Screen
External Flash
RAW Support
1040k dots Screen Resolution
1/4000s Max Shutter Speed
Manual Exposure Mode
3.9 Lens at Tele
1 Cross Focus Points
3 AE Bracketing Range
Cons
No Bluetooth
No Environmental Sealing
Slow Lens at Tele: F3.9
No Articulating Screen
Slow Lens at Wide: F2.0
Low Battery Life: 240 shots
Type Scores

Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II has an Overall Score of 65/100 and ranked #39 out of 802 in Compact cameras, and ranked #243 out of 1222 in all cameras.

Canon G1 X II Scores
Imaging score
48
Features score
70
Value for money score
78
Portability score
83
Overall score
65
Average Scores in Large Sensor Compact
Imaging Score
49
Features Score
59
Value For Money Score
70
Portability Score
85
Overall score
59

Physical Dimensions of Canon G1 X II


Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II weighs 553g and has external dimensions of 116 x 74 x 66mm (4.57 x 2.91 x 2.6"). Considering that the average weight of Large Sensor Compact cameras is 389g, Canon G1 X II is 164 grams more than the average weight of cameras in this category.

Weight Comparison
Large Sensor Compact Cameras


Canon G1 X II
553g
Average weight
389g
Min weight
206g
Max weight
1040g

Thickness Comparison
Large Sensor Compact Cameras


Canon G1 X II
66mm
Average Thickness
54mm
Min Thickness
31mm
Max Thickness
122mm

Here is the front and top view image of Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II with the dimensions:

Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II

Size Compared to Major Competitors


Model Weight PowerShot G1 X Mark II Dimensions PowerShot G1 X Mark II
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 Panasonic LX100 393 g 553 g 115 x 66 x 55 mm 116 x 74 x 66 mm
Canon PowerShot G7 X Canon G7 X 304 g 553 g 103 x 60 x 40 mm 116 x 74 x 66 mm
Canon PowerShot G5 X Canon G5 X 353 g 553 g 112 x 76 x 44 mm 116 x 74 x 66 mm
Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II Canon G7 X MII 319 g 553 g 106 x 61 x 42 mm 116 x 74 x 66 mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III Sony RX100 III 290 g 553 g 102 x 58 x 41 mm 116 x 74 x 66 mm
Canon PowerShot G1 X Canon G1 X 534 g 553 g 117 x 81 x 65 mm 116 x 74 x 66 mm
Canon PowerShot G16 Canon G16 356 g 553 g 109 x 76 x 40 mm 116 x 74 x 66 mm
Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III Canon G1 X III 399 g 553 g 115 x 78 x 51 mm 116 x 74 x 66 mm

Specifications of Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II


General
Brand Canon
Model PowerShot G1 X Mark II
Announced February, 2014
Body Type Large sensor compact
Lens
Lens Mount fixed lens
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier
Number of Lenses 0
Macro Focus Range 5
Screen
Screen Size 3"
Screen Type Tilting
Screen Resolution 1040k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Electronic (optional)
Viewfinder Resolution no electronic viewfinder
Viewfinder Coverage n/a%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.0
Autofocus
AF Touch
AF Continuous
AF Single
AF Tracking
AF Selective
AF Center
AF Multi Area
AF Live View
AF Face Detection
AF Contrast Detection
AF Phase Detection
Number of Focus Points 31
Number of Cross Focus Points 1
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/60 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/4000 sec
Continuous Shooting 5.0 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range 6.80
Flash Modes Auto, On, Slow Synchro, Off
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±3 EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size 1.5
Sensor Type CMOS
Sensor Dimensions 18.7 x 14 mm
Sensor Area 261.8 mm²
Sensor Resolution 13 MP
Max Image Resolution 4160 x 3120
Max Native ISO 12800
Min Native ISO 100
Max Boosted ISO 0
Min Boosted ISO 0
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution 1920 x 1080
Video Formats MPEG-4, H.264
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS None
Wireless Connectivity Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 240 shots
Battery Type Battery Pack
Battery Model NB-12L
Physical
Weight 553 g
Physical Dimensions 116 x 74 x 66 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type SD/SDHC/SDXC
Storage Slots 1
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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